Best Bet Business Events for Week of April 11

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Mark your calendar now for the NEW Economy Careers and Regional Job Fair on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Employers interested in having a booth at the job fair can contact Ann Franz at (920) 498-5587.

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Fox Valley Technical College is sponsoring a Sustainability Speaker Series event from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.

The second seminar in a three-part series designed to educate and empower the entrepreneurial spirit on the Lakeshore will be held at 6 p.m. on April 18 at Lakeshore Technical College. The speakers will be Caitlin Brotz, owner of Sheboygan’s Olivu426 and business improvement district president, and Randy Schwoerer, Sheboygan Harbor Centre business improvement district manager. Brotz and Schwoerer will share strategies designed to revitalize downtowns and businesses despite recent economic challenges. The event is free.

Schenck SC is hosting a free workshop on “Islands of Information: The Dangers of Using Microsoft Excel in Your Operations” on 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.

A workshop on the common pitfalls of HR management will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 19 at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce in Appleton. Mary Felton, president of HR Business Partners LLC, will lead the workshop which will look at federal and state labor laws and help business owners and managers know if they are complying with requirements. Contact the chamber at (920) 734-7101 to register.

The 9th annual Northeastern Wisconsin Global Trade Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 19 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. The event is a collaboration of the Highway 41 Corridor International Development Program which consists of the Fox Cities, Fond du Lac, Green Bay Area and Oshkosh Chambers of Commerce and their respective economic development partners. To register, go to and click the Global Trade Conference link.

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, click on the learn tab and then the classes link.

Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin, a northeast Wisconsin native who now leads the state’s economic development agency, will speak at the April 20 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network Northeast Chapter at the DJ Bordini Center on the Fox Valley Technical College campus. Jadin will discuss economic development initiatives led by the Commerce Department, which will become the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., a public-private authority, effective July 1.Registration and networking begin at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $5 for WIN members, $5 for students, $10 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships. Registration includes beverages and appetizers. To register go to

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Breakfast on April 21 at the F.K. Bemis International Center at St. Norbert College will focus on sustainability. Dan Roarty and Naletta Burr of Dimension IV will ask leaders for their answers on how Northeast Wisconsin is incorporating sustainable practices into everyday life. Breakfast and networking begin at 7 a.m. followed by the presentation at 7:30. For more information or to register, click here.

Social Media Breakfast-New North will focus on developing your mobile marking strategy from 8 to 9:30 a.m. April 21 at Cellcom in De Pere. Click here to register or for more information on this free event.

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.