Best Bet Business Events for Week of April 7

Posted on Apr 6, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is presenting a four-part “Marketing Made Lean” series starting Wednesday, April 2 for micro and small businesses. The Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center series, which will offer insight into increasing brand awareness, entrepreneurial marketing and lean marketing plans, is held at E-Hub, 443 S. Jackson St. Ste. 102, Green Bay, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 2 to April 23. The series also will be held at E-Hub from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, April 25 to May 16. Additional series times and locations are available at The cost for Marketing Made Lean is $249, and participants can apply for a $50 grant. All refreshments, materials, books and one-on-one coaching are included. Call (920) 996-2949 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, April 2: Door County Buy Local is holding its next business networking mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at DC Specialty Foods, 10331 Highway 42, Ephraim. The event features a presentation by Ashley Lusk of Homebody Personal Training on “Fitting Exercise in Your Busy Day.” A $5 donation is requested. Email [email protected] or call (920) 743-3113 ext. 200.

Wednesday, April 2: The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Safety Council and the Manitowoc County Home Builder’s Association will host a safety program and dinner at 6 p.m. at Machut’s Supper Club, 3911 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers. Presenters include Rick Schwarz from the City of Manitowoc Building Inspection Department, Jesse Jerabek from Braun Building Center and Kelly Bubolz from the Appleton OSHA Office.  The cost is $15. To register, call The Chamber of Manitowoc County at (920) 684-5575 or [email protected]

Monday, April 7: The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s April Business Connects with Government Luncheon will feature an update on the hail storm that hit Manitowoc in June 2013. The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Dr., Manitowoc. The cost to attend the luncheon is $10 for chamber and Sail members and $25 for non-chamber or non-Sail individuals.  Contact the chamber at (920) 684-5575 or [email protected]

Tuesday, April 8: The Imagination Network is presenting “The 7 Step Sales Process,” a program about marketing strategy for entrepreneurs and small business owners, presented by Bill McHenry, president of Envision Sales and Marketing, LLC. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 33 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac. To register, contact the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation at (920) 929-2928 or email [email protected].

Tuesday, April 8: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukauna, is hosting a Business Over Breakfast: Intrapreneurship — Cultivating Your Team to Success, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the chamber. Presenter is Colleen Merrill, director of the UW-Oshkosh Small Business Development Center and the executive director for the Center for Entrepreneurship & innovation. The cost is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. Call (920) 766-1616.

Tuesday, April 8: The Fox Valley Helping Businesses Build Assets (HBBA) Scavenger Hunt Networking Event will be held at Sidelines Sports Pub and Grill from 5 to 8 p.m. To register, email [email protected].

Wednesday, April 9: Pulse Young Professional Network is hosting a Lunch & Learn session with Kim Bassett-Heitzmann, CEO of Bassett Mechanical. Registration starts at 11:45 a.m. and the program is from noon to 1 p.m. The event is at Bassett Mechanical, 1215 Hyland Ave., Kaukauna. For more information or to register, visit

Monday, April 14:  The Door County Economic Development Corporation is hosting its annual investors meeting and luncheon in Sturgeon Bay. Gov. Scott Walker has been invited to be the keynote speaker. The event begins at noon. Tickets are $35 per person or $330 for a table of ten. For more information, contact DCEDC at (920) 743-3113 ext. 200 or email [email protected].

Friday, April 25: Applications are due for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2014 Business Awards. Winners will be recognized in Small and Large Categories for most awards. The awards will be presented during the chamber’s Business Trifecta on Wednesday, June 4. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 30: Nominations are due for the Allouez Business Association (ABA) 2014 Excellence in Business Awards. One small business (up to 20 employees) and one large business (21 or more employees) in Allouez, will be recognized. To make an online nomination, visit The awards luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20at The Village Grille in Allouez. The awards luncheon is free for ABA members; $15 for guests and non-members. For more information, visit

Tuesday, May 6: The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Power Networking Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the chamber, 300 N. Broadway. The cost is $16 for non-members and free for members. For more information, visit