Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County

Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County is a group of young professionals focused on providing professional, social, and philanthropic opportunities for our members to ensure a vibrant future for Portage County, Wisconsin.

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Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County (Wisconsin) is a program designed to work with the next generation of community leaders between the ages of 21 and 40 (or the sufficiently young-at-heart) who want to make a difference in their community and beyond.  The group's top priority is to develop and encourage philanthropic and community involvement activities while providing peer-to-peer networking and professional development opportunities.  Members and their families participate in committees, networking events, volunteer projects, and leadership training opportunities.  Members are educated on key community needs as well as initiatives that work to advance the common good as well as their own professional skills.  Ignite is an affinity group of the United Way of Portage County.

For only $50, your Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County membership will provide you with the opportunity to visit local businesses and talk with the entrepreneurs who have built them, meet and network with your peers, as well as business leaders in the county, and get involved in your community. Outside of the value that you will receive from attending these events, there is a considerable cost savings in becoming a member versus paying per event. If you were to attend each event without obtaining a membership, the cost would be $195. (Non-member rates will be available for each event.)  Go to www.ignitepocomember.eventbrite.com to join today!
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  • L3: Lunch, Learn, Lead Series: L3 programs are designed to be intimate roundtable discussions over lunch with area business and community leaders and are an opportunity for Ignite members to meet area leaders and hear their personal stories while engaging in a conversation about life, community and leadership.
  • Backstage Pass Events: See businesses and community organizations behind the scenes at Ignite Backstage Pass events. Learn what goes on inside Portage County’s best from food and brewing to politics and insurance. These events give members an opportunity to meet business leaders and learn what goes into their success while networking with fellow young professionals. 
  • Social & Networking Events: From speed networking to Holiday Jingle 'n Mingle, Ignite members grow their connections while building relationships professionally and personally. These opportunities ensure a skilled workforce for a growing Portage County economy, while members enjoy time with peers.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Each year Ignite members select, plan and execute an annual service project. Past projects include the Born Learning Trail at Mead Park and a dog walking trail for volunteers and staff at the Humane Society of Portage County. With a diverse list of community service activities, members are able to find a cause that is tailored to fit their personal passions. Ignite encourages members to volunteer at community events throughout the year.


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For additional information, please call 715-254-2192 or email ignitepoco@gmail.com.

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