Created to connect the working professionals
of Marquette County under the age of forty.

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What is 40 Below?

40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals was created in 2010 as a way for professionals under the age of 40 to come together with networking and professional development opportunities.

Since our organization was created, we have embarked on many different adventures. Not only has 40 Below diversified its events and continuously grown its membership on a local level, we also host the annual Upper Peninsula Young Professionals Conference, bringing professionals from all across the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin together for outstanding professional development and relationship-building opportunities. In 2014, 40 Below members organized the inaugural Iron Range Roll,  a 16 mile point-to-point run, ride and relay event to connect our communities and raise funds for the YMCA of Marquette County's Reach & Rise Mentoring Program. We feel that we are the future of our communities—there are future business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders or even Mayors among us!

If you are a Marquette County professional that has been looking for some fun and exciting ways to meet new people and network with others, 40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals has something to offer. Perhaps you are newly relocated to the area and want to expand your horizons—feel free to come by one of our events and check us out!

We’re always adding great events to our calendar. Visit one of our monthly social gatherings to get a feel for who we are, what we represent, and how we can help you.

For more information on 40 Below, please contact the Lake Superior Community Partnership office located at 501 S. Front Street Marquette, MI, 49855 or call (906) 226-9658 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.

Recent News

  • Danielle LaCavallaOctober 1, 2016 - 9:21 am

    Danielle LaCavalla is the new Executive Director of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC). Throughout her career, Danielle has worked with development and engagement offices. In her last role as Assistant Director of Bicentennial Events at Norwich University, a private military college in Central VT, she was tasked with an unprecedented opportunity to engage constituents in […]

  • Sneak Peak: Events on the HorizonSeptember 29, 2016 - 12:41 am

    Want to know what’s coming up? Though all the specifics may not be available, here’s a preview of events over the next few months. Events Committee is in need of members to assist with the logistics of 40 Below activities. Contact Events Chair Kate Havel at to get involved. OCTOBER Monthly Social: Country Village/Jasper Ridge […]

  • Iron Range Roll Raises $4,750 for YMCA “Reach & Rise” Youth Mentoring ProgramSeptember 28, 2016 - 11:09 am

    40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals recently presented $4,750.25 to the YMCA of Marquette County to support its Reach and Rise Youth Mentoring Program. The Iron Range Roll, a 16 mile point-to-point race from Ishpeming to Marquette along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, raised the funds through a relay/run/bicycle event on June 4, 2016 celebrating the […]

  • Steve DavisSeptember 1, 2016 - 10:32 am

    Dr. Steve Davis, DDS, MSc, MS began his pursuit of education at Bay College (Escanaba, MI) then transferred to Northern Michigan University to complete his Bachelor’s in Science. He was then selected to be a Masters in Science graduate student of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, a partnership between NMU and Marquette General Hospital, […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Board Member Application Deadline

    October 30 @ 11:55 pm - October 31 @ 12:00 am
  2. Gourmet Gone Wild

    November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Economic Club of Marquette County Ticket Giveaway: Ray Johnson

    November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Entrepreneurs On Tap

    November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Adopt a Family Shopping

    December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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