For the City Times
Wisconsin Rapids is proud to announce its participation in YPWeek, a week of events celebrating young professionals in the workplace, presented by NEWaukee.
Other communities participating include Door County, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, and Wausau. The grassroots statewide program will run April 23 to 30, with each community presenting a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their hometowns.
The diverse lineup of 150+ events uniquely highlights each community and the organizations that currently exist for young professionals to engage in their hometown.
Current’s events include a tour and social on Monday, April 25, 5:15-7:30pm at Aspirus Riverview Hospital (410 Dewey Street); and a panelist event titled “Why do you believe in Wisconsin Rapids”. on Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 – 7:30pm at Great Expectations (3551 Plover Road).
Current is pleased to be volunteering for the Boys & Girls Club event “A Toast to Great Futures” on Friday, April 29. For more information about Current’s events, please visit ypweek.com/communities/wisconsin-rapids.
YPWeek Wisconsin is modeled after a program that NEWaukee started in 2012 to provide a week-long series of events focusing on discovery, adventure, and meaningful conversations about issues that matter to young professionals in the Milwaukee area.
With the support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, in 2015 YPWeek Wisconsin expanded to featured eight communities. Since the announcement of YPWeek Wisconsin 2016 in December, the initiative has caught steam with seven new cities joining the movement.
Current – Wisconsin Rapids aims to connect and engage young professionals (young in years, at heart, or in being a professional) in the Wisconsin Rapids area to help grow and generate enthusiasm and opportunities for our community.
YPWeek Wisconsin 2016 brings together young leaders in 15 communities, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the millennial workforce in activities and experience that are important to them while educating employers on the important role these functions play in retaining their workforce.
Major sponsors of YPWeek Wisconsin 2016 include: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Aurora Health Care, HarleyDavidson and Bartolotta Restaurant Group.
NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in communitybased signature experiences centered on highprofile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses. Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation by providing resources, technical support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and international business development. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com to learn more.