Olive Ylin, CMT and Robert-John Benoit, LMT (MA) have been providing massage therapy services to the Hardwick community and other towns and villages throughout the Northeast Kingdom for a long time.
NEK CHAMBER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
The vision of the Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network is to be a network for young professionals living and working in and around Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
The main purpose of the group is to serve the needs of young professionals, employees, leaders and entrepreneurs of the tri-county region, who are hoping to find networking and social opportunities with others in their area. The group has held successful social events, or mixers, to bring people together.
The NEK YPN recognizes the word young to be dynamic, not static, and professional to be inclusive, not exclusive. The YPN welcomes all to this group.
The Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network was re-energized in 2017 by Geoffrey Sewake after having been established by then-Northeast Kingdom Chamber President Hannah Manley in 2011. By 2019 the group had grown and was holding a number of events for YPs in the tri-county area to gather and connect. The pandemic halted much of their energy and they are working hard to re-establish their presence.
The YPN has found there is a real need for young professionals to connect. Especially for new arrivals to the NEK, it can be difficult to find a social-support system. The YPN’s goal is to help facilitate those connections, both socially and professionally, and help YPs grow and evolve as important members of the community.
Individuals interested in finding out more about the NEK YPN may contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook @NEK Young Professionals. There is no cost to be a member of the YPN and young professionals do not need to be a member of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber or any other chamber in the region to participate.