Small Business Milwaukee ThinkTank | August 16, 2021 Recap

Topic: How do you do networking intentionally?

In tonight’s ThinkTank, participants shared how they continue to network intentionally. Learn more about these helpful tips, and how they can improve your business, by reading this ThinkTank recap. Want to contact one of the meeting attendees? Find their information in the article below, and please tell them you learned about their business through this Think Tank article!

Valuable Quotes from Our Attendees

Our topic of discussion inspired many of our attendees to share their tips on intentional networking. 

Kim Knaak

“Read the room. (Also), invite your friends to the networking events you’re attending on Facebook, LinkedIn, via email, etc. Some people don’t want to attend a meeting alone, and will feel great to have a familiar face join with them. We all have different networks of people we trust. If we were to bring those networks together, we form a large trustworthy group to work together.”

Al Timm

“Share your knowledge about other Networking groups when attending other meetings”

Joanna Carlberg

“Cooperation between different Chambers (of Commerce) expands the area of reach.”

Laura Van Schyndel

“Relationships matter.”

Bill Sargent

“People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.”

Jonathan Heider

“Copy the right copycat.”

Shannon Ware

“It boils down to what can you do for others- who can you connect them with and how can you help.”

Lucas Nett

“Working in your business is different than working on your business.”

Today’s Attendees

As a thank you for attending, we want to give you a shout-out! 

Kim Knaak – Opportunity’s Knaaking  

Coming to you from St. Francis, WI!  Enjoying virtual networking to develop relationships as I build Opportunity’s Knaaking. I provide Social Media Management & digital consultations to help small businesses. I also proudly work directly with Tracy Champagne at Small Business Milwaukee as the Director of Membership Services!  My hands are full, but that’s the way I like it!

Find me on LinkedIn:

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For information on joining our FREE directory follow this link:

Sean Stockman, Primerica, Corner Street Communications, LLC

I work with middle income families and help them build/manage wealth. I do this by guiding them out of debt, protecting their incomes and helping them chart a course to financial independence. I also work with small business owners to teach financial wellness to employees.


At Corner Street, I provide commercial customers with radio communication and security solutions. This could include security systems, mass notification system, two-way radios and more.


Joanna Carlberg, Joanna’s Digital Images

I am a portrait and event photographer in SE Wisconsin. I specialize in photographing families and special events, I digitally restore old photographs, and I am happy to help you with real estate and product photography, and images and video for your website.
You can contact me through my website:, on LinkedIn:, on Instagram: or on Facebook:
Here is a link to my digital business card:

David Walker

Anne Richie, Professional Home Staging and Organizing, LLC

I’m helping busy families and small business owners declutter, destress and redesign their spaces for better efficiency.


Debbie D'Agostino, Brent's Carpet & Furniture Cleaning 
Emergency Water Removal (From Carpet & Concrete)

Family Owned & Operated Since 1976. Serving the Counties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine & Kenosha, also Parts of Washington, Walworth & Ozaukee Counties as well
Any Questions Call & Talk to Jeff, The Guy In The Know With 45 Years Of Experience
The Guy On The Phone Is The Guy In Your Home!
I invite each of you to “Like” us on Facebook! AND ~ Check out our website @

Laura Van Schyndel

My focus is on getting more qualified leads to your website. I specialize in Google Search Ads and Google My Business. Free consultations!


Facebook –

LinkedIn Profile-

LinkedIn Business-

Jonathan Heider, Split Star Productions

Motivational Public (Keynote) Speaking; Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

Area of Expertise: Architecture + Accessibility, Accessible Design, Spatial Planning, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Accessibility Code, Diversity and Inclusion, Sensitivity Trained in LGBTQ, Sensitivity Trained in Accessibility, Adoption, Disability Awareness, Athletics, Professional Sports, Mental Health & Athletics, Paralympics, Athletics Discipline & Life Balance

Contact Info:

Phone: 920-327-3734




Shannon Ware
Your Heart-Centered Health Advisor
Individuals, families, entrepreneurs, small business
(713) 202 9271 
V.P. of the Houston Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Ask how to join!

Bill Sargent, CPP  


Greater Milwaukee Area’s best Headshots:

Award-winning Certified Professional Photographer

President of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association



Providing peace of mind to small business owners by helping them meet their daily legal business needs.

Family Legal & Identity Theft Restoration Plans for for a lasting Life Style.

Would you rather pay $200. – $300.00 per hr. or per year???

Caryn Willens, Wellness Inspirations LLC 

Holistic Wellness helping people feel better in Mind, Body, Family/Relationships, Finances & Contribution to Society. 

Experience a better quality of life & age gracefully using non-invasive, non-drug solutions for wellness. 


Written by Catherine Jozwik

Catherine Jozwik is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and publisher and editor-in-chief of Brewtown Buzz South, a print and online publication focused on promoting the great things happening in Milwaukee’s South Shore communities. Check out Brewtown Buzz South at, and look for a print Summer Dining Guide at more than 40 South Shore locations. Contact Catherine at or at 414-708-2213.