News & Events

Thursday, December 13, 6:15 p.m.
TEMPO Happy Hour
  Do you want another opportunity to get to know and network with your board and other TEMPO members in a casual setting. We welcome members to join us at our TEMPO Happy Hour! These Happy Hours will follow our board meetings on the Thursday following the monthly TEMPO luncheon.  No registration necessary.  TEMPO Board members will be on the club level bar, or third level pub. We hope you can join us. 

Tuesday, December 18, 7:15
Book Bags will meet at the home of Jane Richardson.  The book to read is Clock Dancers by Ann Tyler.  Please RSVP to Jane.

Thursday, December 20, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will meet at the home of Julie Underwood.  The book to read is Priceless by Robert Wittman. Teresa Kobelt will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Julie

Monday, January 7, 2018, 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.

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club  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!

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tour, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Appetizers    
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street

Join TEMPO for an exclusive VIP tour of Overture Center, including Overture Hall and the historic Capitol Theater with Glenn Weihert, Overture’s facilities director who has worked there for 36 years, when the city first purchased the Capitol Theater to become the Civic Center!  Please do not wear heels, as we will have the opportunity to go up on the catwalk overlooking Overture Hall – if you dare!  Tour will start promptly at 4:15, from Overture Hall Lobby.  Tour will run 4:15-5:30 then we’ll head to Cento for a cocktail and appetizers.  
TEMPO will cover your first drink and appetizers.  Pricing is $10 for members and non-members.  There is a maximum of 20 people.  Please register by Thursday, January 24.  Overture Center Tour and Happy Hour 2019

Tuesday February 19, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Join us for an evening in Gail’s shop where we will learn where chocolate comes from and how it becomes chocolate.  We will then sample chocolates for 5 countries and discuss tasting notes. It is a fun and tasty event. Some parking behind building and on street. Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier is located at 2083 Atwood Ave. in Madison.

Pricing is $10 for TEMPO members, and $15 for non-members.  Please register by Tuesday, February 12.  2019 Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

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December 2018 Program

Please join us, Tuesday, December 11, to hear Dawn Crim, Assistant State Superintendent for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, present DPI's Focus on Equity puts it at the Center of Education for all Wisconsin children.

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at noon.  Your entree choices are Chef's Choice Fish, Chef's Choice Vegetarian, or a Fruit Plate.  All dietary needs will be accommodated. Please register by Thursday, December 6. December 2018 Luncheon Registration

At DPI, educational equity means that every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education. Dawn Crim will share DPI's educational equity mission and how the Division for Student and School Success carries out its work through that lens. The Division consists of the Office of Educational Assessment, the Office of Educational Accountability, Title I and School Support and Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs.

After two decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dawn Crim, the former School of Education’s associate dean for external relations, has embarked on the next phase of her career in education as an Assistant State Superintendent for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), a position she started in August.

As the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Student and School Success, the Philadelphia native hopes to continue fulfilling her goal of connecting people to educational resources.

She now oversees four units: The Office of Educational Accountability, The Office of Student Assessment, Title I and School Support Team, Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs/Urban Education Team. The four areas are tasked with a wide range of responsibilities such as producing school and district report cards, statewide testing, managing federal educational funding and pre-college programming for middle and high school students.

January 2019 Program

Please join us, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to hear Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW-Madison, present 150 Years of Women at UW – An Update

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. 

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the graduation of the first women from the University of Wisconsin.  The Chancellor will talk about the impact of a few extraordinary UW-Madison women over the years, update the group on some UW-Madison partnership programs in the Madison community, and share some good news from campus.  

Chancellor Rebecca Blank is an internationally respected economist who has worked in three different presidential administrations – most recently as Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Obama.

She received her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, and holds a doctoral degree from MIT.  
She has served on the faculty at Princeton, Northwestern and the University of Michigan, where she was dean of the Ford School of Public Policy.  She came to UW-Madison in 2013.
Chancellor Blank is committed to maintaining the university as one of the world’s top centers for research and education… and helping UW experts to share knowledge and innovation with the state, the nation and the world.



We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with the Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison for the TEMPO Leadership Series. Tickets for members and guests are $50 for the two-part series or $30 for one-session; parking is an additional $10 per session.  These events are held at the Wisconsin School of Business in 1310 Grainger Hall (Plenary Room) at 975 University Avenue. Your payment for participation in these sessions directly benefits the TEMPO Foundation and supports TEMPO scholarships. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests at this year’s series.

2018-19 Session 2: OwnIt. EarnIt. GiveIt Registration

Session 2
Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Mollie Bell, 4everMoxi™ and Chief Engagement Officer at Credit Union National Association, Inc. (CUNA)
OwnIt. EarnIt. GiveIt.™

What is it anyway? It is leadership and we all lead. Through stories of disappointment and triumph, this inspirational, candid, and reflective discussion and workshop will introduce you to the theory of deeply understanding your leadership story; owning your authentic self; and, applying your knowledge to create a path for your future success and those around you.

Join Mollie Bell, chief engagement officer at Credit Union National Association, Inc. (CUNA) and co-founder of 4everMoxi™, for this impactful session.  Mollie serves as an industry thought leader on topics such as effective leadership and governance; strategic growth and member engagement


Thank you to our Catering Sponsor:


“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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