September/October 2018

Click here to view our chapter's member satisfaction survey results!

President's Message

Fall has arrived and we have one chapter meeting under our belt. Our meeting schedules are firming up nicely and we have a great slate of professional development and keynote speakers planned. 

A reminder that our October chapter meeting will be at Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan on Wednesday, 10/17. It should be a great session with several of the Acuity leaders participating in the keynote address.  If you haven’t already, I encourage you to look into Acuity’s story. They have a great track record of being recognized as a great place to work. Please don’t forget to register and feel free to invite your CEO, HR professionals, or other executives to join you.

Click here to read the entire president's message.

The Diversity Group Update includes the following information:

  • Highlights from the 8/21 Webinar
  • Recommended reading selections
  • List of upcoming events

Click here to view details and register for the Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Webinar: The Art of the Ask. It will be hosted by Schenck and take place in Appleton.

To read the complete Diversity Group Update click here

Do you wonder how other companies are handling financial questions related to the following: Sales tax issues, new GAAP developments, labor challenges, insurance renewals, increases in auditing and tax preparation fees?

The FEI Peer Group discusses these and other important issues the attendees add to the agenda. Join us for the next meeting, and add your own agenda items!

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Keller, Inc. | Kaukauna | WI

Click here to register. You can earn 3 CPE credits when you attend the meeting in person.

2018 Golf Outing Summary

Thanks to the efforts of the members and strategic partners listed in the right-hand column, we ended our fiscal year on June 30, 2018 with a net increase of 19 members for a total of 239. During the year they recruited 45 new members plus 3 reinstatements!

As we start our meetings for fiscal year 2019 the National Office is again helping to support recruitment by reducing the annual dues rate in conjunction with our October 17, 2018 chapter meeting at Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan.

To read the special membership promotion details and the entire Membership Update click here

The 8/20 rescheduled golf outing & social was a success, with the highest attendance to date! 74 people participated in the event (72 of which golfed). In addition, a $1,000 donation was made to Paul's Pantry at the September Chapter Meeting. Thanks to the 50/50 raffle winner, Rob Kim, CFO of Green Bay Packaging, who donated his half of the raffle winnings back to charity.

A special thank you is also due to the 2018 Golf Outing Planning Committee as follows: Aaron Nelson, Diane Roundy, Brenda Schultz, Tiffany Steffen, and Joe Topp. 

Thanks to those who attended the event and made it a success!

Events | Special Features

2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Forum

Manufacturing First Expo & Conference

A business transition can be the most significant financial decision you ever make—it shouldn’t be cloaked in confusion. A host of experienced professionals from the M&A world will address your concerns and bring clarity to the process. Learn key factors which influence value and steps you can take to streamline the process.

OCTOBER 16 | 2:30 – 5 P.M.
Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Cameron Way
Registration begins at 2 p.m.
Reception to follow

Click here to register, and click here to see the official event flyer.

Looking for leads? Join Greg Linnemanstons, President of Weidert Group, at the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference!

October 24, 2018
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
KI Convention Center | Green Bay

Greg’s presentation,“10 Steps Every Industrial Marketer Should Take to Improve Biz Dev Results,” reveals powerful ways to boost lead gen, with valuable tips for understanding today’s buyers’ behaviors, how to attract them to your company, what type of assets are needed to do that, how to monitor results and improve performance based on data, and more.

Click here to register and learn more about this event!

Experis - Cyber Risk Recorded Webinar

Cyber Risk Assessment: Challenges and Solutions Webinar

Managing cyber risk in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental. In response to the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks, many organizations have decided it’s time to focus more of their efforts on cyber risk, starting with a cyber risk assessment. 

    This recorded webinar provides participants with a high-level overview of assessing cyber risk and explores the following:

    • Threats and root causes of breaches
    • The changing regulatory landscape
    • Security frameworks and tools
    • Practical ways to assess your risk and organizational exposure
    • Key elements of a successful cyber risk management program

    Click here to read the complete webinar summary.


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