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Member News Releases

Friday, June 15, 2018

Calendar of Events

CLICK HERE  for a printable version of our events calendar.

Wednesday, June 20, 7:15-8:30 AM
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
7001 Gass Lake Rd., Manitowoc

Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-7:00 PM
Silver Creek Park Fieldhouse
3001 S 10th St., Manitowoc

Wednesday, June 27, 12:00 PM
McAllister House Welcome Center
924 Pinecrest Rd.,  Manitowoc

Thursday, June 28, 7:30- 10:00 AM
Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan
1515 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers

Wednesday, July 11, 5:00-7:00 PM
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Dr., Manitowoc

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

Ribbon Cutting for
The Manitowoc Weekend Dental Assisting School

The Manitowoc Weekend Dental Assisting School held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 15th. The Manitowoc Weekend Dental Assisting School is located at the Smile Clinic, 1602 N. 18th Street, Manitowoc.

The school consists of a 10 week course, taught on Saturdays, combined with a 40 hour clinic rotation. This prepares graduates for a career in dental assisting. The curriculum is lead by Dr. Scott Behringer and his actively practicing assistants, Emily Decker, Gina Dondlinger and Jessica Flores. The Fall session begins October 6th, 2018. 

For more information on the school, please call 920-973-3277 or visit

To see more pictures,  click here.
Ribbon Cutting and New Logo Reveal for Ascend Services

In response to the changing needs of the people served by the organization and the community, Holiday House was excited to reveal its new name, logo, and mission statement at an unveiling ceremony and ribbon cutting. 

The organization recently chose a new name to reflect its ultimate mission of promoting individual growth through community experiences, education, and employment opportunities. As Deanna Genske, Executive Director, stated: "We believe in offering choices that are very individualized and meaningful to each person served. Together, we discover an individual's interests and abilities, explore options for employment and other community experiences, and make the connections that lead to opportunities."

  If you would like to find out more about Ascend Services, Inc.'s programs and services, call 920-682-4663, or visit their website at

To see more pictures from this event, Click here.
Made Here Bus Tour
Construction Focus

Administrators, principals, teachers, and counselors from all across the county were provided with the opportunity to learn about some career opportunities in the construction industry and were encouraged to take this information back to the classroom. This event was done in partnership with the Manitowoc County Home Builders Association, LTC, and the Chamber's Manitowoc County Partners in Education Committee.

The tour stopped at Braun Building Center, Manitowoc Heating & Refrigeration, A.C.E. Building Service, and new construction being built by Pekarske Builders, Bartow Builders, and Certified Builders. 

Thank you to all who participated in the tour. 

To see more photos  Click Here.
Business Appreciation Picnic
June 20th, 2018

The weather is beautiful and the sun is shining. That means it's picnic time! We will be hosting our annual Business Appreciation Picnic on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. It will be held at Silver Creek Park's Fieldhouse in Manitowoc.  The evening will be filled with fun activities, networking, a delicious picnic dinner, great music and recognition of the award winners from The Chamber's Annual Dinner. This is a members-only event. Please be sure to click here to register online.
If you or your organization would like to donate a door prize, please register here.

Hope to see you all there!
Annual Chamber Golf Outing
Register Today!

The annual Chamber Golf Outing is just a little over a month away.  If you would like to golf, register here. Space is limited.
If your business is interested in sponsoring a hole, sign up soon. There are only 5 hole sponsorship's available. Register  here.
We would like to thank all of the sponsors we received so far:

Eagle Sponsors

Birdie Golfer Cart Sponsor

Par Gift Bag Sponsor

Winner Warm-Up Box Lunch Sponsor

Bogey Sponsor

Divot Beverage Cart Sponsor

Score Card Sponsor

Golf Tee Sponsor

Mulligan Sponsor

Hole-In-One Sponsor

We would also like to thank our hole sponsors:
Ascend Services, Inc
Aspire Real Estate Group, LLC
Schenck SC
Skana Aluminum
Action Realty
Lakeshore Technical College
Ansay & Associates
Van Horn Dodge Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Manitowoc
Engaged Marketing Co.
Hawkins Ash CPAs
U.S. Bank

Join us on the course for a day of golfing, networking and fun!
The Chamber Notebook:
Sepia Chapel

Renovation of the former St. Luke Catholic Church, located at 1820 Jefferson Street in Two Rivers, started taking shape in January 2017; and after more than a year of rigorous labor, has officially opened its doors as Sepia Chapel Two Rivers. Sepia Chapel is a space to rent for weddings and other special functions and social events. The Jefferson Street location is owner's Barry & Gina Krahn's, second venture in breathing life back into an old Catholic Church. They renovated Holy Martyrs Church on Finger Road in Green Bay back in 2010, and have held hundreds of wedding and other memorable events since, Gina claims, "We started looking for a second venue after turning away business because our calendar was booked. We found the old St. Luke building for sale in Two Rivers, and the rest is history. Starting a business in Two Rivers has been great in more ways than we can count. We truly love it here, and even relocated our family here back in February."

            Inside the venue you will find the space to be very versatile, allowing events to be set up in many different ways. In addition to weddings, which are their core business, other events held in the space include: fundraisers, galas, corporate parties, Christmas parties, vow renewals, memorial services, seminars, and more. Other fun and entertaining events are held periodically throughout the year, 80s Edition is coming September 14, and an 'Acoustic Christmas' is planned for the holiday season. Tickets for all events are conveniently for sale directly on their website.

  To read the full article  click here
"The Chamber of Manitowoc County, with its publishing of The Chamber NOTEBOOK, provides space for Chamber members to present information about their business. The publishing of this information is in no way intended as showing preference for that business by The Chamber."

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]
John Brunner
The Fitness Store

Meet John Brunner, owner of The Fitness Store. John loves staying active in Manitowoc County. Read the many ways he does this and why he thinks, loves and plays in Manitowoc County!
Why did you choose our County: I was born and raised in Manitowoc and attended school here. I graduated from Lincoln High School in 1980 and since, have never really thought of leaving Manitowoc. The community is great and has so much to offer. I raised a daughter here and started a business here and I never plan on leaving!
Why did you start a bicycle business in our County: As a kid I always loved riding bikes and working on bikes. At the age of 15, I started working at Wolf Cycling and Fitness in Manitowoc and in 1993, I opened my own shop!
What do you love about our County: I love the bike trails and the fact that you can bike pretty much anywhere. I also love the community and I've loved raising a family here.
What are you looking forward to in our County this summer: I am looking forward to riding my bike and inline skating, which I also love to do. I am also excited to kayak this summer! One of the events I'm looking forward to most is Subfest, July 13-15!