New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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February 2015
Women's Wellness Day 2015 

Join us for this exciting program for women.
Speakers, displays, fashion show and more!  

 Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
New London High School

Ticket cost is $30.00 per person and includes; welcome bag, continental breakfast, two breakout sessions, lunch, fashion show, keynote entertainment, door prizes, exhibitors and displays!
8th Annual Chamber Beer & Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Crystal Falls Banquet Facility, 6 - 9 p.m.

Come and See What We've Got
Brewing in New London!


Tickets: Early Bird: $20.00 Standard: $25.00
Non-Alcohol Admission: $10.00 (Available at Door)



We will be showcasing regional and international specialty beers in addition to some unique wines and beverages.  Your ticket price includes a commemorative souvenir glass, delicious hors d'oeuvres and sampling of all beverages. 


Don't miss this popular annual event!  

Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

 ** 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 will be sent out to everyone on our distribution lists on Monday the week of the sessions.  If you are not on our 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

Career Project at the New London Middle School

Dear Professional:


We're writing this letter on behalf of the students of New London Middle School. The 8th grade is currently investigating the variety of careers available to them in the future, and would like to invite speakers from our professional community to share their wisdom and experiences from their career field.


As a professional in our local community, your presence will greatly impact our eighth grade students' career study. With your expertise, our students will learn new and interesting facts about the variety of careers available to them and help them plan for their future.


We are looking to schedule speakers each week starting in January through May. Students explore 16 different career clusters. If you are interested, please see the schedule below and contact Mrs. Sasse in the Middle School Guidance Office at: (920) 982-8532 ext. 2208.

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Helpful Winter Information

Sled Hill

The sled hill across from the Riverside Boat Launch on Highway County X will be open according to weather conditions. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (920) 982-8521 or check out New London Access or to see if the areas are open. The warming house will be open during the park hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  


Cross Country Trails

Hatten and Floral Hill Cemetery Trails will be open based on snow availability, we do our best to groom the trails as soon as possible after fresh snowfalls. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (920) 982-8521 or check out New London Access or to see if the areas are open.


Snowmobile Trails

Please contact Waupaca County at (715) 258-6243 ext. 1 or the Outagamie County Snowmobile Hot-line at (920) 832-4790 ext. 3 for information on the opening of trails. The lot behind Hatten Stadium is an authorized drop off site for the trail system. Snowmobiles must stay on the marked trails.



NLPM and the Grand team up to offer vintage movie

The New London Public Museum and the Grand Cinema Theater team up to bring a unique Valentines experience to New London. Don't leave town for Valentines! We've got it all here for you! Step back in time on Saturday, February 14 and enjoy one of Hollywood's finest movies Casablanca on the big screen. Tickets are only $2 per person and are on sale now at the museum and the theater. The first 40 people to purchase tickets receive a Valentine's flower.  Show your ticket at Jolly Rogers on February 14 and receive One Free Cheesy Garlic Bread with the purchase of a Pizza.  Come to the theater early and have some fun! You are welcome to wear your favorite 1940s clothes, props will be available for silly selfies, and enter to win a pair of stunning blue topaz earrings from London Jewelers. Then buy some popcorn and snuggle up with your honey. Don't miss out!


Listed at number 3 on the American Film Institute's 100 Best American Movies ever, Casablanca is a classic movie from Hollywood's heyday. Filmed in 1942, the movie is set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II. An American expatriate meets his former lover, but nothing in this disputed city is ever easy, not even love.
School District of New London POPS Concert
Each year the New London Intermediate and Middle School Instrumental Music Department holds a POPS Concert as a fundraiser event featuring selections played by the concert bands to showcase the musical talents of the youth of our community.  In addition to the concert, a drawing is held for prizes, donated by area businesses, as well as higher - valued items.  In the past, higher valued items have included musical instruments, furniture and autographed sports equipment which have always made our fundraising efforts extremely successful. All proceeds from this concert go to benefit New London Middle School band students.  Previous concerts have provided funding for summer band camp scholarships, trips to regional band competitions, a commissioned music piece for the Middle School band by a nationally known composer, and essential equipment for the music department.

The 15th Annual New London Intermediate / Middle School Instrumental Music POPS concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14th.  Since you have generously donated to our program in the past, we would again, respectfully request your consideration of donating an item or monetary gift that would help make our fundraiser event a HUGE success.  Since there is always a large turnout for our performances of over 800 attendees your support will be readily acknowledged by the public. 
We also offer the opportunity to advertise in our concert program.  Advertising is available for $25 per business card sized ad, $40 per two business card sized ads and $55 per 3 business card sized ads.  For additional information on donations click here.

Walgreens offers "Seniors Day" Discount

on February 3 and February 17, 2015  

If you are 55 years of age or older (proof of age may be required) you may be eligible for discounts at Walgreens on February 3rd and 17th. 


All regular-price merchandise receives a 20% discount.


The following rules apply...

Discounts not valid on prescriptions, cigarettes, dairy products, liquor, liquor department items, phone cards, newspapers, magazines, stamps, gift cards, items or services submitted to insurance for reimbursement or where otherwise limited by law.


The offer is only valid with Balance Rewards card and is available to all AARP members with valid AARP card.  Valid in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores on select "Seniors Days."


Also not valid toward Prescription Savings Club membership fee.  Not all products are available in all locations. AARP receives a royalty for the use of its intellectual property.  Amounts paid are used for the general purposes of AARP and its members.  Click here for Spanish instructions. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 10th, American Cancer Society / Relay for Life New London is holding a Kickoff rally at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 600 W. Washington St., New London. The rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at the Relay and will honor cancer survivors. This also will be the first opportunity to register a team for the event to be held on Friday, June 12that the New London Middle School. For additional information or if you'd like to join, contact Billie Jo Thompson, Event Chair, at (920) 472-9636, or sign your team up at or call (800) 227-2345.
2015 Feather Fest Sponsorship Request

In 2011, New London became one of fifteen cities across Wisconsin to receive an inaugural Bird City, Wisconsin designation. Now in its 5th year, there are over 80 Bird City communities across Wisconsin. As part of our commitment to Bird City, a number of organizations from the community have joined together to create an exciting annual event, Feather Fest. The event celebrates urban bird life and raises awareness of migratory birds in our area.


Mosquito Hill Nature Center, the New London Parks and Recreation Department, and the New London Public Museum are already involved with Feather Fest and we're hoping to add your business to the list. This year's celebration, to be held on April 25th, is well into the planning stages. Our focus is to offer a variety of activities around New London to give everyone, no matter what their interest level, an opportunity to join the fun and learn a bit about our amazing feathered friends. We hope to attract not only members of our community but also families and tourists from around the area.  See More... 

On Friday, Jan. 30th through Sunday, Feb. 1st, Water Street Vintage is holding their One Year Anniversary Celebration. They will be having a mall wide sale, refreshments and have some great door prizes. They would like to express their gratitude to all of their customers and dealers for making their first year a huge success and they are excited to see what year two brings. For additional information contact Water Street Vintage at (920) 982-9826.
Phone Settings for Added Security

Consumers are increasingly using mobile phones for capabilities formerly available only on PCs. The bulk of mobile phone security relies on the user making intelligent, cautious choices. Even the most careful users can still fall victim to attacks on their mobile phones. However, following best practices from the US Department of Homeland Security for mobile phone security can reduce the likelihood or consequences of an attack.  See More...

Rural Health Initiative (RHI)
launched its revised website
Rural Health Initiative (RHI) launched its revised website! It's the same web address (url), but it looks different. Quite a bit different, actually. Here's a snapshot of the home page:


With a new host and website layout, our goal was to create a more user - friendly and interactive website, as well as and offer ongoing, current news, updates, and event information. I invite you to check it out. See More... 


10 Years

Carol McCallum - Green Bay


15 Years

Cheryl Smith - Appleton

Cindy Berkhahn - New London

Scott Malinski - Appleton

Jeff Rufe - Appleton


20 Years

Dawn Brewer - Oshkosh


31 Years

Jacqueline Johnson - Appleton

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

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