Best Bet Business Events for Week of April 23

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Thinc! Innovation conference will be held at the EAA in Oshkosh on Thursday, May 24. THINC! Innovation includes two back-to-back events designed to nurture the exchange of innovative ideas and bring entrepreneurs and investors together. Part one, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., features the Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference, presented by Insight Publications.  Part two, from 10:30 to 4 p.m., features “Innovation to Capitalization,” presented by First Business Bank. Speakers include Cheryl Perkins of Innovationedge, Neal Verfuerth of Orion Energy Systems, Craig Dickman of Breakthrough Fuel and Bob Pedersen of Goodwill Industries NCW.

Tickets for the event are $30 and include the two-part event, networking, lunch and the pitch and mingle event. For more information or to register visit:

Here are some other events going on:

  • Tuesday: A presentation on doing business with the federal government and HUBZONE certification and general government contracting will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center in Green Bay. Bob Giesfeldt of Small Business Administration’s Wisconsin District Office will be the presenter. For more information or to register, call (920) 496-9010.
  • Thursday, May 3 to Friday, May 4: The annual conference for managers of volunteers will be held at the Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan. The conference is organized by Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association, a membership organization representing volunteer centers, local volunteer coordinator associations and volunteer coordinators in Wisconsin. For more information or to register, visit
  • Wednesday, May 9: WMEP’s Manufacturing Matters will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee. The day-long event sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) will feature morning keynote speaker Tim Sullivan, former president and CEO of Bucyrus International, Inc., who is now a special consultant for business and workforce development for the state of Wisconsin. The day will also include a wide array of breakout sessions. Visit:
  • Wednesday, May 9: St. Norbert College and the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Wisconsin will be holding estate planning and a financial workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10. Visit:


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