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The Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville annually present the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs).

The NELAs recognize Nashville's young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. 

2016 NELAs Finalists
Learn more about the NELAs.

Impact Award:

Another facet of the NELAs is the Impact Award, which honors a community leader who is making an important impact on the young professional demographic in terms of community leadership and professional development of Nashville's YPs and YP organizations. 

Click here to learn about the Impact Award and previous winners.

2016 NELAs Timeline:

  • January 4 - Applications available
  • February 10 - Nomination deadline
  • February 15 - Application deadline
  • March-May - Judging
  • April 29 - Impact Award deadline
  • June 7 - Finalists announced
  • June 22 - Meet the NELAs Finalists Networking Event
  • August 4 - NELAs Award Ceremony

Previous NELAs:

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For more information on the NELAs, contact Stephanie Winn at or (615) 743-3019.

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