New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

March 2015
Beautiful Day for a Sleigh Ride
On Saturday, February 21 st, members of the Fox Valley Driving Horse Association brought in six teams and a single horse to pull seven sleighs and give people a chance to experience an old fashioned sleigh ride in beautiful Hatten Park in New London.

For more details on this event click here.
Van Asten Named President of First State Bank 

First State Bank chief executive officer, Harry Radix, recently announced that Robert Van Asten has been named president and board member of First State Bank, New London.


To read more click here.  


New London Community Leaders Elected to First State Bank Board of Directors   

Local community leaders, William Schmidt and Karie Radtke, were elected to the board of directors of First State Bank, New London at the bank's annual stockholders meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2015.


To read more click here.  

Larsen Cooperative
CHS Harvest for Hunger
March 1 - 20, 2015
CHS Larsen Cooperative would like to team up with local businesses to help fight hunger.  If you are interested in making a donation, please click here.


Upcoming Spring Training Classes  

 On Wednesday, Mar. 4th, Sleepy Creek Pet Lodge is holding an orientation at 6:30 p.m. for their spring training classes. Classes will start the following week. Beginner, intermediate, basic agility will be in a 6 week course plan.  For additional information contact Sleepy Creek Pet Lodge at (920) 250-5012.

Walgreens offers "Seniors Day" Discount

on March 3, March 17 and April 7, 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 March 3rd and 17th and April 7th. 


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. 

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, Mar. 6th through Saturday, Mar. 7th, Water Street Vintage is participating in Vintage Shop Hop. Over 195 vintage and antique shops and restaurants are participating from Northern Illinois all the way up to Marion. Click here to see an interactive Google map with all the locations listed. Shops are rolling out the red carpet these two days for some great treasure hunting. Water Street Vintage will be opening at 9 a.m. on both days and will have refreshments, door prizes and paint demonstrations using American Paint Company brand of paints. 

Green Apple Apple Folk Music Society
Get Pumped!
CHS Harvest for Hunger
Friday, March 13th 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

27th Annual
Musky Magic

March 15th - 3 p.m.
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, March 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  

New London Boy Scout Troop 59 
Brat Sale - Saturday, March 21st 

On Saturday, March 21st  the Boy Scout Troop 59 will be selling brats in front of Hilby's Restaurant & Sports Bar (106 E. Wolf River Ave.) during the St Patrick's Day Parade.  Stop by to purchase a brat and show your support for our local Boy Scouts. 

The Cloud

Consider the number of internet-connected devices you access on a daily basis? Smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktops, e-readers and more - Americans own an average of four digital devices. Accessing photos, documents, and music across these devices is easier than ever thanks to the cloud. The cloud is an elusive topic for some people, but chances are you're already using it.   See More... 

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
is pleased to announce their
Greenville and New London office's
December 2014 Chairman's Circle list.

Greenville office Chairman's Circle
Ron Petit              858-9746
Amy Vandenberg   277-1499

New London office Chairman's Circle
Sandy DuFrane     841-5374
Dave Radtke         585-5298

B.A.B.E.S. of New London, Inc.
Fundraising Raffle Tickets
6 Great Prize Packages
Now through Thursday, May 21st, B.A.B.E.S. of New London will be selling raffle tickets as part of fundraising for their Annual B.A.B.E.S. Banquet on Thursday, May 21st.  Purchase a ticket for your chance to win a Green Bay Packers Football Package, Door County Package, 40 inch Flat Screen TV, $250 Gas Card, IPAD Mini or a patio heater.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20, need not be present to win.  Click here for additional prize information; for ticket purchase information go to B.A.B.E.S. anytime Monday - Thursday, 12 noon - 5 p.m. or visit for a list of board of directors, you can buy tickets from any member. 
On Saturday, Mar. 21st and Sunday, Mar. 22nd, WDUX Radio Station is holding their 27th Annual WDUX Home Show at the Waupaca Recreation Center, located at 407 School St. Waupaca.  The hours will be from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Exhibits for your home, your yard, and your life, 3 rooms featuring over 60 exhibitors, including a new "party room" with direct sales products.  There will be informative seminars both days.  Plus, register to win thousands of dollars in door prizes including $500 worth of groceries at Piggly Wiggly and a $400 gift certificate for Stu's Design Center! Plus, over a dozen other prizes each valued at $100 or more.  Admission is $2 - kids admitted free.  For additional information contact Tina Grenlie at (715) 258-5528. 
On Monday, Mar. 23rd, New London High School students and staff will be hosting Career Academy Night from 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to show case the many wonderful things the high school has to offer, such as - AP classes, electives, athletics, technology education, academies, clubs and student organizations, student / parent meetings and partnerships with our local businesses. There will also be food and Bulldog gear available for purchase. For more details and a complete agenda of the evening click here.
On Tuesday, Mar. 24th, the Wolf River Area Patriots is holding a school board candidates forum from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the Washington Center Community Room.  New London school board candidates, for the upcoming election, will be given the chance to state their reasons for running and their stand on various school related issues.  There will also be a question and answers session.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  For additional information contact call Seth Cowan at (920) 968-5335.

Clic k   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