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We are dedicated to providing opportunities for young professionals to connect with one another, grow together, serve their community, and truly make an impact in Ashland.

AYP 4 Under 40 Awards!

The Ashland Young Professionals 4 Under 40 Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of FOUR highly motivated, emerging young leaders who live and/or work in Ashland County. The Awards presentation will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2023 during the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Member Awards Banquet.

Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible for the award:

  • Passionate leaders with a high potential for leading by example, mentoring, and motivating others
  • Commitment to Career Excellence
  • Demonstrates Leadership within Company/Organization/Industry
  • Commitment to Company/Organization/Industry Growth
  • Involvement in Community Activities
  • Leadership in Community Organizations
  • Potential to impact the Future of Ashland
  • Are under 40 years of age at time of nomination

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 1, 2022.


We aim to connect young professionals in all fields in Ashland to each other and to the community. We want to create a sense of belonging to our town and county


Our generation will be the next to bear the torch of leadership in our community. We hope to create a group of effective leaders through mentorship programs and speakers.


By offering opportunities for young people to give back, we slowly work towards a bright future of a serving community.