From Bagels to the Board Room Lunch n’ Learn






From Bagels to the Board Room Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Woods Golf Club/Blitz Sports Bar
530 Erie Rd, Green Bay, WI  54311
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Buffet of chef’s choice of two soups (one vegetarian), turkey sandwich, hot roast beef sandwich, build your own garden salad, vegetarian pasta salad, fresh fruit salad, assorted dessert bars, coffee and milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
From Bagels to the Board Room: A Baker’s Dozen of TipsAt just 23 years old, Ann Seidl opened the first fresh bagel shop north of Milwaukee with friend, Sue Hougard. SueAnn’s Bagels became a seven-location bagel/coffee business. Throughout her time managing her chain of stores and then moving onto the corporate world at BayCare Clinic, Ann has gathered a few tips she would have liked to have known at 23.Ann has mastered owning a small business, managed teams of all shapes and sizes and worked in a variety of industries – all while balancing a family with a demanding career. Ann will share her “baker’s dozen” of tips that she has learned – and how you can apply these tips to a successful and evolving career.
About the Speaker
Ann Seidl
Director of Marketing/Public Relations
BayCare ClinicAnn Seidl is the director of marketing and public relations for BayCare Clinic. Ann is a Luxemburg native and a UW- Green Bay alumna. In 2005, Ann joined BayCare Clinic and in 2006, she sold SueAnn’s Bagels, a seven-location bagel/coffee business that she co-founded 17 years prior.At BayCare Clinic, she provides strategic planning and brand management for advertising, promotions, public relations and overall communications. Ann is building regional awareness of the clinic’s stellar medical reputation and advanced capabilities. She directs the BayCare Clinic Foundation and Government Relations Board, along with serving on the Foundation’s board. Throughout her career, Ann has served and volunteered for several community boards.

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is offering several webinars during the month of December. See ETF’s information below regarding their upcoming webinars.

Additional Contributions
Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Tuesday Dec 9, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday Dec 11, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday Dec 15, Noon – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Dec 18, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Annuity Options
Choosing a WRS annuity option is one of the most important decisions you will face. This webinar will cover all of the WRS annuity options and help you understand them so that you can make an informed decision. We will also explain the important differences between a beneficiary and a named survivor.

  • Thursday Dec 11, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday Dec 16, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday Dec 19, Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Choosing When to Retire
This webinar will focus primarily on choosing your optimal termination and WRS benefit effective dates. The focus will include not only the “December versus January” decision, but also how retirement timing at any point during the year can affect your retirement annuity amount and other employee retirement benefits as well.

*Please note that due to the popularity of this webinar your registration will be approved on a first come first serve basis if your registration is denied it is due to the webinar being at maximum capacity. Please choose a new date/time if this should happen. Thank you*

  • Wednesday Dec 10, 11:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Tuesday Dec 16, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec 17, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

WRS Employee and Employer Contribution Rates
This webinar will review how employer and employee contributions help keep the WRS fully funded. We will discuss how the contribution rates are calculated, why they change annually, where those dollars go and the contribution rate changes for 2015.

  • Tuesday Dec 9, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec 17, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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CURRENT – Leading Through Change Workshop


When: Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Ramada Plaza Hotel
2750 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: To be determined.
Register: rsvp@titletown.orgregister online There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event. 4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
Leading through Change Workshop
If things didn’t change, there’d be no butterflies. People need to adapt to overlapping changes in their workplace and personal lives. While a solid strategy and project plan for change can help us avoid disaster, the key to successful change is engagement. Leaders who master the discipline of change management rise to the top of company and community as dependable, positive influencers. Acquire skills you need to understand the best communication practices that will ease resistance to change.
Be prepared for change by understanding:

  • How to share a common language during the change process
  • How to introduce and implement commonly used Change Process Models
  • How to provide information about common obstacles that arise from change

How to discuss and identify tools to help leaders advance in how they lead change

About the Speaker
Tina M. Schuelke
Executive Director Change Management | Communications Center, LLC

After more than 20 years in corporate America, desire for change led Tina to harvest her experience to help small- to medium-sized businesses. She realized her efforts could be spent helping small businesses see great results versus contributing to a few large corporations.

Committed to improving the lives of others in her community, Tina graduated from the Leadership Oshkosh program in 2008 and received her Change Management certification and license in 2012. Nurturing her entrepreneurial spirit, Tina founded Change Management and Communications Center, LLC in 2013.

She offers business and change management support to the New North region of Wisconsin and beyond. Her work with organizations has revealed a greater likelihood to save time and money and improves the quality of life at work. Tina helps manage the human side of change by implementing programs that align employee development and productivity with company goals, ultimately motivating and directing change effectively.

Festival Foods – A Foundation for Success


Festival Foods – A Foundation for Success    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Marq
3177 French Rd
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Pecan and parmesan crusted chicken breast served with cheesy Yukon smashed potatoes, whole green beans and carrots, dinner rolls, coffee and milk. Substitute vegan pasta primavera upon request.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Festival Foods – A Foundation for SuccessMark Skogen, CEO and president of Festival Foods, will share how execution, service, servant leadership and embracing change built the strong foundation for success at his company and why he feels passionate about carrying on the traditions. Mark will share real stories about the satisfaction gained from enriching lives and how failure can actually make you stronger.This event will also be co-hosted with Pulse, the young professionals program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry
About the Speaker
Mark Skogen
President and CEO
Festival Foods
Mark Skogen is the third generation of Skogen grocers. Mark’s grandfather, Paul Skogen, opened his first grocery store in Onalaska, Wis., in 1946. Dave Skogen, Mark’s father, grew the small chain of IGA stores in the ‘70s and ‘80s and then introduced the family business to the large-grocery format of Festival Foods in 1990. Mark joined the company full-time after graduating from Viterbo University in 1992 and became president and CEO in 2000.Under Mark’s leadership, Skogen’s Festival Foods operates 19 stores across the state in the communities of Green Bay, Bellevue, De Pere, Suamico, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kenosha, Fort Atkinson, Appleton (2), Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Marshfield, Eau Claire, La Crosse (2), Holmen and Onalaska. The company has announced plans for stores in the Mount Pleasant and Madison markets as well.Mark attributes their continued success to the 5,000 associates whom are all committed to the company’s Boomerang Theory which guides everyday business decisions by answering the question, “Will it bring the customer back?”In addition to leading Festival Foods, Mark serves on several boards of directors, including Green Bay Packers, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay.  He resides in De Pere and has two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Kennedy.


Lunch n’ Learn: Zen

When: December 4, 2014
Where: 1965 Room at the University Union
Time: 12:15 – 1:00PM
Facilitator: Raymond Reed Hardy, Ph.D.

Raymond Reed Hardy, Ph.D. is a retired Psychology Professor from St. Norbert College and is an author of four books including: Zen, Zen Master: Practical Zen by an American for Americas (2000) and Zen Student: Remember Live Right Now! (2006).

Festival Foods 7th Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day)
8:00 a.m.
ShopKo Hall

The Turkey Trot offers two events – a five mile run and a two mile walk – to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. Registration includes a bib, timing chip (for 5 milers), post-race refreshments, a long sleeved t-shirt and a pumpkin pie! Regular registration is open now through November 19h. The Turkey Trot benefits the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA in communities Festival Foods serves.

Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 a.m.
UW-Green Bay Kress Events Center

The 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a 5K race.  This is a fun, festive, family friendly event!  Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and join us for some holiday cheer. Adult Registration- $25, Youth Registration (12 and under) $15 through November 17th.

Welcome Meagan Strehlow

Meagan started on October 27, 2014, as the Coordinator of College Credit in High School and Education Outreach in the division of Outreach and Adult Access.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay, she was a fifth grade teacher for 10 years at the Luxemburg-Casco School District.  Meagan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College.  She enjoys coaching volleyball, and is from Kohler, Wisconsin.  Meagan and her husband, Shawn have two children, Owen, 5 and Sydney, 3.

T. Rowe Price Live & Recorded Webinars

T. Rowe Price Offers Live Webinars

T. Rowe Price, one of the investment companies in your UW TSA 403(b) Program, offers live and recorded webinars. Take advantage of these webinars!

Live Webinar  -  Another way to save: Roth contributions
For potential tax-free withdrawals in retirement, consider Roth contributions.  Attend this 30-minute program to understand how Roth contributions can give you tax-free withdrawals in retirement.  Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of Roth contributions, review a Roth contribution profile quiz, and learn about requirements for a qualified Roth distribution.  This is a live presentation over the web, and there will be time for you to ask questions and get your questions answered.

Monday, November 3, 2014, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Go to  to register for this webinar.  If you have any questions about registering for this webinar or about anything else, you can call T. Rowe Price at 1-800-922-9945. Representatives are available on business days from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. central time.

Recorded Webinar  -  Investing Insights for Women
When preparing for retirement, women have a lot to consider. During this 40-minute recording, a panel of all-female retirement professionals discuss the realities that women face when saving and planning for retirement and what actions can be taken to help build a more secure financial future.  This presentation has been recorded for your convenience and will be available for viewing beginning the week of October 27. Go to to view this presentation.

Recorded Webinar  -  Retirement Investing From Beginning to End
This 20-minute program is a comprehensive presentation that explains asset classes, reviews the concepts of risk and return, and helps you make the most of your investment choices. The plan’s investment options will be discussed and profiled using market capitalization, investment style, and geographic characteristics.

Go to to view this presentation.



Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please see the attachments for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and options.  Your can access the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Quick Enrollment Card by clicking here.

When:   Monday; November 3, 2014; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   University Union Building, Heritage Room

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at