Wisconsin Business Owners, formerly known as the “Communicators Networking Group,” is an affiliation of business owners based in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are new and veteran business owners, and welcome those interested in becoming an entrepreneur.
Mission: We develop enhanced personal and business relationships in a learning environment.
Vision: We aim to be Wisconsin’s preeminent resource for businesses.
We meet for a fantastic lunch once a month to share experiences and referrals, and to learn. The group is professional, yet informal. Our businesses vary, though we have concentrations of technology and marketing business owners, and business coaches. We all do our 30-second elevator pitch, talk, enjoy a great meal and listen to a presenter for twenty to thirty minutes, including questions and answers.
We encourage “networking” – and that is strictly informal. There are NO quotas on leads or referrals to be given – we simply get to know one another, personally and professionally, as resources in our own areas of expertise.
The only requirement to attend is that you are a Business Owner or an individual seeking to start their own business.
The cost for the luncheon meeting is as follows:
- $20 (credit card) with EARLY advance reservations, $25 with advance registration, or $30 (cash) at the event for the all-you-can-eat buffet lunch with sous chef, salad bar, desert, soft beverage and gratuity.
- $20 (credit card) with advance reservations or $20 (cash) at the event for Salad bar and soft beverage only.
To be listed here at WisOwners.com as an active member just show up for at least 1/2 of the meetups and provide the info for your listing.
Members are encouraged to bring other business owners as guests.
If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us!
Typical Lunch & Learn Agenda
Our Wisconsin Business Owners Meetup is a ” Lunch and Learn ” held on the last Friday of the month from January through October and the 1st Friday in December. We often hold special in-depth morning sessions on the same days. Typically a number of members stay after events to exchange ideas, referrals and enjoy general conversation.
$20 fee for “Lunch & Learn” covers all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, many entrees and sides, salad bar, soft beverage and gratuity, as well as our guest speaker and networking.
Dessert bar $2 extra. Optional Fish Fry or Wisconsin Burger lunch.
FREE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER HERE. Fee only for events you register to attend. No obligations, except to receive an average of two emails a month.
Please check individual meetups. The following are typical, though individual Meetups may differ. Feel free to bring handouts for guests – we’ll display them on the registration desk.
11:15 NETWORKING – Come early to enjoy great conversation and early networking with other Wisconsin Business Owners.
12 noon – LUNCH – The food is GREAT! Each attendee stands and delivers their 30-second commercial during lunch.
12:35 – Seven minute break.
12:42 – Speaker introduction
12:45 Speaker Presentation, including a Q & A session.
1:15 Free Drawings
1:25 End…or stick around…The hosts often stay at Cali’s Lounge on the last Friday afternoon of the month for earnest conversation with Wisconsin Business Owners who remain. Great sessions.
***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED – Your attendance at Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on tape.
Business Owners and individuals seeking to start their own business and friends only, please.
See our message boards for more resources for Wisconsin Business Owners.
(Located in the Best Western/Midway Hotel immediately south of I-94 on Moorland Road)
1005 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005