Volume 12 | Issue 2
Chamber Connection
Photo Credit: Jeff Hoffman
On January 12th, the Compassionate Connections Center hosted their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, making it officially official. They are open and ready to help children and families in the are that may need that extra help.
Welcome to the community, we are so very excited to have you aboard! View the Ribbon Cutting here!

For more information on The Compassionate Connections Center visit their website.
A message to all of our Chamber members!
The Chamber is seeking Committee Members for our Girls Gone Cruisin' event committee. If you are interested in participating in the planning of this event or would like more details, please contact Tayler at administrativeassistant@clintonvillewichamber.com.
Paycheck Protection Program

Applications have opened back up as of January 13th, 2021.
If you have previously applied for PPP you will apply for the second draw PPP. If you have NEVER applied for PPP you will need to apply for the first draw PPP.

View this informationally webinar for more information.

Small Business Administration Website : sba.gov
Contact the SBA Wisconsin district office: wisconsin@sba.gov 

The Consolidated Appropriations Act included a change that allows small businesses who received PPP loan forgiveness to also claim the ERC. This change was made retroactively, so the ERC eligibility period dates go back to March 12, 2020 and runs through December 31, 2020. Additionally, CAA established an ERC credit for businesses in 2021. However, it is important to note that these credits are similar, but they have several differences.
2021 Downtown Small Business Training Series

Pivoting Your Business Plan

Darren Fisher and the SPEARity team will be hosting two sessions of their popular ‘From Panic to Pivot’ webinar for our downtown businesses. This webinar will walk business owners through the steps they should take to pull through and emerge stronger in 2021. Webinar attendees will be eligible to receive an individual consultation and customized pivot report following the session.

• Wednesday, February 3rd, 9-10 am
• Thursday, February 11th, 4-5 pm

Register here for training.
Anticipated Upcoming Park and Rec Events:
Easter Egg Hunt - April 3rd. More details to follow.

Arbor Day Ceremony - April 30th at 9AM. Location to be determined. Facebook Live will be available for viewing of this event. More details to follow.

*Both events are subject to change.
After 16 years of dedication to 1 Vision, Robin Gehling has decided to take the Retirement Journey. She will be greatly missed. Happy Retirement Robin!
Congratulations to Kelly Trebus! January 15th marked 19 years of being with State Farm Insurance. So much love and passion has gone into those years and she can't wait to continue her hard work and dedication in the years to come! Cheers to many more years Kelly!
Welcome Back!

"I couldn’t be more excited to welcome back Jen (Detjen)! She will be with us on a part time basis from 11:30-2:30 every day. When you hear that bubbly voice on the phone again you’ll be certain to remember her. Don’t worry folks, she can still do your hair. A big State Farm welcome back to Jen as she rejoins Team Trebus" - Kelly Trebus
2021 Downtown Small Business Training Series

Placemaking: How small businesses can create places where people want to be

This session will be led by Max Musicant, Founder of The Musicant Group, a placemaking and activation firm that has worked with small businesses, main streets, public and commercial spaces across Wisconsin and the country to “create places where people want to be". Join this session to learn how to leverage your unique business, existing space, and creativity to create places and experiences that attract customers and activate your premises (without spending lots - if any! - money).

• Wednesday, February 17th 9:00 am- 10:00 am

Register here for training.
Stop in and get your coloring sheets for the kids!!
Final coloring sheets due by Sunday, February 7th at 2 pm.
Age categories:
0-3 years old,3-4year old ,5-6-year old ,7-8 year old, 9-10 year old 

Get a complimentary set of coloring crayons when you stop in!
Fun prizes will be given away on Feb 14th.
Wolf River Lawyers is proud to announce that Attorney Earl J. Luaders, III of New London joined our law firm on January 1, 2021. Attorney Luaders has over forty years of legal experience and we are thrilled to have his expertise on our team.
Terry Lorge was named the 2020 Clintonville Area Community Hero, in recognition of his tireless work supporting area programs. Presenting the award are Clintonville Area Foundation President Jill Cassiani (left) and Clintonville Area Foundation board member Sara Mullen Hornung.
View full article details here.
Photo Credit: Jeff Hoffman
The Clintonville Area Foundation awards scholarships each spring to seniors in the Clintonville area.
Scholarships are available for Clintonville-area students, with most applications due March 1, 2021.
Search for available scholarships here.
Small Steps Scholarship - NEW
If you reside in the Clintonville School District and would like to take a course to improve your performance, skills, and abilities in your career and community, you may be eligible for a Small Steps Scholarship. 
Due Date: Application is ongoing until funds are depleted annually. 
The online application for Cellcom scholarships is now open. Cellcom will award 16 $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors across its service area this year. Applications are due March 15, 2021, and only online applications will be accepted. Interested students can visit www.cellcom.com/events for more information and to apply.
Attention current students! It's time to apply for scholarships! We have over 350 available!
You must be currently enrolled in an FVTC Associate Degree, Technical Diploma, or Apprentice program AND currently attending classes to apply – everyone should apply, there is no minimum number of credits required!
(Deadline: February 10th)---> Apply Here!!
Governor Jeff Semrad from the Clintonville Moose Lodge hands a check to Clintonville K9 Officer Sgt. Wendorf and Charr for $250.00. Funds were raised through donations made by members, and the Krueger family.
"Thank you to Wanta's for supporting and promoting CFD! Donations will help us buy EMR equipment!" - Clintonville Fire Department
Bear Creek lions has decided to cancel their 9-Pin Bowling Tournament and the Pancake breakfast this year. The Rose sale has also been cancelled. If you purchased roses you will be refunded for them. No meetings will be taking place at this current time. Bear Creek and Clintonville Youth League will resume ball this year. Details and dates will be posted when they know more. Follow Bear Creek Lions on Facebook for more updates.
The Clintonville Chamber is seeking Committee Members for our 26th Annual Chamber Golf Outing event committee. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more details, please contact Tayler at administrativeassistant@clintonvillewichamber.com
2021 Downtown Small Business Training Series

Digital Marketing and Ecommerce

Sarah Arendt-Beyer, Marketing Director for DigiSage., Inc. will present two webinars geared toward small businesses interested in exploring or advancing their ecommerce strategies and performance. Both sessions will allow plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

• Basics of Developing an Ecommerce Website (choosing a platform, design, product selection, sales tax, shipping and payment processing) Wednesday - Feb 10th: 8:30-9:30 am
• Advanced Ecommerce strategies (customer relations management, search engine optimization, store promotion, website security) Wednesday -
Feb 24th: 8:30-9:30 am

Register here for training.
2021 Downtown Small Business Training Series

Business Valuation/Succession Planning

Cathy Durham of Capital Valuation Group will offer a succession planning webinar geared towards small businesses. Content will help business owners understands how buyers (and their lenders) analyze a business, and how a business is valued, leading to a more successful and likely future transition through sales or retirement and increasing the likelihood of business success after transition – especially important in internal sales.

•Thursday, February 11, 2021 10-11 am

Register here for training.
This year's Frozen Fun event has been made into a "Take Home Kit" that is packed full of Frozen crafts, Frozen Fun, and special surprises.
Kits can be ordered now until Feb. 12th at 8pm for $25.

Kits Contain:
*Elsa Craft * Two Olaf Crafts
*Anna Craft *Sven Craft
*Frozen Activity Sheets
* Variety of other Special Frozen Surprises

Frozen Fun Kit pick up will be on February 13th from 10AM-2PM. Anna and Elsa unfortunately will be stuck in Arendelle, but Olaf has agreed to be there for your Frozen photo opportunities.

Register for your kits HERE.
On Friday January 22, The Navarino Nature Center was awarded a grant from The Clintonville Area Community Foundation to support their Mission Statement : to educate people of all ages on the importance of conserving natural resources and wildlife habitat, promoting renewable energy, and developing a healthy lifestyle.
Check back often to the Macaroni Kid Website as this Calendar updates and adds things regularly! While you're there sign up for our FREE weekly newsletter!
It is completely FREE to add your own events to the calendar. This can include Grand openings, story times, etc. Add your own event here.
Head to our website to find everything you need; show car classifications, pricing for camping and car corral, frequently asked questions, and a printable registration form (for all the new vendors or campers not on our mailing list)! https://www.iolaoldcarshow.com/
Children with vision problems often don’t complain about their eyes, and so digital eye strain symptoms can go unnoticed. Schedule an eye exam today — especially if your child is rubbing their eyes, squinting, excessively blinking, or experiencing any other primary digital eye strain symptoms. Learn more and schedule online at https://www.griebenoweyecare.com/.
Fraud Webinars
Protecting Your Personal Identity & Accounts

Wednesday, January 27 | 6:00-6:30 PM | Webinar
From fake checks to online scams, learn how you can protect your personal identity and accounts from fraud in this free, informational webinar from Bank First. We will cover the most common fraud tactics and highlight best practices on how you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Register HERE!

Protecting Your Business from Fraud

Thursday, January 28 | 3:00-4:00 PM | Webinar
Businesses can often become a target for fraud. In this free, informational webinar hosted by Bank First and Ansay & Associates, you will learn how you can protect you and your business from some of the most common fraud schemes.

Register HERE!

*Recordings will be published on Bank First's website following each webinar.

Looking to obtain or renew your CPR certification?

Our next BLS CPR class will be held Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30-9:30pm. To register call 715-823-1555 OR register online here.
Goodfellows of Clintonville and Marion President, Steve Conradt was presented a $3,000 grant from the Clintonville Area Foundation, represented here by Sue Aschliman and DuWayne Federwitz. A great big THANK YOU to the foundation for it's generosity. This donation certainly gives the Goodfellows a great start towards their 2021 campaign next December!
Entrepreneurial Training Program 

Provides an Easy to Follow Step by Step Process
·    Answer the question - "Will people buy my product or service?"
·    Appeal to more customers
·    Develop a lender-ready business plan
·    Use time, money and resources wisely

ETP grant available to help cover 75% of the course fee. Learn more!

Going Virtual for Spring

Thursdays, February 11 - April 8, 2021 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Spring registrations are now open!
Clintonville Lions member, Lion Jay Hornung, is making tremendous progress on the Gordy Noren Memorial Skate Park! 
The first 31' mural section was completed on Sunday, January 17th at Lion Jay’s art studio within Optimal Living. (Next to No Boundaries Nutrition) There will be another 7 sections to complete the Skatepark project over the next 1-2 years. The completed mural sections will be installed as they are completed during warmer weather. 
Design and painting by Lion Jay will continue indoors at this time. His host-daughter, Mia Welte, will assist with painting during her stay in the USA. The Clintonville Lions Club and Lion Jay's personal donations of his time and talent are continuously giving back to Clintonville.
Unity is proud to now offer Supportive Care Management, a specialized palliative care program designed to help patients live well during advancing, serious illness. Patients and families benefit from regular visits from Unity’s care team to relieve physical symptoms and emotional stress, provide education regarding medication and illness management, guide advance care planning, assess safety and mobility as well as assist with community resource navigation. Please reach out to us for more information (920) 338-1111 / (800) 990-9249 www.unityhospice.org
Click the business logo to view more information and apply, unless otherwise instructed below.
Applications available at A&W.
Questions can be directed to Dena Peters @ 715-823-7215 x2605 or dpeters@clintonville.k12.wi.us.
Information available at www.clintonville.k12.wi.us
Thank you to our February Booster Members!