Best Bet Business Events for Week of Sept. 9

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will host its next Cultivate: Business Growth Series Event on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Holiday Inn Neenah Riverwalk, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics include finance and technology, performance management, sales and marketing and strategic planning. The cost is $85 per person or $70 per person for organizations bringing three or more employees. Contact Kristin Sewall at (920) 734-7101 for more information or to register.

Monday, Sept. 9: The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will host the “Let’s Wrap: Plan Now and save $$ on your 2013 tax bill” program at the Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St., Green Bay, from noon to 1 p.m. Registration and box lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. Speakers include CPAs Jim Olson and Ryan Sonnenberg from Schenck. The members-old event is $15. Register at

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Alta Resources will hold a career fair from 10 a.m. to 7 .m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center main lobby, 400 W. College Ave. in Appleton. The company has hundreds of full time, part-time and seasonal positions, and also is seeking employees for bilingual French-English and Spanish-English positions. For more information, visit

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. To register, please contact Melissa at [email protected] or 920.482.0540.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Fox Communities Credit Union will offer health care reform updates and an overview of the insurance exchange market plan from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Urban Hope Entrepreneur Center, 439 S. Jackson Street in Green Bay, and Thursday, Sept. 19 at Fox Communities Credit Union, 3401 E. Calumet St. in Appleton. The seminars are aimed at entrepreneurs, businesses or non-profits with fewer than 50 employees. For more information, go to

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 10:00 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 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.

Thursday, Sept. 19: The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Business & Breakfast event “Workforce Trends and Tools” starting at 7 a.m. at the Bemis Conference Center at St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St. De Pere. The speaker is James Golembeski, executive director of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board. The cost is $18 for members and $35 for non-members. To register, go to before Friday, Sept. 13.

Monday, Sept. 30: Schenck will host the workshop “Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at La Sure’s Hall, 3125 S. Washburn Street, Oshkosh. For fee information and registration, visit

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