• Hype
  • Join hype for a week dedicated to celebrating young professionals

    In a collaborative effort between hype and other local partners, a week of distinct programs and events will be held in celebration of young professionals and the role they play in contributing to a vibrant community, sustainable workforce and thriving economic future.

    This celebratory week will bring together young professionals from around the region to participate in special programs to be held around the community. hype will work together with local partners, independent of a statewide effort, to deliver a community-based approach to engage this workforce segment withactivities targeted specifically to their interests. The week will also offer employers an opportunity to get involved with events aimed at engaging and retaining young professionals. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

    Stay tuned, as a full schedule of programs and events will be released in the upcoming months.

  • Young professionals group unveils new name

    The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce unveiled new branding for its young professionals group at a Jingle & Mingle event held on Friday, December 9. Formerly known as E3YP, hype is a workforce development initiative of the Chamber aimed at attracting, retaining and meeting the needs of young professionals (ages 21 to 45). hype will promote young professionals, highlighting their achievements, inspiring them to further connect with the community and developing them personally and professionally. Read the entire press release here.

  • hype is a workforce development initiative of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce and is designed to help attract, retain and meet the unique needs of young professionals (ages 21 - 45) throughout the Wausau region.

    The purpose of hype is to connect young professionals to each other, the community and businesses; to offer young professionals leadership opportunities and development tools to grow and to encourage young professionals to work, play and stay in the Wausau region.

    hype offers monthly events for its members, ranging from professional development and training programs to networking opportunities. hype activities serve to connect young professionals to the community and provide them with meaningful opportunities to interact with others in their age group, as well as with business and community leaders.



    Select the appropriate form, download, complete and submit an application for membership:

    Individual Membership

    Corporate Membership


    FAQs Regarding Membership

    Do I have to be a Chamber member in order to participate in hype?

    Young professionals do not have to work for or be associated with a Chamber member in order to become a member of hype.

    How do I join?

    You can join hype as an individual young professional or through a corporate membership. Complete an application using one of the links above.

    Do I need to be employed or associated with a business in order to become a member of hype?

    We welcome all young professionals, ages 21-45, who have a desire to grow in their career and expand their business network.

    For more information on membership, contact Renae Krings at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

  • Volunteer Leadership

    Andy Shallow2

    Andrew Shallow is the chairperson of hype.  He resides in Wausau with his wife and two children, and has lived in the area for two years.  Andy obtained his undergraduate degree from UW-Stevens Point, and MBA from UW-Oshkosh.  Andy is currently a Senior Vice President for Associated Bank and manages the Commercial Banking team within north & central Wisconsin.

    Elizabeth Field2

    Elizabeth Brodek Field is the chair-elect for hype. Elizabeth is originally from Racine, but she moved to Wausau in July of 2013. She is the Executive Director of Wausau River District, and the 2015 recipient of the ATHENA Young Professional Award. In addition to her position within hype, she sits on the Board for Central Wausau Progress, the Advisory Board for Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, and staffs the Business Improvement District Board. Elizabeth has degrees from Beloit College (2008) and Marquette University Law School (2012). She practiced law in a non-profit firm in Milwaukee before moving to central Wisconsin. She has a passion for local business and bringing people together to create a more vibrant community.


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Young professionals can get involved in the Chamber through a number of volunteer opportunities.


    Recent Event Photos

    Allison Liddle presented the Hyperdrive: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership at North Central Health Care on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. View more photos here.

    Hype and United Way's Emerging Leaders of Marathon County hosted a Jingle & Mingle event on Friday, December 9, 2016. View more photos here.

    How to Lead with Elevating Your Future: Meetings - The Good, The Bad and the Ugley was held at Rasmussen College on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. View more photos here.

    An Election Open Mic was held at Thrive Foodery on Monday, October 17, 2016. View more photos here.

    How to Lead with Emotional Intelligence was held at Church Mutual Insurance Company on Friday, September 16, 2016. View more photos here.