Best Bet Business Events for the week of May 27

Posted on May 27, 2014 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Thursday, May 29: Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Accelerate Your Membership, 4:30 to 6 p.m., UW-Oshkosh College of Business’ Appleton Executive Education Center, Appleton Learn how to maximize your membership and get engaged during member orientation and open house. Information and registration:

Thursday, May 29:Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay hosts Kristin Olson, the 66th Alice in Dairyland, 12 to 1:15 p.m., at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. A native of Fond du Lac, Kristin Olson grew up showing dairy cattle with her family’s shoe herd. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2010 and has worked as a dairy advertising coordinator at Accelerated Genetics.

Tuesday, June 3: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College hosts a complimentary PeerSpectives roundtable demonstration, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., on its Green Bay Campus. This interactive demonstration will give attendees a better understanding of the process and benefit of facilitated roundtables in helping a business grow. The registration deadline is May 30. For information and registration: (920) 498-7124 or

Wednesday, June 4: Young Professionals of Fond du Lac host Leaderfest, the 8th annual gathering of New North young professionals, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac. The keynote speaker is Doug Lipp, an internationally recognized expert on customer service, change management and leadership who was previously head of training at Disney’s corporate headquarters. Cost is $60. To register: or (920) 921-9500.

Wednesday, June 4: Door County Buy Local hosts a business networking mixer, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Door County Creamery, 10655 Highway 42, Sister Bay. The event features a panel discussion by Jenny Walker of Cupcake Heaven, Jesse Johnson from the Creamery and Jessica Grasse of Grasse’s Grill entitled “First Year in Business: Experiences and Lessons Learned.” Attendees are asked to make a $5 donation to help defray costs; refreshments and appetizers will be provided.  RSVP by May 30 to [email protected] or (920) 743-3113, ext. 200.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Trifecta event at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on Wednesday, June 4. 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 information and registration:

Thursday, June 5: Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay hosts Tim Van Deelen, a conservation researcher who advises the Department of Natural Resources, 12 to 1:15 p.m., at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Van Deelen will speak on the Wisconsin wolf hunt and what it means to the deer herd.

Tuesday, June 10: Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts the NEW Emerging Leaders – Networking on the Course event, 5 to 7 p.m., Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links, Wrightstown. A golf pro will assist on the range at 5 p.m. and networking starts in the clubhouse at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, reservations needed by June 3rd. For information and registration: (920) 766-1616

Tuesday, June 10: Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Before Hours session on internal fraud, 8 to 9 a.m. at the chamber building, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. Julie Russell, founder of DIVERSIFIED Investigations LLC will discuss the challenges of internal fraud and the red flags companies should be looking for. For information and registration: (920) 766-1616.

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.

Friday, June 13: The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Roundtable Group meets, 8 to 9 a.m., at the chamber building, 101 E Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. Each month we may invite federal and state legislators, local elected and appointed leaders or school superintendents to engage in dialogue, keeping us informed of the latest issues. For information and registration: (920) 766-1616.

Thursday, June 19: Chris Elliott, a practicing servant leader with more than 20 years of experience, will speak about his new book “ThoughtShredder” at the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay lunch, 12 to 1:15 p.m., at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.

Saturday, June 21: The United Way Day of Action for businesses will be held. Companies can coordinate a service project, run a collection drive, donate to a pantry or conduct another volunteer activity. For information, contact Lisa Clark at (920) 593-4769.

Wednesday, June 25: Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Between Hours exploring Facebook, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the chamber offices, 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. Facebook recently announced another change to its news feed. Do you know what you can and cannot do on your business page? Cost: $5 for members; $20 non-members. For information and registration: (920) 766-1616.