Best Bet Business Events for Week of Sept. 2

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc and Lakeshore Technical College will present Business Building Blocks, a free one-hour information session on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The event covers qualities needed to become a successful entrepreneur, the feasibility of a business idea, and first steps to take and learn about local resources that can help. The session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland Campus, in the Cleveland Training Room. Registration is required. Call (920) 482-0540 or email [email protected].

Wednesday, Sept. 4: The H.S. Group will host the Excellence in Talent Management Roundtable event “Career Management – Whose Responsibility Is It?” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the H.S. Group office, 2611 Libal St., Green Bay. The program will discuss the pros and cons of various approaches to career management. Register at 1-866-619-7444 or email [email protected].

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

Tuesday, Sept. 10: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a speed networking event from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber office, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. Each face-to-face speed networking session lasts three or four minutes, and at the end of the session, you will have 20 or 25 new or potential business contacts. Bring business cards, brochures, samples, coupons, etc. Call (920) 766-1616 for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: The Women in Management-Fox Cities will host a meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering in Appleton. The speaker is Barb Dreger, director of marketing at FVTC, who will discuss effective use of social networks. Register by Monday, Sept. 9. Fee is $15 for members, $17 for non-members. Register at  or email [email protected] or call (920) 735-4844 with questions.

Saturday, Sept. 14: The second annual Catalpa Health Race for a Reason presented by J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc. will be held 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.

Monday, Sept. 16: Titletown HDI is presenting the program “Put Down That Phone and Get Your Customers to the Portal!” from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Marq, 3177 French Road, De Pere. The presenter is B.J. Havlik, president of SRC Technologies. To register, email [email protected]. Havlik will describe how to drive efficiency in your service desk.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County will be hosting Entrepreneurial Boot Camp starting Sept. 17 and continuing Sept. 18, 19, and 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the EDC Manitowoc Office. The Boot Camp will provide the framework for developing workable business plans. The cost is $110 for up to two participants with the same plan and $135 for three participants with the same plan. Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. To register, please contact Melissa at [email protected] or (920) 482-0540.

Thursday, Sept. 19: Fox Valley Technical College’s Global Education and Services department and the Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network are holding the Best Practices in International Trade forum from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at FVTC’s D.J. Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive in Appleton. The forum will feature experiences in growing international trade from companies Johnsonville Sausage and The Solberg Company. The cost is $39 per person and includes breakfast. To register, visit

Thursday, Sept. 19: The Bridge-Between Retreat Center in Denmark will hold its 8th annual fall kickoff party and raffle from 6 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: The Fox Valley Technical College Annual Community Open House will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Visitors can tour the college’s high-tech learning labs, learn how to pay for college, meet with instructors. Regional employers who represent high-demand career areas will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The college also is holding open house events during the same time at its Oshkosh Riverside campus and regional centers in Chilton, Clintonville and Waupaca. For more information, visit

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 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