The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the 2022 group of Cherokee County’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch.

“The Top 10 in 10 initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals,” said Pam Carnes, Chamber President and CEO. Coordinated by the Chamber, in partnership with Enjoy Cherokee Magazine, this recognition program focuses on Cherokee County residents under age 40 who are considered to be Cherokee County’s up and coming leaders over the next 10 years.

“We were extremely pleased with the number and caliber of candidates for this year’s recognition.  As we have grown accustomed to since this program’s inception in 2012, far more than 10 nominations were received and likewise, there were far more applications than honoree slots.  Each application was carefully reviewed by a panel of judges that found the task of only choosing ten honorees challenging,” shared Chamber Board Chair Brian Stevens, CEO & Co-Owner of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers.  Judging criteria included past professional achievements and awards, five to ten-year professional goals as well as the nominees volunteer and community activities.  Besides being recognized during the Chamber’s June Good Morning Cherokee breakfast meeting, the recipients will also be featured in the July/August issue of Enjoy Cherokee Magazine.  The honorees who will be under the age of 40 on October 1 have been nominated for the prestigious GeorgiaTrend Magazine 40 Under 40 recognition.

The rising stars recognized as Cherokee County’s next generation of community leaders include (front row, l to r):  Sandi Harrison, Principal, Liberty Elementary School/Cherokee Co. School District; Sarah Bowen, Pharmacy Operations Supervisor, Northside Hospital Cherokee; Bethany Watson, City Engineer, City of Canton; Marcie Smith, Executive Director, The Children’s Haven.  (back row, l to r):  Brady Cornelison, Captain & Paramedic, Cherokee Fire & Emergency Services; Rajpal Sagoo, Managing Partner, MDD Holdings; Jacob Sluder, Owner & Dentist, Dentistry of Olde Towne; Alyssa Rumsey Sheehan, Senior Project Manager, Center of Innovation for Manufacturing/Georgia Department of Economic Development; Andy Smith, Attorney, Flint, Connolly & Walker, LLP.  Not pictured:  Kyle Bennett, Tourism Manager, City of Woodstock.

The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.