IN THIS ISSUE
ADDRESS:
1515 Memorial Dr.
Manitowoc, WI  54220  
  
PHONE:
(920) 684-5575
  
EMAIL:
New Chamber Member

Town Money Saver
5210 Vanguard Dr.
Sheboygan, WI  53083
(920) 980-3275
Business Minute Video

Check out this week's Business Minute Video with Jamie Zastrow of the Manitowoc County Home Builders Association talking about this weekend's Home Show!
Member News Releases














Upcoming Events
Monday, May 7
12:00 - 1:30pm
BUSINESS CONNECTS WITH GOVERNMENT LUNCHEON
"Immigration's Impact on Wisconsin Businesses"
Holiday Inn - Manitowoc
4601 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc

REGISTER ONLINE

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Wednesday, May 16
7:15 - 8:30am
KINECT
The Chamber of Manitowoc County  
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc


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Wednesday, May 16
3:00 - 7:00pm
LEADERSHIP MANITOWOC COUNTY GRADUATION & 11TH ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
Seven Lakes Golf Course
1420 County Rd. S, Cato


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Tuesday, May 22
11:30am - 1:00pm
LUNCH & LEARN:  Smartphone Productivity and Tips & Tricks
Lester Public Library
1001 Adams St., Two Rivers
Lunch sponsorship available


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Wednesday, June 20
4:30 - 7:00pm
BUSINESS APPRECIATION PICNIC
Silver Creek Park Fieldhouse
3001 S. 10th St., Manitowoc


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Wednesday, July 18
10:00am - 6:00pm
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
The Golf Course at Branch River
3212 N. Union Rd., Cato
 
Welcome to another year of Chamber Membership!
Asphalt Seal & Repair
Bill Lorrigan Construction, Inc.
Dug Out Bar LLC
Focus Accounting & Tax
Harbor Town Inn
The Haven of Manitowoc County
   Incorporated
Jerry's Bakery, Inc.
John Koss Builders, Inc.
Kiwanis Clubs of Manitowoc
Lakeland Care, Inc.
Lakeside Foods, Incorporated
Larry's Distributing Company
Living Water Digital
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
North Shore Warehouse
Northern Labs, Inc.
Nsight Teleservices
The Salvation Army
Schaus Roofing & Mechanical
School District of Mishicot
SESCO, LLC
Shipbuilders Credit Union
Treehouse Theater
Weekly 
Friday, April 6, 2018


Calendar of Events

CLICK HERE  for a printable version of our events calendar.





Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm
NETWORKING@NIGHT HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MANITOWOC
UW-Manitowoc
705 Viebahn St., Manitowoc


Sponsored by:



Wednesday, April 11, 8:15 - 11:00am
REALITY STORE AT MANITOWOC LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
4045 Lancer Circle, Manitowoc
A FEW VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED





Thursday, April 12, 12:00 - 1:30pm
VIP MEET & GREET LUNCHEON
Sepia Chapel
1820 Jefferson St., Two Rivers  



Wednesday, April 18, 7:15 - 8:30am
KINECT
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc





Wednesday, April 18, 9:00 - 10:00am
RIBBON CUTTING AT SHORELINE CREDIT UNION
Shoreline Credit Union
3131 Mishicot Rd., Two Rivers





Thursday, April 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm
LUNCH & LEARN:  Social Media Marketing: Which Application is Right for Your Business?
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St., Manitowoc
Lunch sponsorship available





Friday, April 20, 12:00pm
GRAND RE-OPENING RIBBON CUTTING AT T.A. MOTORSPORTS GRAND RENTAL STATION
T.A. Motorsports Grand Rental Station
415 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc





Saturday April 21, 6:00 - 10:00pm
YP WEEK KICKOFF PARTY
Pickup at Holiday Inn - Manitowoc Park & Ride
Location of Kickoff Party has not yet been disclosed, but it will be held in Green Bay




Sunday, April 22, 1:00 - 3:00pm
YP GIVES 'BACH WITH GLAZE & PAINT
Roorbach Flowers
961 S. 29th St., Manitowoc





Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 - 7:00pm
LASTING IMPRESSIONS: AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE AT THE HAMILTON WOOD TYPE MUSEUM
Hamilton Wood Type Museum
1816 10th St., Two Rivers




Wednesday, April 25, 3:00 - 6:00pm
POLISH YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE
Lakeshore Technical College (Centennial Hall)
1290 North Ave., Cleveland




Thursday, April 26, 5:00 - 7:00pm
SIP, SAMPLE & SOCIALIZE
Rahr-West Art Museum
610 N. 8th St., Manitowoc




Friday, April 27, 5:00 - 9:30pm
SIDEWALK STOMP
Starting location at Aspire Education Center
824 S. 8th St., Manitowoc




Thursday, April 26, 12:30 - 3:30pm
THE CHAMBER OF MANITOWOC COUNTY JOB FAIR
JFK Fieldhouse at Lincoln High School
1433 S. 8th St., Manitowoc

You're invited to a special VIP Meet & Greet Luncheon



WHEN: Thursday, April 12
12:00 - 1:30pm

WHERE: Sepia Chapel
1820 Jefferson St.
Two Rivers

COST: $10 per person for lunch

REGISTER: Online or call The Chamber office at (920) 684-5575

Join us as we welcome newly appointed leaders in the business community:
  • Randy Brice
    Owner, All Access Ads, LLC Sentext Provider
  • Theresa Collins
    CEO, Beacon Organizational Consulting
  • Joel Evenson
    Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manitowoc County
  • Deanna Genske
    Executive Director, Holiday House of Manitowoc County
  • Julie Grossman
    Executive Director, Manitowoc-Two Rivers Y
  • Jessica Hanson
    Take Note Studio
  • Tiffany Ingelse
    Town Money Saver
  • Barry & Gina Krahn
    Co-owners, Sepia Chapel
  • Tracy Lindberg
    Manager - Clinic Operations, Aurora Medical Group
  • Tania Spofford, Ashley Bender, Molly Hetzner
    United Way Manitowoc County
Please RSVP by Monday, April 9, to secure your place at this members-only event. Let's try to have an excellent turnout to welcome these new leaders!


Business Connects with Government Luncheon -
"Building Our Future Workforce...A Focus on Programs and Collaborative Efforts in Manitowoc County"
 

Kari Mueller, CESA 6, and Jamie Zastrow, Manitowoc County Home Builders Association, presented at Monday's Business Connects with Government Luncheon held at Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan.

Kari discussed the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program and how 76% of employers in Manitowoc County that have YA students are creating their future workforce by retaining students after the program.

Jamie, addressing the labor shortage in the construction trades, spoke about how combining the efforts of educators and trade professionals has been a great formula for spurring growth in our local construction industry, resulting in economic growth and improved quality of live for Manitowoc County.


The Chamber's Job Fair takes place Thursday, April 26
 

For Businesses:

This is a great way to share the positions you have available, collect applications and set up interviews. All high school students from Manitowoc County are invited and encouraged to attend. Please note that not all students will be over the age of 18. For more information, please contact The Chamber at (920) 684-5575.

Register your business.
Thursday, April 26
12:30 - 3:30pm

JFK Fieldhouse at
Lincoln High School
1433 S. 8th St., Manitowoc


For Students:

This job fair is geared towards high school students looking for full-time, part-time, summer and permanent positions in the area. Students attending are looking to fill out applications, speak with employers and set up interviews.

Click here for event flyer.



Celebrate YPWeek
April 21-28
 

Young Professionals Week (YPWeek) is April 21 - 28, 2018.

The Young Professionals of Manitowoc County are proud to represent Manitowoc County in this statewide initiative for the second time in 2018.

YPWeek 2018 is a statewide collaboration led by NEWaukee to engage and attract young talent in Wisconsin and is represented by 28 different communities and continues to grow each year!

The Young Professionals of Manitowoc County have a great lineup of events scheduled for the week. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.ypmanitowoccounty.org.


2018 YPWeek Supporters:

A.C.E. Building Service, Inc.
Bank First National
Investors Community Bank
Schenck SC


Stop "putting" around - only two sponsorships left!
 

There are only two sponsorships remaining for The Chamber's Golf Outing on July 18 at The Golf Course at Branch River:

Divot Beverage Cart Sponsor - $810
  • Twosome of golf
  • Hole Sponsorship
  • Your logo will appear on all beverage carts
Golf Tee Sponsor - $810
  • Twosome of golf
  • Hole Sponsorship
  • Your logo will appear on all of the golfer gift tees
If your business is interested in, or has any questions about, any of the Golf Classic Fundraising Outing sponsorships, please contact The Chamber of Manitowoc County at info@chambermanitowoccounty.org or (920) 684-5575.


Wisconsin Companies:
Learn how to bid for Foxconn construction work
 

Construction-related businesses:

Here's your opportunity to learn how your company could be a vendor, sub-contractor, supplier or professional services provider for the largest construction project in Wisconsin history - Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park in Racine County.

Five informational sessions will be held in Northern Wisconsin:
  • Friday, April 6 - Kimberly
  • Thursday, April 12 - Superior
  • Friday, April 13 - Rhinelander
  • Monday, April 16 - Eau Claire & Wausau
Details available here. Register today!

The Chamber Notebook:
The Forst Inn Arts Collective

The Odd Couple (April 13 - May 6) - Meet Francis and Olive,
an Odd Couple for the modern world!  All of your favorite quirks
combined with some spunky new ones. Let the hilarity commence!
Go to www.forstinn.com for tickets and to view the event calendar.

The Forst Inn Arts Collective hosts diverse events
Drive into the picturesque valley that encompasses Tisch Mills and you'll encounter the Ice Age Trail, scenic wooded views, and 150 years of Wisconsin history. In the center of it all you'll find The Forst Inn, an historic lodge originally established in the 1860s by the family of Vaclav Forst as Tisch Mills was settled.
The venue currently includes a pub built in 1892, a theater built as a dance hall in 1920 and converted to a cabaret theater in 1990 by Ron Kaminski, and an art gallery nestled into the spaces once used as the common rooms for the Forst's lodging rooms.
After being idle for a number of years, The Forst has been reinvigorated by its new proprietors, local realtor Catherine Egger and new theater transplant Michael Sheeks. After an opening gala last September, the Forst has offered a diverse range of theater, music, film and visual art during the last busy six months.
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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 in your Chamber membership. 

For available dates, call our office at 920.684.5575 or email laura@chambermanitowoccounty.org to schedule your Chamber Notebook article. 


Think.Love.Play.
Manitowoc County
Kim Geiser

Meet Kim Geiser! She shares why she loves Manitowoc County as she resides with her family in Cleveland and is a former Downtown Manitowoc business owner!

Positive Experience:  As a former business owner in Downtown Manitowoc, I have so many good memories of the community. Art and About was an art group that I co-founded with realtor Jolene Funk early on in my Manitowoc business days. It was a group of local artists that met to talk art and later do events. Our first super successful event was Chairs for Charity that was held at the Rahr-West Art Museum. It was so wonderful to see the community come out and support the cause. Over the years, the event raised thousands of dollars to help aspiring artists through scholarships. Manitowoc is lucky to have a core of really amazing people who work hard to make it a true community. I made some amazing lifelong friends with the projects I was a part of.
If you are interested in being featured on Think.Love.Play., please email info@chambermanitowoccounty.org.