CBICC Connect is the young professionals arm of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County. Connect’s mission is identifying, connecting and programming with and for new college graduates, young professionals and next generation leaders in Centre County.
Connect provides young professionals throughout the community with a space to collaborate and expand their professional network – among themselves and also with the more deeply rooted business community.
Connect also gives young professionals a collective voice to identify areas of opportunity in the Live, Work, Play and Learn pillars in order to create a vibrant local economy in which all generations can thrive.
Each year at its Excellence in Business Awards, the CBICC honors a young professional who exemplifies the spirit of the Connect mission by presenting the Young Professional of the Year Award.
As the young professionals arm of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County, Connect was formed to connect the business community with the next generation of leaders to create a vibrant local economy. The Connect mission is to:
- Unite and engage new college graduates, young professionals and the next generation of leaders in Centre County.
- Provide this group with a road map to easily navigate the many business and community networks Centre County offers.
- Identify actionable opportunities to improve Live, Work, Play and Learn pillars, making Centre County a destination where young professionals want to live and thrive