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October is packed full of education, networking, and community events. Read to learn more!



October 2021

Member Orientation The Chamber Office

A video update From the President 10.09.21

The GameBoard


Board President, Mark Schuh September 2021 Chamber Update - Watch Now!


From the desk of the executive director “Unlike the objective of far too many companies, manufacturing is not about the quick ‘exit.’ It is centered on long-term value creation.” Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, Chairmen and CEO of Chobani yogurt The State of Wisconsin has declared October as Manufacturing month and we have many right here in our communities to celebrate. Manufacturing month is an opportunity to highlight the value and Deidre Melei investment that manufacturers make in our daily lives. For many generations, manufacturers throughout Sheboygan County have invested and continue to invest in our communities, providing opportunities to lift our communities up and provide much-needed products worldwide. This is also an opportunity to inspire the next generation about the opportunities available and the impact they can make in manufacturing roles. Help us celebrate Manufacturing month and say thank you to someone you know that works in manufacturing!


Countdown 2 Connect Pine Hills Country Club


Vibe @ Five Champion Storage & Rental Location: Playbird Road



2021 Sheboygan County Workforce Development Symposium Pine Hills Country Club

As we continue to talk about the severe need to attract and retain workforce to Sheboygan County employers, we are excited to invite you to our annual Workforce Development Symposium, scheduled for October 27th from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm at Pine Hills Country Club and learn more about creating a culture of belonging in the workplace. We are ecstatic to have Andres Gonzales, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and Dr. Alisia Moutry, 4AM Consulting to speak and share their expertise at the symposium. To learn more about our speakers, please click here. The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing value to our members, increasing economic vitality and the well-being of the business climate in Sheboygan County, through providing opportunities in Professional Development, Relationship Building, Governmental Affairs, Workforce Development and Young Professional Development. We are truly Better Together! - Diedre Melei


Executive Series with John Knowles, CEO Plymouth Industries, “Confessions of a Company with an Uncommon Spirit” Pine Hills Country Club


County Chamber


OktoberFeast 2021 Elks Lodge #299


Community & Business Expo Sheboygan South High School


Molly, Coastal YPN Liaison Happy Spooky Season! As we close out on the month of September, I would like to extend another thank you to John at the Sheboygan Biergarten for hosting such a great event for our network. We had a lot of new faces join and John had some great information about Germany and of course, beer. If only we could have the Biergarten open all year round! For those who missed the chance to head there this summer, it is necessary to go next year. We had another very successful event to wrap up the month with Mayor Ryan Sorenson. He was kind enough to host a mix and mingle for our network at the Black Pig. We were able to talk about many of the plans he has revolving around taxes, plans for road repair as well as plans for the betterment of Sheboygan County and our young professionals. Thank you Mayor for taking the time to sit down, share your ideas, and get feedback from our network. Rolling right into October, I figured it would be fun to show off some throwback pictures to get us all excited for one of the biggest Coastal events of the year. This year we are lucky to be hosting OktoberFeast at the Elks Lodge #299 in Sheboygan. It will be held on October 28th from 5:30-8:00 PM. OktoberFeast is Molly Talaska Coastal’s largest fundraiser for the year and we truly hope you can attend so we can continue to grow our network and come together to make our workforce stronger. (This also happens to be my personal favorite each year. Who doesn’t love tasting food, sampling drinks and mingling with other people who enjoy eating and drinking as much as you do?) Tickets are now available, click here to purchase! Have a safe and happy October, Hope to see you all at OktoberFeast!


News from THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Good day Chamber Nation! USA...USA...USA! Wow, did our Ryder Cup team take care of business or what! The people of Sheboygan County should be proud. Whistling Straits and Herb Kohler did it up more than right, which all lead to probably the most successful Ryder Cup event ever in the United States of America. And how about those Brewers, National League Central Division Champions! Yes, we are proud County-wide Sheboyganites and why stop there? Keep the momentum going, embrace and leverage the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce to help your business grow and prosper. I’ll assist you in getting the word out and making the last quarter of this year amazing, setting up what will be an awesome 2022!

Scott Kuehn

Some things to think about as we move into the last quarter of 2021: •

If you have not joined a Deep Dive yet, there are still openings for Deep Dives C and E: - Deep Dive C meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday starting at 7:30am - Deep Dive E meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday starting at 4:00pm each month

Give me a call or email me at and join a family of Deep Divers today! •

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 curvce, 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 the remainder of 2021 for all events coming up later year. It is sure to be an exciting and rewarding year with 2022 right around the corner!

Have a terrific month, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or just want to meet for a cup of coffee and chat. Because you know what? We are so much #BETTERTOGETHER!



September in review

- Annual Chamber Golf Outing

- Nourish Farms Ribbon Cutting

- Coastal YPN Welcome & Social - Coastal YPN Mix & Mingle with Mayor Ryan Sorenson

- First Friday Forum - Adam Payne, Sheboygan County Administrator

- Member Appreciation Brat Fry


Save the dates! October is Manufacturing Month


Community & Business Expo Sheboygan South High School


ATHENA Leadership Awards Luncheon Blue Harbor Resort


First Friday Forum with Senator Ron Johnson


Focal Point with Leslie Laster


Chamber Champions Gala


County Chamber

Newsletter sponsorship opportunities now available! Please contact Scott Kuehn at 920-918-1315 or for more information.


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October 2021 Better Together Newsletter  

October is packed full of education, networking, and community events. Read to learn more!

October 2021 Better Together Newsletter  

October is packed full of education, networking, and community events. Read to learn more!

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