This week's best business bet events

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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There’s a lot happening this week around the New North, leading off with the G2B conference Wednesday at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.

You’ll learn just about everything you need to make your business “greener” by attending the G2B event Wednesday at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The day-long event will provide you with practical ideas and examples of how to make your business more environmentally-friendly. Workshops focus on a variety of topics from how to “green up” your business processes and the latest environmentally-friendly innovations to sustainable construction practices and “greening up” current facilities. The event’s keynote speaker is Darcy Hitchcock, president of a consulting firm specializing in the implementation of sustainable business practices and co-author of The Business Guide to Sustainability. For more information, including how to register and to see a full schedule of events, please visit

Social media and how it’s being used in manufacturing will be the topic Tuesday for the New North Social Media Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Fox Valley Technical College. Representatives from Pierce Manufacturing and Kaytee will talk about how they are trying to use social media. To register, please visit

The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of Public Relations Society of America-Northeast Chapter is holding its next meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, 1160 Kepler Drive, Green Bay. Kris Schuller, the communications manager for the US 41 construction, will talk about getting the message about the project to a variety of audiences. More at

Women In Management-Manitowoc focuses on workplace culture at its Tuesday meeting at the Holiday Inn Manitowoc. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free for members and $25 for non-members. The meeting will feature an interactive presentation on how to measure seven critical work-related personality traits and perceived job behaviors. Register online at

Pulse, the Young Professionals Group, will meet Wednesday at Pegasus Leadership Consultants in Black Creek to participate in experiential leadership development activities, starring the gentle and friendly Pegasus horses.  Cost to attend is $10.00 for Pulse members and $20.00 for non-members.  More information and registration will be posted on the website soon.

The Shawano County Economic Progress Inc. will present a seminar on post-recession growth strategies Thursday at the Gathering in Shawano. Networking begins at 4:30 p.m. with the event running run 5 to 7 p.m. Keynote speaker Bill Willard will discuss why the green industry is growing and how your business can benefit from tapping into this market.

For more of what’s happening, check out the New North’s online calendar.