IN THIS ISSUE
ADDRESS:
1515 Memorial Dr.
Manitowoc, WI  54220  
  
PHONE:
(920) 684-5575
  
EMAIL:
New Chamber Members
North Branch Logistics
4823 Thunder Rd.
Whitelaw, WI 54247
(920) 973-6729

Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center, Inc.
7001 Gass Lake Rd.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 693-1309
www.buildWAEC.org 
Business Minute Video
Check out this week's Business Minute Video at Fox Communities Credit Union!

Community Corner
Chamber Member News Releases











Save the Dates!
Tuesday, June 12
8:00am - 1:30pm 
"MADE HERE" BUS TOUR 
CONSTRUCTION FOCUS 
Locations announced soon!
Tuesday, June 13
4:30 - 6:30pm
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Dr., Manitowoc
Wednesday, June 21
4:30 - 7:00pm
ANNUAL BUSINESS APPRECIATION PICNIC
Silver Creek Park Fieldhouse
1215 N. 8th St., Manitowoc
Wednesday, June 23
5:15 - 8:00pm
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS "FUN IN THE SUN: KAYAKING & STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING"
Manitowoc Marina
425 Maritime Dr., Manitowoc
June 23 - 25
restaurant week|END
Various restaurants throughout Manitowoc County
Wednesday, July 19
11:00am - 7:00pm
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
Fox Hills Resort
250 W. Church St., Mishicot





Weekly 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Calendar of Events
CLICK HERE  for a printable version of our events calendar.
 

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 - 8:30am
POTENTIAL MEMBER BREAKFAST
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc


Friday, May 26, 7:15 - 8:30am
KINECT
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc




Monday, May 29, All Day
CHAMBER OFFICE CLOSED - HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!



Monday, June 5, 12:00 - 1:30pm
BUSINESS CONNECTS WITH GOVERNMENT
"Speak Up! The Importance of the Agriculture Story"
Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan
1515 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers

Have a restaurant? Sign up for restaurant week|END
June 23-25!
It's Back!
 
The Chamber of Manitowoc County is pleased to announce we're bringing back restaurant week|END to Manitowoc County, Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25.  All Chamber-member restaurants are once again invited to participate in this fun (and tasty) event!
 
Did you know...in 2016, the restaurant week|END page listing the specials was one of our most visited pages on our website?  We had over 1,200 page views, meaning this event provides a maximum exposure opportunity!  
how it works...
 
Participating restaurants should offer 3 or 4 "prix fixe" specials that weekend, showcasing some of their top notch dishes! Prices should be a set amount based on a $5 increment.
 
For example, you could offer.... 
 
3-Breakfast/Brunch specials at $5, $10 or $20 -- or--
 
3-Lunch specials at $5, $10 or $15    -- or--
 
3-Dinner specials at $15, $25 or $35   
 
...whatever amount you choose!  Need inspiration?  
 
 
step 1...
Once you're on board, just let us know so we can add you to our list of participating restaurants, on our dedicated webpage: chambermanitowoccounty.org/restaurantweekend2017/ and The Chamber will spread the word about restaurant week|END. 
 
Please send your offers by Friday, May 26 - so we can maximize the advertising of your specials!
 
step 2...
Advertise. Use your Facebook, Twitter, social media to advertise your "prix fixe" offers to your customers! Be sure to use the hashtag, #mcrestaurantweekend when promoting!  We'll do the same on our social media. 
 
step 3...
Prepare your specials that weekend, and watch your customers enjoy!
 
For more information, or to sign up your restaurant for restaurant week|END, please email abbey@chambermanitowoccounty.org, or call (920) 684-5575.
Refer a Business to our Potential Member Breakfast and Be Rewarded!
A Potential Member Breakfast at The Chamber is set for Wednesday, May 24, 7:30-8:30am. Current Chamber members are eligible for a referral reward.
Chamber members are encouraged to refer a business or organization to attend this informational breakfast by completing and submitting this Member Referral Form.
Any current member who refers another business or organization to The Chamber of Manitowoc County will be rewarded with a FREE 8-1/2in x 11in ad space in our Business Matters Weekly newsletter ($100 value). This publication has a reach of almost 2,000 email addresses.
If your referral joins our membership, you will then be contacted to schedule your FREE ad space.
Chamber Notebook:
Lakeshore Community Health Care
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lakeshore Community Health Care, a not-for-profit community health center, will move from its current location on Buffalo Street to a new facility at 2719 Calumet Avenue this summer.
The move to Calumet allows for updated exam rooms, similar to the recent renovations at LCHC's Sheboygan location.
LCHC provides integrated medical, behavioral health and dental care in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, regardless of a patient's insurance status or ability to pay, offering a sliding fee for services based on household income. Nearly 10,000 individuals were served in 2016.
"Our integrated, patient-centered model gives providers the ability to work as a team with their patients," said Kristin Blanchard Stearns, CEO of Lakeshore Community Health Care. "Providing medical and dental care combined with chronic disease management, mental health services, substance abuse services, health education, and supportive services all under one roof leads to better health results for our patients."   Read the full article.  

Every Sunday in the Herald Times Reporter, The Chamber of Manitowoc County features members in "The Chamber Notebook" located on the front page of the Business section. This exposure is just another value-added opportunity with your Chamber membership.

For available dates, call our office at 920.684.5575 or email laura@chambermanitowoccounty.org to schedule your Chamber Notebook article.
2017 Chamber Ambassador Scholarship Winners!
The Chamber of Manitowoc County's Ambassadors are pleased to once again award three $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship to graduating high school seniors who are employed by, or have a parent or guardian that is employed by, a Chamber-member business or organization. 

The 2017 winners are: Nicholas Bartz, Mishicot High School; Madison Kaminski, Lincoln High School; Emily Mowrer, Mishicot High School and Alexander Wideman, Lincoln High School. Presenting the check to the winners are, left to right, Karen Nichols, The Chamber of Manitowoc County Executive Director; Jennifer Fritsch, Felician Village; Madison Kaminski, Lincoln High School; Alexander Wideman, Lincoln High School; Nicholas Bartz, Mishicot High School and RaeAnn Thomas, IQ Resource Group. Absent from the photo is Emily Mowrer, Mishicot High School.


Young Professionals Event: Backstage Pass at MPU
Tuesday, May 16, 2017



On Tuesday evening the Young Professionals of Manitowoc County group got together for the "Backstage Pass to MPU" event.

Manitowoc Public Utilities CEO/General Manager Nilaksh Kothari gave a presentation on the inner workings of MPU. The group was then led on a tour of the electric and water plants followed by a reception in the lower level of the office.

National Employee Health & Fitness Day Challenge
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Chamber's Safety, Health & Wellness Council, along with Healthiest Manitowoc County, held an "Employee Challenge" on National Health & Fitness Day.  This challenge was a fun way to promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging employees to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity. 
 
Click here for the Employer Evaluation Form that must be returned to The Chamber by Friday, May 26, for consideration. Participating organizations that return their form will be entered to win numerous prizes donated by local businesses.

Leadership Manitowoc County Class of 2016-17 Graduation
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Chamber of Manitowoc County recently graduated another class of the Leadership Manitowoc County program at the 10th Annual Leadership Alumni Golf Outing and Graduation Dinner held at Seven Lakes Golf Course, Cato.
 
Participants in the program devoted one day a month for nine months visiting and touring businesses, organizations and institutions in Manitowoc County that have a direct impact on the community.  
 
Click here to apply to be a part of next year's Leadership Manitowoc County class!  
Leadership Manitowoc County Class of 2016-17

Click here to view more photos of the event.

Business Appreciation Picnic


The 2017 Business Appreciation Picnic will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 4:30-7:30 PM, at the newly renovated Silver Creek Park Fieldhouse, Manitowoc. Greet the summer season with this complimentary, Chamber members-only appreciation picnic. This is an evening of fun activities, casual networking with delicious food, beverages, music and recognition of the award winners from The Chamber's Annual Dinner.

Your business can also have the opportunity to be recognized at the Business Appreciation Picnic by donating one of the many fabulous door prizes awarded that night! This is a great opportunity to show your support and highlight your business. Donations can be dropped off at The Chamber by end of the day on Tuesday, June 20.