About The UPN

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Company Background

The Urban Professionals Network (The UPN) is a business, social, & event marketing company. The UPN was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in November 2005. Since then our household penetration has grown to over 45,000 and our reach covers all areas of New England (CT,MA,RI,NH,VT,ME). Through our Integrated Marketing Strategies we bring afforable visibility to various social, community, & business events. Our vision is become New England's #1 Online Community & Event Resource for Urban Professionals.The UPN's Integrated Marketing strategy blends traditional marketing and advertising strategies, public relations, and social media, into one succint campaign to propel a company's brand or special event. Our vision is to be New England's #1 Urban Marketing firm and to remain the Premiere Event Resource for Urban Professionals.
The UPN started with one man wanting to connect with other like-minded minority professionals in New England.  From that desire, The UPN was born and now includes over 5,000 active mailing list members, business relationships, sponsorships and partner events.

Company Highlights

  • Mission +

    Our Mission as The UPN is to provide affordable and effective advertising solutions to clients in need of targeted urban marketing. Our mantra is "Keeping You Connected in New England." By accelerating the information exchange within New England, we enhance the support of local businesses, corporations, and community initiatives.
  • Vision +

    Our Vision is to become the #1 Resource for Urban Professional information exchange in New England. We are inclusive, non-biased, and take pride in working with a wide variety organizations, corporations, & businesses within the community.
  • History +

    On Nov. 25th 2005, Jason V. Watts along with immediate members of The Watts Family coordinated the inaugural UPN event.The UPN "Meet & Greet." networking event drew over 200 professionals from across the state of Connecticut. From that one event, The UPN has gone on to successfully host and consult on over 700 events throughout New England.
  • Achievements +

    For nine years, The UPN has been a defining force in New England's Urban Professional market. The UPN has created unique & much needed events such as: Various Young Professional Social Events, The UPN RealTalk Panel Series, Professional Workshops, The Annual UPN Trip to Essence Music Festival, and the recent creation of Connecticut's Black Heritage Ball.
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Our Experience

UPN Events Coordintated

Over 800

Events Promoted

Over 1400

Contracted Marketing Campaigns

375 Campaigns

Very Satisfied Clients

347 Clients

Company History


The Urban Professionals Network (UPN) founded in 2005, is a business and social networking association operating throughout New England. Key services from include Marketing Packages, Our Regional Events Calendar, Event Coverage & Production Services.

Main Services

UPN Mailing List FREE

Business Directory PROMO

UPN Marketing Packages PROMO

Workforce Center COMING SOON



Donations are extremely appreciated.
By donating, you assist and allow
The Urban Professionals Network

to continue to bring a wide variety of 
events throughout New England.



 103 Sycaway St. New Haven, CT