The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will feature Joe Knilans, director of the state Office of Business Development Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the chamber office, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukauna. Participants can bring their regulatory concerns to the meeting. The event is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 for members or $15 with lunch, or $10 for non-members or $20 with lunch. Reservations must be made by Friday, Jan. 10. Visit heartofthevalleychamber.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Applications are due for the next class of the Volunteer Center of Brown County’s leadership development initiative, “Women Growing Leadership Diversity… Sowing Seeds for the Future.” The program provides women and teenage girls with the opportunity to develop leadership skills during four sessions, held the second Saturday each month, January through April. Members will also be asked to develop a collaborative project that will include some time outside of the regular session hours. Call (920) 429-9445 or visit www.volunteergb.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 14: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Over Breakfast event on healthy recipe makeovers presented by Network Health from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the chamber office, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
Tuesday, Jan. 21: The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present free webinars in the first quarter of 2014. The first webinar, titled “How to Boost Sales This Quarter,” will be offered at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and again at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. Jim Ball, owner of Square One Sales & Marketing, will discuss impacting sales in the short term. For more information or to register for the first-quarter webinars, visit www.uwgb.edu/sbdc.
Thursday, Jan. 23: The 4th Annual Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Awards, presented by UW-Fox Valley, and Pulse Young Professionals, a program of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Communication Arts Center at UW-Fox Valley.
Tuesday, Jan. 28: The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County will present “Let’s Talk Business: Creating the Customer Experience: Recovering From Service Failure” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the EDC Office. The session will be presented by John Stelzer, co-owner of Rose Colored Glasses Salon & Spa. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Melissa Franz at (920) 482-0540 or email [email protected] to register.
Friday, Jan. 31: Prophit Companies will host its second annual business conference: 2014 Servant Leadership Summit, Reach New Heights. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Marq banquet and catering facility at 3177 French Road in De Pere. The half-day program will be focusing on the two main elements to take your business to new heights: servant leadership and culture. Admission is $225. To register, visit: http://servantleadershipsummit2014.eventbrite.com/ or contact Meredith Bartos at [email protected] or (920) 435-4878 x108.
Friday, Jan. 31: Nominations for the Rotary Club of Green Bay’s Free Enterprise Award, which honors a business and community leader, are due. Nominees must serve as a company or organization’s president, CEO, or owner and represent a for-profit business that has an office in Brown County. Visit www.greenbayrotary.com. The Free Enterprise Award Banquet will be held on Monday, May 19 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.
Friday, Jan. 31: The Neenah Rotary and Fox Cities Morning Rotary Clubs will host the 10th annual Uncorked and Uncapped wine and beer tasting fundraiser at the Best Western Bridgewood Premier Resort Hotel and Conference Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event features more than 50 wines. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door and tickets are available through any member of Neenah Rotary, Fox Cities Morning Rotary Club, Red & White and McKnight & Carlson in Appleton, Cellars, Best Western Premier Bridgewood and Uncorked in Neenah, and Club Liquor in Menasha. For more information, visit neenahrotary.org.
Friday, Jan. 31: The 11th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2014 competition until 5 p.m. Contestants should begin by submitting a 250-word (or 1,400-character) idea abstract online at www.govsbizplancontest.com.