Update from Appleton Meeting – 09/27/2016

From Steve Krueger, Appleton Chapter:

While a chill in air is ushering in fall, the meeting room at Menn Law was warm with 17 attendees.

We had a first time attendee Jesse Dunsmore from Cornerstone Financial Group – thank you Craig from HawkPoint Technologies for inviting Jesse.

Don Noskowiak (facilitator for Green Bay) and I are seeking co-facilitators for when we are not able to make a meeting and to continue to strengthen the group by making sure the group is by you for you. Please contact me or Don if you are willing to assist.

Don and I met with Chad Kopitzke from NextGen Advantage to discuss a November 15th tentative date for a meeting/panel on the Millennial generation in combination with the Green Bay group. Location will be very near Menn Law (Hwy 41 and Ballard). More details to follow but block your calendar for 7:30 to 9:00 am on November 15th for this event. Most likely Green Bay and Appleton will not hold their regular meetings on November 8th and 15th respectively and combine for this meeting on the 15th.

Our presenter was Steve Krueger from Chortek. I have attached the presentation (Available in our presentation tab) which focused on the technology solutions Chortek brings to the area for accounting/ERP software from Sage and consulting services to assist companies in selecting a new system to manage their business, vendors and customer relationships.

Question of the month: What Networking Event/Group do you attend that brings you the most new business?
Craig – HawkPoint – Chamber Events
Zach – McClone – Insight Publications events (Manufacturing First, Thinc!, InDev)
Jayne – Journey Consulting – Initiative One – meets in Green Bay 7-8am on Friday
Cindy – Anahk Leadership – Fox Cities Chamber
Ann – Keller Williams – Mid Day Women’s Alliance
Rodney – Cornerstone – PNW
Andy – Baker Tilly – ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) and AGC (Associated General Contractors).
Julie – JA Huth – PNW
Victor – First Merit – Association for Corporate Growth
Steve – Chortek – Insight Publication events (Manufacturing First)
Jesse – Cornerstone Financial – Chamber and BRG – Business Referral Group – Festival Foods in Menasha
Jenny – Murray Roberts – PNW and THE EVENT at Paper Valley
John – NEW Printing – http://www.THRIVELunch.com and invited everyone to take a tour of NEW Printing
Sara – Enthusiastic Executive – PNW and Mid-Day Women’s Alliance
Carrie – AIT and AITP – NEW AITP meetings – see note below on October 13 Technology Hub Conference
Al – Variant Productions – http://www.clearmissionnetworking.com DePere and Neenah (Faith Based Networking).

Please don’t hesitate to refer a business to business professional to our group. Referral attendance is how our group grows and adds networking opportunities for us all. Special thanks to our host Menn Law for your hospitality each month for the PNW meetings.

Future meetings/presenters:
October 25th – Sarah Robertson – Enthusiastic Executive
November 22nd– Mary Hosmer – TEC
December 20th (moved up one week from normal 4th Tuesday due to Christmas) – Zach Kaiser from McClone
January – open
February – open
March – open

Please contact me if you would like to present your company at a future Appleton PNW meeting.

Events:
October 13 – Technology Hub Conference at the Appleton Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center http://www.technologyhubconference.com/
October 19/20 – Manufacturing First Expo and Conference at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay http://manufacturingfirst.com/
November 9th – 2016 Business Summit hosted by NWTC at Lambeau Field- see http://www.newbizsummit.com for more details
November 15th – tentative date for combined Appleton and Green Bay PNW meeting/panel regarding Millennial generation facilitated by Chad Kopitzke with NextGen Advantage http://www.nextgen-advantage.com (more details on location to follow)
December 6th – NEW North Summit at KI Convention Center in Green Bay – http://www.newnorthsummit.com

If you have ideas or suggestions to add value to the monthly PNW meetings, please email me. I am looking for good questions of the month (we passed on what event you dream about winning an Olympic medal in due to the size of the group this month) that will share insight with others and find common interests that can build relationships and referrals.

Also, if you would like to meet with someone in the group, please reach out to them directly or let me know and I will include you in the small groups with them at a future meeting.

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