YBNext is the Young Business Network Extension of Effingham County. We are an affiliate of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and were established in 2009. YBNext came about when a group of people that lived or worked in Effingham County decided there was a need for a young business group to allow networking amongst those in the community but also prepare and assist in the shaping of the next group of Effingham County’s leaders. YBNext’s goal is the same today and our mission is to develop and connect future leaders.
YBNext strives to achieve the mission of developing and connecting future leaders by providing events, resources, and opportunities to the Effingham County area. We host events that encompass our values of Philanthropy, Leadership, Personal Growth, Professional Development, and Friendship and provide knowledge and opportunity for our members. Our professional development events bring in accomplished leaders and business owners in our community so our members can hear their journey, path, and successes and failures and tap into that knowledge while gaining new connections. Our philanthropic events target those looking to give back to the community and assist in making our community a stronger and better place. And, our social events provide a fun, relaxing way for our members to get to know one another outside of work to build not only relationships and connections, but friendships as well.
YBNext believes that Effingham County is a special place to live and work, so our focus is to maintain that belief and call people to action. We are always looking for new members to join YBNext so we can continue the YBNext legacy and create a bright future for Effingham County. As our vision states, “Our members drive the future.” We want you to be that future.