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

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    40 Below Christmas Party and Gift WrappingNovember 27, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Join us for the 40 Below tradition of wrapping gifts for our adopted family on Wednesday, December 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year, we will be wrapping and celebrating the holidays at the Marquette Commons. 40 Below will be providing snacks. Members and guests are welcome to bring a bevearage of their […]

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    2015 U.P. Young Professionals Conference: That’s a Wrap!November 3, 2015 - 11:47 am

    The Upper Peninsula Young Professionals Conference hosted by 40 Below: Marquette County Young Professionals was held on September 25, 2015. This years’ conference drew more than 100 attendees from counties across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Upon arrival, attendees were provided personalized folders, name tags with designated locations, sessions as well as morning refreshments. The morning of conference provided an […]

  • Janice Chittle
    Janice ChittleNovember 1, 2015 - 10:45 am

    Janice Chittle is a troll by birthright, but a Yooper at heart! She is from a small town in central lower Michigan, and moved to Marquette 10 years ago to go to Northern Michigan University. She loved it so much, she convinced her fiance (now husband) Matt to join her. They now both happily live […]

  • Gourmet Gone Wild
    Gourmet Gone WildOctober 19, 2015 - 11:56 am

    40 Below has partnered with Upper Edge to bring Gourmet Gone Wild to the Upper Peninsula on Saturday, November 7. Michigan DNR will be demonstrating fly casting at the Pocket Park located at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. The archery and pellet gun range will also be open for use.  The demonstration and pocket […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. 40 Below Christmas Party & Gift Wrapping

    December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Economic Club Ticket Giveaway: Thomas Zurbuchen

    December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Economic Club Ticket Giveaway: Brad McMillian

    January 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Economic Club Ticket Giveaway: David Behen

    February 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Economic Club Ticket Giveaway: Douglas George

    March 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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