Young professionals to be honored at Sept. NextGen awards

Tickets for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce’s and Columbus Young Professional’s NextGen Awards Luncheon are available now.

Cindy Frey, president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce explains the awards:

The NextGen Awards are meant to highlight the contributions of the young professionals who have demonstrated “selfless leadership, intelligence, exuberance and dedication to improving the community,” according to the Chamber’s description of the event.

Categories including honoring a NextGen business, innovator, educator and volunteer.

The keynote speaker will be Ellie Symes, CEO of the Bee Corp., an Indiana tech company that was founded in 2016. Frey  says that Symes is a great example of pursuing your passion:

The awards luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13th at The Commons. You can get tickets at

The NextGen awards are sponsored by JCB.