Best Bet Business Events for Week of March 17

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Mid-Day Women’s Alliance will host speaker Mary Burke at its March meeting at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on Wednesday, March 19. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by networking and a business expo. Lunch will be at 11:15, followed by a business meeting and the keynote speaker. The program with lunch is $10 for pre-registered members, $15 at the door. Register online at

Tuesday, March 18: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host its Business Connection from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Appleton Beer Factory, 603 W. College Ave., Appleton. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, March 18: The Office of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is offering a series of seminars to business professionals. The program on Tuesday, March 18 will be “Leading Effective Meetings,” from 8 to 11 a.m. The fee is $73. “Effective Leadership” will be presented on Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, April 2 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The course fee is $89. To view more upcoming seminars or to register, visit

Tuesday, March 18: Fox Communities Credit Union, 3401 E. Calumet St., Appleton, will host a presentation on wills and trusts from 6 to 7 p.m.  Register at or by calling Becky at (920) 993-3757. This seminar is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 18: The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present three free webinars in the first quarter of 2014. “How to Find and Engage New Customers” will be offered at noon and repeated on Thursday, March 20.  For more information or to register for the first-quarter webinars, visit

Wednesday, March 19: Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt will present his State of the City Address at the Meyer Theatre from 5 to 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the Fox Heights Pub & Grill. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 19: Sales and Marketing Professionals of Northeast Wisconsin’s program will be at Lawrence University from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Craig Gagnon, Lawrence’s associate vice president of communications, will speak about the importance of brand identity and positioning strategy in higher education. The event will be held at Lawrence University, Warch Campus Center, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911. Register at

Thursday, March 20: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host its Cultivate: Business Growth Series event from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Neenah Riverwalk. Keynote is Rona Gilbert, director of Janus Labs, speaking on “The Art of WOW: Driving Extreme Client Loyalty.” For more information, visit or

Thursday, March 20: The Chamber of Manitowoc County will present a Chamber Café/Sail Lunch & Learn Speed Networking  at 11:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room 2 at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, 2406 South Alverno Road. The event is free to attend for Chamber members and Sail members. The cost is $25 per person for non-Chamber and non-Sail individuals. Lunch will be provided.  Contact The Chamber of Manitowoc County, (920) 684-5575 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 20:  The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Breakfast will host a presentation on volunteerism and its impact on economic development initiatives from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The event is $18 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit

Thursday, March 20: The Economic Development Corporation-Manitowoc County will celebrate its 10th  anniversary by hosting the Business After Hours from 5 to7 p.m. at the EDC Office at 202 N. 8th St. To register, send an email to [email protected]

Friday, March 28: Propel Oshkosh Young Professionals Network will host a casino night fundraiser, “Propel Prohibition and Poker,” on at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center from 7 to 10 p.m.  Proceeds go toward the Oshkosh Community Education Fund. Tickets are $35. For more information, contact Zack Pawlosky at (920) 267-7922 or email [email protected].

Thursday, May 8: Prevea Runway for Life will be held at Jet Air, 1921 Airport Dr., Green Bay, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. This year’s event will help raise money for the Breast Cancer Family Foundation. Organizers still need donations for its live and silent auctions, and have opportunities for event sponsorship. Additionally, corporate table purchases allow company guests preferred seating to watch the fashion show and other premier activities. Volunteers also are needed. For more information, go to