Dave Wallace, Bay Ridge Consulting Group, Member #1,800
Dave Wallace became WisOwners Member #1,800 on May 19th, and attended Mark Mullarky’s Lunch & Learn presentation on Computer Security the last Friday in May.
Meetup.com is a great site. Unlike most websites with the goal of making everything easier to do online, Meetup.com makes it easier for people to meet IRL – In Real Life. Meetup.com makes it easy for your to find people with similar interests, whether personal or professional, and to get together with those like-minded folks.
I recently attended a weekend-long workshop with half of our Wisconsin Business Owners Organizers and about a half dozen of our Members in attendance. Dave Wallace and I were seated next to one another for most of the sessions. It was, indeed a pleasure to get to know him. (We’re both proud grandfathers!) I might never have had that opportunity were it not for our meeting at a Wisconsin Business Owners Lunch & Learn.
Following is a ‘copy and paste’ of Dave’s info from his Meetup.com page at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/members/227921710/
Dave Wallace, our 1,800th Member.
Your business name: Bay Ridge Consulting Group, LLC
Business to Business sales are more complex than ever. Small businesses that understand who their ideal customer is, and focus their energy on only those customers, will increase their average sale size, decrease the length of their sales cycle, and increase their pipeline close rate. Translation: they increase revenue. Using proven processes and methods, along with 40 years’ experience in business development, Bay Ridge Consulting Group helps small businesses improve their sales effectiveness and efficiency so they can find, close, serve, retain, and expand their ideal customers. We help your sales team become sales superstars.
What geographic area(s) do you cover?
Primarily the Great Lakes region. National for the right opportunity (see ideal prospect description below).
Who is your ideal prospect?
A B2B organization with a sales staff of between 3 – 12, selling complex solutions, and, most importantly, willing to embrace the efforts necessary to affect transformational change in how they approach their sales function.
Introduction Founder | Principal of Bay Ridge Consulting Group
Our Members are serious, talented professionals. We genuinely enjoy lunching, learning, and developing relationships with other business owners in a professional, yet personable environment.
Come join us! Register (FREE) at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/
Wisconsin Business Owners
Wisconsin Business Owners Members pass 1,200
We passed the 1,200 Wisconsin Business Owners Member mark on Friday, February 12, 2016!
That’s 33% growth Since September 4, 2015 – just over 5 months!
Kudos to the speakers, organizers, sponsors and members!
We’ve gone over 250 followers on LinkedIn after a concerted effort last year. Find us on many social sites that follow.
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Wisconsin Business Owners Tops 1,000 Members
Wisconsin Business Owners at October, 2015 morning session
I’m thankful for much this holiday weekend. One of the professional milestones is the growth of Wisconsin Business Owners.
Wisconsin Business Owners surpassed the 1,000 Member milestone about the 12th of October, 2015.
I attribute our continued growth to a number of things:
- Adding Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. as a co-organizer.
- Maggie promptly recruiting a great group of fellow organizers to join Karin Conway, Maggie and me.
- Continued quality of our presenters, great people delivering quality content.
- The continued outstanding meals and service at the Midway Hotel. Our chef got a standing ovation at our last Lunch & Learn!
- Meetup.com continues to be a great tool for managing meetups and attracting new members.
- Our Members themselves ~ many bring a friend, who brings a friend next time…that’s organic growth and we continue to enjoy meeting new people.
We encourage new members. You don’t have to know someone to join…much of our whole purpose is meeting new people and developing relationships that last. If you have questions, call Keith at 262-853-7900 to learn more. We’ll make it easy to join (and it is free to join) by adding a Meetup video showing you how to sign up (again, for free!).
Thanks to all our Members, and on behalf of all our Members, we hope your holiday is filled with peace, prosperity, health and happiness for you and yours.
p.s.: At the time of writing, November 28, we’ve added 79 more Wisconsin Business Owners members to our ranks! That makes for another 7.9 % growth in members (on a much larger base) in just the last six weeks!
“I appreciate everyone being candid and helpful. Authentic relationship building is the heart of this exceptional group. This is a networking group in the truest sense!”
— Maggie M. on Feb 28, 2015.
Maggie M. Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc http://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com
“ a very fine group of business owners. I look forward to meeting many more over the next few months at future meetups. ”
— Derek on Aug 2, 2015.
Derek World of Wisdom, LLC http://www.ProjectCelebrationCenter.com
“ If you want to expand your business through quality relationships, Wisconsin Business Owners is a great place to start. ”
— Chad U. on Dec 3, 2010.
“ The information presented is amazing. A very good value for the investment of time and money. ”
— Karin C. on Aug 28, 2010.
Karin Conway KMC Marketing, LLC http://www.KMCmkt.com
“ A group of very friendly & successful individuals who are ready to share their knowledge & expertise that can take you to the next level. Perfect place to network with winners! ”
— Sonny A. on May 28, 2011.
“ The holiday open house was an incredible experience with a lot of very interesting people and I would like to thank everyone for welcoming me to the event and the phenomenal conversations we shared. ”
— Steve K. on Dec 13, 2013.
Steve K L K Consulting http://lkconsulting.net
“ Quality people already here; great mix of people. Excellent venue just for the food! The conversations and speakers are a bonus! Very high quality speakers. We learn a ton from people who are among the best anywhere at what they do. As personal relationships develop, business relationships are enhanced. Glad to say we also pick up business here and have fun doing it. Regards, Keith ”
— Keith K. on Oct 31, 2014.
Keith Klein http://www.OnYourMark.com
“ Great group. Keith strives to book presenters that offer real-world solutions that we can take back and implement immediately. Even if the topic doesn’t appeal to me that day, I take notes so I can revisit the subject matter later. ”
— Tom F. on Jul 1, 2012.
Tom F. Supreme Communications, LLC http://fuszard.wordpress.com
“ What a wonderful event, even more fun than last year. Met some very interesting people! I am looking forward to next year!!! Thanks for a great evening! ”
— Barb L. on Dec 13, 2013.
“ I believe it is an excellent networking tool to meet other quality professionals in our local area. Not only did I have a nice time, but it was very informative. ”
— George S. on Mar 28, 2014.
George S. Schroeder Builders LLC http://SchroederBuilders.com
“ Always great speakers. I love learning and Keith brings in valuable information and talented businessmen/women every month for our last Friday of the month lunch meetings. Always great food and enthusiastic networking. What a deal! ”
— Sunni b. on Jul 14, 2014.
Sunni B Sunny Seminars & Coaching http://www.sunniboehme.com
“ WBO is a great resource for Small Business owners to learn and to demonstrate their value to others! ”
— Ron Chandler on Mar 28, 2015
Ron Chandler Ron Chandler, Principal, Summit Investments http://www.SumInvest.com
“ No matter where you go, there is always an opportunity to network. The Wisconsin Business Owners is no different in this aspect. What makes the WBO stand out is the value that is provided to each attendee every month. Every time I go, there is a new speaker/trainer who provides the right information so that everyone has a different take away!! ”
— Lucas J. R. on Jan 12, 2015.
Lucas J. R. http://www.LucasRobak.com
“ Excellent group of friendly, supportive and knowledgeable business people ready to help you grow & succeed. Attend a meeting to see for yourself. You will want to join ”
— Claudia H. on Jan 31, 2015.
Claudia H. Career Role Model Program, Inc. http://www.CareerRoleModel.com
“ Good programs. There is always something of interest and the opportunities to make additional business connections for vendors and prospects continues. ”
— Dean P. on Jul 31, 2010.
Dean P Unique Solutions and Insurance http://deanpearson.acsiapartners.com
We really appreciate all the Wisconsin Business Networking Testimonials!
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Wisconsin Business Development Group ~ The Best!
We had a great time on our Lunch & Cruise a couple of day’s ago, topped off by one of the nicest testimonials one could hope for. Jody Pogorzelski wrote this about our Wisconsin Business Owners group in facebook Friday evening following the cruise.
Thank you so much for the kind words (and neat pic!) about the best Wisconsin business development group, Jody!
I had a GREAT afternoon with the Wisconsin Business Owners gang. Perfect weather for being on the riverboat. I truly enjoy spending time with these people. Friendly, personable and real. This is one of the few “networking” groups that is not all about the sale. Solid, supportive business relationships and friendships are born here. It is because of this, that I consider myself a “lifer” in this group. Well done, my friends, well done.
I couldn’t agree more! I had a GREAT afternoon with the Wisconsin Business Owners gang, too! Glad we ordered perfect weather and Mom Nature delivered!
Our people on board were awesome! I got to make the rounds, upper and lower deck, at least five times and enjoyed every bit of each conversation with everyone.
Like Jody said, this group is not all about the sale. Well, it is about the sale – but in a much deeper, more meaningful way. When you build the kind of solid, supportive business relationships and, indeed, friendships that are kindled by our group, and you pick up the skills in our “Lunch & Learns” and special morning sessions to boot, you can’t help but develop relationships and skills that lead to sales. While you’re on your way, you get to enjoy yourself!
Jody, I join you in being a “lifer” in the best Wisconsin business development group around! And I sincerely thank you for your observations that make up one of the best testimonials I could imagine.
We’ll add a post with pics and highlights of Friday’s Lunch & Cruise, and invite all our Members in attendance to add to the reviews of our extra-fine Wisconsin business development group at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/223150933/
p.s.: I have to give a big thank you to all our organizers and members for helping this group succeed and grow!
Also, a big shout out to Greg Dement and another great Wisconsin business development group, us referrals! A like-minded group, us referrals is all about the development of deep business and personal relationships that go way beyond “paper referrals.” We have fun there too! The Brewer game the night before the cruise, attended by Wisconsin Business Owners and us referrals members was a hoot!
Wisconsin Business Owners Prize Winners June 2015
Everyone who attended was a winner by virtue of meeting great people, enjoying an excellent presentation and an extra-fine lunch.
We welcomed many new Wisconsin Business Owners. Thanks again to our Organizers and Sponsors!
Here’s the List of Wisconsin Business Owners Prize Winners for June 2015:
Robert Grede, The Grede Company
||Book: The Spur & The Sash
||Sunni Boehme – Transformations Unlimited
|Co-Organizer/Sponsor: Maggie Mongan, Master Business Coach – Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
||1 Laser Business Coaching Session
||Brian Fleming – Financial Fortress Builders
|Organizer/Sponsor: David Kocol, Business Video Consultant & Trainer – Smart Video Nation
||1 Cell Phone Tripod Mount & 1 Microphone
||Yvonne Lumsden-Dill – LumsDill Communications, LLC & Christine Dunn – Global View Capital Management, Ltd.
|Organizer/Sponsor: Mark Mullarky, Owner – Mullarky Business Systems
||1 Hour Computer Consulting
||Susan Houdek – Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc.
|Organizer/Sponsor: Lucas Robak, Life Coach & Speaker – Skillset Life Coaching
||2 Books: “I Am” Children’s Book for Positive Thinkers
||Claudia Howard – Career Role Model Program Inc, Jody Pogo – Finding You
We will have Wisconsin Business Owners Prize Winners during our “Lunch & Learn Milwaukee River Cruise” in July, too! Remember, registration ends this week for next month!
Blessings of Brilliant Business~
Rev. Maggie Mongan, Founder & CEO
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
Website & Blog: BrilliantBreakthroughs.com