Best Bet Business Events for Week of Oct. 21

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The third Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will draw more than 600 attendees and will feature breakout sessions, speakers and lunch. The Expo is presented by First Business in partnership with NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications. Tickets are $95. For more information, visit The evening before the Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 30, the NEW Manufacturing Alliance will host its Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards also at the KI Convention Center. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by the dinner and awards program at 6:30 p.m. The program includes a live auction of Packers game club seating in the new south end zone. Tickets are $50. Contact Ann Franz at (920) 498-5587.

Monday, Oct. 21: The Fox Cities Regional Partnership is hosting a site selector debrief session from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Platinum Flight Center at the Outagamie County Regional Airport. National site selection consultants will summarize their impressions of the Fox Cities as a business location.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County will present “Let’s Talk Business: 40 Ways to Grow Your Business in 40 Minutes” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the EDC Office. Presenter will be Robert Jahnke, Owner of Top Hat Marketing and SCORE Counselor. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Melissa Franz at (920) 482-0540 or email [email protected] to register.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting a special College Preview Night from 6 to 7:15 p.m. A 5 p.m. campus tour is optional. The session is targeted at high school students, parents of high school students, and prospective adult students. The session is being held in UWFox’s Communication Arts Center. For more information or to register, please visit

Wednesday, Oct. 23: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Lunch and Learn program, “The Power of Mobile!” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 101 E. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukauna. The seminar will be presented by Kate Bradley of Sunfire Digital. The cost is $15 members, $20 for non-members. Call (920) 766-1616.

Thursday, Oct. 24: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting “The Event: Gem of a Community” at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from 5 to 10 p.m. Awards will be presented in multiple categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, the Athena Award and Young Professional of the Year. The event will be followed by a dessert and coffee bar from 9 to 10 p.m. and an after party at the Kimberly-Clark Theater from 9 p.m. to midnight. Visit

Tuesday, Oct. 29: Camera Corner Connecting Point is hosting an IT Symposium at Lambeau Field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can register for individual sessions or sign up for the entire day. Lunch will be served at noon. Visit or call Anna Snyder at (920) 438-0379.

Tuesday, Oct. 29: The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Door County Visitor Bureau will host a free Integrated Talent Management business education seminar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Sturgeon Bay City Hall Community Meeting Room, 421 Michigan Street. To attend, email [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 30: The Heart of the Valley Chamber is hosting “Health Care Reform: Navigating the Road to 2014” 8 to 10 a.m. at Fox Valley Technical College’s D.J. Bordini Center, 5 North Systems Dr. in Appleton. Panel Participants include Barb Bader of Fox Valley CPAs LLC; Jeff Des Jardins of Network Health Plan; Chris Hanson of Hanson Benefits, Inc.; and Deputy Commissioner of Insurance Dan Schwartzer. The cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Call (920) 766-1616.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Advance, the economic development program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, is honoring outstanding Northeast Wisconsin manufacturers at the 2013 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction event at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Green Bay. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker is Jim Feeney, president of Wisconsin Film & Bag. Governor Scott Walker has been invited as a guest speaker. Categories for the manufacturing awards are small, medium and large company as well as workforce development.  Nominees are: Lindquist Machine Corp., Green Bay;  Northport Marine LLC, Gillett;  Washworld Inc., De Pere;  The Solberg Company, Green Bay/Howard;  Precision Machine Inc., Algoma;  Renard’s Cheese and Deli, Sturgeon Bay; N.E.W. Plastics Corp., Luxemburg; Ariens Company, Brillion; and Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette. Tickets are $50 each or a table of 10 for $475. For more information or to register, call (920) 593-3419 or visit