Events

Since its inception in June of 2004, a primary mission of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac is to sponsor monthly events that allow its members opportunities to network in both social and professional settings. Members can then have an opportunity to invite guests and learn more about the mission and goals of YPF.

GET INVOLVED!

Attending YPF events is a great way to find out what YPF is all about. You will meet monthly with collegues and friends while continuing to expand and diversify your network. Come see what the excitement is all about!

Apr
25
Tue
YPWeek 2017 – Snapchat and Instagram for Business @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Have you been contemplating if your organization should be building a social media strategy that includes Snapchat or Instagram or both? Come to Fond du Lac Marketing Professionals’ April presentation featuring Lisa Cruz of Red Shoes PR to determine which of these tools make sense for you in an often confusing and overwhelming social media world.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 – Registration, 7:45-9:00 – Presentation

Location: Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac

Cost: Free for FMP, DFP and YPF members, $30 for AC/Non-FMP Members, $40 General Admission

Presenter: Lisa Cruz of Red Shoes PR
Lisa Cruz has worked in the public relations industry since 1994 and launched Red Shoes PR in 2008. Her experience includes working for a variety of industries such as health care, construction, manufacturing, retail, non-profits and more – from both the corporate and the agency side.

A graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Lisa began her career in one of the toughest media markets, Southern California. Lisa provides strategic consulting in a number of areas for clients such as crisis communications, media relations, internal communications, image management and more. During her career she has worked on a variety of communications projects that involve complex legal situations, federal, state and local investigations, high profile events, mergers and acquisitions and HR matters.

Apr
26
Wed
YPWeek 2017 – Dock Spiders Stadium: Exclusive First Look @ Herr-Baker Field
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Fond du Lac is buzzing with the arrival of the Dock Spiders, the latest Northwoods League team, for the 2017 season. And this is your chance to take an exclusive tour of the brand new stadium at Herr Baker Field more than a month before it’s open to the public! This opportunity is offered exclusively for YPF members. So if you’re not a member yet, get your registration in and let’s do this!

Take a tour of the all new stadium, enjoy lunch on us and chat with team personnel about what it means to have baseball in Fond du Lac! General Manager Ryan Moede will be hosting us throughout the tour and discussing.

During the past six seasons, he has worked as the Director of the Tickets with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Before joining the team, Ryan worked for the Sacramento River Cats (AAA – Oakland A’s) as a Ticket Sales Representative. He previously interned with the Milwaukee Brewers in their Corporate Marketing department. Ryan is a native of Algoma, WI and graduated from UW-Parkside with a degree in Sport Management. Ryan currently lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Amanda.

YPWeek 2017: Networking P.O.W.E.R. @ THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

YPF has once again teamed up with Money Smart Week to combine our efforts for YPWeek! This time around, we’re bringing in national speaker Adam Carroll to speak to the power of social capital.

Adam Carroll has taught over half a million people the Money Savvy Habits to build a life of their dreams. If you’re committed to MAKE MANAGE, and GROW your wealth (and your life!)

Join Adam at THELMA for an informal buzz session on becoming a networking powerhouse.  How you maximize your social network and leverage your connections can have a dramatic effect on your bottom line and the level of fulfillment in your office.  Held in conjunction with YP Week.  Cash bar will be available.

Apr
27
Thu
YPWeek 2017: Fireside Chats @ Grande Cheese Company Home Office & Research Center
Apr 27 @ 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Come together for a night of personal development and networking at Grande Cheese Company’s Home Office & Research Center. Start the evening by learning a variety of life skills in small breakout groups. Topics include everything from 401K planning and real estate 101 to yoga/meditation and nutritional eating. There will even be a self-defense demonstration and a chance to learn about civic organizations in the FDL community. Pick the topics that are most interesting to you and dig in! We will end the night enjoying pizza and networking in a fun atmosphere. Weather permitting we will be able to chat outside and welcome spring from around the fire pit!

Date: Thursday, April 27

Time: 4:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
o 4:45-5:15 Registration
o 5:15-6:00 Breakout Session 1
o 6:15-7:00 Breakout Session 2
o 7:00-8:00 Pizza and Fireside Chats (networking)

Location: Grande Cheese Company Home Office & Research Center
25 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac

Cost: $5 for YPF Members, $15 for Non-YPF members

Apr
28
Fri
YPWeek 2017: Sweet Networking @ Annie's Fountain City Cafe
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Simple, sweet networking with peers in a comfortable, downtown “living room.”

Date: Friday, April 28

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Annie’s Fountain City Cafe
72 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac

Cost: Free for YPF members, $10 for non-YPF members

Are you looking for an excuse to eat dessert first? Was the week long and you’re ready to put your feet up and relax? Then come out for Sweet Networking! Be as comfortable as you’d like while still engaging with your friends in a fun, cozy environment. Annie’s Fountain City Café will give YPs an opportunity to sample tasty dessert treats from a customized dessert bar and sip on steaming hot coffee (free to YPF members). While you’re there, mingle at your leisure, take down a board game and get a game going, or just take it all in – the night is yours! If you want to be healthy and not fill up on just dessert, Annie’s has a variety of dinner options you can purchase and other specialty coffee drinks to keep you going. Unwind with YPF!

Apr
29
Sat
YPWeek 2017: Kickin’ for a Cause @ McDermott Park
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am

YPF is proud to announce our first ever Kickin’ for a Cause, a charity kickball tournament to benefit Solutions Center! In addition to helping a wonderful cause like Solutions Center, you’ll also enjoy live music, fun games between kickball games, a 50/50 raffle, food available from Fond du Lac Lionesses and more! Questions? Email ypf@fdlac.com and someone will contact you soon!

To register your team, click more information below.

Solutions Center of Fond du Lac is a community funded organization that exists to provide safety, offer support and restore hope to those affected by domestic abuse and homelessness.

May
8
Mon
YPF Member Monday @ Ziggy's Pub
May 8 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for some fun and wash away your Monday blues during YPF’s Member Monday!

Member Monday is a program hosted by the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF), held the second Monday of every month! Meet fellow members (both new and seasoned) and chat with YPF leadership about volunteer opportunities and get in the know about how to maximize their membership investment.

It’s a chance to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that can be difficult to forge during larger events. Think of it as your way of getting to know YPF without the fear of feeling out of place or not knowing anyone!

No cost to attend. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

2017 YPF Member Monday events are sponsored by Fox Valley Savings Bank – THANK YOU!

May
18
Thu
YPF: Amazing Race 2017 @ Fat Joe's
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It is back and better than ever! A mirror of the Sunday night television show, this event has you racing up and down Main Street stopping at a variety of shops and restaurants. Again this year, clues will be given to your next destination with the winning team earning a fantastic prize!

Young Professionals of Fond du Lac Amazing Race
Thursday, May 18, 2016

Early Bird Pricing: $15.00 YP Member/ $20 Non YP Member if registered by Monday, May 1, 2017

After May 1, 2017, pricing is $20 YP Member/ $25 Non YP Member

Registration deadline: May 8

Includes: Team shirt, snacks after race & a great networking opportunity

Register your team of four to race around the downtown Fond du Lac area deciphering clues and completing unique challenges along the way.

5:00pm to 5:30pm- Registration at Fat Joe’s
5:30pm to 7:30pm- Amazing Race
7:30pm to 8:00pm- Prizes, snacks and socializing with other YP’s

Let’s see what company can get the most teams involved. The challenge is on!

Jun
12
Mon
YPF Member Monday @ Ziggy's Pub
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for some fun and wash away your Monday blues during YPF’s Member Monday!

Member Monday is a program hosted by the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF), held the second Monday of every month! Meet fellow members (both new and seasoned) and chat with YPF leadership about volunteer opportunities and get in the know about how to maximize their membership investment.

It’s a chance to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that can be difficult to forge during larger events. Think of it as your way of getting to know YPF without the fear of feeling out of place or not knowing anyone!

No cost to attend. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

2017 YPF Member Monday events are sponsored by Fox Valley Savings Bank – THANK YOU!

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