EVENTS AND UPCOMING LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
BY BILL CLOW
RACC Executive Director
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” ― Ronald Reagan
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” ― Dolly Parton
Great companies and great communities often have great leaders. Great leaders often bring greatness to their organizations. I’d like to share with you three opportunities for companies and individuals to enhance their leadership skills.
Leadership Oneida County
Once again, we will be hosting a program of monthly leadership-oriented classes where up to 20 participants will learn about leadership and county businesses and organizations. Leadership Oneida County is open to emerging leaders throughout Oneida County. Classes will start this fall. Watch this column and the Rhinelander Chamber website for more information.
Conceived as an extension of last year’s Leadership Oneida County, the Northwoods United Way is hosting the inaugural Leaderfest event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Rondele Ranch in Harshaw.
Leaderfest includes three thought-provoking speakers, including a leadership coach from Dale Carnegie, lunch and a wine and cheese reception.
Registration for the event is now open and costs $35. The fee includes lunch, seminars and wine & cheese. Interested professionals can register at northwoodsunitedway.org/Leaderfest, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Development Series
Supervisors and team leaders play an increasingly critical role in ensuring your organization’s success. Nicolet College is offering a practical, common-sense leadership development program will give both new and experienced leaders essential skills that can be immediately applied back at work. In a series of eight weekly, half-day sessions, participants from a number of local organizations will explore topics ranging from communication and team skills to time management and interview techniques.
Led by experienced and engaging facilitators, this program will challenge participants each week to practice and apply what they learn, building on the skills developed in previous weeks. At the end of the program, participants will create individualized learning plans to continue to develop their leadership skills. For more information on the Leadership Development Series, contact Nicolet College of the Chamber.
Oneida County Fair
Through Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 Pioneer Park, Rhinelander
The Oneida County Fair offers fun for the entire family with rides, food, and games. The Oneida County Fair features exhibits of various industrial products and services related to the lifestyle, agriculture and entertainment sector along with 4-H exhibits. Admission is free to the public so everyone is invited to come and have a great time. Find all the Oneida County Fair information you need as well as volunteer sign-up on www.oneidacountyfairwi.com.
Run to Remember 5k/10k
Saturday, Aug. 20
9 a.m. – noon
Nicolet College Campus
A 10K Run followed by a 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Run to honor Kory Dahlvig who lost his life while on duty as a Vilas County Sheriff’s Deputy. Proceeds benefit the Nicolet College Foundation for student scholarships in memory of Kory Dahlvig. Register online, by mail, or call 715-365-4518.
WILD Hodag Mini-Triathlon
Saturday, Aug. 27
8 a.m. – noon Holiday Acres Resort
Mini-Triathalons at Holiday Acres Resort, on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The 300 yard swim (or 1/2 mile kayak), 10k bike (off-road) and 5k run courses will challenge athletes in the scenic Northwoods. Proceeds benefit W.I.L.D (Wise Intentional Leadership Development) to further youth leadership skills internationally and locally. http://www.hodagtriathlon.com
Aug. 10 Downtown Rhinelander
The sidewalk sales and vendors of Redikulus Dae WILL returning this year and will be held on Brown Street downtown.
Downtown Rhinelander Summer Beach Party
Aug. 13 Downtown Rhinelander
This new downtown event will feature sidewalk sales, activities such as a Bouncy house and live music! Part summer party, part retail sales event, 100 percent fun. Sponsored by downtown merchants and Downtown Rhinelander.
2016 Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge
Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 Quality Inn, Rhinelander
Musky anglers from around the country will come to Rhinelander to compete in one of the most historic Musky tournaments in the nation. The catch-and-release tournament will be headquartered at the Quality Inn Rhinelander and fishing will take place on area lakes. Cash purse to the winning teams, as well as prizes for the first 50-inch musky, the largest musky, the largest northern pike, and more. If you’re a musky fisherman or just someone interested in the sport, don’t miss the Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge. Information and registration forms at the Chamber.
Rhinelander Flea Market
8 a.m. -3 p.m., every Thursday and Friday, weather permitting, on the green in front of Trigs Rhinelander.
Please contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce if you are looking for information about area businesses, restaurants, attractions, lodging or events. Also contact us if you want more information or have any questions about anything in this column. The Chamber is open from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and from 9 to 1 on Saturdays and holidays during the summer. You can reach me at 715-365-7464 or at email@example.com.