September / October 2021
Diversity & Inclusion Group (DIG) Update
We're excited to begin our fall virtual book club series! This time we'll be reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth over the course of four virtual sessions from September - November. The format will be similar to our spring book club. We’ll read the book in 4 or 5 sections, discuss each virtually over the lunch hour, and each session will be eligible for 1 hour of CPE credit. Our four fall virtual book club sessions and information are as follows:
We also rescheduled our Breakfast & Networking Event at The River in Wrightstown to Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Click here to review the complete details and register in Constant Contact!
Peer Group Update
FEI Members, join us for the next Peer Group meeting on December 16, 2021. It will be held virtually via Zoom. We will be talking about what is important to you: hiring challenges, insurance premiums, banking options and tax audits. Which issues are currently on the top of your agenda? Add these items to your registration and discuss them with other financial leaders.
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
We’re three months into fiscal year 2021-2022, and have already held numerous chapter events. Our FEI Board of Directors and Strategic Partners have collaborated to provide more events than ever in both virtual and in-person formats. The intent is to provide our members with a variety of offerings throughout the month, in both virtual and in-person formats and at different times of the day to meet the various needs of our members’ busy schedules. September boasted five chapter events, and October will feature six events as well.
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2021 - 2022 FEI Program Schedules
Don't forget to add our upcoming events to your calendars!
Key trends that PE fund managers and their portfolio companies are paying attention to post COVID-19
This Q&A was published as part of PitchBook Q2 2021 US PE Breakdown sponsored by Baker Tilly.
What are some of the key trends that PE fund managers and their portfolio companies are paying attention to coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic period?
Five things are looming larger this year:
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2021 Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit
The annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit advances the conversation around ethical best practices to shape a more vibrant community.
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
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The Impact of Proactive Retirement Plan Cost Management
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Impact Networking Partners with Innova Technologies
Partnership Between Impact Networking and Innova Technologies Enhances Services and Solutions Capabilities in Northeast Wisconsin and Beyond Impact Networking, a leading managed service provider, today announced that it has partnered with Innova Technologies, a local technology solutions provider focused on delivering digital transformations that drive value and mitigate risk for small to mid-sized businesses in Northeast Wisconsin. The partnership officially began in August 2021.
This new partnership combines Innova’s decade of experience supporting customers in Northeast Wisconsin with Impact Networking’s range of modern services and business solutions designed to meet the growth needs of a company and drive operational excellence.
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Ready to thrive in the virtual next normal? Join Greg Linnemanstons, President of Weidert Group, at Manufacturing First Expo & Conference!
The 2020 pandemic accelerated changes in behavior and technology. Learn to adapt and thrive in this new normal. Virtual strategies for marketing, selling, and buying were already gaining traction before 2020. Now, they’re strategies for survival. Businesses that adapt now can keep thriving and growing into the future.
Wednesday, October 27 from 8:00
am to 4:00 pm