New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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Lori Prahl - Contact
520 N. Shawano St.
New London, WI  54961
(920) 359-0705
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Rose Fields - Owner
P.O. Box 95
Weyauwega, WI 54983
(715) 281-7309
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Sara Nikolay - Contact
380 Wolf River Plaza
New London, WI  54961
(715) 343-1396
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January 2016

Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 5th
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School of Enterprise Marketing
'Less for a Dress' drop off
Wednesday, Jan. 6th and Thursday, Jan. 7th
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
On Wednesday, Jan. 6th and Thursday, Jan. 7th, the School of Enterprise Marketing is holding a 'Less for a Dress' drop off from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the New London High School commons. Prom is right around the corner and instead of buying an out of the budget dress, at our Less for a Dress sale you'll be able to buy newly-used prom and homecoming dresses, shoes, and accessories for a much more reasonable price. As well as buying formal wear items, we can also help you sell your items. If you have dresses, shoes, or accessories you would like to sell bring them to our Less for a Dress drop off. At the drop off you will set the price of your items and on our sale date we will try to sell them. On the sale day we open our doors for all the young ladies looking for dresses to come by and try them on. If your dress is sold, you will earn 90% of the profit and the other 10% will be donated to Project Backpack in New London to help eliminate hunger in area schools.

VFW Post #2732
Friday Fish Fry
On Friday, Jan. 8th, the VFW Post #2732 will be hosting a it's Friday Fish Fry beginning at 4 p.m.  Take - out orders are available by calling (920) 982-9971 after 4:00 p.m.  For more details click here
New London Lanes
4th Annual 9 Pin Bowling Tournament
Saturday, January 9th
1 p.m.

VFW Post #2732
Buttermilk and Potato Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, January 10th
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

New London Chamber of Commerce
January Educational Opportunity
"Pack the Trunk - Create a Social Media Strategy" 
Tuesday, January 12th
7:30 - 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 12th, the New London Chamber of Commerce is holding their monthly educational opportunity entitled, "Pack the Trunk - Create a Social Media Strategy", from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at  St. Joseph Chapel (please park on road).  
Get started on the road to social media success by answering a few questions that'll put you on the right road. This session will help you to start planning how you will use social media to effectively state and reach your goals. We will be discussing your objectives, your audience, and your topics to begin building a solid foundation for your success.  

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.  

Open Mic
Saturday, Jan. 16th
2 p.m.
Green Apple Folk Music Society will host an afternoon open stage performance on Saturday, January 16th at Mosquito Hill Nature Center.  Local performers and / or groups will each share their favorite original and traditional folk tunes in a family - friendly setting.  Scheduled to perform are Dan Geddes, David Haas, 50% Folk and Caelin, Josh & Jim Anger.  Openings are available for other performers; young artists are especially welcome to take part.  The music begins at 2:00 p.m.  The cost is $5.00 / person or $2.00 for Green Apple members.
Green Apple Folk Music Society is a non-profit member driven group that supports local, regional and national folk music performances in northeast Wisconsin. For more details on this or other upcoming events contact Dean at (920) 982-2890 or visit their website at  www.greenapplefolkmusic.org, or Facebook at  www.facebook.com/greenapplefolk.

Wellness Program
Starting Monday, January 18th
 
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, January 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.  

Here's your chance to be the next.....

at our
Meet Your Business Neighbor Event / 
10th Annual Music Trivia Challenge
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 
Join us at the 10th Annual Music Trivia Challenge brought to you by the Quiver n' Minnow, First Merit Bank, Yo DJ Entertainment and the New London Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
The evening at the Quiver n' Minnow will begin with beverages and hors d'oeurves from 5 - 6:30 p.m. with the music trivia challenge beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
All that is required for the Music Trivia Challenge is a team of 4 (with 1 being the team captain).  Pre-register either by clicking here for the registration form and then e-mailing the form to Tracy@NewLondonChamber.com, or faxing it to the Chamber office at (920) 982-6344.  You can also provide your team information by calling the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822
 
Any New London Chamber member, their employees or spouses are welcome to play.  There will be a variety of music played from different eras.  Be creative; there will be an award given to the team with the most "team spirit".
 
As this is a test of the participant's musical knowledge, the use of smart phones (or any technology) during the competition to research song titles and / or artists will not be permitted.
 
The special traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the most musical knowledge / luck at the end of the game.  The winner can proudly display the trophy at their place of business.  The trophy is currently held by the "Howling  with the Wolves" from Wolf River Community Bank - Hortonville.
 
For more information on the Music Trivia Challenge, please call us at (920) 982-5822.  
 
We look forward to hearing from you soon! 
 


 
Registration Form (PDF)  
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On Saturday, Jan. 23rd , Mosquito Hill Nature Center (MHNC) will be holding their Winter Family Fun Day from 12 noon - 3 p.m.   After the snowshoe races, join us for a host of family-friendly activities at the annual Mosquito Hill Winter Family Fun Day. Participate in the exciting snow-filled games for fun and prizes. Try your hand at ice bowling. New this year: the human foosball game and funky hat contest. Young children are sure to enjoy sliding down the otter slide and making a winter craft. Enjoy a leisurely snowshoe hike with your family. When you return, warm yourself by the crackling campfire and roast some marshmallows while sharing stories of the day.   Hot food and beverages will be available, so bring your entire family for lunch and stay for the afternoon. Don't be left out in the cold, join us for this "hot" event.  The cost is $10 / car and includes snow shoe rental. For additional information call MHNC at (920) 779-6433. Program schedules are subject to change, so please call MHNC in advance or e-mail them at mary.swifka@outagamie.org.
 School of Enterprise Marketing
'Less for a Dress' Sale
Sunday, Feb. 14th
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 14th, the School of Enterprise Marketing is holding a 'Less for a Dress' sale from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday at the New London High School. Prom is right around the corner and instead of buying an out of the budget dress, at our Less for a Dress sale you'll be able to buy newly-used prom and homecoming dresses, shoes, and accessories for a much more reasonable price. As well as buying formal wear items, we can also help you sell your items. If you have dresses, shoes, or accessories you would like to sell bring them to our Less for a Dress drop off. At the drop off you will set the price of your items and on our sale date we will try to sell them. On the sale days we open our doors for all the young ladies looking for dresses to come by and try them on. If your dress is sold, you will earn 90% of the profit and the other 10% will be donated to Project Backpack in New London to help eliminate hunger in area schools.
2016 Calendars  
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Fire Fitness Camp
First Class is FREE!
 
 
Blue Light Exposure
Blue light is emitted from many sources, including the sun, light bulbs, TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones. There's some evidence that blue light can impact the quantity and quality of sleep and cause. Darkness is a natural cue to our bodies that it's time for sleep, but light exposure from various screens after the sun has gone down can delay sleep. Excessive blue light exposure can lead to melatonin deficit and disruption of circadian rhythms which can mean less sleep and poorer quality sleep.   See More...

New Hours with Expanded Menu
New Hours
Monday - Sunday 
6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our lunch menu is doing fabulous 
so we have decided to expand our breakfast menu. 
Full menu is available open to close 7 days a week. 
You can order food or beverages up to 3 p.m.
In a hurry please call ahead.
 Local delivery available 
with a minimum purchase of $20.00 or more. 
Sorry for any inconvenience - We appreciate your business.

First State Bank Supports  
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
Dollars benefit individuals and families in Waupaca County

First State Bank recently presented a check for $250 to The Salvation Army Waupaca County Service Extension in support of the organization's 2015 Red Kettle Campaign. First State Bank employees also volunteer during the Salvation Army's holiday bell-ringing season.
 
Money raised at the Red Kettles is used by the Salvation Army throughout the year to assist clients throughout Waupaca County with rent, utilities, prescriptions and lodging.

Dear Fox Valley Business Owner,
We all know or love someone who has been affected by dementia in some way.
In order to lend support to our friends and neighbors, the Fox Valley Memory Project's Purple Angel Campaign is looking for ways to make our community more dementia - friendly.

See More...
2016 New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Directory & Community Guide Advertisement
Dear New London Area Business,
 
At the Chamber we are always looking for ways to promote our city and businesses to our own residents as well as visitors.  In efforts to market our city and businesses the New London Press Star / Buyers' Guide will be producing our 2016 New London Area Chamber of Commerce Directory & Community Guide. This is a dynamic marketing tool for the Chamber, the New London area and your company.  It will be published in a high quality full - color layout.  This will be the first point of contact for families and businesses relocating to the area and will be a valuable guide for visitors as well as long time residents.  The New London Press Star / Buyers' Guide will begin sharing advertising opportunities soon so that we can meet our distribution goal of February 1, 2016.
 
Printed Guide Features:
  • Maps of New London and the surrounding area
  • Sections of the book designed to represent the sectors of businesses and recreation found in the New London area and include a business locator
  • Community resource information
  • A listing of current New London Area Chamber of Commerce members
Distribution - 10,000 will be produced and distributed by the Chamber of Commerce, participating businesses and the New London Press Star / Buyers' Guide. 
 
Online Viewing - for online viewing go to www.NewLondonChamber.com, scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click on the book cover of the 2015 New London Area Chamber of Commerce Directory & Community Guide or click here for direct link.  The book remains online year round for public viewing.
 
Advertising Rates / Complimentary Copies:
  • There are a wide variety of advertising investments available to accommodate every budget and business type with special pricing for Chamber members (see the next page for details on prices)
  • Chamber members who purchase a ½ page or more advertisement will receive the same size written article at no extra charge.  Written articles are not available for Non - Chamber Members
  • A business directory listing for advertisers
  • Complimentary copies will be given to all advertisers
Click here to see pricing.
 
Advertising revenues make the production of this Directory & Community Guide possible, and we are asking for your help! To be a part of this valuable and informative Directory & Community Guide, please call Mick Gotta at the New London Press Star / Buyers' Guide at (920) 609-7234.

 
 
 
Free Frame Sale
Select Clearance Frames
Excludes Silhouette
 
New London Winter Parking Ordinance
NO PARKING on any city street from 3 - 6 a.m. November 1st through March 31st. 

City Council just passed an ordinance to increase parking tickets as follows: $15 for all parking tickets except for Handicap and Winter Ordinance Violations which are $25.
 
If tickets are not paid within 30 days the fine goes up to $50 and your license plates will be suspended. 

Helpful Winter Information

Sled Hill - Currently Closed
Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (920) 982-8521 or check out New London Access or www.facebook.com/NLPRWI to see if the areas are open. The warming house will be open during the park hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  
 
Cross Country Trails
Hatten and Floral Hill Cemetery Trails will be open based on snow availability, we do our best to groom the trails as soon as possible after fresh snowfalls. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (920) 982-8521 or check out New London Access or www.facebook.com/NLPRWI to see if the areas are open.
 
Snowmobile Trails
Please contact Waupaca County at (715) 258-6243 ext. 1 or the Outagamie County Snowmobile Hot-line at (920) 832-4790 ext. 3 for information on the opening of trails. The lot behind Hatten Stadium is an authorized drop off site for the trail system. Snowmobiles must stay on the marked trails.
New London Aquatic & Fitness Center Calendar



Sponsor Opportunities Available

The New London Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that our 13th Annual Women's Wellness Day will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Our past years' attendance has exceeded expectations and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from attendees and vendors. 
 
Our event will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is an opportunity for women of all ages to enjoy another fun day experiencing the ingredients essential to creating a healthy balance for their life in 2016.
  • To view the event webpage click here
  • To view available Sponsorship Opportunities click here.  
If you are interested in being an event sponsor please let us know by Thursday, December 31st. You can reach us by e-mail; Tracy@NewLondonChamber.com or by calling (920) 982-5822.
 
If you are interested in being an attendee at the event the ticket cost is $30.00 per person and includes; welcome bag, continental breakfast, two breakout sessions, lunch, fashion show, inspirational keynote, door prizes, exhibitors and displays!

Thank you for your consideration.

 
Sponsor Opportunities Available

Are you looking for a fun sponsorship opportunity? If so, come see what we've "got brewing" in New London!  The New London Area Chamber of Commerce will host our 9 th A nnual Beer Tasting Event on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering.
 
The Chamber and community are very excited about this 9 th annual event. We will be showcasing regional and international specialty beers in addition to some unique wines and beverages. Ticket price includes a commemorative souvenir glass, delicious hors d' oeuvres and sampling of all beverages.
  
Do you want to know more about how you can become involved? For the Sponsor Opportunities Form click here .   If after reviewing the information you are interested in being a part of this awesome event through a sponsorship, please indicate the sponsorship on a form and return it to the Chamber office by Friday, January 8, 2016 or simply give us a call at (920) 982-5822.
 
Past sponsors are given the first right of refusal on sponsorship; therefore, you will notice some of the opportunities are already spoken for. If you would be interested in any of those sponsorships, should they become available this year or in the future, please contact the Chamber to be added to a waiting list.
 
For more information on how you can be a part of this event that created so much excitement in the past seven years, or if you have any questions please call us at (920) 982-5822. In addition, we are also looking for volunteers and attendees. Watch for details.

If you are interested in being an attendee at this even t icket prices are: Early Bird: $20.00 and Standard: $25.00.   Non-Alcohol Admission: $10.00 (Available at Door)

New London Veterans Memorial Foundation

UW Varsity Band will be returning to New London
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 2 p.m.
New London High School gymnasium 
The New London Veterans Memorial Foundation (NLVMF) is excited to announce that the UW Varsity Band will be returning to New London on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the New London High School gymnasium.
 
The band, known for its exceptional talent, high - energy performances and audience participation, will be performing selections from recent half - time and pregame shows during the football season, music from a Broadway production, as well as everyone's favorite, the 5th Quarter! Tickets make great Christmas gifts for the hard - to - buy for on your list as well as excellent stocking stuffers.
 
Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the New London Chamber office and Festival Foods. After January 1st, additional ticket outlets will be the School District of New London administration building, New London High School office, Wolf River Bank in Hortonville, First State Bank in Dale, and Heid Music in Appleton.
 
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the construction of the veterans memorial in Taft Park in New London and also provide a scholarship for a New London High School student. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at (920) 982-5822. Veterans attending are invited to wear their service hats to honor their branch of service. Updates will be posted on the NLVMF Facebook page or you can e - mail them at NewLondonVetsMemorial@Yahoo.com for more information.  
 16th Annual New London Intermediate / Middle School Instrumental Music POPS Concert
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Donations Needed

 
Sassy Sarah Yoga
Regular Classes
Thursday Evenings at 6 p.m.
and
Saturday Mornings at 8:30 a.m. 
Sarah Bohm offers Thursday night yoga classes at 6 p.m. in addition to her regular Saturday 8:30 a.m. class.  Classes are held at 515 Fremont St. in New London.
 
Cost is $11.00 per class, with a $1.00 donation going to B.A.B.E.S. of New London.  Also available is a 5 - Class Pass for only $45.00 (Cash or check only).
 
Each class is one hour - all levels welcome!  For more details contact Sarah at (920) 858-6610.

ThedaCare Foundation - New London
Capital Campaign TogethER
 
ThedaCare Foundation - New London is in the middle of a capital campaign called TogethER... Commitment to the Future Campaign to raise $560,000 to renovate, expand and upgrade our Emergency Department at ThedacaCare Medical Center - New London. Through the years the emergency needs in New London have grown. More than 9000 of your family, friends and neighbors come through our doors every year. The Emergency Department has not been updated in yearly 20 years so it is time to renovate the space to meet the growing demands. The TogethER Campaign has been designed to focus on safety, privacy, comfort and accessibility. TogethER these changes will create a more welcoming environment where you and your loved ones can receive the best possible healthcare at a stressful time in your life.
 
So far we have raised over $350,000 and now we need your help to reach our goal. Your gift is extremely important to help us create an Emergency Department to meet patients' needs now and in the future. Please consider making a donation to improve the way emergency care is delivered in your community.
 
If every chamber member made a gift of $300 (which can be distributed over 3 years) we could raise $78,000 towards our goal. Please consider a gift today.
 
TogethER we can make things better for our community!
 
To donate, please contact the Foundation at (920) 531-2221 or e - mail heather.stern@thedacare.org .

Click here to view a rendering of the new emergency department.

Flu Clinics
We will come to your business 
to vaccinate your employees for flu season.

Call us for more information.
(920) 982-5189
(Please ask for Travis or Tim)
 WDUX Radio Celebrates 60 Years

 

 

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New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (920) 982-5822
www.NewLondonChamber.com