The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Network New Ulm Community Leadership Program, and for the Network New Ulm Youth Leadership Program!
Network New Ulm Youth was established in 2002 as a leadership program for students to increase their awareness and participation in the community of New Ulm. This program is for upcoming Juniors at any of our New Ulm area high schools. Applications are DUE BY JUNE 30th. Applications are available online here: Online Application
Network New Ulm Community Leadership Program was organized by Blandin Leadership Alumni, and sponsored each year by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. We’ve graduated the 2019-2020 class (pictured above), so we are now seeking applicants for the 2020-2021 class! Sessions are held once a month from September thru May. Network New Ulm seeks to build a stronger community by providing a group of emerging and existing leaders with opportunities to enhance their community knowledge, civic network and leadership skills. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences are invited to apply. Approximately twenty-four participants, who represent a cross-section of the community in terms of gender, ethnicity, age, occupation and organization, will be selected.
Testimonials from the Class of 2020:
Network New Ulm is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow a professional in our community. I gained a deeper appreciation for all that goes into making New Ulm an awesome place to live and visit!
Phil Scriver, MN Valley Lutheran High School
WOW…what an amazing program! Network New Ulm was a great experience. From history & culture, local businesses, government, law enforcement and healthcare, etc. it was a great program. I learned a lot about the community that I work and live in and would recommend this program to others who are new to the community or have lived here all their lives. Each program was educational and fun, not to mention networking with fellow NNU participants.
Vonda Dulas, New Ulm Medical Center
This program is such a nice way to get to know more about our community. Great opportunity to get to know others in multiple industries and make new connections. If you are looking for networking opportunities this program definitely provides this for you.
Erica Kimsey, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
It has been fascinating to learn so much about this town I’ve called home for over 20 years. I had no idea our town had so many different industries and facets and it’s been great to learn about them and see how they all work together. Network New Ulm has been a wonderful opportunity and I highly recommend it for anyone that has the chance. Every session has been filled with so much information and it’s been great to meet and connect with other local people, as well.
Tricia Gieseke, Nuvera
This is not your average networking program. If you’re new to the community or a lifelong resident this program is a must. It provides a power and impactful way of networking in New Ulm that no other program will offer. The variety of interactions with workplace professionals, from the county sheriff to the governor of Minnesota, makes this program well worth your investment. A byproduct of this type of environment is friendship with other business professionals. Join, it will be a highlight of your professional development.
Michael Looft, New Ulm Chamber
Network New Ulm has been an amazing experience for me! As a new business owner, it provided me with connections, resources and support that gave me confidence and a feeling of truly being a part of the community. The sessions were so much fun and offered so much useful information. The diverse group I was a part of provided such a wealth of different perspectives that really promote creativity in running a business in this type of market and inspire pride in the community in which I live and serve. I am so glad I could be a part of this fantastic organization. It’s been fun and so beautifully run!
Heather Mangen, Goosetown Enterprises
This program is phenomenal! I have lived here all my life and learned so many new things about the history and businesses of New Ulm. Educational monthly events that make learning fun and great way to meet and make new friends within our community. Thank you Chamber for hosting such a wonderful program. I highly encourage anyone to participate.
Deb Schmidt, Bank Midwest
For someone new to the community Network New Ulm was a wonderful introduction to the community. It provided me with the history of the town and surrounding communities, brought me in contact with community leaders, gave me an understanding of all the programs and activities that are available to everyone, revealed to me the diverse industry in this area and best of all I made a number of new friends.
Sheryl Mann, Windings
Jenny Eckstein, Program Administrator