Pronounced "P" "Wow" :)
We are a personal and professional networking group all wrapped into one. You do not need to own a business or even work outside of the home in order to be a valued part of our group.
Our Regular monthly meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 6:15pm - 8:30pm in Madison, WI 53713 with various EXTRA events throughout the month.
(We also have a Milwaukee chapter)
A minimum $5 meeting fee at the door is required for all of our Regular Monthly events. Extra events have donations boxes so you can support our group at every event. None of our leaders or assistants receive any payment from PWoW. This group has been created strictly through donations of time, effort and money.
We take a little different approach to networking than most groups do. We believe building relationships with each other is much more important than growing an email/contact list and business card collection. We consider this a business AND social networking group. Please take the time to get to know each member/attendee and make an effort to stay after the event to continue to network.
Helping you connect with the right people and, perhaps, grow your business are priorities to us. Please bring your business cards, flyers and door prizes. We will have a table set up for displaying these items throughout the event.
Topics - Many events will have a Guest Speaker covering a topic of interest. We like for you to walk away from each event having learned something you can use in your personal and/or professional life.
Most meetings are held at restaurants and we ask each attendee to at least purchase a beverage or meal to help the restaurant for allowing us to meet there.
Member benefits include but are not limited to:
1. The opportunity to be a "Guest Speaker" or "Featured Member" which includes: Being featured on our Event page and having a 10-30 minute spotlight at the event. Please note that your attendance frequency matters when we select someone for this spotlight. If you have no-shows you will most likely not be chosen to speak.
2. Access to exclusive offers and discounts given by other PWoW members.
3. Being added to our private Facebook Group where you can connect to other members and post information about events or specials in your business or things going on in your life. :)
ACTIVE ATTENDANCE: If you don't have time to attend any Events, please don't apply at this time. If you do not attend any events for three months you will be removed. You can rejoin when you have more time. This is to ensure we have active members and those on the pending list can join the group.
NO-Shows & Cancellations: A networking group is only as strong and effective as the members who show up. If you RSVP Yes for an event and do NOT show up or make any effort to let the Event Organizer or co-organizer know you cannot attend due to a last minute emergency you will be removed from the group. Please Cancel 24 hours in advance. You are taking someone else's spot who could have attended, therefore repeat offenders of canceling last minute will be removed from the group.
As a member of this group you also agree to not add our members to your mailing list without a specific request to do so from the member.
All members must live in or around (within 100 miles of) the Madison, WI area.
Please also do not advertise your business in the comments section of our meetings and events. You can post that information in our Facebook Group once you become a member (becoming a member means you must join us for at least one in-person event and stay active by attending at least once every 3 months.)
PWoW leaders also reserve the right to remove you from our group at any time for any reason.
When applying for membership include a visible photo of yourself please! This allows us to be able to put a face to a profile. Please also include your last name or at least last initial and any contact information so we may be able to reach you after events in order to get to know you better!
SUPPORTING PWoW: A $5 meeting fee is required for our Regular monthly meetings. Please bring cash - as we do not accept checks or credit cards.
Also show your support for PWoW by making a small cash donation to our jar at each Extra Event you attend.
Your meeting fees and donations go immediately into our group because making this group bigger and better benefits us all!
Being part of this group also means you agree to being filmed, photographed and/or live streamed during the meeting and agree to the photos/media being publicly posted.