Newsletter
January 2020
MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER

MENOMONIE CHAMBER ANNOUNCES NEW CEO  


December 23,2019, Menomonie, WI –  Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce and welcome Ashley DeMuth as the new CEO of the Chamber.  DeMuth will be responsible for creating value-added member programming, recruiting new members, and managing day to day activities to carry out the Chamber’s mission; to strengthen member businesses and stimulate regional prosperity. 
 
Ashley comes to the Chamber with a knowledge of non-profits having served as Executive Director of United Way and Center Director for the Boys and Girls Club.  Through these roles, Ashley had the opportunity to see the community from different facets while developing relationships with local business leaders and program partners. Ashley developed a strong devotion for the nonprofit sector after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with her B.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation. Her fiscal, program, and operations management experiences make her a great fit for this role. It is Ashley’s passion to build a strong community that we all deserve.  
“Ashley is an excellent addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role.  Her enthusiasm is contagious and we are thrilled she explored our opportunity and accepted our offer,” shared Carmen Trimble, 2020 president elect. 
 
Ashley will help the Chamber usher in the new decade. Under her leadership we expect to see new programming and offerings to our members. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys bowling, watching sporting events, listening to live music and traveling with her husband and two children. Ashley’s family calls Colfax home and operates a small hobby farm. 
 
About the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce: 
The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization located on Main Street in Menomonie.  Our mission is to strengthen member businesses and stimulate regional prosperity. We aim to be the catalyst organization that ensures that the Greater Menomonie Area is a vibrant place to do business, work and live. 
MEMBER TO MEMBER
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
2020 Sponsorship

A sponsorship investment increases your visibility and assists us in our programming.

  • Annual Banquet
  • Business Showcase
  • Golf Outing
  • Junior Chamber Career Fair
  • Leadership Menomonie
  • Meet Menomonie
  • Professional Sponsorship (BP & YP)

Contact us to review your membership and discuss the additional benefits of sponsorship!

Advertising

Advertising with us can extend your reach. Businesses have the opportunity for a one time ad or an entire year.

  • Website Banner Ad
  • Chamber Check Insert
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Social Media posting

Contact marketing@MenomonieChamber.org for details.
Business After Hours 2020
Network and socialize with other members as Andersen Corporation Manufacturing, 201 Lookout Rd., Menomonie, hosts the January 20 Business After Hours from 5-6:30 pm. The April and July Business After Hours are still available for your business to host or co-host. October is Cooperative month and we look forward to the collaboration for this event. Stay tuned for information on the 2020 Holiday Party.

Click Here to Host or Co-Host with other Chamber members.
Upcoming Events
81st Annual Banquet
The 81st Annual Banquet planning has commenced. This much anticipated social event celebrates our chamber members, volunteers, and leaders! The Chamber will recognize key contributions to our community and businesses.

Would you like to serve on the planning committee for this special event? If you would like to contribute your ideas and assistance, contact the Chamber at
715-235-9087.

You can purchase your dinner ticket by Clicking Here. If your business would like to sponsor this event, please contact Melissa at the Chamber.
Thank you Annual Banquet Sponsors:
DECEMBER CHAMBER ACTIVITIES
Young Professionals
On one of the coldest days in December, the Young Professionals got together to ring the bell at Dick's Fresh Market for The Salvation Army. Stay tuned for more events to get involved in 2020!

Young Professionals offers networking and social opportunities for our members and their employees as well as University of Wisconsin-Stout students between the ages of 18 and 39. This program is designed to support the growth, development, involvement, and influence in shaping the Greater Menomonie Area as young professionals.
2019/2020 Leadership Menomonie Class
The Leadership Menomonie class of 2019-2020 received the month of December off but just wait to hear what they learn on January 16! The focus that month is education and the day is full of learning opportunities.

They will be traveling to Chippewa Valley Technical College, University Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie High School and Brewery Nonic. Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and hosts and Pulse for transportation!
Thank you Sponsors:
HOLIDAY FUN
Holiday Raffle

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the 2019 Holiday Raffle! With the Holiday Raffle, $4,000 of holiday shopping stayed in the community.

The $50 Winners - November 29-December 7:
  • Grady Richartz
  • Steve Langer
  • Brian Benrud
  • Ben Ludeman
  • Jason Simmonson
  • Amy Johnson
  • Marcy Bauer
  • Jill Hartung
  • Jon/Everly Kroening

The $75 Winners - December 8-14:
  • Dawn Lind
  • Mike Tiffany
  • James Lockie
  • Stacy Johansen
  • Cherish Thiede
  • Rich McDonough
  • Michael Bransky

The $100 Winners - December 15-21:
  • Jodi Best
  • Mike Tiffany
  • Stacie Zais
  • Jon Kroening
  • Kim Gounakus
  • Asha Kavajecz
  • Joyce Kettner

The $125 Winners - December 22-23: Jamie Bowman and William Swanson

The $250 Winner on December 24: Marge Richartz

The two $400 Winners on December 25: Larissa Gunderson and Kassi Romsos

The $125 Winners - December 26 - 28:
  • Ryan Hinzman
  • Kay
  • Erin Riesmen

The $175 Winners - December 29-30: Carmen Trimble and Joan Friedenfels

The $300 Winner on December 31: Vicki Price
Bailey the Business Buddy
Bailey the Business Buddy had a great time visiting Chamber member businesses. Bailey started at the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on December 1. From there Bailey went to Asher Lasting Exteriors, Bookends on Main, Hope Gospel, Bear Valley Electric, Shine Nutrition, Menomonie Health & Fitness, Great Clips, Mainstream Boutique, Marine Credit Union, Durand Broadcasting LLC (DBA; WRDN 1430 AM / 107.3 FM), Erbert & Gerberts, Dick's Fresh Market, Anshus Jewelers, BeMobile-Verizon, Manpower, Royal Credit Union, American Lutheran Homes, Menomonie Log Jam, AllState Agency-Caitlin Canon, Trimble Dental, Silver Dollar, Menomonie Market Food Co-op, Keller Williams Realty Diversified-Brani Gregory, Game Quest, University Wisconsin-Stout, Marion's Legacy, LE Phillips Career Development, Marketplace Foods, Prevea Health, Jake's Supper Club, and Hampton Inn.

Each day we had one random winner and they are:
Ashleey Jolitz, Travis Sharer, Lisa Bird, Kayleigh Bull, Paula Goettl Gerrish, Alisha Rowan, Jen Ford, Janelle Wait, Jayme Gansberg, Marla Butler, Hope Burgraff, Jess Holmberg-Traxler, Amanda Schwake Lawrence, Tara Hoff, Chelsy Gansberg, Jay Peterson, Stacy Erickson, Brittany Schultz, Nicki Anderson, Terri Dillon, Shay Chamberlain, Christopher Das, Rebecca Olson, Kalie Victorian, MJ MsChif Bueling, Rhonda Paul, Monique Hanson-Keeler, Drew Charles, Roxanne Strand-Keck, Renee Larson, Tony Bonnie Pelikan and Josie Siler.

CONFERENCE ROOMS AND MEETING SPACE
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