Best Business Event Bets for Week of Feb. 1

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Posted Feb. 1, 2010

It’s a new month and there’s a lot going on this week – everything from a new leadership conference to events focused on economic development along the Lakeshore and in the Fox Cities. So here’s a quick look at what’s coming up:

· The Chamber of Manitowoc County is hosting “Advancing Economic Development and Promoting Business Growth in the Lakeshore Area” at 11 a.m. Monday at Orion Energy Systems, 2210 Woodland Drive, Manitowoc. Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel will be the keynote speaker while Eric Ness of the Small Business Administration, Christina Trombley of the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center, Peter Thillman of Lakeshore Technical College and State Rep. Peter Barca will also speak about various topics of interest to businesses. Cost is $10. To register or for more information, contact the chamber at (920) 684-5575.

·      Interested in hearing from a best-selling author who also happens to be the wife of one of the country’s legendary business men? Then make plans to attend Tuesday’s Building Leadership: Encouraging a New Direction (blend) conference at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The event’s keynote speaker is Suzy Welch, author of  “10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea” and co-author of “Winning” with her husband, Jack Welch. Blend is a new day-long premiere leadership conference targets professional men and women who are looking to compete in today’s changing business climate. Attendees will be inspired through personal development workshops, panel discussions and Welch’s speech. The cost is $99 per person or $75 per person for members of Current, Propel and Pulse.  For more information or to register, please visit

·      The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Sandy Lincoln, a senior vice president and strategist with M&I Investment Management Corp., will be the keynote speaker. The chamber will also share the results of its annual outlook survey. For more information, please visit

— By MaryBeth Matzek