Monthly Archives: September 2013

International Business Network (NEWIBN) at NWTC

Join the Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) for a half-day of information sharing, education and networking with dozens of professionals engaged in global business.
Speakers include:
* Dan Schwarz – owner of Dan’s Fish – 2009 winner of the Small Business Administration’s Wisconsin Exporter of the Year.
* Rich Heath – co-author of the Northeast Wisconsin Global Trade Strategy Report, who will discuss the findings and the implications of this report for local businesses.
* Brad Schneider and Mark Rhoda-Reis – WEDC – sharing information on resources available to Northeast Wisconsin companies engaged in global activity, as well as a detailed look at opportunities available in South America.
* Byron Franz – special agent for the FBI, who works with corporations, colleges and universities to help them better protect intellectual properly and trade secrets in an ever-expanding global marketplace.

Open Seats: 99
Cancellation policy:
Cancellations received two full business days before the seminar date will receive a full refund. Companies cancelling with less than a two day notice will be responsible for the full fee. In the event of a “no show”, payment for services is still required.

NWTC reserves the right to cancel any seminars due to insufficient enrollments or if conditions beyond our control prevail. If NWTC cancels any seminar, participants will receive a full refund.
Notes:
EVENT AGENDA:
7:30 – 7:55 Check-in/Breakfast/Networking
7:55 – 8:00 Welcome and Introductions: Dean Stewart – NWTC Dean of Corporate Training
8:00 – 8:20 Opening Comments: Dan Schwarz – owner Dan’s Fish – Sturgeon Bay
8:20 – 8:50 Northeast Wisconsin Global Trade Strategy Report: Rich Heath – Bay Lake Regional Planning Commission
8:50 – 9:30 Tapping into Global Business Resources:Brad Schneider – Export Development Manager – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
9:45 – 10:45 Global Opportunities in South America: Mark Rhoda-Reis – Market Development Director – Americas and Europe – WEDC
10:45 – 11:45 Protecting the Intellectual Property of Wisconsin – Byron Franz – Special Agent – Federal Bureau of Investigation
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A – Wrap-Up
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch and Networking

Location:
2740 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI 54307

Room number: Corporate Conference Center at NWTC – Green Bay
Session Cost: $49.00
Cost includes: continental breakfast and lunch

Latest DNR Report For Our Area

With many hunting seasons open, inland fishing pressure was a bit reduced across the Northwoods. Musky have been receiving the most attention lately and the action has continued to be good. The musky have been active at nearly all times of the day and most anglers were reporting some sort of action including short hits, follows, swirls, and a good number of catches as well. In the south, walleye were being caught on the ler Wisconsin and Rock rivers. Trout fishers are reminded the inland trout season closes September 30.

Anglers at the mouth of the Oconto River caught a few small perch and freshwater drum using crawlers. Walleye and perch anglers from Pensaukee to Oconto Park II reported a few fish being caught. Anglers fishing below the Stiles Dam were catching crappie, blue gill, and small mouth using slip bobbers and minnow or plastics, fishing along the pilings. Salmon and trout fishing has been slow. Perch action on the Bay has slowed due to windy conditions. – Kevin King, creel clerk

The leaves are beginning to change in Oconto County with lowlands being the first to go. Some great reds and yellows can be seen. The northern waterfowl opener had mixed results with wood ducks being the most seen bird in hunters bags. Some hunters are already reporting scrapes and bucks chasing does. Grouse hunters not reporting much success but still a good number of leaves need to fall. – Mike Stahl, conservation warden, Oconto Falls.

DNR Outdoor Report for our area

The first day of fall officially arrives this Sunday with the autumnal equinox, and outdoor conditions are pretty much in line, with some areas of the north starting to report good fall colors arriving, migrant Canada geese are moving into the state, and white-tail bucks have begun rubbing trees.

Conservation wardens and wildlife staff from around the state reported an unusually high number of bucks brought in on the opening weekend of the archery deer season with antlers still in velvet and they are reminding hunters that they must get a permit from a warden to keep velvet antlers. Archers reported seeing good numbers of deer with some very good success harvesting deer opening weekend.

Oak tree have produced a heavy acorn crop this year so turkeys, deer, and bear have been feeding heavily on the fall crop. Some bear hunters report it has been difficult to attract bear to baits due to the heavy mast crop this year.

The recent cold spell has pushed down some Canada geese and more and more agricultural fields are being harvested offering some good hunting opportunities. This past weekend’s youth waterfowl hunt proved successful for many youths with wood ducks prevalent this year in many areas.

This coming weekend’s duck opener should provide large water fowl numbers for the hunters. Many of the birds will still be in eclipse plumage so hunters will have to brush up on their identification skills. Several concentrations and morning flights of wood ducks and teal have been seen along the Mississippi River, with a few scattered mallards also observed. Water levels remain very low, and for the opening weekend, Mississippi River duck hunters will find large expanses of water lilies and other emergent plants that harbor ducks and hinder their retrieval.

Ample late summer rains have extended the paddling season on some popular rivers, including the lower Flambeau, Pine and Brule, providing opportunity for lovely and rare autumn river runs. However, the lower Wisconsin River continues to be very low with many exposed sandbars.

Musky continue to provide the most consistent action in the Northwoods and most musky anglers have been reporting a lot of follows and sightings, with quite a few hook-ups and catches as well. Walleye fishing continues to improve and more anglers are starting to target this species.

Lake Michigan tributary fall salmon and trout runs have still not kicked into high gear. Some fish were seen in the Manitowoc, Twin, Sheboygan, Milwaukee and Root rivers but not in high numbers. Strong winds and high waves have kept many trollers off the lake and most who did venture out stayed near harbors, with some success. Shore and pier angler numbers have been high with some success for chinook salmon and brown trout.

While many think that spring time is when you see newly hatched turtles some species, such wood turtle, are making their appearance now. It takes these Wisconsin threatened turtles 10 to 12 years to reproduce so please “give them a break” if you see these youngsters crossing the roads.

Recent cold fronts and northwest winds have migration humming across most of the state. In the north observers have noted good flights of broad-winged and sharp-shinned hawks along with turkey vulture flights. Warblers and other Neotropical migrants are now past peak, but orange-crowned, palm and yellow-rumped warblers are still being seen.

THE WISCONSIN SINGERS

THE WISCONSIN SINGERS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 • 7:00 PM
FALLS AREA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
TICKETS:  $18 ADULTS/ $10 STUDENTS
*All tickets subject to a $2 processing fee

 

UW Madison brings HOT!HOT!HOT! night to Oconto Falls!  UW Madison’s most talented singer/dancers and instrumentalists, the Wisconsin Singers, will be performing as part of the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts Fine Arts Series for one night only on  Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Featuring an opening performance by a selected group of area students, this is a Broadway caliber show that promises to entertain your whole family.  Hot! Hot! Hot!, the Singers’ newest and best show yet, was arranged by the writers of Glee and The Sing Off! and highlights the best of American popular music from the last 40 years.
This spectacular evening of entertainment has something for everyone including hits by timeless legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Jerry Lee Lewis, chart topping tunes by pop icons from Maroon 5 to Adele, and songs for kids of all ages sung by Guy Smiley and Barney.  Singers’ 5thQuarter Medley is a Badger fan favorite where you can dance to Tequila! or sing Varsity. This event is sponsored in part by HEID MUSIC COMPANY and NEVA HODGE-LEMORANDE.

Buddy & Beyond – History of Rock and Roll

Abrams Theatre is REALLY excited to announce that we have a very talented Buddy Holly impersonator coming to The Byng Community Theater on October 12, 2013 at 2:00p & 7:00p! Tickets are on sale now, and get them soon because space is limited and tickets prices increase if you purchase them at the door.

Buy Tickets online at www.AbramsTheatre.com or by Calling the Box Office at 920-826-5852.

Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. Presents…
Johnny Rogers’ Buddy & Beyond: History of Roll & Roll

Johnny will transport his audience back in time when you could go to your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands.

His show will start with his portrayal of country legend Johnny Cash. By his side is the legendary Tommy Allsup (2 time Grammy winning Producer and Artist). Tommy played on more than 6,500 sessions and was Buddy Holly’s friend and lead guitarist from 1958-1959. He escaped death when flipping a coin with Ritchie Valens. Ritchie called heads and the rest is Rock N Roll history. The second show Johnny will portray Elvis Presley re-creating his Sun Studio and early RCA years. The show will climax with Johnny’s uncanny portrayal of the late great Buddy Holly.

Oconto Falls – 7th Annual Hoops Club “Big Cup” Golf Tournament

When: Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Registration at 10:15-10:45

11:00 AM Shotgun Start – Dinner at 5:00 – Prizes and Raffles at 6:00

What: 18 Hole – 4 person scramble – Big Cup – The Hole is a 9 inch cup, plus Skins Game!

NEW THIS YEAR: Dinner only -$18 per person. Reserve your seat now and enjoy the company, food and raffles!

Where: River Island Golf Course, Oconto Falls

Come help us kick-off the upcoming basketball season and join us for a great fun-filled day of golfing and hanging out with friends, all while supporting our boys and girls basketball programs. Thanks to you, last year’s event, including our cash raffle, again raised thousands for scholarships, uniforms, team travel expenses, duffle bags, and provided entry fees and uniforms for ALL of our youth teams.

We thank you for helping us build and sustain our programs!!!!

We couldn’t do it without you and your generosity!!!!

The golfing will include hole events, a skins game, and putting contest. Following golf will be a chicken and tips dinner, raffle drawing, prizes, and great bucket raffle prizes.

The tournament is limited to the first 22 teams, so get your registration in early.

Please send this team registration to:
Kirk Hirst or Reply by Email to: kirk.hirst@titletownins.com
PO Box 11475 or call Kirk at 920-819-2142
Green Bay, WI 54307

The cost will be $60.00 per player, which includes cart ($45 per player if you provide your own riding cart), golf, beer and brats on the course, dinner, prizes, and hole events. Please make checks payable to Oconto Falls Hoops Club. (You may pay the day of the event.)

Team Members: 1) ___________________________________________ 2) __________________________________________________

3) ___________________________________________ 4) __________________________________________________

Team Contact Phone # and Email ___________________________________________________________________________________

Dinner only #________________@ $18 each. Checks payable to Oconto Falls Hoops Club.

In conjunction with the golf event, we will again be holding a cash raffle that will be drawn the night of the golf outing. It is limited to only 250 tickets sold at $50.00 each. We want you to have the first opportunity to buy a raffle ticket. There will be 29 winning tickets drawn: $1500 for 1st, $1000 for 2nd, two $500 prizes, five $100 prizes, and twenty $50 prizes. Please indicate below if you want to reserve any number of tickets for your team or for anyone else.

***Please reserve #______________ raffle tickets at $50.00 each.

Feel free to call Kirk with any questions: 920-819-2142

4X4 General Studies Transfer Certificate

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Oconto Falls Regional Learning Center will offer a new program this fall semester. The 32 credit “4 x 4” General Studies Transfer Certificate will allow students to seamlessly transfer into a University of Wisconsin school at the end of one year with a sophomore status. The“4×4”in the Transfer Certificate refers to an innovative new schedule design that has students take one class at a time for four days a week, completing each course in four weeks.

Classes offered as part of the Transfer Certificate comprise the core requirements of most college degree programs, and include English, math, anatomy, a course on diversity and others. The new program schedule was created based on feedback from students and high school advisors who were interested in a concentrated class schedule that would allow time for students to have a job.

NWTC administrators designed each course to maximize personalized attention for students. Classes are kept small, and include guest speakers, opportunities for extra tutoring, and extensive one-on-one class time.

The new program also offers an affordable option for students looking to stay closer to home. The total cost for the 32-credit General Studies Transfer Certificate is around $4,000, a savings of thousands of dollars when compared to most universities.

While courses taken as part of the “4 x 4” General Studies Transfer Certificate are guaranteed to transfer into UW-Green Bay, NWTC also maintains credit transfer agreements with nearly 40 other private and public colleges and University of Wisconsin System schools.

For more information on the “4 x 4” General Studies Transfer Certificate and other programs at the NWTC – Oconto Falls Regional Learning Center, contact April Konitzer at april.konitzer@nwtc.edu or call (920) 848-6982. The NWTC – Oconto Falls Regional Learning Center is located at 649 E. Jackson St, Oconto Falls 54154

DNR Outdoor Report for September 5, 2013

Last week northern Wisconsin was very wet with heavy rain on multiple days and some areas also experienced winds of 50 mph or more with the rain. Water levels in some area are very high. Meanwhile, the west central part of the state remains very dry and fire danger remains high in many counties, with burning permits suspended in some areas.

The Lower Wisconsin River continues to be at fairly low levels for the fall. However, there have been some big fluctuations in the past week, caused by discharges at the Prairie du Sac dam. The river has come up or dropped down as much as one foot in 36 hours, so paddlers are urged to take that into account when choosing sandbars for camping.

Musky have been the highlight of the past week in Northwoods fishing and action was very good. Nearly all anglers were reporting sightings, follows and strikes. Artificial baits have provided most of the action. Largemouth and smallmouth bass have also provided some very good action, northern pike fishing remains excellent and panfish activity has been sporadic with some decent crappie and bluegill found suspended around deeper water cover.

Lake Michigan trollers have been reporting decent catches with a mixed bag of large rainbows, coho, and chinook. Fishing pressure has remained steady on harbor piers with some chinook reported at Sheboygan, Port Washington, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha. A few chinook were caught near the mouth of the Pike River, but there were no reports this week of salmon moving up rivers.

The early goose and dove hunting seasons opened last weekend and some hunters did very well on doves during opening weekend, especially in the Columbia County area. Some goose hunters reported success, while others reported that it was pretty hard to locate geese due to the late farming season. Few fields have been cut so the birds are still spending time in retention ponds and elsewhere.

Whitetail bucks are starting to shed their antler velvet and the red coats on deer are starting to turn to the darker winter color. Fawns are also changing, their coats are starting to turn dark and they are beginning to lose their spots. Cooler weather is increasing deer movement, especially during the day, so drivers should beware.
Coyotes have been very vocal over the last several weeks, enlivening quiet nights with their barking, howling and yipping. Family groups have established rendezvous sites where family groups will meet to socialize and prepare for hunts. Coyote pups are especially vocal this time of year and will readily respond when howled at by a human.

Some of the late summer-early fall flowers that can be seen now are large-leaved aster, native sunflowers, evening primrose, goldenrod, and jewelweed. Wild rice on northern lakes is ripe and will be harvestable for the next few weeks. Numerous regulated wild rice lakes have opened in the last week. Search the DNR website for wild rice for information on what lakes are open and harvest rules.
Wildfire Report

Oconto County – Geano Beach fishing pressure was slow by the end of the week, but it picked up by the weekend. Fishermen were targeting perch, walleye and musky. Walleye numbers were low with fishermen using cranks (all colors), spinners with worms, and plugs in about 30 feet of water. Only a handful of sheepshead were caught and all were released. The fishermen looking for perch did well, but did not keep their limit due to them being very small. They used minnows and night crawlers for bait in about 11-12 feet of water.

More fishermen are targeting musky with having no luck. Fishermen were using mainly bucktails (black and gold junior cowgirl) for bait in about 8-15 of water and no other species were caught while targeting the musky.