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RACINE – Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – In the spirit of community collaboration, three young adult and professional groups in Racine are coming together to offer events throughout YPWeek, Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27.

YPWeek is a weeklong platform focused on discovery, adventure, and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals in Wisconsin. Young Professionals of Racine, a program of Racine Area Manufactures and Commerce, Visioning a Greater Racine (VGR) Vibrant Atmosphere for Young Adults WAVE Team, and What’s Up Racine are planning events to bring young adults, creatives, professionals, millennials, and college students together.

“There is a lot of new, positive energy throughout Racine,” Brianna Wright, co-founder of What’s Up Racine and co-chair of VGR’s Vibrant Atmosphere for Young Adults WAVE Team, said. “Planning for this week has helped us capture that energy while building opportunities for new partnerships.”

“Many people are having discussions about how to attract and retain millennials, but typically without any of us at the table,” Wright continued. “The chance to work with other young professionals to build initiatives and activities from the ground up will truly make Racine a stronger community in the future.”

Advanced registration is recommended as events are expected to fill quickly. More information can be found on and What’s Up Racine’s Facebook page.

Who’s in charge here?: Kringle Connection
Atmosphere Collaborative Space, 829 Wisconsin Ave, Racine
Monday, April 22; 7 – 9 a.m.
State and local leaders are shaping the Racine of the future. Enjoy a morning social with local politicians and community leaders in a laid-back atmosphere while enjoying complimentary kringle and coffee.

Maximize Your Marketing: Get Social
Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N Green Bay Rd, Mt Pleasant
Monday, April 22; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In a world full of “how-to’s,” it can be daunting to figure out where to begin with marketing and social media. Our panel will provide various outlooks on using strategy, collaboration, and branding.

Panelists include Eric Hess, SocialSurge Marketing, Miranda Knudtson, and Racine Foodies, Brianna Wright, Real Racine and What’s Up Racine, and Matt Binetti, Matt Binetti Video.

The Foxconn Effect – What does it really mean?
Gateway Technical College, 1001 S Main Street, Racine
Tuesday, April 23; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Bill Mitchell, Vice President of Business Operations for Foxconn Technology Group, will speak on who Foxconn is, what they do, what it means to the Racine community, and his perspective on leadership.

Latin Dance Night
Red Onion, 555 Main St, Racine
Wednesday, April 24; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Spice up Wednesday by dancing the night away with food, drinks, and fun. For just $12, join Guy Singer as he leads two sessions of Latin dancing, including salsa, tabat, and more, and put some hot new moves to the test.

Racine S.O.U.P. – Support of Urban Projects
Uncorkt, 240 Main St, Racine
Thursday, April 25; 5:30 – 8 p.m.
S.O.U.P. is a forum where people can share ideas for projects to enhance quality of life in Racine. Everyone in attendance contributes $5 to enjoy a meal of soup and vote on which project will be funded. The more people in attendance, the more funds available to award!

Racine’s Largest YP Happy Hour
Longshot Vinyl, 324 6th St, Racine
Friday, April 26; 4 – 6 p.m.
Relax with young professionals from around Racine for a bit of camaraderie to start the weekend right. Buy new and vintage vinyl records while enjoying a craft beer or glass of wine.

“I am Racine”
1601 Washington Ave., Racine
Friday, April 26; 6 – 10 p.m.
There are many individuals who make up the fabric of our community. As part of the get bEHIND the aRTS Kick-Off celebration, join in a documentary storytelling experience about the people of Racine.

Racine #TrashTag
Throughout Racine
Saturday, April 27; All Day
Gather family and friends and explore a neighborhood or new spot in town and join in the worldwide movement of #TrashTag. Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance. Then, grab some gloves and garbage bags and clean up the area. Take another picture when and post the before and after photos with #RacineTrashTag.

In addition, Wings of Fire Consulting will also be hosting their monthly Firestarters Unite women’s entrepreneur session during YP Week. On Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Atmosphere Collaborative Space, like-minded women will come together for networking, refreshments, and group coaching to keep their dreams on fire


YPWeek is a weeklong platform focused on discovery, adventure, and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter most among young professionals in Wisconsin. Organized by RAMAC’s YPR, Visioning a Greater Racine, and What’s Up Racine, these events will bring Racine’s younger population even more opportunities to be engaged!