Update from Appleton Meeting – 7/25/17

From Steve Krueger of Chortek, Appleton Chapter Lead

“11 individuals attended today’s meeting. Tyler Hoffman from ZYMO (attends Green Bay meetings) attended the Appleton group today.

Purpose/Mission – Establish connections through networking with a peer group of B2B professionals focused on serving the needs of small to mid market businesses. Ability to set aside a specific time to each month to build and develop relationships that could provide resources for clients…referrals are a bonus.

If you know of others that fit this purpose and mission, please invite them to a future meeting. Our group grows by your referrals.

Future meetings/presenters: (fourth Tuesday of the month 7:30 am to 9:00am at Menn Law)

August 22 – Tony Hoslet – Sandler Training
September 26th – open
October 24th – open

Please reply to me if you would like to present more about you and your company at a future Appleton PNW meeting.

Events/Networking Opportunities:

September 28, 2017 – Technology Hub Conference…soliciting speakers for the conference. Contact Carrie Drephal, JCD Promotions for more information or visit http://www.techhubwi.com”

 

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Update from Milwaukee – 7/19/17

10 members of the Milwaukee chapter were present at our “temporary” meeting location, the upstairs gathering area of the Milwaukee Public Market. We plan to return there again next month to determine possible permanent spaces.

Our ideal space description:

  • Available 7:30-9:30 on a set Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday once a month
  • Space for up to 24 people seated
  • Additional space to allow for networking before and after
  • Private or at least semi-private space to accommodate presentations
  • Located within 2 miles of downtown Milwaukee
  • Low or no cost
  • Available parking

We may not find a space with all of these attributes but there was a lot of discussion of possible spaces to consider.

Additionally, there was a lengthy discussion of the types of topics we want to consider for presentations. Topics which are broadly informative and useful to a business audience are welcome. Outside speakers as well as members would be welcome to speak. There was some discussion around joint meetings with other chapters as well as additional “social” gatherings.

Please join us  Wednesday, August 16th, at the upper level of the Milwaukee Public Market if you want to provide your additional insight and ideas.

 

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Update from Appleton Meeting 6/27/17

From Steve Krueger of Chortek, Appleton Chapter Lead

“Small but engaged group of eight at the June 27th Appleton PNW meeting.

Ellen Krabbe from Fresco Services presented Dynamic Innovation as it related to protecting your intellectual assets. (ed. note: See under Past Presentations for more information)

July 25th meeting: Extended networking
7:30 to 8:15 Networking
8:15 to 8:35 Announcements
8:40 to 9:00 Networking

Future meetings/presenters: (fourth Tuesday of the month 7:30 am to 9:00am at Menn Law)

July 25 – More networking time – no formal presenter
August 22 – open

Please reply to me if you would like to present more about you and your company at a future Appleton PNW meeting.

Events/Networking Opportunities:

September 28, 2017 – Technology Hub Conference…soliciting speakers for the conference. Contact Carrie Drephal, JCD Promotions for more information or visit www.techhubwi.com

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Update from Appleton Meeting – 5/23/2017

From Steve Krueger

“We changed it up a bit at Menn Law this month and had the networking/social in the lobby and the meeting in a different conference room (first time in three years….) and many thanks to Menn Law for accommodating the group while the usual conference room was being used to stage computers for upgrade.

15 attendees with three first time attendees:
Jim Edmondson Pyramid Creative Group Invited by Joanne Fischer
Mitch Noon Primerica Invited by Tony Hoslet
Corbin Hobbs Honest IT Invited by Don Herrmann

Zach Kaiser from McClone gave a presentation on protecting your company from Cyber threats that can create liability for your company and methods to protect your critical data, customer information and systems that keep your business running.

Future meetings/presenters: (fourth Tuesday of the month 7:30 am to 9:00am at Menn Law)

June 27 – Ellen Krabbe – Fresco Services
July 25 – More networking time – no formal presenter – may replace with PNW Appleton Happy Hour
August 22 – open

Please reply to me if you would like to present more about you and your company at a future Appleton PNW meeting.

Events/Networking Opportunities:

May 25 – Milwaukee Business Expo at Potowatami Casino

September 28, 2017 – Technology Hub Conference…soliciting speakers for the conference. Contact Carrie Drephal, JCD Promotions for more information or visit http://www.techhubwi.com”

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Update from Milwaukee Meeting – 4/19/17

Amazing meeting last night for the Milwaukee chapter, hosted by Milwaukee Brewing Company, and sponsored by chapter member Cate Heerey’s law firm, Rose & deJong. Jim McCabe, Milwaukee Brewing Company founder, talked about the state of the brewing industry both locally and nationally. He also presented a video of their new location, scheduled to begin renovations this month.

A rooftop patio run by the restaurant's operator will have an area for lawn games, and a skylight that will light up the main corridor in the building's interior.

We had over a dozen members attend, but your faithful secretary was too geeked out about the beer to remember to bring name badges or collect business cards. I guess our only reminder of the event will have to be the bottles of the rare gin-barrel-aged Imperial Wit-style beer we were able to acquire. Oh well!

Please watch for an upcoming announcements for future meetings.

 

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Update from Green Bay Meeting – 4/11/17

From Don Noskowiak of B2BCFO, Green Bay Chapter Leader:

“Thanks to Debby Hanson for hosting in my absence last week. We had a new attendee, Miranda Bonde from Laura Mossakowski, LLC.

Upcoming Events

April 26, 2017 – 401(K) BEST PRACTICES FOR PLAN SPONSORS, American National Bank, 2200 North Richmond St., Appleton, WI 8am – 9a, presented by Toni Miller

May 4 – Greater Green Bay Business Showcase, KI Convention Center, 11 am – 5 pm

Fall, 2017 – Technology Hub Conference…soliciting speakers for the conference. Contact Carrie Drephal, JCD Promotions for more information or visit http://www.techhubwi.com

Upcoming presentations:

May, 2017 – Tony Hoslet, Sandler Training
June, 2017 – PNW after hours – Social event at Fox Harbor…more to come
July, 2017 – open

Future slots are open. Please contact me to be added to a future meeting to share your story with our group.”

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Update from Waukesha Meeting – 4/12/17

We had 15 attendees including five new members:

Rick Kalscheur, R&R Insurance

Christopher Brock, Robert W. Baird & Co.

John Francis, Heartland Payment Systems

Brandon Citron, Morgan Stanley

Daniel Hansen, Waukesha State Bank

Upcoming Events

April 19th, 2017, PNW – Milwaukee Chapter Meeting

Milwaukee Brewing Company Tour, 5 to 6:30  PM

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