Best Bet Business Events for Week of Sept. 19

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Here’s a look at some upcoming activities across the New North:

Future Neenah Inc. and TDS will host their annual Business Exchange event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holidays in the Town of Menasha. The event is designed for area businesspeople to meet and greet in a casual, fun atmosphere. Call Future Neenah at (920) 722-1920 to reserve a spot.

Betsy Mitchell of the Green Bay Packers will present “Top of your game – being the best you can be” at the Management Women Inc. luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Brett Favre Steakhouse in Green Bay. To register, please contact Jeri Starich at [email protected]

Stellar Blue and Silver Stone Mortgage of Appleton are teaming up to offer a series of lunch and learn sessions on social media and inbound marketing. The first one is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Silver Stone Mortgage, 650 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton. To register, please contact Laura at [email protected]

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will meet beginning with educational sessions at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Holiday Inn Select in Grand Chute. To register, visit

Get a closer look at the national, state and regional economies during a presentation by a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago economist at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Rock Garden Conference Center, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. Featuring David Oppedahl, a business economist with Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the event will provide an overview of key economic indicators for the U.S. and regional economies and assess the performance of important economic sectors. It will also give insight into the prospects for the national and regional economies, with some focus on Wisconsin. There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP as space is limited. Please call (920) 496-9010 to register.

Lisa Powers, owner of Career Options in Appleton, will lead an HR-themed roundtable discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at PAMCO Properties, 4650 W. Spencer St., Appleton. To sign up, click here.

The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College is holding a free “Explore Starting Your Own Business” session during the college’s annual Community Open House event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the D.J. Bordini Center, across from the main campus in Appleton. Participants will learn three critical elements to launching and sustaining a business of any size, in addition to discovering training options for aspiring or existing entrepreneurs. Successful local entrepreneurs, small business owners and home-based solopreneurs will also be on-hand to share their insights. Please visit to register for the free session.

The Tri-County Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual summit beginning at 7 a.m. on Oct. 12 the Green Lake Conference Center. For more information, please visit

Winners of this year’s Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards will share their strategies for success at a special breakfast presentation at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the D.J. Bordini Center at Fox Valley Technical College. To register, please click here.

The 30th annual Marketplace Conference designed to help minority-owned businesses seeking sales leads and development assistance will be held Oct. 12-13 at the Green Bay Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s keynote speaker isJohn Sibley Butler, the director of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC2) located at the University of Texas. For more information or to register, visit

The Fab Lab at Fox Valley Technical College, in partnership with The Northern Products Development Group, is inviting the public to learn about resources for aspiring inventors and to discover invention success stories during the North East Wisconsin Inventor Night (NEW IN) from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the D.J. Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive in Appleton. Guests can meet with successful commercial inventors and industry professionals who have utilized technology and start-up resources through FVTC’s Fab Lab. The event will also include an invention contest with elevator pitch presentations, a keynote address by Deb Hess, executive director of the Minnesota Inventors Congress, refreshments and more. To register, visit

Management Women Inc. is hosting its fall educational seminar — Heels, Hopes & Higher Education — from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The keynote speaker is Dr. Marcia Reynolds, the author of “Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction.” For more information or to register, visit

The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County is hosting a four-day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on Oct. 20-24. The camp provides the framework necessary for participants to take ideas and develop them into workable business plans. Some topics that will be covered include: taking business from idea to reality; accessing capital and financial resources; planning and management; marketing and promotion; and building networks. For more information or to register, please contact the Economic Development Corporation at (920) 482-0540 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Kim Becker of Jackson Kahl Insurance will lead a workshop on “Performance reviews and do they really matter?” from 8 to 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at PAMCO Properties, 4650 W. Spencer St., Appleton. To sign up, click here.

The Governor’s Small Business Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Both Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will be on hand for the event, which will also provide opportunities for businesses to receive expert advice and share their ideas for growing jobs, the economy and the community. For more information, visit