New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
New Members
Cassie Frankovich - Contact
5697 Grande Market Dr.,
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 733-1400
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Corey Prinsen - Owner
Brian Siewert - Contact
519 N. Shawano St.
New London, WI 54961
(920) 250-5800
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Chris Polanco - Owner
1819 N. Shawano St.
New London, WI 54961
(920) 250-6262
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 Waupaca County
Crime Stoppers

Rickie Kamke Jr. - Contact
P.O. Box 225
Manawa, WI 54949
(920) 284-6605
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March 2016
New London Chamber of Commerce
February Educational Opportunity
"Digging Deeper into Facebook"  
Tuesday, March 8th
7:30 - 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, Mar. 8th, the New London Chamber of Commerce is holding their monthly educational opportunity entitled, "Digging Deeper into Facebook", from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Chapel (please park on road). 

We've covered a lot of information about Facebook and will continue our Facebook journey in March. The topics we'll be covering include setting up your service tab in Facebook, exploring and understanding the insights tab, determining the best time to post for you and posting scheduling tools.

This class will be presented by Rose Fields with Social Web Dzine.  Rose is offering a FREE social media review for your businesses to prepare for the workshops.

Please call the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822 or e - mail
to confirm your attendance. 
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
** 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  

Tuesday, Mar. 1st
Walgreens Senior Discount Day 
On Tuesday, Mar. 1st, Walgreens offers "Seniors Day" Discount.  If you are 55 years of age or older (proof of age may be required) you may be eligible for discounts at Walgreens.   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.
New London Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, Mar. 1st
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Most Precious Blood Resale Shop
Wednesday, Mar. 2nd
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Vintage Shop Hop
Friday, Mar. 4th and Saturday, Mar. 5th

New London Veterans Memorial Foundation

UW Varsity Band will be returning to New London
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 2 p.m.
New London High School gymnasium 

Special presentation with Jessie Garcia
Saturday, Mar. 12th
11 a.m. - 12 noon
T he New London Public Museum celebrates women's history month with a special presentation. Join us on Saturday, March 12 from 11-noon at the museum as Jessie Garcia, one of the Midwest's first female sportscasters, talks about her life with Wisconsin's sports teams. Reservations are suggested, admission is free. Contact the museum today to sign up 982-8520. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Make sure to stop by the museum and see the exhibit "Calendar Women" based on the 2016 historic photo calendar.
Ever wonder what it's like to interview famous athletes and coaches? For twenty years, sportscaster Jessie Garcia has done just that. In her book, "
My Life with the Green & Gold" she brings fans to the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packers bus, and into the host's chair at The Mike McCarthy Show.
Medina - Dale - Readfield Lions Club
Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, Mar. 13th
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
The Mob Bear Creek
Scratch 9 Pin Bowling Tournament
To Benefit
Maggie's Sweat Heart Benefit
Sunday, Mar. 13th
WDUX Home Show
Saturday, Mar. 19th and Sunday, Mar. 20th
Waupaca Rec Center
VFW Post 2732
All You Can Eat
Buttermilk and Potato Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, March 20th   7:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Community First Credit Union
Wednesday, Mar. 23rd

2016 Job Fair
Thursday, March 24th
Waupaca Rec Center
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Breakfast with the Bunny 
Saturday, March 26th
Crystal Falls Banquet Hall
9 - 11 a.m.
Cost $5 / person
  The event will feature a breakfast buffet, picture opportunities with the Easter Bunny, games for all, and drawings for prizes.

Wellness Program
Starting Apr. 4th
Celebration of life for Eric Lambie
Saturday, Apr. 2nd
7 - 11 p.m.

Danen Kane

Friday, April 8th
6 - 8:30 p.m.
New London High School

31st Annual New London Car Show and Swap Meet
Sunday, June 5th
Hatten Park
Relay for Life of New London - Clintonville
Friday, June 10th
New London Middle School Track
6 p.m. - 12 midnight
2016 Calendars are here!
Now - $5 each

CAP Services adds Director of Talent
Emily Smits, Weston, has been named to CAP Services' newly created Director of Talent position.
Smits will be based out of CAP's Stevens Point administrative headquarters and will be responsible for oversight of CAP's human resources and talent development functions.
"We are excited to add Ms. Smits to our team," said Mary Patoka, CAP president and CEO. "Her professional experience and dedication to mission-driven work promises to serve our agency well."
Smit's previous work includes four years in various human resource roles at Ministry Health Care in Weston and Stevens Point, most recently as a recruitment consultant. Smits has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), and is a Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) through Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS).
"I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this impactful and values-driven organization," said Smits.
The position was created as part of administrative restructuring designed to further CAP's strategic goals as well as adapt to the retirement of Sue Beveridge, CAP's former VP and Director of Administration who recently stepped down after 40 years with the agency.
"There is no way to replace 40 years of experience," said Patoka. "However, we have been active in planning for this transition to ensure our administrative functions remain at the high standards our clients, staff and donors have come to expect."

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, the number one real estate company in northeast Wisconsin, is pleased to announce that Megan Jacquet (920) 420-9455 has joined their firm as a sales associate, out of the Greenville office.

Jacquet has lived in the Valley for almost 20 years. She is a graduate of both Fox Valley Technical College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a UW-Oshkosh witha  Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Business/Organizational management. She earned her real estate license several years ago and has acquired many real estate investment properties over the last decade.

Head Start Enrollment is Underway in New London 
CAP Services' New London Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Head Start is a quality early childhood and family development program for families with children ages 3 to 4. The program also serves children with disabilities ages 3 to 4. Head Start provides educational, health, nutritional, social and emotional services for each child and offers support and family development services to all family members.
The New London Head Start program collaborates with the New London School District to provide Head Start and 4 - year - old kindergarten services at one site.
The program offers both center - based and home - based program options for children ages 3 to 4. A home - based Early Head Start option for pregnant mothers and children ages 0 to 3 is also available.
Parents are encouraged to call for an appointment to apply as soon as possible as enrollment is limited. They should call the New London Head Start Center at (920) 982-7677, Monday through Friday.
Applications are currently being accepted for children from the New London and Manawa areas at the United Methodist Church, 709 West Pine St., New London. An appointment is necessary.
Families must meet federally established income guidelines and are asked to bring income verification to their appointment.  Families whose children have a documented disability are also encouraged to apply. Every effort is made to provide transportation but do to special circumstances; this may not always be possible. 

First State Bank Pledges $15,000
to New London Emergency Room Campaign

First State Bank recently pledged $15,000 to the ThedaCare Foundation - New London. These dollars will go toward the Foundation's $560,000 TogethER fundraising campaign to expand the Emergency Room at ThedaCare Medical Center - New London
"Strong, local medical services are important to the quality of life in our communities," said First State Bank president and CEO, Bob Van Asten. "We are happy to support this latest project to improve emergency care experiences for patients and their families."
For more information about TogethER campaign or to make a donation, contact Heather Stern, executive director for the ThedaCare Foundation - New London, at (920) 531-2066.

First State Bank recently pledged $15,000 to the ThedaCare Foundation - New London TogethER campaign. Shown (left to right) are First State Bank president and CEO, Bob Van Asten; Foundation executive director, Heather Stern; ThedaCare Medical Center - New London president and CEO, Bill Schmidt; and vice president - business banking manager and Foundation board member, Mike Morse.

Van Asten Named Chief Executive Officer
of First State Bank
First State Bank president, Robert J. Van Asten, was named chief executive officer (CEO) of the bank as of February 1, 2016. Van Asten has been with First State Bank since 1991 and has 28 years of banking experience.
Van Asten joined First State Bank as an assistant vice president responsible for developing and maintaining commercial and agricultural loan relationships. He was promoted to vice president in 1996 and became the branch manager for the bank's Clintonville and Cecil offices in 1997. In 2005, Van Asten was promoted to senior vice president and business banking manager. He became senior credit officer in 2008, and was named First State Bank's president in February 2015. Van Asten is also a member of the bank's board of directors.

First State Bank Supports Local Scouts
First State Bank recently presented a check for $200 to local Boy Scout Troop 59. The funds will be used toward replacing worn equipment used during the scouts' camping activities throughout the year. Troop 59 currently has 29 youth that it serves.
"Camping is a great activity to get kids to work together and learn the practical skills needed not only to survive, but enjoy, the outdoors," said Brenda Hansen, First State Bank vice president of marketing. "We are happy to support these activities.

First State Bank Accepting 2016 Scholarship Applications
First State Bank announced that it is accepting applications for its 2016 scholarships. The bank awards $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from New London High School, Clintonville High School, Little Wolf High School, and Waupaca High School. Applicants must be pursuing a post-high school course of study from a college/university. A $500 scholarship is otherwise available for students attending a technical school.
"This is an exciting time for graduates as they enter into this next chapter of their lives," commented Brenda Hansen, vice president of marketing. "We are happy to support the educational endeavors of these individuals as they go on to pursue their careers and aspirations."
First State Bank scholarship application forms can be obtained at the guidance offices of each of the high schools. Applications may also be downloaded from the bank's website at Completed applications must be returned to First State Bank or the guidance offices by Monday, April 4.

Nave Joins First State Bank
as Vice President of Information Technology
New London, Wisconsin - Josh Nave recently joined First State Bank as vice president of information technology. Nave's responsibilities include systems development and administration, facilities, and security.
Nave has nineteen years of experience in financial and operations analysis with La Quinta Inc., Brinker International, and Schneider National. For the past 4-1/2 years, Nave was vice president and senior finance manager with Associated Bank where he was responsible for profitability and forecasting systems. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for financial systems administration, the development of computer applications, and process improvement.
Nave earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from of Texas A & M University and is pursuing his master's degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
"Josh brings a very multi-faceted background to First State Bank which will help us bring new and improved technologies to our customers and bank operations," said First State Bank president, Bob Van Asten. "We are excited to have him on our team."
Nave is also the proprietor of Cena Restaurant in downtown Appleton. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son and daughter and outdoor activities including golfing, boating, bike riding, and skiing.

Friends of the New London Public Museum
Seeks New Board Members
Friends of the New London Public Museum (FNLPM) is currently seeking individuals who may be interested in serving on its Board of Directors.
FNLPM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to provide auxiliary funding for the needs and programs of the New London Public Museum, beyond its normal day to day operations. Board members contribute their time and talents to support FNLPM's friend-raising and other initiatives. FNLPM and its members are also important advocates for the Museum.  
All interested individuals are encouraged to apply; skills and experience in management, accounting/finance, public relations, marketing, or fundraising are helpful. Individuals can also build their knowledge and experience in these areas by serving on the board.   
Free Frame Sale
Select Clearance Frames
Excludes Silhouette
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. 

Helpful Winter Information

Sled Hill
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.

Medina - Dale - Readfield Lions Club
Roses for Spring 

New London Lions Club

Rose Sale
New London Aquatic & Fitness Center Calendar

New London Aquatic & Fitness Center Calendar

 16th Annual New London Intermediate / Middle School Instrumental Music POPS Concert
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Donations Needed


NLPM sends out biggest flock to date
New London Public museum is excited to update the community on the success of the Save the Birds fundraising program. Christine Cross, museum director, delivered the largest flock of birds for restoration just last week. She took twelve birds to the taxidermist to be restored and re-mounted. That brings the total of birds sponsored since 2012 to 47, of those 32 have been restored and are back at the museum. Thanks to our sponsors for helping us save the birds!
New London Public Museum started its Save the Birds fundraising program in 2012. With almost 200 birds in the collection, many of which are close to or over 100 years old, the museum recognized that the birds desperately needed conservation. Appealing to the community, the museum hoped to have at least five birds sponsored every year. We've flown past that goal every year! Bird sponsorships range from $75 to $200. There are still plenty of birds left that need help, so stop in today and save a bird.

Donn Prahl sponsored all three of the
Common Loons in the museum's collection
The Bobolink pair was sponsored in memory of Stanley Ziemer by his daughters Kathleen Ziemer and Jane Martinson
The Horned Grebe was sponsored in memo ry of
Henry Miles by his friends Henry and Char Krokosky
Northport Snowriders Snowmobile Club
Special Thank You to Sponsors

2016 Junior Golf Schedule & Program Options
Calendar of Events - Six week program:
June 9 - Group lesson times
June 16 - Group lesson times
June 23 - Group lesson times
June 30 - No Lessons
July 7 - No Lessons
July 14 - Group lesson times
July 21 - Group lesson times
July 28 - Banquet and fun day 10 a.m. - 12 noon ALL GROUPS
Program includes:
PGA Professional instruction with Corey Feller, Kevin McClone and staff, range balls, greens fees, complimentary club usage as needed*, weekly prizes, weekly beverage, welcome package, end - of - season cookout and plenty of banquet raffle prizes.
*Clubs can be purchased for $5.00 per club, ask for details.
Shamrock Heights junior golf program is dedicated to teaching young players all aspects of the game of golf.  Each student will learn about the basics of the golf swing, basic golf rules, basic golf etiquette, and how to act responsibly on the course.  At the end of the program, each student will receive a certificate of completion. In addition, all junior golfers 12 and under can play the course for only $5.00 with a parent.
Player Options (pick one that best fits the players and parents needs)
Group 1: Suggested age 12 - 17     (The Eagles)         Cost: $65.00
Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (High School Golf Team Readiness Program)
Description: For the older player or the more advanced younger player. This group will have more opportunities to play on the course and have on - course competitions, as well as individual lessons.
Group 2: Suggested age 9 - 12     (The Birdies)         Cost: $65.00
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon 
Description: For the player who is looking for more instruction on the game with less time actually on the course. This group goes through a lot of station work learning all aspects of  the game.
Group 3: Suggested age 6 - 9       (The Pars)             Cost: $50.00
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m. 
Description: For the younger player who is new to the game.
 Click here for Application form.

The Shamrock Club is in need of volunteers for the Irish Fest Tent on Saturday, March 19th. Volunteers are needed at the gates for admissions and also at the bar selling beer (must be 18 years or older to work at the bar). All volunteers will be paid $10/hour to be donated to a local organization or club of their choosing. Volunteers are also given free admission to the tent before and/or after their shift! Please contact Bailey if interested in volunteering, or if you have any questions, at  or (920) 225-9287.
New partnership supports growing market shift to value-based medicine
ThedaCare, the largest healthcare system in Northeast Wisconsin, is investing $3 million in Mequon-based Smart Choice MRI, the first MRI provider in the country to offer every MRI for an all-inclusive fee of $600 or less. ThedaCare is a community-based health system that reinvests in the communities it serves. ThedaCare sees potential for consumers in Smart Choice MRI while the new partnership creates an opportunity for both companies to learn from each other and use their knowledge and expertise to bring additional value to patients.
"We look for partners who are culturally and collectively a good fit," said Keith Livingston, ThedaCare senior vice president of Systems of Care Support. "Smart Choice MRI shares our vision to put patients and consumers at the center of the health care experience. We sometimes collaborate with competitors in the best interests of consumers. In this case, we admire Smart Choice MRI's service-orientated, consumer-driven model for imaging, which we can learn from and apply to many aspects of our business. Additionally, this partnership is consistent with our need to learn how to better meet consumers' needs in the evolving-retail healthcare marketplace."
ThedaCare doctors will continue to work with patients to determine the most appropriate MRI setting for each individual situation, considering all the factors that impact a patient's choice for an MRI. These include personal health needs, scheduling, insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
"We're proud to partner with such a forward-thinking healthcare provider," said Rick Anderson, CEO of Smart Choice MRI. "ThedaCare understands that offering choice to its community is the right thing to do. With consumers assuming more of their medical expenses than ever before, this has never been more important."
Smart Choice MRI currently has six Wisconsin locations in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Richfield, Waukesha, Kenosha and Appleton. The company is also scheduled to open at least eight clinics in 2016, four in the Chicago area by April and four more in the Twin Cities by the second half of the year. Smart Choice MRI will use the $3 million capital investment from ThedaCare to support its expansion.
ThedaCare is the first healthcare system to partner with Smart Choice MRI. As a minority owner of Smart Choice MRI's overall operation, ThedaCare will have a seat on the Smart Choice MRI Board of Directors, and anticipates growth on its investment as Smart Choice MRI grows.
VFW Post #2732
Friday Fish Fry
Every Friday

The VFW Post #2732 is hosting it's Friday Fish Fry every week beginning at 4 p.m.  Take out orders are available by calling (920) 982-9971 after 4:00 p.m.  For more details click here 

Flu Clinics
We will come to your business 
to vaccinate your employees for flu season.

Call us for more information.
(920) 982-5189
(Please ask for Travis or Tim)
 WDUX Radio Celebrates 60 Years

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