• 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.



    Committee Members

    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


    Chamber Staff

    Emily Howell


    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 info@brookingschamber.org.



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