Best Bet Business Events for Week of Oct. 1

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The second annual financial literacy summit hosted by Lakeland College will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Friday, Oct. 12. The conference will help community outreach educators and teachers strengthen their existing programs on personal finance. Presenters include financial industry veterans who teach personal finance in their communities, college professors with expertise in personal financial and economics and K-12 teachers. Topics include creating a community financial literacy program, resources, identifying community partners, financial coaching, best practices and strategies for successful community initiatives, and financial coaching. A community financial literacy round table also will be held. Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy will be a guest speaker. The cost of the conference is $99, which includes lunch. Online registration is available at

Friday, October 5: The Sheboygan County Chamber is hosting a First Friday Forum on health care reform and the impact on business. Terri Lillesand from Schenck SC and Julie Meyer of Maritime Insurance will discuss what businesses should be doing to conform to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Country Club. Visit, call (920) 457-9491 or email John Rogers at [email protected] to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County and Lakeshore Technical College are holding the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour for students and residents of Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. The goal of the tour is to highlight entrepreneurship as a career path. The event will address how to build your personal brand, expand your network, define your life vision and get started even with limited resources. The free tour takes place at the LTC Cleveland Campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Tracy Benter at [email protected] or (920) 482-0540, or visit to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: The Manitowoc Chapter of Women in Management will feature speaker Barbara Jordan, trainer, educator and business owner, during its lunch program and professional clothing drive. The event will start at 11 a.m. with clothing and accessory drop-off at the Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet St. Manitowoc. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $13 for members and $18 for guests and non-members. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 5 at[email protected].

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Defining the Family Business, the first session of the Family Business Education Certificate Program, will take place at the College of Business at UW-Oshkosh. The program is hosted by the Wisconsin Family Business Forum and focuses on assisting family businesses in ownership, leadership and generational dynamics. Registration is due today. Visit

Thursday, Oct. 11: The Paper Hall of Fame’s 18th annual Induction Ceremony will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. A welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Donna Harman, president and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association. Call (920) 380-7491.