• Connect 2140

  • Connect 2140 is an affiliate of the Brookings Chamber of Commerce developed for young professionals primarily targeted between the ages 21 and 40. However, we won’t kick you out if you are over the age limit! The mission of Connect 2140 is to assist young professionals to network and develop personally and professionally in an effort to retain dynamic and vibrant young individuals in the Brookings area.

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  • Posted Meeting Minutes:

    Jan. 2021- N/A | Did not meet

    Feb. 2021

  • Connect Off the Clock

    A social gathering with other young professionals from the area.  Never been to one of our events, grab a friend and come see what it is all about! Maybe you’re looking to network, bring your business cards!  We will have raffle drawings at each event for great prizes along with free drinks and appetizers for all those that attend.  Did we mention it is free to attend? Enjoy a great evening of networking, enjoyable food/drink, and great company!

  • Connect 2140 Lunch & Learn

    A free lunch and learn with drinks/lunch provided including discussions that involve engaging the audience on a specific topic. 

    Professional Development Workshop

    These free workshops will include topics such as Resume Building, Personal Branding, and Interviewing to name a few.  So, join us for an hour of Professional Development!

    Leaders Talk

    This event features a Brookings businessman or businesswoman that has made great strides in their community as a business leader.  Come listen to one of the great leaders of Brookings and how they rose to the position they are at today.  Following comments from the Brookings leader, they will provide a tour at their place of business.  Please be sure to RSVP for this free event, they have limited availability!

    Manufacturing Plant Tour

    In the spirit of Manufacturing Week every October, we will be hosting a tour involving one of the Brookings manufacturing facilities.  Interested in checking out the facility?  Please be sure to RSVP for this free event, they have limited availability!

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  • Committee Members

    Chair: Lisa Hager

    Vice-Chair: Melissa Harbeck

    Kyle Bender- SDSU

    Pattie Berkner- Ameriprise/Legacy Financial

    Chris Brozik- Civil Design, Inc.

    Jesse Davis- Craft Chophouse & Lounge

    Thomas Dunn- Lake Area Tech

    Sarah Hauge- Brookings Economic Development Corporation

    Brittany Kreul- First Bank & Trust

    Karissa Kopecky- Blue Sky Technologies

    Layne Manson- SDSU

    Jeremy Paulsen- Brookings Homes

    Matt Senden- Daktronics


    Chamber Board Liason

    Zach Bartels- Brookings Engraving


    Chamber Staff

    Kirsten Barott