Young Professionals Week Wraps Up With Downtown Tree Planting

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Week wrapped up with a tree planting at Rotary Riverwalk Park on Saturday. Young Professionals Week is a growing, national week of engagement activities for millennials that started in Milwaukee six years ago. The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce recently launched Catalyst, a new group aimed at engaging young adults in the Dodge County area. For the second year in a row Catalyst hosted a weeklong series of events including a coffee roasting tour of Berres Brothers Café in Watertown and a wine tasting at Edwin Brix Vineyard in Juneau. In recognition of Earth Day, Catalyst planted five trees along the Beaver Dam River Saturday. Chamber President Phil Fritsche says the trees were donated from the city. Alison Wolf is the chair of the Catalyst group. She says Young Professionals Week was a success.  Wolf says it is their goal to show millennials that Dodge County is a great place to live and has a lot to offer. She says if any millennials wish to get involved with Catalyst to come to their monthly meetings at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop in Beaver Dam. For more information you can text Wolf at 920-296-4469 or call the chamber offices at 920-887-8879.