By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Mar 22, 2012 at 9:02 AM has helped promote Newaukee events for several years, and we're proud to be a promotional partner with this fine young professionals network. We are, after all, one of the founding members of Fuel Milwaukee (formerly Young Professionals of Milwaukee) and, if I can say so myself, one of the ignitors of the progressive and ever-growing young and creative scene here in greater Milwaukee.

So, hats off to Newaukee for coordinating Young Professionals Week. It runs April 16-21 and is a week long event "dedicated to showcasing and celebrating Milwaukee's Young Professional organizations."

There are luncheon forums, topical discussions, social gatherings, clean up events on April 21 (Earth Day) and a whole lot more.

Young Professionals Week will highlight all of the YP groups in the area, and on Thursday, April 16 Newaukee and Young Milwaukee will take one evening to honor several individuals for their work in the community. You can nominate someone to win a YP Week award in one of six categories.  Just click here.

As I've always said, a city is only as good as the stories it tells. And, young professionals tell great stories to wide, social and creative networks.  This event will help to expand and better connect those networks.

Milwaukee's a great place and YP week will help highlight many of the people, organizations and places that make it go.

Full schedule for YP Week is here.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.