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Road Construction
Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities
Packers have made it official
NWTC Entrepreneur
Chamber Calendar
2014 Chamber Officers
Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.
-John F. Kennedy

I love this quote!  If you would change the word country to marriage, family, job, or community, I would guess that there would be a greater percentage of happiness, profitability, and beauty in our lives.

Let me ask, what do you do for your community?  What do you love about your community that you would hate to see disappear?  Maybe it would be businesses, schools, churches, a library, parks, beaches, or recreational areas.  What would you love to see in your community that doesn't exist?  Maybe a thriving Main Street, a farmers' market, outdoor amphitheater, dog park, city wide walking paths, or more shopping opportunities are on your list.

As Chamber President, I am frequently informed about the needs and wants of the community.  What is absent from these conversations is the business plan that needs to accompany the idea.  There must also be a business plan to maintain the events and assets that we presently have.    

How do we continue to retain our community's events and resources, and how do we develop new opportunities?  With change being a constant in life, we need to change the way we think about our small community's future in order to move forward.  What people are looking for in small communities is livability.  They are looking for a community with a nice balance of affordable cost of living, safety, low crime rates, education, amenities, recreation, and beauty. It is vital for a small community's survival to offer these factors.  In the past, the rule of thumb to achieve success was having land, labor, and capital. This is not true today.  There is a missing element in achieving success, it's called creativity.

Creativity is the element that makes it all happen. Creativity will put the land, labor, and capital in motion and keep it in motion. Creativity also promotes gathering and education. A community that works together builds a healthier community.

So I ask, "What can you do for your community to sustain livability?"


Build a stronger local economy by shopping locally.


Gail Yatso

President, Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce    


Let's make the Oconto Falls Area your destination to outdoor recreation! 

Oconto Falls Road Construction

We are having regular construction updates supplied by the Oconto County Times Herald you can see by clicking here. Bookmark it as it is being updated on a regular basis.


The Times Herald is also doing regular updates in the paper as well as their facebook page you can see by clicking here.

There is a NEW program that Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities is offering to its small business customers.  The program is offering to match Focus on Energy incentives, up to 60% of the electrical energy efficiency project cost for qualifying equipment.

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Packers have made it official
The Packers have made it official. Family Night will be Saturday, August 8th at 5:30PM. Packer practice, fireworks and jersey giveaways.

This is a great fundraiser for our Athletic Department! Make check out to "OFHS" and send to me at the High School. Please feel free to pass this info on to other community members!

NWTC Entrepreneur Resource Center
Cash is King: Understanding & Evaluating your Company`s Real-Time Cash Flow
Gain a better understanding of your business` cash flow and use it to achieve growth.

Facebook 4 Business in 4 Hours
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Make sure to check out our Calendar on the website for other upcomming events. Don't forget about chamber elections 
Follow the Chamber on Facebook
If you haven't done so already, take a moment and like the chamber on Facebook. You will get the latest updates, news and happenings as they occur. This is great for businesses, community and visitors.

Click here to like us now.

Make sure to invite your Facebook friends to like our page as well. This is both a community and visitor page with the most up to date information.
Membership meetings will be monthly for 2015.
Membership meetings for 2015 are the third Thursday of April, June, August, October and November.
Member Benefits
The Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is expanding its way for members to promote themselves and gain more exposure. Through the use of our website's news engine, Facebook and newsletters, we want to encourage members to submit information regarding their local events.

We will also consider posting articles which people find entertaining and/or educational which highlight your business.

This is a huge benefit offered to our chamber members. The only catch is that you need to supply us with the information you want to get out. So please, be involved and send us your information.

Click here for more details
There are many excellent reasons for being a chamber member:

*    Your business will be listed in the Oconto County Discovery Guide.
*    Ribbon cutting ceremony and media attention for your new business.
*    Educational and networking opportunities.
*    Involvement in community projects.
*    Your issues brought to elected officials.
*    Your business listed on and linked to the chamber website at and Facebook.
*    Window cling showing your support and encouraging local businesses to do business locally.

If you want more information about OFACC, please call 920-846-8306 or email  Someone from the chamber will be happy to schedule a meeting with you.  

Let's keep shopping locally!




Gail Yatso