The third Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held Thursday, 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 www.manufacturingfirst.com.
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, and 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 www.fvtc.edu/openhouse.
Tuesday, Oct. 1: The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Door County Visitor Bureau are hosting an e-commerce business education session at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Highway F, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The topic is “Amazon Pro Merchant and Adding E-Commerce to Your Existing Site” with presenters Rob Loomis, president and founder of AVM Publishing, Inc., and Barb Luhring, a web development consultant, social media strategist and owner of 3W Design Group. Please reserve your place by emailing [email protected]
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 www.titletown.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: The Imagination Network is hosting a Q&A program about intellectual property at the Elks Lodge, 33 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, starting with registration at 5 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m. Guest speakers include Nick Brannen, Brannen Law Office; Greg Mies, Raised I Brow, LLC; and Ken Manninen, vice president of Alliance Manufacturing and owner of Manninen Innovations, LLC. The program is free, but reservations are appreciated. Call (920) 929-2928 or email [email protected].
Tuesday, Oct. 8: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a NEW Emerging Leaders program from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Marks Eastside, 1405 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton. Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Emerging Leaders is a new initiative of the chamber that is focused on strengthening and expanding business connections and skills of all members, particularly those age 40 and younger.
Tuesday, Oct. 15: Rebecca Ryan, economist, futurist, author, and founder of Next Generation Consulting, will speak at the Walter Theater at St. Norbert College. Registration begins at 7:30 am; event is from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session and the launch of her second book ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at St. Norbert College theater box office or online at www.better-by-the-bay.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 16: The Chamber of Manitowoc County is hosting the Local Taste & Market Place Business Summit 2013 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot. The event will include a presentation by keynote speaker David Beurle, six workshops and admission to the Local Taste & Market Place. Beurle, owner of Future iQ Partners, will present “Making the Most of What You Have – Creating Your Preferred Future.” Cost is $25 for the luncheon or $75 for luncheon with keynote speaker, choice of three workshops and admission to the Local Taste & Market Place. To register, call (920) 684-5575 by Oct. 11.