1515 Memorial Dr.
Manitowoc, WI  54220  
(920) 684-5575
New Chamber Member

Angelus Village of Manitowoc
200 E. Waldo Blvd.
Manitowoc, WI  54220
(920) 915-8836
Business Minute Video

This week Brandon Bartow, owner of Bartow Builders,
shares with us the details of a new condo construction.
Member News Releases

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


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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Calendar of Events

CLICK HERE  for a printable version of our events calendar.

Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Crossfit Manitowoc
3651 Dewey St. Suite C, Manitowoc

Wednesday, May 16
Various locations around Manitowoc County

Wednesday, May 16, 7:15 - 8:30am
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc

Wednesday, May 16, 3:00 - 7:00pm
Seven Lakes Golf Course
1420 County Rd. S, Cato

Friday, May 18, 12:00 - 1:00pm
T.A. Motorsports Grand Rental Station
415 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc

Tuesday, May 22, 12:00 - 1:00pm
LUNCH & LEARN:  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

Reduce Your Healthcare Costs and Create Healthier, Happier Employees
Marissa Kalkman, Executive Director,
Wellness Council of Wisconsin

The Chamber's Safety, Health & Wellness Council hosted a Wellness Seminar on Monday at Holy Family Memorial entitled, "Reduce Your Healthcare Costs and Create Healthier, Happier Employees."

Topics discussed included Wellness 101, Taking Wellness to the Next Level, and Avoid a Lawsuit.

Presenters were Marissa Kalkman, Executive Director, Wellness Council of Wisconsin; Jason Shanda, Humana; Julie Meyer, HUB International; and Kirk Pelikan, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.


Ribbon Cutting at
La Bella Capelli Salon
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday at La Bella Capelli Salon, 911 Washington St., Manitowoc.

La Bella Capelli (LBC) Salon is an upscale hair salon located in Manitowoc's downtown business district. They offer a wide range of services that include: men's, women's & children's haircuts, smoothing treatments, perms, colors, shampoo, conditioning, special event styles, blow-outs and waxing.

Megan Fehrmann, salon owner and stylist, has worked in salons in both Manitowoc and Milwaukee before opening LBC Salon in the spring of 2014. Megan and her team of stylists, Tammy Renteria, Melissa VanderBloomen and Jamie Prucha, pride themselves on keeping up to date with the newest trends and styles and have extensive experience in the beauty industry.

Congratulations, ladies!


Networking@Night hosted by Vagabond Creative Studio

On Thursday evening, Vagabond Creative Studio hosted a Networking@Night event.

Guests enjoyed refreshments and a violinist while viewing Erica Jane Huntzinger's Art Show "Convergence" in the gallery and learning more about Vagabond.


Governor Walker announces 2018 Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business
Lynn Seidl Babcock

Lynn Seidl Babcock, owner of HomeCare Health Services & Hospice,  Manitowoc, was recently named a 2018 Trailblazer Award winner by Governor Scott Walker.

Congratulations, Lynn!

The Chamber Notebook:
S.S. Badger

S.S. Badger Lake Michigan carferry season begins
The S.S. Badger is the last coal-fired passenger steamship in operation in the United States. She has provided a fun, reliable and affordable shortcut across beautiful Lake Michigan for more than 60 years and has transported millions of passengers since her re-birth in 1992.
In 2016, the S.S. Badger received the nation's highest historic honor when the Department of Interior designated the vessel as a National Historic Landmark (NHL). The Badger is extremely unique in that she is an NHL that moves.
The 410-foot S.S. Badger can accommodate 600 passengers and 180 vehicles, including RVs, motorcycles, motor coaches and commercial trucks during her sailing season.
Originally designed primarily to transport railroad cars, this grand ship and the people who serve her have successfully adapted to the changing world since she first entered service in 1953.
Her unique and bold character takes you back to a period of time when things were simpler - offering valuable time to slow down, relax ... and reconnect with those you love. She is the continuation of a unique and vital maritime tradition, and we celebrate that heritage on board in fun ways that educate and entertain. Her mission has changed from the days of carrying railroad cars 365 days a year, and the Badger's role in the hearts of the areas she serves has not.  

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]
Natalie and her horse, Slammer.

Meet Natalie Hamilton - mother, wife, nurse, photographer and small business owner of graced!
Hi, everyone! I'm Natalie Hamilton, owner of graced in Manitowoc County. My husband John and I are US Navy veterans and transplants to the Manitowoc area. I am originally from the Milwaukee area, and John grew up in Denver. We relocated to Manitowoc for John's job at Aurora Medical Center; he is a Nurse Anesthetist. We reside in Manitowoc and have lived here for three years (a perfect place to grow and raise our family). We have four children, Tyler, James, Norma Jean and Anna and a golden retriever, Henry! When not working, I like to slip away and ride with my daughters at Forward Horse Farm in Manitowoc; I like to think it keeps me sane at busy times!
We love Manitowoc County because it has allowed us to grow as a family and personally as a small business owner! Knowing my customers on a first name basis, having acres of farmland to ride on, feeling safe and having the many amenities of a small town atmosphere; we love calling Manitowoc our HOME!
Labor and Delivery Nurse by trait, I've had big dreams, I mean really big dreams! Simply with hard work and a leap of courage, graced was developed. We envisioned the small retail space a place where people could rent items, mostly unique vintage finds, to style weddings and events. As planning for graced was underway we realized that we not only wanted to be a store that catered to brides and couples. We wanted to be a place where anyone could stop by and find something that they loved and could envision in their home. We decided to add in retail and focus on smaller home decor items, developed the graced box while specializing in unique items sourced from small businesses throughout the United States.
And here we are - graced opened June of 2016. With tremendous support and thanks to social media and the awesome Manitowoc community spreading the word, we have had visitors to graced from Green Bay, Appleton and even as far as Madison and Milwaukee!