New Hampshire now has its 12th young professionals network, the Derry Londonderry Young Professionals Network (DLYPN). DLYPN’s mission is to serve as a mechanism to attract and retain young professional talent to the Greater Derry-Londonderry area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy.
“We’re showing local businesses that there are young people who are driven and want to help enhance their business. We also want to show people that there are businesses out there who want to hire young employees,” said Nicholas del’Etoile, Chairman of DLYPN.
Stay Work Play is pleased to see this addition to the NH young professionals community and to their Young Professionals Network Advisory Board which brings representatives from all twelve of the young professionals networks (YPNs) together monthly to share upcoming events and news, best practices, to allow mentoring from more established groups to those just arriving on the scene, and offer ways to help the YPNs.
“It's great to see additional growth in our YPNs throughout the state those we consider the 'boots on the ground' doing so much to help engage, and thus help retain, our best and brightest in NH," said Stay Work Play Executive Director, Kate Luczko.
DLYPN has established strong local business support as well. “We (at the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce) are extremely excited to have such an energetic group of young business professionals networking and doing business in their own communities. Too often we lose our young talent to neighboring cities and states, but talent retention is an important factor in the economic development of our region. The support we provide to young professionals will not only benefit them in their career growth, but our entire community as we benefit from a greater talent pool at the local level,” said Stacey Bruzzese, Executive Director of Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.
The other eleven, regionally based, young professionals networks include: Catapult (Seacoast), Central New Hampshire (Plymouth), Concord (CYPN), Fusion (Lakes Region), HYPE: Helping Young Professionals Excel (Salem), iUGO (Nashua), Keene, Manchester (MYPN), Mt. Washington Valley (MWVYPN), the Young Professionals of Sullivan County, and Upper Valley (UVYP). Collectively these groups have over 10,000 NH young professional members.
Join Derry Londonderry Young Professionals for their next event on Monday, April 14th from 5:30p-7:30p at 603 Brewery in Londonderry. Details can be found on the DLYPN event page: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dlypn-5627844061
About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, www.stayworkplay.org