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. Join us for the 2015 Pinnacle Awards on Thursday, May 28th at 11:30am!
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 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: Mindfullness in Business
Thursday, March 5, 11:45am-1:00pm
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
Making a Business Case for Mindfulness
How do you not only prevent burnout but find excellence through the challenges of constant distractions, productivity pressures and communication breakdowns? As more than an antidote, organizations from corporate giants to schools are finding mindfulness to be an effective means to improve employee engagement, satisfaction and health outcomes.
Presented by Margaret Fletcher, Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion. Seating is limited; light lunch will be served. RSVP
February Networking at O Steaks and Seafood
Wednesday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm
70 North Main Street, Concord
Join us for networking, food and fun, including the opportunity to be part of Concord's history and future: Concord’s 250th anniversary is coming up in 2015 and we are giving the gift of ART to our great city! At this event (and at other city-wide events in the coming months) you'll have the chance to put your handiwork on a beautiful mosaic panel, one of four that will be presented to the City of Concord and installed publicly for all to enjoy! On this night, we'll be working on the final panel, featuring the capitol dome and a Purple Finch. For more information about the project and to follow the progress, visit www.facebook.com/mosaic250
Lunch & Learn: The Future of Wellness in the Workplace
Thursday, April 2, 11:45am-1:00pm
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
The Changing Landscape: The Future of Wellness in the Workplace
The corporate wellness industry continues to grow as more and more companies recognize the value of healthier, more engaged, and happier employees. Wellness programs are becoming less about “ROI” and more about the value beyond the dollar; less about single Biggest Loser challenges and more about building a strong foundation and supportive environment for employees to make healthy choices. This presentation will discuss some of the ideas that are becoming a thing of the past, and what you need to know to be on the cutting edge of employee wellness.
Presented by Stephanie Ceccherini, The Lawson Group. Seating is limited; light lunch will be served. RSVP
April Networking at Cole Gardens
Wednesday, April 15, 5:30-7:30pm
430 Loudon Road, Concord
Join us for a free networking event with Concord-area young professionals! Join us for networking, food and fun. RSVP (free)
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.
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 email@example.com or (603) 224-2508.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber at (603) 224-2508.