The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for candidates for state Assembly at its monthly “Coffee and Conversation” meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Little Chute Village Hall Community Room, 108 W. Main Street in Little Chute. Attendees include Rep. Al Ott, Rep. Jim Steineke and candidates Jeff McCabe and Kole Oswald. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge. For more information call (920) 766-1616 or visit www.heartofthevalleychamber.com.
- Friday, Sept. 14: The Young Professionals of Fond du Lac’s Casino Night Fundraiser will be hosted at South Hills Golf & Country Club and includes Las Vegas style casino games, raffle prizes and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac. The cost is $35 for YPF members and their guests and $45 for non-YPF members. For more information and to register, visit www.fdlac.com.
- Wednesday, Sept. 26: The second annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the KI Center in Green Bay. Keynote speakers Jim Morgan, president of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Foundation, and Tim Sullivan, former CEO of Bucyrus, will each address the workforce shortage in manufacturing. The lunch presentation will be given by Mike Buseman, executive vice president of global operations at Plexus. Breakout sessions will be held on innovation, the skills shortage and global competitiveness. Tickets are $75. The price includes lunch and access to the full day of conference, expo and networking opportunities. Visit www.manufacturingfirst.com.
- Friday, Sept. 28: The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance’s ninth annual sustainability conference, this year called SE2: A New Focus on Green, will be held at UW-Milwaukee. Topics include the economics of green building, emerging technologies and life cycle assessment. For more information, go to http://wgba.shuttlepod.org/SE22012.