Launch Portage

Portage is known as the place ‘Where the North Begins.’ As Young Professionals, the needle on our compass always points north, guiding us forward in our careers while creating new experiences and more opportunities for others like us who want to live, work and play in Portage.

Welcome to Launch Portage. We are Young Professionals building leadership skills, networking and socializing to create a culture of community involvement through the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce. We organize fun activities designed to bring people together and strengthen our community. Come back to this page to see what we are up to and find out how you can be a part of the fun things happening in Portage.

Communities statewide, including Portage, are scheduling events during Young Professionals Week, April 22-29, 2017. Click on the logo at right to find out more.

If you are interested in becoming part of Launch Portage, please call the Portage Chamber office at 608-742-6242 or email

Blitz the VFW

When: Tuesday, April 25
Where: VFW Post #1707, 215 W. Collins St.
Time: 6pm-8pm

Sample beer from Wisconsin Dells Brewing Company from 6pm to 7pm! Meet Brewmaster Jamie Baertsch, first female brewmaster in Wisconsin, who is from Portage.

$15 per person includes 3 types of WDBC beer samples. Only 150 tickets. Must be 21 to participate.

Sunset Park & Boat Launch Cleanup

When: Wednesday, April 26
Where: Sunset Park, 1217 W. Pleasant St.
Time: 5pm-6:30pm

Get in on community spirit and help with a little spring clean up at this local treasure!


Wine Walk

When: Friday, April 28
Where: Downtown Portage
Time: 6pm-9pm

Sample great wines and check out the downtown, enjoying a sample of one red and one white wine at each stop.

Hurry! Only 350 tickets. Must be 21 to participate. Get your tickets here.