Fox Cities Chamber: Offers virtual event to focus on employee well-being

APPLETON, Wis. (September 30, 2020) – The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is expanding its annual benefit survey event to focus on the benefits of investing in employee well-being along with sharing results from the recent regional benefit survey. The 2020 Employee Friendly Workplace Virtual Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the virtual program will provide an opportunity to gain clarity through data and best practices around the importance of employee friendly benefits and what is takes to be a supportive work environment.

The Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace initiative and certification program was launched at last year’s event and will continue to be a core foundation for the content shared at this year’s session. The Employee Friendly Workplace initiative is focused on encouraging the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies in the Fox Cities. These practices help employers enhance work/life balance integration in order to successfully attract and retain the best employees in the region. Learn more about the program at

The upcoming Employee Friendly Workplace Forum will feature the following information:

  • An overview of the 2020 Fox Cities Benefit Survey with specific insight into Fox Cities employers’ investments in employee friendly benefits.
  • A panel of experts will share insight into how their organizations have adapted during the pandemic in order to enhance the employee experience.
  • Learn how to position your workplace for change through the certification program.

The event’s featured panelists include: Tiffany Schroeder, Werner Electric Supply; Holly Lifke, The Boldt Company; and Amy Otis, Capital Credit Union.

“Now more than ever, we need to rethink the employee experience,” shared Becky Bartoszek, President/CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber. “Fox Cities employers who are intentional about the employee experience will strengthen employee engagement, reduce turnover and boost productivity. The Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative and certification offers employers a road map to a more productive and more supportive work environment and ultimately, a retention and recruitment tool.”

The 2020 Employee Friendly Workplace Virtual Forum is sponsored by Werner Electric Supply. Partners of the initiative include: Child Care Resource and Referral, First Five Fox Valley and United Way Fox Cities.

Registration is now open online at Seating is limited for this virtual event. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Brown, Senior Director of Existing Industry and Innovation at the Fox Cities Chamber and Regional Partnership at [email protected] or (920) 831-4905.