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Concord Young Professionals Network

Welcome to the Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN), a professional and personal development initiative of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. CYPN is a vibrant program that promotes networking opportunities for young professionals (generally 22-40) by helping them make connections in the community and providing them with a professional, casual and non-intimidating setting. All are welcome!

Free networking events are held on the third Wednesday of every month at various Concord venues, where hundreds of young professionals of all ages can interact socially, build a network of contacts, exchange ideas and have fun. A free Lunch & Learn seminar is offered on the first Thursday of the month.

Congratulations to Jeremy Woodward, Concord's Young Professional of the Year!
The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jeremy Woodward was chosen as its 2014 Young Professional of the Year at the Chamber's 2014 Pinnacle Awards in May. For more information about all the awards, click here.


Upcoming CYPN events

Free monthly networking events are hosted at different venues around Concord where hundreds of young professionals come to interact socially, build a network of contacts, exchange ideas and have fun. CYPN's monthly "Lunch & Learn," held the first Thursday of the month, is a free series of business-related topics of interest to young professionals, offered in a casual, lunch-time setting. We invite you to bring a bag lunch and enjoy a dynamic conversation about a variety of interesting subjects.

Lunch & Learn: Streamline Communication Technologies
Wednesday, October 2nd, 11:45am-1:00pm
49 South Main Street, Concord

Join FairPoint to learn about unified communications’ benefits to your business.

Today’s business environment demands tools and solutions, like unified voice and data communications, which enhance productivity and efficiency. Come learn more about unified cloud-based voice and data solutions that help streamline your existing communications technology and extend its value. FairPoint’s Chris Alberding, Vice President of Product Management at FairPoint Communications, will present an overview of unified communications for business, and tips for how you can develop and optimize your communications plan so you can focus on what matters to you - managing and growing your business.

Presented by Chris Alberding, from FairPoint Communications. Seating is limited; light lunch will be served. RSVP (free)

October Networking at Parker Education
Wednesday, October 15th, 5:30-7:30pm
33 Pleasant Street, Concord

Join CYPN for a great networking night out at Parker Education! Great food, beverages and of course, quality networking with Concord-area young professionals from many industries and backgrounds. You surely won't want to miss it!  RSVP (free)

November Networking at Gibson's Bookstore
Wednesday, November 19, 5:30-7:30pm
45 South Main Street, Concord

Join us for this free networking event and enjoy appetizers and beverages at Concord's indie bookstore since 1898.  RSVP (free)

Lunch & Learn: Community Rewards through Corporate Giving 
Wednesday, November 6th, 11:45am-1:00pm
Northeast Delta Dental Conference Center in the Maine Room 
Two Delta Drive
Concord, NH 03302

We have all heard about the importance of corporate philanthropy, whether it's providing funds for organizations or our employees giving their time to worthwhile causes.  Many companies have a certain budget target they use to support organizations in our communities -- why do they do so?  How does this corporate giving benefit the company and its employees?  Come and learn about corporate giving and how both the corporate givers and the non-profits receiving the donations of time or money both profit!

Presented by Laurie Bienefeld, Andrea Covell, Kathleen Walker, Crystal Carroll, and Laureen Drolet from Northeast Delta Dental. Seating is limited; light lunch will be served. RSVP (free)

About us

Our Mission: The Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) is a professional and personal development initiative of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, designed to offer networking, community involvement and social opportunities. Launched in 2006, CYPN aims to energize young professionals who live and/or work in the Concord area and infuse a new attitude that Concord is alive after five. Monthly networking events are hosted on the third Wednesday of each month at various Concord venues where young professionals interact socially, build a network of contacts, exchange ideas and have fun. The monthly Lunch & Learn seminars are held on the first Thursday of each month and offer business tips and topics of cultural experiences that appeal to young professionals.

Get involved in a Committee!

CYPN is sustained through the active participation of committee members. These people go above and beyond their every day responsibilities to make each CYPN activity beneficial for all. Choose an area that you'd like to contribute, and let us know how you'd like to be involved. Contact Bryanna Dow at or (603) 224-2508.

Steering Committee
Responsible for providing guidance on overall strategic directions

Jessica Eshleman, NH Humanities Council (Chair)
Jessica Beaudet, The Nagler Group
Michael Browning, Cobb Hill Construction, Inc.
Hannah Foust, Southern NH University
Angie Lane, Red River Theatres
Nathalia Leahey, Lincoln Financial Group

Greg Legier, Lake Sunapee Bank
Anna Moskov, NH Public Radio
Elyssa Paris, Zoë & Company

Tonya Rochette, Human Resource Partners

Jamie Rogers, Crisp Law Firm
Heidi Schmidt, NHTI - Concord's Community College
Rich Sidor, TD Bank

Annika Stanley-Smith, Granite United Way Merrimack County Region

Matt Walsh, City of Concord

Chamber/CYPN Liaison: Bryanna Dow, Events Coordinator


Sponsorship Opportunities

Host an event!

Want to get noticed by hundreds of Concord area young professionals? Host an event! Networking events are held the third Wednesday of each month. Lunch and Learn seminars are held on the first Thursday of each month.

To find out how you can sponsor and event, check out our Event Sponsorship. For more information about details of hosting an event, click here for our Host Kit.

Or, if you'd like to talk about hosting an event or have a great idea for a theme, please contact Bryanna Dow at or call the Chamber at (603) 224-2508.
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