CHAMBER MICRO (SMALL) GROUPS
USING ALL OF WHAT THE CHAMBER DOES WELL IN LARGE GROUPS, TO CULTIVATE AND INSPIRE SMALL ‘MICRO GROUP’ OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS.
START A GROUP, JOIN A GROUP
Micro Groups are born from the desire of Chamber members to have small group opportunities to connect, share, and learn in an open environment with fellow members. Any Chamber Member with this shared desire and a group idea can start and be a point person of a group. Other Chamber Members can join and participate. When you come, be prepared to share and learn in a conversational environment.
BEING A POINT PERSON
As a point person, you get to establish a topic. Responsibilities beyond that are to pick a place and time for your group to meet and communicate that to your group. You’ll serve as the moderator at your Micro Group gatherings, but not be required to present or lead beyond that. On occasion the Chamber will ask you to report on your groups participation. That is all.
NO SPECTATORS, ONLY PARTICIPANTS
Group attendees should come with a spirit of sharing relevant knowledge, information and news pertinent to your group’s topic. Individual group members should always be looking to contribute in some way to support the gathering. Presentations by group members are fine if desired, but should not be required – and should always be done in the spirit of sharing and learning, NOT SELLING!
GUIDELINES FOR MICRO GROUPS
- Groups should be between 3 to 12 members in size. These are Micro Groups after all!
- Maintain a spirit of learning and sharing at all times.
- Talk and share about what you do professionally, but do not sell.
- Allow presentations if your group chooses, though do not require. Presentations promoting specific commercial products or companies are discouraged. Share knowledge!
- No tourists, everyone joins in conversations. Ask questions and be an interactive participant.
- Groups can exist as long as the group desires, and you can participate in as many groups as you desire.
CURRENT MICRO GROUPS
|Effective Leadership: Networking for Impact||This group talks about leading within business, how can you attract employees or promotions even though there isn’t a hierarchy, and leadership roles.||Email Cherie Gon for more information.|
|HR Group||This group is be ideal for small organizations without an HR department that might want support from others in the group. Those in current HR roles are also encouraged to join.||Email Laura Bermudo for more information.|
|New Member Connections||Are you a member who has joined within the last 18 months or a new representative? Want to increase your professional network and learn how to more fully utilize your membership? Then this new member micro group is for you.||Email Lisa Quam for more information.|
|Non-Profit Connections||This group is meant as a way for non-profit representatives to connect and learn from each other.||Email Emily Andersen for more information.|
|City of Middleton||Stay informed and up-to-date on projects and initiatives happening in the City of Middleton.||Email Bryan Gadow for more information.|
Interested in joining or starting your own Micro-Group? Email our Membership Manager, and we can help you get started!