The Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce is providing a resource for young business professionals who want to connect with other young professionals, gain valuable skills, and participate in community service.
In 2007, the Chamber established the young professional network known as HYPE9 (Helping Young Professionals EXCEL in the Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber) and is comprised of business professionals ranging from 21-45 years of age who work in different industries.
HYPE9 specializes in bringing young professionals from the region together for:
- Networking and building business relationships through fun activities that makes networking less drab and more fab. HYPE9 events have included a winter carnival, bourbon tasting, bingo business builders, Networking Poker, golfing, and many more.
- Professional development workshops with topics that range from leadership, personal branding, advancing your networking skills, strategies for developing strong relationships with subordinates and supervisors, to how to get promoted.
- Community service activities that have included food drives, fundraising for back to school supplies, volunteers for community reading days, guest speakers in our local school, and their annual event with the Community Harvest Project picking and bagging apples donated to local hunger networks.
Many members of HYPE9 have been recognized in Worcester Business Journal “Forty Under 40” List, recipients of the Chamber’s Young Business Professional of the Year award, and elected as board of directors for the Chamber and other local organizations.
In 2021, HYPE9 was recognized as the “Best Young Business Professional Network” by the Worcester Business Journal.
For more information about HYPE9 or sponsoring a HYPE9 event, contact Carlene Covino.