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GYP is an initiative of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce that exists to champion young professionals. We envision GYP to be the leading advocate and innovative resource for young professionals to connect, grow, and make an impact.

We champion young professionals by offering a myriad of different programs and events to help young professionals get connected and develop their personal and professional skillsets. We value connection, growth, impact, and belonging. These values are mirrored in our programs and events.

Getting involved with GYP is as simple as attending an event! If you are between the ages of 21-35 and you live and/or work in Gwinnett County, then you are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming events!

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GYP Advisory Board Retreat

During GYP's Advisory Board Retreat at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, the board had a time of programmatic strategizing and professional development, as well as time to connect and build deeper friendships with fellow board members.

Morning Mixer @ Chibo Coffee

This month's Morning Mixer was for our Southwest Gwinnettians! Chibo Coffee is the first Ethiopian coffee shop in Gwinnett! Young professionals enjoyed this brand new coffee shop while growing professional circles.

Journey Workshop #1 at GJAC

During the first Journey workshop, Dr. Tom Epperson of InnerWill led Journeyers through a discussion that highlighted the importance of fostering self-awareness and helped journeyers understand the five practices of values based leadership, the cornerstone of...

Journey Kickoff

What an energizing start to this year's Journey Leadership Institute! Dr. Tom Epperson of InnerWill walked our Journey Class of 2024 through a meet & greet to get to know fellow participants and explore the leadership beliefs underpinning GYP, as well as review...

Hack Your Potential With AI

Is AI likely to replace your job in the near future? We had a great time learning what’s on the horizon for AI tech, and how to best leverage our knowledge and skills in light of the new AI tools at our fingertips. We heared from experienced tech professional and...

Morning Mixer @ Rainbow Village

This month’s Morning Mixer was hosted by Rainbow Village. Rainbow Village’s missions is to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness. Their programs serve the residents by focusing on Family Stability, Well-being, Financial Management, Education &...

Morning Mixer @ White Windmill

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Morning Mixer today at White Windmill in Duluth. Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to network and connect with other young professionals in Gwinnett!  

Metro-Atlanta YP Mixer

At this one-of-a-kind event, young professionals from all over Metro Atlanta gathered to enjoy the night and expand their networks at Gas South District. GYP gathered 10 different young professional groups and bilateral chambers of commerce to bring an incredibly...

Morning Mixer @ Northside Nutrition

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Morning Mixer today at Northside Nutrition in Lawrenceville. Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to network and connect with other young professionals in Gwinnett!  

Journey Alumni Social: Paint & Sip

Alumni of our Journey Leadership Institute enjoyed a social Paint & Sip while reuniting with old Journey friends and networking with new alumni! This exclusive networking experience was held at the Hudgens Center for Arts & Learning and included an opportunity...

Journey Milestone Celebration 2023

Congratulations to our Journey Leadership Institute graduating class of 2023! We are so proud of the dedication these Journeyers have shown toward becoming the best leaders they can be! We can't wait to see the impact each of you make in our community. What is...

Off the Clock @ TopGolf

We had a blast connecting with everyone at our Off the Clock @ TopGolf! Thanks for bringing the energy and making it a night to remember.

Morning Mixer – Tchin Tchin Coffee

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Morning Mixer today at Tchin Tchin Coffee in Buford. Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to network and connect with other young professionals in Gwinnett!

Continuing the Conversation with Emerging Entrepreneurs

We had a great time hearing from previous winners of the Emerging Entrepreneurs award, as they shared their tips & tricks to take us from Side Hustle to Start-Up to Seasoned Business Owner! Held over lunch, this event featured a panel discussion and Q&A with...

Journey Leadership Institute – March Workshop

During this workshop led by Essy Lucas – Sr. Principal Operations Lead at Chick-fil-A Support Center, and consultant at SKY WHEEL Consulting – Journeyers will investigate how to see and shape their future. Essy will lead Journeyers in exploring concepts found in...

Read Across America Week

In honor of Read Across America week, young professionals visited various elementary schools in Gwinnett, and read children's books to elementary classrooms.

Morning Mixer @ Break Coffee Roasters

Young professionals enjoyed breakfast and networking at downtown Duluth's newest coffee shop, Break Coffee Roasters.

Off The Clock @ Gwen Tajz Wine Bar

Our young professional ladies enjoyed wine and charcuterie while expanding their network and deepening relationships.

Journey Leadership Institute- February Workshop

During this workshop led by Charbel Aoun -- Founding Executive Director of the Georgia First Generation Foundation – Journeyers will investigate the five components of ineffective teams and how to overcome these challenges. Utilizing interactive exercises, journeyers...

Morning Mixer @ 45 South Cafe

Young Professionals enjoyed coffee and bagels while expanding their network and deepening relationships.

Morning Mixer @ 45 South Cafe

At this month's Morning Mixer, Young professionals met in the heart of downtown Norcross to expand their network while enjoying coffee and great company.

GYP Holiday Happy Hour

Young professionals celebrated the Holidays during this festive networking event with drinks, philanthropy, and a bit of friendly competition! Some YPs went all-in during our Tacky Holiday Sweater contest, as well as our Forbidden Words game, and they were rewarded...

Morning Mixer @ Peachy Corners Cafe

During this networking event, young professionals enjoyed boba tea and coffee, as they connected with others. We also had two winners of our raffle for a $25 gift card to Peachy Corners Cafe.

GYP Impact – Love Your City with Boy With a Ball

During this GYP volunteer event, young professionals invested in the Norcross community by helping tutor local youth. Some young professionals participated in community "walkthroughs" where the nonprofit builds relationships with families to hear about the needs they...

Journey Leadership Institute – November Workshop

This workshop, led by Nina Johnson with NMJ helped journeyers understand how to adapt to, control, and implement change. Click here to learn more about the Journey Leadership Institute.

GYP Business Insider presented by Gwinnett Community Outreach

We spent the day after Election Day at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center! With an inside scoop presentation, tour of the courts, and lunch with some of Gwinnett County's representatives and leaders, attendees left inspired with great resources and...

Journey Leadership Institute – October Workshop

During this Journey workshop, led by AID Consulting, journeyers were led through a series of discussions and activities that enabled them to explore the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a new way. Photographed by Olivia Thompson with Liv In the Moment...

Morning Mixer at White Windmill

YPs gathered at White Windmill for spectacular pastries, coffee, and networking!

Off The Clock at Eagle Rock Distributing Company

Young Professionals connected with new and old friends, as they enjoyed live music by Cat Carter, authentic tacos by Tacos El Kohuich, and great drinks provided by Eagle Rock Distributing Company.

Morning Mixer at Beans & Butter Coffeehouse

Attendees enjoyed fresh, in-house pastries with their coffee as they expanded their network at Beans & Butter Coffeehouse. We love supporting family-owned businesses and introducing people to new coffee shops around Gwinnett! [gallery link="file" size="medium"...

Fall Journey Alumni Social

At the Fall Journey Alumni Social, journeyers gathered together at Cosmo's Pizza + Social for drinks, apps, pizza, and trivia! To learn more about the Journey Alumni Program, click here

Off the Clock @ Cloudland Vineyards & Winery

Impactful connections were made and delicious local wine was shared at our Off the Clock at Cloudland Vineyards & Winery. Along with their wine and lively conversation, YPs enjoyed live music by Sarah Mootz, Chuy's Taco truck, and an exquisite charcuterie board....

Journey Leadership Institute – September Workshop

Journey participants met at Suwanee City Hall for our workshop led by Long Table CEO & Founder - Linnea Miller. Journeyers were equipped with a Leadership Toolkit comprised of various tools to help manage difficult conversations and sustain effective communication...

Morning Mixer @ 101 Bagel Cafe

We always love seeing old and new faces at our networking events! Thankful to 101 Bagel for always being such a wonderful host. Their colorful bagels and never-watered-down iced coffee has no competition![gallery size="medium" link="file" columns="2"...

Journey Leadership Institute Kickoff

Introducing our 2023 Cohort for the Journey Leadership Institute! We had a wonderful time celebrating the start of this momentous year!

Journey Leadership Institute- August Workshop

Our first workshop of the Journey Leadership Institute was facilitated by Britten Parker with InnerWill Leadership Institute. In this workshop, Journeyers learned tangible skills in Emotional Intelligence and Values-Based Leadership.

Leadership Lab ft. Kam Phillips

During this Leadership Lab, we gathered at Anderby Brewing to hear from facilitator and coach, Kam Phillips, as he shared about the importance of mental, emotional, and financial health and the unique relationship that they share. [gallery size="medium" link="file"...

Off The Clock: Metro-Atlanta YP Mixer @ Gas South District

We gathered with young professionals from across Metro-Atlanta for this exclusive Off The Clock event at Gas South District! [gallery size="medium" link="file"...

Business Insider Presented by Gwinnett Community Outreach 

During this exclusive Business Insider, young professionals got a glimpse into one of Gwinnett Community Outreach’s most impactful community engagement programs, Gwinnett 101 Citizen’s Academy! The Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy is a 12-week program offered twice each...

Morning Mixer @ 45 South Café

Held monthly, these morning networking events give young professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, questions, and leads over coffee and breakfast.

Continuing the Conversation with GYP @ Curiosity Lab

Following the Gwinnett Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit, young professionals were invited to continue the conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion with GYP at Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners. This event featured a panel of seasoned...

Morning Mixer @ Cafe Rothem

Held monthly, these morning networking events give young professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, questions, and leads over coffee and breakfast.

Off The Clock @ Coolray Field

During this Off The Clock event, young professionals were invited to join us for an exclusive evening of networking at Coolray Field followed by a Gwinnett Stripers baseball game! GYP had the Slow Pour Taproom reserved from 5:30pm-6:30pm for an exclusive power hour of...

Morning Mixer @ TPC Sugarloaf

Held monthly, these morning networking events give young professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, questions, and leads over coffee and breakfast.

Spring Journey Alumni Social @ Eagle Rock Distributing Company

Members of the Journey Alumni Program were invited to join us at Eagle Rock Distributing Company for dinner, drinks, games, and networking! To learn more about the Journey Alumni Program, click here.

Journey Milestone Celebration

During this Journey Milestone Celebration, we celebrated our Journey Class of 2022 at the Gwinnett Chamber with a final workshop led by InnerWill President, Dr. Tom Epperson. Afterwards, we went to The 1818 Club for drinks, appetizers, and an awards ceremony. To learn...

Morning Mixer @ 101 Bagel

Held monthly, these morning networking events give young professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, questions, and leads over coffee and breakfast.

GYP Impact | Junior Achievement of Georgia

During this event, we volunteered at Junior Achievement’s Discovery Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Every year more than 25,000 middle school students from Gwinnett County Public Schools have the opportunity to take part in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. Located on...

Revamp Your Resume @ Atlanta Tech Park

During this workshop, young professionals learned tips and tricks for taking their resumes to the next level!

Off The Clock @ Topgolf

During this evening networking event, young professionals made new friends and new connections while trying to master their golf game!

Journey Leadership Institute | February Workshop

This workshop was led by CEO of Pivot Consulting Group and Gallup Certified Consultant, Dr. Margaret Alabi. Through this workshop, journeyers learned the impact of their strengths and how to have strengths-based conversations.

Morning Mixer @ Reyna’s Espresso & Sweets

During this event, young professionals connected over coffee in Lawrenceville.

GYP Gathers @ Fred Astaire Dance Studio

During this GYP Gathers event, young professionals learned the basics to some of the most popular ballroom dances!

Morning Mixer @ 101 Bagel Cafe

During this morning networking event, young professionals connected at 101 Bagel Cafe in Duluth for iced coffee and bagels.

Holiday Happy Hour @ Slow Pour Brewing

GYP's annual Holiday Happy Hour is a holiday themed networking event designed for young professionals to come make new connections while celebrating the holidays with fun drinks, appetizers, and games! Additionally, this year, we used the event to raise awareness for...

Journey Leadership Institute | Workshop 4 | Authenticity

During this workshop, led by Dr. Brittany Adams-Pope, a public service assistant at UGA’s Fanning Leadership Institute, journeyers learned how to show up in their communities and organizations as their true selves and connect with others authentically.

GYP Insider @ Jackson EMC

During this Business Insider event, young professionals had the opportunity to hear from Jackson EMC's District Manager, Randy Dellinger, as he shared how Jackson EMC serves our local communities and how businesses can thrive with a culture of service and giving back....

GYP Impact at Junior Achievement’s Discovery Center

During this event, we volunteered at Junior Achievement's Discovery Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Every year more than 25,000 middle school students from Gwinnett County Public Schools have the opportunity to take part in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. Located on...

GYP Impact @ Winn Holt Elementary

Young professionals had the opportunity to read to elementary school children at Winn Holt Elementary during their Read For The Record event.

Journey Leadership Institute | Workshop 2 | Conflict Management

This Journey workshop was led by the founder and owner of Long Table consulting, Linnea Miller. Linnea focused on how to bring effective challenge and have difficult conversations.

Journey Leadership Institute | Workshop 3 | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

During this Journey workshop, the ADJ Consulting team helped journeyers navigate the diversity, equity, and inclusion gap through an insightful, interactive, and intentional training while incorporating various modalities to provide cultural exploration and structural...

GYP Off The Clock @ Siena Suwanee Town Center

During this GYP Off The Clock event, young professionals joined us at Siena Suwanee for cocktails, appetizers, and games!

GYP Gathers @ Truck & Tap

GYP Gathers is an unstructured, casual way for young professionals in Gwinnett to find and build community. During this gathering, young professionals gathered at Truck & Tap in Duluth for dinner and drinks!

GYP Gathers @ Mojitos Cuban American Bistro

These gatherings provide an unstructured, casual way for young professionals in Gwinnett to find and build community. During this event, we gathered at Mojitos in Norcross for dinner and drinks.

September Leadership Lab

During this Leadership Lab, attendees had the opportunity to hear from Industrial Organizational Psychologist, Janelle King, as she shared job crafting strategies for creating meaning and motivation in the workplace.

Journey Leadership Institute | Workshop 1 | Values-Based Leadership

This Journey workshop, led by InnerWill, helped journeyers foster self-awareness helped them understand the cornerstone of effective leadership and self-development. This workshop was held on August 24th in The 1818 Club and was facilitated by InnerWill President, Tom...

Journey Leadership Institute | Commencement

The Journey Leadership Institute kick-off began with a Meet & Greet where journeyers got to know their fellow participants and explore the leadership beliefs underpinning GYP, as well as review expectations and program logistics. The Journey Commencement was held...

GYP Gathers at Coolray Field

Our GYP Gathers events provide an unstructured, casual way for young professionals in Gwinnett to find and build community. Whether you're new in town or simply need a new place to hang with your friends, we hope that you come and gather with us! During this GYP...

August Morning Mixer @ Rushing Trading Company

During this Morning Mixer, our young professionals connected over coffee and breakfast at Rushing Trading Company in Sugar Hill, GA.

GYP Impact with Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett

For this GYP Impact event, we partnered with Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, GA. Our young professionals volunteered during the SNS of Gwinnett Summer Camp by helping students with classroom projects. For more information about Special Needs...

July Morning Mixer @ Rushing Trading Company

During this Morning Mixer, our young professionals connected over coffee and breakfast at Rushing Trading Company in Sugar Hill, GA.

May Morning Mixer @ TPC Sugarloaf

Our May Morning Mixer took place at TPC Sugarloaf during the Mitsubishi Electric Golf Tournament where young professionals had the opportunity to network and hangout in the Skybox right on 18 Green!

TheYParty — Celebrating 35 Under 35

Congratulations to all the winners at TheYParty, celebrating 35 Gwinnett Young Professionals under 35!

2021 THEYPARTY Photos

Enjoy a selection of photos from theYParty 2021 at The Grand Ivy Point in Suwanee! Thank you to all our sponsors and those who attended for helping us raise more than $1,300 for the Gwinnett County Schools Foundation!

Journey — Graduation

The 2021 Journey Leadership Institute cohort celebrated their completion of the program at the Sugar Hill E Center.

Morning Mixer @ TPC Sugarloaf

During this Morning Mixer, GYP hosted young professionals at TPC Sugarloaf for coffee, breakfast, and networking!

Off the Clock — GYP @ Coolray Field

Off the Clock networking events, organized by Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP), encourage you to mix and mingle with young professionals in Gwinnett. You can network and build professional and personal relationships all while having a great time. Off The Clock...

Network N Chill Event Photos

Gwinnett Young Professionals gathered to kick back and make connections at its first Network N’ Chill on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Duluth Town Green. [gallery size="medium" columns="2"...

Leadership Institute – 2019-2020 Class

More than 50 high-potential young professionals are a part of the 2019-2020 Leadership Institute cohort. To learn more, visit the Leadership Institute page.

Leadership Institute – Spring 2016 Class

The Spring 2016 Gwinnett Young ProfessionalsLeadership Institute class includes: Instructor: Dr. Jim Fatzinger, Georgia Gwinnett College Abby Wilkerson, City of Suwanee Alicia Krogh, Gwinnett Chamber Brooke Waters, Leadership Gwinnett Craig Roberts, Jackson EMC...

Leadership Workshop at GACS – October 2015

Inaugural leadership workshop with Dr. Douglas Johnson, Associate Dean of Business and Professor of Leadership and Management from Georgia Gwinnett College. Hosted by Greater Atlanta Christian School. [gallery...

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GYP Advisory Board Retreat

GYP Advisory Board Retreat

During GYP's Advisory Board Retreat at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, the board had a time of programmatic strategizing and professional development, as well as time to connect and build deeper friendships with fellow board members.

read more
Journey Workshop #1 at GJAC

Journey Workshop #1 at GJAC

During the first Journey workshop, Dr. Tom Epperson of InnerWill led Journeyers through a discussion that highlighted the importance of fostering self-awareness and helped journeyers understand the five practices of values based leadership, the cornerstone of...

read more
Journey Kickoff

Journey Kickoff

What an energizing start to this year's Journey Leadership Institute! Dr. Tom Epperson of InnerWill walked our Journey Class of 2024 through a meet & greet to get to know fellow participants and explore the leadership beliefs underpinning GYP, as well as review...

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