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.
September Lunch & Learn: Quick Tips for QuickBooks
Thursday, September 4th, 11:45am-1:00pm
QuickBooks best practices designed to save you time and effort. These easy to implement techniques will help you get the most from your accounting system. Presented by Chris Beal, Sandy Fay, and Leslie Walker, from Mason + Rich, PA. Seating is limited; light lunch will be served. RSVP (free)
September Networking at New Hampshire Furniture Masters
Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30-7:30pm
NH Furniture Masters and the NH League of Craftsmen are teaming up to cohost a fabulous networking event for CYPN and Chamber members. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks. Sharon Lindstrom will demonstrate techniques of English smocking and how the basic stitches form patterns and designs, as well as how to use a smocking plater. Michela Verani will demonstrate the use of precious metal clay and will create faces and show the various stages of completion. The Furniture Masters will be hosting a fabulous exhibition at the time of our event in honor of renowned furniture maker Jere Osgood. Jere is one of the founding members of the Furniture Masters and his work is represented in such major permanent collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the American Craft Museum in New York; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art; and Manchester’s own Currier Museum of Art. The exhibition of Jere’s work will be on view in the gallery Sept 12 through Nov 10. RSVP (free)
October Networking (Location TBD)
Wednesday, October 15th, 5:30-7:30pm
November Networking at Gibson's Bookstore
Wednesday, November 19, 5:30-7:30pm
Join us for this free networking event and enjoy appetizers and beverages at Concord's indie bookstore since 1898. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 224-2508.
Responsible for providing guidance on overall strategic directions
Anna Moskov, NH Public Radio (Chair)
Jessica Beaudet, The Nagler Group
Michael Browning, Cobb Hill Construction, Inc.
Jessica Eshleman, New Hampshire Humanities Council (Chair-elect)
Hannah Foust, Southern NH University
Angie Lane, Red River Theatres
Nathalia Leahey, Lincoln Financial Group
Greg Legier, Lake Sunapee Bank
Elyssa Paris, Zoë & Company
Tonya Rochette, Human Resource Partners
Jamie Rogers, Crisp Law Firm
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.
Or, if you'd like to talk about hosting an event or have a great idea for a theme, please contact Bryanna Dow at email@example.com or call the Chamber at (603) 224-2508.