Best Bet Business Events for Week of Jan. 6

Posted on Jan 5, 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 heartofthevalleychamber.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 15: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will feature Joe Knilans, director of the state Office of Business Development 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. 15: Management Women, Inc. will host a luncheon program from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse, 1004 Brett Favre Pass, Green Bay, featuring Jeff Mirkes, executive director of Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc., who will share Downtown Green Bay development initiatives. To register, contact Susan Nagel by Friday, Jan. 10 at (920) 419-8531 or [email protected]. For more information, visit www.managementwomen.org

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.

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 www.uwgb.edu/cfpa.

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 www.doorcountybusiness.com/news/etp2014. 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 www.fvtc.edu/6sigmagreenbelt or call (920) 735-4798.