New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

November 2015
New London Chamber of Commerce
2015 Annual Meeting Banquet

Annual Meeting Banquet
Silent and Live Auction Items Needed
   
If you are interested in donating an item, gift certificate or cash for the purchase of auction items, call the Chamber at (920) 982-5822 for more information.
Holiday of Wonder
Friday, Dec. 
4 th - 
Sunday, Dec. 
6 th

The New London Area Chamber of Commerce is busy planning for the 2015 Holiday of Wonder celebration.

Holiday of Wonder Parade  
The weekend kicks off with the Holiday parade on Friday Dec. 4th.  The lighted holiday parade is at night - time and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.  The holiday parade is an opportunity for local businesses, schools, and organizations to show their holiday spirit.   Parade entries are being accepted at this time.
 
- Click here for the Parade Entry Form
 
Reindeer Run - New London Parks and Recreation Department
Join the New London Parks and Recreation Department for the Reindeer Run on Friday, Dec.  4 th  at 5:30 p.m.  This is a one (1) mile fun walk / run that starts at the Washington Center Gym.

- Watch for registration information

Gingerbread House Contest   
Bring your contest entries to Custom Carpets by Gordy for display from Thursday, Dec. 3rd through Friday, December 18th.
 
- Click here for the Gingerbread House Contest Form
 
Holiday of Wonder Sponsorships  
The Holiday of Wonder event also has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available.  Please review the sponsorship letter and consider sponsoring this very popular family event.
 
- Click here for the Holiday of Wonder sponsorship letter  
 
We are busy finalizing the event details and will bring them to you as soon as all dates, times and locations are set.
Weyauwega Arts Organization
presents
Vaudeville
October 29th - 31st


Malliet Travel Announces
Limited Time Offer by
Royal Caribbean International
Don't miss out on this great offer. Only $100.00 per person to lock in this special rate of 30% off cruise fares for all guests if made before October 31, 2015. Also, receive an additional $100.00 on - board credit per cabin when booking an Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas sailing.  Final payment not due until November 2016, so you can make payments over the next year! Deposit is fully refundable up to May 2016.

For more details click here.


New London  
Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct. 31 st
5 - 7 p.m.

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.
Colton Hidde and Hidde Family Benefit 
Bean City Bar & Grill 
Sunday, Nov. 1st 
12 noon - 6 p.m. 

 

Walgreens offers "Seniors Day" Discount

November 3rd, 2015

If you are 55 years of age or older (proof of age may be required) you may be eligible for discounts at Walgreens o November  3rd

 

All regular - price merchandise receives a 20% discount.

 

The following rules apply...

Discounts not valid on prescriptions, cigarettes, dairy products, liquor, liquor department items, phone cards, newspapers, magazines, stamps, gift cards, items or services submitted to insurance for reimbursement or where otherwise limited by law.

  

The offer is only valid with Balance Rewards card and is available to all AARP members with valid AARP card.  Valid in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores on select "Seniors Days."

  

Also not valid toward Prescription Savings Club membership fee.  Not all products are available in all locations. AARP receives a royalty for the use of its intellectual property.  Amounts paid are used for the general purposes of AARP and its members.  Click here for Spanish instructions. 

 
My Marketing Director to host FREE
"Introduction to LinkedIn" seminar
Thursday, Nov.  5th
On Thursday, Nov. 5th, My Marketing Director (located at 95 Industrial Ave., Clintonville) is hosting a FREE "Introduction to LinkedIn" seminar from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Learn how to open up sales and opportunities.  To RSVP contact Tara by e - mail at  tara@billzeinert.com or if you have questions, call (920) 593-9160.

Valley VNA Senior Services
2015 Holiday Avenue
Shopping for a Cause
Bridgewood Resort & Conference Center
Thursday, Nov. 5th
12 noon - 3 p.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 5th, Valley VNA Senior Services is holding their 2015 Holiday Avenue, Shopping for a Cause at the Bridgewood Resort & Conference Center, located at 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah. They will be having a bistro lunch from 12 noon - 3 p.m. and Hors d'oeuvres on the Boulevard from 4 - 7 p.m. Enjoy boutique shopping, indulge in great food, fantastic raffles, with one of a kind prizes from Zuppas, getaways to Kohler, a weekend at the Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River or the enjoy an evening at Rye followed by fun at Pinot's Palette.  All proceeds support Valley VNA's life enrichment programs for their residents and clients. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Reserve your spot today! To register http://www.valleyvna.org/holiday-avenue/ or call (920) 727-5555 for additional information.

ThedaCare Medical Center - New London Auxiliary
Fall Bazaar & Craft Sale
Friday, Nov. 6th
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
 

Halloween Candy Exchange
Friday, Nov. 6th

2 - 6 p.m. 

This year will feature various wines, chocolates, hors d oeuvres and silent auction.   Proceeds from the event will be used locally for the scholarship fund, our annual tree planting project to enhance the community, Pack It up for Kids program to support our schools, Rotary Youth Exchange, contributions to many other local causes and globally the eradication of Polio. The Procrastinators will be the musical entertainment along with a display by Water Street Vintage and samples from Arty's Legendary Cocktails, Dupont Cheese, Pigeon River Brewery and Winemaker's Daughter.

Tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door).  They can be purchased at First State Bank, Fox Communities Credit Union, or Radtke-Rhone Insurance.  You can also contact any Rotary member for tickets or call Jennifer at (920) 993-3638 for information.

Sponsored by:  (Gold) Cline Hanson Funeral Home, Radtke-Rhone Insurance (Silver) First State Bank, Fox Communities Credit Union, Lynn Tank Agency LLC, Northland Electrical Services LLC, Stewart Title, Wolf River Community Bank, Wolf River Veterinary Clinic (Bronze)Crystal Falls.

Please feel free to dress in your favorite vintage clothing.  A prize will be given out for the best dressed!
Most Precious Blood School
Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair
Sunday, Nov. 8th 
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
To help raise funds for our school's annual fundraising, we are organizing a Christmas craft and vendor fair.  The fair is being coordinated with our Sunday masses and an all school mass at 10:30 a.m.   If orders are placed at the event, we will be happy to coordinate delivery by having you drop off the items at our school.    
 
We have a limited number of spaces available.  To help everyone have a successful sale, we are going to limit vendors to one vendor per type of product (Avon, handmade jewelry, 31 Bags, etc).  We will fill spots on a first come / first paid basis with preference given to MPB staff and parents and then family and friends of our school.  Forms and payment should be submitted by Friday October 11th.

Click here for for a vendor registration form.
Most Precious Blood School
Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair
Sunday, Nov. 8th 
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


Identity Theft Seminar
Nov. 10th and 12th
On  Tuesday, Nov. 10th, Fox Communities Credit Union will be hosting an Identity Theft Seminar at their 3401 E. Calumet St., Appleton location from 6 - 7 p.m.  For more details and to register for this event, click  here

On  Thursday, Nov. 12th, Fox Communities Credit Union will be hosting an Identity Theft Seminar at the Tundra Lodge Conference Center, located at 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay location from   6 - 7 p.m.  For more details and to register for this event, click  here
New London High School Musical 
November 12 th , 13th  and
14th


 Hoffman Heating & Cooling
presents
Community Heroes
Hoffman Heating & Cooling along with Bryant is proud to present Community Heroes.  

Hoffman Heating & Cooling has been selected to install a free furnace for a deserving hometown hero.   Now through  November 15th, 2015 they are looking for nominations.  If you know of a deserving person in this area, please nominate them at  www.BryantCommunityHeroes.com.  It can be your neighbor, colleague, friend or someone you see that is making a positive impact.  
 
For general entry rules and guidelines click  here  or contact Hoffman Heating & Cooling at (920) 982-6565.  To nominate a hero click  here .
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
** 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.  


Shop Local - Save a "Buck"
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
November 20th - 22nd, 2015
The nine day gun - deer hunting season kicks off Saturday, November 21st, but why should the hunters have all the fun?  Eight New London businesses and a vendor show have joined together to create a shopping experience for those who would rather save a "buck" than sit in the woods. Participants are holding special sales, having entertainment, samples and prize drawings. They have extended their hours so that shoppers can "hunt" for bargains and begin their Christmas shopping.

P ick up your Bargain Hunting Guide at participating businesses below.
 
Participating Businesses 
Amazing Low Prices, Familiar Grounds, 
2nd Annual License to Shop (held at Crystal Falls), 
London Jewelers, Percy's Pro Shop,  Sandy's D'Cor & More, 
Simply Repurposed on Water Street,  Water Street Vintage 
and Wolf River Theatrical Troupe (in REAL Opportunities building)
     
or
call the Chamber with questions at (920) 982-5822
Percy's Pro Shop
Novelties & Gifts

Trick Training Workshop
Friday, Nov. 27th
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   

Shop Small - Shop Local
Small Business Saturday
Nov. 28th
   
Small Business Saturday (SBS), a shop local incentive supported and advertised by American Express and held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, has become the latest way to show support for small, independently owned and operated businesses across the country. 

Although a relatively new idea, SBS has proven a worthy contender in the frenzied holiday shopping season. Launched on Nov. 27, 2010 and placed on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsmall, SBS received 1.2 million 'likes' in its first month. Early the following year, the U. S. Senate officially recognized Small Business Saturday 2011 and in 2012, according to Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express, consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion on Nov. 26, 2012, that year's SBS.


Save the Date
Chamber Holiday Party

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Fire Fitness Camp
First Class is FREE!
 
 
2016 Calendars  
 
CAP Services Receives Financial Empowerment Grant 
CAP Services was awarded a $20,000 Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) Family Financial Empowerment Initiative (FFEI) grant to help build the financial capabilities of low income individuals and families.

Through the grant, CFED will provide 11 months of technical assistance, working with CAP to integrate financial capability services into CAP's existing programs, including its Fresh Start and Skills Enhancement programs.


Securing Your Credit Card Transactions

Beginning October  1 st, 2015, major card networks agreed to shift financial responsibility for losses due to counterfeit card - present fraud to the party using the least secure technology. Merchants that want to avoid this liability should implement EMV chip technology in their point - of - sale (POS) devices as soon as possible.

The EMV chip is a secure microprocessor built into a card or other payment devices (e.g. mobile wallet on a smartphone). The chip generates a unique number for each sales transaction, making it extremely difficult to use a cloned card fraudulently on a card - present transaction. Magnetic stripe cards use static cardholder data that remains the same for every transaction, which makes them attractive targets for theft, cloning and use in card fraud.

In addition to strong security features, chip technology includes other capabilities like Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, which lets merchants accommodate both contact and contactless payments. 
Olson Joins First State Bank as Chief Credit Officer 
New  London, Wisconsin - First State Bank recently announced that Lynn Ols on has joined its management team as vice president and chief credit officer. She is responsible for the day - to - day oversight and administration of the bank's loans and loan operations. 


Coats for Kids
Last year we asked our communities to consider donating a coat. Well you did do that and you did it very well! In 2014 Fox Communities Credit Union branches collected over 1700 coats that were given to less fortunate children. That was a record number for Fox.

The coats don't have to be new, the old coats are cleaned by our local dry cleaners (what nice folks); but they can be new.
 
There are boxes at all 17 Fox Communities Credit Union branches to the collect the coats. Coats for Kids is an annual drive with our local Salvation Army's.
 
Can we count on you again this year?

 
 
 
Free Frame Sale 
 
New London Aquatic & Fitness Center Calendar

 


"Thank You"
from the New London Boy Scout Troop #59
New London Boy Scout Troop #59 would like to throw out a great big THANK YOU to all who helped out with this year's Scouting for Food Drive.  The New London Scouts were able to collect approximately 1,100 pieces for the New London Community Cupboard food pantry.  That is fantastic!!  The pantry helpers were very grateful for all the hard work you all put into this drive.  The Scout's annual drive is their second biggest collection of the year.
 
NEW MEMBER OF MUSEUM STAFF 
Program Coordinator Joins Staff  
T he New London Public Museum introduces the new Program Coordinator, Wendy Stone. Wendy will be working with our educational programs for students and families. Her work will include our popular Curiosity Corner sponsored by the Friends of the New London Public Museum. Stop by sometime and welcome our newest staff member!
 
Wendy Stone brings to the New London Public Museum her background in scientific research, manufacturing, marketing, sales, children's ministry and scouting. She holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. Wendy and her husband, Danny, enjoy camping and nature with their eight year-old twins, Jonah and Grace. She states "We are never done learning. Each day brings with it an opportunity to learn something new. I am looking forward to sharing with the community the educational resources the New London Public Museum offers." 
 
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.

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)

 

 

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