Best Bet Business Events for Week of May 12

Posted on May 11, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Insight Publications hosts THINC! (Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference) from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the James W. Perry Hall at UW-Fox Valley in Menasha. Keynote speaker is Efrem Z. Stringfellow, Microsoft vice president for the U.S. Central Region. The 2014 Insight Innovation Awards will be presented immediately following the keynote. Visit for information and registration.

Tuesday, May 13: Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts“The Top 10 Mistakes Businesses Make” presented by Valerie Revnew of Epiphany Law, LLC, 8 to 9 a.m., at the chamber offices, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. We will provide a basic discussion of ways that you can help identify and prevent most major problems. Cost: $5 for members, $20 for non-members. For registration and information: (920) 766-1616

Tuesday, May 13: Fox Communities Credit Union is sponsoring the seminar, “Is it Time for Assisted Living?” at 6 p.m. at Fox Communities Credit Union, 3401 E. Calumet St., Appleton, or at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Harmony Café, 1660 W. Mason St., Green Bay. Register at: or by calling Linda at (920) 993-3736. This seminar is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 13: The Imagination Network is presenting Building a Business Plan or Model from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 33 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac. Imagination Network meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings occur every second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation at (920) 929-2928.

Wednesday, May 14: Women in Management hosts “The Brain and Business Decisions” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering, Appleton. The presentation examines how a daily reservoir of willpower improves the ability to make better decisions and how to extend that reservoir. To register: Questions: [email protected]

Wednesday, May 14: The Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative will tour Jagemann Stamping in Manitowoc from 8:30 to 11 a.m. To register, contact the Economic Development Corporation-Manitowoc County at (920) 482-0540 or visit

Thursday, May 15: The University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley hosts its Third Thursdays networking event to benefit TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS), a pre-college program fund through the U.S. Department of Education. TRiO ETS encourages 6th– to 12th-grade students in the Kaukauna and Menasha school districts to complete high school and to pursue a college education. This event takes place in the Community First Credit Union Terrace at UWFox from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For information:

Thursday, May 15: The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards dinner at the Little River Country Club in Marinette. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour and pre-dinner wine tasting. Dinner is at 6 p.m. For more information, call the chamber at (715) 735-6681.

Friday, May 16: Road America will hold the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Spring Vintage Weekend through Sunday, May 18. Gates open at 7 a.m. and admission is $60 for the weekend, or $20 for Friday and $30 Saturday or Sunday. An event schedule is available at

Friday, May 16:The Door County Wine Trail will host its Annual Wine Trail Weekend through Sunday, May 18. During the weekend each participating Door County winery will host special events. The Door County Wine Trail is composed of the eight vineyards and wineries. For more information, visit the Door County Wine Trail website at

Wednesday, May 21: Weidert Group hosts an Inbound Marketing Bootcamp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel, Neenah. This one-day event will lead attendees through the inbound methodology and provide the tools needed to start creating an inbound marketing strategy and accelerate business growth. For information and registration:

Wednesday, May 21: First Business Bank, along with Insight Publications LLC, will present the Enterprising Nonprofits 2014 Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The event is designed for nonprofits to network, share best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration. Keynote speaker is Vicki Clark, senior governance consultant for BoardSource. For information and registration:

Wednesday, May 21: The Chamber of Manitowoc County Wellness Council and Healthiest Manitowoc County will host a National Employee Health and Fitness Challenge. This event is free and businesses need not be Chamber members to participate.  To register, or for more information, contact The Chamber of Manitowoc County at (920) 684-5575 or

Wednesday, June 4: The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Trifecta event at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The Business Awards Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or $275 for a table of 10 for chamber members; $35 per person and $375 for a table of 10 for nonmembers. A Business Expo speed networking event will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the speed networking event, which allows participants a one-minute elevator speech with seven tables of 10 people each. A Business Connection will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information or to register, go to

Friday, June 13:The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is accepting nominations for the third annual Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards through today. The Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. Nominate schools, companies and individuals working together in the New North.