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Shade Today Nursery

Dale Baeten - Owner
1401 W. Evergreen Dr.
Appleton, WI  54913
(920) 687-3100  

August 2014

Thank you to those who participated in and volunteered at the successful Chamber Golf Outing that took place on Thursday, July 10th, at Shamrock Heights Golf*Eat*Drink*Banquet*Cater.  The weather was awesome and all 118 golfers in attendance had a great time. 


We had several lucky raffle winners who left with great prizes.  A big "Thank You" to all our members who donated an item for either the numerous raffles or the outstanding door prizes.  


Chamber Ambassador, Julie Hert - Valley VNA Senior Services did a fantastic job of capturing the day in photos.  To view a variety of pictures from the day, go to Scroll to the link on the bottom center of the page for a link to the complete photo gallery. 


In addition, thank you to James Kelley of Yo DJ Entertainment who provided the outstanding music for the day.


And last, but not least, a big "Thank You" to Corey Feller, Cory Kluge and the staff of Shamrock Heights for assisting us with all of our requests throughout the day always with a smile.  


Click here  for a listing of the Hole Event Winners and Sponsorships.



4th Annual
Wheels on Water Street
Car & Cycle Cruise
 Friday, September 12th
Downtown New London
5 - 9 p.m.
 Food / Beverages / DJ
 No Carry Ins / No Pets Allowed


For more details go to 



 2014 Cheese & Sausage

Downtown New London
Saturday, September 13th
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hosted by New London Area Chamber of Commerce
and Community First Credit Union

Fall Crafts, Farmer's Market, Live Entertainment All Day Including "Stage of Praise," Food, Beverages, Kid's Games and Craft Area, Face Painting, Interactive Reptile Exhibit, Randy Peterson Children's Performer, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and more!

For more details go to 

New London Girl's Youth Basketball Association
to Hold Annual Boys / Girls
3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament
at the
New London Cheese and Sausage, Fall Family Fest

The Annual 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament is just around the corner, taking place on Saturday, September 13th during the New London Cheese and Sausage, Fall Family Fest.  The event is open to all boys and girls grades 3rd through 12th.  If you are interested in participating, click here for more information as well as the entry form.

Network Health
St. Joseph Residence
Job Fair
St. Joseph Residence will be holding a Job Fair on Monday, August 11th from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 If you are interested in joining their team, click here for more details.
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, Aug. 20th, 2014   

 ** St. Joseph Residence Chapel **
Please Park on Road


Please be sure to attend this exciting educational and networking opportunity for Chamber members. On the third  Wednesday of each month from 8 - 9:15 a.m. join the Chamber in the St. Joseph Residence Chapel (please park on road) for our monthly business briefing / networking session.  


St. Joseph Residence will provide coffee and snacks for each session. Come join us and learn what's happening with the Chamber and each other. Each of you will be given the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business and share something about your business that you want others to know. Use this opportunity to promote and educate yourself with the offerings of other Chamber members. In addition, we encourage you to invite either an existing Chamber Member, a prospective Chamber Member or a public service person to the meeting. We will have a great prize drawing and a lot of networking opportunities.


A monthly reminder e-mail will be sent out to everyone on our e-mail distribution lists on Monday the week of the sessions. If you are not on our e-mail listing and would like to be added let us know. We hope you can join us! If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822  between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or visit

Mark Your Calendar Tourism Commission's
2014 Concerts in Taft Park 

For years joint efforts of the New London Area Chamber of Commerce and the New London Tourism Commission have resulted in a summer concert series in Taft Park.  The park is located at 400 N. Water St. adjoining the Wolf River.  

Initially the concerts had been held the third Thursday in June, July and August.  In 2014 the Tourism Commission is excited to announce they are planning to expand the series by holding a concert every Thursday in the months of June, July and August.


Click here to view a Concert in the Park flyer listing entertainers for the summer. 


Click here to visit the Concerts in the Park web page.  

Jim Pompa Golf Outing Benefit 
"Taking Swings at ALS"
Your Help Is Needed 
They are looking for event sponsors, prize donations and golfers for this event. If you are interesting in helping this great cause, contact Lori Dachelet at (920) 915-3700. For additional information click here.


New London Wrestling Club Would Like to Congratulate
Maddie Ruckdashel and Scott Cook

New London wrestling club would like to congratulate Maddie Ruckdashel and Scott Cook for their performance and representation of New London at Wisconsin's National Freestyle and Roman - Greco teams for wrestling in the Fargo Dome in Fargo, North Dakota.  See More...


Wolf River Challenge
Beginning Monday, July 7th, WDUX Radio Station is holding a Wolf River Challenge. Be a part of the fun on the Wolf this summer! Win a weekend houseboat rental and beverages to go with it! Just stop at participating businesses to pick up a puzzle piece - complete the puzzle and send in your entry.  Complete details can be found at
New London Festival Foods
Partnering With
Goodwill Industries

Now through September, 2014 Goodwill Industries will be accepting donations via a truck parked in the Festival Foods parking lot every Saturday through Monday.  Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.  The truck will be staffed to assist with donation drop offs.

For additional information, call Festival Foods at (920) 982-9869.


Hair Stylist Volunteers Needed
Hair Stylist volunteers are needed to help with Mission of Hope on Saturday, August 23rd, for 2 - 4 hours between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Bernegger River Walk, New London.  We will be giving free hair cuts (no shampoo or styling) to families struggling with the most basic of needs.  Families coming to the event also receive free groceries, family portraits, shoes, lunch, community resources and more.  Receiving a free hair cut is very important and something many of us take for granted.  We are hoping you can volunteer your talent as a licensed hair stylist at this event and make a difference in someone's life.  After the hair cut they also receive simple makeup if they want and then are all set for a family portrait. Please call Amy at (920) 757-0694 if you can help or want more info.
Donation box at Chamber Office
A box for shoes has been placed in the Chamber office for donations of new shoes and socks of all sizes for the Third Annual Mission of Hope - New London on August 23rd.  
Mission of Hope was inspired by Brooke Prahl, a 2012 graduate of New London High School. After volunteering at Convoy of Hope (a national outreach) in Appleton, she brought the event to New London.


For the past two years, Mission of Hope has utilized volunteers from churches and the community to offer our neighbors a hand up in groceries, shoes, portraits, haircuts, and a large variety of services.


For more details or questions, consult the website at or call Lori Prahl at (920) 359-0705.
Day Care Center of New London
to Hold Lemonade Stand
on Friday, August 8th
On Friday, August 8th, the Day Care Center of New London is holding their final Kids' Klub Lemonade Stand for the summer from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. We raised $267.75 at our last Lemonade Stand and the kids have made it their goal to try and make $330.00 for our final one. Please stop by for a refreshing glass of lemonade! For additional information contact the Day Care Center of New London at (920) 982-6544.

6th Annual Fehlberg Memorial Veteran's Ride

Donates $25,500.00 to Local Veterans Charities

Honoring our service men and women, the 6th Annual Fehlberg Memorial Veteran's Ride, which was held on Saturday, June 14th in New London, has donated $25,500.00 to local veterans' charities.


In its sixth year, this 164 mile motorcycle ride included 249 registered bikes with 360 participants.   The bikers left the Water's Supper Club in New London and traveled a scenic route throughout Waupaca County making stops in the town of Cecil on the shore of Shawano Lake and at Bear Lake Campground in Manawa. The ride ended at Bean City just outside of New London.   


The ride was created to honor and raise funds for local veterans. The dedicated committee works throughout the year planning this annual event.


The committee was proud to present the following checks; $19,500.00 to Old Glory Honor Flights of NE Wisconsin, $2,000.00 to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 53 and $2,000.00 to the VFW Relief Fund Post # 2732 and $2,000.00 to the Norris Spencer American Legion Post 263.


Lucky winners throughout the day of the event included; Jim Beckwith of Wittenberg winning the 2014 Harley Davidson Switchback, Brian Schillerstorm winning $500, John Craig winning $300 and Barbara McCabe winning $200.


The committee would like to thank all of the behind the scenes volunteers, the New London Police and Fire Departments and the many sponsors that made the event possible.


Please save Saturday, June 13th, 2015 for the 7th Annual Fehlberg Memorial Veteran's Ride.    


For photos and updates visit Fehlberg Memorial Veterans Ride at If you would like to make a financial contribution or get more information about the event please contact Andy Brigham at (920) 619-8451 or Becky Schewe at (920) 716-3676.  See More... 

 Partners in Policymaking Application 
Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six-session advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop a group of future leaders across the state, who are able to work with legislators and communities on policies and initiatives that will support the full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life.  Application deadline is noon on Monday, September 1st, 2014.  Click here for application.

Could You Be Helping Someone Steal Your Identity?

Fox Communities Credit Union to Host

Free Seminar on Identity Theft   

Do you place outgoing mail in your mailbox with the red flag up? Do you carry your Social Security card wherever you go? Do you reply to emails from people you don't know? Attend Fox Communities Credit Union's Identity Theft Seminar to see how you may be putting yourself at risk for identity theft!  See More... 



Scott Bleck Wants to See

ThedaCare Name Thrive in Area   

Scott Bleck is very familiar with the ThedaCare name and the hospital in New London.  "ThedaCare has been a provider in our family for many years," said Bleck, 42, of Weyauwega. "I grew up north of New London and have lived in Waupaca County the majority of my childhood and adult life. The New London hospital has been a fixture in my life entirely. I know it well in that is has been a point of security for my family today and yesteryear."  See More... 

Kids Bowl Free All Summer at New London Lanes 

Register your child for a Summer Fun Bowling pass and receive 2 (two) free games of bowling a day all summer.  Click here for additional information or call New London Lanes at (920) 982-4982. 

Grand Cinema Theatres Offers
$4 Tuesday Mornings 

Grand Cinema Theatres will be starting $4 Tuesday mornings on June 10th through Aug. 26th.  All movies are $4 every Tuesday morning for showtimes before 11 a.m. 

New London Public Museum Announces
A Flock of Save the Birds Sponsors  
Numerous Birds to be Restored

 The New London Public Museum announces a flock of Save the Birds sponsors! Faye Wohlrabe and Dan Froding decided to sponsor the Pileated Woodpecker, Brenda Hansen chose the female Blue Wing Teal Duck and the New London Women's Club decided on the pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. With their donations, NLPM will be able to have these four birds cleaned and preserved. With these sponsorships, the museum celebrates nine birds sponsored in 2014! We hope to have ten birds sponsored by the end of the summer, doubling our yearly goal!


Charles Carr, the founder of the museum, collected the Grosbeaks and the Teal in the late 1880s; unfortunately, the museum isn't sure who collected the Pileated Woodpecker. All of these birds have been at the museum for a long time and with these generous donations they will stay here for years and years to come.  See More...  

New Folk Art Exhibit Opens
at New London Public Museum  

The New London Public Museum's newest exhibit is open!  FOLK: Art and Tradition is open through January 31, 2015. Explore the unique and whimsical world of folk art and traditions at the museum this year. Stop in and take a look around. 


Art from nationally known folk artists is on display at the museum. On loan from a private collector, this exhibit touches on the variety of folk art in America. From metal work to painted wood to stone and pottery, there isn't a material that folk artists haven't tried. Learn about the artists including Minnie Adkins, Mr. Imagination and Will Moses and see their works. New London folk artists are also included in the exhibit. Plus learn about and share your folk traditions from storytelling to family customs. It is all here at the museum!  

Synergy Fit Club NEW 24 Fit Challenge
Begins Sunday Aug.,

Stop into Synergy Fit Club anytime from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.3rd for orientation.   


This is going to be the most unbelievable, so incredible and it WILL change your life. If there ever was a time, now is the time. Take the step to hit your goals and help us make New London have the biggest fit Challenge EVER.

For a complete event calendar for August click here.


The  TREG Foundation, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group's not-for-profit foundation, raised over $21,000 in their 12th annual charity golf outing, held on June 17 at Mid Vallee Golf Course.  


The TREG Foundation was a vision set up in 2003 by several Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc. sales associates.  They approached management with the idea of setting up a fund within the Community Foundation to provide a vehicle for philanthropies given by the company. See More...    


Mission Trip Made Possible Thanks to

Jodie Kacer Mission Trip Scholarship

Linda Radtke has a passion for mission trips, so she was overjoyed to have recently received the Jodie Kacer Mission Trip scholarship.


"It is food for my soul," said Radtke, 39, of Weyauwega, a nurse at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London. She has been to Haiti eight times, one of which was right after the earthquake that devastated the area. Mission trips allow her "to use the talents that I have to be able to help people."  See More...    

The New London office is pleased to announce that Sandy DuFrane, Katie Frederick, Ken Laudolff, Sandy Martin, Cindi Bungert, Nick Wholt and Laurie Cummings have made the Company's May Chairman's Circle list.

Friends of New London Public Museum

Announces Chicago Museums Motorcoach Tour

Friends of the New London Public Museum (FNLPM) announced its 2014 Chicago Museums Motorcoach Tour will take place on Friday, August 15th. 


Open to FNLPM members and the general public, the day trip offers participants the opportunity to visit one of Chicago's finest museums including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and The Museum of Science & Industry. New this year is an option to spend the day at the "living museum," the Chicago Botanic Garden.  See More... 

Click here  for Additional August Event Flyers 
(Submitted by Members)

Click here for Complete Community Events Calendar
New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (920) 982-5822