Best Bet Business Events for Week of May 7

Posted on May 6, 2012 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s annual educational program will combine a half-day of learning with a round of golf at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 21 at the North Shore Golf Club in Menasha. “Staying on Course with Charitable Giving” will offer four free breakout sessions with tips for accountants, lawyers, financial planners and other professional advisors on working with charitably inclined clients. Sessions will include “Teeing Up Life Income Gifts: Driving for the Green Despite Low Interest Rates” and “More Birdies and Fewer Bogeys: Non-Cash Gifts that Move Your Clients up the Charitable Leaderboard.” Johni Hays, an attorney and vice president with Thompson and Associates in Johnston, Iowa, will present the lunch keynote entitled “Charitable Gift Planning with Tax-Heavy Assets.”


Register online at Continuing education credits will be available for certain professions. The day includes breakfast. The lunch buffet and keynote cost $25. A round of golf at standard course rates is available following the keynote.


Since its founding in 1986, Community Foundation donors have enabled it to award more than $150 million in grants to nonprofit organizations from more than 1,100 charitable funds under its administration. Affiliated community foundations are located in Chilton, Clintonville, Shawano and Waupaca.


  • Wednesday, May 9: Nationally syndicated talk show host Clark Howard will speak at 7 p.m. at the Appleton West High School Auditorium. Howard is the author of several books on consumer tips and bargains, including his most recent book, Living Large in Lean Times. You can listen to Clark Howard Monday-Friday from 1pm-3pm on 1150 AM WHBY Radio, which is sponsoring the event.  Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the Fox Communities Credit Union or online at A portion of ticket proceeds will go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region. Visit Howard’s website at
  • Wednesday, May 9: The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Trade Directors Visit will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc. Representatives of Wisconsin’s international trade offices will give presentations to local exporters on export opportunities in their respective markets. Limited one-on-one, 20-minute consulting appointments will be available with the trade directors. Attendees may request a consultation when registering. Other presentations will cover the ports of Milwaukee and Green Bay; the newly created free trade zone; the WEDC’s overview of import/export opportunities; and ExporTech, a program that assists companies in international export. Registration is $45 for LINKe members and $55 for non-members. To register or for more information, contact LTC’s Global Education Dept. at 920-693-1708 or [email protected]
  • Thursday, May 10: A public information meeting will be held on the Highway 441 Tri-County Project from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Butte des Morts Elementary School Commons, 510 Tayco Street in Menasha. The meeting will provide information on the latest design plans and project schedule. For more information, visit
  • Tuesday, May 15: The Pulse – Future 15 Awards will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the UW-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center. Pulse, the young professionals network, and the Appleton Post-Crescent are sponsoring the second annual awards program to recognize young professionals who excel in the community. Cost is $30. Register by May 11. Visit
  • Thursday, May 24: The Thinc! Innovation conference will be held at the EAA in Oshkosh. 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. Tickets for the event are $30. For more information or to register visit:


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