New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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Michael Gruening
P.O. Box 174
New London, WI 54916
(920) 572-5140
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December 2014
New London Chamber of Commerce
Holiday of Wonder
Friday, Dec. 5th - Sunday, Dec. 7th

The New London Area Chamber of Commerce is busy planning for the 2014 Holiday of Wonder celebration.


Holiday of Wonder Parade 

The weekend kicks off with the Holiday parade on Friday, Dec. 5th.  The parade will be a night-time, lighted holiday parade and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.  The holiday parade is an opportunity for local businesses, schools, and organizations to show their holiday spirit. So far, this year's parade will feature the New London High School Marching Band, Little Wolf High School Band, dozens of businesses and organizations, as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Parade entries are being accepted at this time.


- Click here for the Parade Entry Form


Reindeer Run - New London Parks and Recreation Department

Join the New London Parks and Recreation Department for the Reindeer Run on Friday, Dec. 5th at 5:30 p.m.  This is a one (1) mile fun walk / run that starts at the Washington Center Gym.


- Click here for information and to register for the Reindeer Run 


Gingerbread House Contest  

In addition, the weekend includes a Gingerbread House contest.  The entries will again be on display at Custom Carpets by Gordy Ltd. from Thursday, Dec. 4th through Friday, December 19th.


- Click here for the Gingerbread House Contest Form


Holiday of Wonder Poster


- Click here for the event poster listing all the weekend activities   


During this holiday weekend, be sure to enjoy the...

  • Reindeer Walk / Run  
  • Kid's Holiday Dance 
  • View the gingerbread house creations
  • Observe the live Nativity
  • Watch the Holiday of Wonder parade (with Santa and Mrs. Claus)
  • Have the kids photo taken with Santa
  • Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides

We are busy finalizing the event details and will bring them to you as soon as all dates, times and locations are set.

2014 Holiday Dance  

After the Holiday parade on Friday, December 5th, warm up by joining us for the 3rd Annual Holiday Dance Party from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Wolf River Plaza (Ignite Cheer Team Facility).


James Kelley, Yo DJ Entertainment will be playing all of your "family friendly" favorites. Get your feet moving to holiday classics like Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and today's popular tunes.


Everyone is invited to come inside after the parade, socialize and enjoy the sounds and lights from a local entertainment company.

New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, Nov. 27th
Friday, Nov. 28th
Wednesday, Dec. 24th
8 a.m. - 12 noon
Thursday, Dec. 25th
Friday, Dec. 26th
Wednesday, Dec. 31st
Thursday, Jan. 1st
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 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 the 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

New London Winter Parking Ordinance

NO PARKING on any city street from 3 - 6 a.m. November 1st through March 31st

City Council just passed an ordinance to increase parking tickets as follows: $15 for all parking tickets except for Handicap and Winter Ordinance Violations which are $25.


If tickets are not paid within 30 days the fine goes up to $50 and your license plates will be suspended.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 29, 2014 

Small Business Saturday (SBS), a shop local incentive supported and advertised by American Express and held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, has become the latest way to show support for small, independently owned and operated businesses across the country. 


New London Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Laurie Shaw loves the idea of promoting small businesses in this way.  


"Small Business Saturday is a wonderful way to promote our Main Street businesses. Everyone comes out ahead when consumers shop locally: the merchants, for certain and that keeps our Main Streets thriving but shopping locally also increasing our sales tax revenues which in turn helps to lower our property taxes," she said.  


Click here for additional information on Small Business Saturday 


To find out which small businesses in New London are participating in SBS and to see a map and list of the small business names, visit Businesses interested in participating in the campaign can also sign up and get FREE promotional materials.


"Enjoy big shopping by shopping small - and local - this year," said Shaw.

New London Jaycees

Holiday Lighting & Decoration Contest 


Join the 2014 New London Jaycees

Holiday Lighting & Decoration Contest


PUBLIC Viewing & Voting 

December 5th - December 16th

Click here for online registration, maps, and voting forms 

Printed Maps of participating locations and voting ballots

will be available at:

Santa Land on Friday and Saturday

December 5 and 6, 2014

You could win the prize for "Best in Show!"

Weight Loss Dreams Become A Reality.....

In the summer of 2007, my father started to stumble and fall. His condition kept getting worse. My younger sister Lana decided to take my dad in. After fighting with him that he needed to get to a doctor to see what was happening, she finally made the appointment and took him in. In October of 2007, my dad was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). We did not know at this time what it was or what would happen. Months down the road my dad needed assistance while bathing and walked with a walker. A year down the road, we were doing therapy on him making him stretch and walk back and forth to keep his limbs working as long as possible. Therapy people came in and assisted and showed us what to do on the days where no therapist was coming. Eventually my dad could not walk and depended on us to feed, bathe, and clothe him. He had a disease that was non curable. We watched our dad who was the strongest man on earth just deteriorate in front of our eyes. There was no hope of him ever beating this nasty disease. I lost my dad in October 2010. He left behind a HUGE hole in my heart. Wondering where to go next, what to do next, who would be there to help and guide me through life?  See More...

On Saturday, Dec. 6th, there will be a combination Pearl Harbor Day observance and Christmas party for American Legion, DAV, AmVets, VFW and Auxiliaries at the VFW Clubhouse, located at the corner of Beckert Rd. and Division St.  Social hour will be held from 5 - 6 p.m., with a potluck from 6 - 7 p.m., entertainment will follow.  Please bring wrapped $1 bingo prize to share.  For additional information or to RSVP contact Lewis E. Strite at  (920) 982-4396.

Giovanni's Coffee Shop Now Named
Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Important Update - As you know with a new Business comes change.  We have been looking at our times and what best fits the town. So we are changing our hours.  Please come in and see us soon.

New Hours  
Mon. Closed  
Tues. - Thurs. - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.   
Fri. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.   
Sun. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 We also have a new expanded breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.  Stop by and check us out! 
It's Back....New London Area Chamber of Commerce "Shopping Local Can Save You 10%"

The New London Area Chamber of Commerce is putting action behind the importance of supporting the businesses that support our communities. We are working to spread the message that residents should support our businesses by shopping in the New London community. Maintaining a strong local economy keeps our community members employed and able to raise their families. Buying locally made products is also a great way to conserve energy, cut shipping costs for producers and save gas for buyers.


When a New London resident travels to another area (including non-local or on line retailers) to shop, they are creating what we in economic development call "leakage." That refers to consumer spending that occurs outside of our market. The problem with leakage is that once the dollars have left our area they are gone for good. They cannot be used to pay taxes, rent, payroll, supplies, gas, utilities or make donations etc. which means the dollars cannot circulate in our community. It is highly unlikely that a store in Appleton, Milwaukee, Madison, at the Mall of America, or an online retailer such as Amazon is ever going to donate money back to our community. We hope that savvy shoppers will realize that traveling a distance on the road or online to get a "bargain" is not in the best interest of our local businesses and our community.


In efforts to promote shopping locally, the New London Area Chamber of Commerce is initiating the "New London Area Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Stimulus Package." Beginning November 14, 2014 our stimulus package will allow you to grow your investment in the community 10% while transforming your cash into "Chamber Bucks."


What exactly are Chamber Bucks? They are certificates / checks that can be redeemed at a Chamber members' business for services and / or merchandise - basically a community gift certificate. You can view a list of over 100 businesses that accept Chamber Bucks on the Chamber of Commerce's website . Go to the "Membership" tab, select "Chamber bucks - Community Gift Certificates and look under "Where do I redeem Chamber Bucks".


If you want to support the community and participate in our stimulus program you simply need to purchase Chamber Bucks with cash (we will not be able to accept checks, credit or debit cards for this program) and "grow" your community investment by 10%. For example, if you would bring in $100 in cash to purchase Chamber Bucks you would receive $110 in Chamber Bucks. To make funds available to as many people as possible an individual benefit cap of $50 has been set. Chamber Bucks for this program will be available in $25 increments with a $25 minimum purchase.


How can you purchase Chamber Bucks? They can be purchased at the New London Area Chamber of Commerce office, which is located at 420 N. Shawano St. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to walking in and requesting Chamber Bucks you can call (920) 982-5822, fax (920) 982-6344, or e-mail a request to and we will have them ready for your pickup.


The New London Area Chamber of Commerce believes that we can contribute best to the health of the nation's economy by taking care of our local businesses. 


Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 11th

4:30 - 7 p.m.

The Chamber - 420 N. Shawano St.

The Chamber staff, board of directors, ambassadors and Wisconsin Distributors would like to invite our Chamber members and their employees to our 3rd Annual Holiday Party. 


This is an opportunity for our members to check out our facility while visiting and networking with each other.


We will be serving beverages courtesy of Wisconsin Distributors and snacks made by the Chamber staff, board of directors and ambassadors.  Spend an evening with us in a Holiday Wonderland created by The Lily Pad that is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Enjoy casual conversation while listening to holiday favorites provided by Yo DJ Entertainment - James Kelley.


Please mark your calendars for this fun holiday get together.  If you have any food or drink you'd like to contribute please let us know.


An RSVP is not required but is appreciated to insure we provide enough food and drinks.  You can call us at (920) 982-5822 or e-mail

Holiday European Cruise

Sail to Europe's oldest and most enchanting Christmas Markets while enjoying beer pairing dinners onboard with AMA Waterways from December 14th - 21st.
Call Malliet Travel at (920) 538-5825 now for pricing and details.  

ThedaCare Medical Center - New London Auxiliary
would like to thank the following generous donors for the 2014 Auxiliary Fall Bazaar & Craft Sale
that was held on Friday, November 7
All Seasons Photo

Anytime Fitness

Bridgewood Golf - Neenah

New London Chamber of Commerce for advertising

Chaska Golf - Appleton

Festival Foods

First State Bank

Kwik Trip North

Laura's Confection Connection

PAC - Appleton

Butch's Piggly Wiggly

Rivers Edge Salon

Hillshire Brands Company

Shamrock Heights golf*eat*drink*banquet*cater

ThedaCare Medical Center - New London - Staff and Volunteers

Mary Kay, Inc. - Patricia Toney - Independent Beauty Consultant

Karen Volkman - Shiocton

Walgreens Company

Water Street Vintage LLC



Special thanks to all who advertised for us, supported the raffle and attended the sale. We are grateful for your continued support. Every attempt was made to thank everyone; however, we apologize if anyone was missed.  



Sally Tschurwald

Event Chair


New London Fish and Game Club
has Peasant Hunting Permits 

The New London Fish and Game Club has pheasant hunting permits available. For additional information call Dale Sternhagen at (920) 779-6346 or (920) 209-0486.




Initiative Signifies Market Position and

Role as Community Health Partner

ThedaCare, northeastern Wisconsin's largest healthcare system and the first in the state to be part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, today introduced a new brand identity that more closely ties its seven hospitals, physician clinics and specialty practices together while emphasizing its commitment to providing patient-centered care as a community healthcare partner.  See More... 


My name is Ryne Goedderz and I'm a senior marketing student at New London High School.   I am collecting marketing research data for my student driven project. 

I am helping Plach Automotive of New London reach an underserved demographic, in this case 35 and younger.  It does not matter what age you are, as all input is greatly appreciated by myself and Plach Auto.  If you would offer a small moment of your time to complete my survey I would be most grateful. 

Just clink on the following link to take the short survey, 

If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact me via text, call, or email.

Thank You,

Ryne J. Goedderz

Cell: (920) 915-1601



'Connect' Campaign Lays Foundation for ThedaCare Cancer Center

to Integrate Cancer Services; $3 Million Already Pledged

To better serve the region's cancer patients of today and tomorrow, ThedaCare is building an integrated cancer center where patients will receive the care and services they need in one location. To jump-start the $44 million project, today Michael Frohna, executive director for the ThedaCare Family of Foundations, announced "Connect: a community campaign to transform cancer care in our region," a $7 million capital campaign. The new facility will be built on land ThedaCare owns in Appleton near Encircle Health on Capital Drive.   See More...  

Tracking Data Use  

If you've ever received an alert that you are approaching your data limit for the month, you've probably wondered where that data is going. It is actually very easy to keep track of how much data you are using on your smartphone and which apps are using it. Most smartphones have a built-in tracking system to help you manage your monthly data package. See More...

Malliet Travel Exciting Alaskan Cruise Deal

Join us on this exciting Alaskan Cruise to experience clarity, wellness and insight from our wide variety of psychics, mediums, life coaches, hypnotists, and spiritual guides.  A refundable deposit of $100 per person holds your reservation if paid by November 20, 2014, with balance not due until June 16, 2015.  Amenities will include a private cocktail party, individual readings and group sessions plus an additional $25 on board credit along with the 3 for free promotion offered by Princess. 7 days inside passage sailing on August 30, 2015 returning on September 6th. Fares from $994 to $1794. Call Malliet Travel for full details at (920) 538-5825.  


Lesley Fuerst, APNP, to Practice Family Medicine

ThedaCare welcomes Lesley Fuerst, APNP, a nurse practitioner specializing in family medicine at ThedaCare Physicians-New London.


Lesley earned her master's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and graduated with an emphasis in family practice. She is an Air Force veteran with a strong work ethic who takes a compassionate, holistic approach to care. Her special interests include women's health and chronic disease as well as pediatric and elderly care.


When she's not working, Lesley enjoys being with her family and participating in her kids' sporting events and other activities. She also likes to travel and visit extended family.

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

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