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Posted on Jan 1, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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It's a new year so it's time for a whole new list of upcoming activities designed to help you succeed:

Schenck is hosting several free 90-minute workshops on QuickBooks/Peachtree updates next month. The events provide a look at the new features within the 2011 QuickBooks and Peachtree by Sage programs. The workshops will have one room dedicated to QuickBooks and another room dedicated to Peachtree updates and attendees may choose which session they would like to attend.  All workshops run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Dates and locations are: Tuesday at Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton; Wednesday at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc (Manitowoc hosting QuickBooks update only); Thursday at Pine Hills Country Club, Sheboygan; Friday at La Sure’s Hall, Oshkosh; and Jan. 13 at the Holiday Inn of Fond du Lac. To register, click here.

Ripon College Professor Deano Pape will put social networking in the spotlight at the January meeting of Women in Management on Jan. 11 at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc. Networking and lunch begin at 11:15 a.m. The program begins at noon. Please RSVP to [email protected]

InDevelopment, an event for anyone associated with the commercial real estate industry, is Jan. 13 at the KI Center in Green Bay. Brought to you by Insight, the event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some activities scheduled  include speed Networking with NEWREP, followed by bus tours of Green Bay, Lunch with a keynote speaker and lunch, afternoon speakers on Emerging Trends and a Commercial Lending Panel Discussion. Click here for details on how 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 Jan. 19 and 20 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 on Jan. 20 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

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.