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Newsline Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 3/312013

What do HR, BW and ERD have in common?

Officers Chair, Paul Shrode, Fox Valley Technical College Chair-Elect, Kirk Kallio, Waupaca Foundry Vice Chair / Secretary / Treasurer, William Lipschultz, Alter Metal Recycling Past Chair Craig Kantos, Riverside Medical Center


Steven Bandy Abacus Investments Deborah Domask American Family Insurance Chris Enslin, Recover Health Trey Foerster, Journal Community Publishing Group R. Michael Jungers III A.J. Holly & Sons, Ltd Allyce Lees, The Paint Store Jerry Tiffany, Tiffany Complete Estate Planning Julie Thompson, Community First Credit Union Bill Zimmerman, Office Outfitters

Staff President: Terri Schulz Operations Director: Kathy LeClair Tourism Director: Jeff Anderson Information Services: Lynn Tolle Sales Director: Tom Weiss

In this issue: New Investors

Volume 1, Issue 3


Update Employee Posters 3 Help Needed


Electronics Recycling


HR Workshops


These are all events that are taking place in April and sponsored by the Chamber. We hope you will find them valuable and participate.


- Human Resources are a part of every business no matter what the size. You need to know the basics like job descriptions, employee handbooks, what employee files and records that need to be kept. Plus you have to recruit, interview and select that perfect person. And then once you have them you want to keep them happy and engaged. By attending our HR Workshops you will get the knowledge and tools you need to perform all of these duties and be successful at it. See the brochure on page 8 for details and to sign up.


– Mini Business Word is a full day workshop for students and we are engaging the whole Waupaca High School Junior class on April th 25 . The students will be bussed to Spencer Lake Christian Center where WMC Staff, Jim Morgan and Steve Benzschawel, will take them through the process of running a business. They will create a product and a marketing strategy. Hire a CEO, CFO, and Marketing Director, create a budget and develop a logo. And along the way they will be given scenarios that happen in real life, such as the raw materials you ordered will not be in on time; your investor is declining your increase in cash; the large order was just cancelled, now what do you do. It is a great learning experience and you would be amazed at the ideas these students come up with. Last year there were three or four products that could have been produced and sold. See page 4 for details on how you can be a part of this great experience for students.


– Electronics Recycling Day is set for April 5th from 9:00a to Noon at the Chamber parking lot. It is a day to spring clean and bring all of your old computer equipment to be recycled free of charge, well the majority of it. It is also a fund raiser for the Chamber, a penny a pound. See page 5 for the details.

Thanks to Waupaca Buyers’ Guide, County Post West, & Print N Press for a terrific March Business After 5. Great food, great company and door prizes! Congratulations on winning the 50/50 Raffle, Rick Bakovka, Bauernfeind Business Technologies, Inc.

The April Business After 5 will be at sponsored by Weyauwega Arts Organization, Inc. On April 23rd. Watch for details.

Welcome New Investors Angie A Master Stylist Angie Schiesl E1247 Hwy Q Waupaca WI 54981 920-850-3283

Back in Motion Dr. Jeff Hamel 1336 Michigan St Suite B Waupaca WI 54981 715-258-7444

Independent hair stylist located inside Big City Trendz.

Physical exercise equipment to increase mobility and flexibility.

News Channel 7 Allan Lancaster 1114 Grand Avenue Wausau WI 54403 715-845-4211

Waupaca Hometown Pharmacy Dennise Ross 115 N Western Avenue Waupaca WI 54981 715-256-0400

WSAW-TV is a CBS affiliate in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving central and Northcentral Wisconsin.

A pharmacy & gift shop opening soon.

Waupaca Foundry

Community First Credit Union

Contact The Chamber if your business is interested in becoming a President’s Club Sponsor. 715-258-7343

Premier Community Bank

Women’s Care of Wisconsin, SC

Time to Update Your Employee Posters Here is a list of links to websites where you will find the posters you need to keep your employees informed. Not all employers need all posters. Use the Advisor to be sure to have the correct ones posted. Poster Advisor US Department of Labor poster/matrix.htm Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Orthopedic & Sports Institute: Presents a free event: Getting started on an exercise program and healthy aging (Arthritis & exercise for arthritic joints) Given by: David Reybrock, MPT and Tammy Vanevenhoven, DPT, CHT; Wednesday, April 3rd at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute, 102 Grand Seasons Drive #6, Waupaca. Register: 715-942-2553 Orthopedic & Sports Institute: Open House, April 10th, 5-7pm, Wisconsin Room at the Best Western Plus Grand Seasons Hotel, then walk over to the facility, 102 Grand Seasons Drive #6 , for a tour and meet the staff. RSVP by calling 715-942-2553. University of WI-Stevens Point: Releases their online 2012 Annual Report. “Transforming Lives & Communities”. It describes the work of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension. Through stories and videos, more than 40 students, learners, clients and participants explain how UW-Extension or UW Colleges helped transform their lives, businesses or communities. The report also features an illustrated timeline of the year’s highlights and details on UW Colleges enrollment, UW-Extension contacts and budget information for both. AT&T: Over 75 AT&T Wisconsin employees will receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for their time spent volunteering in 2012. The PVSA is a prestigious national honor offered by the President in recognition of sustained volunteer service. Each of the 75 employees volunteered 100 hours or more, totaling over 7,500 hours of service in Wisconsin to help make our communities better. In addition to the PVSA, some employees will be receiving the Gold Award for dedicating over 500 volunteer hours in 2012. Fox Valley Technical College: The Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) at Fox Valley Technical College will host a workshop on international business compliance and minimizing risk in global business transactions. The presentation, Corruption in the Crosshairs: A Compliance Update, will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:30-10 a.m. at FVTC’s D. J. Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton. Cost $12pp, Pre-registration is required at NEWIBN. WACC– We want to congratulate Tom Weiss on his first anniversary and Lynn Tolle’s tenth anniversary at the Chamber office. Please help us congratulate them by sending them a quick note to say way to go, keep up the good work! Paca Pub– The Paca Pub recently opened it’s restaurant inside the Pub. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburger, grilled chicken breast sandwiches and more. It is open for lunch and dinner. CAP Services- Has a Senior Referral Program. If you refer a Senior to them that moves into one of their Senior Villages you will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Call 877-377-1434 or email them at for more information.

This is a terrific program where students learn what Business is all about and hopefully peak their interest in working at one of our local businesses, either now or in the future. Your help is needed to put this day together. We need to provide bussing, snacks, lunch and beverages for 150 students. Below is a list of the costs. The full amount or a portion can be provided. We will also need 5 to 10 adults to volunteer their time to help that day. If you are interested in investing in our future workforce, please drop Terri a line or give her a call, 715-258-7343. 

WMC Program cost sponsored by

Could include diesel gas cards. 


$400 Bussing

$300 Snacks

Could include in-kind donations of fruit, snack bars or cheese and crackers

$900 Lunch

Could include in-kind donation of pizzas, soda, water and cookies.

All help is appreciated!

Anniversaries to Celebrate! Member Investors Celebrating April Anniversaries. Congratulations! Evergreen Campsites & Resort


Keller, Inc.


Crystal Café of Iola


Klismet’s Three Squares, Inc.


Heritage Homes, Inc.


Paul’s Concrete Construction &


Business Welcome Spine & Sport Physical Therapy of Waupaca, LLC

Excavating, Inc. Culligan Water Conditioning


Gold’n Country Gifts LLC


Foxfire Golf Club


Congratulations to Mike Koch and staff on their

Framing By Preston, DeHamer


beautiful new building located at 1948 Godfrey Drive.


The Ambassadors were on hand to help in the

Homeworks Home Improvements &


celebration. And you should see their coffee bar!

Painting The Paint Store Inc.


Crystal Valley Company Marketing &


Services Hanson Benefits, Inc.



Waupaca Chiropractic Center, S.C.


Rose Garden

Graziano Gardens, LLC


Marvin Metals Fabricating, Inc.


Spine & Sport Physical Therapy of


Waupaca, LLC


You are invited to join Terri and Lynn on Friday, April 19th between

ABC Marketing Consultants, LLC


Waupaca Speakeasy


Picker’s Playground


Plumb It


Waupaca Kayak Adventures


Send your Anniversary date to to be recognized.

8a and 9a at Rose Garden Restaurant for “Chat with Chamber”. We are setting time aside for us to get to know you better and for you to get to know us better. Come and share your ideas, ask questions and let us know what is happening in your business. And the best part is the beverage is on us. Stay for 10 minutes or the full hour.

Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce University Human Resource Workshops

Session 1: Human Resources Fundamentals Presented by Mary Schils Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. This session is geared toward small businesses without a Human Resource professional on staff. Learn easy steps to create reasonable Human Resource practices which not only assist in compliance areas, but also provide value to the 'people side' of the business. Topics covered will include job descriptions, employee handbooks, employee files, and recordkeeping.

Session 2: The Right Fit Presented by Mary Schils Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 p.m. As the economy continues to creep into a growth mode, businesses are beginning once again to consider adding additional personnel. This session focuses on recruiting, interviewing and selecting quality employees. Learn some straight forward techniques which will assist you in finding the type of employees you seek.

$50 For All Three Workshops Or Register Three or More of Your


Mary Schils, SPHR Human Resources Dept. Chair Fox Valley Technical College Mary currently is the Department Chairperson for the Human Resources Degree program at Fox Valley Technical College. Mary joined FVTC after having spent more than 20 years managing human resource responsibilities in several Fox Valley businesses. She has worked in professional service (financial) and technology related organizations and has provided HR consulting services to many small businesses. She maintains a Senior Professional in Human Resources credential from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a local and national member of SHRM. Tracy Butz Owner of Think Impact Solutions Tracy Butz is an inspirational speaker, captivating author and successful entrepreneur. Whether it is for an audience of 7, 70 or 700+, she is well-known for delivering engaging, poignant, impactful, and memorable messages to organizations such as the US Army, McCain Foods, NAMIC, Women’s Leadership Network, Plexus, SHRM, and Subway Restaurants, just to name a few. With over 18 years of experience, Tracy delivers the tools for today’s world, propelling her audiences to live more productive, passionate and purposeful lives.

Session 3: Engage & Inspire Your Workforce Registration Form Presented by Tracy Butz Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 p.m. As organizations continue to compete for top talent, they also seek to retain this talent, especially when in an increasingly competitive environment. This interactive session will showcase how leaders can benefit by ensuring that they and their employees are engaged and inspired to do their best work. An engaged workforce is critical, because having employees who quit and stay, is far worse a problem than employees who quit and leave. If you want to build a high engagement and inspired workforce, focus on: trust & integrity, job fit, performance expectations & feedback, alignment with corporate goals, culture, the relationship with the supervisor, employee

All sessions will take place at the Comfort Suites, 199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca.

Employees For the Same

Member price: $20 per session or $50 for all three sessions, or register three or more of your employees for the same session for only $50. Prospective Member Price: $30 per session or $80 for all three sessions. Session 1 Human Resources Fundamentals Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. Number Attending _____ Session 2 The Right Fit Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 p.m. Number Attending_____ Session 3 Engage & Inspire Your Workforce Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 p.m. Number Attending_____

Names of Attendees: _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Business Name: _______________________________________________ Contact Person: _______________________________________________ Please Bill My Business: $______________________________ Please Charge My MC/Visa/Discover Card $_____________ CC#___________________________________ Expiration Date:______________ VIN Code:_____________ Signature:______________________________________ Return To: Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, 221 South Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981, Fax: 715-258-7868 Email:

Over 20 people gathered at The Paint Store on March 22nd to form the first Ca$h Mob. Everyone was ready to spend at least $15 and make the Ca$h Mob a success. Allyce and Tedd had many suggestions set out on special tables that fit the $15 amount. Plus they had a caustic paint demonstration. Allyce and Tedd were busy helping everyone and brought on extra help to make the customer service just as you would expect, excellent. The next Ca$h Mob is set for May (the actual date to be determined). Interested shops can sign up to be the next Ca$h Mob location by sending Terri an email or giving the Chamber a call at 715-258-7343.

What is a Cash Mob? A Cash Mob is a group of people who assemble at a local business to make purchases. The purpose of it is to support both the local businesses and the overall community. A true Shop Local Campaign. The Rules: 1. Each person must agree to spend a minimum of $15 in the one hour time frame. 2. You must meet at the gathering place to arrive at the Business at the designated time. 3. You must RSVP to the Chamber office to reserve your space.

Waupaca Area Business of Commerce 221 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 - Phone 715-258-7343 - Fax 715-258-7868

April 2013 Sunday

Monday 1



Office Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p Monday - Friday Tuesday








HR Workshop 4p Comfort Suites

Home-Based Business Network 8:00a Chamber Conference Rm

LEADS Network 1 7:30a Breakfast 8a Network, Comfort Suites Strawberry Fest Committee Mtg 4p, Chamber Conference Rm

Member Support Committee Mtg 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm





Board of Directors Mtg 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm

Saturday 6

Recycling Day 9a-Noon

Golf Outing Committee Mtg 8a, Chamber Conference Rm

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LEADS Network 2 12:30p Network Chamber Conference Rm



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Business Enhancement Committee Meeting 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm



LEADS Network 1 7:30a Breakfast 8:00a Network, Comfort Suites

Chat with Chamber 8 to 9a Rose Garden Restaurant




HR Workshop 4p Comfort Suites



Political Strategies Committee Mtg 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm

Reminders: 1. The deadline for the newsletter advertisement submission is the 15th of each month. 2. The Board of Directors usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month.




3. Business After 5 usually takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Note: The Waupaca Area Business of Commerce is a non-secular organization. Holidays listed are legal holidays and are posted for business convenience only.

Business After 5 Weyauwega Arts Org.



Tourism Promotion Committee Mtg 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm LEADS Network 2 12:30p Network Chamber Conference Rm


2013 April Newsletter  

Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce News