BLEND, a half-day event dedicated to improving leadership skills for professional men and women, will be held from 7:30 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at The Marq. This year’s focus is on improving business relationships and features relationship expert Steve Ward as the keynote speaker. There will also be networking opportunities and a panel discussion with area business leaders. Click here for more information or to register.
Here’s a look at some other upcoming business events:
Pulse, the Fox Cities Chamber’s young professional group, will meet beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Trout Museum of Art in downtown Appleton. The group will get a tour of the museum, which recently changed its name and received a large collection of work, including pieces by Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali and James McNeil. There will also be plenty of time for networking. For more information or to register, click here.
Schenck SC is hosting several free workshops during the month of April on “Islands of Information: The Dangers of Using Microsoft Excel in Your Operations.” It will be held April 5 at the Clarion Hotel in Green Bay; April 7 at Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan; and April 19 at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton from 8 to 9:30 a.m. To register, click here or call Karie at (800) 236-2246, ext. 1261.
Fox Valley Technical College is sponsoring a Sustainability Speaker Series event from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 13 at its D.J. Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton. Speakers include Mike Kapalko, sustainability marketing manager at SCA Tissue, North America; Greg Bell, executive director of the Smart Business Forum; and Gary Kusnierz, vice president of Performance Excellence for Affinity Health System. The event is free, but space is limited. To register, click here.
A workshop on building better workplace relationships will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at the Aloft Hotel in Green Bay. The workshop will focus on how workplace relationships are more valuable to highly productive employees and your company’s bottom line than you might think. To register, to www.thinkmarriage.org, click on the learn tab and then the classes link.
The 9th Annual Northeast Wisconsin Global Trade Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. The event features networking and educational opportunities designed to help businesses compete in the expanding global marketplace. Robert Abernathy, group president of the North Atlantic Consumer Products division at the Kimberly-Clark Corp., will be the keynote speaker. To register or for more information, please call (920) 437-8704 or visit www.titletown.org and click on the events tab.
ABC Computers in Waupaca is holding its annual customer conference on May 12. The free event includes 20-plus sessions, customer case studies and a keynote address by Donna Coppock talking about the book, “The Great Game of Business.” To register, click here. Pre-registration is required by April 23.
Schenck SC is hosting a workshop for health care practices focused on social media from 8 to 10 a.m. April at The Marq in De Pere. The workshop will help providers learn how to create a positive environment and build business using social media. The cost to attend is $30 for current Schenck clients and $50 for non-clients. To register, click here or call Karie at (800) 236-2246, ext. 1261.