May 2022 Better Together Newsletter Update

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IN THIS ISSUE All month long we are celebrating our Young Professionals! The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce is proud to support workforce development and the attraction and retention of those who are in our community!



Best Under 40 Awards Dinner

May 2022

a video update from the president


with Glenn Grothman



Out to Lunch with Deidre

05.18.22 Sunset Hills

Board President, Mark Schuh May, 2022 Chamber Update - Watch Now!

From the Desk of the Executive Director “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Van Gogh The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce has been invited by the City of Sheboygan along with some of our community partners, to include the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, Visit Sheboygan, Deidre Martinez and the Harbor Centre/BID to participate in a town hall discussion on Wednesday May 4th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at City of Sheboygan City Hall, Common Council Chambers and all are invited. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the different organizations, how they operate and how we work together as community partners. Questions from audience members will be answered and if you are not able to join us live, you are welcome to send in your questions in advance to We know how important collaboration is to our community and our chamber members and we look forward to further strengthening our partnerships.


Vibe@5: Sheboygan Senior Community


with Dan Welsch




From the Desk of the Executive Director Continued The Chamber of Commerce embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning process, including input from membership, focus groups, community partners and our board of directors. We are thrilled to report this process has concluded and we look forward to moving the Chamber of Commerce and continuing to be a leader in the Sheboygan County business community and community at large. We have a busy spring and summer ahead of us. In May we will kick off Young Professional Month with our Best Under 40 celebration and with more than 30 local nominees to celebrate, we hope you will join us on May 5th at Village at 170 to cheer them on! Registration is open and we expect this to be another sell out event, so don’t delay and click here to register today! To follow our Best Under 40 celebration we will have a number of Young Professional opportunities available throughout the month of May to connect with other Young Professionals in the area, explore Sheboygan County and all our beautiful space has to offer, and professional and leadership development opportunities. Please check our website often for updates to programming and opportunities that will be available. Click here for more information! Also, did you know you could join our Young Professional text club and be in the know for all Chamber Young Professional programming? Text SHEBCOYP to 57838 and never miss another YP update again! June 9th we will kick off our annual Intern and Co-op program. We are expecting more than 150 interns to spend the summer with us in Sheboygan County this year and we want to make sure they fall in love with Sheboygan County before they return to school in the Fall. We have several activities, social outings and community service projects planned to get our Interns and Co-op’s involved in Sheboygan County, to learn about our quality of life and build long term friendships and to create an excitement of coming back to Sheboygan County permanently upon graduation. If you are interested in learning more about how to get your summer Interns and Co-op’s involved in this program, click here. We also have opportunities to partner with Chamber members to provide experiences to our Interns and Co-op’s during June and July, if you are interested in being a part of the program please email Molly at Lastly, we are finalizing details for our Chamber Travel, September 5th to 15th as we explore the 6 countries along the Danube River. To learn more about this opportunity please visit our website or contact Deidre directly at Deidre@ We want you to Think BIG (betterment, improvement growth), Influence Local! The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing expertise for fostering dynamic organizations throughout Sheboygan County. We are truly Better Together!


NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Wow, here we are coming up on May and it still feels like winter, ugh! Don’t worry, it will get better soon and then we’ll all forget about the crazy weather we’ve been experiencing. We finished April with several new members: • Crumbl Cookies - 4065 state Hwy. 28, Kohler, WI 53044 • Nemak - 3101 S. Taylor Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081 • Georgia-Pacific - 1927 Erie Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081 • Taylor Properties, LLC - • Meinhardt Orthodontics - 2115 S. Memorial Pl., Sheboygan, WI 53081 • Scharinglife - 844 Indiana Ave, Oostburg, WI 53070

Scott Kuehn

Also, please welcome back to the Chamber: • Kimme Plumbing Service, LLC - 545 Oriole Ln, Howards Grove, WI 53083 Don’t forget you can post events, introduce new employees, and many other topics via member news. Member news is part of your membership, so at no additional cost you may post every day, every week, etc., whatever makes sense for your business and staff. Please reach out to me if you’ve never posted before and we can walk through this process, or you can just send me what you’d like to post. It’s quick, easy and it’s a great way to let everyone in Sheboygan County know who you are, what your business does or if you’ve got an event coming up! Some other things to think about as we move into May: • Deep Dive opportunities are a great way to meet new Chamber members and their respective businesses and gain referrals in the process. Every member is from a different business sector, so no two members are alike in any one group! Who do you want to do business with? People you know and trust of course. Join a Deep Dive today! Check out a short video at to learn more about Deep Dives. • Roundtables are a terrific way to meet others within your business sector. Whether it’s Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Not for Profit, and others, you’re sure to learn something from your peers. These peer-to-peer networking groups can help any one of your employees, or yourself, accelerate your learning curve, and minimize potential setbacks within your organization. Our own John Rogers does an outstanding job keeping each group on task, and always shares his own wealth of knowledge. Contact and join a Roundtable today! • Our Young Professionals network goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent to Sheboygan County by providing opportunities for young professionals to design their social culture, serve as civic innovators and community stewards, and develop into the next generation of leaders for Sheboygan County. If you are interested in joining the YP network, please contact Molly Talaska at • Check out the chamber calendar at and make sure you mark 2022 for all events coming up this year, it is sure to be an exciting and rewarding new year! Have a terrific month, and #KeepItRealSheboyganCounty!


Molly, Coastal YPN Liaison Happy May! Hopefully, the showers in April really bring on the flowers this year! I am over being cold and wet. As we wrap up April, we had a great event at the Stephanie H. Weill Center for the performing arts. Katy Glodosky, Executive Director, gave us an amazing tour of the entire theater and gave us some great back story on the Weill Center. The line up Katy spoke about for this year at the Weill Center also gave our network some excitement to look forward to! The ghost light that is spoken about in the theater also got our group’s attention, enough so, you might catch us setting up a tent in the Weill Center one night to experience ghost stories for ourselves!

Molly Talaska

Moving on into May, we have a very exciting line up scheduled for YP Month. We will be kicking off the month by celebrating our Young Professional’s accomplishments within our community at the Best Under 40 Awards and Dinner. There is still time to register to support these 30 plus nominees that are really showing our community what the next generation of leaders is all about. Please look at the flyer below to engage your YPs in our activities. There is a large variety of events that would be beneficial on all levels. Once again, all our events are open to any and everyone. Whether you are a YP or an OG, we will accept you with open arms. Come join us for YP month and get connected with more people right in your own backyard! Until next time Coastal Nation, See you all soon! ~Stay Wavy~

best under 40 awards The 2022 Sheboygan County Best Under 40 Awards will be held on Thursday, May 5th! The top ten Sheboygan County Best Under 40 nominees will be recognized for their 2021 accomplishments. Three awards will be given to the Top Young Professional of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Young Professional Community Volunteer of the Year. Follow our Facebook page for more details and announcements of nominees. Visit our website to learn more and register

better Together Intern & Co-op program Better Together Intern & Co-Op Program announced for 2022. We’re bringing together over 150 interns and co-ops to experience a fun summer in Sheboygan County! Learn more.


April in Review

Ribbon Cutting Focus CFO

Ribbon Cutting Cousins Subs - South Business Drive

Ribbon Cutting Cousins Subs - North Avenue

Ribbon Cutting Sunnyside Townhouses Community Room

Ribbon Cutting NextStep Insurance, LLC

Vibe@5 Unity Spiritual Center

Leadership Sheboygan County

Ribbon Cutting WordHaven BookHouse, LLC


celebrate young professionals month Join our Young Professionals as they celebrate all month long. Registration is now available, click on the event below to sign up to attend.




10 May

Village at 170 | 5:30-8:00pm

Join us in recognizing the amazing talent within our community.

LEADERSHIP SESSION Sheboygan County Chamber | 7:30-9:00am

Courtney Booth from Booth Leadership will be presenting just for our Young Professionals!



Harry’s Prohibition Bistro | 5:00-6:00pm



18 May

20 May

24 May

26 6.


Come connect with current members of Coastal and also meet some new connections.

Silver Fern | 5:00-6:00pm

Enjoy a cocktail with our Executive Director, Deidre Martinez. Ask any questions you may have!

HIKE PARNELL TOWER Parnell tower | 4:30-6:00pm

Meet and enjoy the scenic hike. All are welcome, including four footed friends and kids!

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Habitat ReStore | 5:00-6:00pm

Behind the Scenes tour with Habitat for Humanity ReStore Shop!

DEIB TRAINING WITH LGBT CHAMBER Sheboygan County Chamber | Time: TBD

Hear from Wisconsin’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Stay up to date!



Better Together Intern & Co-Op Program Thursday Jun 9, 2022 to Thursday Jul 28, 2022

Chamber Golf Outing Wednesday, August 31st, 2022


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