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1515 Memorial Dr.
Manitowoc, WI  54220  
  
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Business Minute Video

Check out this week's Business Minute Video with Jim Moran at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.
Member News Releases
















Upcoming Events

Monday, May 7
7:30 - 11:00am
REDUCE YOUR HEALTHCARE COSTS AND CREATE HEALTHIER, HAPPIER EMPLOYEES
Holy Family Memorial
2300 Western Ave., Manitowoc


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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
NATIONAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH & FITNESS DAY CHALLENGE
Various locations around Manitowoc County

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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Friday, May 18
12:00 - 1:00pm
GRAND RE-OPENING RIBBON CUTTING AT T.A. MOTORSPORTS GRAND RENTAL STATION
T.A. Motorsports Grand Rental Station
415 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc


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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

Sponsor:



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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
 
Weekly 
Friday, April 13, 2018


Calendar of Events

CLICK HERE  for a printable version of our events calendar.


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


Lunch Sponsor:


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





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
ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAIN!




Tuesday, April 24, 3:30 - 4:30pm
THINK.LOVE.PLAY. MEETING
Beacon Organizational Consulting
814 Washington 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, 12:30 - 3:30pm
THE CHAMBER OF MANITOWOC COUNTY JOB FAIR
JFK Fieldhouse at Lincoln High School
1433 S. 8th St., Manitowoc




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




Friday, April 27, 12:00 - 1:00pm
RIBBON CUTTING AT BEACON ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING
Beacon Organizational Consulting
814 Washington St., Manitowoc




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

Registration open for the National Employee Health & Fitness Day Challenge


Let's get our employees moving!

National Employee Health & Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 16. This challenge is a fun way to promote a healthy life style by encouraging employees to engage in physical activity.  Event flyer  available here.


New this year!


Offer your employees a "You're it Get Fit" t-shirt! Click here to order!

Order by April 23 to receive by May 11.


Challenge Requirements
  • Participants must engage in 30 minutes of physical activity (does not need to be consecutive) 
     
  • Participating organizations must track the number of employees that participate in the challenge ( Click Here for tracking form)
     
  • Participating organizations must submit a brief evaluation after completion of the event ( Click Here for evaluation form)
  Winning Criteria

All evaluation forms completed by participating organizations will be entered for several prizes donated by local businesses.

Current prizes (check back for more additions):
  • One employer can choose between a Lunch & Learn presentation or an Interest Survey Coordination and Consultation.

Challenge hosted by:



Networking@Night hosted by UW-Manitowoc



On Tuesday evening, the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc hosted a Networking@Night event in their newly remodeled space.

The campus recently underwent a $7 million renovation of its original building, Founders Hall.

Guests enjoyed an evening of networking along with a tour of the campus and brand-new Science Commons.

 



The Reality Store at
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
 
 

About 100 Manitowoc Lutheran High School juniors and seniors were given a dose of reality at The Chamber's "Reality Store" on Wednesday of this week.

The Reality Store teaches students basic skills in financial planning, goal setting, decision making and career planning. They also develop a more realistic idea of the financial impact their future decisions will have.


The Reality Store is sponsored by:




Jr. Leadership Manitowoc County
Government & Graduation Day
 
Pictured are the graduates  of Jr. Leadership
Manitowoc County along with Kim Rooney (front left),
CEO of UnitedOne Credit Union, and Karen Nichols
(front right), Executive Director of The Chamber.
 
 

The Jr. Leadership Manitowoc County Class of 2017-18 participated in Government Day on Wednesday, April 11, where they spent time at the Manitowoc Police Department, Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department and the Manitowoc County Courthouse, concluding with a presentation at Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan by Greg Buckley and Justin Nickels.

The class then celebrated their graduation with lunch and a ceremony at Lighthouse Inn where the class presented their community projects.

Thank you to UnitedOne Credit Union
for sponsoring the Class of 2017-18!




Meet & Greet Luncheon
 
Jessica Hanson impressed guests as she explained
what her non-profit organization, Take Note Studio,
is all about.



The Chamber hosted a Meet & Greet Luncheon on Thursday at the beautiful event venue, Sepia Chapel, in Two Rivers.

Guests were invited to welcome newly appointed leaders in the business community as each one spoke a little about themselves and their organization. The following members introduced themselves:

  • Randy Brice
    Owner, All Access Ads, LLC Sentext Provider
  • Robin Cales
    Director of Operations, Allstates Rigging
  • 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 & Molly Hetzner
    United Way Manitowoc County
  • Nellie Weiss
    UnitedOne Credit Union


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


The Chamber Notebook:
Leede Research Group
Manitowoc's Leede Research Group a marketing information leader
Leede Research Group is a full-service marketing information company that began as a home-based business through work as a marketing research class project in college. Dean and Sheila Halverson founded the corporation in 1982 and currently have offices in both Manitowoc and Minneapolis.
Leede designs and deploys custom information programs that gather information generally used in marketing and management decision-making. This ranges from small businesses to national brands. Almost half of the company's work is related to development. This brings together product development, branding, marketing communications and other new concepts.
The firm is also very strong in customer experience measurement, including Net Promoter Score, a cross-industry measure of customer loyalty.
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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
Kelly Wilfert and Kramer

Meet Kelly Wilfert and her family farm, Wilfert Farms!

Favorite thing about Manitowoc County:  Kramer and I enjoy exploring the horse trail at Point Beach State Park, but my favorite part of Manitowoc County is the strong community feel. In high school, a friend once said to me, "It must be awful living here! Everywhere we go - someone knows you." Today, that's one of my favorite things. From Mishicot to Meeme, it kept my younger self on my toes and continues to make me feel welcome countywide. It takes a village to raise a child, but those of us in Manitowoc are lucky enough to have a whole county.
If you are interested in being featured on Think.Love.Play., please email info@chambermanitowoccounty.org.