Volume 14 | Issue 3
Chamber Connection
March Anniversaries!
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! Please note: we have found that some emails coming our new software have been found in spam. If you see an email from with "growth zone" in the address, it is likely from us. Please feel free to reach out first if you are unsure. Thanks!

Upcoming Committee Meetings 8-9 am:

Community Wine & Cheese Walk (June 23) | March 8th | Community Center
Golf Outing (June 15) | March 15 | Chamber office
Spring Shopping Days (May 4,5) | March 22nd | Chamber office

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

We are looking for 10-12 downtown
main street businesses that would like
to participate in this event. Even if you are not a downtown business, we can match you up with one to help promote your business, hand out your swag, and network with the community! Cost to participate is $25
(to cover City licensing) Please email administrativeassistant@clintonvillewichamber.com
for more info!

  • Register and pay for membership and select sponsorships/events
  • View and add career opportunities, view Member-to-Member Discounts, and Calendar
  • Access resources/files on the go
  • Update your own profile information
  • View other member listings, call or email other members with a tap of the finger
  • Visit our website at www.clintonvillewichamber.com, Go to "Log In" and create an account, then download the Member Plus Growth Zone app for IOS and Android!

I grew up in a small town in Michigan. My mother was a 4-H leader and I began sewing around the age of seven. Throughout high school and college I chose to take art classes as my electives.
I moved to Clintonville in August of 1981, when I accepted a job as a speech and language pathologist at Clintonville Public Schools. I have made Clintonville my home.

I enjoy exploring many areas of art: painting, basket weaving, sewing, quilting, photography, stained glass and art welding to name a few. Currently my main areas of creating are quilting (traditional and art), painting and welding. I have design a few of my own quilting patterns and for the past 20 years have been a leader/instructor at a quilting retreat held at Silver Birch Ranch. This past April I entered a wall hanging in the Evergreen Quilters Guild quilt show in Green Bay. It was a juried show and I received a blue ribbon. In the past I taught quilting classes at FVTC here in Clintonville and currently teach one night painting classes.

When working on my welding pieces I like the challenges of taking of metal and “junk metal” and turning them into “art”.
I enjoy sharing the talents God has given me with others. Seeing the joy on people’s faces when they have completed a project is very rewarding.

Thank you Shirley for sharing your beautiful work!
Spring 2023 Contest

In order to grow and thrive, businesses need to constantly be thinking two steps ahead of today. What changes are happening in their industry? What do their customers want? How can they improve their business processes and procedures? How can they create a need?

The Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip Corporation is a terrific example of the importance of innovation. A leader in vertical integration, manufacturing and customer care, Kwik Trip has graciously partnered with the Wisconsin Business World Program to present our inaugural bi-annual Statewide Classroom Innovation Competition.

The Spring 2023 Wisconsin Business World & Kwik Trip Innovation Contest submissions must be received by June 2 at 11:59pm.
Scholarship Deadlines Coming Soon!
 Don't miss out - Click Below!
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
Kevin Ignacio Curt Ignacio
Marion Body Works Leadership Team and Board of Directors
Marion Body Works Continues its Family Managed Legacy and Welcomes a New President
Marion, Wis./Shawano, Wis.Curt Ignacio, President and CEO of Marion Body Works, steps down as President after 30 dedicated years in the role. Effective Monday, February 6th, 2023, Curt will transition to the role of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. This transition will mark the beginning of a new chapter for Marion Body Works. However, it is a new chapter of the same book as Kevin Ignacio, Vice President of Marion Body Works, will take on the role of President.
Since joining Marion Body Works in early 2020, Kevin has been involved in all facets of the business. He has managed sales teams and customers throughout the company’s product lines, led the effort to craft strategic plans and initiatives, and has become one of the faces of Marion Body Works. Kevin’s involvement and understanding of the entire organization, along with his dedication and passion for its success, ensures the history as a family owned and managed business will be maintained for the next generation.
“Holding the position of President and leading the organization over the last 30 years has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Curt Ignacio. “However, now is the time for me to step out of the day-to-day operations. I am incredibly confident in Kevin’s readiness to take this well-deserved next step.”
Curt has served as President of Marion Body Works since 1993. First as Co-President with Jim Simpson and then President and CEO following Jim’s unfortunate passing in 2012. As CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Curt will remain involved in the business, attending company functions and trade shows, meeting and thanking customers, and being involved in setting the strategic direction of Marion Body Works.
“Curt and I share similar views on a lot of things, but most importantly, our love for the people and customers of Marion Body Works,” said Kevin Ignacio. “Curt leaves behind a legacy, and I am confident we have the right team in place to continue our success and growth for generations to come. It is an honor to lead the organization into the future.”
Please contact Liz Schroeder at:

Instagram: timelesstouchphotography
Facebook: Timeless Touch Photography
Phone: 715-853-9497

Did someone say DIY projects?
Check out Navarino Nature Center's website for more information on their projects and events!
For more information on Belly Dancing please call Journey Wellness
at 920-405-0917 or 715-250-2133. Located at 47 S. Main St. Clintonville
For more information call Sandi Carpenter at 715-412-2398.
Located at 47 S. Main St. Clintonville
Congrats Grace!

Employee of the Month is Grace K
Grace has been working full time with us since last May. She is so positive and fun to work with. Her favorite item on the menu is our Spicy Papa Burger. When she isn’t working she loves gaming and hanging out with her cat. She loves the close relationships that she has made with her coworkers and leadership staff. Working here has definitely made a difference and she loves her job!

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point has some great continuing education courses available! If you're looking for something specific or just something to sharpen your skills, check out their available courses!!!

WWBIC has some amazing training opportunities in the month of March! Check them out below!
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.
Check out March's Calendar of Events!
This month's featured Booster Members
Thank you for your support!