August 2018
Chamber Member Happenings
Every day things change within a Chamber business. The Chamber Member Happenings section provides members a way to keep up to date about what is happening with their neighbors and at other businesses in Oshkosh and throughout the area.  This month check out news from:

UW Oshkosh
Oshkosh Corporation
The Oshkosh Public Museum
Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh
Appleton International Airport
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc

Oshkosh Corporation and Bank First
Oshkosh Chamber Open  August 13 
Only a two weeks  away

Golf Update: We have one foursome that opened up and one  Hole Package with Golf left. for details contact

Raffle Items Needed!
This event is a fundraiser for the Chamber to support activities such as our economic development and business programs. The outing raffle is one of the highlights of the event. and we are currently looking for items for our general raffle.

19th Hole Reception: Not a golfer, but still want to attend?Join us for our 19th Hole Reception starting at 4:30 p.m. Contact to register.

Are you a restaurant or caterer who would like to showcase your food for over 200 business professionals? Take part in our 19th Hole Reception event by contacting

Business After Hours - August 15
Choice Bank
Business Expo 2019
Early Bird Registration Available Now

he Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Business Expo goes on for one day every January at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Over 100 businesses set up booths and offer a great way to make new connections, broaden your companies brand awareness, and learn more about area businesses and upcoming job openings. 

Did you know that the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is one of the only in the area? Because of this, we are continuously striving to make it even better! Here are some changes you will see in 2019:... Read More

Now accepting nominations for 
Small Business of the Year 2018

Small Business of the Year Nomination
The business will be selected by a committee of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and awarded at the Chamber's 2018 Annual Meeting & Recognition Program on November 5, 2018.

*Must be an independently owned, profit-making enterprise for at least 5 years.
*Must have fewer than 200 full-time employees.
*Must be an Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce member headquartered in Oshkosh.

The nomination deadline is Friday, September 7. If you interested in nominating a business contact for further details.
Skier's Outlet and Golfer's Outlet has been serving the community of Oshkosh, Wisconsin for over 40 years. This locally owned business specializes in the sale of golf and ski sporting goods equipment, accessories and apparel. They offer a combination of clearance merchandise and the latest and greatest gear from top name brands, ensuring a large selection. They are located at 2550 S Washburn St, Oshkosh, and you can learn more at
Youth  Apprenticeship  Students
Congratulations to the 16 Oshkosh Area School District students who completed a Youth Apprenticeship during the 2017-2018 school year. Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program is part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative designed for high school juniors and seniors who want hands-on experience in an occupational area at a work site, along with classroom instruction. This program combines academic instruction with mentored on-the-job learning. Students work a minimum of 450 paid hours, while earning high school credits, along with gaining career exploration in their chosen fields. The students that participated in the Youth Apprenticeship program in 2017-2018 gained experience in the following areas: Engineering, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Finance, and Health Care. Thank you to the employers and mentors who worked with these students and helped to provide such valuable experiences!
If your organization is interested in learning more about participating in the Youth Apprenticeship program for the 2018-2019 school year, please email Or visit the Oshkosh Chamber website: Youth Work Experience 
2019 Board of Directors Nominations
Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
The following Chamber members have been announced for consideration for the Oshkosh Chamber Board of Directors:

Tom Blaze, Oshkosh Community YMCA
Hallie Detjen, Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions, LLC
Phil Janes, Oshkosh Marine Supply
John Kriz, Muza Metal Products                                                  
Julie Maslowski, Young & Maslowski  
Denise Parrish, Ascension - Mercy Medical Center
Carie Sharp, The Howard
Chet Wesenberg, Chet Wesenberg Architect
Bob Wolf, Roxy Restaurant

Oshkosh chamber members have the right to petition for additional nominees. Additional names of candidates for directorships may be nominated by petitions bearing the genuine signature of at least fifteen (15) members of the Chamber in good standing.  Any such petition shall be filed with the Board Management & Development Committee within twenty (20) days after the date of the notice to the membership of the proposed slate of Directors.  The determination of the Board Management & Development Committee as to the legality of any such petition shall be final. If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nominations shall be declared closed and the proposed slate of nine (9) candidates shall be declared elected by the Board of Directors at its regular September meeting.

From the Wisconsin Manufacturer's & Commerce: Commentary: 'Dark store' referendum question biased; Oshkosh taxpayers paying lobbyists
Your taxpayer dollars are hard at work right now pushing a series of biased referendum questions on the fall ballot around Wisconsin, including here in Winnebago County, that ask you to vote in favor of higher taxes. Quite literally, local governments are using your money to advocate raising taxes...Read More.

From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Artificial Intelligence and Our Future Workforce
For decades Moore's Law has ruled technology, and, as a result, computing power has consistently increased exponentially. With it, technologists have found more innovative ways to employ that computing power...Read More.
Oshkosh Chamber Monthly Events & 
Ribbon Cuttings
August 23 at Continental Girbau
OC Connection Breakfast August 7 - Sponsored by 
Glenn Grothman

Business After Hours  August 15 - at Choice Bank
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Ribbon Cuttings: 
Check out some photos from our July Ribbon Cuttings:

Jersey Mike's Subs
In July we celebrated the opening of Jersey Mikes Subs located at 1694 S. Koeller Street.

Cook-Fuller Post 70
In July Cook-Fuller Post 70 celebrated the remodeling of their building and  WI American Legion Dept Convention with a ribbon cutting and open house. 
Menominee Nation Arena Live at Lunch
wraps up August 8
The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and  Menominee Nation Arena  will wrap up the 16th year of the  Live at Lunch  series on August 8th. Michelle and Danny of Copperbox will wrap up the season and food will be available from Manila Resto.

We'd like to say Thank You to all the sponsors that made this year successful!
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Upcoming Events

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New Members

ClearView Productions LLC
1028 Grove Street, Oshkosh
Main Contact: Nate Lehner

Erbert and Gerbert's
240 Wisconsin Street, Oshkosh
Main Contact: Timothy Stone

NEW Hydraulics, Inc.
Main Contact: Paul Konopa

Oshkosh Playin' Round
Main Contact: Deb Ransbottom

Pieper Electric, Inc
2400 Industrial Drive, Neenah
Main Contact: Rachel Rosenberg


The Oshkosh Chamber has partnered with MRA to offer members the opportunity to contribute data that will directly empower your decision making. We are very excited about the comprehensive data we can offer our members with this partnership. Members of MRA and Non-members can participate in the upcoming surveys and we encourage your participation. Learn more here.