• Young Professionals Network

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  • The Ocean Community Young Professionals Network is an initiative of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce to connect, inspire and educate young professionals in the area.

    What is OCYPN?

    A group of young professionals who live in the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck area and are between the ages of 21 and 45 years old. Membership is FREE and is not restricted to Chamber members.

    OCYPN offers networking, community involvement and social opportunities to energize local young professionals. OCYPN is made up of a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community.

    What's in it for YOU?

    • Drop Everything and Network (D.E.A.N) are bimonthly casual gatherings of the Ocean Community Young Professionals Network (OCYPN). These informal, and often spontaneous, get-togethers take place at local hot spots and serve as a way for local YPs to learn more about OCYPN without the formality of a structured networking event. DEAN events are promoted no more than ten days in advance and primarily use social media to generate buzz and communicate event details. Interested attendees are encouraged to come meet the team and chat about getting involved in the local community. OCYPN Advisory Board Members will also engage patrons at the location of each DEAN location to spread the word and recruit future OCYPN members.
    • Down to Network (DTN) events are held bimonthly at a local business. More formal than our DEAN events, DTN events offer preregistration, door prizes, and a more formal networking structure. DTN events have been held at a variety of locations from The Velvet Vine to Mystic Aquarium. 


    Community involvement is an important component of the group's activities.  Volunteer opportunities are available for OCYPN members throughout the year. See our Facebook page for updates. www.facebook.com/OceanCommunityYPN

    How can you get involved?

    Become a member, attend events, volunteer or join any one of our committees!  Remember, membership is FREE and your commitment is as much or as little as you prefer!

    Interested in becoming a OCYPN sponsor?

    Support the Ocean Community Young Professionals Network!  If you would like to attract this powerful demographic to your business, host a networking event, sponsor a special event, or become one of our annual sponsors.




    For more information call 401.596.7761 or email OceanCommunityYPN@gmail.com 

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