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Networking in Real Life Still Matters

Posted October 17, 2012 in Community Featured, Winterset

Madison County Connect, originally targeted as a young professionals group, is evolving to bring together anyone age 21+ with the common interest of promoting social, professional development and civic endeavors.

Defined less by our age and our vocation, Madison County Connect will focus to engage and unite people with each other and to the Madison County communities in which we live, work, play and conduct business.

Organizers began laying the groundwork as an initiative of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce in late August 2012.  Eager supporters started attending some of the initial “social” meetings to show their interest, with more than 50 individuals added to the contact list. Activities are held at different locations each month. Annual dues start at $25 for individuals affiliated with Madison County Chamber (business owner or employee of a business that is a chamber member) or $35 per year for non-Chamber affiliate, resident of Madison County.

Friday, Oct. 26 will mark the official launch of Madison County Connect, hosting a Halloween social event from 8 p.m. to midnight at Lakeview Country Club in Winterset. This Halloween party will be complete with live band, cash bar and welcomes anyone 21 and older wishing to support a new opportunity to interact and socialize. Costume is optional but there will be prizes for best couple, funniest costume and scariest costume.

Networking in real life still matters. I couldn’t agree more.  While we will be sharing our activities and events on social media — like us at or follow us at — to easily spread the word, it’s no substitute for real-life connections. We hope to see you at our upcoming Madison County Connect events.

Contact me at to learn more about membership and how to get involved with Madison County Connect.

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