Best Bet Business Events for Week of May 6

Posted on May 5, 2013 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference, presented by Insight Publications, from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the UW-Fox Communication Arts Center on Midway Road in Menasha. THINC! is designed to light a spark for disruptive ideas and encourage entrepreneurs to embrace a culture for those who dare to take risks. Michael Diamond, vice president of Mitek Systems, San Diego, will present a keynote, “A Tale of Two Valleys: Silicon & Fox River.” THINC! will conclude with a networking reception in the theater hall and art gallery. Cost is $60. To register, visit

Tuesday, May 7: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Over Breakfast event called “Assessing Your Company’s Leadership IQ” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 101 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Kaukauna. Dave Salzwedel of Guident Business Solutions will be the featured speaker. Attendees will receive a copy of Salzwedel’s book. Cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. To register, visit

Friday, May 17: Area high school students and manufacturers will be at the Fond du Lac Festival Foods parking lot (1125 E. Johnson St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a part of the 5th Annual Project GRILL Unveiling, which showcases charcoal grills they designed and tested together. The event includes a brat fry to benefit the Project GRILL program, which stands for Growing Readiness in Learning and Leading. The project is sponsored by the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce.

Monday, June 3: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will hold a golf outing at the Butte des Morts Country Club. The event will be held in a double shotgun format of about 250 golfers. First flight begins at 7 a.m., second, starts at 1 p.m. Both flights are in a scramble format that includes 18 holes of golf with a cart. A boxed lunch will be held between the flight times. A reception with awards and a prize raffle will be held. The cost is $175 per golfer and $700 per foursome. To register, go to

Thursday, June 6: The Green Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Recognition Awards at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St. in Green Bay, during Small Business Week. A business showcase opens at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 11:55 a.m. and the awards program to follow. Awards are given in several categories to recognize excellence in areas such as environmental improvement, growth, community involvement and special accomplishments. A business person of the year also will be named. For more information, call Marilyn Heim at (920) 593-3419.

Monday, June 10: The Fox Valley Technical College’s Business and Industry Services will hold the program “Explore Starting a Business” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the D.J. Bordini Center in Appleton. Hear local entrepreneurs and small business owners share their insight. For more information, email [email protected] or call (920) 735-5709.

Wednesday, June 12: The Fox Cities Chamber Business Trifecta will be at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel in Appleton. The Trifecta includes the Business Awards Luncheon, the Business Expo and the Business Connection. The Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and recognizes top local businesses. Cost to attend the luncheon is $25 a person, or $275 for a table of 10 (preferred seating). For more information about the expo, visit or call (920) 734-7101.

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