Best Bet Business Events for Week of Feb. 7

Posted on Feb 6, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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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 Feb. 17 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.

Here’s a look at some other upcoming business events:

Marinette Marine is hosting a one-day event called Small Business Industry Day Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. The shipbuilding is looking for businesses with 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. Tuesday 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

Manitowoc’s Women In Management’s Tuesday meeting will focus on dressing for success. The meeting at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc begins with networking and lunch at 11:15 a.m., followed by the program at 11:45. The cost is $13 for members and $16 for non-members. For more information or to register, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

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

The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce will feature a workshop on social networking as part of the February De Pere at Dawn event from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Norbert College Bemis Center. The event will be a hands-on session on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogging. The cost, which includes breakfast, is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To register, contact Emily at (920) 338-0000, ext. 207.

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

The Mid-Day Women’s Alliance of the Fox Cities is hosting an after-hours networking event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Learning RX, N474 Eisenhower Drive Suite C, Appleton. For more information, contact Pam Beattie at [email protected]

The Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce is hosting a seminar on OSHA laws and what small business owners need to know on from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Fond du Lac District Facility Services Building. Click here for more information or to register for the event.

Dale Feinauer, a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh business development professor, will discuss strategic planning in uncertain times during a Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce event at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Fox Valley Technical College’s DJ Bordini Center in Grand Chute. The cost is $7 for chamber members who register in advance and $15 for non-members. Click here to learn more or to register.

The Fond du Lac Association of Commerce is holding its annual meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year marks the Association’s 99th anniversary. For more information or to register, click 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. Feb. 17 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.

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