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What is Garner Young Professionals?

Garner Young Professionals is an organization designed to provide opportunities for young professionals to develop a personal network, to grow professionally and to succeed in business while enhancing the community's quality of life. Garner Young Professionals offers a monthly calendar of ledership development, community service opportunities, and networking. There is something for everyone at Garner Young Professionals! Check out last year's annual report below to see some data and what we have accomplished so far!

GYP 2021-2022 Annual Report


GYP Memberships:

Garner area business professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 are invited to join Garner Young Professionals. If you are a little over 39, we will sneak you in! Membership is on an annual basis - $100 per year (Garner Chamber members) and $150 per year (non-Chamber members). Garner Young Professionals will be held from August 2022 to May 2023.

**A membership with the Garner Young Professionals does not entitle the member to a Chamber membership, nor is a Chamber member entitled to a Garner Young Professionals membership.

GYP Students

Our Mission:

To be inclusive and welcoming to everyone in our community, and strengthen our businesses through service, networking, and leadership development.


We love our community and will strive to volunteer with our fellow Garner Chamber members. We will gather a list of volunteer opportunities they need and our group can choose what fits their schedule. Some opportunities may fall during the week or weekend, and in the mornings or evenings. There will be something for everyone! You will also have the opportunity to help plan and implement the first ever Garner Chamber Of Commerce Day Of Service.

Networking and Fun...

You will have specific opportunities to network and have fun at the same time each month!  You will develop closer relationships with each other and help really understand what our Chamber offers.

Leadership Development...

Each month we will have a a leadership development topic we will focus on. There will be guest speakers to come and talk to you. You will grow personally and professionally. We all need to be ready for our next step in life!

Why Garner Young Professionals?

What can your business gain from sending young people to the Garner Young Professionals?

The relationships your employee will form are priceless, and you can gain tangible results: sales leads, connections for market expansion, leadership development, and civic involvement.

Vision: We are the young voice of our local business community!

If you have questions, please contact Dustin Williams, 


Our Monthly Service/Volunteer Opportunities To Help Our Members!

Able To Serve - Contact Person is Carlton McDaniel

More events to come, stay tuned!

Community Of Hope Ministries  - Contact Person is

1. Food Pantry - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am-12:30pm and Third Thursday of the month from 5:45pm-7:15pm.

2. Food Intake - Every Monday and Wednesday from 9am-12pm.

3. Reading to After School Students Monday-Thursday from 4:30pm-5:45pm.

Garner High School

1. Help serve on the Garner High School Business Alliance. Contact Paige -

Garner PAAL (Garner Police Athletic/Activities League) - Contact Person is Kathy.

Volunteers needed for their After School Program at North Garner Middle School on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm

Poole Family YMCA 

1. Food Hub (Regional Family Food Distribution) 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Contact Beth -

2.Help with Homework at After School Program or their Y-Learning Tutorial programs or Youth Sports Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday nights from 6-7pm. Contact Zack -

 South Garner High School

1. Help serve on the South Garner High School Business Alliance. Contact Tim -

Town Of Garner - Various Staff, see task

1. Garner Night Market: Contact Shayla -

2. Special Events: Contact Kayla -


2023 Garner Young Professionals 

Justin Bannister: Bannister Properties

Nicole Barone: Matt Davis - State Farm

Lauren Booker: Abberly Place

Aaron Boykin: First Citizens Bank

Chase Breeden: Edward Jones

Amy Brewer: Office Ours

Curt Britt: Phoenix Commercial Properties

Katie Bustos-Benitez - Meg Hunter State Farm Insurance

Justin Byars: First Citizens Bank

Alfredo Caamano: Mas Marketing Digital

Joey Cantu: E2 Technologies Inc.

Shanna Cheek: Jones Insurance

Brandi Coman: Jones Insurance

Caitlin Crook: Storr Office Environments

Courtney Dailey: Blinson Insurance

Deianera Dixon: Odyssey Contracting LLC

Shayla Douglas: Town Of Garner







Sarah Edwards: NC Farm Bureau Insurance Agent

Dori Franklin: Wake Christian Academy

Brittany Hainesworth:  State Employees Credit Union

Ramona Harrell - State Employees Credit Union

Paige Harris: Garner Magnet High School

Jason Hathcock: Garner Fire Department

Amanda Height: Rush Hour Karting

Lina Hooker: Trustwell Property Group

Amber Jones: Wake Christian Academy

Trachelle Kenan: Denny's

Joseph Linsky: Town Of Garner

April Lombard: Jones Insurance

Keilla Mendes: Meridian Waste

James Mishoe: Jones Insurance

Chris Morgan: Grow Local Realty Real Estate Agent

Rachel Owens: Langdon and Company, CPA









Kayla Phillips: Town of Garner

Julie Price: First National Bank

Amy Pridgen: Town of Garner

Emmanuel Robinson: Capital Church

Kylie Sanchez - Jones Insurance

Jordan Saukaitis - Foster Lake & Pond Management

Mason Sawyer: Sawyer Electric

Jon Shearin: Town of Garner

Josh Skula: Lights Unlimited Inc.

Latiecia Small: Denny's

Nick Spinder: Community Of Hope Ministries and Grow Local Realty Real Estate Agent

Jessica Throneburg: Little Details

Josh Tovey: Amazon

Demetrius Unce: Denny's

Bryson White: All In Realty LLC

Megan Young: Town of Garner

Alan Youngblood: Oak City IT LLC


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