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Coast Young Professionals


Mission Statement:

Coast Young Professionals is an organization of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. dedicated to developing leaders along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Coast Young Professionals is dedicated to:

  • Connecting their network of over 250 diverse and dynamic young professionals throughout the Gulf Coast Region
  • Implementing programs, community service projects, and special events that are valuable to the growth and development of young professionals
  • Keeping members involved and engaged in issues that are affecting the region
  • Empowering members by providing them with the proper tools to excel


  • Individual membership dues are $75 annually
  • To join, fill out the application CYP Membership Application and mail it to Attn: Coast Young Professionals, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport, MS 39503 or call (228) 604-0014.
  • Learn more about the organization by viewing the website at

Events and Programs

An exceptional awards program that honors 10 accomplished and influential leaders on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with the “Forever Young” award. Hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar are available during the program.

Forever Young candidates are persons of professional integrity who exemplify the spirit of service to their professions and who have, by their leadership, made a significant contribution to the advancement of a Coast Young Professionals Member's career.

Coast Young Professionals hosts social events for members to network and build relationships in a variety of locations along Mississippi’s three coastal counties.

An opportunity for Coast Young Professionals members to have a candid discussion and mentoring experience with some of Mississippi Gulf Coast’s leading professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.

A half day seminar that focuses on current issues affecting the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The forum provides an opportunity for young professionals to learn about these topics and express their ideas or concerns for the future of the region.

Professional courses that assist in developing young professionals within the workforce.

An opportunity for members to network and discuss hot topics surrounding the region and state.

The Coast Young Professionals 2016 Young Entrepreneur Grant application is now closed. In 2016, Coast Young Professionals awarded $1,000 in Young Entrepreneur Grants to the following members: Jana Franco of The Junction Coworking & Community and Amanda Isert of Amanda Isert Photography.


Table for 10 is an exclusive networking opportunity provided for Coast Young Professionals members to gather around a table with 10 fellow members in a relaxed setting to engage in conversation. Table for 10 is held at various Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce restaurants along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Coast Young Professionals Annual Meeting Social is a yearly meeting held to highlight the organization’s past year’s successes and goals for the next year. It also includes a passing of the gavel from Incoming Chair to Past Chair and awards two Coast Young Professionals members with the CYP VIP & MVP distinction. Additionally, an individual that was instrumental in the organization’s success will be inducted into the CYP Hall of Fame.

Click HERE to nominate for the 2017 CYP VIP.