U.P. Young Professionals Conference slated Sept. 4

MARQUETTE – “Cultivate You, Your Ideas, and Your Business” at the third annual Upper Peninsula Young Professionals Conference.

The event, hosted by 40 Below, Marquette County’s young professional organization, will take place Thursday, Sept. 4, at Marquette Mountain Ski Lodge in Marquette from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A social event will follow.

Throughout the day, there will be informative breakout sessions, panels and networking opportunities.

Attendees of the conference will hone and develop skills to encourage professional growth, inspire entrepreneurism and grow their employer’s bottom line.

The conference will also feature a keynote speaker in the morning. This year, Mel Charbonneau, co-founder of the women’s running group, Fellow Flowers, has been selected as the keynote presenter.

Charbonneau was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Registration for the conference is now open. Fees are nonrefundable, but may be transferred to another young professional.

To register for this year’s conference, visit\ 40belowmqt.org/upper-peninsula-young-professionals-conference.