News & Events

Tues, January 17, 7:15 p.m.
Book Bags and NFL Book Club will have their annual joint meeting at the home of Eve Galanter.  The book to read is God Help the Child by Toni Morrison.  Please RSVP to Eve.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Knitting for Knockers  Calling all knitters!  Learn to knit Knockers.  For all knitters who are looking for a charitable opportunity, joint TEMPO members at The Knitting Tree for wine, snacks and a knitting session to benefit Knitted Knockers, a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit, based in Tempe, AZ, that provides free Knitted Knockers to women who have had a mastectomy.  There will be DK yarn for sale as well as knitting needles if needed.  More information is available on their website:\ and FAQs:

Beverages, snacks and instruction are Free for members and guests.  This event will be held at The Knitting Tree, 2636 Monroe St., Madison.  Please register by Tuesday, January 10.  Knitting for Knockers Registration

For more information, please contact Kim Donovan.

Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00 p.m.
An Evening at The Theater 
Join us for an evening at the theater.  We will begin the evening at Fresco at 6:00 p.m. for appetizers and cash bar. TEMPO's Jennifer Uphoff Gray will be on hand to chat and answer questions about the production.  Then on to the playhouse to see Forward Theater's production of Outside Mullingar.

Anthony and Rosemary are two lovelorn farmers approaching middle age in rural Ireland. Only a strip of land separates these eccentric souls, but with Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, these introverted misfits will need to overcome a childhood grudge and years of stubborn pride to find happiness. This moving and lyrical trip is an intimate portrait of what happens when romance goes toe-to-toe with family history, mysteries and the weight of expectations. Flinty humor and poetic passion highlight this delightful and compassionate play about how it's never too late to take a chance on love.

"Outside Mullingar is a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love."  -- New York Daily News

There will be appetizers and a cash bar beginning at 6:00 pm at Fresco, 227 State St, Madison.  The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Pricing: $30 discounted tickets for members and guests
Please register by Tuesday, January 24.  An Evening at the Theater Registration

Mon, February 6, 12:00 p.m.
TEMPO Traveler Group  If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

Sat, February 11, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!



TEMPO Madison


How to Accelerate Madison





Join us Tuesday, February 14 to hear Zach Brandon present How to Accelerate Madison.

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m. Your entree selections are Roasted Salmon or Chili Marinated Tofu, both served with sesame crumble, winter greens, roasted beets, ginger-blood orange emulsion.  Please register by Thursday, February 9.  February 2017 Luncheon Registration

Greater Madison has a vibrant and growing economy centered around a developing entrepreneurial ecosystem that includes a variety of co-working spaces, accelerator programs and the new StartingBlock project. At our February meeting, Zach Brandon, President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, will talk to us about the economic trends defining Madison, including the importance of advanced industries and entrepreneurial leadership to the growth and prosperity of Madison, the unique strengths of our region and how the community can support these budding entrepreneurs.

Zach Brandon became President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce in November 2012. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce represents more than 1,300 organizations and is focused on creating a foundation for growth for the Greater Madison region.

Prior to joining the Greater Madison Chamber Zach was the director of the Wisconsin Angel Network, an early stage investment organization focused on increasing equity investments in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs. Zach also served as the vice chair of public policy for the national Angel Capital Association.

Previously Zach served as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and served in the agency’s senior policy and external affairs role. Zach advised the Governor, Commerce Secretary and the Legislature on global trade and business development strategies with a heavy emphasis on expansion, investment and entrepreneurial development.

An experienced entrepreneur and small business owner, Zach was part of the leadership team of three start-ups. He was president and chief executive officer of Laundry 101, which in 2003 topped USA Today’s “Best Places” to do laundry.

Zach earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Management from Kent State University.



Thursday, February 9, 2017
Learn New Leadership and Communication Strategies
The NEW Rules of Engagement and Persuasion
Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall
975 University Ave.
7:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.; Breakfast Session

Chris Westfall specializes in helping people create powerful and compelling messages to advance their professional success. His communication strategies put leadership into action. Learn from the U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion, the publisher of eight books, producer and host of "Win the Interview, Land the Job" on, and an award-winning MBA instructor. Chris's strategies have helped student leaders raise more than $3 million in funding for social causes, innovation, and new technology. He has helped hundreds of students excel, by landing and even creating jobs. As a career coach, his clients have been part of Shark Tank, Dragon's Den, and Shark Tank-Australia.

Register Here!


“Supporting the Next Generation of Women Leaders” from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.


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