As a program of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, neXt is a local organization formed to attract and retain young talent in the community, while developing the next generation of leaders. Focused on young adults, we use fun social activities and structured educational opportunities to help you grow your network, learn new skills, and develop as a leader. Whether you are looking to grow personally or professionally, odds are we have an upcoming event that will help you do just that. Follow neXt on social media to stay in the loop. Yearly membership for neXt is $95 for employees of Chamber members and $150 for non-members. 


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Upcoming Events:

Your home is likely the biggest financial investment you will make in your lifetime. When preparing to buy your first home or an investment property, there’s a lot to consider. Join Tracy Lundy, mortgage loan originator with Lake Region Bank and Amber Barber, owner and broker of 320 Real Estate Co. to find out more about the homebuying process. Topics include: the pre-approval process, fixed vs. variable interest rates, down payments, closing costs, the local real estate market, negotiations, inspections, appraisals, staging, and steps to get your foot in the door of your next property. Whether you are a renter looking to purchase your first home, or an investor looking for your next property, this is a great opportunity to ask questions in a laid back, no pressure environment. This free event is open to the public. No RSVP is required.



Friday, August 23rd | 7:30-8:30am Minnwest Technology Campus Atrium

Networking: Chamber Connection 


Are you interested in being involved in the planning/decision making for neXt? NeXt is a volunteer-driven program, which means all of the marketing and event planning is designed and organized by neXt members. The neXt leadership committee meets the first Tuesday of every month from 8:30-9:30am at the Chamber. Along with monthly events, we estimate a max of 4-5 hour commitment per month with a minimum of a year term for the leadership team. Curious about checking it out, but not sure if you're ready to commit? Join us for a meeting to see if it's a good fit for you or contact [email protected] to inquire further.


neXt Leadership Team

Kelsey Hedlof - Hormel, Chair

Hunter Rommes - Willmar Stingers, Vice Chair

Caroline Chan - Kandiyohi County, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber Board Liaison

Jami Tanner - Willmar Lakes Area Chamber Staff Liaison

David Meyer - CDS

David Christensen - ProCore

Jay Halliday - Vaxxinova 

Ted Kroll - Ameriprise Financial


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