March Business Breakfast Bytes Focuses on Employee Friendly Workplace Initiatives

Monthly program provides educational presentation for chamber members on topics focused on helping business grow and prosper

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Fox Cities Chamber’s monthly educational program, Business Breakfast Bytes, will focus on helping businesses realize how they can achieve success by putting employees first. Attendees can also expect to learn more about the new Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative which focuses on enhancing work-life integration to create a supportive work environment which is the key to retention, reduced turnover and increased productivity.

Josh Kilgas, Workforce Engagement Officer for United Way Fox Cities, will facilitate the panel of experts including:

  • Tiffany Schroeder, Human Resource Manager, Werner Electric Supply
  • Marchelle Moten, Executive Director, First Five Fox Valley
  • Lisa Kogan-Praska, Culture & Engagement Consultant, Employee Friendly Workplace Advisory Group

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, "Creating a more human workplace is one that promotes people’s strengths, capabilities, and functioning leading to high levels of engagement, productivity, satisfaction and retention business needs. Thriving employees are not only satisfied and productive, but are also actively engaged in shaping their own and the organization’s future”.  This presentation will offer insight into employee retention, reduced turnover and increased productivity through the adoption of Employee Friendly Workplace practices and policies.

“Businesses are exploring opportunities to enhance lifestyle benefits such as paid leave and flexible schedules which will create a more supportive work environment for all employees,” shared Jennifer Brown, Director of Existing Industry and Innovation for the Fox Cities Chamber and Regional Partnership. “Research shows that employees are more engaged and more productive with better work experiences.” 

Business Breakfast Bytes are a monthly business educational program focused on providing our small to mid-sized business members across the Fox Cities region with education and resources addressing top business concerns. This educational series is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin and Microsoft. 

Registration for each individual session is required. Fox Cities Chamber members are allowed to bring a guest and may use the registration link on the Chamber website or call (920) 734-7101 to register. Please visit the Chamber website for complete details of the March session, being hosted by Werner Electric Supply from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17. Details and registration can be found at

For immediate questions, please contact Tonya Boelter, Vice President of Member Services, by email or phone (920) 734-7101.