Heartwood Conference Center 
N10884 Hoinville Road
Trego, WI 54888

A block of rooms is available at the rate of $70 per night at the Heartwood Conference Center.  The room block is under "NWWIB Business Conference".  Please call (715) 466-6300 to make your reservation by April 21st!


Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday May 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM CDT

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Mari Kay-Nabozny 
Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. 
715-682-9141 X101 

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The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. is proud to sponsor its 12th Annual Business Development Conference. Learn more about us at: www.nwwib.com


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2014 Northwest Wisconsin Business Conference 

Plan to Attend: This is a premier partnership event that brings together leaders and professionals from all facets of business, education, and economic development. Conference attendees will be provided with many educational and networking opportunities as well as live entertainment from Renegade Improv! We are also very excited to have Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, from Stonehouse Photography, as our keynote speaker.

This year’s conference will address ways to overcome today’s challenges along with 
presenting innovative ideas and strategies to improve your business and workforce. This interactive event will feature the exchange of innovative ideas and practices and the sharing of the latest strategies in the use of workforce information and training. View the agenda here!

Who Should Attend? Leaders, administrators, marketers, managers, and employers and employees from small businesses in Northwest Wisconsin.

Keynote Address: Sane Social Media – Build Your Online Presence without Losing Your Mind

There is a fine line between building your social media presence, and getting sucked in to the point where you are actually losing money. Sane Social Media will teach you about maximizing your time online, picking the right social media platform for your business, and using your authentic voice to bring in potential customers. In addition, Hannah will teach you how to deal with social media when something big happens – whether it's viral goodness, personal tragedy,  or a huge customer service blunder. 

Presented By: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson - Stonehouse Photography & The Creative Assistant
Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is a photographer & writer based out of the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Hannah donates her time, talents, and massive social media following to animal shelters worldwide to help them tell better stories, so they can place more pets. Her photography work runs the gamut from snow plows and factories to farm animals and canine companions.  She is best known for her photos that capture the souls of animals, including the world famous photo of John & Schoep. In her writing life, Hannah helps small businesses and solopreneuers find their voice in the ever changing online world.

Last year, one of Stonehouse Photography’s photos of John & Schoep in Lake Superior went viral with the photo and the story behind it touching thousands. Stonehouse Photography’s work has been featured in Success Magazine, Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, The London Daily News, Lake Superior Magazine, Washington Post, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Today Show.

*NEW* PiYo™ Strength Fitness Class Offered!
Conference attendees have the opportunity to participate in a FREE PiYo™ Strength fitness class on Thursday morning. PiYo™ Strength is the perfect blend of many disciplines: yoga, pilates, core conditioning, dance, stretch, and athletic drills that will help kick up the calorie burn and build muscle! The dynamic blend of movement increases strength, core stability, and agility. Multi-tasking! The hyperactive exerciser’s dream. All levels welcome! This class will be taught by Mari Kay-Nabozny from Ignite Fitness Studio (and NWWIB's CEO!).

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Sponsorship Information: Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here or by contacting Mari Kay-Nabozny, NWWIB CEO, at mari@nwwib.com or 715-682-9141, ext. 101. Contact us today and join the event sponsors listed below!