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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.

Young Professionals of the Coulee Region is an opportunity to connect, grow and advocate together.

Young Professionals

Advisory Board

We are membership based & volunteer driven

as part of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

I am part of Young Professionals and also the Membership Committee. I have found it very beneficial to meet other people and businesses and just learning more about businesses in La Crosse.

Tina Kabus

Branch Manager, Manpower

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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.

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Members of the Young Professionals Receive

The ability to connect with other young professionals at least twice a month through:

  • One monthly educational event
  • One connection event that rotates in time and format including:
    • Commotions to Connect: a movement activity
    • Cocktails to Connect: an after-hours event
    • Coffee to Connect: a morning gathering
    • Community to Connect: an outreach event

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.

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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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.
  • Coffee to Connect
  • Community to Connect
  • Cocktails to Connect
  • Young Professionals Week
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Stand Alone Investor

$110/calendar year
  • For individuals wanting to only join the Young Professionals of the Coulee Region.
  • Receive notices of our events.
  • Coffee to Connect
  • Community to Connect
  • Cocktails to Connect
  • Young Professionals Week
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