Hello WI Networkers!!

It’s only 10 days until Valentines Day and love is in the air. Can you feel it?  We hope you love networking and personal growth as much as we do. If you enjoy this newsletter listing local business networking and professional development events, please share it with a friend. If you are aware of other opportunities you would like to share, please submit them to; Karin@PROAlliances.com.
Make it a great day!

PRO Development Opportunities

Create your own Strategic Plan- February 16th (Tuesday) at Ameriprise* 5:30-7:00pm

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed as an Entrepreneur? Are you looking for a magic pill? Do you seek continuous improvement? Are you ready to take action to create change?

Attend PRO Professional Development Sessions with Paul Parsons of FocalPoint Business Coach – Powered by Brian Tracy. http://www.wiscoach.com/ http://www.briantracy.com/

Sorry to say, there is NO magic pill; but you will learn that with the right skills, hard work, and dedication you can propel your business into the future.

FocalPoint’s business coaching programs can:

* Increase your profitability.

* Improve your level of productivity.

* Help you reach your goals faster than you ever imagined possible.

* Change your life!
Registration price is only $29 per session!! Sessions are Free to PRO Alliance Resources members. (first time guests are also free) If you don’t feel this was the most valuable use of your time, you will get your money back!

Seating is limited. Register Today! at: http://www.proalliances.com

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BRAND “U”  -February 26th (Friday) at Best Western Midway* 8-11am
How to Plant Your Flag as “the Big Expert” Through Personal Branding
with Mike Farley

Session 1:
Why Personal Branding Works
The “sit-back and listen” session that brings everyone up to speed on what personal branding is and is not. This 45 minute talk helps teach you how personal branding can help you achieve your goals with real world examples, how to “do-it right” and how you can adapt others successes as your own.

Session 2:
Creating Your Own Personal Brand
A hands-on session that delves into who you are, what drives you and where your best efforts should lie. This session works hard to get the participant involved to honestly assess their situation and helps craft a blueprint for success.

Session 3:
Tips and Tricks in Branding Yourself
Watch, ask and learn how to use certain social media tools that can benefit your cause, and understand why certain systems work and why they do not. Save yourself thousands of dollars in chasing “Get Rich Quick” schemes and employ your own Dynamic Path Strategy to fame and fortune.

Background:
Mike Farley is a professional speaker, former NFL kicker and the current President of JacksonSpencer Innovative Brand Design – a Wisconsin-based marketing firm that specializes in assisting entrepreneurial firms achieve greater marketshare for less cost in less time than traditional firms. For over 20 years, Mike’s creativity, knowledge and insight have helped literally hundreds of companies across virtually the entire business spectrum succeed in not only bottom line results, but with enhanced brand loyalty, as well.
Benefit from his experience and enjoy his wit in this engaging 3-part session.

What others have to say…

“Mike is a dynamic force of nature and a rare breed of big agency creative combined with a down-to-earth Midwestern approach. He has a strong understanding of business and what it takes to increase sales.”
– S.Ulik, Sr. Manager, Global Trademark Licensing at Honeywell

“Mike is a creative powerhouse!”- J.Dent, Former President of ProAlliances Group

“Mike has an uncanny ability to see a small business for what it is, then figure out where the big opportunities lie. He does not force his personal tastes or opinions upon a business — he analyzes the market niche and then figures out how to best exploit it.” -W.Friese, EVP, Ralph Marlin & Co.

http://thejacksonspencerblog.blogspot.com/
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LinkedIn Training – February 13th and 27th (Saturday) at Panera Glendale* 9- 11:30am. Karin Conway will be available from 9-11:30am to help you one-one with your LinkedIn challenges. Bring your laptop along & use their free wi-fi to connect.

*Ameriprise Financial Services office is located at;
16650 West Bluemound Road, Suite 200 | Brookfield, WI  53005

*Best Western Midway Hotel is located at;
1005 South Moorland Road Brookfield, WI 53005 (I94 & Moorland Rd)

* Panera Glendale is located at;
5595 N Port Washington Road Glendale, WI 53217 (Silver Spring & Port Washington)
Register for PRO Development Sessions at;  http://www.proalliances.com
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Feb 12,2010  Why Prospects Do What They Do and How To Stop Them

Location: 200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 101  Brookfield, WI 53005
February 12, 2010 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Potential buyers have a system to get what they want from Salespeople. And they are really good at their system. Salespeople think that they have a selling system to counter-act the Buyers system. The problem is most selling systems are out of date and the buyer are on to the old sales methods.

The Sandler Selling system teaches one how to follow seven no-nonsense steps to help the prospect determine that your product/service can fix their problem.

At this 90 minute workshop you will learn why buyers do what the do and you will learn a system to interrupt their patterns.

Only $49 non members  (Pro Alliance Members FREE – enter code 1111-2222-3333-4444 in the credit card line and 01/2011 in the expiration line and 123 in special line. Click on link below to register.

https://secure.sandler.com/eventcalendar/show/?prid=78518×tamp=1265988600&siteid=74857

Wayne F. Dehn (deen), President -3D TRAINING
SANDLER TRAINING  “Finding Power In Reinforcement®”
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Attention Financial and Insurance Professionals!! This one is for you…

February 18, 2010 – USING THE SANDLER SYSTEM TO SELL IN THE INSURANCE & FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

Location: 200 S. EXECUTIVE DRIVE, SUITE 101 BROOKFIELD, WI 53018
February 18, 2010 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am
ONLY $49 PER PERSON. CORPORATE DISCOUNTS FOR 3 OR MORE AVAILABLE.

Are prospects on to the usual selling methods used in the financial and insurance industry? Of course they are. Whether you sell P&C, Life, Health Insurance or Financial Services, prospect are on to your game.

The Sandler System uses no-nonsense methods to get to the real reasons prospects buy…to fix their pain! Prospects buy for their reasons, not the reasons created by some corporation in New York or elsewhere.

At this 90 minute workshop you will learn how to stop the buyer/seller dance. How to bond with the prospect. How to get an up-front commitment.
Only $49 non members  (Pro Alliance Members FREE – enter code 1111-2222-3333-4444 in the credit card line and 01/2011 in the expiration line and 123 in special line. Click on link below to register.

https://secure.sandler.com/eventcalendar/show/?prid=78223×tamp=1266507000&siteid=74857

Madison Area Events

February 11 (Thursday) – Downtown Madison, Inc. “New Faces, New Places” from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Location: TBA.  RSVP by Tuesday, February 9th, if possible to John Cerniglia at 443-1972 or jcerniglia@downtownmadison.org.  Open to DMI members & prospective members.  For more information, go to www.downtownmadison.org.

February 12 (Friday) – Lunch with the Bunch – East from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Erin’s Snug Irish Pub, 4601 American Parkway.  This networking lunch occurs on the 2nd Friday of every month at this location & is sponsored by   PROAlliances.  Open to women & men interested in meeting other business professionals & learning more about PROAlliances.  Cost: $10 (includes lunch, tax & tip) plus $5 administrative fee for non-PRO members.  RSVP by noon on February 10th by emailing east@lunchwiththebunch.com or go to www.lunchwiththebunch.com.


February 15 -PRO Alliances NEWS
(Networking Empowers Women to Succeed) Group Meeting from 9:15 – 10:30am at the Mary Kay Training Center, 100 River Place, Suite 255.  This group meets every other Monday at this location & is looking for new members in certain industries.  Guests are invited to eRSVP at http://PROAlliances.com For more information, contact Heather Rizzo at 608-213-8884 or email her at returntobalance@gmail.com.
Mad City Referrals (Madison)

Feb. 17, 2010 Mad City Referrals  8:15am – 9:45am
Imagine a group of like-minded professionals who truly work together to help each other increase business, solve difficult issues and build relationships – this is “next generation” networking.
The mission of this group is to help members grow personally and professionally through building friendships, trust and business partnerships.The group conducts strategy discussions, educational segments, business spotlights showcasing our member’s products and or services and a “hot seat” segment every other meeting to get to know our members and their business on a personal level.  This is the way PRO creates relationships, trust and loyalty within the groups to build a referral based business.
Meeting location; 101 Nob Hill Rd. Madison, WI 53713  (It is the Easter Seals building.  You will want to pull around the left side and enter the door with the Pink Easter Seals box to the right.)
Guests are invited to eRSVP at http://PROAlliances.com

February 18 (Thursday) – South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA) Monthly Luncheon from Noon to 1:15pm at Luedtke’s Coliseum Bar, 2nd Floor Conference, 232 E. Olin Avenue.  Speaker: Michael Gay, City of Madison, Office of Business Resources.  Cost: Members & first-time guests: Free; all others – $10 per lunch/person.  To register, contact Jean Vogel at 608-663-2560 or email smba@smba-madison.org .   For more information about the organization, go to www.smba-madison.org.

February 18 (Thursday) – High Tech Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00pm.  Location: TBA.  A great opportunity to socialize & network with people in the high tech & other fields.  For more information, go to www.hthh.org.

February 18 (Thursday) – MAGNET (Madison Area Growth Network) Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Location: TBA.  For more information contact Molly Lahr at director@madisonmagnet.org.  For more information on the organization, go to www.madisonmagnet.org. (MAGNET targets people in their 20’s, 30’s & early 40’s.)

February 23 (Tuesday) National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Monthly Meeting – Progressive Networking Dinner from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Edgewater Hotel, 666 W. Wisconsin Avenue (free parking on site).  Networking – 5:00 – 6:00pm; Dinner – 6:00 – 8:00pm. Cost: $20 – members before RSVP cutoff, $30 after; non-members – $25 before; $35 after.  RSVP by Friday, February 19th. For information about the event or the organization or to register online, click below http://www.nawbomadison.org/ or call 608-442-1924.

Milwaukee Events

February 10 2010: MKELive Exclusive! A Night at the Skylight Opera Theatre
MKELive, in partnership with the Skylight Opera Theatre, is pleased to offer members of MKELive and all local Link Up groups with a truly unique and special offer to enjoy a night at the opera. On February 10, MKELive will hold an exclusive networking event at the Sklylight Opera Theater that will culminate in the performance of the famed opera, “The Marriage of Figaro.” Attendees will have the chance to network in a private salon provided by the Skylight Opera Theatre (which will include a cash bar).
Tickets are $50 per person, and can only be purchased through MKELive. This is a wonderful rate that the Skylight has offered exclusively to MKELive for the Feb 10th performance. Hurry – only 50 tickets are available, and these will be sold on a first-come/first-serve basis!

February 10, 2010 A Night at the Skylight Opera Theatre
February 10, 2010  5:30- 9:30pm
Location:@ Skylight Opera Theatre | 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

February 15, 2010: LinkedIn Live – Waukesha
February 15, 2010 5:30-8:30pm
Location:@ Thunder Bay Grill, N14 W24130 Tower place, Pewaukee WI 53172

March 01 2010: LinkedIn Live – Milwaukee
March 01, 2010 5:30- 8:30pm
Location:@ Crowne Plaza

Register for MKE Live events at:
http://www.mkelive.com/calendar/

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WCTC Women Entrepreneurs’ Speaker Series Conference
Saturday, February 6, 2010
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WCTC Richard T. Anderson Education Center
800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Cost: $25.  Online registration required at https://www.regonline.com/wctcwess

You are cordially invited to attend an educational, inspirational and momentum-driven event for the mind, body and spirit!

The WCTC Small Business Center proudly presents the first Women Entrepreneurs’ Speaker Series Conference.  An important part of being a savvy businesswoman Is knowing that there is always room for development and improvement.  Successful people learn and that is why we are excited to offer an amazing day full of tools to strengthen your mind, body and spirit.  The learning sessions, inspirational leaders, spotlight on success interview and promoting women’s power event is sure to inspire you in many ways.  It is about creating momentum that will help drive you to better your business, career, finances, health and more.
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Shared Success Business Networking
Date: Thursday 2/11/2010
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Organizer: Missy Boschek ( missy_aflac@yahoo.com )
Shared Success is a once a month meeting that includes 5 independent networking groups.  We come together to help build contacts and referrals.  Guests are welcome and cost is FREE!  The host group, BRG, will be providing the appetizers.

Location: Baja Grill Pewaukee
Address: W279 N2221 Prospect Avenue Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-696-4621

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Funtastic Times Networking Event
Thursday, February 25   From 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Thunder Bay Grille  N14 W24130 Tower Place Pewaukee
Funtastic Times has events that provide networking opportunities to business people of all types and titles. We meet at all different geographical areas around town, which helps attendees enjoy a night of FUN in a unique setting. The main theme is VALUE.
There is a $10 door charge for events.  Funtastic Times’ goal is to help people achieve success through quality business connections (contacts = contracts). In addition, we will promote most of the other networking events that we are made aware of. The more faces people see every month, the more everyone benefits.
Registration information: http://www.funtasticnetwork.com/

Quick Turnaround!!

WCTC Women Entrepreneurs’ Speaker Series Conference – Saturday, February 6, 2010
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WCTC Richard T. Anderson Education Center
800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Cost: $25.  Online registration required at
https://www.regonline.com/wctcwess
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PROfessional Networking After Five

Monday February 8that Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill (inside Miller Park) 5-8pm.

A $10 entry fee provides you with delicious appetizers, abundant networking, and a chance to win fabulous door prizes. You never know who you will meet at a PRO Networking Event. You might hit a home run.
Event sponsored by PRO Alliance Resources and Dynamismo. PRO members admitted free!
Register at https://proalliances.com/

Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill is located at 1 Brewers Way Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 902-4201
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Immediately after the PRO Networking After Five…
Monday, February 8th  7:30pm – 10:00pm
Networking Event/Viewing Party
sponsored by NAPO Wisconsin Chapter & A&E TV ‘Hoarders’
Monday, February 8th    7:30pm – 10:00pm
Radisson Milwaukee North Shore
7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee
NAPO Wisconsin is celebrating its participation in the upcoming episode of Hoarders on A&E.  Through the cooperation of Brenden McDaniel and Action Organizing LLC, we were able to donate over 100 hours of service and help remove over 10,000 pounds of stuff from this home in Milwaukee.
Come for an evening of networking, as well as presentations by organizers and businesses that participated in the taping of the show.
At 9:00pm, the episode will air in the Radisson’s Symposium, complete with stadium seating and movie screen.
Cash bar and appetizers available.
Cost is only $5 per person.
No RSVP is required, but please email a note to Richard Taft eclutter@att.net if you are planning to attend just so we can get an idea of what to expect.  Thank you.
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February 10, 2010 at 5:30PM
Milwaukee Masterminds
Mo’s Irish Pub  10842 W. Bluemound Road Wauwatosa, WI 53226
When: Wednesday, February 10, 5:30PM   Phone: 414-774-9782
Masterminds MKE is a monthly open networking event.
Take this opportunity to meet new people and build strong relationships that will help you to make your business what you want it to be.
Remember, when you’re not working, you’re networking…Tom Squier
Join us in the library for our monthly meeting.  We look forward to seeing you!

New PRO Blog

Did you know…  PRO has a blog?

Check it out at; https://proalliances.wordpress.com/

You can also view the newsletter information there for your convenience.


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Come visit a PRO Networking meeting in your area.

Below are a few of the upcoming meetings to choose from:

PRO NEWS Milwaukee (Tosa)

Feb. 04, 2010 5:30pm

Welcome to PRO N.E.W.S. – Milwaukee

Where Networking Empowers Women to Succeed!

Our Mission: To achieve an effective network of 24 dedicated, experienced and professional women who, by working to establish a strong and cohesive relationship with each other, create a consistent and supportive business referral system.

PRO NEWS Milwaukee is a business networking group that meets every other Thursday at 5:30pm.
During these meetings you will rub elbows with other highly motivated business professionals, discuss powerful networking strategies and exchange referrals that will help you and your fellow members grow your businesses.

Meeting location;

The Baby Grand Piano 11302 W. Bluemound Road Wauwatosa, WI 53226  (414) 778-1577

PRO NEWS group is currently seeking professionals in the following areas: Printer Or Printing Service, Skin Care/Cosmetic Consultant, Fitness Expert/Personal Trainer, Mortgage Broker, Small Business Owner, Massage Therapist, Concierge, Nanny, Lawyer, Dentist, Doctor, Chiropractor, Automotive (Salesperson, Finance, Dealership President, Repair Person), Home Inspector, Appraiser, Home Remodeler, Handyman Or Woman, Any Of The Trades That Women Aren’t Often In, Salon Owner, Photographer

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Business Forte (Cedarburg)

Feb. 05, 2010 8:30am – 9:30am

Business Forte is a business networking group that meets every other Friday from 8:30-9:30am.

Imagine a group of like-minded professionals who truly work together to solve difficult business issues, make connections and help grow each other’s business.  This is that group! Open discussion on presenting each other’s businesses to perspective referrals.

Visit this group to take part in stimulating exchange of ideas.

Fiddleheads, W62N605 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI 53012-1927

This group currently has the following exclusive positions open: Business Banker, Business Attorney, Commercial Realtor

If you are interested in visiting the group please register so we know to expect you.

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Metro Links (downtown MKE)

Feb. 09, 2010 7:45am – 9:15am

Metro Links meets every other Tuesday morning from 7:45 – 9:15am.

Group mission statement: “We are a team of professionals that network, share referrals, and offer solutions to each other in order to promote growth within our businesses.”

During these meetings you will rub shoulders with other highly motivated business professionals, discuss powerful business strategies and exchange referrals that will help you and your fellow members grow your businesses.

Metro Hotel Cafe, 411 E Mason St., Milwaukee

This group currently has the following exclusive positions open:
Business Banker
Estate Planning Attorney

Visitors are always welcomed.  Let us know that you will be attending a meeting by registering.

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Business Builders Roundtable (Muskego)

Feb. 09, 2010 7:45am – 9:30am

Business Builders Roundtable is a business master mind group that meets every other Tuesday from 7:45-9:30am.

Group Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote each other and our businesses through our many personal and professional contacts.

During these meetings you will rub shoulders with other highly motivated business professionals, discuss powerful networking strategies and exchange referrals that will help you and your fellow members grow your businesses.

Meetings are held at;  Delta Family Restaurant; S75w17358 Janesville Rd. Muskego, WI 53150  (262) 679-3663

The group currently has the following exclusive positions open:
Business Banker, CPA, Estate Attorney

If you are interested in attending a meeting please register so we’ll know to expect you.

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PRO – NEWS Madison
Feb. 15, 2010   9:15am – 10:30am

PRO NEWS Madison is a women’s business networking group that meets every other Monday from 9:15-10:30am.
(Networking Empowers Women to Succeed)
Meetings are held at the  Mary Kay Training Center, 100 River Place, Suite #255, Monona
Guests, please RSVP so we know to expect you.
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TOSA Power Connection
Feb. 16, 2010   7:30am – 9:00am
TOSA Power Connection is a business networking group that meets every other Tuesday from 7:30-9am.
Group Missions Statement: Our mission is to promote each other and our businesses through our many personal and professional contacts.
During these meetings you will rub shoulders with other highly motivated business professionals, discuss powerful networking strategies and exchange referrals that will help you and your fellow members grow your businesses.
United Health Care, 10701 W. Research Dr., Wauwatosa
This group currently has the following exclusive positions open:
Web Designer, Business Banker, Estate Planning Attorney, CPA
If you are interested in attending a meeting please register so we know to expect you.
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Mad City Referrals (Madison)
Feb. 17 – Nov. 17, 2010   8:15am – 9:45am
Imagine a group of like-minded professionals who truly work together to help each other increase business, solve difficult issues and build relationships – this is “next generation” networking.
The mission of this group is to help members grow personally and professionally through building friendships, trust and business partnerships.
The group conducts strategy discussions, educational segments, business spotlights showcasing our member’s products and or services and a “hot seat” segment every other meeting to get to know our members and their business on a personal level.  This is the way PRO creates relationships, trust and loyalty within the groups to build a referral based business.
Meeting location;
101 Nob Hill Rd   Madison, WI 53713  (It is the Easter Seals building.  You will want to pull around the left side and enter the door with the Pink Easter Seals box to the right.)
Please register if you plan to visit, so we know to expect you. Thanks!
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PRO Networking Alliance  (Menomonee Falls)
Feb. 18, 2010    7:15am
Networking Alliance is a business networking group that meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7:15 – 8:30am.
During these meetings you will rub elbows with other highly motivated business professionals, discuss powerful networking strategies and exchange referrals that will help you and your fellow members grow your businesses.
Mariscal Insurance Agency
N88 W16848 Main Street Ste. 420
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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Please register to attend PRO events on the website at;

https://PROAlliances.com/

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NetworkingEventFinders.com

If you are looking for additional information on business networking events happening in the state of WI, visit http://NetworkingEventFinders.com and click on the state of WI. This is also a good place to post events that you organize and want to promote to the business community.

PRO Newsletter sponsored by Mark Balwinski of printcolor.net 262-681-9950
printcolor dot net

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Also sponsored by Sandler Training
Wayne F. Dehn (deen), President -3D TRAINING

Brookfield, WI          Madison, WI
262-789-7180             888-472-5379
www.3D.Sandler.com wayne@sandler.com
“Finding Power In Reinforcement®”

Our number one goal is to provide you with value. If you have any suggestions of ways to make this newsletter more valuable, please submit them to Karin (Karin@proalliances.com).

Sincerely,

Karin Conway
PRO Alliance Resources
Karin@PROAlliances.com