Best Bet Business Events for Week of Jan. 24

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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OK, we’re sure you’re not thinking about much besides the Packers’ trip to Dallas, but there are some business events going on throughout the New North to keep you engaged in the coming weeks.

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. Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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 Thursday at the 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” Thursday 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.

The Manitowoc Branch of the Green Bay Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, will provide free business counseling at the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County Offices, 202 N. Eighth St., Ste 101, Manitowoc, on Feb. 8 & 15 and March 8 & 15.To make an appointment, contact the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County at (920) 482-0540.

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.

Wondering why some people are always late while others are on time? Learn about True Colors, a fun assessment tool that provides insights into the motivations of others, at a workshop from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at Cambria Suites in Appleton. Karen Baker Ruppel from Power 2 Perform Consulting LLC will lead the workshop where attendees will learn their "true color" and how to respond appropriately in a variety of situations. Learn more or register by clicking here.

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

Goodwill President and CEO Bob Pedersen will be the speaker at Women in Management- Fox Cities Chapter’s next meeting on Feb. 9 at Michaels in Appleton. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes lunch. For more information on Women in Management, click here.

Schenck will hold its 2011 real estate and construction forum at several sites in the New North on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. Schenck will share with attendees strategies to maximize profits and reduce taxes. Jason Wied of the Green Bay Packers will be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 16 event and Derek Supple of Johnson Controls will be the keynote speaker on Feb. 17. The free forum will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Green Bay. On Feb. 17, the forum will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah. To register, please visit

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.