The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for nominations for its Young Entrepreneur’s and Professionals awards. The YEP Awards will take place in March with more details to come! For details about each separate award, please see the descriptions below.
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Top 4 Under 40
The Lake Houston Area Chamber is searching for the community’s best and brightest executives, volunteers, business owners and advocates under 40 years of age. The Top 4 Under 40 will also be featured in the spring edition of Lake Houston Business Matters Magazine.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year is a Lake Houston Area business owner between the ages of 21 and 45 that has demonstrated ingenuity, vision and tenacity in running and growing their business. An ideal candidate can successfully prove they have grown their company or have steered it through times of adversity. The award recognizes the hard work, intelligence and determination it takes to start and run a successful business and lead others. Three finalists will be selected for this award, with one winner.
Young Professional of the Year
The Young Professional of the Year is a Lake Houston Area professional between the ages of 21 and 45 who has made an impact within their company through innovative ways to help grow their business as well as dedicating their time to the growth of the Lake Houston Area. They will demonstrate positive workplace attributes and show an overall desire to improve the success and lives around them through their professional and personal pursuits. Three finalists will be selected for this award, with one winner.
Mentor of the Year
The Mentor of the Year is awarded to a person or business dedicated to helping the young entrepreneurs and professionals of the Lake Houston Area thrive. They will have devoted time and resources to the YEP program, mentored or hired young professionals and provided a valuable model of guidance, thus ensuring the successful growth of the next generation of community trailblazers. Young Entrepreneur and Professional Spirit Award (given to the person that best exemplifies the social and networking aspect of YEP)
Young Entrepreneur and Professional Pride Award
The Young Entrepreneur and Professional Pride Award recipient will be a Lake Houston Area young entrepreneur or professional that has demonstrated the utmost professionalism in their work environment. They will have led by example to show what it means to be a professional, showcasing impenetrable ethics, high productivity and a willingness to grow within their role in their business. This award represents the professional development pillar of the YEP program.
Young Entrepreneur and Professional Spirit Award
Young Entrepreneur and Professional Spirit Award goes to a young entrepreneur or professional that epitomizes the outgoing personality it takes to develop their business or promote their company. This recipient will have shown the ability to bring people of all ages together, encourage participation in the YEP program and be a valuable player in making others feel welcome. This award represents the social and networking pillar of the YEP program.
Young Entrepreneur and Professional Heart Award
Young Entrepreneur and Professional Heart Award goes to a young entrepreneur or professional that has been instrumental in a project or body of work that has made a positive impact on the Lake Houston Area in the areas of community service. Whether through volunteerism or serving in a public or non-profit capacity, the winner of this award unselfishly goes out of their way to put the welfare of others first. This award represents the Civic Engagement pillar of the YEP program
Questions? Contact the Lake Houston Area Chamber Of Commerce at (281) 446-2128.