Party in the Park coming to Rollins Park

If looking to better your chances in a chosen career path, making connections with professionals in your local community is one of the first steps to make. And it’s lucky that we live in Concord, because events to aid us in networking are being organized by our community members on a weekly basis.

On Thursday, the Concord Young Professionals Network is joining forces with Associated Builders and Contractors Young Professional Group to present a networking Party in the Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Rollins Park in Concord.

And what better way to network than on a summer day in the park?

“This venue is different than the type of events usually held,” said Tim Sink, president of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

CYPN hosts a couple events every month, said Sink. Typically, their community events are held in local favorite indoor venues such as Mill Brook Gallery, Gibson’s Bookstore or Hermano’s restaurant.

“It’s just an opportunity for two organizations to team up in a central location and host an outdoor summer event,” Sink said.

And we know that there’s hundreds of local youths out there ready to kick-start their career goals, so here’s the chance to make it happen. And just to name one of the many added bonuses to this party, special guest People Skills will be there to provide live music you can jam along to.

You didn’t think the perks stopped there, did you? These young professional groups have had this event in the works for close to four months, so expect nothing less than a fun night of free raffles and food vendors set up to enjoy.

“There will be sponsors raffling off gift cards, ski passes and fun things like that,” Sink said.

A cash bar will be set up on site, too. But don’t worry if you forget – ATMs are available at nearby Santander Bank and Rite Aid.

And if you get there early enough, grab a free parking spot available on Broadway.

Tents will be in place for the events, Sink said, so count on these festivities to go on rain or shine.

Tickets are limited, though, so make sure to register soon.

“We’re expecting a 100-plus event,” Sink said.

There is a $10 fee for registration before the event, and a price of $15 at the door. Rollins Park is in the South End of Concord, at 33 Bow St., and can also be accessed from Broadway.

The Concord Young Professionals Network is a professional and personal development initiative of the chamber of commerce, a vibrant program that has grown to 1,700 members and promotes networking opportunities for young professionals (generally 22 to 40s) by helping them make connections in the community and providing them with a professional, welcoming setting.

The YPG is open to anyone that either works for a contractor/subcontractor or provides services to a business in the construction industry.

To learn more about this event or either of the groups joining to organize the networking opportunity, visit or

Author: Hannah Sampadian

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