The Lancaster Chamber Young Professional’s Network (YPN) Awards give recognition to the next generation of business Leaders, Connectors and Innovators in Lancaster County in an effort to acknowledge their achievements as well as encourage future accomplishments.

Selection Criteria and Definition

The following criteria and definitions are to serve as a guideline for qualifications and attributes the individual being nominated should possess. All components listed should be considered but are not required to move forward with the nomination process.

General Eligibility

Nominees must be a young professional between the ages of 21-40 and demonstrate contribution and involvement to their workplace and the community. Nominees should be able to reference a project, achievement or extra initiative (i.e., going above and beyond) over the past 12 months in the following categories.  


Lead YPN Award: To nominate an individual for this award, Click Here.

  • Company or Organization Leadership: Evidence of leadership characteristics and behaviors, taking initiative to create opportunities for others to succeed
  • Individual Leadership Development: Evidence of continued professional development, staying on top of industry trends and topics
  • Business Culture Contribution: Demonstrates positive attitude and influence of others (i.e., co-workers, employees, customers, stakeholders)

  Connect YPN Award: To nominate an individual for this award, Click Here.

  • Inter-company Relationship: Relationship building inside your company, encourages collaboration and teamwork
  • Networking: Creates partnership and effectively uses network of connections
  • Inter-generational Connection Development:  Demonstrates ways to interact and connect with multi-generations, capitalized on the positive attributes of all generations

  Innovate YPN Award: To nominate an individual for this award, Click Here.

  • Creative Thinking: Examples of outside-the-box thinking and against the norms  to improve business processes or services
  • Strategic Thinking: Evidence of applied strategic thinking (i.e. Focus and direction, a plan/goals)
  • Problem Solving: Ability to effectively assess a problem or challenge, recommend a solution and initiate an intentional plan for resolution