NexGen Young Professionals Network


Help us shine a light on the people that make Door County great!

NexGen will honor two people who shine in their careers and are involved in the local community. Winners will be recognized at the third annual ypAwards at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

The Rising Star award honors an individual between the ages of 18-30 who brings energy, aptitude and enthusiasm to their workplace, is of service to their community and exhibits potential to contribute toward a better Door County future.

The Shining Star award honors an individual 31 or older who has demonstrated sustained community involvement and leadership, achieved professional successes and serves as a mentor for the next generation of Door County residents.

2019 ypAwards Tickets

What is the NexGen Young Professionals Network in Door County?

NexGen Door County seeks to engage, energize and grow the next generation in our community. The mission of NexGen is to connect people in our community through exploration and collaboration by providing opportunities for people to network, learn and lead. 

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) proudly launched the NexGen Door County Young Professionals Network with two events in November and December 2015, and the group has been going strong ever since!

NexGen offers a regular schedule of events, including professional development, community service projects and social gatherings, throughout the length and breadth of the peninsula.

How do I get involved with NexGen?  Fill out a membership application and join for $50/year.

How do I nfind out more? Visit our website, like/follow our Facebook Page, attend a NexGen event and talk to a steering committee member.  (All events are posted on our Facebook page

What is the time commitment?  We generally plan one event a month with the exception of summer.  Attend as many events as you want – no minimum attendance required.  For more information on joining the steering committee, talk to us at an event, contact us on our Facebook page or at

What types of events does NexGen host?  We focus on hosting personal and professional development events as well as networking and social events.  We aim for a mix of all topics. If there is something you’re interested in, please let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.

Join NexGen as an Individual Member or as a Business Sponsor

Click here (2018 Individual Membership Application) to download an editable PDF membership application.
You can pay below via Paypal or print and fill out the form, and mail with a check. Mailing instructions are on the application.

Pay here via Paypal (Click arrow to select Business Sponsorship):

NexGen Membership

NexGen Steering Committee:

  • Molly Brauer, Associated Bank
  • Lauren Brey, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative & Brey Cycle Farm, LLC
  • Marissa Goetz, Nicolet National Bank
  • John Grochowski, Ephraim Historical Foundation
  • Spencer Gustafson, Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Anthony Stahl, Camera Corner Connection Point

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