News & Events

Tues, July 5, 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, July 9, 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!

Tues, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting atGenie Campbell Rostad's, 619 N Segoe Road, Madison.  Our July book is The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna, which takes place in Door County. Meet Sally Peterson in the lobby for a ride up to the Penthouse meeting room. Parking info to follow. RSVP to

Thurs, July 21, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Sherrie Gruder.  The book to read is Notorious RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Shana Krizhnik. Dana Erlandsen will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Sherrie.

Fri, July 22, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.CPR Training  CPR Training As a follow up to our presentation on Heart Health Awareness, please join other TEMPO Members for CPR Training.  Attendees will learn to identify the common heart attack symptoms for women and what to do if you or someone you know is in distress.  You will also learn how to perform hands-only CPR and use an AED.  Participants should wear clothing that is suitable for kneeling on the ground.  Continental breakfast and coffee is included.  Limited to 40 participants.  FREE to TEMPO members only.  Please register by Friday, July 15. CPR Training

Sat, July 23, 9:30 a.m.
It's Country Club Weekend! Join us for a leisurely breakfast and wide-ranging conversation at Spring Garden Restaurant in Mount Horeb. Dutch Treat.

Tues, August 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.State Capitol Tour  Take a little extra time before our August luncheon to enjoy a guided tour of the State Capitol.  It is a fascinating look at Wisconsin’s history and government in a breathtakingly beautiful building.  The interior of the Capitol features 43 varieties of stone from around the world, decorative murals, glass mosaics, and hand-carved furniture.  The tour should last around 90 minutes and includes a step out to the upper balcony to get outstanding views of Madison (weather permitting).
Free to TEMPO Members and guests.  Please register by Monday, August 8, 2016.  State Capitol Tour




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Join us Tuesday, July 12 to hear Mayra Medrano present Telling Our Stories:  Latino Businesses in Madison.

The Latino Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2003 to build and strengthen the Latino business community through advocacy and programs that generate success.   This presentation will provide insight to the growing Latino demographic while highlighting the success of a local Latino business, Mercado Marimar. Maria Garcia, owner, will share her story of becoming a business-owner.

Mayra Medrano is a Business Community Service Manager for Madison Gas & Electric. She is the (volunteer) President of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County, Co-Chair of United Way Rosenberry Advisory Council, co-chair of A Great Madison Vision,  member of the Latino Professionals Association, and she participated in Leadership Greater Madison in 2014. She was recently named one of the 48 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin by Madison365, was recently nominated for a Young Athena Award, and was named to the "40 Under 40" by In Business Magazine in 2015.

Please plan to meet at the Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; we will be seated promptly at 11:55 for lunch. Your entree choices are Braised Chicken Thigh or Black Bean Cake, both served with ancient grain pilaf, arugula, blackberries, and lemon herb sauce.  Please register by Thursday, July 7.  July 2016 Luncheon Registration

Coming in August: 


Join us Tuesday, August 9 to hear Jeb Barzen from the International Crane Foundation.

In just a few generations our Midwestern landscape has changed so much that our grandparents would not recognize much of Wisconsin. Prairies have become forests as often as they have become croplands in 150 years.  Yet all is not lost.  The graceful dancing of both Sandhill and Whooping Crane have returned to Wisconsin.  Restoration of prairies, wetlands and savannas now color our back yards as well as our back 40’s.  Just as we can clearly trace our culture back to ancient Greece, so too can we trace our ecological heritage back to a time of the Ho-Chunk.  Thus, though so much has changed in so short a time, there still remains enough basis to rekindle our spirit and renew our hope for moving towards a more sustainable future.  Cranes symbolize that hope and our native ecosystems provide us with the foundation with which that hope can advance our cause.

Jeb has an M.S. from the University of North Dakota (UND), he did his graduate research through Delta Waterfowl and Wetland Research Station in Manitoba as well as at UND, and worked as a field ecologist at ICF for 28.5 years.  While at ICF he worked on restoring prairie, wetland and woodland ecosystems ranging from old corn fields on site to remnant wetlands in the Mekong Delta.  With cranes he has predominantly worked to conserve Sandhill, Whooping, Siberian and Eastern Sarus Cranes in the U.S., China and Southeast Asia.  As of the end of June Jeb will be leaving his position with ICF and hopes to focus on developing tools that can facilitate private landowners to implement the Land Ethic on their own lands in the future – which is now!


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


TEMPO MADISON MAIN_060812_VIMEO sdws.mp4 from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.

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