Best Bet Business Events for Week of Jan. 13

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series features Jim Ostrom, co-founder and partner of Milk Source, Tuesday, Jan. 14. Ostrom will present the program “Large Scale and Sustainable” at the Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton. The event is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and costs $60. Contact Jamie McGuire at [email protected]

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. Visit

Tuesday, Jan. 14: The Imagination Network, a program of the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation and the Center for Enterprise Development, is hosting a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 33 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac. The speaker will be Schenck CPA Kathy Diederich, who will discuss how small businesses can enhance operations. For more information, call the corporation at (920) 929-2928 or email [email protected].

Wednesday, Jan. 15: DesignWise Studios in Sturgeon Bay will host a pancake breakfast to help businesses learn more about using social media, such as YouTube videos, for marketing. The event will be at the company’s office at 330 N. Joliet Ave. starting at 8 a.m. The event is free. Call (920) 256-9449 or email [email protected].

Monday, Jan. 20: This is the new deadline for Volunteer Center applications for the next class of its leadership development initiative, “Women Growing Leadership Diversity….Sowing Seeds for the Future.” This four-session program will provide women and teenage girls with the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Sessions will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month, January through April at NeighborWorks Green Bay, 437 S. Jackson Street. Call (920) 429-9445 or visit

Tuesday, Jan. 21: The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce will begin an Introduction to Project Management series meeting the third Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Room 2239 of Sage Hall on the UW Oshkosh campus. The series includes a light breakfast and the cost is $295 for Oshkosh Chamber members and $325 for non-members. To register, visit or contact Kari Cassidy at [email protected] or (920) 303-2265, ext. 20. The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 17.

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 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

Wednesday, Jan. 22: The UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs will host Grant Writing Training from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Radisson Green Bay. Cost for the workshop is $69. A discounted rate of $59 is available for UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students. To register, visit

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 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Communication Arts Center at UW-Fox Valley.

Monday, Jan. 27: The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center are sponsoring an entrepreneurial training program in Door County at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Sturgeon Bay. The eight-week course takes students through the process of researching and writing a professional business plan. The cost of the course is $250 including books and materials. To register, visit Registration is due Friday, Jan. 17.

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 29: Fox Valley Technical College is offering Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. The course runs monthly from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through June 18 at FVTC’s Bordini Center at 5 Systems Drive, Appleton. The training includes two April sessions and costs $3,500 per person. For more information, visit or call (920) 735-4798.