The idea of speed networking has been around since the beginning of 2000s as a time-saving and effective way of making professional contacts.

Professional Women's Connection

The purpose of speed networking is to encourage participants to make as many connections across different fields as possible in a comfortable environment. Unlike speed dating, where the goal is to end up with one suitable connection, speed networking is focused on making as many relevant connections as possible.

The Ripon-Green Lake chapter of Professional Women’s Connection will hold a speed networking event Thursday, May 18 at the Green Lake American Legion Post 306 building, 518 Water St.

This event will be led by Jennifer Culver, who will provide questions and topics to be discussed as attendees move throughout the night.

Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 and networking to follow at 6:30.

Dinner will feature a buffet meal catered by Food Dude Catering consisting of pulled pork, chopped chicken, house sweet BBQ Sauce, baked pork and beans, coleslaw, garden salad, chips and assorted desserts. Water will be provided along with a cash bar.

Reservations must be made by Monday, May 15 at the end of the day by registering at

Member and student cost is $15 and non-member cost is $20. Individuals should indicate dietary restrictions when making their reservation. Reservations made and not honored will be invoiced the cost of the dinner.

Professional Women’s Connection is a networking group that provides educational opportunities for area business and professional women, focusing on professional growth, personal development and the enhancement of leadership skills. It is not a fundraising organization. The money for the annual scholarship comes from member dues, enabling members to give back to the next generation of professional women.

Those interested in joining Professional Women’s Connection are welcome to attend as a guest prior to joining the organization.

Applications to join Professional Women’s Connection are available through membership chair Cassie Bornick at and will also be available at the meeting.

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