Best Bet Business Events for Week of Jan. 17

Posted on Jan 16, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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This event is a few weeks away, but you’ll want to get it on your calendar. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will share the results of its annual Economic Outlook Survey on Feb. 2 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the presentation at 7:30.  In addition to sharing the results of its survey where 200 members were contacted by phone, the event will also feature a presentation by Scott Anderson, director and senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities. For more information, click here.

Mid-Day Women’s Business Alliance’s monthly meeting will feature a presentation on working smarter, not harder beginning at noon on Wednesday at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Brain experts from LearningRx will share how to improve memory and attention skills. Cost is $10. For more information or to register, please contact Robyn Gruner at [email protected]. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) hosts its monthly meeting Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Select in Grand Chute beginning with educational sessions at 4:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Click here for more information or to register.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center is offering “Resolving Organizational Conflict,” a two-day management program focused on conflict resolution strategies. One of the elective programs in the Supervisory Leadership Certificate series, “Resolving Organizational Conflict” will be offered Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to manage conflict productively and obtain tools and tips that can be immediately used in the workplace. Participants can register for courses without completing certificate requirements. All courses are $425 per personFor complete details on the certificate series or individual programs, click here.

Pulse the Young Professionals Network puts the focus on Goodwill North Central of Wisconsin at its gathering Thursday at the Shriner Center,1341 W. Spencer St., Appleton. The event begins with a tour at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a presentation by Goodwill CEO Bob Peterson. To learn more or to register, please visit

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Tracy Butz of Think Impact Solutions for a presentation from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 25 for a workshop on how to discover overcoming obstacles by changing how you think and choosing a more positive path with the decisions you make. For more information, please visit

Maintaining a secure computer for business usage is the topic of a Jan. 25 workshop at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. The event starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 to attend. To register, call (920) 496-9010

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual business expo on Jan. 27 at Oshkosh Convention Center. Click here for more information.

The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Safety Council will host “What’s on OSHA’s Radar for 2011” on Jan. 27 at the Best Western Lakefront Hotel, 101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc. Kelly Bubolz, a Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the Appleton Area OSHA Office, is the speaker. A breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the speaker at 8. To register or for more information, please contact the chamber at (920) 684-5575.

Marinette Marine is hosting a one-day event called Small Business Industry Day on Feb. 8 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. The shipbuilding is looking for businesses who have an interest in providing metal fabricating, machining, painting and other manufactured services to meet contract specified standards. Businesses will have a change to meet with Marinette Marine representatives and learn about becoming a supplier for the company. Click here for more information.

A seminar designed for environmental managers will present the status of the new standards and examine the challenges they pose for industrial sources from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the law offices of Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. (LCOJ), 231 South Adams St., Green Bay.The seminar is being presented by Bonestroo, Inc. (formerly Northern Environmental) and Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. The cost is $25 to attend. For more information or to register, visit or at

The Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation is holding a series of seminars in February on Growing Opportunities for Small Business Lending. The seminars will update lenders and interested small business professionals on the significant legislative and SOP changes that have recently impacted the SBA 504 and 7(a) loan programs. Seminar dates in the New North include Feb. 15 at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Feb. 16 at the Oshkosh Hilton Garden Inn and Feb. 22 at the Green Bay Ramada Plaza. For more information on registration and times, please click here.