Best Bet Business Events for Week of Jan. 27

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and Rhyme will present the 2014 Business Expo on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. The theme is “Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Business Brand.” Educational seminars will also be held throughout the day. Entrance to the 2014 Business Expo is $5 or your business card from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Taste of Oshkosh-style Business After Hours starts at 4:30 p.m. and the price is $6. Register ahead of time for the Business After Hours at

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.

Thursday, Jan. 30: The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) will hold its 25th Annual Evening at the UW-Fond du Lac campus in the Commons. Registration and networking will start at 5:30 p.m. The program includes an address by Governor Scott Walker, a program celebrating 25 years of FCEDC success and results and a look forward for the organization. For more information, contact Sarah Spang at (920) 929-2928 or [email protected].

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. For more information, visit

Friday, Jan. 31: Lakeshore Technical College and Moraine Park Technical College, in cooperation with the Eastern Wisconsin Extension Service team, are offering the Progressive Operators Series. The all-day seminar will be held at Lakeshore Technical College. The event focuses on human resource issues such as motivating, retaining and facilitating good communications in your business. For more information contact the Wisconsin Extension Service in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington or Manitowoc counties or Greg Booher, Lakeshore Technical College at (920) 960-0551.

Monday, Feb 3: The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s November Business Connects with Government Luncheon features a co-presentation on shared services by Two Rivers City Manager Greg Buckley and Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels. The luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan, 1515 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers. The cost is $10 for Chamber and Sail members and $25 for non-Chamber or non-Sail individuals.  To register or for more information, please contact The Chamber of Manitowoc County, (920) 684-5575 or [email protected]

Wednesday, Feb. 5: Sail Young Professionals of Manitowoc County is holding a three-part Young Professional Academy.  The first session is “Professional Presence for Young Professionals,” presented by Juilet Kosarzycki of Yellow Zone International.  The session will be held at the Manitowoc Public School District Office. The second session will be on Wednesday, March 19 and the third on Thursday, April 24. All sessions are held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and cost $40 for Sail and Chamber members, $100 for non-members. For more information, contact The Chamber of Manitowoc County at (920) 684-5575 or visit

Wednesday, Feb. 5: Door County Buy Local will hold its next business networking mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Harbor Hardware, 7960 Highway 42, Egg Harbor. The event will feature a presentation on purposeful building expansion. Attendees are asked for a $5 donation. RSVP for the event by Monday, Feb. 3. Email [email protected] or call (920) 743-3113 ext. 203.

Friday, Feb. 7: The second annual Cuisine for a Cause Celebrity Cook Off sponsored by Community First Credit Union will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley, 333 W College Ave., Appleton. Proceeds from the event will benefit Rebuilding Together Fox Valley. The event will pair local Celebrities with Chefs representing restaurants across the Fox Valley to prepare one course of a four-course meal. Limited general admission tickets and Corporate Tables for Cuisine for a Cause are for sale online at, or call Rebuilding Together Fox Valley at (920) 730-2156.

Monday, Feb. 10: The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County, in collaboration with Lakeshore Technical College, will present Business Building Blocks, a free information session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event offers information on the feasibility of business ideas, first steps to take and local resources. The session is at the Corporation office, 202 N. 8th Street, Suite 101, Manitowoc. Registration is required. For more information, contact Melissa at [email protected] or (920) 482-0540.

Thursday, Feb. 27: Insight’s fifth annual InDevelopment conference will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. Keynote speaker is Fred Kent, founder of the New York City-based Project for Public Spaces. For more information, call Insight Publications at (920) 882-0491, or go to to register.