Wisconsin Business Owners Hurdles 1,000 Member Mark!

Wisconsin Business Owners Tops 1,000 Members

Wisconsin Business Owners Group shot October 2015

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.


Keith Klein

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!


Wisconsin Business Networking Testimonials – Thanks for all the kind words!

Picture of Maggie Mongan who gives one of many great Wisconsin Business Networking Testimonials

“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

highres_241891541 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

Chad_U 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.

Chad U

KarinConway 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

sonnyA 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.

Sonny A

member_73015922 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

member_224886422 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.

Barb L


 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

Pic of Ron-Chandler-member_223610032 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

member_249970805“ 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

member_54980772 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!

Find more Wisconsin Business Networking Testimonials at:


Best Wisconsin Business Development Group

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.

Picture of Jody Pogorzelsk, aka Jody Pogo, with the words Super Fun Times, talking about the best Wisconsin business development group.

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

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:

Donating Member:
Robert Grede, The Grede Company
www.TheGredeCompany.com Book: The Spur & The Sash Sunni Boehme – Transformations Unlimited
Co-Organizer/Sponsor: Maggie Mongan, Master Business Coach – Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com 1 Laser Business Coaching Session Brian Fleming – Financial Fortress Builders
Organizer/Sponsor: David Kocol, Business Video Consultant & Trainer  – Smart Video Nation www.DavidKocol.com 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 www.MBSWI.com 1 Hour Computer Consulting Susan Houdek  – Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc.
Organizer/Sponsor: Lucas Robak, Life Coach & Speaker – Skillset Life Coaching www.LucasRobak.com 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.

Dial: 262.716.7750

Website & Blog: BrilliantBreakthroughs.com
LinkedIn: maggiemongan

Sale ends March 27 for Thursday, July 30th, Brewers Night Game



team icons for cubs vs. brewers night game with tailgate party, Thursday, July 30th

Brewers night game with tailgate party, Thursday, July 30th


Join the Wisconsin Business Owners & us referrals combined Brewers night game outing July 30th!



We know this is short notice, but to get this deal we need to purchase tickets before the end of the month.  RSVP to get your ticket(s) at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/221258302/  Come join us!


YOU WILL NEED TO ACT QUICKLY TO GET THIS DEAL. WE NEED 25 PARTNERS TO BE ABLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!!!   If we don’t have enough by March 27th, your order will be credited back to you immediately.

Howdy Partners, us referrals and Wisconsin Business Owners are going to have a Brewer Outing:

When: Thursday July 30th (Night Game)
Tailgating starts at about 5 pm (maybe sooner)…we’ll keep you posted on when and where.
Time: 7:10 Game Start
Cost: $36.50 per Person (includes ticket and food at tailgate)
Food Menu:

  • Hamburgers including all the fixins….even cheese & bacon
  • Hot Dogs
  • Brats
  • Wilbur Beans from Famous Dave’s
  • Cole Slaw from KFC or Famous Dave’s
  • Chips-Munchies

Drinks: BYO – Bring Your Own

What else to bring: Chairs, Sun Screen, Games, Biz Cards, Jokes, Your Smiley Face, Whatever

Who’s Invited:  Any Wisconsin Business Owners Member and their guest or guests.  Any us referrals Partner and their guest or guests. This is a Great Time to Invite a Prospective Wisconsin Business Owners Member or us referrals Partner!


Remember the Goal of us referrals – and Wisconsin Business Owners – is to build Sustainable Business Partners through Strong Relationships. This is always a Great Time & Great Networking…….do yourself a favor and make it happen!!!!!  Please RSVP NOW if you plan to attend and how many.

Please RSVP now to get your ticket(s) at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/221258302/

Thank You!
Keith & the Organizer/Advisor Team at www.WisOwners.com
Keith mobile: 262-853-7900
Twitter: @WisOwners
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Business-Owners/170246793991
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-1795298

Thank You,
Greg Demet
Network Developer
Twitter URL: @usReferrals
LinkedIN URL: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-demet/17/582/5b1

Note:  checks to us referrals are $35 – $36.50 at Wisconsin Business Owners covers processing costs for credit card transactions.

Please RSVP now to get your ticket(s) at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/221258302/   Come join us!

Wisconsin Business Members Pass 700 Mark and Growing!

Wisconsin Business Members Pass 700  Mark

Last Friday or Saturday we passed the 700 Member mark at Wisconsin Business Owners.   Today we’re at 706 Members.

Wisconsin Business Owners

Brookfield, WI
1,280 Wisconsin Business Owners

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This is about at ten percent increase of Wisconsin Business Members in the last few months.  Credit goes to three factors.  First, a new batch of dedicated Organizers.  Second, with our Organizers, a greater intensity of Social Networking.  Finally, consistently excellent programs.

Join us!  Join for free at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/

We have a great double-header on Friday, February 27th, 2015:

Come early to enjoy networking, coffee, juice, water, and danish!

Wisconsin Business Owners Morning Session- February 27, 2015:

Shaping our Future – Role Models and Mentors
By Claudia Howard

Over time, we had special people who have shaped our lives and careers; how have your mentors and role models shaped your life?

• How are you ensuring you have leaders ready to step up and keep your business going?

• What legacy do you want to be remembered for by others?

•  How many Mentors and Role Models helped you become who you are today?

By becoming a role model and/or mentor, you can shape future generations.  As John Maxwell shared, “What if you spent your entire life achieving but never shared your wisdom with anyone else?  Don’t let your success end with you!”

*** Special Morning Session Itinerary***

9:10    Registration & Networking
Cost is $10 with advance registration, $12 at the door
Coffee bar, including coffee, water, juice and danish
9:30   Presentation
10:45 Q & A
11:00  Finish* 

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/220119274/


Wisconsin Business Owners Lunch & Learn- February 27, 2015:

Increase Your Conversion Rate using:
The Subconscious Sales Model
Presenter: Lucas J. Robak

In sales, how often do you push for a “no” rather than a “yes”?
How do you handle the 4 objections?
How do you determine your prospects decision-making strategy?

As Business Owners, we are always selling, whether it is a product, service, or idea. Using a flexible sales process, which is geared towards the subconscious mind, your sales conversion rate will drastically increase – 100% guaranteed!

This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more networking time.

12:00 (Noon) –  All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, including Salad Bar!

12:12 – Deliver your 30-second commercial during lunch
12:37 – Prize Drawings & Speaker Introduction
12:42 – Speaker Presentation
1:15 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

RSVP at:  http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/44156002/

If you’re not already among our Wisconsin Business Members, join us (free) now at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/