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					Assistance to Small Business, Local Government and Education:                                                                                 Schedule
Leveraging Federal Resources for Success                                                                                 Moraine Park Technical College
                                                                                                               235 N. National Avenue - Fond du Lac, WI
Hosted by Congressman Tom Petri                                                                                                           May 29, 2008
                                                                                                                                      8:30 am - 3:00 pm




8:30 - 9:00 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 9:45 am     Welcome by Congressman Tom Petri

                   Welcome by Moraine Park Technical College President Gayle Hytrek

                   Keynote Remarks - Del Reynolds, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Milwaukee


10:00 - 10:45 am   General Track                       Local Government Track           Small Business Track               Education Track

                   How do I identify sources of        Community Development            Small Business Assistance          Higher Education Grant Success
                   federal grant assistance?           Opportunities through USDA       through the U.S. Small Business    Stories
                                                       Rural Development                Administration

                   Pat Fjerstad                        Frank Frassetto                  James Simelton                     Linda Freed
                   Senior Community Planning &         State Director                   Lead Business Development          Director, Office of Grants & Faculty
                   Development Representative          USDA Rural Development           Specialist                         Development
                   U.S. Department of Housing and                                       U.S. Small Business                UW-Oshkosh
                   Urban Development                                                    Administration
                                                                                                                           Rebecca Polar
                   Dave Anderson                                                                                           Grants Specialist
                   District Director                                                                                       Lakeshore Technical College
                   Office of Congressman Tom Petri
                                                                                                                           Katie Willinger
                                                                                                                           Director of Major Gifts for
                                                                                                                           Advancement
                                                                                                                           Lakeland College
11:00 - 11:45 am   General Track                       Local Government Track               Small Business Track              Education Track

                   How do I Write an Effective         Community Development and            Small Business Success Stories    Overview of U.S. Department of
                   Grant Proposal?                     Public Housing Grants                                                  Education Grants and Programs

                   Kristeen Christian                  Pat Fjerstad                         John Petek, President             Todd Zoellick
                   Resource Development Associate      Senior Community Planning &          Marvel Manufacturing              Deputy Secretary's Regional
                   Moraine Park Technical College      Development Representative           Oshkosh, WI                       Representative
                                                       U.S. Department of Housing and                                         U.S. Department of Education
                                                       Urban Development                    Dennis Buechel, President
                                                                                            Natural Stone Veneers
                                                       John Finger                          International
                                                       Public and Indian Housing            Fond du Lac, WI
                                                       Program Director
                                                       U.S. Department of Housing           Jeremy Monnett
                                                       and Urban Development                General Manager and CEO
                                                                                            Sonex Aircraft LLC
                                                                                            Oshkosh, WI


12:00 - 1:00 pm    Lunch with speaker - Eric Ness, District Director, Small Business Administration, Milwaukee


1:15 - 2:00 pm     General Track                       Local Government Track               Small Business Track              Education Track

                   Federal Grant Success Stories       Using the Federal Property           Doing business with the Federal   The Role of Cooperative
                                                       Surplus Program                      Government                        Educational Services Agencies
                                                                                                                              (CESAs) in Securing Federal
                                                                                                                              Grants

                   Mayor Ken Romell                    William Wilson                       Denise Reimer                     Don Stevens, Administrator
                   City of Adams                       Division Director                    Program Manager                   CESA #5, Portage
                                                       Wisconsin Division of Federal        Business Procurement Assistance
                   Captain Randy Cunzenheim            Property                             Center                            Joan Wade, Administrator
                   Fond du Lac Fire Department                                              Madison Area Technical College    Kevin DeCramer, Lead Grant Writer
                                                                                                                              CESA #6, Oshkosh
                   Chad Pelishek
                   Economic Development Manager                                                                               Carol Conway-Gerhardt,
                   City of Sheboygan                                                                                          Administrator
                                                                                                                              CESA #7, Green Bay
2:15 - 3:00 pm   General Track                  Local Government Track             Small Business Track               Education Track

                 How do I identify sources of   Assistance to Firefighters and     Government Procurement             Elementary and Secondary
                 assistance through private     Law Enforcement                    Success Stories                    Education Success Stories
                 foundations?

                 Sandi Roehrig                  Ray Luick                          Jim Roberts                        Nick Gries
                 Executive Director             Senior Criminal Justice Planning   International and Military Sales   New Holstein High School
                 Fond du Lac Area Community     Analyst                            Manager                            New Holstein, WI
                 Foundation                     Wisconsin Office of Justice        Magnum Products LLC
                                                Assistance                         Berlin, WI                         Mike Derr
                                                                                                                      Wisconsin Academy for the Study
                                                                                   Jon Litscher                       of American History
                                                                                   Marketing/Business Development     Horicon, WI
                                                                                   RSV Engineering, Inc.
                                                                                   Jefferson, WI                      Lori Uttech
                                                                                                                      Grant Writer
                                                                                   Bob Wojcik, President              Safe Schools/Healthy Students
                                                                                   Pro Motorsports                    Initiative
                                                                                   Fond du Lac, WI                    Beaver Dam, WI

				
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