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

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate
1000 Franklin St.
Manitowoc, WI  54220
(920) 323-3450

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KLO
(920) 860-0644

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The Vollrath Company
502 Hwy. 67
Kiel, WI  53042
(920) 864-5638
Business Minute Video
 
Check out Amy and Alex at Manitowoc County Historical Society. They're excited for Pinecrest Historical Village's opening day!
Community Corner
Member News Releases












Upcoming Events
 
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, May 4, 2018


Calendar of Events

CLICK HERE  for a printable version of our events calendar.




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




Monday, May 7, 12:00 - 1:30pm
BUSINESS CONNECTS WITH GOVERNMENT LUNCHEON - "Immigration's Impact on Wisconsin Businesses"
THIS LUNCHEON HAS BEEN POSTPONED.





Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 - 9:00am
SAFETY FORUM HOSTED BY PARKER HANNIFIN HPD
Parker Hannifin HPD
1440 N. 24th St., Manitowoc





Wednesday, May 9, 12:00pm
RIBBON CUTTING AT LA BELLA CAPELLI SALON
La Bella Capelli Salon
813 Jay St., Manitowoc




Thursday, May 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm
NETWORKING@NIGHT HOSTED BY VAGABOND CREATIVE STUDIO
Vagabond Creative Studio
2402 Franklin St., Manitowoc





Wednesday, May 16
NATIONAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH & FITNESS DAY CHALLENGE
Various locations around Manitowoc County



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






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






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





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

Breaking ground at Angelus Village of Manitowoc

A groundbreaking for new Chamber Member Angelus Village of Manitowoc took place on Saturday, April 28, at the former Elks Club Golf Course location on Waldo Boulevard.

The property was purchased by a group of local investors who worked with the Angelus Village of Manitowoc, LLC to make Manitowoc home for an Angelus assisted living residence.





May 9 panel discussion
will introduce the DHS's
"See Something - Say Something" campaign


In conjunction with the City of Manitowoc's rollout of its partnership with the US Department of Homeland Security's "See Something - Say Something" public safety and awareness campaign, the City's Safety Committee will be hosting a panel discussion and presentation at the Manitowoc Public Library on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00pm. (No registration necessary.)

The speaker panel will include Mr. John E. Busch, Protective Security Advisor - Wisconsin District, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The presentation will include not only information on the See Something - Say Something campaign, but DHS's new Connect, Plan, Train, and Report program to help prepare businesses and their employees to proactively think about the role they play in the safety and security of their businesses and communities.

Government officials, media partners, business owners, educators, and the general public are invited to attend the presentation and will be given the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of the panelists.

For more information, please contact Lt. Karl Puestow of the Manitowoc Police Department by telephone at (920) 686-6551 or by email at kpuestow@manitowoc.org


11th Annual
Leadership Manitowoc County Alumni Golf Outing
 

It's time to get together with past classmates and fellow Leadership Manitowoc County Alumni at the 11th Annual Leadership Manitowoc County Alumni Golf Outing!

The event will once again be hosted by Seven Lakes Golf Course in Cato on Wednesday, May 16. Tee-off is at 3:00pm.

Following the Golf Outing will be the Graduation Dinner for the Leadership Manitowoc County Class of 2017-2018 where this year's graduating class will share their Community Service group project presentations. Social begins at 5:00pm, followed by dinner and the graduation program at 5:30pm.

Everyone is also welcome to attend the dinner!



The Chamber Notebook:
American Heart Association

Manitowoc's Heart-A-Rama:  Have a beer, throw some popcorn, laugh to fight heart disease
Heart-A-Rama, in its 48th year, opened April 26 at the Hamilton Community House in Two Rivers.
Established in 1971 by a group of local folks, the founding fathers of Heart-A-Rama began an annual production of vaudeville acts and sketches targeting local events and politicians. If you were the mayor, city manager, sheriff, etc., Heart-A-Rama was out to poke fun at you!
By the 1980s and into the 1990s, the annual event had become so popular that patrons lined up before 6 a.m. to get first-come, first-served seats for that night's 7:30 p.m. performance! Held annually at what was originally the Boilermakers Club 443 and later Jack's R Better in Manitowoc Rapids, the show moved to the J.E. Hamilton Community House in Two Rivers in 2007.
Beer and wine are served, and popcorn is always free, causing many a popcorn throwing fight! Villains haunt the set, occasionally creeping into the audience to ensnare an innocent patron to drag onto stage for an unanticipated appearance. Fair damsels in distress are often seen, fearfully awaiting rescue. Yet, alas, attendees need not fear, as for every villain, there will be a local hero waiting to swoop in to the rescue! There's even a few sweet young things mixed in the cast!
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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]
Shane Henderson and staff

Meet Shane Henderson, President of Metal Art of Wisconsin
Learn more about why Shane and his family love Manitowoc! He also shares how he started his business, Metal Art of Wisconsin, in his garage that pretty much went viral via social media...success that happened because of the help and support in the community!
Why I love Manitowoc County:  My family loves living in Wisconsin and loves living in Manitowoc. Not too big....not too small. Low crime, no gangs and plenty of constructive things to do for children and teens. It's a nice community and a good place to raise a family.
Simply,
Love the Lake
Love the Food
Love the Drinks
Love the People
Positive Experience:  I have built a successful business that started in my garage. It would not be a success without the help and support of many in our community.
Metal Art of Wisconsin was started four years ago in my garage with my son Justis, wife Tammy and my iPhone. Our patriotic metal art was a social media phenomenon that exploded overnight. Fast forward four years and you have the most famous metal art company in the world. We have the largest metal art Instagram page on the planet with nearly 200,000 loyal fans, followers and customers. Our art hangs on the walls of celebrities' houses, politicians' offices, banks, churches and patriotic homes all over the world. Our flags are featured on every episode of Flip or Flop on HGTV with several other TV deals in the works.
We are on TV or in the news all over the country constantly due to our "Flags for Fortitude" program where we donate flags and metal art to policemen, firemen, service members and wounded warriors almost on a daily basis.
We are extremely grateful to all of our employees, people around town and so many companies that have helped us manage this uncontrollable growth. Our brand went viral and it is not slowing down.