Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401


Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229





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click to enlarge Bay Young Professionals

BYP is a program of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce created by the Leadership Bay Class of 2005/2006. As growth continues to explode along Florida's Gulf Coast, many young professionals are enthusiastic about area business and community opportunities and are ready to get involved as new leaders. BYP was formed to specifically address the need of this target group, individuals age 21-41, recognizing that certain leadership skills come from additional experiences beyond the classroom and job environment. 


BYP: Mission

The mission of the Bay Young Professionals is to enrich our community by uniting and developing our young professionals


BYP: Events

Through a mixture of educational and social activities, this dynamic organization will encourage personal and professional development. Bay Young Professionals have a monthly opportunity to attend evenly rotating meetings that include luncheons with a program of interest or tours conducted by professionals and leaders from the community as they share experiences and expertise. You will learn from those that built the area communities and from those that have expertly honed their craft. Evening socials are also held for BYP members to network with their peers and form a connection with each other. Events are NO COST to BYP members.


BYP: Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available for various events hosted by the BYP group. Your sponsorship entitles your company name on all BYP event information including in the Bay Biz magazine, Chamber website, marketing materials to be displayed and distributed at events and five minutes of speaking time. This is a great way to give your company visibility to the young professionals of Bay County!


BYP: Mentor Program

This program is for young professionals who want to connect to area business experts through the BYP Mentor Program. This program links young professionals with seasoned veterans for career guidance and industry expertise. The BYP Steering Committee established the Mentoring Program to provide opportunities for the BYP membership to nourish strong coaching/mentoring relationships. Participants must be a member of Bay Young Professionals to join the mentor program.


Bay Young Professionals To Know:

Active Bay Young Professional members are chosen to be featured in the "BYP To Know" section of the quarterly "Bay Biz" magazine. The BYP member is chosen based on their activity with the BYP events, career level and community contributions. The highlight includes a professional photograph with write up. 


Area young professionals pursuing leadership positions with the community and their businesses, or simply seeking personal growth are encouraged to get involved!



Bay County Chamber Members: $75 (annually)

Future- Bay County Chamber Members: $100 (annually)



Contact Elizabeth Smith at 850.215.3761 or for more information. 







The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.


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