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Connect...Collaborate...Cultivate Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 5/1/2014

Volume 2, Issue 5

Mini Business World is a Success

Officers Chair, Kirk Kallio, Waupaca Foundry Chair-Elect, William Lipschultz Vice Chair / Secretary / Treasurer, Jerry Tiffany, Tiffany Complete Estate Planning Past Chair Paul Shrode, Fox Valley Technical College


Steven Bandy Abacus Investments Deborah Domask American Family Insurance Chris Enslin, Recover Health Erin Helgeson, Waupaca Ale House R. Michael Jungers III A.J. Holly & Sons, Ltd Lisa Krueger, Best Western Plus Grand Seasons Allyce Lees, The Paint Store Scott Neumann Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly Paul Singh, Waupaca BP Amoco

Staff President: Terri Schulz VP of Operations: Kathy LeClair VP of Tourism: Jeff Anderson

Over 160 WHS Junior students were our guest at the 3rd Annual Mini Business World (BW) on April 24th at the Waupaca Ale House. Steve Benzschawel and Jim Morgan, WMC, led the students through a day of what your everyday life is, running a business. The day started out with Steve explaining to the students their role for the day. The synopsis is they have been brought in to take over an old, outdated company and in one day re-brand their company, complete with new product, logo and tagline. They will also work on communications and finances just like a real business. Following lunch the seventeen companies, students, presented their companies new product, mission, tagline and financials for the honors of 1st Place or ‘Best Company’. The first place companies received bragging rights along with a lanyard adorned with a trophy and a special gift from the swag table, t-shirts, backpacks and candy. The day is meant for students to leave with an increased knowledge of the workplace, the Wisconsin economy, and some of the great companies that call Wisconsin home!

Information Services: Lynn Tolle VP of Sales: Tom Weiss

In this issue: Know your Money




100 Prizes Needed


Volunteers Needed


BW shows students the challenges businesses face when making everyday decisions in areas such as finance, marketing, and communications. The students interacted with others in their “company”, allowing them to collaborate and function as a team, just like in the real world of business. Through presentations and projects, Mini BW covers Wisconsin’s economy and the opportunities available in our great state, as well as introduce students to what it takes to prepare for the workplace. Continued page 2 Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Specials thanks and gratitude to Wisconsin Public Service, Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club, Waupaca Foundry, and Office Outfitters for financially supporting this event; Waupaca Ale House and staff for their help in hosting us, our Volunteer Counselors: Rick Bakovka, Bauernfeind Business Technologies; Dan Beighley, Wisconsin Public Service; Chris Enslin, Recover Health; Bill Lipschultz; John Lockwood, First State Bank; JoLene Nollenberg, WDUX; Jenni Rice, Park Vista; Jim Schulz, Jim King AdVenture; and Dana Swisher, Community First Credit Union. The event is planned by the Chamber’s Business and Workforce Development committee.

Why use SaveLocalNow?

Thanks The Paint Store!

First it is FREE for you to use to promote your business. Second it is being used by the consumer. We have had 568 campaigns and over 39,200 impressions on the site since we started. Third It is simple to use. In less than 5 minutes you can post to the site, Facebook, Twitter and email it out to your customers. Fourth The Save Local Now team will help with campaign ideas, photo suggestions, and more.

Thanks Tedd & Allyce Lees, The Paint Store, for donating four gallons of paint for the inside of the Chamber office. This past month the Chamber staff has gotten up from their desks and donned their paint gear to give the office a new and up-to-date look. Stop in and see for yourself.

So why not give it a try? Email and we will send you a link to log into the program. And did I mention it is free for you to use as a Waupaca Area Chamber Investor?

AM Exchange New Money and Detecting Counterfeit Money Jay Krcmar, Farmers State Bank, will talk about the “New Money”, how to recognize it, what are it’s security features and redesign features. He will also inform us on what to look for with counterfeit money. This is a good session for you and your staff to attend with our busy summer just around the corner. The date is May 20th from 7:30a to 8:30a at the Chamber conference room. The hour long ‘Exchange’ includes introductions, information and time for Q&A. Last month we discussed Social Media RSVP to or sign up on our and how to use it in your business. Thanks website at John Stange, Stange’s, for sharing! chamber-events/

Thank you to these 2014 President’s Club

Community First Credit Union

Waupaca Foundry

Sponsors Supporting the Chamber above and beyond. Contact The Chamber if your business is interested in becoming a President’s Club Sponsor. 715-258-7343

First National Bank

Faulks Bros. Construction

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Your Host: Knight Barry Centerline Contracting: Jason Norkett recently made a $250 donation to the HELP Shelter Dog Rescue. A decorative concrete fire pit was raffled off at the WDUX Home Show with the proceeds going to the Shelter. Wisconsin Veterans Home: Will hold their Open House on May 18th from 10a to 3p. The day includes an Old Car Show, Vintage Military Vehicle display, food, entertainment for all ages and tours of the home.

Title Services, LLC and The Club House/Rockman Catering 5:00 -7:00p

May 20th

1330 Ware Street June 24: Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club July 22: Chain Bar & Grill August 26: Waupaca Area Chamber September 23: Waupaca Buyers’ Guide, County Post West October 28: Waupaca Curling Club November 18: Theda Care at Home

Have something new happening at your Business? Drop Terri an email at and let her know. She is happy to share it in the Chamber Newsletter and on the Chamber Facebook page.

Reserve your date for 2015 by contacting

2014 Stats of Interest

Thank You TLC

March 2014 March 2014 Year to Date Dollars in Gift Certificates Sold



Dollars in Gift Certificates Redeemed $3,691.22 at Member Businesses


Facebook Likes: Waupaca Area Chamber



Facebook Likes: I Love Waupaca



Facebook Reach: Waupaca Area Chamber



Facebook Reach: I Love Waupaca



Inquiries, in person, phone or email



Website Page Views



Thank you to TLC Signs for providing an outdoor sign for the Chamber’s and City’s Electronics Recycling Event. It was a very successful day. We collected 34 pallets of items weighing in at 23,085 pounds. I don’t know if I have ever seen so many televisions and monitors in one place at a time as we had. Thanks everyone for cleaning up and recycling!

Anniversaries to Celebrate!

Chamber Golf Outing Committee Looking for

Member Investors Celebrating May Anniversaries. Congratulations!

100 Prizes New for this years golf outing will be a 100 square Raffle Board. Squares will be sold for $10 and everyone is guaranteed to be a winner.

Johnson Insurance Agency, Inc.


Waupaca Foundry


CAP Services, Inc.




Kam-Art Industries


Central WI Environmental Station


Twohig, William J


King Berry


ABC Computers, Inc.


Amherst Marine, Inc.


Cinnamon House


Waupaca Camping Park LLC


Cottage Garden Farm


Thank yOU Neuville Motors

Mid State Tree Service & Aborist


and Chain BP Subway for

Torborg’s Waupaca Lumber


hosting the April BA5.



Silver Mist Garden Center LLC


Waupaca BP Amoco


T-Dubs Public House


Orthopedic & Sports Institute


Loop Communications


The Raspberry Connection


Lucky Tree LLC


Salon Cloetta & Spa


The Clubhouse Restaurant


Knight Barry Title Services, LLC


Unique Consignments


Send your Anniversary date to to be recognized.

The committee is sincerely asking you to donate a couple items, gift certificates, bottle of wine, you name it. If it is worth $10 or more they would love to have it. Prizes of course can be worth more than $10 too, the bigger the better. With the outing planned for June 2nd we need your donations now. Please consider and think with your donation we can make Waupaca a more beautiful area. Proceeds from the outing go towards the Chamber’s Beautification Fund.

Congratulations to Dick Phillipsen, Farmers State Bank , for winning the 50/50 Raffle! It was a nice evening with great friends.

Volunteers Needed for Strawberry Fest We are currently seeking volunteers for 2014 Strawberry Fest scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2014. Strawberry Fest is a great way for individuals to volunteer their time at a fun community event while earning money for the non-profit organization of their choice. To recognize their time, the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce makes a donation to the volunteer’s chosen non-profit organization based on their total hours worked. We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our Strawberry Fest volunteers - here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the Chamber office to sign you up manually.

Hometown Day Celebration Parade Entry Forms Now Available Entry forms for the 2014 Hometown Day Celebration Parade are now available. The annual Independence Day Celebration is a great way to promote your business or organization with an annual crowd of an estimated 15,000 people including area residents and visitors. The traditional hometown parade occurs annually on July 4th beginning at the north end of Main Street and travelling south to Lake Street. Entries received by Friday, June 13, 2014 will be judged based on their patriotic dĂŠcor, creativity, overall crowd appeal and the music; 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries will be recognized. Entry forms are available online at http:// or at the Chamber office.

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

May 2014 Sunday

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




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 Chamber of Commerce is a nonsecular organization. Holidays listed are legal holidays and are posted for business convenience only.



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

2 Member Support Committee Mtg 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm













Business Advocacy Committee Mtg. 8a Chamber Conference Room

Spring Tourism Forum, 8a Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel RSB3 8a Subway, Fulton St.




Board of Directors Mtg 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm

Ambassador Mtg Noon, Weasel’s

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




AM Exchange 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm HR Network, 3:45p Presto Products Business After 5 Knight Barry Title Service, LLC. & The Club House/ Rockman’s Catering

Golf Outing Committee Mtg. 8a Chamber Conference Rm

Tourism Council 7:30a Chamber Conference Rm Business & Workforce Development Committee Mtg 5p Chamber Conference Rm







The Proof: Why you should participate

"$LN, another wonderful way to get the word out about your business... and the best part, if you are a Chamber member, it's free. All it takes is a few minutes to set up each deal and you're off. I love being able to view the "statistics" so I can see how effective this tool is in reaching our target audience. The site is very easy to navigate and you will have no trouble setting up the "deals" you want to promote."

Reason #11

Cost effective way to market!

"Save Local Now is an awesome resource for local businesses. I find myself using this app more and more to look up local businesses - whether to find information about a specific business or to find a business that suits something I'm looking for. Also as a business owner I love all the great features that makes Save Local Now so easy to use. I've encouraged everyone of my website clients to set up their accounts to help them reach more local customers.�

Deals and Events are easy to create!

Reason # 23

"Save Local Now app is a tremendous benefit because I am able to reach out out to new and current customers so easily. I can’t believe that such a powerful and easy to use marketing tool is included for free with my Chamber membership!

Reason Free & Exclusive to Chamber Member Investors

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Being part of SLN basically pays for my Chamber Investment!

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