New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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January 2017
The New London Area Chamber of Commerce will be closing at 12 Noon on Friday, Dec. 23.  If anyone is in need of purchasing Chamber Bucks after this time, please call Laurie on her cell phone at (920) 538-0071, she will be happy to meet you.
The office will remain closed for the week of Dec. 25 through Jan. 1st.  We will reopen on Monday, Jan. 2nd.

New Year's Eve at Crystal Falls 

Bring on the New Year with
Shamrock Heights Golf*Eat*Drink*Banquet*Cater
Dinner from 4 - 9 p.m.
Entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

Northport Snowriders
Blizzard Bash
Saturday, Jan. 7th
7 p.m.

Please join the Northport Snowriders for our 3rd annual Blizzard Bash!

This awesome event will be held at Bean City Bar and Grill in New London.  Our friends, Star Six Nine will be performing all of our favorite hits from 7 p.m.- midnight!!!

We will be raffling off a brand new 2017 Ski-Doo MXZ 850 e-tech!!! Also- cash prizes, basket raffles, 50/50 raffles and more! Remember to buy your raffle tickets...

Don't miss out on all the fun. Drinks, Music and good times!!! Invite your friends. We can't wait to see you January 9th.  For details call Dan at (920) 982-6674.
Save The Date
New London Chamber Educational Opportunities
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. 
Violence in the Workplace Preparedness Training - 
We don't like to talk about "it" or even want to think about "it" happening to me or at my business. The 'it" is violence in the workplace, including the possibility of an active shooter incident.  We are bombarded with media stories about violence in the workplace almost daily, and we need to be prepared, just in case.  An estimated 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year.  
For complete details click here.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Customer Service Training - 
Research shows that 68% of your customers may not choose to return to your business, not because of the product that they receive, but because they experience an attitude of indifference or rudeness by the owner, manager, or an employee.  
For complete details click here.
Pre - registration is appreciated by the end of the day Friday prior to each class. 
To register, please contact the Chamber at (920) 982-5822 or e - mail
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
** 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  

Here's your chance to be the next.....  
at our 
Meet Your Business Neighbor Event /  
11 th Annual Music Trivia Challenge
 Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Join us at the 11th Annual Music Trivia Challenge brought to you by the Quiver n' Minnow, First State Bank, Yo DJ Entertainment and the New London Area Chamber of Commerce.
The evening at the Quiver n' Minnow will begin with beverages and socializing 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 - 6 (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 "Beat Loaf" from Bemis Graphics (2 years running). 
For more information on the Music Trivia Challenge, please call us at (920) 982-5822.    
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Mosquito Hill Nature Center
30th Annual Snowshoe Race and
Winter Family Fun
Saturday, Jan. 21st
On Saturday, Jan. 21st , Mosquito Hill Nature Center is holding their 30th Annual Mosquito Hill Snowshoe Race.   Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Races times staggered throughout the morning.  The 1-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile racecourses are located in our wooded, lowland forest. All courses are groomed and fairly flat, with the 3-mile and 5-mile course skirting the Wolf River and Oxbow Ponds. The 800-meter kids' race is a fairly flat, groomed trail near the lowland forest and tall grass prairie. Race fees include a long-sleeved t-shirt, refreshments, a chili lunch, Mosquito Hill goodie bag, prizes to top finishers and admission to Winter Family Fun Day.   Race fees paid before January 23rd are $25 for the 1, 3 and 5-mile races and $15 for the 800-meter kids' race. Race day fees increase by $5. Entry fees are non-refundable. For additional information, click here or call MHNC at (920) 779-6433. Program schedules are subject to change, so please call MHNC in advance or e-mail them at .  

On Saturday, Jan. 21st , Mosquito Hill Nature Center is holding Winter Family Fun Day from 12 noon - 3 p.m. After the snowshoe races, join us for a host of family-friendly activities at the annual Mosquito Hill Winter Family Fun Day. Participate in the exciting snow-filled games for fun and prizes. Try your hand at ice bowling. New this year: the human foosball game and funky hat contest. Young children are sure to enjoy sliding down the otter slide and making a winter craft. Enjoy a leisurely snowshoe hike with your family (snowshoe rental is included in admission fee). When you return, warm yourself by the crackling campfire and roast some marshmallows while sharing stories of the day. Hot food and beverages will be available, so bring your entire family for lunch and stay for the afternoon. Don't be left out in the cold; join us for this "hot" event.   The cost is $10 / carload.  For additional information call MHNC at (920) 779-6433. Program schedules are subject to change, so please call MHNC in advance or e-mail them at .  
Fox Valley Technical College
Brings New Programming to New London
A Site Set on Success
Monday, January 23rd
The New London Adult Education and Family Learning program (NLAEFL) begins January 23 in the new Fox Valley Technical College site located at 110 W. North Water Street.  Click here for the details.

For English flyer click here.

For Spanish flyer click here.
Community Conversation
Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Thursday, Jan. 26th
6 - 8 p.m.


T he New London Public Museum was founded by newspaper editor Charles Carr and gifted to the city in 1917. To commemorate this astounding milestone, next year will be a year filled with celebrations, programming and special events. There will even be a few great prizes to be won! We would like to invite the whole community to join us in kicking off this yearlong celebration by attending The New London Public Museum's BIG BIRTHDAY BASH. It will take place on January 28, 2017at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall with a dinner (choice of entrée), dance (music provided by the band White Chocolate), program and a champagne toast! The cost is $17 a person. Tickets will be on sale December 1 through Jan 19, 2017 and available for purchase at the Museum. Good food, good music, good company, all for a good cause - celebrating one of New London's civic treasures, the New London Public Museum.
Green Bay Packer Football Winner
New London Youth Baseball would like to congratulate Shane Wohlrabe, he is the winner of the autographed Green Bay Packer football. New London Youth Baseball was able to raise $1000 with the raffle giveaway. They would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket in support of our youth.   

Gentle Vinyasa Yoga
Wednesday Nights
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Caregiver Support Program
Mosquito Hill Nature Preserve
4th Wednesday of every month
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Save the Date! 
Old Glory Honor Flight
2nd Annual
An Evening to Remember. Keep Our Veterans Flying
February 10th, Lambeau Field Atrium

Old Glory Honor Flight is proud to announce our second annual, "An Evening to Remember. Keep Our Veterans Flying", February 10th in the Lambeau Field Atrium. The evening will feature a strolling buffet, a live auction and raffle, and live music presented by Vic Ferrari. While more details will be forthcoming, for now we need your help.
We are actively looking for sponsors, with many different levels of opportunities, and larger ticket live auction items. If you are interested, or know of someone we should contact, please respond to this message. Help make a difference in a Vets life by joining in our efforts to fund our 2017 flight season. "It's never too late to say thank you."

Individual tickets will also go on sale soon.

Lorraine Van Kampen, (920) 982-3117
Old Glory Honor Flight Board Member
2017 Calendars

BMO Harris Bank awards $7,500 to CAP Services' Skills Program
BMO Harris Bank has granted $7,500 to CAP Services' Skills Enhancement Program. The funds will assist individuals in Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Outagamie counties.
The Sk ills Enhancement Program is a locally designed workforce development program that assists working, low-income individuals obtain the skills needed to compete for living wage jobs. The program assists with tuition, books, and training-related transportation and child care costs that participants could not otherwise afford.
"Continuing to support the efforts of CAP Services is important to us because we realize the positive impact the program brings to our local communities," said John Tubbs, BMO Harris Bank Regional President. "BMO Harris Bank believes in enriching the communities we serve and supporting workforce development programs is a natural extension of that."
The 55 individuals who graduated the Skills program in 2015 saw an average increase in annual income of $14,950; their average hours increased from 27 to nearly 37 hours per week; and almost 70 percent - 38 of the 55 graduates - gained access to employer-sponsored health care benefits.
"BMO Harris Bank has demonstrated a strong commitment to building strong and healthy communities," said Mary Patoka, CAP President and CEO. "The investment in the Skills Enhancement Program truly creates long-term permanent change for families. Parents are better able to care for their families and children witness the importance of education. We appreciate their partnership."
For more information on CAP programs, including its Skills program, visit

New London Press Star / Buyers' Guide
New Location

Cancer Forces Shop Owner To Close
(Courtesy of New London Press Star) 
When Ranee Frank was still in high school, she had the opportunity to work at Fuhrmann's Jewelers in downtown New London for one holiday season.
She liked it enough that when she graduated New London High School in 1992, she went on to pursue her Goldsmith degree and became a certified G.I.A. Gemologist.
She quickly became well known in the industry for quality workmanship and her knowledge of fine jewelry.

Click here to read complete article...
Emanuel Ev. Lutheran Church 
Cookbooks For Sale
Emanuel Ev. Lutheran Church is selling cookbooks made up of recipes from the church congregation.  These are left over cookbooks from several years ago that did not sell out. Prices are $7.00 each or 3 cookbooks for $20.00.  They would make great Christmas gifts!
You may pick them up at the Emanuel church office (200 E. Quincy St.) or for more details call (920) 982-5444.
New London Public Library
Adult Coloring Club

New London Veterans Memorial Foundation
Vacation Sweepstakes


Business Closing
After 50 years we've decided to sell the business. 
On December 30th we are having a customer appreciation party.  All bar inventory must go! Many drink specials throughout the night. Our final Bingo will start at 6 p.m. with card sales starting at 5 p.m.  This will be the final payout for the progressive Bingo. Someone's winning it all. 
Thank you for Your business, we hope to see you December 30th.

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New London Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (920) 982-5822