New London Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
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October 2013


October 10, 2013

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.



10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Open Houses at all Participating Businesses


6 - 7 p.m.

Chili Cook - Off - Taste Testing and Voting

Held at Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering


6 - 7 p.m.

Music by Sonic Boom DJ Entertainment - James Kelley

Meet Your Business Neighbors - Socializing

Held at Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering


7 p.m.

Door Prize winners announced (must be present to win)

Held at Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering


For event details go to or call the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822



New London Area Chamber of Commerce

81st Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Crystal Falls Banquets & Catering

5 p.m. - Business Meeting
5:30 p.m. - Cocktails
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 p.m. - Program


Meet the 2013 Chamber Board and Officers

Bid on Auction Items

Enjoy Dinner and Program

Silent and Live Auction Items Needed
Donate an item, gift certificate or cash for the purchase of auction items.

Call the Chamber at (920) 982-5822 for more information.

You can stay at home and still get the finest care anywhere

You. First. Just as it should be. You've always had great healthcare from ThedaCare. Now, it's even better. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, ThedaCare has joined forces with Mayo Clinic to give you more peace of mind. When complex medical issues arise, our care team can connect with Mayo Clinic about your care and share their expertise with you, here, with the goal of keeping you at home. For you, that could mean no tension-filled road trips. No lugging of medical records. No waiting on pins and needles. And, more dinners at home.


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You. First. Just as it should be. You've always had great healthcare from ThedaCare. Now, it's even better. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, ThedaCare has joined forces with Mayo Clinic to give you more peace of mind. When complex medical issues arise, our care team can connect with Mayo Clinic about your care and share their expertise with you, here, with the goal of keeping you at home. For you, that could mean no tension-filled road trips. No lugging of medical records. No waiting on pins and needles. And, more time with your friends and family.


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Network Health
Monthly Business Briefing / Networking Session

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013   

 ** 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 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

Educational Opportunity "Website Optimization"
Website Optimization


Tuesday, October 8th

7:30 - 9 a.m.

St. Joseph Residence Chapel - 107 E. Beckert Rd.

Please park on Beckert Rd.


Just because you build it, doesn't mean they will come. Stellar Blue has mastered the steps of setting up a best friend relationship with Google to increase your web traffic. Learn how to get your website found!



Presented by Amanda Betts, Marketing Director at Stellar Blue Web Design LLC. Sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union.

Please call the Chamber office at (920) 982-5822 or e-mail to confirm your attendance.

Continuing Education &
Training Scholarship Program

General Information / Purpose:

Our Chamber values professional development opportunities and educational programs, which assist members in strengthening their operations.  Therefore, the New London Area Chamber of Commerce (NLACOC) has created the Continuing Education and Training Scholarship Program to assist and encourage existing member businesses to advance and / or maintain the knowledge and professionalism of their employees that is necessary for continued business growth and viability. See More...



Trick or Treating in New London

Wednesday, Oct. 31st

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Country Crafts and More Ribbon Cutting - Tuesday, October 1st
On Tuesday, October 1st, please join us at 12:15 p.m. for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at Country Crafts and More. Owner Tracy Moeller has relocated her business from N. Pearl St. to 304 W. North Water St. and will be holding a Grand Re-Opening celebration. Brian Busby from What's Poppin will be on hand offering samples of his delicious flavored popcorn. Tracy opened her first storefront location at 315 S. Pearl St. in 2012. She has recently decided to relocate her business into the heart of downtown at 304 W. North Water St. and will be having a Grand Re-Opening celebration on Tuesday, October 1st from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. with a Ribbon Cutting at 12:15 p.m. For additional information contact Country Crafts and More at (920) 538-4473.
Carrying Concealed Weapons Class
On Saturday, Oct. 26th, the New London Police Department will be hosting its last Carrying Concealed Weapons class from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  The class will take place at the Washington Center located at 600 W. Washington St. This class is sanctioned by the Wisc. Dept. of Justice, and meets all training requirements to apply for a CCW permit in the state of Wisconsin.  Many past participants of this class were New London area business people who were not clear on what the new CCW law entailed, and what ramifications it had on their particular business.  All aspects of the" use of deadly force" are covered, with ample time for individual questions.  This class is also very beneficial to anyone who currently has any type of firearms in their personal residence or business.  Many law changes in the last 2 years have had a positive impact on personal protection.  All of these will be discussed at this training. Upon completion of training, you will receive a proof of training certificate that will assist you in applying for a concealed carry permit in Wisconsin. No handguns are allowed at the training site. Your instructor is Capt. Jay Zempel of the New London Police Dept.  Jay is a Wisconsin Dept. of Justice Master Instructor in Firearms with over 35 years of law enforcement experience.  Jay is also the senior firearms instructor at the FVTC Police Academy, where he has been instructing firearms classes for the past 25 years.The cost of this class is $50.00 for a city of New London resident, $75.00 for a non - resident of New London and $25.00 for employees of the city of New London. We are offering this upcoming class as a special for New London business owners, spouses or family members at $50.00. You can pre-register for this class at the New London Police Department from 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. until Monday, Oct. 21st. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional information call the New London Police Department at (920) 982-8505.

CommunityIMPACT, Inc. 
P.O. Box 66 Forest Junction, WI 54123 U.S.A. (920) 470-8326

Special thanks to our team leaders, sponsors, and 200+ volunteers who allowed us the privilege to bestow the following results through our 2013 Mission of Hope in New London, Wisconsin.

  • 722 Guests of Honor served
  • 1,444 bags of groceries given away
  • 156 received a free haircut
  • Mary Kay provided 125 beauty makeovers
  • 215 families went home with a family portrait
  • 400 shoes distributed  
  • 35 non-profit organizations provided a community service exhibit tent

We were blessed with yet another warm Saturday with plenty of sunshine as we gathered at Bernegger River Walk Park August 25, 2013. A total of $ 12,394.46 was raised by our generous sponsors. Many others contributed in-kind donations equating to at least another $4,000.00.  See More...

SBA's Deadline is Oct. 21 for Physical Damage

Disaster Loan Applications in Wisconsin

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages due to severe storms and tornadoes on Aug. 6-7, 2013. The deadline to apply for physical damage is Oct. 21, 2013.


Low-interest disaster loans are available in Brown, Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, and Winnebago in Wisconsin.  See More...


Health Officials Recommend Everyone Receive Influenza Vaccine 

As the weather cools off, it's not only a sign that winter is on its way, but also influenza season. Flu - or as influenza is commonly called - is a respiratory illness with coughing, congestion, fever, aches and pains. The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone over the age of 6 months receive a vaccination against influenza.   See More...
New London Boy Scouts Troop 59
Needs Your Help


New London Boy Scouts Troop 59 is looking for local businesses who want to host a collection box for their October Food Drive.  For additional information contact Sarah Weber at (920) 982-1039.

New London Fish & Game Club has Pheasant Permits Available


The New London Fish & Game Club has Pheasant Permits available.  For additional information contact Dale Sternhagen at (920) 779-6346, (920) 209-0486 or (920) 209-0487.


ThedaCare Becomes Wisconsin's First Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

ThedaCare patients with complicated medical conditions can now access the expertise of a nationally renowned healthcare system without having to travel outside their local community, thanks to a new collaboration announced today.  See More... 
New London Jaycees Announces New Partnership with the
New London Parks and Recreation Department 
The New London Jaycees are thrilled to announce the beginning of a new partnership with the New London Parks and Recreation Department to enhance the existing playground equipment at Hatten Park, in New London.

The New London Jaycees are committed to donating $15,000, over half of the equipment cost for the project, to add playground equipment to the existing set. The new equipment will be geared for children ages 512 and will improve the ADA accessibility of the current playground.  See More... 
Joe Mobile Football Tickets Giveaway 
Joe Mobile is offering a new promotion; people can come in to register for Packer and Badger tickets.  They are giving away a pair of tickets weekly.  There will also be 1 qualifier each week from each store.  Then a winner will be drawn for the Grand Prize.  The Grand Prize is a 3 night stay in Green Bay and tickets to the Dallas vs Green Bay game. 1 entry per person per day. 

Annual Gathering Encourages Community to "Express Yourself"

ThedaCare Leaders Inspire Everyone to Play Role to Make Area Healthier

ThedaCare is actively engaging business and community leaders to be involved in its mission to improve the community's health.


The region's only locally owned healthcare engaged the community in discussions about what the community expects of its locally owned healthcare system, particularly around the areas of Leadership in Healthcare Value, Financial Stewardship, Access to Coordinated Care, and Community Health Improvement during its annual Community Conversation today at the Bridgewood in Neenah. ThedaCare leaders led audience members in an open dialogue, covering everything from the quality of health care to how much it all costs.  See More...

Visual Voicemail Available for Cellcom Android Users

Visual voicemail is now available for Cellcom Android devices. Cellcom visual voicemail allows users to view and manage voicemail messages directly from their Android smartphone.  Customers are able to see a list of the messages on the phone, and select, in any order they choose, which ones they wish to play, call back, forward or delete. Benefits include being able to quickly get to the most important messages first or being able to delete unwanted messages without even listening to them. 

This app manages various voicemail functions, including:

  • View a list of all voicemail messages
  • Play messages in any order
  • Pause, rewind and fast-forward messages with on-screen controls while playing
  • Reply to voicemail messages by a call back or text message
  • Forward voicemail messages via email
  • Manage greetings directly on your device
  • Change voicemail password

The application can be found in the Google Play Store by searching Cellcom Visual Voicemail. It is available for free on Android operating systems 2.2 and above and to Cellcom customers who have received the latest upgrade to Cellcom's voicemail product.


To learn more about visual voicemail, visit or the Google Play Store.

New Rock Program at Museum

The New London Public Museum's rOcktober starts on Wednesday, October 9. Great for kids ages 8-13! For three consecutive Wednesdays in October, we will explore the world of rocks, the building blocks of the earth! Registration is required, come to one or all three sessions, program fee of $2 per person per session. Spaces are filling up! Call the museum today at 920-982-8520 to sign up. All sessions are from 3:45-5 pm in the meeting room across from the NLPM. Students get a drink and small snack included in the program fee.   


Rocktober is a series of fun workshops exploring rocks, the building blocks of the Earth. We start on October 9 with Rock Basics - Explore the fun side of rocks-find out which ones float, which ones glow in the dark, and which ones you can write with! Then on October 16 - Rockin' Crafts - A rock can be anything you want it to be! With Halloween right around the corner, turn rocks into bats, cats, and witches. No need to carve a pumpkin! Finally on October 23-Rocks and Food-Can candy bars teach us about earthquakes and volcanoes? Can a cookie help us learn the differences between rocks and minerals?  You bet!

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

Click here for Complete Community Events Calendar
Brooke Denu
New London Area Chamber of Commerce