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.
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!
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!
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