Our new home, Thunder Bay Grille

Beginning with our morning session and our Lunch and Learn on September 27, we’ll be enjoying a new venue for Wisconsin Business Owners meetups: the Thunder Bay Grille.

Thunder Bay Grille (sepia)

Thunder Bay Grille

N14 W24130 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072
262.523.4244

We’ll normally be using the Anglers room, a private room with seating for sixty.  Another room is available with seating for 120 if needed.

The food is great, and our menus will be similar to the all-you-can eat buffets we’ve enjoyed for over fifteen years at the Best Western Midway.  Our new venue is a few exits west on I-94, then turn right (north) on Pewaukee Road, and then left at the first stop light, Tower Place.  Click for Directions.

Our morning workshop (with coffee bar) and Lunch & Learn pricing remains the same.

We’re very impressed with the relaxed, yet professional environment, and with the staff’s eagerness to please.  If you’re looking for a place for your event, we recommend you contact Laura Michel at 262-523-4244 to learn more.

We’ll be announcing our Friday, September 27th events shortly.

You may want to set aside October time for Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille on the following dates as well:

Friday, October 25th  Double Header

Friday, December 6th  (We combine the last Friday of November and December into the first Friday in December because of the holidays)  Double Header

Friday, January 31st  Four presentations!

Friday, February 28th  TBD

Friday, March 27th   TBD

Friday, April 24th   TBD

Friday, May 29th  ?? TBD

Bring your appetite (for food, networking and learning) and plenty of business cards to Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille.

Thunder Bay Grille

 

 

 

Friday Night Live! Summer Lullaby August 30th

Wisconsin Business Owners Summer Lullaby at Waukesha Friday Night Live! .

This Friday night social event brings our Summer hiatus to an end. Come join us Friday evening and enjoy building relationships in an outstanding social setting! Learn about our plans for September into Spring, including our new venue!

Picture of lit street in the evening for Friday night live.
Food, family, music, good cheer and more…

Waukesha Friday Night Live Rocks!

Park anywhere nearby, there’s plenty of public (free) parking, including municipal lots and banks and such. Park in a lot before the actual event – Main Street is closed to traffic for a good half a mile.

Please remember to RSVP (FREE!) Bring a guest, too! Including a 4-legged guest. Dogs are welcome! I plan to bring my baby, Sadie!

Summer Lullaby

Summer Lullaby Picture of Waukesha Friday Night Live

Waukesha Friday Night Live Rocks!

We’ll meet you at “Bosco’s Social Club” at 7:00 pm. When you walk in, we’ll be in the back on your right, and walk through and you’ll find some of us on the patio. The place is dog friendly.

NO CHARGE! Bring an associate, bring a friend, or bring a date (hardly a better date night!)

You’re on your own for drinks and food. Waukesha Friday Night live offers plenty of places within a few doors to get an ice cream, gelato, hot dog or sub or do some upscale dining. Many, many watering holes to boot. At least 5 or 6 different stages of live music all over the place! More live music indoors at many establishments. Pottery and other artisans on the street. Good stuff! Free parking.  More info at http://www.waukeshafridaynightlive.com

Join us – RSVP now!  FREE at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264409151/

***MEETUPS MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that!

MEET OUR SUMMER LULLABY SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS:

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.SumInvest.com

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs, Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks. Learn more at http://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out a kajillion blog posts to simplify your business success
https://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Tamara Burkett of Tamara Burkett
Learn how to build lasting business relationships – and track customer growth via CRMs!
https://www.TamaraBurkett.com

Jamie at http://www.TheExpressory.com ~ offers busy professionals a convenient greeting card service to make sure they are prepared for every special occasion.

Jennifer at http://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.Intelegist.com (https://www.intelegist.com/)

Nathan Klein is a great source for Lawn Care & Landscaping services
Find him at http://www.PatriotLCL.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of http://www.ButchersCatering.com !

—-Thank you to our organizers and sponsors!—-

Please RSVP (FREE!) https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264409151/

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Get in touch with Maggie & me through the
“Contact Organizer” link on Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/suggestion/

OUR MAIN SITE BESIDES MEETUP IS AT WisOwners.com !

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
http://www.OnYourMark.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201

Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence

p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter!
https://twitter.com/WisOwners

Like us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-170246793991/

Come join us! We got the great picture above from their site.

Please remember to RSVP (FREE!)  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264409151/

Are you working too hard for your business? WisOwners Lunch & Learn, Aug 31

Are you working too hard for your business?
By Kerrie Hoffman

Simple questions to determine if you’re working too hard for your business:

Do you find yourself caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business?

Would you pay someone your hourly rate to do all those day-to-day tasks?

Do you ever wonder how some business owners run several businesses simultaneously?

We will explore how to: Make the shift from working “in” your business to working “on” your business and rediscover the passion for why you originally started your business. Ignite your growth engine, empower your staff (or bots), and discover a whole new set of free time.

During our time together, you will learn:
• The three roles of the business owner
• Where to spend the majority of your time to grow your business
• How to exit the trap of getting caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business

If you are interested in refueling your passion for your business, then join us and learn how to grow your business while reducing your stress.

MEET OUR “Working too hard” EXPERT KERRIE HOFFMAN:

Photo of Kerrie Hoffman, presenter of Working too hard in your business?

Working too hard? Presenter Kerrie Hoffman will give us the simple formulas to grow our businesses without burning out doing it.

I am passionate about coaching others to reach beyond their potential in both business and life. I believe the world is about abundance, not scarcity, and people just need to understand how to tap into it.

Certified Business Coach, Digital Advisor, and Speaker Kerrie Hoffman specializes in business growth and digital transformation. Kerrie introduces clients to tools, techniques and the necessary framework to drive personal and business growth. Kerrie has experience in multiple Industries where she’s worked a variety of roles including CIO, Operations, Supply Chain, and Sales. Kerrie is currently the owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching, a Hoffman Advantage LLC Company. Her previous employers include Aurora Health Care, Johnson & Johnson, and Johnson Controls. Kerrie is active in the community as a Board member for the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin South East, Co-Chair of IT United, a United Way Affinity Group and previous Board member for United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

Kerrie Hoffman’s Contact Information:
www.kerriehoffman.focalpointcoaching.com
khoffman (at) focalpointcoaching (dot) com
262-290-0650

***Come Join Us!***

RSVP at:  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/253425429/  Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.   You”ll reserve your seat to network with other business owners who are authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, August 31, 2018***

11 AM – MEET & GREET – OPEN NETWORKING
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…early arrival allows more open-networking time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong relationships at your table while Lunching

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Kerrie Hoffman
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

SPONSORS

Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.intelegist.com/

Nate Klein, Patriot Lawn Care & Landscaping services
https://www.patriotlcl.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of https://www.ButchersCatering.com

Whatever your Promotional Needs – Free Style Graphics has you covered!
Shop 1,000s of ideas at https://www.FSGpromo.com

Last, and NOT least:  Jamie Shibley helps you show your gratitude with class!
Check out some of her offerings at http://www.theCardcierge.com

—-Thank you sponsors!—-

Check out our Wisconsin Business Owners ORGANIZERS

RSVP now!  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/253425429/

And check out this post for your own (#Free) Member Profile

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
https://www.WisOwners.com
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
Author of WebForging
https://www.WebForging.com
Network Director, u.s. referrals
https://www.usReferrals.net

WisOwners Lunch & Learn: Don’t Let Stress Affect Your Bottom Line

Wis Business Owners Lunch & Learn –
Don’t Let Stress Affect Your Bottom Line: Learn How to Thrive in Any Environment

Presented by Dr Tony Piparo

Mountain Picture with caption: Operate at Peak Performance - Don't Let Stress Affect Your Bottom Line

Operate at Peak Performance – Don’t Let Stress Affect Your Bottom Line

Is stress affecting your bottom line? Would you like to thrive and not just survive? If so, this may be a life-altering presentation!

– Do you constantly worry about your business?
– Do you experience difficulty controlling your thoughts and emotions or do you just suck it up?
– Do you make poor decisions when you get stressed or anxious or do you find it difficult to make decisions?

Stress is not the problem, it’s our reactions to it that causes problems.

Understanding how stress affects us emotionally, physically, psychologically, and behaviorally is the first key to improving your reactions to stressful situations. We have the power to transform those reactions that work against us into responses that help us thrive.

During our time together, you will learn:
1. How and why stress triggers your fight-or-flight reflex.
2. How fight-or-flight effects undermine your ability to function in modern day society.
3. Simple, powerful, and scientifically proven techniques that take you out of stress and puts you into a state of peak efficiency.
4. How to put yourself into a state of peak performance just by snapping your fingers.

If you’re ready to favourably impact your bottom line, join us and learn more!

Reserve your seat now for January 26th’s Lunch & Learn!  Join us!  RSVP at:
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/246122916/

If you’d like to join us for the Fast Pitch Networking – Special Morning Session, you’ll need to register for that separately at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/245726476/

MEET OUR STRESS /

Picture of Stress / Peak Performance Expert, Dr Tony Piparo

Stress / Peak Performance Expert, Dr Tony Piparo

PEAK PERFORMANCE EXPERT:
DR. TONY PIPARO

Dr Tony Piparo is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and coach. He works with athletes and business professionals afflicted with performance anxiety, students suffering from test anxiety, and everyday people struggling to make it through their hectic, demanding, and faced-paced lives. He has spent his entire adult life learning, teaching, and helping others thrive regardless of their past histories or present circumstances. His credentials include:

· BS in Chemistry and Math
· MS in Education
· PhD in Performance Psychology

He also earned the American Psychological Association’s Dissertation of the Year Honors for his work on Concentration and performance under duress. Because of a personal tragedy he has joined forces with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health America of Wisconsin to reduce the incidence of depression and suicide. Additionally, Tony is looking for health professionals, schools, churches, and businesses interested in helping him in his mission.

DR. TONY PIPARO’S CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tony can be reached at tony (at) thepeaksolution (dot) com or 414 366 0469.

Learn More: http://www.thepeaksolution.com/

***Come Join Us!***
RSVP at:  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/246122916/

Reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, January 26, 2018***

11:00 – MEET AND GREET
OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE LUNCH
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.
We encourage you to meet many during this time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.

12:30 to 12:37 – Break for seconds, then settle in…
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Dr. Tony Piparo
1:15 – END / Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance at Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that!

We’re back in the main hotel ballrooms!
Enter the Main Hotel Lobby
Best Western Premier Milwaukee-Brookfield Hotel & Suites
1005 South Moorland Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53051
Signs in the Lobby & People to Greet You!

***Come Join Us!***
RSVP at:  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/246122916/

MEET OUR SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS:

Earl Smith  https://www.linkedin.com/in/earl-smith-64586641
Consultant / Legal Shield

Stacy Kaat of Stacy Kaat Photography  http://www.StacyKaat.com
She makes YOU look like a million!

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs, Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks. Learn more at https://www.MBSWI.com (

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out over 800 blog posts to simplify your business
https://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.suminvest.com

and our newest Organizer, Tamara Burkett
See https://www.TamaraBurkett.com and enjoy travel insights and savings!

— Thank you to our Organizers! —

Our newest Sponsor, a WisOwners regular, is Jamie at http://www.TheCardcierge.com ~ offering busy professionals a convenient greeting card service to make sure they are prepared for every special occasion. Tell us what you need and we curate beautiful handmade cards to match.

Jennifer at http://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.Intelegist.com (https://www.intelegist.com/)

Nathan Klein is a great source for Lawn Care & Landscaping services.
Find him at http://www.PatriotLCL.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of http://www.ButchersCatering.com !

—-Thank you sponsors!—-

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
http://www.OnYourMark.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201

Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence
http://WebForging.com This 242 page guide is written in non-geek speak especially for small business owners. Copies are available for $20 if Keith signs yours at the event!

p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298
Our focus moving forward is to extend the value of the enhanced relationships engendered in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships at our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group.

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter (https://www.Twitter.com/WisOwners)!

Like us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-170246793991/

Add us to your Circles at Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/+Wisowners-meetup/

***Come Join Us!***
RSVP NOW at:  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/246122916/

If you’d like to join us for the Fast Pitch Networking – Special Morning Session, you’ll need to register for that separately at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/245726476/

Storytelling – What’s Your Story?

Storytelling – What’s Your Story?

Do any research on modern marketing and you’re bound to come across the buzz word, storytelling. Marketing pros are encouraging everyone to tell their stories.

Why? Because storytelling is far more than a buzz word. It’s a proven form of communications and a great way to help build businesses.

How does it work? By incorporating information into a compelling story, you capture the audience’s attention and make them more receptive to your message. Storytelling also helps people retain the information, and after watching something they really enjoy they tell other people about it.

All of this leads to the most powerful commodity in marketing… trust. The more people trust you, the more likely they are to buy. It’s why major brands all over the world are investing their time, effort, and money into telling better stories.

During his presentation, Tony will show you why storytelling is so effective, as well as what types of stories can help you market your business.

MEET OUR STORYTELLING EXPERT: TONY GNAU

Picture of Storytelling Expert Tony Gnau, winner of 13 Telly Awards and several Emmy Awards

Storytelling Expert Tony Gnau, winner of 13 Telly Awards and several Emmy Awards

Tony Gnau is the Founder and Chief Storytelling Officer at T60 Productions, a video production company specializing in corporate storytelling. He has been a storyteller his entire life, writing at his local newspaper at 16-years-old. Since then, he’s gone on to win three Emmy Awards as a TV news reporter and 13 Telly Awards as a corporate video producer.

During his presentation, Tony will show you why storytelling is so effective, as well as what types of stories can help you market your business.

***ITINERARY Friday, September 30, 2016***

11:15 – MEET AND GREET – OPEN NETWORKING 
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.
We encourage you to meet many during this time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, including Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationship at your table while Lunching.

12:40 Learning Presentation 
12:40 – Speaker Introduction by Ron Chandler
12:45 – Speaker Presentation by Tony Gnau
1:30 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance at Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that! Please contact Keith with suggestions or questions.

WisOwners Lunch & Learn: What’s Your Story?

Friday, Sep 30, 2016, 11:00 AM

Midway Hotel & Suites Brookfield
1005 S Moorland Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin Brookfield, WI

25 Wisconsin Business Owners Attending

What’s Your Story?Do any research on modern marketing and you’re bound to come across the buzz word, storytelling. Marketing pros are encouraging everyone to tell their stories.Why? Because storytelling is far more than a buzz word. It’s a proven form of communications and a great way to help build businesses.How does it work? By incorporating i…

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Join us – RSVP now AT http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/231805139/

DOUBLE-HEADER!  Paul Neuberger, The Cold Call Coach, will be training us in how to get any appointment we want with a phone call during the Special Morning Session (prior to this Lunch & Learn).  If you would like to attend Paul’s training session, after you are done registering here for Tony’s Lunch & Learn, click on this link: http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/233370196/ for our Sept. 30th Morning Session. Each event is processed individually.

About Wisconsin Business Owners

***MEET OUR ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS:

Stacy Kaat of Stacy Kaat Photography will sharpen your brand and your image!
Check out http://www.StacyKaat.com

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs, Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks. Learn more at http://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out over 700 blog posts to simplify your business’s
profitability at http://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Greg Adlington of Next Gen Commercial Capital, LLC
http://www.nextgencc.com

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.suminvest.com

Lucas J. Robak of Skillset Life Coaching, LLC 
http://www.LucasRobak.com

Earl Smith, Consultant / Legal Shield 

George Schroeder, 3rd Generation Custom Home Builders 
http://www.SchroederBuilders.com

Karin Conway of KMC Marketing, LLC 
http://KMCmkt.com

—-Thank you to our sponsors!—-

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You can always get in touch with Maggie & me through the
“Contact Organizer” link on Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/suggestion/

OUR MAIN SITE BESIDES MEETUP IS AT WisOwners.com !

Regards,
Keith Klein                                                            Maggie Mongan
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners           Co-Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC                                   Owner, Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
http://www.OnYourMark.com                            http://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201                             Phone: 262-716-7750

p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~ 
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298
Our focus moving forward is to extend the value of the enhanced relationships engendered in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships at our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group.

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter!

Like us on Facebook at 
https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-170246793991/

Add us to your Circles at Google Plus: 
https://plus.google.com/+Wisowners-meetup/

Join us – RSVP now AT http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/231805139/