New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

January 2015

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Meet Your Business Neighbor Event / 

9th Annual Music Trivia Challenge
Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Join us at the 9th Annual Music Trivia Challenge brought to you by the Quiver n' Minnow, First Merit Bank, Yo DJ Entertainment and the New London Area Chamber of Commerce.


The evening at the Quiver n' Minnow will begin with beverages and hors d'oeurves from 5 - 6:30 p.m. with the music trivia challenge beginning at 6:30 p.m.


All that is required for the Music Trivia Challenge is a team of 4 (with 1 being the team captain).  Pre-register either by clicking here for the registration form and then e-mailing the form to, or faxing it to the Chamber office at (920) 982-6344.  You can also provide your team information by calling the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822


Any New London Chamber member, their employees or spouses are welcome to play.  There will be a variety of music played from different eras.  Be creative; there will be an award given to the team with the most "team spirit".


As this is a test of the participant's musical knowledge, the use of smart phones (or any technology) during the competition to research song titles and / or artists will not be permitted.


The special traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the most musical knowledge / luck at the end of the game.  The winner can proudly display the trophy at their place of business.  The trophy is currently held by the "Howling  with the Wolves" from Wolf River Community Bank - Hortonville.


For more information on the Music Trivia Challenge, please call us at (920) 982-5822.  


We look forward to hearing from you soon!
2015 Women's Wellness Day
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

The 2015 Women's Wellness Day event is just around the corner and this year's theme is "Invest in You".  The event will be held at the New London High School on Saturday, February 21, 2015 and each year is well attended by mothers, daughters, aunts, cousins, friends, neighbors.  This single day event provides a natural opportunity for businesses to showcase their specialties in health and wellness as well as other businesses that target women as their consumers.


To view the event webpage click here.   To view available Sponsorship Opportunities click here.     

If you are interested in being an event sponsor please let us know by Friday, January 9th. You can reach us by e-mail; or by calling (920) 982-5822.

Thank you for your consideration.
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 speakers, door prizes, exhibitors and displays!

2015 Beer Tasting

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you looking for a fun sponsorship opportunity? If so, come see what we've "got brewing" in New London!  The New London Area Chamber of Commerce will host our 8th Annual Beer Tasting Event on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering.


The Chamber and community are very excited about this 8th annual event. We will be showcasing regional and international specialty beers in addition to some unique wines and beverages. Ticket price includes a commemorative souvenir glass, delicious hors d' oeuvres and sampling of all beverages.

Do you want to know more about how you can become involved? For the Sponsor Opportunities Form click here.  If after reviewing the information you are interested in being a part of this awesome event through a sponsorship, please indicate the sponsorship on a form and return it to the Chamber office by Friday, January 9, 2015 or simply give us a call at (920) 982-5822.


Past sponsors are given the first right of refusal on sponsorship; therefore, you will notice some of the opportunities are already spoken for. If you would be interested in any of those sponsorships, should they become available this year or in the future, please contact the Chamber to be added to a waiting list.


For more information on how you can be a part of this event that created so much excitement in the past seven years, or if you have any questions please call us at (920) 982-5822. In addition, we are also looking for volunteers and attendees. Watch for details.
8th Annual Chamber Beer 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, Jan. 21st, 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

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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The New London Parks and Recreation Department is seeking gymnastics and dance instructors.

For additional information click here.


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.

Record Setting Year for NLPM
The New London Public Museum announces a record setting year for the Save the Birds sponsorship program! In 2014 alone, fifteen birds were sponsored. This brings the total number of sponsored birds to 31! There are still plenty of birds that need help, stop by the museum and take a look.


Towards the end of the year the Blesch Family sponsored the Juvenile Green Heron in memory of Dorothy Blesch; Shepherd of the River Lutheran Church sponsored the Rough-Legged Hawk and Paulina and Russ Krolow sponsored the Male Evening Grosbeak. We are still looking for a sponsor for the Female Evening Grosbeak. If you are interested, contact the museum.


The New London Public Museum has over 200 birds in the collection. Typically, over 130 are on display year round. Most of the birds at NLPM are close to or over 100 years old. They desperately need to be cleaned and preserved. We need your help! There are a number of ways to donate: stop by the museum and contribute what you want to the feather fund box or sponsor a bird for between $75-$200. All the money raised will be used to professionally preserve each bird and to purchase needed materials for long-term care. To find out more, visit the museum.

First State Bank Supports
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Dollars benefit individuals and families in Waupaca County

First State Bank recently presented a check for $500 to The Salvation Army Waupaca County Service Extension in support of the organization's 2014 Red Kettle Campaign. Each year, the First State Bank supports various service organizations throughout in its communities. This is the first time, however, the bank has made a donation to the Red Kettle Campaign. See More...



Each year Fox Communities Credit Union Holiday Party also has a large silent auction thanks to many of our friends.  The staff at the Credit Union choose who gets voted on from a list of local non-profits.  This year we had a total of $21,000 to give away to the group.

This year with the help of our generous community Fox Communities Credit Union (from the Fox Cities area alone) sent 2 1/2 vans full of toys for the Toys for Tots drive (which is a van full more than 2013)!


One little girl stopped in at the Calumet branch and donated the gifts that were given to her for her birthday, which she wanted to share with Toys for Tots. 


It's moments like this that makes living here special. It may be cold outside, but we have a lot of people with a warm heart including our little friend Katelyn

Dear FNLPM Members and Donors,


At the close of another year, the FNLPM Board of Directors once again thanks you for your support. Our success in fulfilling FNLPM's mission of providing auxiliary funding to, and being advocates of, our New London Public Museum would not be possible without your continued generosity.  See More... 

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 additional to the concert, a drawing is held for the prizes donates by area businesses as well as higher - valued items in which the past 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.
Next Generation Connectivity for Businesses
The demand for the connectivity anytime anywhere is continuing to rise. The good news is businesses can benefit from the efficiencies of a connected workforce and connected machines. Mobile solutions are available today to help businesses take their connectivity to the next level. See More...

Staffing changes are underway at the Chamber office
Please see the note below from Corinne Sommer.... 

December 5th, 2014 I will be closing another chapter in my life and opening the next. After 6 �   years with the New London Chamber I am moving onto a new experience with Griebenow Eyecare.


I want to thank you all for everything; it's been a lot of fun. You've taught me a lot and I have met so many wonderful people through the years.


I will really miss you all. I wish you and the Chamber nothing but the best in the future. Thank you for being so supportive during my time with the Chamber.


The staff at the Chamber, the Board of Directors and the Ambassadors wishes Corinne the best of luck in her future endeavors. We are confident that we will have a continued relationship with Corinne and her family and she moves forward.   

We are excited to announce that Karen Gitter will be joining the Chamber team as a part time Administrative Assistant beginning Monday, January 5, 2015.


A Note from Karen...

I would like to thank the New London Chamber of Commerce for this opportunity.   I look forward to my involvement in the community and will enjoy getting to know everyone.


Previously, I worked for Frontier Communications for over 30 years in several different positions throughout the company.   After a lengthy career with Frontier I made the decision to move on to new challenges. In February of this year I purchased a salon in New London that had closed and reopened it as the Copper Leaf Salon in April. It's an upscale vintage salon that offers a full line of services. After leaving employment with Frontier in August, I opened the other part of the business which is Copper Leaf Framing. It now combines two arts at one location, the art of hair design and custom picture framing. After having done picture matting and framing for years as a hobby I saw a need for that type of business in New London. The flexible schedule of the frame shop allows me to also work part time for the Chamber.  


This spring my fianc� and I also purchased a landmark home in New London and are currently busy updating it. In our free time we enjoy camping, boating, motorcycling, snowmobiling and traveling. This is a great area to enjoy all of these activities, as the community has a lot to offer.  


I have two adult children, a daughter and a son and I enjoy spending time with all my family and friends.  


I look forward to this new chapter with the Chamber.  



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

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