January/February 2017

Click here to access the 2016-2017 Program Schedule!

President's Message


After our holiday break for the month of December, it is good to get back on our FEI meeting schedule. We started the second half of our Chapter year last week with a great meeting at Bridgewood Conference Center. Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting in Madison, best-selling author, economist, and futurist led a thoughtful presentation and educational session on How to Apply Strategic Foresight. Ms. Ryan’s insights into understanding the next generation and futuristic thinking, was very informative and thought provoking. Over 120 members, Strategic Partners and guests were in attendance for this special event sponsored by BMO Harris, Grant Thornton, Mason Wells and Schenck.

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Diversity Group Update
Peer Group Update


The January/February Diversity Update includes the following information:

  • Highlights from the 12/6 Webinar held at
    Grant Thornton in Appleton
  • Recommended readings
  • Calendar of upcoming webinars

Click here to view the 2/21/17 Webinar Flyer & register!

To read the Diversity Group Update click here


Please join us for our Winter Peer Group Meeting on Thursday, 2/23/17, from 2:00 - 4:30 PM..The agenda is yours!

Take the opportunity to ask your peers about insurance trends, banking expenses, Auditing and tax accountants, capital expenditure reporting and follow up.

Click here to read the Peer Group Update. You can also view the event flyer and register for the 2/23/17 Meeting.

Membership Update

Upcoming Events


We could really use your help with recruiting. We have had 14 member terminations since July 1, 2016. These are primarily members who have not been able to attend our chapter functions. The best way to recruit new members is through personal contact.

The National dues have been $525.00 annually for the Executive Membership Category. It was announced at the Summit in May that the FEI National Board approved reducing these dues to $399.00 from June 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, for the first year of membership

To read the entire Membership Update click here


Don't forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • February 21, 2017 - Chapter Meeting at EAA in Oshkosh (2:00 PM - 7:30 PM). Registration to open this week!
  • March 21, 2017 - Chapter Meeting at OSI in Appleton (2:00 PM - 7:30 PM). Registration to open next month!
  • April 18, 2017 - Chapter Meeting at the Radisson in Green Bay (2:00 - 7:30 PM). Registration to open mid-March.
  • June 19, 2017 -  Golf Outing at Buttes des Morts Country Club in Appleton (11:00 AM - 7:30 PM). More details to follow in next e-newsletter!



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