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Brainerd Lakes Chamber

For more than 100 years, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce has strengthened the businesses that strengthen our communities. We are Lakes Proud.

WAVE Young Professionals Network: A NEW Chamber Program!


A NEW Program for Young Professionals

WAVE Young Professionals Network is a NEW networking and professional development program for those under age 40 in the Brainerd Lakes Area. This program is organized by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and is driven by a team of young leaders representing a wide variety of industries across our community.

WAVE Networking & Events

WAVE Young Professionals Network strives to create a united community of young people who support each other through professional and personal development. WAVE YPN will host monthly, annual, and pop-up events with a range of topics for members to learn and develop new skills while engaging with each other and our community. Mark your calendar for our first Launch Event on Thursday, September 28th!

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Why Join?

  • Develop personal and professional skills that will advance your career goals.
  • Meet new people and build relationships through fun, social activities.
  • Gain uncommon access to local leaders and organizations of interest.
  • Grow as a leader through opportunities to lead and grow the program.
  • Take advantage of special pricing on various Chamber programs and events.
  • ecome an influential voice of young professionals in the Lakes Area.

Become a WAVE Member

WAVE YPN welcomes membership from all individuals aged 18-39 who live in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Cost to join is $240 per year, which may be covered by employers as an investment in professional growth. We encourage all young people from our Chamber community to join WAVE and to take advantage of its numerous benefits.

Learn more at our Launch Event!

Set sail with us on Gull Lake Cruises to learn more about WAVE Young Professionals Network! Meet the Anchor Board behind WAVE, network with other young professionals, and help us brainstorm our 2024 activities!

Kendra Johnson Round Headshot WAVE Project Manager


Questions about WAVE YPN? Contact Kendra to learn more or schedule a meeting for your business. 

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