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  • The committee behind Connect Brookings consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries that work to plan programming and events to connect the young professionals, SDSU students, and new residents of the Brookings area. Events the committee typically plans include professional mixers, relevant trainings and fun gatherings. Be sure to follow the Chamber's social media page to hear about our upcoming events, and join the Connect Brookings Facebook group to stay connected!

  • The Connect Brookings Committee is comprised of volunteers who are selected through an application process. Committee members are sought to provide a balanced skill set and have major responsibility for developing and promoting the mission, programs, and image of Connect Brookings.

    Click on the button above to download the Connect Brookings Committee Member Application!

    For more information, email us at info@brookingschamber.org.

  • Sign up to receive communications from our Connect Brookings committee and stay connected!

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  • Committee Purpose: To be a leader in the Brookings area’s workforce retention effort, connecting SDSU students, young professionals, and new residents with the community at-large.  

  • Committee Members:

    Pattie Berkner - Legacy Financial Partners Ameriprise Financial

    Thomas Dunn - Lake Area Technical College

    Jenna Palmer - First Bank & Trust

    Seth Sayler - Marli and Seth Sayler of Best Choice Real Estate

    Tony Teesdale - Teesdale Law Office

    Tina Birgen - SDSU Opportunity Center

    Nate Bylander - Fishback Honors College at SDSU

    Kesmond Willert - Bowes Construction

    Shelby Byers- First Bank & Trust

    Laura Sroufe - SDSU 

    Board Liaison:

    Mike Turnwall - First Bank & Trust

    Staff Liaison:

    Casey Stickland - Outreach Coordinator 

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