Volume 13 | Issue 3
Chamber Connection
Welcome our new member joining the Clintonville Chamber!
Come to the Clintonville Public Library on Wednesday, March 2 from 1 to 5 pm to celebrate Read Across America. There will be games and a prize station, as well as a sweet surprise to take home!
Get your orders in for our DIY Building Up Spring Sale.

Orders need to be in by March 5th. Pick-up is March 12th.

Choose from a variety of items that will enhance your outdoor space.

For more information and to order, click https://www.navarino.org/jump-into-spring-garden-sale

Or call 715-758-6999 today!
Follow us on Facebook to learn about more opportunities and session availability.
Revolving Loan Fund Program

A BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM
• To maintain and promote a diverse mix of employment opportunities
• To encourage the creation and retention of permanent jobs
• To maintain a positive business climate for expansion of existing business, while helping to attract new businesses
• To encourage the leveraging of new public and private investment
• To promote entrepreneurship and business start-up
• To encourage the deployment of modern technology, as well as safe work environment

For more information regarding the loan program view the Loan Manual and information page included below.


Sign-ups are OPEN!
We are looking for volunteers to help fill backpacks and deliver to our Clintonville school locations! Click the link or private message us to get signed up! Hurry, spots fill up fast!

Clintonville Foundation Shares Largest Grant Distribution Yet | Area Charities Receive $20,300

The Clintonville Area Foundation (CAF) has awarded $20,300 in grants to eight charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area.
The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from a variety of charitable funds within the community foundation this year.
“This is the largest grant cycle in the Clintonville Area Foundation’s history in terms of amount awarded. And it includes the second largest grant we have ever awarded of $4,000 to Compassionate Connections. Very exciting!” said Sue Aschliman, Advisory Board Chairperson of the Clintonville Area Foundation.

Read the full press release and details here.
View Facebook post and full photos here.
Clintonville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 664 Monthly Meeting | March 15th, 2022

Location: 10 West Morning Drive, Clintonville
Time: 6 PM.
Call Tina at 715-460-6540 for details.

Follow us on Facebook! Clintonville VFW Post 664
Community meals offered by the Waupaca County Senior Nutrition Program are back in person on Mondays and Wednesdays here at the Clintonville Community Center. Please call Mary at 715-823-7667 for more information.
Now Accepting Applications for
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year!
Recognizing manufacturing excellence for more than 30 years!

The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award (MOTY) program is an annual recognition of excellence in manufacturing. It celebrates the successes of manufacturers in the state: their innovations, philanthropy, technological advances, commitment to customer satisfaction and quality jobs.

Applications are now being accepted! The deadline for manufacturers to complete the application is March 4.
 
Companies are placed in four size categories based on company-wide employee count. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Nominees are celebrated and winners are revealed at a black-tie awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Visit the MOTY website to learn more and review the required application information.
 
To submit your application, please click below or contact Nick Novak at nnovak@wmc.org with any questions.
Beginning Saturday March 5 at 8am, St. Martin of Clintonville will be holding a Men's Lenten breakfast in their fellowship hall open to all men from our community. Grab a friend or neighbor, perhaps your son on grandson and join us for some good eats, fellowship, and an inspirational message.

Marion, WI - Marion Body Works, a leading national manufacturer of fire & emergency apparatus, commercial truck bodies, custom cabs, custom engineered vehicles and defense bodies, is excited to announce Kevin Ignacio’s promotion to Vice President.
Integrating Ignacio into the executive level of leadership embraces the great ideas of another generation with consideration of the company’s culture and values. “The succession plan at Marion Body Works was established decades ago to secure the longevity of our family-owned business for generations to come.” said Curt Ignacio, President and CEO of Marion Body Works. “We have a responsibility to our customers, employees, and our community and we’ll continue to make strategic choices that honor that responsibility.”
After graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in Finance and Sports Management, Kevin held sales and finance positions for several years with Techtronic Industries and, most recently, Ally Financial. Ignacio’s prior sales and finance experience, in addition to his years of involvement on Marion Body Works’ Board of Directors, equipped him with the knowledge to hit the ground running when he joined Marion full-time in early 2020 as Director of Business Development. The transition to Vice President is a natural next step given Ignacio’s success leading various facets of the business and driving commercial sales resulting in the company’s largest and healthiest backlog to date.
“I’m proud to work alongside the talented and dedicated team at Marion Body Works every day. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the team that upholds the tradition of quality that Marion Body Works was founded on over 115 years ago. The future of Marion Body Works is bright for years and years to come.” said Kevin Ignacio.
Marion Body Works is looking to further grow our talented manufacturing team and we're hosting OPEN INTERVIEWS March 1st and 2nd from 3pm-6pm.
In addition to extensive company culture, Marion Body Works also offers $19/hour for assemblers, $20/hour for welders, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, PTO and paid holidays, 401 (k) program and match, tuition reimbursement, wellness benefits, and FREE clinic access at Astia Health.
Stop by 211 W Ramsdell St in Marion for our open interview event!
NOW RECRUITING!
CETUSA (Council for Education Travel, USA) is recruiting! We are looking for motivated self-starters looking for a fun, meaningful job opportunity! Become a local coordinator for CETUSA, working mostly from your smartphone or laptop! This contract position is a great way to supplement your income and earn trips around the world!
CETUSA Local Coordinators are a nationwide network of individuals who are passionate about cultural exchange. Each of our coordinators is an independent contractor. Fully trained and knowledgeable, coordinators recruit volunteer host families for international students arriving for 5 or 10 month stays. They provide support to host families, students and host schools. Their dedicated support of international exchange brings together American families and international students for an experience they will never forget.

For full job details and how to apply, see listing here.
Greg Boldt humbled and honored to receive Spectrum’s Top Regional Spectrum Mobile Master Award 2021 (of over 100 Business Account Exec’s)
I enjoy helping Local businesses save money on their cellular mobile services! No added Taxes and Fees! No Contracts!
Keep your same device & number or trade it in for one of the latest models from Apple, Samsung, Google or Motorola.
Please contact me directly at 920-289-0480 or email Greg.Boldt@charter.com for further details. Savings average up to 60%!
"Today is a very special day here at 40 S. Main because today marks 18 years this wonderful lady has been working at State Farm. Colleen you are such an amazing person, employee and friend. Your hard work and dedication is an absolute blessing to our customers and our office as a whole. Team Trebus is so lucky to have such an amazing lady as part of our team. Cheers to 18 years and many more to come!!"

-Kelly Trebus State Farm
Webinar:
Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities.
This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 @ 12:30pm OR Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 7:30pm
More information and registration here:
APPLETON, Wis. -- Fox Communities Credit Union will award five $1000 scholarships to graduating high school students throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
Graduating seniors who are primary, active members of Fox Communities Credit Union and plan to continue their education at a two-year or four-year accredited university, technical, or vocational school are invited to apply.
“We are thrilled to offer this scholarship opportunity to local seniors,” said Fox Communities Credit Union CEO & President Chris Allen. “Investing in education supports our mission of helping our members realize their financial goals and build secure futures while strengthening our communities.”
Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and will be asked to submit a written essay, in addition to demonstrating a commitment to community service. All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship selection committee in accordance with application requirements. 
As a primary, active member students must be in good standing with the credit union and have their name on an account. Students who are not currently credit union members can open an account by Saturday, March 12, 2022, to establish eligibility for application. 
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, April 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 27, 2022.
For more information regarding scholarship details, eligibility requirements, judging criteria, or to apply visit Fox Communities Credit Union.
Bank First Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Denmark Bancshares, Inc.

‎MANITOWOC, Wis. and DENMARK, Wis., January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank First Corporation (Nasdaq: BFC) (“Bank First” or “the Company”), the holding company of Bank First, N.A., announced today the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Denmark Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: DMKBA and DMKBB) (“Denmark”), parent company of Denmark State Bank, a Wisconsin state-chartered bank, under which Bank First has agreed to acquire 100% of the common stock of Denmark in a combined stock-and-cash transaction. ‎
View the full press release here.
TRAINING & EVENTS IN MARCH
Now's the time to sign up for business training and other WWBIC events happening in March!

Scroll through the calendars provided below for:
  • Business Training
  • Financial Wellness
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
  • Sessions in Spanish
  • Special Events

View the full calendars of events and trainings and register visit here.

A big shout out to our Employee of the Month EMMA!
Thank you for your dedication and uplifting spirit!! A few things to know about Emma-
Her favorite A&W secret menu item is a classic Oreo Polar Swirl with a fudge layer! She is working hard to be Valedictorian for the class of 2023 - Marion! After high school she would like to attend UW- Madison to study Nuclear Medicine.
Her favorite part about working at A&W is coming to work and not having it feel boring,as she enjoys the workplace environment and fun spirit!
A&W of CLINTONVILLE DONATES TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER ANIMAL SANCTUARY

IN HONOR OF BETTY WHITE’S 100th BIRTHDAY


CLINTONVILLE, WISCONSIN, February 1, 2022 – A&W of Clintonville promoted a donation drive for Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, in honor of Betty White’s Birthday for the month of January. Donations of animal food, supplies and monetary gifts were accepted. A&W donated 20% of their sales from January 17, 2022, which would have been Betty White’s 100th Birthday. A check of $1,000 was presented to Ken Reitz and Lisa Parizek of HEA.

“It is our pleasure to help promote such a wonderful organization like Happily Ever After. We are thrilled that the community came out in support of their mission of giving a home to all the animals that find themselves in their care, whether they are adopted or live out their lives at the sanctuary.” - Erica Kelley, A&W Manager

Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary is located at E5714 Bork Road in Marion, WI, 54950 and was founded in 2006, by Amanda Reitz. Amanda’s heart has inspired change for companion animals and our gifts are the fuel needed to ensure the future of this noble mission. 

“I knew there was a better way to care for animals in need, but I wasn’t going to wait for someone else to do something about it.” – Amanda Reitz, HEA Founder

Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary has placed over 5,000 adoptions in 15 years. They have an adoption center in Green Bay, WI and the sanctuary in Marion, WI.
For more information, please visit www.heanokill.org
March's featured Booster Members!