The NextGEN network exists to foster relationships among young professionals, develop business opportunities, support civic involvement, and promote an overall investment in the future of our community.

Why NextGEN?
Learn. Connect. Grow.

Advance your career, meet other young professionals.

NextGEN, a program of the Billings Chamber of Commerce is the leading social and business networking group dedicated to building a better Billings. Made up of motivated, energetic young professionals, we offer a variety of events for professional development growth, community engagement and opportunities for personal interaction to truly network and develop friendships.

By joining NextGEN you will have the opportunity to: Learn at professional development workshops and education speaking/tour sessions, Connect and network with Billings’ talented young professionals and Grow your career and invest in your future and the future of Billings.


    1. 2020 Professional Development Series

      January 14 - May 12
    2. Connect Action Team Meeting

      January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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