For the City Times
MILWAUKEE — NEWaukee is proud to announce the expansion of YPWeek Wisconsin to include 28 communities in 2018; Beaver Dam, Beloit, Chequamegon Bay, Clark County, Dodge County, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Jefferson County, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Marinette & Menominee, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Racine, Rusk County, Sawyer County, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Viroqua, Walworth County, Waukesha County, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids.
The grassroots statewide program will run April 20 to 28, 2018 with each community presenting a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their hometowns.
YPWeek Wisconsin is modeled after a program started by NEWaukee 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 Milwaukee area. YPWeek Wisconsin has continued to reach across the state with the support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) since 2015, and its participants have collaborated with the agency on a communication strategy designed to retain, excite and grow the state’s talent pool. YPWeek will again incorporate that strategy into its programming, leveraging “THINK-MAKE-HAPPEN,” the initiative’s guiding brand statement, as an organizing theme.
After three years of successful expansion of YPWeek Wisconsin, NEWaukee has built the nation’s largest millennial talent network. YPWeek Wisconsin currently showcases 28 communities, but the intention is to include all 72 Wisconsin counties. As the 72 Initiative grows, NEWaukee provides the following to emerging leaders across the state:
— United Program Offering: world-class and turnkey programs that bring young professionals from across the state together.
— Peer Network: connection points between leadership across the state as well as for individuals to navigate the state.
“As YPWeek Wisconsin continues to expand, we look forward to having a more united voice and representation of what it means to be a young professional in Wisconsin and how our communities and employers accommodate this workforce,” explains Angela Damiani, CEO and Co-Founder of NEWaukee.