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Chapel Hill Young Professionals

Chapel Hill Young Professionals The Chapel Hill Young Professionals (CHYP pronounced "chip") is a group of fun professionals under 40 that meets monthly for networking, professional development, and community service opportunities.

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CHYP Events are currently virtual. Pop-up joint events and community service projects are added to the calendar regularly and members receive event notifications via newsletter. Annual memberships are available and you don't need to be a Chamber member to join CHYP!

In 2019, CHYPers held a donation drive for the Compass Center, a charity dinner for Ronald McDonald House, volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity build in Orange County, held a toy drive for the Chapel Hill Service League and much more!

Have any more questions about CHYP? Contact Vanessa Watson at (919) 967-7075 or

Chapel Hill Young Professionals Leadership Council

Chapel Hill Young Professionals functions and networking events are organized and managed by the CHYP Leadership Council. Members of the CHYP Leadership Council are:

Members at Large:

  • Ryan Blackwell
  • Lorenzo Crowder
  • Alexis Girault
  • Janessa McElrath
  • Chris Paolini

Chapel Hill Young Professionals Membership

Annual membership in CHYP is prorated starting at $50 for Chamber members and $75 for non-members, or you may register for individual events for $7/event. Follow the link above to join CHYP for access to monthly events, the CHYP newsletter, and a $100 credit toward Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro.