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.
Chair: Melissa Harbeck
Vice-Chair: Layne Manson
Kyle Bender- Falcon Plastics
Pattie Berkner- Ameriprise/Legacy Financial
Chris Brozik- Civil Design, Inc.
Jesse Davis- Craft Chophouse & Lounge
Thomas Dunn- Lake Area Tech
Sarah Nelson- Brookings Economic Development Corporation
Brittany Kreul- First Bank & Trust
Karissa Kopecky- Blue Sky Technologies
Jeremy Paulsen- Brookings Homes
Matt Senden- Daktronics
Kaira Dempsey- Northwestern Mutual
Kesmond Willert- Bowes Construction
Chamber Board Liaison
Zach Bartels- Brookings Engraving
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Connect 2140 is excited to present their first ever "Young Professional of the Year" award! Recipients of this award are outstanding young professionals in the Brookings Area that represent the Chamber mission of connecting, promoting, enriching and advocating for Brookings businesses and go above and beyond to impact the Brookings community.
Submit your nominee for Young Professional of the Year award by filling out the Nomination Form linked here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.