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Area CEOs and CFOs can now enroll for – and learn more about – the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s CEO and CFO Roundtables at two upcoming informational sessions. The roundtables – seven CEO roundtables and three CFO roundtables – are peer discussion groups in which chamber member CEOs and CFOs can share experiences, challenges, insights and practical experience. The roundtables allow for idea development in a non-competitive atmosphere among 10 to 12 executives, grouped by similar company sizes that don’t have competing interests. Each group maintains complete confidentiality and requires the commitment to a monthly meeting. Informational sessions are set for 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 or Oct. 29 at the chamber office. To RSVP, please e-mail [email protected]

Here’s a look at some other upcoming events:

Diane Roundy of Schenck will speak at Wednesday’s meeting of Women in Management-Fox Cities Chapter. Roundy will discuss networking basics and address how to meet key people, hold lively conversations with strangers and obtain leads. The meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michael’s in Appleton. For more information or to register, please click here.

The rising cost of health insurance is something that worries many small businesses. Jeff Hlavacka, wellness coordinator with Wisconsin Physician Service Health Insurance, will talk about what businesses can do to reduce their healthcare costs during a Thursday small business seminar put on by the Fox Cities Area Chamber of Commerce at FVTC’s Bordini Center. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The cost is $7 for chamber members in advance or $10 at the door. The cost for non-members is $15. Click here for more information.

Mid-Day Women's Alliance is holding a workshop called the Girls’ Guide to the New Retirement from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the DJ Bordini Center on the FVTC campus. The speaker will be Susan Sykes, associate president of RBC Wealth Management. For more information or to register, please click here.

Link Green Bay will focus on social media at its Oct. 19 gathering at the Townline in Howard. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and goes until 7:30 and will feature networking and a panel focusing on social media. All are welcome to attend. Click here to register.

Individuals interested in starting their own business can attend a free, one-hour information session at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Plymouth High School offered by Lakeshore Technical College. Business Building Blocks sessions explore key factors in starting a business and help prospective entrepreneurs learn how to begin to determine whether a business idea is feasible.  Attendees should register in advance by calling (888) 468-6582, ext. 1366.

Management Women Inc. is holding a seminar on Oct. 20 featuring Charlotte Stalling, a former president of investment strategies, who will discuss leadership topics. The event will be held at the Lambeau Field Atrium and begins at 11 a.m. with registration and ends at 4:30 p.m. with a social. The cost is $69 for Management Women members and $89 for non-members. For more information or to register, please click here.

Using generational differences among your employees to your company's benefit is the topic of an Oct. 21 business and breakfast event sponsored by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Speakers Ken Utech, Stephen Utech and Melissa Borowicz of Utech Consulting Inc. will look at the positives of each generational group and how to use each generation’s different characteristics to help your business move ahead. The event at the F.K. Bemis Conference Center at St. Norbert College begins with breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by the presentation at 7:30. Click here for more information.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 27 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown Appleton. Registration and networking begins at 5 p.m. The event’s keynote speaker will be Barry Asmus, Ph.D., who will talk about “America's Economic Future." Click here to learn more.

The Business Resource Center is planning its first-ever Business Sustainability Workshop on Oct. 28 at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton. The free workshop will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and feature BRC advisor Curt Hoffman, who will discuss social sustainability, financial sustainability and environmental sustainability. Click here to register.

The Fox Cities/Green Bay Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) is holding its annual Business Bytes and Wine Delights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Marq, 3177 French Road, De Pere. EWGA members and guests will enjoy wine tasting and a program put on by Joyce Nelson called “Teeing up for success” and a keynote speech by Mel Sole, president of instruction at the Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf Schools. Click here for more information and to register.