New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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Cheryl Selissen - Contact
1405 Mill St.
New London, WI 54961
(920) 531-2044 / 
(920) 749-1171 
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Isagenix International
Heather Dahlke - Contact
825 W. Warren St.
New London, WI  54961
(920) 851-2117
Visit her website at  
www.HeatherDahlke.Isagenix.com


April 2016
New London Chamber of Commerce
February Educational Opportunity
"Get Out the Camera - Instagram and Pinterest" 
Tuesday, April 12th
7:30 - 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, Apr. 12th, the New London Chamber of Commerce is holding their monthly educational opportunity entitled, " Get Out the Camera - Instagram and Pinterest ", from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Chapel (please park on road). 

Time to dig out your camera and take some pictures. Both Instagram and Pinterest are image driven social media sites; you may find one works better for you than the other. This workshop will show you how to set up both of these accounts and discuss topics such as hashtags and community engagement.
 

This class will be presented by Rose Fields with Social Web Dzine.  Rose is offering a FREE social media review for your businesses to prepare for the workshops.

Please call the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822 or e - mail Tracy@NewLondonChamber.com to confirm your attendance.  
New London Chamber of Commerce
Awards Banquet
Thursday, April 14th
On Thursday, Apr. 14th, the New London Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held at Crystal Falls Banquet Facility.  The night will begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by a family style dinner at 6 p.m.  The awards presentation will follow at 7 p.m.  
 
If you are interested in attending the banquet:
 
Click here for the Invitation.
 
Click here for the Reply Card.
 
For additional information call the chamber at (920) 982-5822 or go to   www.NewLondonChamber.com/Events/Awards.com
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
** St. Joseph Residence Chapel **
Please Park on Road

  

Please be sure to attend this exciting educational and networking opportunity for Chamber members.  On the third Wednesday of each month from 8 - 9:15 a.m. join the Chamber in the St. Joseph Residence Chapel (please park on the road) for our monthly business briefing / networking session.  

 

St. Joseph Residence will provide coffee and snacks for each session. Come join us and learn what's happening with the Chamber and each other.  Each of you will be given the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business and share something about your business that you want others to know.  Use this opportunity to promote and educate yourself with the offerings of other Chamber members.  In addition, we encourage you to invite either an existing Chamber Member, a prospective Chamber Member or a public service person to the meeting. We will have a great prize drawing and a lot of networking opportunities.

 

A monthly reminder will be sent out to everyone on our distribution lists on Monday the week of the sessions.  If you are not on our listing and would like to be added let us know.  We hope you can join us! If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or visit www.NewLondonChamber.com/Events/MonthlyBusinessBriefing.  

Pastor Rafael Cruz
Father of Senator Ted Cruz
Friday, April 1st
3 p.m.
Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering

Medina - Dale - Readfield Lions
Blanket Day
Saturday, April 2nd
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Celebration of life for Eric Lambie
Saturday, April 2nd
7 - 11 p.m.
 

Wellness Program
Starting April 4th
 

Books R Fun Book Fair and Auxiliary Bake Sale
Monday, April 4th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Danen Kane

Friday, April 8th
6 - 8:30 p.m.
New London High School

Wisconsin Singers
New London High School
Saturday, April 9th
7 p.m. 
 
New London Chamber of Commerce
Continuing Education and Training Scholarship
applications are Due
On Friday, Apr. 15th, the New London Area Chamber of Commerce's Continuing Education and Training Scholarship applications are due for classes being taken between Apr. 16th - July 15th.   The Chamber values professional development opportunities and educational programs, which assist members in strengthening their operations.  Therefore, the New London Area Chamber of Commerce (NLACOC) has created the Continuing Education and Training Scholarship Program to assist and encourage existing member businesses to advance and / or maintain the knowledge and professionalism of their employees that is necessary for continued business growth and viability.   Click here for additional information on the Scholarship Program.  Click here for the application.  Applications will be accepted anytime prior to the application deadlines and must be filled out in their entirety with appropriate supporting documentation.  Continuing Education and Training Scholarships are awarded 4 times per year.  For additional information, call the Chamber at (920) 982-5822.   

  
A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Mask Style Show
Tuesday, April 19th
Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 
Steve Thoma Benefit
Friday, April 22nd, 5 - 10 p.m.
Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering
Come and Have Fun!

Steve Thoma Benefit

Friday, April 22
5 - 10 p.m.
Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering
  • Bake Sale
  • Bar B - Q Meal - $5 / Person
  • Bucket Raffles
  • Live Music

For more details contact Becky Boeck at (920) 982-5626


5th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting
Friday, April 22nd
Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering
7 p.m.
   
 
Mission of Hope House presents
6 Figures
Saturday, May 21st
Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering
8 p.m.
     
31st Annual New London Car Show and Swap Meet
Sunday, June 5th
Hatten Park
   
Relay for Life of New London - Clintonville
Friday, June 10th
New London Middle School Track
6 p.m. - 12 midnight
  

Big Brothers Big Sisters Brings on 
New Executive Director
to Help Continue Making a Difference

Julie Kons of Oshkosh has been hired as the new executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region. The youth-mentoring organization serves Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago counties.
 
Kons previously for 21 years worked for Lutheran Social Services working with people with disabilities, mental illness, men in corrections, children in foster care, refugee resettlement, people in need of food, shelter and clothing, runaway and homeless teens and other areas, serving the state of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
 
Most recently was Campus Director of Rasmussen College's Appleton campus.
Kons also plays many roles in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh communities. She is on the Fox Valley Warming Shelter Board where she serves as Treasurer. She is active in the Heart of the Valley Chamber where she is a member of the Government Relations Committee. She is a participant in Leadership Oshkosh, is on the Board of Directors for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, she is active in the Oshkosh Government Affairs Committee. Julie has a passion for helping people and has been leading mission trips both domestically and internationally since 2001. "I felt I wanted to do something where I could make a difference and where I could work with youth," she said.
 
To learn more about how you can get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, visit their website at www.bbbsfvr.org.

 

Take your mobile emails up a notch
Sending texts and emails from your phone is a part of life and business, but maintaining your professionalism doesn't have to go out the window when you're on the go. Consider these quick tips from Cellcom to master mobile messaging:
  • Edit your email signature - The default signature in the stock mail apps typically only indicates the message has been sent from a mobile device, but doesn't include your name or contact information. You can edit the signature in your settings menu. For iOS go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendar and scroll down to signature. For Android, it can vary depending on your device, but if you go into your mail app, tap the menu button and then settings, you'll see your signature - simply tap to edit.

  • Create keyboard shortcuts - if you find yourself typing the same word (like your company name) or phrase on your mobile device, create shortcuts to save you time when crafting your messages. On iOS, visit Settings>General>Keyboard>Shortcuts and tap on the plus sign in the top right corner. You'll see blanks for phrase and shortcuts. In the phrase, type the longer phrase you want to show up and in the shortcut bar type the letter combination you want to expand to your phrase. For Android, visit Settings>Language & Keyboard>Input>Personal dictionary. You'll again tap the plus sign to add your phrase and shortcut options.

  • Avoid emojis and emoticons - Ever wonder why the letter "J" shows up in emails on your phone? Or why there's a box with a question mark inside on your desktop email client? Emojis that are commonplace in texting and messaging don't always translate to desktop email. Conversely, emoticons, created using combinations of symbols on your desktop computer, don't show up as intended on mobile devices. With emails being cross-platform in many business situations, it's best to leave these icons out if you don't know where the recipient will be reading the message.
In our fast-paced world, emails sent from your mobile devices does not have to mean sacrificing time or quality. Follow Cellcom on LinkedIn for more tips and updates on mobile technology.  
Registration is underway at the
Day Care Center of New London, Inc.
for summer and fall enrollment
Day Care Center of New London, Inc. is a state licensed child care center offering care to children 6 weeks-10 years of age.
The Day Care Center of New London, Inc. collaborates with the School District of New London to house 4k right at day care for your convenience. Your child will be able to attend 4k at day care and you will not have to worry about any bussing issues. The children just walk down the hall to 4k. Any child 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016 are eligible to register for 4k.
Staff at the Day Care Center of New London, Inc. consist of trained professionals in the field of early childhood and child development.
Some child activities include (but not limited to) unit discussion, large and small muscle, art, dramatic play, problem solving, food prep, stories, music, finger plays, singing, block building, outdoor activities, sand and water play, fieldtrips, meals and rest.
Please call Janet for more info at (920) 982-6544 Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Head Start Enrollment is Underway in New London 
CAP Services' New London Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
 
Head Start is a quality early childhood and family development program for families with children ages 3 to 4. The program also serves children with disabilities ages 3 to 4. Head Start provides educational, health, nutritional, social and emotional services for each child and offers support and family development services to all family members.
 
The New London Head Start program collaborates with the New London School District to provide Head Start and 4 - year - old kindergarten services at one site.
 
The program offers both center - based and home - based program options for children ages 3 to 4. A home - based Early Head Start option for pregnant mothers and children ages 0 to 3 is also available.
 
Parents are encouraged to call for an appointment to apply as soon as possible as enrollment is limited. They should call the New London Head Start Center at (920) 982-7677, Monday through Friday.
 
Applications are currently being accepted for children from the New London and Manawa areas at the United Methodist Church, 709 West Pine St., New London. An appointment is necessary.
 
Families must meet federally established income guidelines and are asked to bring income verification to their appointment.  Families whose children have a documented disability are also encouraged to apply. Every effort is made to provide transportation but do to special circumstances; this may not always be possible. 


First State Bank Supports
New London Veterans Memorial Park
First State recently presented a $500 check to the New London Veterans' Memorial Foundation. The donation supports fundraising currently underway for a Veterans Memorial in Taft Park overlooking the Wolf River.
 
"The Memorial will be a wonderful tribute and thank you to the many community members who have served, and who are currently serving, our country," said First State Bank president, Bob Van Asten.

Fundraising for the $250,000 project began in 2015. Nearly $57,000 has been raised to date through donations and tribute brick sales. For more information about the New London Veterans Memorial or to make a donation, contact Jim Massonet at (920) 982-3060 or Jim Jaeger at (920) 460-1403.


First State Bank recently presented a $500 donation to members of the New London Veterans' Memorial Foundation. Shown (left to right) are Richard Dietz; Jim Jaeger; Jim Massonet; First State Bank president and CEO, Bob Van Asten; Ed Strite and Don Schmoll.
 


Fox Communities Credit Union
Welcome Dawn Doberstein
 
Fox Communities Credit Union is pleased to welcome Dawn Doberstein C.P.A. to our staff as Vice President - Commercial Lending.  Dawn will be working out of our corporate location on Calumet Street, assisting new and existing business members with their lending needs.  Dawn is a graduate of UW Oshkosh, and brings over 18 years of experience in many areas of commercial lending.

Home Buying After 5
This is Not Your Average Home Buying Seminar
Are you thinking about buying a home? Do you have questions about the process? Join us at Fox Communities Credit Union to get your questions answered!
 
Learn about home buying in a relaxed setting while enjoying refreshments. You'll have the opportunity to visit with one or all of our experts, asking them the questions that are important to you.
 
Fox lenders will be on hand during this FREE event to explain the types of mortgages available and how to choose the mortgage that's right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to talk with other experts who can help you on your road to home ownership: Realtor, Home Inspector, Title Company Representative, Insurance Representative, and an Appraiser.
 
Stop in anytime between 6 - 7:30 p.m. to talk with the experts of your choice. The Appleton event will take place on Tuesday, April 12th at Fox Communities Credit Union, 3401 E. Calumet St. The Green Bay event will take place on Wednesday, April 13th at Fox Communities Credit Union, 2170 S. Ashland Ave.
 
Register at www.foxcu.org or by calling Dianne at (920) 993-3790. This seminar is free and open to the public.
 


Lisa Loos Named 32nd Annual Farm Woman of the Year 


Free Frame Sale
Select Clearance Frames
Excludes Silhouette
 

New London Lions Club

Rose Sale
 
New London Aquatic & Fitness Center Calendar
  

New London Aquatic & Fitness Center Calendar

 
2016 Junior Golf Schedule & Program Options
 
Calendar of Events - Six week program:
June 9 - Group lesson times
June 16 - Group lesson times
June 23 - Group lesson times
June 30 - No Lessons
July 7 - No Lessons
July 14 - Group lesson times
July 21 - Group lesson times
July 28 - Banquet and fun day 10 a.m. - 12 noon ALL GROUPS
 
Program includes:
PGA Professional instruction with Corey Feller, Kevin McClone and staff, range balls, greens fees, complimentary club usage as needed*, weekly prizes, weekly beverage, welcome package, end - of - season cookout and plenty of banquet raffle prizes.
*Clubs can be purchased for $5.00 per club, ask for details.
 
Shamrock Heights junior golf program is dedicated to teaching young players all aspects of the game of golf.  Each student will learn about the basics of the golf swing, basic golf rules, basic golf etiquette, and how to act responsibly on the course.  At the end of the program, each student will receive a certificate of completion. In addition, all junior golfers 12 and under can play the course for only $5.00 with a parent.
 
Player Options (pick one that best fits the players and parents needs)
Group 1: Suggested age 12 - 17     (The Eagles)         Cost: $65.00
Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (High School Golf Team Readiness Program)
Description: For the older player or the more advanced younger player. This group will have more opportunities to play on the course and have on - course competitions, as well as individual lessons.
 
Group 2: Suggested age 9 - 12     (The Birdies)         Cost: $65.00
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon 
Description: For the player who is looking for more instruction on the game with less time actually on the course. This group goes through a lot of station work learning all aspects of  the game.
 
Group 3: Suggested age 6 - 9       (The Pars)             Cost: $50.00
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m. 
Description: For the younger player who is new to the game.
 
 Click here for Application form.

Theda Clark Medical Center Becomes
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Neenah
ThedaCare today announced that Theda Clark Medical Center becomes ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah on Wed., March 23. The new name is part of an organization-wide rebranding effort announced nearly two years ago so all locations throughout Wisconsin are identified with the same name.  See More... 
Emergency Responders,
Hospitals First In State To 
Communicate Via New App
Area first responders and ThedaCare hospitals are the first in Wisconsin to use a new app-like program that helps EMS caring for a heart attack patient focus on care and better prepares the hospital - saving valuable time and increasing the chance of survival. ThedaCare is the first in the state to implement Pulsara, a standardized communication protocol that performs like an app, to simplify the response for ST-Segment Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) heart attack patients. Pulsara provides online and wireless delivery of vital patient information collected by first responders or ER doctors to interventional cardiologists at ThedaCare hospitals.   See More... 
 
VFW Post #2732
Friday Fish Fry
Every Friday
The VFW Post #2732 is hosting it's Friday Fish Fry every Friday beginning at 4 p.m.  Take out orders are available by calling (920) 982-9971.  For more details click here
 WDUX Radio Celebrates 60 Years


Click here for Complete Community Events Calendar
New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (920) 982-5822
www.NewLondonChamber.com