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Energizing & Empowering Enterprise

SUMMER 2016 Volume 17, Issue 2

Breaking New Ground on

Infrastructure FUNDING GAPS

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14 Talent

Views from Chamber President/CEO Shannon Full

Early Childhood Education Investing in People- Workforce Forum Spotlight on Success- Brillion School District Career Expo- Students Explore Future Careers

4 2016 Business Awards 6 Cover Story

IPR, LLC creates innovative solutions for infrasctructure funding challenges

8 YP Week 2016 A weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations

10 Community Spotlight

Give Camp benefits local clinic

12 Five Ways to Optimize Your Website 13 Q & A With The Professionals

18 Fox Cities Regional Partnership

2016-2017 NEWCC Wage and Benefit Survey

20 Leadership Fox Cities

Class of 2015 - 2016

23 Member Spotlights 24 Happenings 26 Your Voice

A conversation with Congressman Reid Ribble

27 Guest Column

Business People Must Be Politically Engaged Kurt R. Bauer, President/CEO Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

29 New Members & Diamond Members On The Cover

“ Fox Valley Tech is a key contributor in growing and developing our region’s workforce.” Kim Wetzel Foundation Director Bemis Company Foundation

IPR, LLC’s innovative new financing approach for infrastructure projects.

Employment Connections

Linking Students & Employers

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PERSPECTIVE “Talent continues to be one of our greateast and most important focuses within the Fox Cities.” Dear Members, As we continue on our mission of promoting growth and prosperity, we found ourselves quite busy this past Spring. In April, we hosted our first ever workforce event, The Forum: Investing in People, where business, education and community leaders gathered to discuss and share best practices and solutions to develop, attract and retain a thriving workforce. Talent continues to be one of our greateast and most important focuses within the Fox Cities. Every conversation we have, at some time, turns to the need for high quality workforce talent. If you are interested in some of our talent work, I would encourage you to review pages 15 and 16 for a recap of the Forum and our 10th Annual 8th Grade Career Expo. Building on the need to develop and retain talent in the Fox Cities, I’m pleased to share that Leadership Fox Cities (LFC), a program of the Chamber, just celebrated its 25th year. LFC alumni now account for a total of 950 graduates and over 150 community projects have been done from the participants of Leadership Fox Cities. Because of the increased demand for this program and the unique needs of our senior level executives, we find that both Leadership Fox Cities programs (Traditional and Executive) are being filled each year. The focus of both of these programs is enhancing leadership skills, increasing community awareness and immersion, and developing professional and social networks. You can view the 2015-2016 Leadership Fox Cities Class on page 20. The last week of April also brought us YP Week, a week-long platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals. Over the course of seven days, Pulse Young Professionals Network hosted 14 events. The week kicked off on a Saturday evening with the Bubbler Awards, recognizing the best workplaces for young professionals throughout Wisconsin. Congratulations to Fox Cities business, West Corporation for receiving this elite award. The recap of YP Week can be found on page 8. Not only are we celebrating professionals in this issue, but we’re also celebrating businesses and organizations that help make the Fox Cities a vibrant, innovative and dynamic community. We presented the 2016 Business Awards in May, recognizing 11 companies that are making great strides in the area. Please help me in congratulating those businesses and organizations found on page 4. Please take a few moments and read our cover story, Integrated Public Resources, LLC (IPR). IPR, an affiliate company of the McMAHON group of companies, was launched in 2015 to help their clients, such as municipalities, K-12 school districts and others, complete projects including water and wastewater facilities, streets and roads, that would have previously been pushed back due to budget and regulatory constraints. When we talk about companies finding innovative solutions to age-old problems, this is it. Finally, I leave you all with this: as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, our priorities will remain the same and our focus and dedication towards our members will not regress. The Chamber continues to promote growth and prosperity and advocate for the Fox Cities as a world-class community to live, work and play.

Shannon Full President/CEO

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Chairman of the Board Daniel P. Ferris SECURA Insurance Companies Chairman-Elect Bruce Zak JPMorgan Chase, N.A. Past Chairman Kip Golden CR Structures Group, Inc. Secretary/Treasurer Kathi Seifert Katapult, LLC Board of Directors Jen Bauer Miron Construction Lisa Cruz, Red Shoes PR, Inc. John Dennis Gardan Inc. Kevin Eismann Epiphany Law, LLC James Fenlon Village of Little Chute Travis Froze BMO Harris Bank Robyn Gruner AT&T Eric Higgs Kimberly Clark Corporation Sharon Hulce Employment Resource Group Inc. Dave Jansen ThedaCare Lyssa King OuterEdge Stage Vic Lutz McMahon Chris Matheny Fox Valley Technical College Jen Wagner Mauk Affinity Health System Rick Parks Modern Woodmen of America Todd Romenesko Calumet County Bruce Sasman We Energies Mark Scheffler Appleton Group, LLC Gary Vaughan Guident Business Solutions Monica Vomastic Landmark Staffing Resources Bob Zemple Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP Publisher Shannon Full Editor Rachel Birschbach Design Wild Apple Creative Photography BConnected Printing JP Graphics


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These recipients are recognized for their hard work and dedication towards making the Fox Cities a vibrant, innovative and dynamic community.

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Business of the Year This award recognizes businesses for outstanding performance, growing and/or increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity and community contributions. This year’s recipients are:

Manufacturing Category

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Wholesale/Retail Category

Service Category, Large Employer

Service Category, Small Employer

Company Innovation

This award acknowledges organizations that identify opportunities and execute creative-thinking and calculated risk-taking to bring innovation to the marketplace. This year’s recipients are:

Large Employer

Small Employer

Corporate Citizen / Corporate Leadership This award recognizes organizations with a philosophy of giving and community involvement that have made significant differences in the health and well-being of the Fox Cities. This award encourages and supports corporate social responsibility and community leadership. This year’s recipients are:

Large Employer

Small Employer

Exemplary Marketing / Performance This award recognizes organizations that have taken risks around their marketing and promotional practices that have ultimately improved revenue, communication, customer relationships, market share or visibility. This year’s recipients are: Large Employer

Small Employer

Rising Star This award recognizes new “up and coming” small businesses with a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and skill. It is for ventures that have been in business less than five years, and have had a strong start with the potential for growing into a prosperous enterprise in the future. This year’s recipient is:

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A New Public/Private Solution to Closing the Infrastructure Funding Gap “...we can work collaboratively with local governments that are faced with financial restrictions, but desperately need new or upgraded infrastructure.” For over two decades, Denny Lamers, McMAHON’s President and CEO, had an idea of starting a company that would use new methods to help create and finance projects for their clients. The Solution: A new business venture called Integrated Public Resources, LLC (IPR). In 2015, the McMAHON group of companies added IPR, a new affiliated company, to assist the public and private sector while funding and staffing for critical infrastructure needs. For years, McMAHON had seen a lot of their clients’ projects needing to be pushed back due to budget and regulatory constraints. Pushing back projects ended up costing taxpayers more money each year because of construction inflation. By creating IPR, communities were given a chance to take advantage of Public/Private Partnerships (P3s) for any and all projects.

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Integrated Public Resources, LLC IPR works to provide alternative project delivery methods for an array of projects. Their primary clients are municipalities, but they also work with K-12 school districts, tribal entities, higher education providers and local businesses.

Projects can range from water and wastewater facilities, to streets and roads, to stormwater facilities and wetlands and buildings.

IPR team working on a storm sewer. Traditionally, financing for public sector projects has been accomplished through tax levies and bonding, with additional help from state or federal grants and low-interest loans. However, many local governments are currently looking for alternative and innovative ways to pay for and manage infrastructure investment, especially because they are burdened by levy limits or bonding capacity. As a P3 firm, IPR enables the public sector to harness the expertise, efficiencies and financial capabilities of the private sector in delivering such projects. They draw from the already diverse capabilities of the McMAHON group of companies.

Originally, the project was not in the village’s budget, but property owners needed it done that year in order to expand their businesses. IPR fronted the construction costs of the project, and the property owners were assessed with financing options through IPR. The pipe was then turned over to the village for operation and maintenance at no cost. Currently, IPR has over 20 additional projects that have been proposed and are being considered by local municipalities in Northeastern Wisconsin. These projects include a municipal garage, large sanitary sewer project, water and wastewater treatment facility upgrades and more. To date, P3 firms haven’t been common in Wisconsin, but have started to gain traction in other parts of the U.S. and internationally. Although there may not be any other companies in Wisconsin that have the same business model that IPR has, their competition is not far behind. Due to the declining state of infrastructure in the U.S., the need for alternative project delivery methods will become prevalent in the near future. “We’re aware that public perception and acceptance of P3’s in Wisconsin is an important aspect of our success. We’re confident that we can demonstrate the advantages related to pulling critically important projects from some future date, back to the present. Delaying these projects ultimately cost taxpayer dollars due to inevitable construction inflation costs. That’s the real benefit of public/private partnerships; we can work collaboratively with local governments that are faced with financial restrictions, but desperately need new or upgraded infrastructure,” shares Lamers.

IPR’s infrastructure solutions include designing, building, financing, owning, operating or maintaining projects. Through the McMAHON group of companies, they have over 100 years of experience with planning, design and construction of infrastructure projects. IPR also offers municipal administrator services to local governments on an as-needed basis. They have hired Rick Hermus, the former administrator for the Village of Kimberly, and Russ Van Gompel, the former administrator for the Village of Little Chute, whom each have over 30 years of experience in municipal government. The depth of knowledge these individuals provide is of significant value to IPR. In the summer of 2015, IPR completed a stormwater improvement project for the Village of Little Chute. Fox Cities Business Summer 2016

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YP Week Highlights YP Week is a week long platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in Wisconsin. The Fox Cities was one of fifteen communities across the state to host events April 23-30th. Kicking off YP Week were the Bubbler Awards, celebrating the Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin. In the Fox Cities alone, 14 events were held throughout the week by Pulse Young Professionals.

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Whether you were looking for opportunities to network, develop professionally, dive into a community project head first or just get a little weird, YP Week 2016 delivered on all fronts. No two events were alike, nor did they subscribe to one single definition of what it means to be a young professional in the Fox Cities. From The Artery to BMX demos, Start-Up 101 to a Bluegrass brunch, Board Development to late night Hip-Hop, Politics & Religion after dark to a Future 15 Alumni panel, we were busy creating culture and a sense of place that strived to challenge the perception of our community and diversify the way we connect with one another. The Fox Cities is a great place to be young or young at heart‌ Break the rules, climb the mountain, pop the champagne, we’re just getting started!

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Community Spotlight

Give Camp Benefits Local Clinic

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., in partnership with the J.J. Keller Foundation hosted their second annual Give Camp event April 8 – 10th, 2016. Approximately 20 volunteers from J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. comprised of copywriters, graphic designers, communication specialists, coordinators and managers, collaborated on several pieces of printed collateral designed to help the Partnership Community Health Center’s new satellite clinic inside COTS Men’s Campus in Appleton. The partnership will communicate, educate and encourage their clients to better manage, control and improve their health care. “A Give Camp is an extraordinary event at which associates from different disciplines get the opportunity to combine their skills and talents on some challenging projects, and donate their personal time for a very worthy cause. This camp opened our eyes to a very real need in the Fox Cities area, and we feel fortunate to be able to carry on the J.J. Keller legacy of giving back to our community. I’m really proud of our creative marketing teams,” shared Tom Hines, Director of Creative & Promotion at J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Artwork for the final pieces of collateral created during the weekend was sent to COTS the following Monday and Tuesday. Collateral included: • A tri-fold brochure detailing the new clinic opening, with maps and information on hours, contacts, etc. • A 40-page “My Health Handbook” for clients to take ownership of their health and record appointments, visits, milestones, etc.

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• A large, personal, 18-month calendar for each client with appointment reminder stickers, motivational health messages, directional information and contact numbers/hours of the clinic • Matching sticker sheets for calendars and health handbooks • A personal information card for clients to keep with them, with reminders and information on “what to do when,” with regard to medical necessities or emergencies • Bio sheets of clinic health professionals, with picture, background and a statement, to be framed and placed in the clinic waiting area.


• Motivational posters and banners for placement at the clinic facilities

“It was fun to work on something outside of our normal realm and so nice to see how appreciative the nonprofit directors were. Their inspirational work made an impact on all of us,”

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shared Cathy Geiger, Senior Copywriter. Partnership Community Health Center is the area’s leader in affordable dental, medical and behavioral health services for the medically underserved living in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties. The new clinic location will be focused on providing primary care services. About J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Professionals in transportation, manufacturing, hazardous materials, construction, and human resources rely on J.J. Keller® in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit jjkeller.com, jjkellerelogs.com and jjkellerservices.com. About J.J. Keller Foundation Founded in 1990, the J.J. Keller Foundation is a private, family foundation that provides charitable funding to many worthwhile groups within the local community. Partnering up to spread more good, the J.J. Keller Foundation has supported a number of collaborations that help maximize its impact on organizations from Green Bay to Appleton to Oshkosh. These partnerships have addressed children’s behavioral health, food pantries and a host of other programs that work to meet basic needs. For more information, go to jjkellerfoundation.org.

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list the web pages of your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organization of your site content,” as stated from Google Support. This allows their systems to intelligently crawl your website. You may have seen sitemap links in websites that take you to a designed page with a list of links. This is not an XML sitemap. An XML sitemap is coded. If your website is built with a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, there are ways for the system to provide you this source that you can then submit for quicker indexing.

3. Title Tags – Search engines learn and index your website from top to bottom. And what is at the top? Your title tags. A poorly optimized website might have a home page in which its title tag reads “home” at the top of your browser. Meaning the very first opportunity you have to tell Google what you are about is “home.” We can do better than that! Tell Google what you do and where you do it.

As businesses and marketers we feel like we are in this endless battle to be on top of search engine results. We attend seminars that discuss search engine optimization, we read ebooks and hire consultants, and the common theme is, it is never enough. Continued education on how search engines evolve and how you adjust your online marketing is the only way to stay on top of the search engine result battle. The following are the top five ways we can optimize and maintain our website presence: 1. Authoritative Content – Search engines, like Google, will naturally index your website at least once per month to learn what you are about. Google is also indexing your competitors and other websites within your industry. What are you doing to make your content stand out? Are you providing fresh content that shows you are an authority on a subject? Google wants good content to give to its users. So give Google a reason to make you stand out. Creating content around news, tips, advice and resources are all great solutions. 2. XML Sitemap Submission – When search engines index your website, they are also crawling your content and links. The easier a search engine can comb your website without issues, the better it will store your information. An XML sitemap is “a file where you can

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4. Mobile Compatible Website – In April 2015, Google made an algorithm update stating that websites need to be mobile compatible in order to survive rank. So if you are considering updating your website to be responsive to mobile and other gadgets, we highly recommend you do it. The longer you wait, the more it will affect your natural ranking. 5. Added Security - Google wants to make sure it’s directing it’s users to a secure, safe website in its results. Consider secure socket layers or CloudFlare protection as online hacking is at an all-time high. Stellar Blue Technologies works with finding optimization solutions that clients can manage as well as their in-house team. As search engines continually evolve, it’s their job to stay on top of it. They are the digital marketing experts that focus on making your website your hub of communication and marketing. stellarbluetechnologies.com


with the PROFESSIONALS The most important decisions involve organizing and structuring the leadership team around our mission and our strategic goals, by assessing the talents we have that can best be utilized to further our mission and achieve those goals and putting the right people in the right places. It’s also critical to the organization’s success to determine what authority each leader should have, make a conscious decision to step back and let those I’ve hired do their jobs and make their own decisions, and use restraint and discretion in deciding to insert myself only when necessary to avoid risk to the organization. Beyond that, choosing my battles such that I don’t lose sight of our mission or of the big picture is vital, and is indeed one of my daily mantras. Many decisions that I need to make as the CEO have mission implications and are therefore assessed accordingly, by asking whether it enriches the lives of those we serve.

Sondra Norder, NHA, JD President & CEO St. Paul Elder Services, Inc.

What are the most important decisions you make as a leader of your organization?

While I am fairly new in my role as General Manager at Woodward Radio Group, one of the most important decisions I’ve made is to build the strongest possible team of people in order to be effective. This means having implicit trust in your management team and their people. If you get the people part right and they are in the right position, they will drive your business forward and maintain your culture. My former boss and mentor once described the trust part to me like this, ‘If you had to go into a battle for your lives, who would you take with you? Who would you trust to have your back and you’d have theirs?’. That has always stuck with me. Another important decision I make is to explore the “why” behind what people are thinking. Gaining more insight allows us to determine the best course of action in a variety of situations, in order to have positive outcomes.

Kelly Radandt General Manager Woodward Radio Group

As a leader, I make decisions each day that impact the company and our shareholders, our employees, our clients and the community. There is no particular order to the stakeholders I just mentioned because they are all critically important at various times. My focus is on making consistent decisions that allow our company to remain relevant. What does relevant mean to us? It means we provide superior value to our shareholders, an experience exceeding expectations to our clients and an environment where employees are mentored and careers grow. On top of all of that, we contribute to making the community a better place to live. So which of my decisions are the most important? I would say it’s the decisions I don’t make because I have built the right team and supported a culture that allows them to make their own decisions each day. It’s all about the people – coach them, mentor them, empower them.

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TALENT

COLLABORATIVE

Early Childhood Education Investments Create a Prosperous Future Workforce

The evolving economy is requiring a focus on talent and not just within the current workforce. Investments in quality early childhood education programs can have significant short and long-term effects on a child’s lifetime success and the overall economy3 due to a declining unemployment rate, the retirement of Baby Boomers, an increased number of job openings and employer demands for a skilled workforce1. The foundation of skills required for success in school, work and life is formed during the youngest years, from birth to age five3. Delaying investments in early childhood education, today, could postpone the rewards for economic success3 in the future. Research states that 90 percent of brain development, affecting cognitive skills and emotional health, occurs in the first five years of life2. “Investing in the earliest years of life is the first step in preparing a workforce that can meet the demands of the 21st century,” as stated by Ann Cramer, Director of IBM Americas1. Future employees will need to have a higher, more diverse skillset in order to meet the needs of an evolving workforce. An estimated 70 percent of new jobs will require more than a high school education2. David Brooks, New York Times, stated, “By age five it is possible to predict who will complete high school and college and who won’t.”1. By placing a focus on early childhood education, children and the overall economy can be on a path to success. The need for quality early education and training is a priority for the Fox Valley Early Childhood Coalition. The United Way Fox Cities, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley and the Fox Cities Chamber hosted a presentation this winter at Thrivent Financial with Dennis Winters, Chief Economist from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Winters’ key message was clear - invest in early childhood education for a prosperous future workforce.

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Become an advocate for early childhood education today. Learn about the need and benefits for early childhood education and join in further conversations within the community. Work with your children at home and provide learning opportunities. Today’s children will be there for your business tomorrow. Get involved. These kids are the future workforce which will drive economic success.

“By age five it is possible to predict who will complete high school and college and who won’t.” 1 – “Wisconsin’s Workforce Challenges and The Most Cost Effective Solution – Forward with our Children: Invest Early in our Future Workforce”. Wisconsin DWD Presentation. January 22, 2016. Denise K. Winters, Chief Economist, Department of Workforce Development. 2 – “The Business Case for Early Childhood Investments”. Chamber Executive, Fall 2014. John Pepper. 3 – “Starting Smart and Finishing Strong – Fixing the Cracks in America’s Workforce Pipeline Through Investments in Early Childhood Development”. US Chamber of Commerce. Institute for a Competitive Workforce.


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Investing in People

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Engaging the future workforce and the importance of company culture were the focus of the first-ever community workforce forum presented by the Fox Cities Chamber, where approximately 200 attendees gathered at the Radisson Paper Valley on April 12th. The goal of the event was to embrace workforce issues head-on, provide interactive conversations, solutions and best practices for the Fox Cities around the joint responsibility to develop, attract and retain a thriving workforce. Through dynamic conversations, interactive breakout sessions and engaging speakers, the inaugural event brought together passionate people about talent and workforce challenges and opportunities. Jeff Sachse, Director and Senior Economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, provided a brief overview of the critical needs facing the Fox Cities and set the stage for ways in which collaborative partnerships can build a stronger talent pipeline.

The need to invest in the future workforce and get involved in the community, specifically education, was understood by attendees. The Forum provided opportunities for business and education to engage with one another. An efficient resource to get connected to the future workforce is by connecting with the Fox Cities Chamber and get involved on Your Future Fox Cities. This website streamlines the process of connecting students, educators and businesses to one another through career-based learning opportunities such as job shadows, company tours, informational interviews and classroom guest speakers. The process is simple, can you commit to investing in the future workforce? Connect with Patty Milka, VP of Talent and Education, at the Fox Cities Chamber, to learn how you can get further involved to make an impact in the Fox Cities workforce.

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Students Explore Future Careers at Expo Approximately 2,600 8th grade students, from 15 area schools, were able to explore a multitude of various careers at the 10th Annual Fox Cities 8th Grade Career Expo. With representation from 48 Fox Cities businesses, the Career Expo provided students with an opportunity to connect with industry professionals to learn about their jobs, career pathways and tips for future success while understanding about their businesses through interactive, hands-on booth displays. Students visited four career zones during their visit to the Career Expo. Each Zone combined similar industries based on knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a particular area. “The Expo provides students with a glimpse into future career pathways as they transition into high school, while

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learning about the steps needed to reach their goals,” shared Patty Milka, VP of Talent & Education at the Fox Cities Chamber. The Career Expo is integrated into the schools’ curriculums and gives students a better idea of the appropriate courses they should take as they transition into high school and continue on their pathways to future success. The annual event, hosted by the Fox Cities Chamber, was held on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at Lake Park Sportzone in Menasha. If your business would like to learn more or participate in the 2017 Fox Cities 8th Grade Career Expo, please contact Emily Feagles, Program Manager, Talent & Education at the Fox Cities Chamber – 920.734.7101 or efeagles@foxcitieschamber.com.


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Brillion School District Upcoming Chamber

EVENTS JULY Business Connection

Date: July 20, 2016 Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm Location: Pullman’s, 619 S. Olde Oneida Street, Appleton

Chamber Golf Outing The Brillion School District Begins Construction on State-of-the-Art Elementary School Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center. In April, the Brillion School District held a groundbreaking ceremony as they embark on the construction of their state-of-the-art Brillion Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center. The first phase of the project is underway as construction crews started demo work in an existing multipurpose area located within the elementary school. “The new STEM Center in the Brillion Elementary School will provide students the space, tools and learning environment to fully implement project based learning. It will be one of the most innovative learning spaces around,” shared Steve Meyer, Technology & Engineering Teacher and STEM Coordinator at Brillion School District. Teachers in the Elementary School have been teaching STEM education for the past three years. The hands-on, minds-on, project-based learning approach is proving very successful. Students are gaining valuable skills and knowledge in problem solving, collaboration and design methods of thinking, all while having fun and gaining a greater appreciation of technical and manufacturing related careers. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade study topics such as Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, Environmental Engineering, Automation, Mechanical Engineering and more. The district has already raised a significant portion of funds for the facility, yet final fundraising efforts continue to completely fund the facility. The STEM center was designed to meet the needs of project-based learning and teaching. It will be a space where students will get excited about learning and further adapt to various flexible learning spaces. The facility has the feel of a children’s science museum or discovery lab as opposed to traditional school. From an idea lab to a gravity deck to a catwalk mezzanine, the innovative facility will prove to be one of the premier elementary STEM facilities in the nation.

To learn more about the innovative program and STEM Center, please visit their website: www.brillionstem.com.

Date: July 25, 2016 Time: 10:30am Shot Gun Start Location: High Cliff Golf Course, W5055 Golf Course Road, Sherwood

AUGUST Business Connection with Pulse’s Overtime Happy Hour

Date: August 11, 2016 Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm Location: Waverly Beach, N8770 Fire Lane 1, Menasha

Lunch ‘n Learn on Cyber Security Date: August 20, 2016 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Location: TBD

SEPTEMBER Business Connection

Date: September 15, 2016 Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm Location: Thrivent, 4321 N. Ballard Road, Appleton

License to Cruise featuring Mopar Date: September 23, 2016 Time: 6:00-9:30pm Location: Downtown Appleton

Octoberfest

Date: September 24, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm Location: Downtown Appleton

Calendar of Events – All of the Fox Cities Chamber events can be found online at foxcitieschamber.com.

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NOW OPEN 2016-2017 Fox Valley Wage and Benefit Survey Providing accurate and up-to-date wage and benefit data for companies on a local basis has been the long-term goal of the annual Northeast Wisconsin Chambers Coalition (NEWCC)* Wage and Benefit Study (formerly known as the Fox Valley Wage & Benefit Study). Results will be distributed in December. You will be emailed instructions for data input immediately upon registration. Local data is useful to ensure your company is able to attract and retain the highest quality employees needed for success. You will have access to the following data provided by local companies: FRINGE BENEFITS • Insurance (medical, prescription, life, long term disability, dental, vision, etc.) • Eligibility dates • Wellness programs • Premium sharing • PTO, vacation, sick days, holidays, bereavement, etc. • Workday, break schedules • Profit sharing, pension and retirement plans • And much more WAGE & SALARY COMPENSATION • 21 Executive Positions • 308 Non-Executive Positions • 4,331 positions from 154 Fox Valley organizations

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Consolidated Construction Co. Inc.

Nordon Business Environments

Town of Greenville

American National Bank Fox Cities

First National Bank Fox Valley

Outagamie County

Town of Menasha

BLC Community Bank

Garrow Oil Corp.

Prospera Credit Union

Village of Hortonville

Business Lending Group

Great Northern Corporation

Time Warner Cable

Village of Kimberly

City of Appleton

Innovative Machining

Town of Buchanan

Winnebago County

CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel and Spa

Martenson & Eisele

Town of Grand Chute

The following organizations provide Fox Cities Regional Partnership with specific tools to stimulate industry growth

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LEADERSHIP Fox Cities Class of 2015 - 2016

LEADERSHIP FOX CITIES

Leadership Fox Cities 8-month program recently graduated 39 distinguished leaders from various organizations within the Fox Cities community. The class learned about social issues and challenges facing the Fox Cities area while being exposed to leadership education and training skills to become community stewards. The program was held from September through May and culminated with participants organizing into teams to work

on community-based projects that are designed to raise awareness of an issue, improve team skills and affect change.

Amy Attenberger

Jordan Baitinger

Danielle Brand

Allen Brant

Sr. Channel Manager, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Director of Outreach Services and Partnerships, Marian University

Audit Manager, Schenck SC

Principal, Kaleidoscope Academy & Roosevelt Middle School

Vanessa Cebulski

James P. Fenlon

Craig Gagnon

Kate Girouard

Account Manager, BConnected, LLC

Village Administrator, Village of Little Chute

Associate Vice President Communications, Lawrence University

Portfolio Manager, BMO Harris Bank

Brian Gruender

Mel Hietpas

Rachael Hoffmann

Trudy Hooyman

Business Analyst, SECURA Insurance

Vice President - Senior Relationship Banker, FNB Fox Valley

Casualty Claims Manager, SECURA Insurance

Human Resources Director, ThedaCare

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This graduating class represents the 25th year of the Leadership Fox Cities program. To date there have been over 950 graduates that have completed the program. Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Leadership Fox Cities graduating class!


Katie Horan

Emma Jelinek

Jeri Johnson

Josh Kilgas

Administration & Finance Manager, Appleton International Airport

Commercial Loan Processor, Bank First National

Human Resources Manager, Appvion

Resource Development Officer, United Way Fox Cities

Amanda Krueger, Director

Jodie Larsen

Eric Lempke

Brad Logsdon

of Marketing & Business Dev., American National Bank Fox Cities

Vice President Community Engagement, Oshkosh Corporation

Vice President Commercial Banking, BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

Marketing Manager, Miller Electric

Alison Fiebig Mayer

Kari Meixl

Jennifer Michiels

Megan Nussbaum

External Communications Manager, Affinity Health System

Business Manager, Nurses PRN Home Care

Sales & Marketing Director, Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering

Business Development Specialist, Miron Construction

Adrienne L. Palm

Mary Remter

Nicholas Sattler

Devon Schoenbohm

Director of Pulse Young Professionals Network, Fox Cities Chamber

Enterprise Information Management Specialist, Thrivent Financial

Certified Public Accountant, Roberts, Ritschke & Tyczkowski, LTD.

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

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Melinda Schultz

John Schweitzer

Greg Smedema

Stephanie Stieg

Human Resources, Gulfstream Aerospace

Finance Manager, Appvion, Inc

Sr. Agriculture Services Account Manager, WE Energies

Menasha Branch Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley

Taylor Strane

Alex Tyink

Jill Van Asten

Shane Vandenberg

Employment Specialist, Valley Packaging Industries

Director of Innovation, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Special Revenue Accounting Manager, Fox Valley Technical College

IT Manager, Thrivent Financial

“Before you are a leader,

success

is all about growing yourself.

When you Jessica Vander Zanden

Kerri Veleke

Christopher Winiecki

Director of Compliance and Culture, Network Health

Manager - IT Applications, ThedaCare

Area Manager of Construction, Northeast Asphalt, Inc.

Congratulations Class of 2016! You have completed a unique, communitydriven leadership program. My hope is that you have a greater awareness of our community, some of its accolades, as well as some of its challenges. May you find things that move you to get more involved and start leading in the community, as well as in your place of business, in ways you haven’t before. Thank you for donating your time, talent and treasure in planning and executing such wonderful and valuable community-driven projects. What you have accomplished is nothing short of amazing! Joy Kapheim Director Leadership Fox Cities, Fox Cities Chamber 22

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become a

leader, success is

all about

growing

others.”

-Jack Welch


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Schenck provides accounting, tax and business consulting services with an integrated, full-service approach that consistently generates real results for our clients. We’re your go-to team of advisors with dedicated, sophisticated support to help your business grow. As one of the nation’s top 50 full-service CPA and consulting firms, our team members hone their expertise related to specialized industries, from manufacturing to not-for-profits. You’ll work with professionals who understand your specific challenges – providing special insight, sharing best practices and identifying opportunities to make your organization stronger. Schenck serves middle-market clients throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. Our industry-focused teams know your world, and we leverage the talent of specialists across our firm to help you navigate it. With more than 550 team members in eight Wisconsin locations, you get the support you need to solve challenges beyond tax and accounting, including operations, people and technology issues. To help you find savings, stay in compliance or take advantage of new opportunities, Schenck provides articles, white papers and regular workshops and educational events to provide guidance and best practices. Our newsletters and other email alerts keep you updated on the latest industry, tax and business news. Visit schencksc.com/subscribe to sign up. schencksc.com

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1. March’s Business Connection was held at Winncrest Banquet Hall, which is connected to Headliners Bar and Grill in Neenah. 2. April’s Business Connection was held in Menasha at The Source Public House. 3. The Talent Collaborative, a division of the Chamber, hosted its first-ever workforce event, The Forum: Investing in People, in April. The half-day event gathered business, education and community leaders for sharing of best practices and solutions around the joint responsibility to develop, attract and retain a thriving workforce. 4. Approximately 2,600 local students attended the 10th Annual 8th Grade Career Expo on Monday, April 18th. This trade show-like event provided students an opportunity to explore the variety of careers available in the Fox Cities and beyond. 5. The 8th Grade Career Expo provides students a glimpse into their future as they transition into high school, while learning about the steps needed to reach their goals. 6. May’s Business Connection was held at the newly remodeled Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah. 7. In May, the Appleton Housing Authority hosted a ribbon cutting for their School Youth Build program completion. The School Youth Build Partnership between the Appleton Housing Authority and the Appleton Area School District joins construction technology students from Appleton East, West and North High Schools into a special construction team to provide career-based hands-on educational experiences, such as building homes. 8. The Chamber was proud to sign ESGR’s Statement of Support in May. ESGR, a Department of Defense office, promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and assists in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. 9. On May 12th, the Chamber recognized businesses and organizations in the Fox Cities that help make it a vibrant, innovative and dynamic community at the Business Awards Luncheon. 10. Congratulations to Bank First National on their beautiful new location in Grand Chute! 11. YP Week, a weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in Wisconsin, kicked off on Saturday, April 23rd at the Bubbler Awards, celebrating the Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin. 12. Former Wilhelm Law, S.C. changed their name to Northwind IP Law, S.C. in May. 13. The Chamber’s annual Business Expo hosted over 70 exhibitors on June 1st at the Radisson for a full day of Fox Cities businesses and organizations sharing their business-based solutions with attendees.

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YOURVOICE Advocating for pro-business policy in the Fox Cities

to Congress for a season of service and offer the talents that they have to solving America’s problems. The current status quo in Congress is built on seniority, but I believe that Americans would be much better served by letting all Members of Congress have a stronger voice. Rahmlow: You had an opportunity to visit Cuba with the President this past Spring. What does that trip mean for Wisconsin over the long-term? Ribble: My hope is that it will mean an increased opportunity for agricultural exports. Currently, Cuba imports about 80 percent of its food, and I would like to see Wisconsin products become a part of that mix. During the trip, I spoke at length with the Cuban Minister of Commerce, who was very interested in purchasing Wisconsin milk and cheese.

Ribble staying busy during final months in Office Congressman Reid Ribble took some time to talk with VP of Public Policy, Mark Rahmlow, to discuss his final months in office. Congressman Ribble is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. His committee work includes the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. Ribble also owned and operated a small business for 30 years and has been happily married to DeaNa since 1975. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mark Rahmlow: As you are getting ready to retire from Congress, we wanted to thank you for your service. Looking back, what are you most proud of? Reid Ribble: Thank you—it has truly been an honor to serve. In looking back at my time in Congress, the things that I am the proudest of have been the times that I have been able to cut through the red tape and get a Vietnam War veteran the honor and the medical care they are entitled or to get someone on Social Security the benefits they have earned. In these cases, we have really touched people’s lives, and it is extremely meaningful. Another thing that I am very proud of has been my use of what I call “the power to convene.” Throughout my time in office, I have really focused on bringing people in the community together to work on big problems locally. This has included summits on the challenges faced by law enforcement, first responders, educators, and most recently, farmers, homeowners, and environmental groups as we work to tackle water quality issues with my Save the Bay initiative. Rahmlow: At the beginning, you promised to serve no more than eight years in Congress. How did that pledge affect your work in Washington? Ribble: It has certainly added a sense of urgency! Having term limits, I think, has also made me especially motivated to push for the kinds of Congressional reforms that would allow true citizen legislators to come in

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Rahmlow: What items are still on your to-do list before you conclude your service? Ribble: It’s a long list—we are not slowing down! I have a bill that would convert our current annual budget system into a two-year system and allow Congress to do more effective oversight of the federal agencies. With support from a bipartisan majority in the House, I am eager to get it passed. I am also writing a bill that would preserve and protect Social Security so that it will still be around when my grandchildren need it. Rahmlow: What advice would you share with the next Member of Congress from the 8th District?

Ribble: “Work hard, come home as much as you can, and always be honest and upfront with the people you represent. Don’t shy away from the hard votes, and remember that you are in Washington to serve all your constituents not because they support you, but because they need you.”


Business People Must Be

Politically ENGAGED Kurt R. Bauer, President/CEO Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce It costs businesses $2 trillion (no, that isn’t a typo) annually to comply with federal regulations, according to the American Enterprise Institute. That is a lot of money being diverted away from far more productive uses like capital investments, acquisitions, research and development and hiring. Most business owners and executives closely monitor the impact taxes, regulations and other government mandates have on their competitiveness, which is good. But most businesses fail to share that information with an important stakeholder group that is deeply invested in the success or failure of the enterprise; their employees. Research shows that the most trusted source of information about public policy issues that impact employees’ job security is their employer, which is why management should provide frequent updates on government initiatives that impact their business. Just be sure not to cross the line by encouraging employees to vote for or against a specific candidate for office. That is illegal. But it is perfectly legal and a best practice to inform your employees about issues that may impact their livelihood. But business leaders shouldn’t stop there. It is important to be fully engaged in public policy issues that affect your business and industry, as well as the politics that drive them, especially in a time when free enterprise is under attack. Consider the frightening truth that the only qualification a politician is required to have in order to serve in public office is to get elected. That’s it. They aren’t required to have run a business, met a payroll or to have hired or fired someone. As a result, many don’t understand even the most basic things about the free enterprise system and the broader economy, even though their decisions influence how you run your business. While your local and statewide Chambers of Commerce are highly effective advocates, I have always believed the best lobbyists for any business are its combined management and employees. Never assume someone else can explain to policymakers how an existing or proposed regulation will impact your business as well as you can. But also remember that it is important to know who those people are in the first place. In business, relationships are important. That is just as true in politics. All business owners and executives should get to know their local, state and federal lawmakers. In fact, it is smart to invite them to visit your business.

Many businesses go a step further and prepare a onepage summary of their overall economic impact, including the number of employees, total payroll and benefits, median salary, recent capital investments, taxes paid, number of vendors/suppliers, charitable giving and hours volunteered by employees. Don’t assume that politicians will understand your contribution unless you calculate it yourself and share it with them. And while you are at it, share that information with the local media and your own employees. Also don’t forget that the powerful special interest groups that want to impose even more rules, regulations and taxes on your business are active and have the sympathy of the mainstream media. Those groups want a $15 per hour minimum wage, expanded paid leave and free college tuition paid for by higher taxes on businesses. Fight back by speaking up and defending your business and, in the process, the free enterprise system that allows it to be successful.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the combined Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers’ Association and Safety Council. WMC represents 3,800 employers of all sizes and from every sector of the economy.

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WELCOME New Members The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce relies on its members to continue its work in promoting business interests in the Fox Cities region. Without these committed members, the Chamber would not be able to provide the high quality services it is known for. About Better Care Audiology W3124 Van Roy Road Appleton, WI 54911-1509 (920) 993-6800 www.abcaudiology.com HEALTH CARE Accent Business Solutions, Inc. 931 N. Perkins Street Appleton, WI 54914-3128 (920) 731-1216 www.abs-wi.com OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Bank First National - Appleton 4201 W. Wisconsin Avenue Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 380-2867 www.bankfirstnational.com BANKS Big Bark Media LLC W5016 Golf Course Road #623 Sherwood, WI 54169-9725 (920) 475-3791 www.bigbarkmedia.net MEDIA COMPANY Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America 2555 Northern Road Neenah, WI 54956 www.baylakesbsa.org NON-PROFIT AGENCY Executive Excellence, LLC P.O. Box 853 Appleton, WI 54912-0853 920-857-8472 www.exec-xl.com BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT Excel Underground, LLC 14 Strawberry Lane Appleton, WI 54915-4634 (920) 574-2924 www.excelunderground.com UNDERGROUND UTILITY LOCATING CONTRACTOR Farmers Insurance: Erick Adams Agency 2701 N. Oneida Street, Suite C-2 Appleton, WI 54911-2082 920-968-7507 www.farmersagent.com/eadams INSURANCE - INVESTMENTS Feeding America 2911 W. Evergreen Drive Appleton, WI 54913-9202 920-202-3640 www.feedingamericawi.org NON-PROFIT AGENCY Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) 3925 N. Gateway Drive Appleton, WI 54913-7863 (920) 749-1171 www.fvho.org MEDICAL CLINIC Green Bay Executive Coaching 3021 Holmgren Way, Suite 20 Green Bay, WI 54304-6300 (920) 339-3268 www.greenbayexecutivecoaching.com CONSULTANT

Heart Failure Survival Center of America 2700 E. Enterprise Avenue Suite B Appleton, WI 54913 (920)939-6058 www.hfsca.org HEALTH CARE Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg N7198 US Highway 45 Wittenberg, WI 54499-8568 (715) 253-4400 www.ho-chunkgaming.com/wittenberg CASINO IVI North, Inc. W6395 Specialty Drive Greenville, WI 54942 www.ivinc.com MANUFACTURER NorthStar Environmental Testing N922 Tower View Drive, Suite 109 Greenville, WI 54942-8093 920-422-4888 www.northstartesting.com ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES Petsche Consulting, LLC 3505 Vinland Center Road Neenah, WI 54956-9042 (920) 968-5313 /www.PetscheConsulting.com INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING Rockin Rewards, LLC 4321 West College Ave., Suite 200 Appleton, WI 54914-3968 920-757-2447 www.eazyer.com MARKETING Safelite AutoGlass 1619 W. Wisconsin Avenue Appleton, WI 54914-3257 (920) 731-7731 www.safelite.com AUTOMOBILE & TRUCK REPAIRS & SERVICE Silly Toast Designs 583 N. Perkins Street Appleton, WI 54914-3136 920-882-2167 www.sillytoastdesigns.com SCREEN PRINTING Writing by Design, LLC 7980 Nichole Heights Neenah, WI 54956-9040 (920) 475-4783 www.writingbydesignllc.com MARKETING Your Family Care and Guardianship Services, Inc. 129 E College Ave Appleton, WI 92075-76001 920-997-1842 Senior Services

DIAMOND MEMBER

Honor Roll April - June

Diamond Members are companies that have supported the Chamber and community for more than 40 years. We’d like to express our gratitude to the following Diamond Member businesses for their membership and support to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Company Member since Albany International 4/1/1960 Appleton Trophy & Engraving, Inc. 5/1/1973 ARAMARK Uniform Services, Inc. 4/1/1948 AstenJohnson 4/1/1960 AZCO INC. 4/1/1960 Badger Plug Company 4/1/1960 Calnin & Goss, Inc 5/1/1972 Christensen & Wisnet , Inc. 4/1/1974 Creative Group, Inc. 6/1/1971 Eagle Supply & Plastics, Inc. 4/1/1971 George’s Steak House 6/1/1974 Grant Thornton LLP 5/1/1966 Korth Financial Services 4/1/1973 The Community Blood Center 6/1/1973 United Way Fox Cities, Inc. 4/1/1970 Willis of Wisconsin, Inc. 4/1/1960

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