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 membership grown in size on a local level, but we also held our Inaugural Upper Peninsula Young Professionals Conference in 2012 at Northern Michigan University, bringing professionals from all across the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin together with some outstanding professional development and relationship-building opportunities.  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 8am-5pm.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.


Aaron PopkeyAaron Popkey, Director of Public Affairs for the Green Bay Packers, is the dinner speaker for the Economic Club of Marquette County April 21 session. 40 Below will be hosting a pre-dinner reception from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Ramada for our members to meet Mr. Popkey and learn about the Green Bay Packers franchise. He will be giving a short presentation and answering questions at 5:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Members do not need to attend the Economic Club dinner to attend the reception. Registration for the April Ticket Giveaway to attend the dinner closes on Tuesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. Enter here:


CONGRATULATIONS to Heather Mosher, this quarter’s refer a friend winner! Heather received a $50 VISA gift card for her recruitment efforts. Want to win next quarter? Start recruiting your friends and co-workers!


Iron Range RollTHE “IRON RANGE ROLL” is a relay/run/bicycle event that celebrates the heritage and recreational culture of Marquette County – all in the name of giving back to our community’s youth through the YMCA of Marquette County’s “Reach & Rise” youth mentoring program. Along the Iron Ore Heritage Trial from downtown Ishpeming to the iconic Ore Dock in Marquette, recreational and community enthusiasts of all ages will participate in a friendly timed downhill excursion on foot, bicycle, or as part of a relay team.

40 Below Young Professionals of Marquette County is honored to partner with our sponsors, the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, the Cities of Ishpeming, Negaunee, and Marquette, Townships of Negaunee and Marquette, and the YMCA’s “Reach and Rise” program to present what we hope will become an annual recreation event that celebrates the connection of our communities along the IOHT.

In its first year and beyond, the “Iron Range Roll” aims to be an all-inclusive event that promotes healthy living, fun, and giving back with participants of all ages and abilities. Bicycle riders, relay runners, and runners will be staggered in separate start groups to facilitate safe and smooth transitions. At the conclusion of “The Roll,” an awards ceremony and celebration will be held at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette.

Are you ready to roll? Get ready to dust of that bike, assemble your relay team, and exchange your snow boots for sneakers. Stay tuned for registration information, race start/stop times, relay intervals, and more!

Interested in volunteering or joining 40 Below Young Professionals in planning the Iron Range Roll? Send us an email at


A MEMBERS ONLY SECTION is in the process of being created that will give members the ability to network with other members, see who is active with 40 Below and communicate in a user friendly environment.  Stay Tuned!


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Upcoming Events

  1. Reception with Aaron Popkey, Green Bay Packers Director of Public Affairs

    April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. April Economic Club Ticket Giveaway: Aaron Popkey

    April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Communications Committee Meeting

    April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Iron Range Roll Task Force Meeting

    April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Iron Range Roll Task Force Meeting

    May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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