Best Bet Business Events for Week of May 16

Posted on May 15, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Want to learn more about what’s happening in the State Capitol? Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is holding an executive briefing on June 3 at The Boldt Company in Appleton. Kurt Bauer, WMC’s new president and CEO, will also be in attendance. Click here to register.

Ten steps to successful project planning is topic of a Tuesday workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac. The event is sponsored by Associated Bank. For more information or to register, click here.

Schenck is hosting its 2011 M&A forum – “Buying or Selling a Business in Today's Economy” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton.  Speakers will address the issues that sellers and buyers need to focus on when they are considering a sale or acquisition in today's economy. Jim Gettel, Director of M&A Solutions, will lead the session. For more information or to register, click here.

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will meet Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Select in Grand Chute. Educational sessions begin at 4:15 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. To register, click here.

Entrepreneurs and companies can learn how to work with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and access its portfolios of technologies at Wednesday’s meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Appleton at the D.J. Bordini Center on the Fox Valley Technical College campus in Grand Chute. Registration and networking begin at 4:45 p.m. Click here for registration information.

William Teh of Tradewydes International will present a financial information seminar at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Teh will discuss the affect of taxes and inflation can have on your investments. Click here for more information.

Converting Influence is holding a Half-Day Way to Catch Up starting at 9:30 a.m. May 26 at Fox Valley Technical College. The event includes networking and displays, an update on news affecting the converting industry and a presentation and panel focused on tips to staying ahead. Click here for more details and registration information.

“Conquering New Disclosure Requirements: An Action Plan for Employee Benefit Administrators” is the title of a free online webcast on May 26 at 1 p.m. The webcast is being presented by Clifton Join employee benefit plan experts Terry Halfman and Mickie Murphy as they address new disclosure requirements and highlight an action plan to ensure compliance. Registration is required by clicking here. One CPE credit is available for the workshop.

Social Media Rock Star 2, the second in the social media training series from the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for June 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the F.K. Bemis Center at St. Norbert College. The event includes a kickoff presentation by Jim Cuene, director of interactive marketing for General Mills, who will showcase a case study of Cheerios. Cuene’s team is responsible for leading digital strategy for General Mills brand, consulting on digital media, creative and social media to grow brands as strategic campaign elements. The lunchtime presenter is Andrew Rosenman, partner with Mayer Brown Law Firm in Chicago, who will address Social Media and the Law. Another significant highlight is the “How PR Meets Social Media” presentation by Jason Kintzler, founder and CEO of PitchEngine, a new social media platform that enables PR to effectively package stories featuring social media content to better collaborate with journalists, bloggers and influencers worldwide. To access the full list of breakout sessions, visit and select the June 2 listing for Social Media Rock Star. Attendees must choose one speaker from the three offered at each breakout session at the time of registration. Call (920) 593-3419 to register.