Green Bay Rising Tide Society
Have you heard? We’ve got something pretty cool going on here in Green Bay, and it’s making waves. The second Tuesday of every month, a group of creative business owners gathers together at a local business in the Green Bay area and talks about different topics that relate to running a business and living a well-balanced life. What is this magical, mystery group? Why, the Rising Tide Society of course! The Rising Tide Society is a community for creative business owners with chapters all across the country. It began in 2015 in only 12 cities (Green Bay was one of the first!) as a way for local creatives to learn from one another, network, and grow themselves and their businesses.
Now, I know that “networking groups” sometimes get a bad reputation, but hear me out on this one. There are no membership fees, no required referrals, and there are no limits to the number of people from a certain industry that can attend. It’s just people getting to know one other, brainstorming and discussing predetermined topics, and supporting each other and the businesses we’ve created. The Rising Tide Society’s mantras are “a rising tide lifts all boats” and “community over competition”. My experience with this group has been that the creative business owner community in Green Bay is more connected than ever, and I have a number of fellow photographers around me that I consider great friends, not competitors.
The Green Bay chapter of Rising Tide is led by two rockstar women, Sarah Schrader and Nicole Bergeson. Each month, they tag-team facilitating thoughtful conversations and bringing in speakers and experts on these topics. The meetings are held in a local business’s space, and oftentimes, drinks and snacks are provided or available. This month’s meeting was held at Dirt Juicery in Suamico. Their juices are organic, cold-pressed, and 100% raw juice. Talk about irresistibly delicious!
Our theme for the month of May was Self-Care, and we were treated to a panel of experts who shared their experiences with self-care and tips they had for all of us. Emily Jacobson of Green Bay Doulas, Patricia Dufek of Mom Tribe and Mint Salon, Kaela Gedda of Rise Leadership Circle, Dr. Brookh Lyons, and Jill Simon of Nourish Wellness and Eatery were incredible resources, sharing ideas like having non-negotiables like yoga worked into your schedule, or nourishing your body the way it deserves. These ladies are powerhouse women, and I highly recommend connecting with them.
The Rising Tide Society is a wonderful asset to our community, and we would love to see you at our next meeting! You can always find event details in the Facebook Group. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Have an awesome day, folks!