July/August 2022

President's Message

Diversity & Inclusion Group (DIG) Update

Registration for the 2022 FUSION Event is underway and only 10 seats remain! Please review the information below and register today to secure your seat at this inspirational event:

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Speaker: Carrie Lohrenz
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC) | Downtown Appleton
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Registration begins at 1:00 PM)

Click here to register!

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

The wait is almost over! Our DIG Virtual Book Club Series will resume this fall. If you haven't purchased your copy of Atomic Habits by James Clear, now is the time to get a jump start on reading over the summer. Click here to explore purchase options (hardcover, paperback, audiobook, etc.)

Peer Group Update

Our summer meeting, open to FEI Members, will be held on Thursday, August 25th from 2:00 - 4:30 PM at Keller in Kaukauna. There will also be a teleconference option for those who cannot attend in person. Help create the agenda by submitting your recommended topics within your online registration. Meeting details are included below:

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 PM
*Location: Keller | Kaukauna

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to register! This meeting is eligible for 3 CPE credits to those that attend the entire meeting in person and sign the CPE attendance sheets. *FEI Members that participate via teleconference on 8/25 will not be eligible to receive CPE credit.

The Fall Peer Group Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, 12/15, from 2:00 - 4:30 PM. Click here to register early!

Membership Update

Fiscal year 2022-2023 began on July 1st, and our FEI Executive Committee and strategic partners have been developing an exciting, informative, and unique lineup of events, speakers, venues, and learning opportunities. We're pleased to welcome six members to our chapter below and have included the link to the complete membership update here.

Jackie Bartanen 
Amerhart Ltd.

Ryan Bittner
BCI Burke

Matt Lensmire
VP of Finance
WEL Companies, Inc.

Patrick Rentmeester 
Corporate Controller
Sadoff Iron & Metal Company

Christine Sanborn
VP of Finance
Greater Green Bay YMCA

Tracy Weyenberg
Finance Director - Tax
Fincantieri Marine Group

Upcoming Events & 2022- 2023 Program Schedules Release Date

401 Stay Tuned Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStockPlease reserve the afternoon of Wednesday, September 21st, on your calendars for our first 2022-2023 chapter meeting! The event will be held at St. Norbert College Bemis Conference Center from approximately 2:00 - 6:00 PM. A separate communication will be sent via email confirming the details and additional September events in the coming weeks.

The FEI Executive Committee and Strategic Partners are developing the 2022-2023 content and speakers, which will be incorporated into program schedules and distributed on August 31, 2022. Please watch for a communication and visit the homepage of the chapter's website after release for developments.

Special Features


Aon Report Finds Businesses Continue To Undervalue And Under-Insure Intangible Assets Relative To Tangible Assets

2022 Intangible Assets Financial Statement Impact Comparison Report finds tangible assets have three times more insurance coverage than intangible assets.

News Releases | Aon (mediaroom.com)


CIBC Cleary Gull Market Monitor


2nd Quarter Market Monitor Highlights


  • Deal volume down compared to 2021
  • Valuations hold steady for quality companies     
  • Increasing macroeconomic headwinds to M&A
  • Debt Markets remain supportive

         Get more information in our latest Market Monitor.



Impact Networking

FEI Members are invited to experience Optimize 2022; a one-day technology summit with expert speakers, networking sessions, workshops, and hands-on demos! With 20+ sessions to choose from and 50+ expert presenters, this versatile summit allows you to explore the newest innovations in the world of business.  

Whether your role involves creating budgets, developing technical solutions, engaging with customers, or creating brand messaging, Optimize 2022 is for you! The vision of Optimize is to empower attendees with knowledge. The event will not only arm you with the skills and tools needed to drive results, but also connect you with industry leaders who can provide in-depth insights and real-world examples.  

Are you ready to evolve your organization into the future? Join us!  

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Navy Pier  |  Chicago, IL | Agenda Details | Track & Session Details

Register Here. If you are interested in attending, please use the promotional code: FEINEW to receive a $200 savings! If your organization is interested in having multiple team members attend, please reach out to Chelsea School to see if custom group rate pricing is available. Chelsea can be contacted at cschool@impactnetworking.com or 920.371.1004. Click here to view the Event Flyer for Keynote Speaker, Daniel Pink.

See what past Impact Optimize attendees had to say about the event here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH2GEQVDyr4

von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

How Wisconsin’s New Business Entity Law affects LLCs
June 8, 2022

Posted By: Griffin E. Bliler Joseph A. Camilli & Daniel S. Welytok
Practice Area: Business and Corporate Law

On April 15, 2022, Wisconsin enacted a new business entity law (2021 Wisconsin Act 258). Among other changes, the law restates Chapter 183 governing limited liability companies (LLCs) based on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) already adopted by many other states. Below is more information about the law’s effective date and key changes for Wisconsin LLCs.

Effective Date: On January 1, 2023, the new law will govern all existing and future LLCs. An LLC can elect to be governed by the new law earlier by amending its Operating Agreement and filing a Statement of Applicability with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). An LLC can also opt-out and remain governed by the old law by amending its Operating Agreement and filing a Statement of Nonapplicability with the DFI before January 1. Even if an LLC does not opt-out, any terms of its Operating Agreement that were valid under the old law will remain valid under the new law.

Click here to read the entire article.

Weidert Group

Manufacturers Can Drive Revenue, Growth & Profit with Focus on RevOps

Revenue generation opportunities abound in your business — do you know where to look? Join Greg Linnemanstons, President of Weidert Group, at the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference for a deep dive into how Manufacturers Can Drive Revenue, Growth & Profit with Focus on RevOps. Greg will explore a holistic approach to revenue opportunities including:

  • How RevOps realigns and unifies internal operations around shared responsibilities for maximizing ROI at every customer lifecycle stage

  • What technologies are best suited for tracking and improving the flow of revenue through your business

  • Indicators that your business needs to implement RevOps – now!


2022 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 
Resch Expo│Green Bay, WI 

Click here for more event information and registration.

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