Young professionals week expanding into Waukesha

By Cara Spoto - Freeman Staff

Jan. 10, 2018

MILWAUKEE — The social architecture firm NEWaukee is expanding its program for young professionals in the Milwaukee area dubbed YPWeek into 28 new communities.

Among those 28 communities are the city of and county of Waukesha, the firm announced Tuesday.

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, the statewide program will run April 20-27, with each community presenting a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their hometowns.

In Waukesha, the city will partner with the Waukesha County Business Alliance to showcase the “amazing things Waukesha has to offer young professionals,” a press release states.

“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,” said Angela Damiani, CEO and co-founder of NEWaukee, in a press release.

The statewide initiative is also slated to feature the 2018 Bubbler Awards: Best Places to Work for Young Professionals in Wisconsin. The Bubbler Awards are designed to shine a light on companies that have made great strides to accommodate the interests of a shifting workforce.

The evaluation centers on what millennials are looking for in today’s workplace, including: competitive salary and benefits, opportunity for advancement, work-life balance, and employee and community engagement.

The application will close on Feb. 28 and the winners will be announced on March 14.

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