Best Bet Business Events for Week of Feb. 10

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Insight’s fifth annual InDevelopment conference will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 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 visit to register.

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 on starting a small business. The event is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: The Imagination Network will offer a panel of experts on traditional and non-traditional lending/funding sources for small businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 33 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac. For more information about the meeting, visit Contact the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation at (920) 929-2928 or email [email protected].

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Fox Communities Credit Union will host a workshop on developing a social media plan from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Urban Hope Entrepreneur Center, 439 S. Jackson St., Green Bay, or Thursday, February 13 at Time Warner Cable, 3520 E. Destination Dr., Appleton. Register at or by calling Becky at (920) 993-3757. This seminar is free and open to the public. Bringing your handheld mobile devices and laptop computers is encouraged.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce will host the 9th Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. Brian Beaulieu, CEO at ITR Economics, will return as the featured presenter. Tickets are $35 or $240 for a corporate table of eight for Oshkosh Chamber members. The non-member price is $40 per ticket. To register, visit or contact Kari Cassidy at [email protected] Reservations are required by Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Wednesday, Feb. 12: The Fox Cities Regional Partnership and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce are hosting the Economic Outlook Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The keynote speaker will be Brian Beaulieu, economist and CEO of ITR Economics. The cost is $30 per person or $270 for a table of 10. To register, visit

Wednesday, Feb. 12: The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours event at NorthCoast Productions, 211 N. Broadway, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free for Chamber members and $30 for prospective members. To register, visit by Monday, Feb. 10.

Thursday, Feb. 13: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business after Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chandelier Club, N162 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 400, Appleton. The speaker is Jim DeLeers of DeLeers Construction. For more information, call (920) 766-1616.

Monday, Feb. 17: The Northeast Wisconsin Chambers Coalition will host its 2014 Legislative Dialogue Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah. Gov. Scott Walker will speak at the event. The cost is $20. To register, visit

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Schenck will host its annual Real Estate Forum at The Marq in De Pere. The workshop is designed for developers, real estate investors, builders, and professionals who support the industry and will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with networking and cocktails to follow. For more information or to register, visit or contact Karie Zellner at 1-800-236-2246, ext. 1261. The event is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: The WMC Foundation, in partnership with the Wisconsin Technical College System, is offering an early preview of an initiative to establish a 20-year strategic plan called The Future Wisconsin Project. The Feb. 19 event will be at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. Future sessions will be held on Friday, March 14 at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland; Monday, March 17 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay; and Tuesday, March 18 at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac. The cost is $30 per person or $20 per person for WMC and/or local chamber members. For more information, visit or call (608) 258-3400.

Friday, Feb. 20: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Biz Blend event will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The speaker is Amy Pietsch, director of the FVTC Venture Center, who will discuss business model design and strategic business planning. For more information, visit

 Friday, Feb. 21: The Door County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Any Door County resident or business can nominate a business or entrepreneur, and self-nominations are encouraged. Nomination forms are available at

Wednesday, Feb. 26: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. at the The Marq, 3177 French Road, De Pere. The keynote speaker is Mark Skogen of Festival Foods. To register, visit