Wisconsin’s Young Professionals Select the Best Places to Work

NEWaukee proudly announces the winners of the 2016 Bubbler Awards: Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work for Young Professionals that will be recognized during the kick off event of YPWeek Wisconsin on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Platinum Flight Center of the Appleton International Airport.

The following companies were nominated by their employees, evaluated and selected by a group of young professional leaders from across the state of Wisconsin as the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals.

Penrod (Milwaukee)
LinkEHR (Madison)
Greenheck (Wausau)
Mortenson Construction (Brookfield)
Wisnet (Fond du Lac)
West Corporation (Appleton)
GE Healthcare (Pewaukee)
Society Insurance (Fond du Lac)
Spredfast (Madison)
Red Arrow Labs, a Dohmen company (Milwaukee)

YPWeek, founded in 2012, is a weeklong platform of discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals. The 2016 lineup features 150+ events occurring in 15 cities across the state: Door County, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.

The Bubbler Awards is an example of how YPWeek Wisconsin highlights the young professional voice. Additionally, the nomination and selection process establish a framework for existing and emerging young professionals throughout the state to collaborate and brand Wisconsin as a workplace destination for Millennials. The nomination evaluation centered on what Millennials are looking for in today’s workplace including: competitive salary and benefits, opportunity for advancement and employee and community engagement.

“The Bubbler Awards shine a light on the companies who have made great strides to accommodate the interests and needs of a new and shifting workforce,” explains Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “A lot of attention is paid to the picture of Millennials as discontent or disinterested in traditional forms of employment. We are eager to showcase the reality of how many Wisconsin-based companies are allowing young professionals to call this state home.”

The Bubbler Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 as the launch of the fifth annual YPWeek at the Platinum Flight Center of the Appleton International Airport in Appleton, WI. For more information about the Bubbler Awards and YPWeek Wisconsin, please visit: www.ypweek.com.


YPWeek 2016 brings together key leaders in 15 communities, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the millennial workforce in activities and experience that are important to them while educating employers on the important role these functions play in retaining their workforce. YPWeek 2016 includes the following communities: Door County, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. Visit www.ypweek.com to learn more.

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to major Milwaukee employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses. Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state chamber of commerce, the state manufacturers’ association and the state safety council. Founded in 1911, WMC is Wisconsin’s leading business association dedicated to making Wisconsin the most competitive state in the nation. Visit www.wmc.org to learn more.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation by providing resources, technical support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation and international business development. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com to learn more.