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Next Up

Next Up is a program for future young professionals currently enrolled at a college or university. This organization caters exclusively to students enrolled in higher education preparing for the next step after graduation.

By providing professional, networking, and social opportunities for future young professionals, Next Up is creating a more vibrant and connected community. Thousands of college graduates have gone on to achieve great success within their respective fields and the ability to connect with these young professionals can create new opportunities, connections and experiences.

Fun, informal networking events with other Next Up members and speaking engagements with local business professionals are all part of the Next Up experience - an experience worth being a part of.

This program is sponsored by the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and is complimentary for all tri-state college students. 


For more details about Next Up, please contact

  • Barry Gentry, Senior Vice President, Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Whitney Sanger, Travel Dubuque, Sales Manager, Travel Dubuque
    Young Professionals (YP) Board member, Director of Student Outreach & Academic Outreach

We Love Our Students

The Dubuque Area Chamber is promoting our ‘We Love Our Students’ campaign where area businesses are offering discounts, promotions, and savings to students by showing a valid college ID.

The Chamber realizes that our students are our treasures and are our future workforce!  We want to proclaim Dubuque as a thriving ‘College Town’.

Click here for a full list of participating businesses!

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