The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s millennial initiative will host a food event and a speaker event as part of Young Professional Week.
On Tuesday, there will be a tasting event at the Spring Brook Estate mansion, W6500 Highway B, in Burnett from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The tasting will feature products that are made in Dodge County, from wine and beer to cheese and chocolate. Guests will also tour the mansion’s wedding facilities.
“You name it; we tried to contact them,” said Alison Wolf of the Chamber’s CATALYST group targeting millennials.
Anyone interested in attending can RSVP via text at 920-296-4469.
On Friday, there will be a “speaker crawl” at the Dodge County Historical Society building, the old library at 105 Park Avenue. Multiple speakers will give a talk simultaneously and attendees can move around the building to hear from all of them.
Speakers will include Mayor Becky Glewen, Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt, Linda Chipman of Chippy’s Popcorn Creations, state Rep. Mark Born, Apache Stainless Equipment President Ed Paradowski and more. They will speak and answer questions about their work and interests.
Anyone who attends the two events has to be over 21.
Although the tasting and speaker crawl were organized by the chamber’s millennial initiative, anyone is welcome.
“Our whole goal is to bring them together. Our whole goal is getting events that target certain age groups and certain people in all different walks of life,” Wolf said. “All of our events, we try to cater to everybody and make it so everybody wants to come to them. We don’t want it to be boring.”
The tasting and the speaker crawl come as part of the statewide Young Professional Week, which will include events in Madison, Fond du Lac and Milwaukee.
Next week, Kraig Kasten of Monumental Hosting will give a talk about big data and other technology-related topics at a leadership luncheon at the chamber.