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May 2021 05.07.21
First Friday Forum: Weathering The Storm From Pandemic To Prosperity
A video update From the President 05.12.21
COVID-19 Update with Dr. Rai of Prevea Health
2022 Danube Explorer Info Session
Board President, Mark Schuh May 2021 Chamber Update - Watch Now!
from the desk of the executive director
Sheboygan County Best Under 40 Awards
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” - Marie Curie Yay for May! Here’s hoping for warmer temps and sunnier days! April was a busy month for the Chamber team, we wrapped up Explore Your Future, are preparing for Leadership Sheboygan County Graduation and of course preparing for a wonderful Sheboygan Deidre Martinez County Best Under 40 celebration. The Chamber team and some of our Ambassadors also participated in team building while volunteering time with our friends at RCS Empowers, it was a lot of fun and great way to connect outside of the office. These opportunities are so important in Leadership and I hope to encourage all of you to find ways to connect with your teams on a more personal level.
Focal Point: Let’s Talk About Brand Identity with Engaged Marketing Co.
Vibe @ Five at Nourish Farms
05.12.21 Worksite Wellness 05.13.21 Strategic Sourcing
Last month I also mentioned new programming. I am thrilled to share, that we have a small team led by Corey King, Division of University Inclusivity & Student Affairs, UW Green Bay on diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging initiatives. We know these issues are important to the health and well-being of our communities and as employers, we know the significance of attracting workforce to the area to fill the needs of your businesses. It all starts with us and we are committed to ensuring Sheboygan County is a welcoming place for all people. We’ve learned a lot about change over the past year and the unknown can certainly be scary. If we open ourselves up to understanding, we can find a greater level of success and experience less fear. This Spring let us embrace change on a higher level, we might even have fun while doing it. 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!
Molly, Coastal YPN Liaison Happy May Coastal Nation! We have our major event The Sheboygan Best Under 40 Awards coming up next week on Thursday, May 13th. Our in person event has sold out, but there are still other options available to view the awards. We have teamed up with Harry’s Pizza Market for their You heat, You eat pizza packages again. If you register for the You Heat, You Eat pizzas, we will be sending you a link to watch the awards via live stream. You will be able to indulge in the pizzas, wine and desert from the comfort of your own home, all while watching the awards unfold. Please click here to order your You Heat, You Eat pizzas. Our Coastal YPN committee members will be at Harry’s Pizza Market on Wednesday, May 12 from 5-7:00 PM for pick-up of the package that you select. Hope to see you in person or at pick up!
As we move into June, our programming this Summer is going to be a little different from years past. We are combining all Young Professionals events with our Better Together Intern and Co-op Program for this Summer. We have a group of 200 interns and co-ops participating in the program this year, so our goal is to combine the programs so the interns and co-ops can mix and mingle with our current young professionals to help show off the wonderful things that Sheboygan County has to offer. If you have any interns that you would like to sign up for this program, please contact me and I will help in any way possible. Looking forward to an exciting May, and the warm weather that will hopefully continue!
News from THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Last month I wrote Explore Your Future was coming into focus. Even though it was quite different than year’s gone by, it clearly came into focus and was quite a success! During the week of April 12th, we were at Sheboygan Falls High School and listened to speakers in-person and via Zoom. The following week of April 19th we were at Lutheran High School, and once again heard from speakers live and via Zoom, all of which were attended by sophomore students. All speakers, videos and links can be found at 2021 Explore Your Future. Special thanks to our Platinum presenting sponsor Acuity Insurance, our Presenting Sponsor Masters Gallery, and our Champion Sponsors: Gabe’s, Johnsonville, Rockline, Sargento and Van Horn.
Kudos to all our speakers for participating and assisting our future workforce and leaders of this wonderful community we call Sheboygan County! Thanks again for sharing your career journey, experience, and knowledge, you were all so inspiring! And finally, “thank you” to Sheboygan Falls HS and Lutheran HS for all your hospitality and assistance in making Explore Your Future a huge success. Some things to think about as we move through 2021: • If you have not joined a Deep Dive yet, there are still openings for Deep Dive E meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday starting at 4:00pm each month. Give me a call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com 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 Molly@sheboygan.org • Check out the chamber calendar at www.sheboygan.org and make sure you mark the remainder of 2021 for all events coming up this year, it is sure to be an exciting and rewarding year! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 8 to join us for our annual Chamber Golf Outing. This year we will be in beautiful Elkhart Lake at Quit Qui Oc Golf Course. Email or call me today for sponsorship opportunities! 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!
travel plans...anyone?! The Sheboygan County Chamber is very excited to present Chamber Travel Danube Explorer 2022. The trip is planned for September 5th - 15th, 2022. Join us for an informational session on Wednesday, May 12th at 3:00 PM to learn the initial details of the trip. The info session will be hosted on Zoom and you can register by clicking here. Experience the Danube River aboard an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship on a sevennight cruise through four countries. Includes two nights in Prague and escorted shore excursions with English-speaking guides in six cities. *If you book by June 30th you save roughly $1,600 (Airfare is included until that date).
EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE — AT ACUITY! Acuity is honored to have been the Presenting Platinum sponsor of the 2021 Explore Your Future program. Our sponsorship reflects Acuity’s longstanding support of education and career preparation. Acuity offers many jobs with tremendous potential for career advancement and personal growth. Last year we hired 115 people of all experience levels and backgrounds, including recent graduates starting their first job - and we plan to hire more than 120 this year. We are also proud of the fact that Acuity offers more than just rewarding jobs: we have created an employee-focused culture that truly makes us a great place to work. Acuity offers many work-life integration benefits, a true flex-time schedule, unlimited sick leave, generous health insurance benefits, and a 401(k) company contribution that has averaged 10.5% over the past 5 years without a required match, to name a few.
Joan Ravanelli Miller General Counsel & Vice President - Human Resources
Our more than 1,450 employees are spread out among 29 states, but most work at our headquarters in Sheboygan. Here are just a few of the many areas of employment opportunities at Acuity: Claims. Acuity is here to protect people when disaster strikes. Our claims staff is focused on a key part of our mission: rebuilding shattered lives. Underwriting. An underwriter’s job is to analyze risk to determine if Acuity wants to insure someone or something. Our underwriters handle either personal or business lines of insurance. Enterprise Technology. Our in-house Enterprise Technology Department includes programmers, analysts, cyber security staff, and more who create and maintain our world-class tech tools. Services. Employees in our Services Department, including building maintenance, receptionists, mailroom clerks, inventory specialists, processors, customer service representatives, and others, focus on delivering the best customer service and keep Acuity running smoothly. There are many other areas where people work at Acuity, including the Actuarial, Business Consulting, Finance, Sales, and Human Resources Departments. You can check out available openings at www.acuity.com/about/careers. And if you want to learn more about Acuity and what we have to offer, visit www.acuity.com and click the “About Us” link.
Parm’s Landscape Management Ribbon Cutting
Volunteering at RCS Empowers
Save the dates!
Chamber Travel Information Session #2
Better Together Intern & Co-op Program 2021
Vibe @ Five Johnsonville Marketplace
Annual Golf Outing
Covid-19 Resources SBA: Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Sheboygan County Public Health COVID-19 Resources Promising Case Count and Vaccination Trends will Allow for Easing of Restrictions for Vaccinated Individuals
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