Advance, the economic development division of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor Baker Tilly, will recognize six Northeast Wisconsin businesses that exhibit manufacturing excellence at the 2012 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the KI Convention Center. The social hour and cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. and the awards program to follow. Governor Scott Walker will be the special guest speaker for the evening. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. To register, call (920) 593-3419 or visit events.titletown.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 23: The Fond du Lac Association of Commerce will hold an ACUniversity class, “Welcome to the Cloud – Open 24/7” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Fond du Lac Police Department, 126 N. Main Street in Fond du Lac. The program will be presented by Scott Blamey, business analyst at wisnet.com, who will discuss cloud computing and its value to businesses. The cost is $25 for association members, $35 for non-members. Call (920) 921-9500 or visit www.fdlac.com to register.
Thursday, Oct. 25: Ministry Door County Medical Center, the Door County Economic Development Corporation and Door County Visitor Bureau are hosting a presentation by Joanne Alig of the Wisconsin Hospital Association called “Employer Sponsored Health Insurance and Health Insurance Exchanges.” The event will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event is free. To register, call Matt Luders at (920) 746-3555.
Thursday, Nov. 1: The Power of Positive Leadership – Fall Business Luncheon presented by the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Gold Sponsor Menominee Casino Resort will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Menominee Casino Resort Conference Center in Keshena. The event features keynote speaker Rob Bell. The cost is $20 per person for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Reservations due by Friday, Oct. 26. Email [email protected], call (715) 524-2129 or visit www.shawanocountry.com.
Thursday, Nov. 8: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce’s Event Awards – Celebrating Business Hollywood Nights Style program will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The program recognizes excellent business leaders in the community. Black tie is “admired but not required.” For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com
Friday, Dec. 7: New North, Inc. will hold its ninth annual New North Summit starting at 7 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Appleton. The summit will include speakers, breakout sessions and panels connected to its theme, “Innovate to Elevate,” featuring innovative processes, products and people in the region. Online registration is open. The cost is $60 if registered before Nov. 10, $75 after. Visit www.newnorthsummit.com.