Our HYPE events are some of the most valuable perks of membership, offering multiple opportunities for our members to interact socially. Through these events, members build social and professional networks that can influence their personal well-being and career success. Our social offerings also help create a community of young professionals dedicated to supporting and sustaining the Hartford Region.
Curious about what we have to offer? The descriptions below will tell you what to expect at each of our signature events that HYPE holds on a regular basis.
Our monthly Get HYPEd brings current HYPE members and prospective members together for an opportunity to network and speak directly with committee chairs and Ambassadors to learn how to get the most out of HYPE. This casual get-together is held at various locations in Hartford on the first Wednesday of every month and routinely attracts more than 100 attendees.
Local Leaders Luncheons
These events offer HYPE members a unique opportunity to dine and interact with some of our Region's premier Senior Executives in an intimate luncheon setting. Past Local Leaders Luncheon speakers include Rhona Free of the University of Saint Joseph, Lynn Ricci of the Hospital for Special Care, and Keith Hubert of PwC. For a full recap of Local Leaders luncheons check out our blog
Tee it Up for Charity at the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship
brings thousands of people to the State of Connecticut, and HYPE participates through volunteer efforts and our annual Tee it Up for Charity. Held on the Thursday of the Championship, attendees help raise funds through a silent auction that benefits one or more local charities. In the past, beneficiaries have included The First Tee of Connecticut and Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England, Journey Home Inc., and Hartford's Camp Courant.
Tons of Toys
Every holiday season, HYPE comes together to collect toys for a local children's organization. In the past few years HYPE members have donated over 10,000 toys to support The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.This cocktail reception features live music, great food, Santa and more!
HYPEd On events are meant to get HYPEsters out into the community, and learning or experiencing something new. HYPEd On events include seeing a show at a local theater, participating in painting classes, attending wine and beer tastings, taking a home buying workshop and more.
This event series places the focus on health and wellness! HYPEr Active events get HYPEsters out doing something active, like rock climbing, fitness classes, and salsa dancing lessons.