Best Bet Business Events for Week of Oct. 24

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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More than 400 people involved in the manufacturing sector will gather Wednesday for the first-ever Manufacturing First Expo & Conference at the KI Center in Green Bay. The event starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Manufacturing First is designed specifically for Wisconsin manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments and provide premier networking opportunities. Register at

Here’s a look at some other upcoming activities across the New North:

Steve Peterson, president and CEO of Mid-States Aluminum Corp., is speaking at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marian University’s Stayer Center Auditorium as part of the college’s CEO series. Peterson will share his personal leadership experiences as well as the strategies that Mid-State Aluminum Corp. has used to become prosperous. He will touch on challenges and issues that occur while building an effective business. To register for this free lecture, click here.

Kim Becker of Jackson Kahl Insurance will lead a workshop on “Performance reviews and do they really matter?” from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday 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

The Oshkosh/Fond du Lac Entrepreneur’s Connection 2011: Network. Learn. Grow. will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac. The event will feature networking, vendor displays and interactive educational opportunities. The cost of the event is $30. For more information or to register, visit