Best Bet Business Events for Week of Aug. 22

Posted on Aug 21, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Here’s a look at some upcoming activities in the New North:

Pulse, the Young Professionals Network, is teaming up with Appleton Downtown Inc. from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Houdini Plaza. Members will learn more about ADI from executive director Jennifer Stephany. Afterwards, attendees can stay around for a concert featuring The Circus. To learn more or to register, go to and click on Events.

The Social Media Breakfast New North group will meet at 8 a.m. Aug. 31 at Harmony Café in Appleton. The group will look at Google+ and the future of social media. For more information or to register, click here.

Melissa R. DeVantier, an attorney with Epiphany Law, will lead a seminar on estate and succession planning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Go to and click on Events to learn more or to register.

The Marketing Savant is presenting a webinar on ABCs of social media from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 8. For more information, click here.

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.

Converting Influence Inc. is holding a half-day event, featuring a panel discussion on efficiency, exhbits, networking and lunch on Sept. 15 at Fox Valley Technical College in Grand Chute. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs until lunch. Click here for more information and registration information.