January 2022 Better Together Newsletter

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Hello 2022! What can you expect from your Chamber in the new year?


JANUARY 2022 01.11.22

Virtual Conversation with Division of Public Health

a video update from the president 01.12.22 - 01.13.22 Explore Your Future


Vibe @ Five with The Oscar Apartments

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

From the Desk of the Executive Director “Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.” – Betty White It’s 2022 and if you haven’t found your passion, now’s a perfect time. Every new year, we look for resolutions and things to give up in the new Deidre Martinez year. This year instead of giving something up, let’s take on more by finding our passion and getting involved. There are several nonprofit organizations throughout the County that are looking for volunteers and the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce has a number of Committee opportunities available as well. Committees are a great way to engage in a greater way, learn new skills, take on leadership roles, build relationships and give back. If you are interested in joining a committee, please reach out to me directly at Deidre@sheboygan.org. If you are not sure where you’d like to get involved, give me a call and we can talk through some ideas


2022 Economic Outlook & Annual Breakfast


Chamber Champions Gala 2022




From the Desk of the Executive Director Continued together at 920-395-8700. The best way to grow is to try new things. What will you try this year? This month we are preparing for our Economic Outlook Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 20th. We will say thank you to some board members who have served the Chamber for many years and we will also welcome new board members to the organization. We are thrilled to invite our partners from throughout the County to participate in the discussion, give us updates on their respective communities and share with us what we can expect in 2022. We hope you can join us! And of course, the Chamber Champions Gala, the event of the year will be Thursday, February 10th. We’ve got some exciting things in store and are thrilled to celebrate so many successes. Get yourself registered right away. Lastly, we are in the final stages of some much-needed updates to our conference room spaces and are looking forward to a grand reveal and ribbon cutting in the upcoming weeks (keep an eye out for an invitation to join in the fun). Don’t forget our conference rooms and updated technology are available for members to use if you are looking for a space to host a meeting, reach out to Veronica and book it today at Veronica@sheboygan.org. 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 New Year! I hope that everyone had a very safe and happy holiday season. As we dive into this new year, we are very excited to bring new events, members and prizes to the Coastal Young Professionals Network. We are looking to add more signature events as well as bring back some of the popular events from our past. We are still in the planning process to make this year the best for our young professionals, so we are going to leave out some of the details. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the planning process or our committee, please email me at Molly@sheboygan.org so we can set up some time to meet to discuss further!

Molly Talaska

Our first event of the year is going to be combined with our regular Chamber program, Vibe @ Five at the Oscar Apartments on January 13th from 5-7:00 PM. This event is open to our chamber members as well as our young professionals’ network. Please click HERE to register to secure your spot to see the new apartments that the Oscar has to offer! May everyone have a safe and healthy start to a great new year! ~Stay Wavy~


NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Happy New Year Chamber Nation! As we start a new year, don’t forget to count your blessings, especially after the last two years! Let’s dive into the new year with gusto and make it your best year ever! You can kick off the new year by volunteering your time and participate in Explore Your Future! Explore Your Future is coming up on the dates January 12th and 13th at LTC. We are still looking to engage 1,200 seventh & eighth graders with professionals to share their journey to success. If you are interested in participating, please contact me or Julie Frausto from INPIRE Sheboygan at jfrausto@inspiresheboygancounty.org. We can fill you in on details and time commitment. You’ll find it to be a very rewarding experience, and you’ll have fun too!

Scott Kuehn

Some things to think about as we move into 2022: • 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 sheboygan.org 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 john@sheboygan.org 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 sheboygan.org and make sure you mark 2022 for all new events coming up this year—it is sure to be an exciting and rewarding new year! Have a terrific month, celebrate with family, friends 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. Everyone, have a very safe, healthy, and prosperous Happy New Year! #KeepItRealSheboyganCounty!


Looking To Get Involved in 2022? Join A Chamber Committee! The Chamber is seeking new members and volunteers with fresh ideas and voices to be part of committees. Are you interested or do you know someone on your team that would be? Joining committees gives you an opportunity to pay it forward, grow experience and build relationships within the Chamber and beyond. Please contact Deidre@sheboygan.org to learn more about the committees. Please see below for the committees we are looking to grow. Committees We’re Looking To Grow: • Athena Awards Luncheon • Ambassadors • Coastal Young Professionals Network • Governmental Affairs • and more...

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