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SBDC webinars feature employee development, banking relationship

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering two no-cost webinars for small business owners and their executive team members.

The August installment of the no-cost, 30-minute 2015 webinar series is presenter George Garrett of Future Focus Group. Garrett will present “Secrets to Successful (and Simple) Employee Development” at noon Tuesday, August 11, and again at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 13. Garrett, co-author of the book Evolved: Engaging People, Enhancing Success, will teach attendees how to retain existing employees as well as their emerging workforce through developing paths of advancement.

In September, Tony Busch of Priora Cash Flow Management will present “How to Manage Your Banking Relationship (and Not Be Managed By It)” at noon Tuesday, September 15 and again at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 17. He will teach attendees the relationship between cash flow, budgeting, and what your banker needs to know in the current economy.

For more information or to register for the no-cost, 30-minute webinars, visit the SBDC website and click “Upcoming Webinars” on the left side of the page. You can also view past webinars there online and follow the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay on Twitter.

Phoenix Bookstore earns national organization’s spotlight

The Phoenix Bookstore was recently the lead story in “Campus Marketplace,” the official newsletter of the National Association of College Stores. It recognized the EZ Book pickup program and the welcoming environment the Bookstore maintains on move-in day for freshmen and families (including refreshments and a give-a-way item). Read more.

A healthy potluck, but first, some ice cream

We here at the Log have been asked to promote the following food-related events:
3rd Annual Healthy Potluck — Bring your favorite healthy dish to pass and your recipe to share. Tableware and water will be provided. Click to see more pictures from last year’s event. Sponsored by the Wellness Committee and SLO Food Alliance. When and Where: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the Union’s 1965 Room. RSVP by Monday.
Get the Scoop — The flavors for the mid-day ‘Get the Scoop’ ice cream promotion over at the University Union are Salty Caramel and Bunny Tracks, noon to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 29) and Mint Chip and Bunny Tracks, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday (July 31).

More healthy choices: SLO invites you to ‘Pick Your Own,’ today

Another “pick your own” produce sale is scheduled at the SLO Food Alliance campus garden for Wednesday, July 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., outdoors adjacent to the University Union. Come to the plaza and bring your friends. Students will be on hand to show you around and assist. Please bring your own bag(s) and a free will donation (small denominations only please — no promise that we can make change). On hand this week: beets, onions, green beans, kale, garlic, Swiss chard, new potatoes, green onions, yellow squash, zucchini and assorted herbs (tarragon, chives, parsley, dill).

Meyer Theatre concert a fundraiser for UWGB watershed monitoring


On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Meyer Theatre will host Rock Our Water, a first-ever concert fundraiser featuring fun, music and proceeds benefitting the UW-Green Bay watershed monitoring partnership with local high schools as well as other water-resources work in the Green Bay area. The Rock Our Water event will feature music by Bill Staines, Dead Horses, and special guest and host Cory Chisel. Organizers invite you to spread the word with all your family, friends, and peers that support the goals of healthy community and clean water. Feel free to contact Whitney Passint, the outreach coordinator for the UWGB watershed partnership, for more information or questions about tickets to the Rock Our Water Event. To purchase tickets. Visit the Facebook page.

Virginia Tech’s Robelot to replace Merner as swimming/diving coach

UW-Green Bay has named Reed Robelot its next head swimming and diving coach, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has announced. Robelot joins the Phoenix following a successful five-year stint as an assistant coach with ACC member Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies to three-consecutive top-25 finishes for both the men’s and the women’s teams. Robelot takes over from Jim Merner, who announced his retirement on May 8 to cap a successful 25-year career. For more on the coach.

Contest to pick this year’s ‘Phoenix Pride’ shirt


For the third straight year, the organizers of UW-Green Bay’s annual Alumni Days are inviting designers to submit proposals for the event’s special commemorative t-shirt. All designs will be presented to the alumni masses and will be selected by popular electronic vote in September. This year’s shirt will be printed on five different color T-shirts to represent five decades of UWGB graduates and will be unveiled at Alumni Days 2015 on Saturday, October 17. To learn more.