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01/31/2017 - CYP Next Gen Leader of the Year Awards Luncheon 2017

Join the Columbus Young Professionals as we celebrate 15 Young Professionals who are making a difference.

 Read about our Nominees here

What does a NEXT GEN leader look like?
Life: They stand out. They are making a difference and are personally driven. They help enrich the lives of others with their efforts.
Community: They put their community first. They volunteer. They get involved. They don't shy away from a community project or donation of time. They make a difference in our community.
Work: They go above and beyond. They not only get along with their colleagues, peers and leadership, but they enhance their work environment. They are positive, they help others and they show pride in their work.  

Ticket prices are $25 for members/$30 for nonmembers.
Each month the Next Gen Nominee were featured in an article published by The Republic




Scott Dorsey will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s 2017 annual meeting on March 1 at the Clarion. Dorsey is part of a group of successful entrepreneurs-turned-investors in the Indianapolis area who are putting their wealth and expertise to work shaping the next wave of startups and company builders.

In late 2000, Dorsey, Chris Baggott, and Peter McCormick co-founded ExactTarget, a provider of digital marketing automation and analytics software and services. ExactTarget raised $161.5 million in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012 and was acquired by salesforce.com for $2.5 billion in 2013.  During his career at ExactTarget, Dorsey held the positions of chairman and CEO. Dorsey stepped down as chief executive officer of Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud in May 2014.

Since leaving Salesforce two years ago, he has put time and money into nurturing Indiana startups both on his own and through High Alpha, a firm he co-founded last year.


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Fish Tank Coworking Space

It's where good ideas swim around. 

The Chamber is home to a 24/7 coworking space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers. Memberships starting at $50 a month.


Business Consulting

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Columbus. Two outstanding organizations offer free one-on-one business counseling services to start-ups and existing business owners.


SmallBizU - A Free Toolkit

Use SmallBizU, an online learning portal, to gain the knowledge you need to jump-start your company's growth. More than 50 hours of training at your fingertips 24/7.


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