Update from Appleton – 10/24/17

From Steve Krueger of Chortek, Appleton Chapter Lead:

“Another great turnout of 16 people at today’s meeting with two first time attendees

First time attendees:
David Donze from Donze CPA LLC – thank you Don Herrmann for referring David
Adam Figurin from Colliers International (commercial real estate)

Thank you to those that referred these individuals to PNW.

Wayne Nolden with Fun Pros was our speaker today. Wayne shared his companies capabilities to provide inflatables, concessions, casino nights, Trivia systems for Bars and Family Feud systems. Wayne provided the inflatables and concessions for ThedaCare’s picinic at Lions Park in Greenville where 10,000 people attended and is doing a private party at a house this Friday. Contact Wayne for more information on including more fun in your corporate or personal events.

Please thank Menn Law for providing us with the meeting facility, copying of the business cards and the coffee, soda and water each month. We are truly fortunate to have such a great location for our monthly meeting.

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)
November 28th – Melissa Borowicz – Utech
December 19th – Michael Gawlik – Huntingon National Bank (Note: third Tuesday of the month due to Christmas)
January 23rd – Zach Kaiser – McClone

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:

October 25-26 – Manufacturing First in Green Bay – http://www.manufacturingfirst.com
November 9th – The Event Celebrating Business – Fox Cities PAC – http://www.foxcitieschamber.com
November 14 – N.E.W. Business Summit at Radisson in Green Bay http://www.newbizsummit.com
December 7th – NEW North Summit – KI Convention Center Green Bay – http://www.newnorthsummit.com

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Update from Appleton Meeting – 9/26/17

From Steve Krueger, Appleton Chapter Lead:

“Excellent turnout of 18 people at today’s meeting with two first time attendees

First time attendees:
Jackie Bartanen – Consultant with Journey Consulting
Tammy Schultz – President of VirtualTech – referred by Don Herrmann

Thank you to those that referred these individuals to PNW.

Please thank Menn Law for providing us with the meeting facility, copying of the business cards and the coffee, soda and water each month. We are truly fortunate to have such a great location for our monthly meeting.

Toni Miller from Global View Capital Advisors shared her story of getting into the business and Global View’s focus on access to the same resources the 1% only had access to in the past.”

Future Speakers: 
October 24th – Wayne Nolden – Fun Pros
November 21st – Zach Kaiser – McClone
December 19th – Michael Gawlik – Huntingon National Bank (Note: third Tuesday of the month due to Christman)

Please contact Steve 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 at Radisson in Appleton. Visit http://www.techhubwi.com for more information
October 17-18 – Launch Wisconsin –Green Bay http://www.launchwisconsin.com
October 25-26 – Manufacturing First in Green Bay – http://www.manufacturingfirst.com
November 14 – N.E.W. Business Summit in Green Bay http://www.newbizsummit.com

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Update from Milwaukee Meeting – 9/20/17

The inaugural meeting at the new location included 8 of of our regular members. All agreed to reach out to at least one additional guest or former attendee to bring for the October meeting. The meeting room graciously provided through C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions at 700 W. Virginia, Milwaukee WI appears to offer the Milwaukee chapter plenty of room for future growth.

Future Speakers:

October 18th – No speaker, Member networking
November 16th – Jennifer Green – The Real Estate Impact of “Amazonification”
December 20th – Tim Stewart – Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Please feel free to join us in October to fill the room!

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Update from Appleton Meeting – 8/22/17

From Steve Krueger of Chortek, Appleton Chapter Lead

“Excellent turnout of 21 people at Tuesday’s meeting with five first time Appleton attendees and two prior attendees we haven’t seen in a while. Let’s call it the Solar Eclipse after effect but, more networking leads to more referral opportunities.

First time attendees:
Scott Jupp from Strategies Ltd in Appleton – http://www.strategiesltd.com
Wayne Nolden with Fun Pros – http://www.funprosevents.com
Melissa Borowicz from UTECH Organizational Development http://www.utechod.com (Melissa attends Green Bay Meetings)
Michael Gawlik – Huntington Bank in Appleton – Joan Kinate suggested Michael attend Appleton meetings.
Patrick Skorupski from BLC Community Bank – new to the bank and attended with Adam Lange also from BLC
Thank you to all those that referred these individuals to PNW.

Tony Hoslet from Hoslet Consulting/Sandler Training presented his sales training capabilities and process (attached is more information). I took away the triangle of Attitude, Behavior and Technique in working on my sales skills.

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)
September 26th – Toni Miller – Global View Capital Advisors
October 24th – open
November 21st – open
December 19th – open (third Tuesday of the month)

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 at Radisson in Appleton. Contact Carrie Drephal, JCD Promotions for more information or visit www.techhubwi.com to register.
October 17-18 – Launch Wisconsin –Green Bay www.launchwisconsin.com
October 25-26 – Manufacturing First in Green Bay – www.manufacturingfirst.com

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Update from Green Bay Meeting – 8/8/17

From Don Noskowiak of B2BCFO, Green Bay Chapter Lead

“Hello all!

Thanks to all of you who attended the Green Bay PNW meeting Tuesday morning. A lively group of 12 attendees…no presenter this month but extended networking and an engaged discussion was enjoyed by all!

As a follow up to some recent succession planning, which I summarized at the July meeting and in those meeting notes, I am pleased to announce that Pat Gorski, Bank Mutual will be assuming the leadership role for our Green Bay PNW group starting in September, 2017. Pat will be looking for a co-lead person to share the duties and to learn the ropes with the intent of moving into the leadership role for the 2018-2019 year. Please contact Pat if you have some interest.

I feel it is time for some new blood to assume the leadership, allowing the group to remain vibrant and strong. It has been a great pleasure of mine to lead the group for the past 3 1/2 years. We have a tremendous group of B2B professionals and I look forward to supporting Pat and together let’s continue to expand and grow our group thru active referrals of B2B professionals.

Upcoming Events –

August 17, 2017 – Fox Valley Chamber Business Exchange, Waverly Beach restaurant and bar, 5 – 7pm

September 28 – TechhubWI.com; looking for sponsors, Paper Valley Hotel, see the website for more information

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

Launch Wisconsin Conference Details
http://launchwisconsin.com/launch-2017/

2 day Conference
Tuesday and Wednesday
October 17-18, 2017
Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI
200+ Speakers, Workshops, Keynotes, Competitions, and Brands

October 25-26 Manufacturing First Conference, KI Convention Center, Green Bay, early registration going on now

Upcoming presenters for the meetings include:

September – Melissa Borowicz Utech Consulting/Illumyx

October – open

November – open

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

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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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