Volume 14 | Issue 2
Chamber Connection
We are busy, busy gearing up for this year's Chamber events!
We are looking for sponsorship, committee members, volunteers, prizes, etc. Please keep an eye out for emails regarding these events!

Upcoming Committee Meetings 8-9 am:

Community Wine & Cheese Walk | February 8th
Golf Outing | February 15
Spring Shopping Days | February 22nd

If you are interested in helping and being on a committee, please email
Tina at administrativeassistant@clintonvillewichamber.com!

The Clintonville Area Foundation has scheduled its Grant Distribution event this year for February 10, 8 a.m. at the Living Room Coffee Shop in Clintonville. Photos will be taken of recipients at approximately 8:30 a.m.  
This year we will be distributing a total of $15,000 in grants to seven deserving area non-profit organizations. The public is invited to attend this event. 
Congrats to the winners of the Chili Cook Off and Scotch Doubles, and Corn Hole Tournament!
Thank you for participating!

February 6 & 7, 2023
Christ Congregational Church
70 S Main Street, Clintonville, WI 54929

Dad’s Season Tickets is a new musical comedy celebrating family, folly and football. Which of Frank’s three daughters will inherit his treasured season tickets? The Kosinski sisters employ every trick in the playbook. From kick off to the final Hail Mary, it’s anyone’s game. To reach the end zone, our home team must first relearn that family isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.
Anyone age 16 and older is welcome to audition. You may bring your accompaniment music on a CD or other device. Piano accompanist will not be provided; however, a piano is available if you bring an accompanist to play for you. Acapella auditions are not allowed. You will learn and perform a short dance routine in small groups at the audition, please wear appropriate shoes. Six performances of the musical are scheduled for April 28 – May 7, 2023 at the 1918 Auditorium in Clintonville.
Auditions are by appointment only, you must sign up online: www.PhoenixPlayersWi.com
Helen has been a member of Pigeon River Artists since its beginning. She earned a degree in Art Education (K-12) from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She taught in the Clintonville School District for 30 years before retiring in 2007. She continued to take additional classes as necessary to broaden her exposure and enhance her teaching in the classroom. Being certified in K-12 education, she taught in every school in the district; kindergarten through high school. Mostly though, she developed programs for and taught at the high school.

During that time, she worked on stage/set design. First with the Clintonville Community Players and then with high school students for their musicals. First at the middle school theater and then at the new high school theater. Students and myself painted many large backdrops in our pole barn. Finally they could make sets, paint them and store them in the new theater shop area.

The last five years she co-taught a course in art history, film, and the use of technology. Her students really enjoyed creating and editing their own films.

Working with all grade levels and abilities of students in both 2D and 3D art (in various mediums) she found both challenging and exciting. It allowed her to watch her students work through problem solving assignments for those "ah-ha" moment when all becomes clear. She really enjoyed watching them grow. They learned together!

After retiring, she has been experimenting with combining the flat surface with 3D forms. She has painted with acrylic, added cast self-created forms as well as nature objects. Using fibers such as weaving and/or macramé along with nature and manmade objects has also been explored. Right now she is working with acrylics with the objective of creating an appropriate setting for this home (see below).

Recently she worked on a Community Mural under the direction of Peggy Johnson. She mixed and matched a lot of paint. It was a wonderful experience for her to work with young people again.

Beautiful work Helen! Thank you for providing us with your story!
Fox Communities Credit Union is proud to offer free, financial webinars presented by BALANCE.
Webinar: Using Credit Cards Wisely
A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

2/14/23 @ 12:30pm
2/23/23 @ 7:30pm

More information and registration here:

Fox Communities Credit Union is ready to help with cash for college
Are you a graduating high school senior who’s planning on continuing your education at college or a tech or trade school? Are you worried about all the expenses that come along with post-secondary education? Apply for a Fox scholarship! We’re proud to offer five $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors looking to continue their education, and all you need to do is fill out our application to get started.

If you could change one thing to better your community, what would it be? Why is it important to you, and how would you contribute to this change?

·        Must have a primary membership at Fox prior to applying (Not under a parent/guardian account)
·        Must be a member in good standing* with an active account to be considered for scholarship award
·        Must maintain membership throughout the award period
·        Be a student at a school in one of the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Shawano, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, and Winnebago
·        Be a graduating high school senior who is continuing their education at an accredited two- or four-year post-secondary university or technical/vocational school, within one year of judging notification
·        Have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
·        Demonstrate a commitment to community service.
·        Fill out application and send to scholarships@foxcu.org no later than Friday, March 3, 2023
·        Recipients will be notified Friday, April 14, 2023. Only those being awarded a scholarship will be contacted

Stress got you down? Check out the following training. All ThedaCare At Work customers are invited. Please share the attached training flyer with your teams. The cost for attendance is $25.00 per person payable by invoice or credit card. If paying by credit card please fill out and return the attached registration form.
Zoom link will be forwarded 2 days prior to training.
Due to overwhelming positive response to our Corporate Education Program, ThedaCare EAP is offering monthly trainings open to all employers. We will still provide onsite trainings at your location as requested.
CAP Services Family Crisis Center (FCC) offers free and confidential assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, available 24 hours a day by telephone (1-800-472-3377). Walk-in services are also available 24 hours a day at the FCC shelter in Stevens Point. Walk-in services are available at the outreach offices during traditional business hours in Portage, Waupaca, and Waushara counties. 
What We Do
  • Offer cost-free, confidential, and supportive advocacy
  • Referral and information sharing
  • Accompaniment for medical, legal, and justice related services
  • Provide individual, family, or support group advocacy meetings
  • Bilingual and bicultural advocates available
  • Assist with restraining orders
  • Present educational sessions in schools, businesses, and other civic and community organizations throughout the service area
  • Advocate for new policy and build partnerships to develop a coordinated community response to protect and assist survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence
  • Empower survivors, concerned individuals, and organizations to ultimately end domestic abuse and sexual violence in our communities and to hold perpetrators accountable
You are not alone. It is not your fault. We believe you. Support is here for you.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to talk to someone we are just a phone call away.

Waupaca County Victim Advocate: 715-258-9575
Family Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-472-3377
Marion, Wis./Shawano, Wis. – Mike Foley, Vice President, will retire from Marion Body Works after 34 dedicated years with the company. Mike started off his career at Marion Body Works selling commercial van bodies. He worked diligently to develop both regional and national fleet accounts. As his career developed, he remained true to his van body sales roots while also adding various defense body and custom engineered vehicle accounts. Additionally, Mike played an integral role in shaping the strategy and vision for the organization. 
Marion Body Works has been incredibly blessed to have Mike on the team for the past 34 years and wishes him well in his retirement!
Lots of fun winter activities happening at Navarino Nature Center in February! Click the links below for more information!
Lemke Named Next Leader
 of First State Bank
New London, WI – First State Bank chief executive officer, Bob Van Asten, announced Matthew R. Lemke has been named president of First State Bank. Lemke succeeds Van Asten who is retiring on March 31 of this year.
“Matt’s extensive experience in bank operations and visionary leadership style will help shape First State Bank’s culture and continued commitment to providing fantastic experiences for our customers and communities,” commented Van Asten.
Lemke began his banking career in 2004 as a personal banker at JP Morgan Chase in Appleton. He advanced his banking knowledge and leadership skills in his roles as senior branch manager at Associated Bank in Appleton from 2005 to 2010, and as director of retail/market manager for Baylake Bank’s Green Bay and Central Wisconsin branches from 2010 to 2016. Lemke joined Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc in 2016 where he served as senior vice president of banking services before his promotion to executive vice president – chief retail and deposit officer in 2021. Most recently, Lemke has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bristol Morgan Bank in Oakfield.
“First State Bank has a long history of serving its customers, communities, and employees. I am excited to join an outstanding team and look forward to carrying on that dedication to delivering a meaningful community banking experience.” said Lemke.
Lemke joins First State Bank’s staff on January 9 and will be elected to First State Bank’s board of directors on January 23. Van Asten will continue in his role as CEO until his retirement, after which Lemke will become president and CEO.
High School Seniors Invited to Apply for First State Bank Scholarships
New London, WI – First State Bank invites local high school seniors to apply for one of ten $1,000 scholarships being offered in 2023 to help with their post-secondary education. The bank is accepting applications through Friday, March 31.
Applicants must be attending a high school located in a community where First State Bank has a branch location, or either the applicant or their parent(s) must be a First State Bank customer. In addition, all applicants must be enrolling with an accredited college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis for the term immediately following graduation from high school.
“It is inspiring to learn about the various careers our applicants are pursuing and how they plan to positively impact their field or trade,” said vice president of marketing, Brenda Hansen. “Through our scholarship program, we hope to give our recipients better opportunity to focus their energy on attaining career goals and returning to our communities to keep our area workforces strong.”
Scholarship application forms and further details are available on the bank’s website at bankfirststate.com/scholarships.html.
VFW Post 664 is selling raffle tickets for their Memorial Day Celebration on May 29! Please support the Veterans of Foreign War. Call Tina Flanagan at 715-460-6540 for tickets.
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