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Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

January 2017

Happy New Year! We have some great events to kick off 2017! Are you putting your Chamber Membership to work for you? Join us for an informational Business Between Hours on utilizing “free” tools to market your business and connect with other chamber members without leaving your office! This month, our after hours will take place at a new home built by Midwest Design Homes. Join us and check out the latest trends in home building while networking with other chamber members.

"The Business Card Exchange has helped my business by strengthening and broadening my networks throughout the fox cities community. The HOTV Chamber is the place for small

Our Annual Awards event, presented by Baker Tilly, will take place on Thursday, February 23 from 5pm-9pm at Waverly Beach. This event celebrates the achievements of our Chamber Members. There is still time to nominate a deserving business or person! We have partnered with Karben4 to host a beer & food pairing dinner! Karben4, a brewery out of Madison, is owned and operated by three Appleton natives. These young entrepreneurs are excited to share their story of how they dreamed big and made their vision a reality. There are still opportunities for sponsorship as well as tickets available. For more information, email Diane@heartofthevalleychamber.com or click here!

and medium size business owners, where they can network and share resources to help strengthen local businesses." - Dawn Gohlke, Best Friends of NeenahMenasha

The Heart of the Valley Chamber staff and Board of Directors are committed to the growth and sustainability of this Chamber. We are working diligently as we ramp up in 2017 to fulfill our mission of being a resource Center that advocates for the business community, connects people and provides educational opportunities! On behalf of the chamber staff and Board of Directors...THANK YOU for your support in 2016 – we look forward to our continued partnership in 2017!

Kelli Clussman, Executive Director 920.766.1616 kclussman@heartofthevalleychamber.com

What’s Inside? 

Upcoming Events

Photos from this past month’s events

New Members

Good News is Worth Repeating

Member Spotlight >>


Upcoming Events --------------------------------------------------------------Name: Ribbon Cutting: Lamers Dairy Date: January 11, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Lamers Dairy N410 Speel School Rd., Appleton Name: Business After Hours: Midwest Design Homes Date: January 12, 2017 Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 5378 N. Amethyst, Appleton Name: Business Between Hours: Chamber Utilization Tools for Marketing Date: January 18, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Chamber Office Name: Business Card Exchange: American National Bank Date: January 19, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: American National Bank 2200 N Richmond St., Appleton Name: Non-Profit Roundtable Group Date: January 24, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Chamber Office

Save The Date! Annual Awards Event Thursday, February 23 from 5pm-9pm Waverly Beach Chamber Golf Outing Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links

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Member Spotlight

N2335 West Frontage Road, Kaukauna, WI 54130 | (920) 759-9000

MDH co- created their now annual tour, “The Fox Valley Gallery of Homes”, showcasing their ever- changing custom home designs in new Midwest Design Homes, Inc., a custom home building neighborhoods and developments. Celebrating its’ 10th company in the Fox Valley and Brown County, started anniversary last April, The Gallery of Homes is easily one of the company’s proudest accomplishments. The over a decade ago with the vision of creating a new, tour usually features a dozen MDH homes and includes fun, and convenient experience for the build client. Owners, Jon and Jodi Huss began executing this vision a plan book and map for the attendees. MDH, as a by constructing a Design Center, located off Hwy 41 in member of the local, state and national home builders’ associations, continues to participate in local home Kaukauna. In 2006 they opened the doors with the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce assisting in show events, the Parade of Homes, and Showcase of Homes. a ribbon cutting ceremony. The vision for the Design Center was to provide a place where clients could see and choose finishes for their new home in one place; without having to make multiple stops at various vendor locations, complete with new home consultants to assist clients in everything from lot selection to plan design to choosing final colors. During one of the most challenging times for the housing market, MDH started to build a few move-in ready homes, both for the clients who need to make a quick purchase and allowing the custom home client a more concrete visualization for their new build. The homes helped fill new developments and drew clients to subdivisions they might have otherwise overlooked. During the leanest building years of 2008-2009 MDH continued to grow in recognition among buyers in the Fox Cities due to their ability to adjust to the market needs of affordability coupled with quality materials and custom features.

What’s in the future for MDH? In order to keep current with the changing trends in design and building, the MDH Design Center is undergoing new updates; including the latest trendy paint colors, countertops, and flooring. MDH, and their staff continue to listen intently to our clients in order to create new custom and semi – custom home designs. The MDH sales team has grown to four talented individuals who start every day ready to fulfill the very vision that MDH was built on; to give each client a custom, fun, and convenient building experience.


X  Presenting Partner

$3,500

* Logo on Chamber’s Website with link to your Website * Identified in Chamber e-news & printed publications * Identified on all printed materials promoting event including invitations * Identified in newspaper articles & press releases * Logo on signage at the event * Opportunity to hang banner at the event

* Recognized as the sponsor of the Annual Awards * Opportunity to welcome guest and present awards * Full page, full color ad in the Heartbeat Publication * Reserved table for 16 with premium reserved seating * Opportunity to be featured “Member of the Month” * First right of sponsorship acceptance for 2018

Entertainment Partner $3,000

X Karben4 Partner 

* Logo on Chamber’s Website with link to your Website

* Logo on Chamber’s Website with link to your Website * Identified in Chamber e-news & printed publications

* Identified in Chamber e-news & printed publications

* Identified on all printed materials promoting event

* Identified on all printed materials promoting event

* Identified in newspaper articles & press releases

* Identified in newspaper articles & press releases * Logo on signage at the event, indicating Entertainment Partner * Full page, full color ad in the Heartbeat Publication

* Logo on signage at the event, indicating Karben4 Partner * Full page, full color ad in the Heartbeat Publication * Reserved table of 8 with premier seating

* Reserved table for 8 with premium seating

* Opportunity to be featured “Member of the Month”

* Opportunity to be featured “Member of the Month” * Opportunity to put signage near the stage Opportunity to introduce Rob Anthony * Opportunity to draw 50/50 winner

* Logo on beer tasting glasses * Identified as the Food Pairing Partner * Opportunity to introduce the Food Paring

$1,500

Reception Partner

$2,500

* Reserved Table for 8

Dessert Partner

$1,500

* Reserved Table for 8

* Name on cocktail napkins used at the event

* Name on dessert picks used at the event

* Full color, 1/2 page ad in the Heartbeat Publication * Full color, 1/2 page ad in the Heartbeat Publication

* Sponsor of Karben4 “Welcome Beer” * Opportunity to be featured “Member of the Month”

* Logo on all reception area table tents

* Will accept 4 partners at this level

* Opportunity to be featured “Member of the Month”

* Category exclusivity per industry

* Will accept 4 partners at this level

Reserved Table

$500

* Category exclusivity per industry

* Reserved Table for 8 * 2-Full color, 1/2 page ads in HeartBeat Publication

Annual Awards Partnership Agreement YES, I want to be the ________________________Partner @ $______________ I also would like _____additional event tickets @ $50 each

Payment enclosed _____

Please Invoice_____

Company _____________________________________ Contact Name ____________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City ____________________ State ______ Zip _________ Phone __________________________email ________________________________________________________ Fill out this registration and mail to: Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce | 101 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, WI 54130 | 920.766.1616 For more information, visit www.heartofthevalleychamber.com or email Diane@heartofthevalleychamber.com


Business After Hours: Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology

Business Card Exchange: Nutritional Healing

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Ribbon Cutting: Evergreen Power, Craft Specialties and Keepsakes & Anderson’s Gifts and Treasures


Government Relations Roundtable: Mike Gallagher Update Thanks to Representative-Elect Mike Gallagher for coming out this morning to communicate and converse with our community at our Government Relations Roundtable. Excellent questions and "Socratic" debate made for a productive discussion!

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Welcome New Members Keller Williams - Home Sweet Homes With Lisa 446 N. Weshill Blvd. Suite #1 Appleton, WI 54914 920.948.4602 lcherrmann@kw.com Growing up in the Air Force my family was always on the move. When my father retired and my parents finally bought their first home, I finally understood what that joy can bring. I was so happy for them and that is why I chose real estate. The thrill my mom got out of decorating and painting and planning family gatherings; my dad with his woodwork shop – in their own home. I felt so much love as I watched them. After the lose of both my parents, I felt the need to educate families on tough decisions such as loss of a loved one and/or the sale of their parents homes. I want to be able to counsel senior clients and their families through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. North East Wisconsin Welding, LLC 1200 Blackwell Street Kaukauna, WI 54130 920.462.8009 info@newwelding.com N.E.W. Welding, LLC is professional, motivated metal fabricators who take pride in their craftsmanship. Some of our experience comes from field service work in the paper mills, steel and stainless steel tanks, custom machine guards, pipe, and more. We can design, fabricate, and install. We enjoy being challenged and are always looking forward to building lasting relationships with our customers. Contact us for a quote today. Shop times vary, we are always available by phone, text, or email. Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. 122 E. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54911 920.380,2123 cveldt@hoffman.net Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is an integrated Total Project Management firm with 125 years of tradition in the Fox Valley. We partner with our clients to create innovative designs and build high quality, business conscience facilities at costs below projects delivered using traditional design and construction methods. Hoffman’s history dates to 1892 when the Hoffman family entered the construction industry. Four generations later, the company transformed from a traditional general contractor to the leader in fully integrated project delivery. Recognizing that integrating planning, design, and construction services into a single firm would provide significant value to clients, Total Project Management (TPM) was born. In 2012, a Hoffman management team formed Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. and became the fifth generation of leadership. Hoffman continues to offer TPM and deliver the same innovative and superior value our clients have come to expect. Midwest Dental Sherwood N275 Military Road Sherwood, WI 54169 920-989-1103 kwalker@midwest-dental.com Dr. Amanda Ball has been practicing dentistry in Wisconsin since 2012, but here in Sherwood Wisconsin since December of 2015. Dr. Ball and her team provide preventive care, restorative services, cosmetic dentistry, children's dentistry, dentistry for seniors and periodontal care. Dr. Ball received her undergraduate degree in biology and society from Arizona State University, and her DMD from Midwestern university College of Dental Medicine. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association and she is the treasurer of the Outagamie County Dental Society. Dr. Ball is currently accepting new patients. She is offering two new patient specials: $89 cleaning appointment, including the exam, cleaning and x-rays, or free take home whitening kit-call for details! 12 10 Connecting People – Promoting Business


Good News is Worth Repeating Goodwill NCW’s FISC program has launched a Student Loan Debt program to assist anyone who needs help dealing with college student loan debt.

The City of New London recently celebrated the grand opening of their new 32,200 square foot public works garage on Werner Allen Road in New London.

Joseph E. Tierney, IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorThe VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) neys in the firm’s Brookfield, Green Bay and Milwauprogram needs volunteers with financial or accounting kee offices. Katharine G. Shaw joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Team, Jacqueline L. Messler background to assist in the free preparation of tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers for the and James E. Lowe joined the Corporate Team, and T. 2016 tax year. Volunteers are asked to serve at least Wickham Schmidt joined the Litigation Team. 20 hours between Jan. 30 and April 18, and will receive training in small-group sessions. VITA is The Kimberly Area School District (KASD) has seeking greeters, basic and advanced tax preparers, received a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the screeners, and quality reviewers. Wellness Council of America with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin. This award recognizes The Exit Planning Institute (EPI) and Epiphany Law are an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of their employees. KASD is the only school proud to announce that Kevin Eismann of Epiphany district in the nation to have earned Platinum level Law recently earned the Certified Exit Planning recognition. The District is at the Advisor (CEPA) designation after completing the forefront of continuous innovations Institute’s intensive CEPA four-day executive MBAin health and wellness by providing style program in Chicago, IL. Kevin Eismann joins an elite group of business advisors who have received this an all-encompassing initiative that supports the mental, social and designation and are a part of the Exit Planning physical well-being of its staff. Institute’s international community of CEPAs. The CEPA program is the most widely accepted and endorsed program in the world. Kevin Eismann is the only advisor to earn this designation within the greater Cindy Vandenberg, School Nurse and Health and Wellness Fox Valley and Green Bay areas. The Fox Valley Early Childhood Coalition (FVECC) has released the State of the Fox Valley Child: Birth to Five report. The report helps answer the question, “To what extent are the Fox Valley’s youngest children safe, healthy and ready to learn?” BMO Harris Bank has granted $7,500 to CAP Services’ Skills Enhancement Program. The funds will assist individuals in Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Outagamie counties. Capital Credit Union recently celebrated the grand opening of their new 3,000 square foot credit union at N4119 County Highway E in Freedom. KELLER, Planners, Architects, Builders, a Design/ Build General Contractor, built a 6,000 square foot building for Garrity Ventures under the direction of Keller Project Manager, Weston Zuleger and Architect, Chris Manske. KELLER, Planners, Architects, Builders, a Design/ Build General Contractor, built a 6,000 square foot building for Garrity Ventures under the direction of Keller Project Manager, Weston Zuleger and Architect, Chris Manske. 12 Connecting People – Promoting Business

Manager, and Denise Weyenberg, Innovative Health and Wellness Specialist, with the Platinum Well Workplace Award

Schenck is hosting a workshop, “ Leading for the Future,” to help leaders connect their organization’s strategic priorities to the development and performance of their managers. The workshop will be held in two locations: Tuesday, January 10 at Butte des Morts Country Club, 3600 W. Prospect Ave., Appleton Wednesday, January 11 at St. Norbert College, Bemis Conference Center Dining Room, 299 3rd St., De Pere All workshops will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Us Give us a call for more information about our services and products. Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce 101 E. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukauna, WI 54130 (920) 766-1616 jamie@heartofthevalleychamber.com Visit us on the web at:


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