From Don Noskowiak, Green Bay Chapter:
Thanks to all who attended our Green Bay meeting on Tuesday…good turn out and great discussion! No new attendees this time around…if you know of anyone who can benefit from collaborating with a great B2B peer networking group, please invite them to a meeting…coffee is good, the people are great and the price is right!
Thanks to Cindy Esterling, Great Lakes Asset Corp for being a very gracious host of our meetings!
Matt Bookter from Huntington Bank (formerly First Merit…formal name change and merger completion will be early next year) presented on the merits of looking to Huntington Bank for financing. Matt’s enthusiastic presentation provided us with insights into the banks strengths…top SBA lender in the midwest and east central region and #2 SBA lender nationally. They have a market presence and know how to get deals done. They also have a unique offering of providing financing for Professionals looking to buy or transition Professional Service firms. They are an aggressive bank with local representation and decision making with the added capability of the expanded financing offerings mentioned above. Great job Matt and good luck with the transition.
At our September meeting, I made a request for having a co-facilitator for our monthly group. Debbie Hanson from Chortek has expressed her interest in filling that role. Thank you Debbie!
Upcoming Events –
Manufacturing First Conference – October 19 – 20 at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay…for more information and to register, click on this link…http://manufacturingfirst.com/
Society 3.0, The Future of the Workforce – October 19 at the Rock Garden, presented by Green Bay SHRM
November PNW meeting (joint meeting with Appleton) – Millennials, How to Attract, Motivate and Retain – November 15 from 7:30 – 9 am at the UWO Appleton Executive Education Center off Hwy 41 and Ballard Rd…see brochure below for directions. Please bring a guest!
November – Panel discussion on attracting, motivating and retaining Millennials in the workforce (Chad Kopitzke from NextGen Advantage will lead a panel of millennials in a discussion on what motivates them and cross-generational interaction in the workforce) joint meeting with Appleton…UWO Appleton Executive Education Center (brochure attached)
December – PNW after Hours – Tuesday, December 13, 5 – 7:30 pm – celebrate another year and the upcoming holidays at a social gathering after hours…Fox Harbor Pub and Grill, 348 South Washington Street, Green Bay, WI 54301, upstairs lounge ($15 per person to cover cost)
January, 2017 – Matt Sullivan, Express Employment Professionals
February, 2017 – Debbie Hanson, Chortek
March, 2017 – Justin Spettel, Bayland Insurance
We are filling slots for early next year. Please contact me to be added to a future meeting to share your story with our group.