RISE – Active Professionals Network

RISE – Active Professionals Network
RISE - Active Professionals Network

RISE Network (WAAPN) exists to connect active professionals with each other, the rich and diverse professional community, and the county in which we live, work, and play. RISE is a meaningful organization of dedicated, like-minded, professionals in the Waupaca area and beyond; offering professional networking, development, and social events to ambitious active professionals.

Cost is $40 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members.  Download a member application.

Contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 715.258.7343 or email Kathy for more information on this network.

Click Here to Register for April Events

Schedule of Meetings and Events

Sunday, April 222:00 - 5:00 p.m.Bowling with the family at Nelson's Strike Zone
Tuesday, April 247:45 - 9:15 a.m.Financial Planning with Chad Backes of First State Bank at Sulten Belly
Friday, April 275:30 - 7:30 p.m.Schmoozing at Chain O' Lakes Cabinetry
Friday, June 15:30 - 7:30 p.m.Scavenger Hunt
Friday, August 35:30 - 7:30 p.mSchmoozing
Tuesday, October 2312:00 - 1:30 p.m.RUBY Award Luncheon
Friday, December 75:30 - 7:30 p.mChristmas Gathering



Connecting, developing, and empowering the Waupaca area active professionals by fostering relationships with leadership and professionalism.


To enhance the quality of life in the Waupaca area, by creating and retaining a diverse community of ambitious, like-minded active professionals.

What’s in it for me?

  • Meet new people, make connections
  • Give back to the community
  • Professional development
  • Educate yourself
  • Make your mark
  • Create and cultivate the future of Waupaca County
  • Have fun!