To help community members cultivate meaningful relationships for professional and personal growth.​


about us.


To attract and retain young professionals by creating opportunities to enable them to better network, socialize and serve our community.

Our History

The idea of a local Young Professionals group in the North
Country was created as a group project by the Workforce Investment Board’s North Country Leadership Class of 2007. The class was encouraged to work toward creating a “cool community” – or an area known for its activities and resources geared toward younger generations of up-and-coming professionals. The class started with this idea of a “cool community” and sought to create a group that would retain and attract young professionals to the area through its scenic and recreational resources, volunteer and civic engagements and, of course, serious networking opportunities. The kick-off event for the fledging group was a forum which invited 100 area young professionals to provide input regarding the needs in the region for
young professional representation. This event provided the platform for younger generational leaders and created a buzz which grew from the original 10 planners of the event to over 200 interested young professionals, who now represent the formalized “Adirondack Young
Professionals” —ADKYP.


Why Become Involved in ADKYP?

The attraction and retention of young professionals to the region is a key economic development issue. ADKYP exists to support the networking of young professionals, in all stages and types of careers. The group is united in growing and serving the community at large.


What We Provide


ADKYP offers many fun events and networking opportunities throughout the year. You pick and choose what you would like to attend. Regardless, we love to see new faces and hope to meet you at one of our upcoming events...

Professional Development

Whether you choose to join the board of directors, support a civic project! Why not get involved, have fun, enjoy a more laid back atmosphere and add a few bullet points to your resume?!


Thre are many reasons why joining ADKYP is a good idea. Here are the top 3: ADKYP is Awesome, Quality Networking with other Young Pro's in the area and Professional development opportunities


Our Board Members

 ADKYP is managed by an all-volunteer board.
Matt Craig

Bank Of England

Tyler Hargraves

Vice President
College Auxiliary Services

Forrest Edwards


Megan Manson



Become a Member

Why become a member you ask? Well check out the 4 reason why below.

Meet Other People

At our core we want other young professionals to meet one another.  We do  monthly pop up networking events along with our more structured events.


Civic Engagement

We are constantly looking for ways to be involved in the community and do fundraisers for various organizations.



We have a monthly pop up events which are meant for meeting new people. We also have our signature events which are more structured events like our Annual Economic Forum, Open House and our inter-club event. 



You get to meet people from different careers and ages. Our events help you to get your name out there and network with other professionals.


Member Spotlight

Every month we spotlight a new member of the organization

Want to be this months member spotlight?  Email us at at


Our Current Events

ADKYP offers a multitude of events and networking opportunities through out the year.  Check this page frequently for updates and please mark your calendar!  We love to see new faces at these events. Click on a event title for more information!

Trivia Night – Valcour Brewery
January 24 at 5:30PM
Trivia starts at 6pm
RSVP at the Facebook Event Page


Bowling Night – North Bowl Lanes
February 22 at 5:30PM
Bowling starts at 6pm
RSVP at the Facebook Event Page


Speed Networking – Valcour Brewing Company
Contestants were timed and they had there elevator speeches ready. Many new connections were made, just look at the pictures for proof.


Pop Up Networking – Twisted Carrot

A fun time was had, all while enjoying beers and meeting new people. Don’t believe take a look at our pictures 


ADKYP & Strictly Business: 20 Under 40



Powering the North Country: The Future of Sustainable Energy on the Adirondack Coast
We had a great set of panelist that showcased the future of power of the Adirondacks. Checkout Pictures here.


Pop Up Networking – Hobie’s Sports Den

A fun time was had, all while enjoying beers and meeting new people. Don’t believe take a look at our pictures 


More Details to Come


More Details to Come


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