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Get to Know NH’s Young Professionals Networks

According to Wikipedia, the term young professional refers to “young people in their 20s and 30s who are employed in a profession or white-collar occupation.” However, with New Hampshire’s aging demographic, YPNs are more focused on building lasting relationships regardless of industry and not how old individuals are. These groups are a great resource for […]

Kathy and her pup

Doing Good NH: Kathy Ellis and Jamie Gillon of the AMC Young Professionals Chapter

This week I spoke with Kathy Ellis and Jamie Gillon, board members of the Appalachian Mountain Club‘s young professional chapter (Young Members Group). Kathy was born and raised in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, attended college in Tampa, Florida fell in love and moved with her husband to his beautiful home state of New Hampshire! She said, “I’m […]

Jaimie telling the audience to bid often and from the heart.

Doing Good NH: Jill Ober and Jaimie Sousa of the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction

This week I had the honor of interviewing Director of Systems at Steele Hill Resorts, Jill Ober and Financial Advisor at The Foundry Financial Group, Jaimie Sousa. Both of these women are familiar faces to Lakes Region residents and true community gems. These women are truly making an impact on the region and setting an […]


Manchester Multitasking

If you’re reading this blog post, you are probably aware that Stay Work Play supports numerous young professional initiatives and networking opportunities throughout the state. In July, I attended my first Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN) event and this post is one of the outcomes of that fun evening! I’ve been involved with the Concord […]


Community Conversations: Stories from Monadnock Young Adults

Once a month, The Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript partner to host a Community Conversation in Peterborough’s beautiful Bass Hall. Designed to bring different segments of the population together in discussion, each Conversation highlights an issue impacting the region. After a panel of local experts speak, the floor is opened […]


Concord Young Professionals Network turns 10!

CYPN is officially 10 years old and that is awesome! What began in 2006 as an initiative of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, has grown into a vast network that connects young professionals all over the capital region and beyond. For 10 years The Concord Young Professionals Network has been hosting monthly networking events which […]


Givin’ Back in the Granite State

I want to get involved in something meaningful, but I don’t know where to start. –Young Professionals We need younger volunteers and board members! –Nonprofit organizations I’m sure many of you have heard this, or similar variations. I certainly have. In fact, 10 years ago, before I started volunteering, I didn’t know where to start […]


Your 2016 Lakes Region Relocation Guide

This time last year, I was preparing to move back to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Having not lived in the area since high school, it was a fairly intimidating and also exciting to become more involved in the community where I grew up. Making the transition from a large city to the City on the Lakes […]


NHPR and CYPN: The Primary Partnership

This past New Hampshire primary season, there was a new sound that seemed to rise above the din that was 24/7 Primary coverage. It was the sound of a new partnership between between New Hampshire Public Radio and the Concord Young Professionals Network. The sound itself was actually an insightful and inquisitive chorus of voices […]


A “Younger Professionals” Organization

The Radisson Hotel in Manchester had a busy Wednesday last week. The political pundits and media crowd that had occupied the downtown hotel leading up to the Primary were checking out, leaving a trail of coffee cups and shattered dreams in their wake. But the Radisson crew would have to turn the hotel around in a […]