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creating a vibrant, growing business climate
by attracting, retaining and preparing
the region’s next-generation of business leaders

Young Professionals is for…

team members, independent contractors, and leaders aged 21-40.

We connect.grow.advocate

through empowering education and community experiences that connect us to each other.

We represent …

private and nonprofit companies.

Some are …

just beginning our career journey while others have several years of hard-won experience behind them.

YP is a growing group that businesses and our local government are going to want to work with. By showing a professional demeanor we can build an outstanding name for ourselves and connect more effectively with local organizations.

Spencer Hegenbarth

Realtor, RE/MAX First Choice

We are membership based & volunteer driven

as part of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

Members of the Young Professionals Receive

The ability to connect with other young professionals regularly through:

  • Monthly educational luncheons
  • Quarterly connection events
  • Quarterly social events

Through YPCR I have created a network of other young professionals that I am able to team up with for marketing opportunities and refer my clients to for other needs of theirs.

Lindsay Braatz

Sales Manager, American family Insurance

Education to Connect

Young Professional members toured the La Crosse Center during an Education to Connect event. These events provide engaging education and the ability to connect over lunch.

Commotion to Connect

Four Young Professionals (YPs) took a break from the slopes at Mt. La Crosse as part of a Commotion to Connect event. These events get YPs moving while also connecting them to each other.

Community to Connect

A group of Young Professionals volunteered at WAFER (a food pantry) as a Community to Connect event to get them familiar and to help with the needs of the La Crosse area.

Advisory Committee

Young Professionals of the Coulee Region Advisory Committee members serve a one-year term helping create strategies that move the YP group forward. Add your name to our consideration list at any time. Click on the button above to review the description.

The chairman of the group serves in an ad-hoc (non-voting) position on the Board for the one-year period, pending approval by the Board Chair.

YPCR Outreach Team

This outgoing group of individuals welcomes new and prospective young professionals to the organization. They identify and reach out to less active YP Members, encouraging them to attend. They identify member satisfaction and barriers to engagement. They strategize how to grow the Young Professionals group and provide feedback heard from YP members to the YP Events Team and Leadership Committee.

This group of detail-minded individuals knows how to focus on relationship building as a key to great social events and education for the Young Professionals. They know their budget and what gets people to show up, using these to set the tone for the content and logistics (food, place, etc.). They successfully organize 12 YP educational events (i.e. monthly), YP Week (two events + 1 public service event in April), plus a social event every-other month.

The YP organization is molding us for a long term influence in the community… through this group, we are creating the habits of volunteering and ongoing growth through new relationships.

Christopher Richgels

Realtor, RE/MAX First Choice

Why Pay Money to Join?

  1. Engagement
    Young Professionals of the Coulee Region wants more than just to socialize. We are uniting to create a vibrant, growing business climate. For a small investment (just over $4 or $9 per month), we can ensure our YPs are committed to this mission.
  2. Support
    The approximately $4,800 raised through YPs investments is supplemented by the Chamber to provide consistent behind-the-scenes support and communication. YPs can focus on creating unique education and experiences while the Chamber handles the logistics, accounting, and registrations.


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  • Attend two events for free before deciding.

La Crescent Add-On

$70/calendar year
  • For individuals whose company is already a member of the La Crescent Chamber of Commerce.
  • Receive notices of our events.
  • Educational Luncheons
  • Connection Events
  • Socials
  • Young Professionals Week

Stand Alone Investor

$110/calendar year
  • For individuals wanting to only join the Young Professionals of the Coulee Region.
  • Receive notices of our events.
  • Educational Luncheons
  • Connection Events
  • Socials
  • Young Professionals Week

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