New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

March 2017
New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Introduction of New Executive Director
April Kopitzke has been hired as the new Executive Director of the New London Area Chamber of Commerce. She was born and raised in New London and is a graduate of New London High School. April later graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources and a minor in Business Management. She has 19 years of customer service experience and loves working with people and planning events. 
 
April has expressed: "I am very eager to begin this new career change, and am looking forward to networking with my community. I am certain that I have found a career that ties together everything that I am passionate about." In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family, gardening, and crafting.
 
Chamber President Peter Kurth has stated: "The Chamber is very excited to have April accept the position of Executive Director. We look forward to the leadership that April will bring to the Chamber and business community with her skills and passion for working with others."
 
April will begin her new position on Monday, February 27th. She replaces Laurie Shaw who served as the Executive Director for almost 11 years. Please join the Chamber staff and Board of Directors in welcoming April to her new position. 

If you would like to wish April a warm welcome, please do so at her e-mail, Director@NewLondonChamber.com.
 
Photo courtesy of Scott Bellile, New London Press Star.
The Chamber is thrilled to have Emma Hoier join our team.
Please read below to learn more about this talented young woman
2014 Chamber Annual Meeting Banquet (Photo Credit: Missy Porath)
My name is Emma Hoier. I graduated from New London High School in 2015. In high school I was involved in DECA, POPS and National Honor Society. My experience with DECA sparked my love for marketing, entrepreneurship and community service. I was honored to serve on the New London DECA officer team for two years. For those of you who don't know, DECA is a business and marketing education club that helps prepare emerging leaders. There are three key aspects of DECA: competition, community service, and school involvement. Competition in my opinion is the most valuable of the three aspects. I was blessed to qualify for state three years in a row and nationals my junior and senior year. Overall, DECA had an overwhelming impact on my life during and after high school.


I am currently pursuing an associate's degree in marketing at Fox Valley Technical College. After graduating this May, I plan on completing my bachelor's degree through Lakeland University. Outside of my studies I am heavily involved in FVTC Collegiate DECA and serve as Vice President. I also worked as the marketing intern for Fox Valley Technical College's marketing department prior to coming to the chamber.

My experience with the chamber began my senior year of high school. A fellow classmate and I created a project that focused on promoting entrepreneurship within the school and community. One of the things we did for this project was revamp the chamber's business guide. We cleaned up the guide by removing any broken or outdated material. We also attended monthly business networking meetings to learn more about local entrepreneurs. In November we were blessed with the opportunity to share our project at the 2014 Chamber Annual Meeting Banquet. At the banquet we got to network with a wide variety of business professionals, community members and government officials. My experience with this event further encouraged me to pursue a degree in marketing and ultimately learn more about working in a chamber setting.
 
Through this internship I hope to gain insight while helping the New London Area Chamber of Commerce and its members grow. Helping grow effective use of social media is one of my main focuses with this internship. I look forward to working with the chamber in the upcoming months.

Home Show and Party Room
Saturday, Mar. 4th and Sunday, Mar. 5th
         
A TOUCH OF THE IRISH!
Ireland on the Big Screen!
Saturday, Mar. 4th
T he New London Public Museum and the Grand Cinema Theater team up to bring another classic movie to New London. Step back in time on Saturday, March 4 and enjoy the 1952 classic movie Quiet Man on the big screen. The movie starts at 7 p.m., tickets are only $2 per person and are on sale now at the museum. Bring your sweetheart, or grab a bunch of friends, then buy some popcorn and enjoy the movie! Come early and enter to win a prize, don't forget to get your Fill the Museum scratch game piece and game board!
 
Filmed on location in Ireland in 1952 and starring screen legends John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The film is set i n the 1920s, as ex-boxer Sean Thornton ( John Wayne), an Irish-born American from Pittsburgh, travels to Ireland to reclaim his family's farm in Innisfree. There he meets and falls for the fiery Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), the sister of the bullying, loud-mouthed landowner Squire "Red" Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen).
 
Walgreens Senior Discount Day
Tuesday, Mar. 7th
On Tuesday, Feb. 7th, Senior Discount Day at Walgreens.  If your are 55 years of age or older (proof of age may be required) you may be eligible for discounts at Walgreens.  All regular - priced merchandise receives a 20% discount.

Pre - 10K / 5K Run (Sturgeon Shuffle)
Running Program

New London Middle School Band Concert
Saturday, March 11
6 p.m.

Emanuel Lutheran Church
The Lutheran Ceili Orchestra
March 12th at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

This Celtic service is arranged around the format of a traditional Lutheran liturgy, but includes tunes from the Celtic Lands which are all played on authentic Celtic instruments including the Irish uilleann bagpipes, tinwhistle, fiddle, bodhran, and more. Plus, everything is set to awe-inspiring, scenic photos and video backdrops.
 
Come and experience the faith of the ancient Celtic believers through their own verses, prayers, and traditions. Connect with some of those legendary Christians who carried the torch of faith through a land and time that were as beautiful as they were dangerous.

Corn Hole Toss Tournament
Sunday, Mar. 12th
11 a.m.


Volunteers Needed
2017 New Dublin Irish Fest
Saturday, March 18th
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin is looking for volunteers for the 2017 Irish Fest on Saturday, March 18th. Volunteers are needed at the gates and inside the tent during the times specifield. 

If you are available to help please click the link below to sign up and help make the event a success!


2017 St. Patrick's Week Event Schedule

Educational Opportunity - Tuesday, March 14th
7:30 - 9 a.m.
S.A.F.E. - Safety Awareness for Employers
A Workplace Domestic Violence Awareness Program
Harbor House is advocating for businesses to understand the depths of domestic violence (dv) and what to do to help employees navigate a domestic violence situation. Harbor House has developed a community awareness program called SAFE: Safety Awareness for Employers. This program is specifically designed to reach out, educate and train company staff, managers and HR representatives on the issue of domestic violence and how it affects the work place, both in terms of economic impact, employee safety and retention. Harbor House offers one training / education program that is comprised of two parts:
 
  1. Domestic Violence Education for the entire staff:  This presentation covers basic domestic violence education, outside resources and understanding of what DV is and how it affects the employee
  2. SAFE Space Certification for Managers / Directors / HR Representatives: Includes DV education, resources and how to be a confidential, compassionate and educated "first responder" in the work place for any employee in need
    • A Certified SAFE Space sticker will indicate who has been certified / available to help
Ann Munro, Economic Advocate at Harbor House will provide training on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. (check in starts at 7:15 a.m.).
 
Will be held in the council chambers at New London City Hall, 215 N. Shawano St.
 
Pre - registration is appreciated by the end of the day Friday prior to the class.
 
Please contact the Chamber at (920) 982-5822 or e - mail Tracy@NewLondonChamber.com

Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
** 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.  


Caregiver Support Program
Mosquito Hill Nature Preserve
4th Wednesday of every month
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
       
The Community Blood Center
Blood Drive
Wednesday, Mar. 22nd
8 - 11 a.m.
New London Heritage Historical Society
New London Area Churches
Saturday, Mar. 25th
9:30 a.m.
        
Medina - Dale - Readfield Lions Club
Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, Mar. 26th
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
         
New London High School Softball Fundraiser
The Amazing Jeff Michaels Hypnosis Show
Friday, Mar. 31st
7 p.m.
         
Emanuel Lutheran Church
Risen
Saturday, Apr. 1st
       
 
Sturgeon Shuffle
Saturday, Apr. 22nd, 9:30 a.m.
   

Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Open 2 New Locations

Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of 2 new clinics; one on the East side of Green Bay,  as well as in De Pere. We are excited to be expanding and look forward to serving patients in our new locations ... stay tuned for the upcoming Open House. They will join our current clinic on Green Bay's west side. Like us on Facebook to stay current with services we offer as well as helpful tips to maintain good health!

Diverse & Resilient Announces  
Statewide Help Line for LGBTQ Survivors
Diverse & Resilient recently launched a new statewide Room to Be Safe program and resource line serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) survivors of intimate partner or community violence and their loved ones.  See More... 

Head Start Enrollment is Underway in Clintonville
CAP Services' Clintonville Head Start and Early Head Start programs are now accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 program year.
   
Head Start and Early Head Start are quality prenatal, early childhood and family development programs for income-eligible families. The programs provide education, health, nutrition and social/emotional services for each child and offers support and family development services to all family members.
 
The program offers a home-based Head Start home option for children ages 3 to 4 and a home-based Early Head Start option for pregnant mothers and children ages 0 to 3. Families whose children have special needs are also encouraged to apply.
 
Parents are encouraged to call for an appointment to apply as soon as possible as enrollment is limited. Call (715) 823-4310 to schedule an appointment. Families must meet federally established income guidelines and are asked to bring income verification to their appointment

The Warrior Princess Mud Run is a non-competitive 5K adventure run / walk and obstacle course designed for women and men of all fitness levels. This year the run will have 19 muddy obstacles and will be held at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London on August 19, 2017.
 
The Warrior Princess Mud Run is Harbor House's most successful event in raising funds for the programs and services Harbor House provides? In the past 5 years, WPMR has raised $488,000 - all of which has gone to fund the work being done at Harbor House to prevent and end domestic abuse, and to provide guidance and support to individuals and families who have experienced domestic abuse. 
 
So, maybe you are not so sure you want to take on obstacles and dash through mud, but you are sure that you want to help end domestic abuse by supporting WPMR. Well, there is a way to make that happen:  VOLUNTEER! There are many opportunities to volunteer for WPMR by setting-up, cleaning-up, and helping on the day of the event.  Volunteer dates are from August 15-18 for set up, 19th for the day of, and August 20-23 for clean up!

Volunteering is not only a great way to help end domestic abuse by supporting the efforts of Harbor House's WPMR, it is also a great team-building opportunity for your employees, students, or club members.

You can follow this link to sign-up to volunteer: 
http://ow.ly/Sq9K309pdN6 or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Katie at katie.phalin@harborhousewi.org or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/warriorprincessmudrun/ .
New London Lions Club Rose Sale
 
New London Veterans Memorial Foundation
Vacation Sweepstakes

 

Old Glory Honor Flight Announces
2017 Fight Schedule and Fundraising Event
Old Glory Honor Flight is proud to announce its scheduled flight dates for 2017.
Four flights are currently scheduled for the 2017 flight season. Mission 39 will occur on April 12th, followed by other missions on June 7th, September 20th, and October 18th.  See More...



2017 Junior Golf Schedule & Program Options


Click here for the Junior Lesson Application
Victory Church
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


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