The Keene Young Professionals Network is pretty awesome. We’ve got some really great events and some really great people who show up to our events. Last week was a pretty busy week for KYPN as we had a community event hosted by Keene’s very own The Green Up Girl targeted at helping young professionals to maintain a more environmentally friendly office. On Friday, KYPN helped kick off the Monadnock International Film Festival with a fantastic pre-party and raffle at Score’s Bar and Grill.
Last week is just a sample of some of the events that we host or sponsor every month. Besides our monthly social event, which is almost always the first Wednesday every month and held at a local restaurant that provides free appetizers and drink specials, we hold and sponsor events that are educational and community focused. The two events that I am most looking forward to are coming up in May.
KYPN partnered with The Monadnock Food Co-op last year to bring a wildly successful Buy Local Food night to the community. Last year, people who attended the event were treated to samples of local food and wine and got a chance to speak and network with young professionals from the area. This year, the event is being held on May 22nd and is sure to be just as successful, if not more so than last year’s.
KYPN will be sponsoring The Elm City Challenge this year for the first time. This event, which has taken the better part of the last few months to plan will be held on May 31st and should be a blast. The challenge for each team will be to complete a trivia-based scavenger hunt within the time allotted. Drinking is not a requirement of this challenge, but all members of a team must be 21+ to enter the event. We will be giving out great prizes and the winning team will receive a cash prize. Half of all proceeds from the event are also going to be donated to the Keene Community Kitchen – so joining the event will also support a great cause! Tickets are $15.00 per person and all are welcome to form a team – I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
Does your area have a Young Professionals Network? What are some of your favorite events?