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Posted on Mar 19, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Facebook is fast becoming a must-have marketing tool, but it does have its pitfalls. The New North Social Media Breakfast group will look at how businesses can avoid trouble with their Facebook accounts at its next gathering at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Meyer Theater in Green Bay. Click here for more information on how to register.

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network is holding a free interactive webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday on how to target federal R&D investments through the $2.5 billion Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs. If interested in attending or for more information, please contact Kurt Waldhuetter of WEN at [email protected] or by calling (920) 496-2116.

The Business Assistance Center Entrepreneurial Innovation Series will look at finding the best location for your business on Thursday at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. The event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 8. A panel of experts familiar with all aspects of commercial real estate research, negotiations and transactions will help business owners answer questions about where to locate their business. To register, call (920) 496-9010.

The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corp. will focus on innovation at its annual evening event Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac. The event features a buffet dinner followed by presentations from local businesses. The cost is $30 per person. Register at www.fcedc.com.

Pulse, the Fox Cities Chamber’s young professional group, will meet beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 30 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.

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. March 31 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.

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.