IN THIS ISSUE

 

ADDRESS:
1515 Memorial Dr.
Manitowoc, WI  54220  
  
PHONE:
(920) 684-5575
  
EMAIL:
St. Francis of Assisi School
Rick Levin & Associates, Inc
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
Digital Doc
1710 Washington St., #1
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 682-0980
Family Video
1710 Washington St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 686-9626
Love Your Skin Aesthetics, LLC
3322 Menasha Ave.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 323-1059
Marco's Pizza
1710 Washington St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 683-2233
Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
2210 Woodland Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(800) 660-9340
Rick Levin & Associates, Inc.
980 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 214 6304
Thursday, December 1
5:00 - 7:00pm
SAIL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Courthouse Pub
1001 S. 8th St., Manitowoc

 
Tuesday, December 13
5:00 - 8:00pm
HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
1027 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc

Monthly Edition
November 2016 

Wednesday, November 16
 
Holiday Inn
4601 Calumet Ave.
Manitowoc
 
10:30am to 4:00pm
 
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

Would you like your voice to be heard? Do you have questions for the Lt. Governor?  Click here to join our next Business Connects to do just that!

Additional speakers include:
  • Kurt Bauer, President, WI Manufacturers & Commerce
    "The Future Wisconsin Project"
  • Angela Damiani, President, NEWaukee
    "The Millennial Movement"
  • Shannon Full, Executive Director, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce
    "The Talent Upload Program"
  • Ann Franz, Director, NEW Manufacturing Alliance
    "The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance"
  • Laura Wiegert & Carrie Penovich, Committee Leaders, Stronger Together Manitowoc County
    "Manitowoc County Perception Survey Summary"
Panel discussion with:
  • Greg Buckley, Two Rivers City Manager
  • Justin Nickels, Manitowoc Mayor
  • Peter Wills, Progress Lakeshore Executive Director
  • Bob Ziegelbauer, Manitowoc County Executive
Title Sponsors:
  
  
Silver Sponsors:
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
Bitter Neumann Appliance - TV - Furniture
 
Bronze Sponsors:
Carpenters Local 731
Holy Family Memorial
KI - Manitowoc
Lakeside Foods, Incorporated
Schenck SC
 
Optimize your Chamber Listing
From The Chamber's Marketing Committee
Written by: Ken Ivey, Living Water Digital

Check out the video below for a step-by-step "How-To" on optimizing your Chamber directory listing for maximum results. 

Optimize your Chamber listing

Still Time to Join the 
Sail Annual Banquet

There is still one week left to register and join Sail Young Professionals of Manitowoc County at the 2016 Annual Banquet honoring the Future 15 of Manitowoc County.  Recipients of this year's "Future 15" are:  Eric Braun, Holy Family Memorial; Megan Bruckschen, HTR Media; Kiley Eck Hayon, Eck Industries; Joel Evenson, Ansay & Associates LLC; Domingo Flores Jr., SESCO, LLC; Cassandra Goff, Lakeshore Technical College; Brandon Gretz, BC Signs; Marv Moore, The Medicine Shoppe; Tanya Pickard, Americollect, Inc.; Becky Salm, Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee; Erin Schultz, Hope House of Manitowoc County; Robert Seal, Investors Community Bank; Eric Sitkiewitz, Comcast; Jessica Stemper, Investors Community Bank; Jeremy Wagner, Manitowoc Fire Rescue.
 
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Knox's Silver Valley Bar & Banquet Hall
1222 South Alverno Rd., Manitowoc
5:00 p.m. Social
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Program
$30 per person


Manitowoc Noon Rotary

Future 15 Award
Sponsor
Award Recipient
Dinner Sponsor
Young Professional of the Year Sponsor

Overlooked Manufacturing Tax Credits 
Written by: Jim Hamilton, Weiss & Company LLP

The last few years have been turbulent for Illinois manufacturers. With the rise of global competition and the cost of staying technologically competitive, the Illinois Manufacturers' Association reports that nearly 14,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in Illinois in the last year alone. Manufacturers must strategically look for ways to lower costs and increase their bottom line.

Manufacturing focused tax credits and incentives are a great place to start for cost savings. Many tax credits and incentives for the manufacturing industry have only been improved with recent legislation. As we approach year end, there is no better time for manufacturers to begin exploring ways to capitalize on many under-claimed tax incentives.  Read More...
Nominate Today!

2017 marks The Chamber of Manitowoc County's 100th Annual Dinner and we are excited to celebrate on February 7th.  The process of collecting nominations for the 100th Annual Dinner & Meeting is now open. There are several different award categories in which Chamber members may nominate deserving businesses, individuals and organizations.   Nominate...


DOL Promotes Apprenticeships with 
Millions in Grants
Written by: Kathy Gurchiek, Global Issues, OED & Diversity

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Oct. 21 announced it was awarding more than $50 million in grants for apprenticeships in 36 states.

"These grants will help us push forward our efforts to grow and modernize our apprenticeship system - encouraging adoption in new industries and expanding access to apprenticeships for minority groups previously underrepresented in apprenticeship programs," said Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in an October 21 blog.

He pointed to the states of Wisconsin and Washington as examples. Wisconsin plans to use its $1.5 million grant to create apprenticeships in industries such as construction, financial services and biotechnology, he said. Washington will invest its $2.7 million award to expand registered apprenticeships for underrepresented groups such as women, people with disabilities and people from minority groups.  Read More...
Calling Marketing Gurus!

The Chamber of Manitowoc County's Marketing Advisory Committee is looking to gain new members.  The Marketing Advisory Committee assists The Chamber as well as other Chamber Committees in advising, creating and planning marketing needs.  The committee meets every fourth Thursday of the month for one hour starting at Noon at The Chamber. If you are interested in being part of this committee, contact The Chamber at (920) 684-5575 or email info@chambermanitowoccounty.org
 Chamber Notebook Spotlights
Every Sunday in the Herald Times Reporter, The Chamber of Manitowoc County features members in The Chamber Notebook located on the front page of the Business Section.

This exposure is just another value-added opportunity in your Chamber membership.  Not only will your article reach Chamber Members, but also community wide!  Current dates are available; if you would like to snatch one up, email info@chambermanitowoccounty.org.

View the most recent Notebook features below:
Celebrating Another Year of Chamber Membership 

AmericInn Motel & Suites
Architectural Forest Products, LLC.
Automatic Labeling Systems
Badger Office City
BizTech LLC - Business Technology
   Solutions
Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie
Classique Limousine
Colortech Of Wisconsin
Comfort Keepers
Custom Health
Family Connections Inc.
HP Enterprises
Lakeshore CAP, Incorporated
Painting Pathways Clubhouse
Steve Ford - State Farm
Superior Discount Liquors
Time Warner Cable Media Sales
Tramontina U.S. Cookware, Inc.
Van's Bar
Wenzel's Perfect World
Whispering Meadows
Women in Management Inc.
   Manitowoc Chapter

November Calendar of Events

Friday, October 28, 7:15 - 8:30am
KINECT
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc


Friday, October 28, 12:00 - 1:00pm
GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING - DIGITAL DOC
1710 Washington St., Manitowoc



Friday, October 28, 6:00 - 11:00pm
SAIL GOES TO THE HAUNTED SUBMARINE!
Meet at: Ryan's on York
712 York St., Manitowoc
Group will then walk together to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum



Thursday, November 3, 5:00 - 7:00pm
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS HOSTED BY HOLY FAMILY MEMORIAL
Atrium at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
2300 Western Ave., Manitowoc



Monday, November 7, 12:00 - 1:00pm
BUSINESS CONNECTS WITH GOVERNMENT LUNCHEON
"Business Round Table"
Share your opinions, let your voice be heard!
Holiday Inn
4601 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc



Tuesday, November 8, 1:30 - 3:30pm
NONPROFIT BOARD EDUCATION SERIES - SESSION 5
"Community Needs and Collaboration"
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Ave., Cleveland
Lake Michigan Room



Thursday, November 10, 5:00pm Social, 6:00pm Dinner & Awards Program to Follow
SAIL ANNUAL BANQUET
Knox's Silver Valley Bar & Banquet Hall
1222 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc
$30 per person


Friday, November 11, 7:15 - 8:30am
KINECT
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc



Friday, November 11, 12:00 - 1:00pm
GRAND OPENING/RIBBON CUTTING AT YOUNG SMILES LLC
605 East Reed Ave., Manitowoc



Title Sponsors:

Wednesday, November 16, 10:30am - 4:00pm
FACING OUR FUTURE 
Manitowoc County's Business and Education
Priorities - Partnerships - Progression - Be part of the solution
Holiday Inn
4601 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc
$25 for Chamber Members
$50 for Non-Chamber Members



Thursday, November 17, 12:00 - 1:00pm
RIBBON CUTTING - ATI PHYSICAL THERAPY
1212 Memorial Dr., #1, Manitowoc
REGISTER ONLINE

Thursday, November 17, 5:00 - 7:00pm
SAIL & BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT EL TEQUILA
4411 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc


Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25
CHAMBER OFFICE CLOSED 
The Chamber office will be closed in acknowledgment of Thanksgiving