June 16, 2022 | Issue #24

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Showcase your employment opportunities to college students at Fox Cities Days

We're excited to announce the schedule for Fox Cities Days, our popular workforce attraction program held at Midwestern college campuses. This year we will be visiting:

  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on September 6 - Details pending.
  • Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. on September 8 - Register your business
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville on September 20 - Register your business
  • Concordia College - Date TBD

Learn more about Fox Cities Days.

Email Jim Wickersham for sponsorships opportunities. 

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Chamber Quick Poll

What hiring trends do you see for your business over the next year?
Substantial increase in hiring
Moderate increase in hiring
Moderate decrease in hiring
Substantial decrease in hiring

Last week's poll results: Does your company have a formal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiative?

People in the News

Ann Thielman, with Realty One Group Haven in Appleton, WI, earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation in recognition of experience, knowledge, and expertise in high-end residential properties.

Jewelers Mutual Group, a leading jewelry insurance and services provider, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Alexander to chief operating officer.

The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) has named Natalyn Jannene, AVP/Marketing from AbbyBank, recipient of the Prochnow Educational Foundation/WBA Scholarship. 

The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region hired Terri St. Lawrence as its first development manager. 

Community First Credit Union is pleased to announce that Sherri Jablonicky has assumed a newly-created role as Senior Vice President of Fraud & Security.

Verve, a Credit Union, is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Bucciferro to vice president of accounting and finance. 

What We're Reading

Workforce development to get the job done. Read article>>

Federal Reserve increases key interest rate by 0.75% in biggest hike since 1994. What's that mean for economy and you? Read article>>

Skyrocketing gas prices drive public transit demand. Read article>>

Chamber Member News

Make Music Day returns to Downtown Appleton on Tuesday, June 21 with a multitude of opportunities for community members of all ages to literally join the band and make music. Make Music Appleton is part of an international effort to have communities present music-making opportunities to interested participants and is staged in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries across the world, with nearly 100 cities in the U.S. participating. Read more>>

J. F. Ahern Co., a mechanical and fire protection contractor headquartered in Fond du Lac, has been named as the winner of the 2022 New North Workplace Excellence Award. Read more>>

Send your news releases to marketing@foxcitieschamber.com

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Did you apply for the 2022-2023 Leadership Fox Cities program yet? If not, now is your chance! Applications are being accepted through June 27. Apply here.

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau is embarking on a long-term Destination Master Plan, with the goal of creating a vision for tourism in our community - and importantly - how tourism can support the quality of life of our residents. This survey is exclusively open to residents of the Fox Cities. 

Please take this 10 minute survey to share your thoughts and opinions about the Fox Cities and tourism, to help to shape the plan and the future of our community.

Take Fox Cities CVB Resident Survey

Upcoming Events

Ribbon Cutting: Shear Images

by Carla

June 16, 4:30 p.m.

207 W. College Avenue, Appleton

Ribbon Cutting: Community Blood Center

June 22, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

4330 W. Spencer St, Appleton

Ribbon Cutting: Mill City Public House

June 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1103 W. College Avenue, Appleton

Free small business counseling

with the SBDC

July 6, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Chamber, 125 N Superior St.

Schedule an appointment

July Business After Hours at 

Community First Credit Union

July 14, 5 - 7 p.m.

1575 Dresang Way, Neenah

Chamber Golf Outing at North Shore Golf Club

July 18, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

N8421 North Shore Road, Menasha

Free small business counseling

with the SBDC

August 3, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Chamber, 125 N Superior St.

Schedule an appointment

Fox Cities Days

September 6: UW Oshkosh

September 8: Michigan Tech

September 20: UW Platteville 

TBD: Concordia University

License to Cruise

September 23, 6 - 9:30 p.m.

College Avenue, Appleton

Appleton's Octoberfest

September 24, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

College Avenue, Appleton

Smart Girls Rock!

November 2

Walbec Group

View all Chamber Events

Fox Cities Jobs

See all job postings. 

Post your job openings.

Thank you to everyone who took our Chamber brand survey. The winner of the portable Bose speaker was Becky Flanagan from Verve, a credit union. Congratulations Becky!

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