Concord Young Professionals Network

The Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) is a professional and personal development initiative of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. Established in 2006, CYPN is a vibrant program that promotes the growth of more than 1,700 young professionals in their early twenties to mid-forties in New Hampshire’s Capital region by helping them make connections in the community and providing them with learning and networking opportunities in a welcoming setting.

Complimentary networking events are held on the third Wednesday of every month at various Concord venues, where young professionals can interact socially, build a network of contacts, exchange ideas and have fun. Lunch & Learn and enrichment series are also offered throughout the year. Check back often to see what's new, and be sure to follow us on social media for all the latest updates: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Congratulations to Elyssa Alfieri, the 2018 Greater Concord Young Professional of the Year!
This award, created by the Concord Young Professionals Network and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the area’s top young professional aged 40 years or younger who demonstrates professional excellence and a commitment to the community. This year's recipient was recognized at the Pinnacle Awards ceremony on June 7, 2018.

CYPN Chair Heidi Schmidt, 2018 YP of the Year Elyssa Alfieri, and 2017 YP of the Year, Matt Walsh

L-R: CYPN Chair, Heidi Schmidt; Elyssa Alfieri, 2018 Young Professional of the Year; Matt Walsh, 2017 Young Professional of the Year

Past recipients:
2017 - Matt Walsh
2016 - Angie Lane
2015 - Charlie Cole
2014 - Jeremy Woodward


YP of the month -
Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better.  Check out our September “Young Professional of the Month,” Lydea Irwin

Lydea Irwin, YP of the Month September 2018


Upcoming events

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CYPN launches new professional development series: CYPN Gives

thank you to our event sponsor:

Giroux, Magner and Associates

Concord Young Professionals Network announces the launch of its CYPN Gives series, four professional development sessions focused on providing young professionals with helpful tools, skills and introductions for nonprofit Board service and volunteer opportunities in the community. Topics include:

How to be an Effective Board Member
Wed. September 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at Lithermans Limited
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Nonprofit Financial Literacy Luncheon Forum
Wed. September 12, 11:30a.m.-1:15 p.m.
at Barley House
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Networking: Neighborhood Nonprofit Night
Mon. September 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at Capitol Center for the Arts
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***Are you representing a nonprofit organization and looking to participate in Neighborhood Nonprofit Night? Download a PDF application form, or reach out to for more details!***

Intro to Personal & Professional Advocacy
Wed. October 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at Area 23
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Looking to attend multiple events? Download a PDF with full event information for the CYPN Gives Series!


Get involved!

CYPN is sustained through the active participation of committee members. These young professionals 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 the Chamber at or (603) 224-2508.

Steering Committee
Responsible for providing guidance on overall strategic direction.

Heidi Schmidt, NHTI - Concord's Community College (Chair)
Elyssa Alfieri, Lilise Designer Resale (Immediate Past Chair)
Kristyn Galante, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Mentoring Coordinator)
Angie Lane, Red River Theatres (Vice Chair)
Doug Phelan, Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
Erin Schaick, CATCH Neighborhood Housing (Events Coordinator)
Phil Sletten, New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute
Jonathan Stallsmith, Primerica Financial Services
Annika Stanley-Smith, Granite United Way Merrimack County Region (Marketing Coordinator)
Nina Ann Timney, Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA
Bryanna Marceau, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce (Staff Liaison)
For more information, contact

CYPN Ambassadors

Responsible for welcoming and assisting guests to networking events, and fostering connections for young professionals in the community.

Kaleigh Greene, Envoy Mortgage
Chad Johnson, NHTI - Concord's Community College
Katie Mosher, UNH School of Law