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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.
To sign up for our e-news updates, email email@example.com .
The Concord Monitor recently published an article about CYPN, written by our very own Steering Committee Chair, Erin Schaick!
Click here to read the feature in full.
The City of Concord featured CYPN Steering Committee Past Chair Angie Lane as part of a video series on important resources in the state capital:
Talk Concord Podcast: Suzi Pegg, City of Concord's Economic Development Director, hosted CYPN Steering Committee Chair Erin Shaick and committee liaison Bryanna Marceau on their podcast - listen for a fun discussion about Concord Young Professionals Network and the Chamber's Leadership Greater Concord program.
YP Voices -
Typically, each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better and this feature is published in The Concord Insider. We did something a little differently this month and chose to interview three business leaders in Concord, NH to learn more about how they are adapting the needs of their organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you Josh Hardy of Concord TV, Ryan Hvizda of Hvizda Realty Group / Keller Williams Realty Metro and Bona Fide Green Goods, and Angie Lane of Red River Theatres for sharing your words of wisdom! Click here to read the feature.
CYPN’s Young Professional of the Year is an award created by the Concord Young Professionals Network and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce to recognize the area’s top young professional, aged 40 years or younger, who demonstrates professional excellence and a commitment to the community.
Nominations are open for the 2020 Concord Young Professional of the Year until Friday, Sept. 11.
• Must be 40 years of age or younger on June 6, 2020
• Must live and or work in the Greater Concord area
• Must be a NH resident for each of the last three consecutive years
• Must demonstrate professional excellence in their field
• Must display a commitment to the community
• Must be a positive role model to others
• Must be nominated by one or more of their peers
• Must have had involvement with CYPN
• Must NOT have been a past recipient
The selected recipient, CYPN's steering committee and the general public will all learn the identity of the 2020 award recipient during the official live announcement at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's Pinnacle Awards ceremony.
Congratulations to Connor Spern, 2019 Greater Concord Young Professional of the Year!
This award, created by 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.
L-R: Connor Spern, 2019 Young Professional of the Year
2018 - Elyssa Alfieri
2017 - Matt Walsh
2016 - Angie Lane
2015 - Charlie Cole
2014 - Jeremy Woodward
We've launched a community Facebook page as a means for us to connect online in upcoming weeks - join us at CYPN Connects!
What’s keeping you motivated during this time of social distancing? Have you picked up a new hobby or revisited an old interest? Are you secretly obsessed with cooking tutorials or finding the coolest place to hike in the Concord area? We’ve created post tags so you can connect digitally with your CYPN community based on your favorite topics. Join the group and get the conversations going!
On September 18, 2019 CYPN hosted their annual nonprofit networking event, Neighborhood Nonprofit Night, at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This event is designed to connect young professionals and community members with local nonprofit organizations who are seeking volunteers and board members. Are you looking to discover new ways to give back in our community? Download a PDF with our 2019 nonprofit participants, they would love to hear from you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 224-2508.
Responsible for providing guidance on overall strategic direction.
Erin Schaick, CATCH Neighborhood Housing (Chair)
Adam Berthiaume, Grappone Automotive Group
Kaleigh Greene, Elm Grove Property Management (Events Coordinator)
Petar Leonard, Orr & Reno, PA
Phil Sletten, New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute
Connor Spern (Vice Chair & Marketing Coordinator)
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)
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Responsible for welcoming and assisting guests to networking events, and fostering connections for young professionals in the community.
Chad Johnson, NHTI-Concord's Comunity College
Erika Mattson, New York Life
Jared Reynolds, UNH Cooperative Extension
Emily Sullivan, SNHU