Best Bet Business Events for Week of Aug. 19

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The second annual Catalpa Health Race for a Reason presented by J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc. will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Fox Cities Stadium. Gates open at 9:30 a.m., with kart races beginning at 10 a.m. The public is invited to watch the kart races, which will feature drivers and pit crew members from the Fox Valley. Admission is a $5 parking fee. Proceeds from the race directly benefit Catalpa Health, a Fox Valley mental health clinic for children and teens. For more information, visit, or find Race for a Reason on Facebook.

Wednesday, Aug. 21: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Lunch & Learn class “Digging Deeper with Pinterest” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Time Warner Cable Business Class, 3520 E. Destination Dr. Appleton. To register, visit or call (920) 766-1616.

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Directions Marketing in Neenah and Skyline Exhibit Resource in De Pere will explain how to maximize investments in trade show booths from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Skyline Exhibit Resource, 3400 S. Packerland Drive, DePere. The presentation will highlight the insights into social media, PR and exhibiting tactics and tips that can lead to better booth traffic and trade show success. For more information, visit Registration deadline is Aug. 22.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: A session to prep for selling to the government and prime contractors at the Marketplace 2013 Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development will be held at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Rd. Room BA-101, Green Bay. The program begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. and continues to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Smetak at the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, [email protected]. Marketplace 2013 will be held Oct. 15 and 16 at the Potawatomi Expo Center in Milwaukee.

Monday, Sept. 9: The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College is launching its 15-week E-seed entrepreneur training program. Sessions will be held at FVTC’s D.J. Bordini Center at 5 Systems Drive on Mondays through Dec. 9. Participants can choose an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. or an evening class from 6 to 9 p.m. The program will be offered at FVTC’s Waupaca Regional Center, 1979 Godfrey Dr., on Wednesdays from Sept. 11 to Dec. 4, and at the Oshkosh Riverside campus, 150 N. Campbell Road, Sept. 12 to Dec. 5. Programs in Waupaca and Oshkosh will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call (920) 735-5709 or visit

Thursday, Sept. 19: The Bridge-Between Retreat Center in Denmark will hold its 8th annual fall kickoff party and raffle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Stadium View Bar & Grill in Green Bay. The event is the center’s main fundraiser for the year. Call (920) 864-7230 or visit for more information.

Monday, Oct. 7: The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay starting with networking at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner and awards ceremony. The keynote speaker for the event will be Ken Schmidt, former director of communications for Harley Davidson. The event is $55 per person. To register, visit

Thursday, Oct. 31: The third Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held on Oct. 31 at the KI Convention Center. The event is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature breakout sessions, speakers and networking. The Manufacturing First Expo & Conference is put on by First Business in partnership with NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications. To register, visit