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Who are we? NextGEN is the Billings Chamber’s young professional’s group for emerging community leaders. Meant to establish a place for Gen Z and Millennial’s looking to further their professional career, NextGEN is open to individuals age 21-39.


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.


To connect, enhance and inspire Billings’ young professionals to make a positive difference within the community. Through development, attraction and retention, NextGEN seeks to accelerate the influence of diverse emerging leaders, leading to positive community growth.


To provide strong leadership to our organization and community by holding ourselves accountable to our purpose and mission, leading by example, demonstrating professional character, and delivering positive change.

To attract, retain, & develop young talent by showcasing the city of Billings as a dynamic community where young professionals can live, work, raise a family, and play.

To create an environment where young professionals can meet, network, partner, and unite. We assist members in building and sustaining friendships as well as generating new business partnerships through our networking activities.

To encourage and empower young professionals to make a difference by becoming active participants in the professional, civic, and philanthropic aspects of Billings. We provide opportunities to achieve personal and professional growth in hopes of creating a voice to influence and drive positive change in Billings.

To embrace diversity where each participant is appreciated, supported, and recognized based on the person’s own merit, accomplishments, and involvement in the organization.


As a program of the Billings Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber’s by-laws will apply to NextGEN. NextGEN will be under the direction of NextGEN Lead.

NextGEN Lead is the leadership team consisting of two co-chairs, and leads from the four action teams appointed by the Chamber board, working with Chamber staff as designated by the Chamber President/CEO.