Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to become a member of YBNext?

No, it is not a requirement. If your business or the business you work for is a member of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, your enrollment fee is $50.00 per person. If it is not, your enrollment fee is $75.00 per person. Spouses can join for an additional $25.


Do you have to be employed to be a member?

No, we encourage anyone who lives and/or works in Effingham County or the surrounding area to get involved. The purpose of our organization is to enrich and recruit the future leaders of our community.


What are the requirements to be a YBNext Member?

Members should be between 21 and 45 years of age and live or work in Effingham County or surround area.


When are dues due?

Annual dues need to be paid by April 1. The membership runs from April 1 through March 31.


Can you enroll throughout the year?

Yes, after October, the membership dues will be prorated.


Are the YBNext events open to non-members?

Events that are open to non-members are advertised as such.


Do you have to join a committee if you join?

No, but we do encourage our members to participate in committees. Being involved in a committee provides members with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and develop both personally and professionally in a variety of areas. Newer organizations, such as ours, rely on group participation to ensure future successes.


How can I become a speaker at one of the mix-n-mingles or other YBNext events?

We encourage you to contact us with any of your ideas and suggestions.