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This year's 2015 Business Expo in Wausau addressed the need for more young people in the region Submitted: 04/24/2015
WAUSAU - One of the groups that went to the Business Expo was E3YP.

The group originated from the growing need to get young people to stay in area.

Young people often start working in smaller northcentral Wisconsin communities, but they end up leaving after a few years. It's something that E3YP hopes to change.


"A lot of it is just feeling disconnected from the community, and so a big part of our mission is to reach out to the people who are filling these jobs and get them to stay here by plugging them into the community," said Young Professionals and Special Projects Manager Nick O'Brien.

The group started in September of 2014. E3YP now has more than 1,400 members.

Aaron Kapellusch Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce President Aaron Kapellusch thinks the area has lot to offer young people.

"There's a support system here in northcentral Wisconsin and that we really have a thriving community here, and so we really welcome young professionals here, and I think we have a lot to offer younger people that are looking for a great place to live work and play," said Kapellusch.

E3YP also helps young professionals network throughout the region.


Story By: Wren Clair

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