Best Bet Business Events for Week of Aug. 1

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Andrew Card, the former chief of staff for President George W. Bush will be a lunch even next Monday hosted by U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce. The gathering at Liberty Hall in Kimberly will include a panel discussion with area leaders on on the impact of the state and federal regulations on local businesses. The cost to attend is $25 and includes a plated lunch. For more information, go to the chamber’s website and click on Events.

The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County, in collaboration with Lakeshore Technical College, will present a free one-hour information session for people interested in starting a business at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Economic Development Corporation, 202 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. The event will discuss the qualities of a successful entrepreneur; determine feasibility of a business; understand first steps to take in order to start a business; and learn about local resources that can help. Registration is required by e-mailing Melissa at [email protected].

The New North Sustainability Committee is planning a workshop on Sept. 13 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to discuss what needs to be done to prepare the region for climate change. The workshop is designed for planners and other professionals and will address land use, public health, stormwater, emergency preparedness and natural resource management issues. The  workshop will look at the climate change science and the effect the issue has on the New North; climate adaptation planning processes and strategies; tools, data and resources for climate adaptation planning; and regional examples of climate planning. For more information or to sign up, please click here.

The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium is planning its Resource Rendezvous at the Crowne Plaza in Wauwatosa on Sept. 15. Speakers from the National Security Agency, the U.S. Marine Corps, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Homeland Security and more are expected. This event offers opportunities for companies to present their ideas to federal science and technology scouts and offers seminars on how to prepare your company to apply for federal grants and contracts. For more information, click here.