MARINETTE — Those wishing to show off their spelling skills have an opportunity to do so this Wednesday. 

The Marinette-Menominee Young Professionals (MMYP), a committee with the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce, will host a corporate spelling bee at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ironworks on Main, 1333 Main St. in Marinette.  

Teams of one to four individuals from the same local business are invited to try test their spelling skills for a team entry fee of $40. Multiple teams from the same businesses are allowed, and all will compete for a cash prize of $200. 

“It’s going to be traditional spelling bee format, single elimination,” said MMYP chairperson Vince Baron, of Baron Financial. “The words are going to be harder than normal.” 

Retired Judge William Hupy of Menominee will be judging the spelling bee. Team formation and registration has been extended until Monday. 

The idea for the spelling bee actually came from M&M Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and CEO Jacqueline Boudreau, who suggested the event after being involved with a spelling bee in the past. 

The MMYP group is a committee through the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to attract, welcome and retain young professionals in the region. Those interested in attending the Corporate Spelling Bee may RSVP with payment to the M&M Area Chamber of Commerce, 601 Marinette Ave., or online at by Monday. For more information, visit the MMYP Facebook page,