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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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 betterMeet our March “Young Professional of the Month,” Melina Murray

Melina Murray, CYPN YP of the Month March 2019


Upcoming events

CYPN Networking April 2019

CYPN April Networking
Wed. April 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at City Wide Community Center
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CYPN Wellness Series 2019

We're excited to announce our 3rd annual CYPN Wellness Series! The 2019 CYPN Wellness Series features six unique events focused on several aspects of total wellness: physical, mental, social and emotional. Whether your goal is to pick up a new healthy habit or you're looking to totally revamp your lifestyle, there's something for everyone! Click here to download a full course schedule.


CYPN Wellness Series: Mindfulness in the Workplace
Wed. April 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
at Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
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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.

Angie Lane, Red River Theatres (Chair)
Elyssa Alfieri, Lilise Designer Resale
Doug Phelan, Concord Hospital / The Dartmouth Institute
Erin Schaick, CATCH Neighborhood Housing (Events Coordinator)
Heidi Schmidt-Karajcic, NHTI - Concord's Community College (Immediate Past Chair)
Phil Sletten, New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute
Jonathan Stallsmith, Primerica Financial Services (Ambassador Program Coordinator)
Annika Stanley-Smith, Granite United Way Merrimack County Region
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.

Adam Berthiaume, Grappone Automotive Group
Kaleigh Greene, Envoy Mortgage
Katie Mosher, UNH School of Law
Michelle Simmons, Daystar
Connor Spern, Servpro of Concord



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