The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host the 2013 Economic Outlook Breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Featured speaker is Jeff Howe, author of Crowdsourcing and professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston. Immediately following the presentation, Appleton Group Wealth Management will offer a free session on its clearTREND software. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for prospective members. To register, call the chamber at (920) 734-7101 or visit foxcitieschamber.com.
Friday, Feb. 1: The fifth annual Progressive Operator’s Series will be presented by Lakeshore Technical College and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service for the dairy and agribusiness industry. The three-part series begins Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics include world diary economics and “e-dairying,” or new electronic tools to assist dairy farmers manage herd health and reproduction. The session will be at LTC in Cleveland, and continuing education credits are available. The second session will be held on March 1 and the third on March 22. Clients enrolled in the Lakeshore Technical College Farm Business Program can attend free; others can attend for $60. Call 1-888-GO-TO-LTC or visit www.gotoltc.edu/seminars to register.
Tuesday, Feb. 5: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting an A.M. Connect from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the chamber office, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. The speaker is Diane Roundy, Schenck’s director of business development, who will share 20 strategies for relationship building during the business development process. Call (920) 766-1616 to register.
Thursday, Feb. 7: The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County and Lakeshore Technical College will present a one-hour information session called Business Building Blocks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event, which is for people interested in starting their own business, will be at the corporation office at 202 N. 8th Street, Suite 101 in Manitowoc. The seminar is free but registration is required. Call (920) 482-0540 or email [email protected].