Best Business Bets for the Week Ahead

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Richard McCreary, CEO of Marinette Marine, is speaking Tuesday as part of the St. Norbert CEO Breakfast at St. Norbert College. Click here for more information.

The holidays are just around the corner and this week the New North Social Media Breakfast will focus on how retailers are using social media. The breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harmony Café in downtown Appleton. To learn more or to register for the free event, click here.

AAF-Fox River Ad Club will welcome actor/writer/director JoBe Cherny at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grand Meridian in Appleton. Cherny is most known as the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy and will talk about “creating something out of nothing.” To register or for more information, please e-mail [email protected] or call 920-227-1119.

The Oshkosh-Fond du Lac Entrepreneurs Connection is holding its annual event this Thursday at the Oshkosh Convention Center. If you've ever thought about opening your own business or have already opened one, this event is for you. It's full of networking opportunities and also features a keynote address from Richard Bergstrom, president of the Bergstrom Corp. Click here for more information.

Learn what worked and what didn’t when pitching to investors from entrepreneur Andy Reuland, CEO of Credit Coach, LLC who recently closed a nearly seven-figure investment round, at the Wednesday of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Appleton. The event will be held at the D J Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive, near the Fox Valley Technical College campus in Appleton. Registration and networking begin at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $10 for general admission; $5 for WIN members, students and BPC participants and included with WIN corporate memberships. Registration includes beverages and appetizers. Register at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

Common pitfalls related to HR is the topic for a Nov. 30 seminar at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Mary Felton, president of HR Partners, will lead the discussion, which starts at 7:30 a.m. Click here for more information.

The New North Summit is set for Friday, Dec. 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The event's keynote speaker is Mark Murphy, president of the Green Bay Packers. For a full listing of the day's events, please click here.