Best Bet Business Events for Week of Oct. 7

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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New North Inc. will host its 10th annual summit, “New North Live! Summit 2013” at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay Friday, Dec. 6. The Summit features speakers and breakout sessions. The event includes an overview of economic development in the region and state. Networking begins at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 8 a.m. The midday “Taste of the New North” luncheon presents an additional networking opportunity with 800-plus attendees. The 2014 Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index Study, presented by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, concludes the day. The cost to attend is $75 before Nov. 8. The registration fee increases to $90 after that and to $100 at the door on the day of the event. Student tickets are available for $15. Registration can be completed online at

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

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. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 8: ThedaCare’s annual Community Conversation will be held from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Subsequent conversations will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at The Ale House in Waupaca and Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London.

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Women in Management-Fox Cities will hold its meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering, Appleton, and features speaker Barbara Jordan’s presentation “Fire ‘em Up Without Burning Out: Time/Stress Management.” Registration deadline is

Monday, Oct. 7 and costs $15 for members, $17 for non-members. Register at or email [email protected] for more information.

Friday, Oct. 11: The first public open house for the Samaritan Health Clinic raffle house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. The house is at N6003 Hideaway Lane in the Westfield Hideaway Subdivision in the town of Fond du Lac. The raffle is the clinic’s main source of operational funding. Other public open houses are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13, Oct. 19 and 20, and Oct. 26 and 27; from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct.18, 25 and 29; and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Oct 30. The drawing for the 2,248-square-foot ranch house, which is valued at $269,000, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30. The grand prize winner can choose to accept the house or $134,500 in cash. Raffle tickets cost $50 each or $150 for four. For more information, call the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation at (920) 926-4959.

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Author Rebecca Ryan will lead a discussion on leveraging the Green Bay area’s progress to recruit and retain talent at the Walter Theater at St. Norbert College in De Pere. The event, hosted by Greater Green Bay, begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and networking, with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Q&A and book signing. The cost is $20. Visit

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: A meeting of Converting Influence will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College’s Bordini Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 with lunch. The event includes presentations by John Baldus of the Wisconsin Institute of Sustainable Technology, Emily Patten discussing the upcoming Converters Expo, and Susan Stansbury, who will share “7 Business Principles Learned in Converting Specialities.” Contact Susan Stansbury at [email protected] to attend.

Thursday, Oct. 17: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Taste From the Heart event from 5 to 9 p.m. at Van Abel’s of Hollandtown, 8108 County Road D, Kaukauna. This annual event pools culinary experts from local restaurants and eateries. For more information, call (920) 766-1616.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 23: CitizensFirst will host a “Get Checking” class to help people get started with checking accounts. The program, organized by Winnebago County UW-Extension, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the credit union’s branch at 750 Witzel Avenue, Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per person, $30 per couple. To enroll, call (920) 232-1970. Limited scholarships covering the cost of the program are also available.

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. The presenter will be Blake Siewert, founder and president of LogiTran Group, an industrial-organizational psychology consulting and recruiting firm. To attend, RSVP to [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 30: The NEW Manufacturing Alliance will host its Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main Street in Green Bay. 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.

Thursday, Oct. 31: The third Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held at the KI Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will draw more than 600 attendees and will feature breakout sessions, speakers and lunch. The Manufacturing First Expo & Conference is put on by First Business in partnership with NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications. For more information, visit