About Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a young professional leadership program of the Tampa Bay Chamber designed for emerging leaders ages 21 to 35. Stemming from an initiative to recruit and retain talent in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, the Chamber’s Board of Directors approved the idea in 2003 and Emerging Leaders was launched in May 2004.

Emerging Leaders works to impact the business community across the region by providing professional development, networking, and community outreach opportunities for young professionals, as well as impacting public policy affecting the Tampa Bay business community.

With the vision of becoming the premier young professional program in the country, Emerging Leaders’ mission is to support, cultivate and attract emerging leaders, ages 21 to 35, by providing access to business resources, educational opportunities, and community partnerships in an effort to enhance the Greater Tampa Area.

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