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Manitowoc, WI  54220  
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Upcoming Events
Wednesday, June 20
4:30 - 7:00pm
Silver Creek Park Fieldhouse
3001 S. 10th St., Manitowoc

If you'd like to donate a door prize, please email


Wednesday, July 18
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Golf Course at Branch River
3212 N. Union Rd., Cato

Friday, May 18, 2018

Calendar of Events

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Tuesday, May 22, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Smartphone Productivity and Tips & Tricks
Lester Public Library
1001 Adams St., Two Rivers

Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Beacon Organizational Consulting
814 Washington St., Manitowoc

Wednesday, May 23, 5:15 - 6:45pm
The Station
1100 S. 30th St. #210, Manitowoc

Monday, May 28, 2018
The Chamber office will be closed

Wednesday, May 30, 5:15-5:45pm
Manitowoc-Two Rivers Y
205 Maritime Dr., Manitowoc

Wednesday, June 6, 3:30 PM
Salvation Army's The Light Teen Center
402 N. 9th St., Manitowoc

Wednesday, June 6, 4:30 PM
Aspire Education Center
816 S. 8th St., Manitowoc
Leadership Manitowoc County Class of 2017-2018 Graduates

The Chamber of Manitowoc County recently graduated another class of the Leadership Manitowoc County program this week  at the  Leadership Graduation Dinner held at Seven Lakes Golf Course, Cato.
Participants in the program devoted one day a month for nine months visiting and touring businesses, organizations and institutions in Manitowoc County that have a direct impact on the community. One of the main objectives of the program is to provide information and education about the community's wide range of opportunities and challenges.

Thank you to NextEra Energy Resources Point Beach Nuclear Plant for their continued  sponsorship of this valuable program.

Interested in participating in next year's class?  The application for 2018-2019 is available. 
New Teacher Externship Program Announced

The Chamber of Manitowoc County in partnership with CESA 6 is pleased to announce a new program that will pilot starting this June-August. The Manitowoc County Teacher Externship Program (MCTE) will allow our educators to send spend three consecutive days in a workplace. The purpose of a teacher externship is to engage in activities in business and industry, to learn how classroom content and learning strategies are applied in the workplace. The educational goal of an externship is to increase a teacher's ability to connect theory and practice and bring an understanding of workplace practices and policies (e.g. problem solving methods, practical applications of theory, leadership concepts) into the classroom, thus increasing the relevance of student learning.

Externships also give employers other avenues of involvement in academics. They can inform educators about their expectations of employees in various positions and offer input to the curriculum, thereby contributing to the preparation of their future workforce. They can also become guest speakers, mentors, host field trips and job shadows, or offer internships for students. The benefits for teachers are many but, so too are the benefits for the hosting employer.

We are excited to PILOT this new and exciting program in the areas of Manufacturing and Construction during the summer of 2018. You select the dates that would work in your schedule and we will match you with an instructor from Manitowoc County. 

For more information please contact Karen Nichols at The Chamber (920) 684-5575 or   

Are you hiring recent Graduates?
Does your business host interns or hire recent graduates? We'd like to know! There's been a proposal for a new way to attract, retain, and grow these talented young professionals, but we need to know how large a group is here. Please help by completing this survey about the number of interns and recent graduates your Manitowoc business employs.  

The Chamber Notebook:
Curative Connections


Curative Connections helps those with disabilities find jobs
Curative Connections was founded in Green Bay in 1948 to help improve people's lives, primarily those affected by polio, who received Curative's physical therapy. Over the years, we have become much more. Curative in Green Bay offers a wide variety of programming, from adult day services to literacy programs and brain injury treatment services.

We have been a part of the Lakeshore community for over 10 years. Curative Connections provides employment and training services for individuals with disabilities, as a service provider of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Our offices are located in the Manitowoc Job Center. Services that are provided could include, but are not limited to: job shadowing, internships, employment preparation, retention services, and on-the-job support.

Every Sunday in the Herald Times Reporter, The Chamber of Manitowoc County features members in "The Chamber Notebook" located on the front page of the Business section. This exposure is just another value-added opportunity in your Chamber membership. 

For available dates, call our office at 920.684.5575 or email to schedule your Chamber Notebook article. 

[Manitowoc County]
Jill Yindra

Meet Jill Yindra! Seeing a need in the Mishicot School District, Jill started the Mishicot School District Food Pantry....

Why do you love our County?:   I love Manitowoc Country for many reasons. I work here, my family is from here, the beautiful lakeshore, my children attend school here and I can't think of a better place to raise my children. My passion in life is to volunteer and help others. This community affords me so many opportunities to do what I love. 
Positive Experience: About three years ago I sat back and thought about what I could do to help our school and the families that need an extra boost. Families that have fallen on hard times, lost their jobs, etc. Right now our Elementary School has over 70+ families that need an extra boost. Everyone knows food is critical to sustaining life. Why not make a food pantry. Sounded novel to me. I immediately did some brainstorming, research and contacted Eric Nelson, our principal and Zach Sand, a second grade teacher and Head of our Snack Pack Program at school. All I needed from them was the green flag and for them to 
back me on my idea. I assured them this would be no cost to the school, it will serve itself, and they needed to find me a room for the pantry. 

A small plan, eagerness for success we now have a pantry that has been servicing our school district since December of 2015. Our school pantry is currently open once a month for two hours.

This pantry services all families who need it and attend either the Elementary, Middle or High School. The pantry is not income based. It's simply there for those who need it. We all know, hard times don't discriminate and can happen to anyone.
I can personally tell you, families who attend the Mishicot School District are blessed. This community/county may be small, but they are strong. There is never a need or want that isn't fulfilled.

Favorite thing about our area:  I love the small town feeling. Raising my children with the childhood I had. Playing with the neighbor kids until the street lights come on, feeling safe letting them bike, fish and walk though the village. Letting them attend, "in my humble opinion" one of the best schools around. Coaching my son's fifth grade basketball team and having the sense of family with these boys and parents. Having fire trucks, parades, bands lining main street to support your high school sporting event successes. I truly feel this is an area w here: neighbors, parents, teachers etc., all have a vested interest in raising children to be the best they can be.