Best Bet Business Events for Week of Feb. 17

Posted on Feb 16, 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. 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: 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 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a free information session on its trip to London and Paris, planned for Sept. 15 to Sept. 22. The informational session is set for Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Comfort Suites/Rock Garden Windsor Ballroom at 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. For more information, or to RSVP for the informational session, contact Fred Monique, vice president of economic development at Advance, at (920) 496-2118 or [email protected]

Thursday, Feb. 20: The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is teaming with other local agencies to present “CONNECT! Local information for starting and growing businesses,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St.  The evening’s discussion, titled “How Much Money Did I Make? Understanding Business Financial Statements,” will begin at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Call (920) 496-9010 or

Thursday, Feb. 20: The Valley Homebuilders Association Winter Parade of Homes continues through Sunday. For more information, visit

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, Feb. 26: The Wisconsin Family Business Forum, in partnership with Conger Industries, Inc., is presenting Profit Mastery: Financial Tools for Planning the Future of Your Business. The program will be at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel Ballroom at 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch. The fee for the event is $99 for Wisconsin Family Business Forum members and sponsors, $199 for non-members. For more information or to register for this program, visit The final day to register is Wednesday, February 19.

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

Friday, Feb. 28: Nominations are due for the Insight THINC! Innovation Awards. The contest is designed to encourage innovation among businesses in Northeast Wisconsin that lead to breakthrough technologies, processes and/or company cultures and make an important, positive impact on their companies, employees, customers, vendors, industries, communities and/or the environment. Winners will be announced at the THINC! event May 20. To nominate your company, visit