NEWaukee: The YPWeek Wisconsin expansion continues to grow to 8 cities

Contact: Nicole Behnke

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Phone: 414-273-1386


The launch of the statewide initiative draws Sheboygan and Fond du Lac young professional communities into the mix

Milwaukee, WI. March 19, 2015 – NEWaukee proudly announces the continued expansion of YPWeek Wisconsin to include Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Wausau, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities and Sheboygan. The statewide program will run April 11 to 18 with each city presenting a variety of programs geared toward a young professional audience.

YPWeek Wisconsin is modeled after a program that NEWaukee started in 2012 to provide a weeklong series of events focusing on discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals in the area. Since the announcement of YPWeek Wisconsin in February, the initiative has caught steam with two new cities joining the movement.

“YPWeek Wisconsin establishes a framework for existing and emerging young professionals throughout the state to collaborate and brand Wisconsin as a workplace destination for all Millennials,” explains Angela Damiani, president of NEWaukee. “The excitement that is mounting with the new cities coming aboard and the willingness to work towards a single goal proves that folks are hungry and ready for this type of platform. Wisconsin only stands to gain with this united front.”

The diverse lineup of 90+ events uniquely highlights each city and the organizations that currently exist for young professionals to engage in their hometown. To view the full line-up of events, please visit: The program highlights include:

Bubbler Awards in Wausau: An award ceremony recognizing the best places to work in Wisconsin as a young professional.

Speaker Crawl in Milwaukee: Ted-talk style presentations by local leaders such as Bud Selig and Rich Meeusen.

The Artery in Appleton: Music, mischief & art will fuel the Fox Cities first urban market.

Keynote Presentation by Rebecca Ryan in Madison: A presentation by nationally renowned Millennial expert.

Blood Drive in Madison: A weeklong call to action for young professionals to donate.

Envision Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac: A feedback session for young professionals to have input on the city’s future.

Career Kickstarter in Kenosha: A professional development panel forum featuring both established and up-and-coming community leaders.

Be a Super Hero in Your Community in Green Bay: The finale for YPWeek that encourages civic and non-profit engagement

Breakfast with the Big Cheese in Sheboygan: A morning presentation with Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods Inc.

YPWeek Wisconsin is presented by the following organizations:

— Fond du Lac: Young Professionals of Fond du Lac

— Fox Cities: Pulse Young Professional Network

— Green Bay: Current Young Professionals

— Kenosha: Y-Link

— Madison: ACS CAN, Connect Madison, Emerging Leadership Board, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Magnet, Middleton Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Dane County – Rosenberry Society, Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals, WEDC, YNPN Madison

— Milwaukee: NEWaukee

— Sheboygan: Coastal Young Professionals Network

— Wausau: E3YP

For more information about YPWeek, please visit: