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NEW Young Professionals Group in Northern NH!

A brand new network is emerging for young professionals in northern New Hampshire. The North of the Notch YP Network (NNN) was formed recently with the leadership of North Country Listens Project Coordinator, Courtney Wrigley, who helped to pull together interested core members to champion the new group. After a year’s worth of focus group […]

Taking creative selfies is a good way to get more points from the judges.

Things Not to Do When Running the Elm City Challenge

On May 31st, I participated in the first annual Elm City Challenge hosted by the Keene Young Professionals Network. The Elm City Challenge is an adult scavenger hunt that has teams scrambling to find locations throughout the city using picture clues and riddles. My team was not the last team to finish, but we only […]

UVYP members staffing a water stop at the CHaD Hero Half Marathon.

UVYP: Upper Valley’s Hub for Young Talent

Wanting the dish on Upper Valley Young Professionals (UVYP), I recently sat down with Chair and Co-chair, Justin Loati and Markell Ripps, at the popular Hanover, New Hampshire restaurant, Market Table. Over a lunch hour Q&A, I learned more about the past, present and future of UVYP. For starters, we explored the meaning of “Upper […]


Not the Youngest Person at the Party

As a 31 year old, it’s typical for me to attend a professional event and be one of the youngest people in the room. Five years ago when I began working for the City of Manchester’s Economic Development Office I was almost always the youngest person in the room, which isn’t surprising considering New Hampshire […]

So many pumpkins!

Small Town Traditions and Keene Pumpkin Festival

Growing up in Wilton, NH, I learned about my fair share of small town traditions and I had one in particular that I sincerely disliked: Whimsical People. Every year, the town would get together and create these terrifying scarecrow things called Whimsical People. The Whimsical People would then be placed all throughout town in poses […]