2017 Bubbler Award Winners Announced

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Wisconsin’s Young Professionals Select the Best Places to Work

NEWaukee is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Bubbler Awards: Best Places to Work for Young Professionals in Wisconsin. 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.

GE Healthcare (Waukesha)
GMR Marketing (New Berlin)
Granular Marketing (Milwaukee)
Greenheck (Wausau)
Mortenson Construction (Brookfield)
Nordic (Madison)
Penrod (Milwaukee)
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (Milwaukee)
Sargento (Plymouth)
Skyward (Stevens Point)

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.

“We are proud to highlight these companies that make it a priority to create an environment that allows for not only young professionals, but all of their employees, to be able to connect to both their workplace and community in unique and valuable ways,” says Angela, Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “Wisconsin-based companies realize how important it is to keep our young talent here and encourage them to grow and become the next generation of leaders across all industries.”

YPWeek, founded in 2012, is a weeklong platform of discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals. YPWeek Wisconsin has continued to reach across the state with the support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) since 2015, and its participants have collaborated with the agency on a shared communication platform designed to retain, excite, and grow the state’s talent pool. YPWeek incorporates this platform into its programming, leveraging “Think-Make-Happen,” as an organizing theme.

YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 features  events occurring in 25 cities across the state: Chequamegon Bay , Door County, Eau Claire, ​Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Hayward, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Portage, Price County, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Superior, Waukesha, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.

For more information about the Bubbler Awards and YPWeek Wisconsin, please visit: www.ypweek.com.

YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 brings together young leaders in 25 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. Major sponsors of YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 include: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Wisconsin Media, and WTMJ 620. 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 employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com 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.