Best Bet Business Events for Week of Feb. 14

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Northeast Wisconsin business owners will get the opportunity Feb. 21 to hear directly from Gov. Scott Walker about his plans to create 250,000 new jobs in the state during the next four years Walker will at the 2011 Legislative Dialogue Breakfast, which is being held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The cost is $15 to attend and includes a continental breakfast. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. The event is being sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Chamber Coalition. To register, contact the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce at (920) 734-7101.

Here’s a look at some events coming up this week:

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 Tuesday and March 8 and 15.To make an appointment, contact the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County at (920) 482-0540.

Schenck will hold its 2011 real estate and construction forum at several sites in the New North on Wednesday and Thursday. 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 Wednesday’s event and Derek Supple of Johnson Controls will be the keynote speaker on Thursday. The free forum will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Green Bay. On Thursday, the forum will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah. To register, please visit www.schencksc.com/events.

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals meets Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Select in Grand Chute. Educational sessions begin at 4:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Click here for more details and registration info.

It’s something many businesses struggle with – how to develop their own social media policy. The New North Social Media Breakfast will tackle that topic at its Thursday event at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. The speaker will be Tammy Williams, vice president of marketing and development at the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, who will share the process of how her organization developed their social media policy. Attendees will be able to get tips on crafting a social media policy, hear case studies and even start work on their own plan at the event. The New North Social Media Breakfast is a free event and runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Register by clicking here.

Get 50 marketing tips in 50 minutes at the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bemis International Center at St. Norbert College in De Pere. The speaker will be Diane Roundy of Schenck SC who will share grassroots marketing ideas that help build business without a lot of cost. The cost is $18 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. To register, call (920) 437-8704.

Non-profit organizations can attend a social media boot camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Rasmussen College in Green Bay. The presenter will be Dana VanDen Heuvel of the MarketingSavant Group. Attendees will learn how to make social media work for their non-profit organization and walk away with concrete ideas on what to do next. Click here to learn more or register.

Gov. Scott Walker is the headliner at the 2011 Legislative Dialogue Breakfast, which is being held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on Feb. 21. The cost is $15 to attend and includes a continental breakfast. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. The event is being sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Chamber Coalition. To register, contact the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce at (920) 734-7101.

Three business leaders from Alliance 360 will present strategies for business success at an event Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Advance Business Center, 2701 Larson Road, Green Bay. Speaking at the event are Doug Person of Development Funding Services of De Pere on private/public financing; Tony Krance, who has worked in finance for more than 25 years on the next generation retirement plan; and Chris Forslund of Smet Construction on customer retention. The cost is $25 and lunch is included. All proceeds from the event will go to Green Bay Advance Business Center to promote continued economic development in Northeast Wisconsin. Call or e-mail Chris Forslund at 920-532-3828 or [email protected] to register.

Louie Gentine, president, chief customer officer, and a third-generation family member of Sargento Foods Inc., is the featured speaker at Lakeshore Technical College’s Family Business — The Next Generation event on Feb. 24.The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Conference Room at Lakeshore Technical College’s Cleveland Campus. In addition to Gentine, the event includes a family business panel featuring Carmen Fosick, vice president of Elmstar Electric Corp., Kaukauna; Joe Kobussen, president of Kobussen Buses Ltd., Kaukauna; and Steve Weinert, president of Crafts Inc., Manitowoc. For more information about the seminar, contact Ruth Semph at (920) 693-1167.

Also, please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual business expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 2 at the Hotel Sierra and KI Convention Center in Green Bay. The event features not only exhibits, but also a series of seminars and workshops. Learn more by clicking here.
  • The 2011 Converters Expo will be held March 3 at Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay. The event is the largest industry trade show focused on manufacturers.
  • Leaderfest 2011 will be held April 20 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. This all-day event is geared towards professional development for young professionals throughout Wisconsin.