August 2022 Better Together Newsletter Update

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UPCOMING Events IN THIS ISSUE We look forward to all the events that we have scheduled as we get closer


to the end of summer!


with Eric Sandvig

a video update from the president 08.10.22

Bell Bank Mortgage


Annual Chamber Golf Outing 2022

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

From the Desk of the Executive Director


Member Orientation

“Life is a progress, not a station.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The month of July was full of excitement and lots of change for the Chamber. We said goodbye to some of our team members and wish them well as they embark on their next journeys. With goodbyes, come hello’s as well! We are pleased to share Deidre Martinez that our summer intern, Kierra, has accepted a full-time opportunity at the Chamber and will be staying with us as our Special Events Coordinator. We are also excited to announce that Christy Jacobs will be joining the Chamber as our Director of Events. Many of you will know Christy, as she has been an advocate of the Chamber in several capacities, especially as one of our esteemed Ambassadors. Our Intern and Co-op annual summer program has concluded for the year. We had a wonderful group join us this year and we hope they had as much fun as we did throughout Sheboygan County. Our goal is to immerse our visitors in all that Sheboygan County has to offer so that they may choose to move here permanently upon completion of their programs. If your organization hosts intern and co-op’s, please do



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not hesitate to reach out and let us help you get them involved. We also welcome this group to participate in our Young Professional programming and stay engaged with local YP’s and continue to grow roots in our community. Are your Young Professionals connected to the community? We continue to develop and implement opportunities to retain talent in Sheboygan County and we need your help. Our best way to connect with your YP’s and ensure they are connected and engaged is for you to share the information with them. Our website has a lot of information available, but we also send out updates via email and text when appropriate. Help us get to know your YP’s by connecting them to the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce and sharing our Young Professional text club information. Text SHEBCOYP to 57838 and never miss another YP update again! Although August slows down for us here at the Chamber, it gives us an opportunity to prepare for the Fall Season. August 31st we host the sold out annual golf outing and roll into a number of exciting events and experiences in September. Keep an eye out for save the dates for Workforce Development Symposium in September, Oktoberfeast in October and the Athena Leadership Awards luncheon in November. Nominations for Athena will be open the first week of September, so prepare now to nominate someone you know who is honoring and empowering women leaders in Sheboygan County. 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!

john rogers - business roundtable facilitator Business Owner Success Strategy Roundtable Mimicry is a way to learn from others, particularly when there is success. From nature, monarch butterflies apparently do not taste good, and the viceroy butterfly mimics the monarch to avoid becoming a bird’s dinner. Sometimes you read about success to mimic in a book or watch a Ted Talk. Another way is to attend a Chamber peer group roundtable and either learn how to overcome your current challenge or learn why another business owner is successful. The Business Owner Success Strategy roundtable occurs so you can learn from other business John Rogers owners to get ideas that may help you be more profitable, or deal with an employee challenge or develop a more robust sales and marketing strategy. For example, who do you turn to when there is no one else in your shoes? Maybe you have a partner as co-owner, but if you are flying solo, who do you ask when you want to fire a key employee? That is one example reason why the Chamber has a peer-to-peer roundtable designed specifically for you, the Business Owner. Occasionally, we bring in someone as a guest speaker. For example, on Wednesday, August 10 the B.O.S.S. roundtable will feature Grant Pauly of 3 Sheeps. Did you see the article about Grant and 3 Sheeps in a recent Insight magazine? It was the cover story! Have you been to 3 Sheeps for refreshment? No samples during the roundtable, but there will be useful take-aways! If you need to know more about any of the Chamber’s 8 different peer-group roundtables, send an email to


NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Welcome to August and FEEL the HEAT! July was toasty, but I’ve got a feeling August is going to be even hotter, so get out there and enjoy because we all know what’s coming! For the month of July we welcome the following new members: Jeff Muenkel – Foth Located at 7044 S Ballpark Dr Franklin, WI 53132 Wade Elder – American Family Insurance Located at 1407 Eastern Avenue Plymouth, WI 53073

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Taha Siders – Third Coast Vascular Located at 1441 N. Taylor Dr. Sheboygan, WI 53081 The golf outing is now sold out!! There are still a couple sponsorships available, so please don’t hesitate and give me a call ASAP at 920-918-1315! The outing will happen on Wednesday, August 31 at Town & Country Golf Club with a shotgun start at 10am. Don’t miss out! 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 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 August: • 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 Kierra Brooks at • Check out the chamber calendar at and make sure you mark 2022 for all events coming up this year, it is sure to continue to be an exciting and rewarding year! Have a terrific month, and #KeepItRealSheboyganCounty!


christy jacobs - director of events Hello there! I am so excited to be introduced as the new Director of Events for the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce. I have been a resident of Sheboygan since 2006 and have fallen in love with the city, surrounding area, and of course the people during my 16 years of living here. During the last 5 years I have met so many wonderful people through Chamber events and committees that I simply could not pass up this opportunity to join the staff here at the Sheboygan Chamber. For those of you that do not know me, I have a love for event planning and throwing a great party. I look forward to putting that passion and love of planning into future Chamber events. Christy Jacobs

Kierra brooks - special events coordinator Hello All! I am excited to announce that after interning here this summer, I am officially a full-time employee at the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce!!! My role here is Special Events Coordinator. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a mother of two. I recently graduated from Lakeland University this past May with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/ management! It was an amazing journey, and I will soon be going back for my Masters! While at Lakeland I interned at Partners for Community Development where I worked as a Community Outreach Liaison. We turned an old office space at Sunnyside Townhomes into a community room for low-income families. This included partnering with various nonprofit organizations to provide this community with resources at their fingertips, instead of having to go out and find them.

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I enjoy working with non-profits within the community and helping make this a proud, inclusive, and loving place to live for all families. I look forward to all that is to come for me here at the Chamber.


Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with Sheboygan County area youth? The SheboyganAre County Chamber of opportunity Commerce, to UW Green with Bay Sheboygan - Sheboygan Campus, you looking for an connect County areaLakeland youth? University, and Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) are hosting the 2022 STEMFEST on October 13, 2022 at the UW Green Bay - Sheboygan Campus! The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, UW Green Bay - Sheboygan Campus, Lakeland More than 1300 4th or 5th students fromCollege schools across Sheboygan County are all This is a University, andgrade Lakeshore Technical (LTC) are hosting the 2022 STEMFEST on invited Octoberto 13,participate. 2022 at great opportunity to highlight the wonderful things you are doing. Share the science and engineering that are essential to the UW Green Bay - Sheboygan Campus! the work you do! Help kids to see how what they learn in school is used in their own community. More than 1300 4th or 5th grade students from schools across Sheboygan County are all invited to participate. This is to a great opportunity to highlight wonderful you are doing. Share the scienceactivities for Chamber members are invited participate by setting up athe table with a things STEM-related demo or hands-on and engineering that are essential to the work you do! Help kids to see how what they learn in school is students. This gives you an opportunity to highlight STEM content related to your industry and/or your STEM careers used in their own If community. working for your organization. your team is interested but not sure where to go with your activity, we have teams from the Einstein Project, Elementastics, Millipore Sigma’s Curiosity willing to help plandemo activities. Chamber members are and invited to participate by setting up aCube table with a STEM-related or Please register hands-on HERE activities for students. This gives you an opportunity to highlight STEM content related to your industry and/or your STEM careers working for your organization. If your team is interested but not sure where toand go with your activity, have teams fromdon’t the Einstein Project, Elementastics, and Millipore Thank you in advance if you have any we questions please hesitate to contact us, Sigma's Curiosity Cube willing to help plan activities. Regards, Please register HERE Thank you in advance and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, Regards,

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