Updates from Appleton Meeting – 8/23/2016

After the Green Bay August meeting set a record of 17 attendees, Appleton had a record 22 attendees this month’s meeting. A great month for PNW meeting attendance in Appleton and Green Bay and an abundance of networking opportunities created.

We had six first time attendees:

Carrie Drephal – Appleton Information Technologies, LLC
Anne Wettstein – Human Resources Consulting
Nick Erler – Human Resources Consulting –
Al Wells – Variant Productions
Monica Vomastic – Landmark Staffing Resources
Jeffrey Desing – JJD Investments

Welcome and thank you to those that recommended these individuals attend a PNW meeting.

As discussed, Don Noskowiak (facilitator for Green Bay) and Steve Krueger (facilitator for Appleton) are seeking co-facilitators for when we are not able to make a meeting and to continue to strengthen the group by making sure the group is by you for you.

Our presenter this month was Diane Biersteker, Human Resources Consulting in Green Bay, who also introduced Anne her daughter and Nick her son who are part of the business she started back in 2011. Diane shared the HR needs companies have, and how her company can assist businesses of a variety of sizes in dealing with HR Administration and Consultation (Time and Materials verses fixed monthly fees or contracts), Employee Handbooks, Recruiting (not your typical model), Payroll and Benefits Administration, Worker’s Comp and Risk Management. Diane shared the tremendous growth they have experienced and how they can help all companies/industries with employees.

Please don’t hesitate to refer a business to business professional to our group. Referral attendance is how our group grows and adds networking opportunities for us all.

Special thanks to our host Menn Law for your hospitality each month for the PNW meetings.

Future meetings/presenters: (fourth Tuesday of the month 7:30 am to 9:00am at Menn Law)
September 27 – Steve Krueger – Chortek LLP
October 25th – Sarah Robertson – Enthusiastic Executive
November 22nd– Mary Hosmer – TEC
December 20th (moved up one week from normal 4th Tuesday due to Christmas) – Open

Please contact Steve Kruger if you would like to present your company at Appleton PNW meeting.

Events:
September 8th – 2016 Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton – website for more details – http://www.womensfundfvr.org/events/womens-fund-luncheon/
September – November – Fall leadership series conducted by Cindy Nelson-Singh – contact Cindy for more information
September -Don Herrmann is presenting sessions with Heart of the Valley Chamber and Fox Cities Chamber – see Don for more information
September -Diane Biersteker is hosting a meeting on FSLA as well as a panel at the September Green Bay PNW meeting
October 13 – Technology Hub Conference at the Appleton Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center http://www.technologyhubconference.com/
November 9th – 2016 Business Summit hosted by NWTC at Lambeau Field- see http://www.newbizsummit.com for more details
December 6th – NEW North Summit at KI Convention Center in Green Bay – http://www.newnorthsummit.com

If you have ideas or suggestions to add value to the monthly PNW meetings, please email Steve Krueger. He is looking for good questions of the month that will share insight with others and find common interests that can build relationships and referrals.

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