Member Matter E-Newsletter

March 2018

Chamber Member Happenings
Business After Hours
Chamber Golf Outing
MRA Surveys
Washington Fly-In
From the U.S. Chamber 
Member Spotlight: Plain Old DevOps
Monthly Events and Leadership Oshkosh Info Night
Save with Network Health
Post a Job: Nation Job

Chamber Member Happenings

EAA is having their Hops & Props on March 3rd. You can enjoy over 300 types of beer, entertainment, and great food. General admission tickets are available for this event, which will be from 7-10 pm. Also at EAA, The Air Force Reserve is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an impressive fleet of military refueling aircrafts as part of AirVenture’s “Year of the Tanker”. 


Oshkosh Corporation for the third time has been named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute. The company’s strong ethical culture has been highlighted and they are one of only 135 companies on this respected list. Oshkosh Corporation was also awarded the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award for outstanding achievements in manufacturing. The annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards Program recognizes Wisconsin companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence, which has a positive impact on the company and the state, making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and play. Oshkosh Corporation was part of the “Mega” category, based on the number of employees.

Congressman Glen Grothman will be hosting a job fair at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Neenah on Friday, March 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.


Choice Bank is proud to announce the newest addition to their team. Fred Siemers joined Choice Bank as their Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Fred has over 25 years of progressive banking experience and also has extensive experience in commercial lending and years of effectively setting the strategic direction for a community bank.


United States Postal Service – Oshkosh – The Oshkosh Post Office will host a Passport Day event on Saturday, March 10th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Oshkosh Main Post Office located at 1025 W. 20th Ave. You can stop by to purchase a passport book or passport card without a reservation. For information on requirements, fees, and forms, visit

Day By Day Warming Shelter is hosting a Style Show & Dinner benefit at the end of next month, Mile of Style. Join in for fabulous fashions, fantastic raffles and a fun-filled evening among friends. You also have a chance of winning a week-long trip for two to Ocean City, Maryland. Get tickets.


Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh is having a Youth of the Year dinner on March 22nd to celebrate the achievements of its members and their effort to grow in Health & Wellness, Academic Success and Character & Leadership. The dinner will also recognize the Club’s largest youth achievement of 2018, the Youth of the Year. For tickets email .

LifePromotions announced that Carla Frieders has been promoted to Corporate Development Coordinator. Carla has been with Life Promotions for ten years as the administrative assistant for the Development Department. Carla has exceptional skills in event management and administration and will be working alongside Dave Romenesko, Director of Development, on Lifest sponsorships and partnerships for “Life” events.

The Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes will be having a Leadership Mentoring Event, “Cultivating Your Career” on March 8th at LaSure’s Banquet Hall. Success can mean many things to many people. Explore how women right here in our community have succeeded in their careers and more. Panelists: Ashley Foster, Learning and Development Operations Specialist,; Jenni Molash, Human Resources Manager, Silver Star Brands; Kim Molitor, Principal and Relationship Manager, Windward Wealth Strategies, Inc.

Appleton International Airport is hosting a Wings for Autism event in partnership with The Arc of Fond du Lac, Allegiant Air, and the Transportation Security Administration in mid-May. Wings for Autism helps alleviate some of the stress people with disabilities and their families experience when traveling by air. ATW also announced that American Airlines is increasing flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport starting in May. Along with that, they are also increasing the size of the aircrafts. This will increase service to the community and make traveling more convenient for frequent flyers.

Bayland Buildings, Inc.  – In an effort to continue this unprecedented growth Bayland has realigned the leadership team to strategically focus on efficiency, quality, value, client experience and employee career development. Bayland has made several notable changes including the hiring of Jordan Birshbach as a Project Superintendent, Kevin Verheyen as Agriculture Business Development and Preconstruction, and Michael Conroy recently joined the Agristeel division for Building Sales.

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Oshkosh Corporation & Bank First Oshkosh Chamber Open: August 13

It may be February, but it’s never to early to start practicing your swing for the Oshkosh Chamber Open.  Mark your calendars for August 13th for the 2018 Outing! Registration is now open for pairs and foursomes.  If you would like to get involved as a sponsor of this event contact

Thank you to our 2018 Title Sponsors: Oshkosh Corporation and Bank First National.



  • Oshkosh Chamber members and guests
  • Young professionals
  • Local business leaders
  • …and anyone looking for an opportunity to talk to business professionals and leaders!
We invite you to walk down memory lane and browse through the fun from 2017 in our Golf Outing Gallery! 

REgister your foursome or pair Now


MRA Surveys

In lieu of our regular wage and salary survey The Oshkosh Chamber has partnered with MRA to offer members the opportunity to contribute data that will directly empower your decision making. We are very excited about the comprehensive data we can offer our members with this partnership. Members of MRA and Non-members can participate in the upcoming surveys and we encourage your participation.

There will be several surveys coming up for your to participate in.

2018 Industrial & Production Trades Survey – Open from Feb. 27, 2018 – April 13, 2018

2018 Benchmark Compensation Survey – Open from Mar. 21, 2018 – May 4, 2018

Get the Calendar of Surveys pdf here.

*Register by clicking the image to the left


Chamber Washington fly-in

Oshkosh Chamber President & CEO along with several Chamber Members made their way to Washington this month for the annual Washington fly-in. This yearly event brings representatives from several Chambers of Commerce to Washington to discuss their collective interest in federal issues that directly affect the business community.

From the U.S. Chamber:

Small Businesses Love Tax Reform and are Bullish on the Economy

Small businesses are pumped about the economy.The Q1 Metlife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index shows a surge in confidence, moving up more than three points to 66.3.It’s the biggest jump in the Index since it was launched in 2017. Read More.

From the U.S. Chamber:

Here’s How the U.S. Chamber Would Rebuild and Modernize America’s Infrastructure

After decades of inaction, now is the time Washington should move on rebuilding and modernizing America’s infrastructure, the head of the U.S. Chamber declared. Read More.

Member Spotlight: Plain Old Devops

Plain Old DevOps started as a consulting company in Dec. of 2016, that focuses on new and emerging technologies and are committed to bringing those advantages to the Midwest.

Casey Niemuth, CEO & Co-Founder

Christopher Rennert, CTO & Co-Founder

Our Business brings the buzz words of the IT community to the Midwest: Integration, API, Environment Automation, and Continuous Pipelines for Faster Development. We offer consulting services, continued services, with 3D printing coming in the next few months. Every decision we make is made with a security first mindset. We enable our team to utilize any and all technology at a production level by ensuring knowledge is available to all from all. We target anyone and everyone. We pride ourselves on our diverse skill sets and enablement of our team members, and that means that we can assist with many different types of integrations from the corner store to fortune 500.

Since January 2018, we have doubled our staff, and now have even more skills to share with Oshkosh. Over the next few months we will begin offering Expanded Continued Services to assist customers in the management / migration of their current systems.

Learn more about Plain Old DevOps at

Oshkosh Chamber Monthly Events,  Educational Seminars &

Leadership Oshkosh Info Session

*no registration required to attend Ribbon Cuttings
March 7 @ 12 p.m.
Where: Physical Achievement Center
3475 Old Omro Road, Ste. 300,  Oshkosh
March 20 @ 12 p.m.
Where: Independence Financial LLC
1488 W. South Park Avenue, Oshkosh
Mar 28 @ 12 p.m.
Where: Safeway Pest Management
1173 S. Washburn Street, Ste., Oshkosh
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Breakfast Briefing: Legal Staffing Options in a Full Employment Economy
March 8, 2018 – 7:30 a.m.: Registration, networking and continental breakfast. 8:00 a.m. – Program
Where: von Briesen & Roper, Oshkosh.
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Ideas Amplified:What Does Go Faster Mean for Business and Education?
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Project Management Information Session:
On March 27, 2018 there will be complimentary introduction to the “Introduction to Project Management” beginning in April. The series will be 8 hours spread out over two months (four sessions), with a combination of lecture and facilitated group workshop. The goal will be for participants to leave with tools and techniques they can use to begin more effectively managing projects.
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Save with network health:

To learn more about how your company can take advantage of the premium discount, call your insurance agent.

Learn more and See our List of Agents Members Here

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February 2018

Chamber Website Launch
Chamber Member Happenings
Economic Outlook Breakfast
Business After Hours
Chamber Golf Outing
Business Outlook Survey Results
Senators Urge Trump to Modernize NAFTA
Member Spotlight: Wihlm Dental
New Business
Monthly Events
Leading from the Top
Leadership Oshkosh Alumni Gathering
Oshkosh Chamber/Rhyme Business Expo
Save with Network Health

New chamber website

We launched a new look and now our new website is live. Check out our site!

Business Briefs

Oshkosh Corporation – Construction of new headquarters will take place on the site of the Lakeshore Golf Course off Lake Butte des Morts, near Interstate 41. Besides the unveiling, Oshkosh Corporation also announced a $600,000 donation to construct a one mile trail from the property to Rainbow Park, which everyone can use. The hope is to break ground with construction in May with completion in the fall of 2019. Take a tour of the headquarters at Oshkosh Corporation has also been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, which highlights some of the most respected and successful companies from around the world. This is the first time that Oshkosh Corporation has received this prestigious award and Oshkosh is one of only five Wisconsin-based companies named. This week Oshkosh Corp was awarded the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 Contract from the U.S. Army. The initial contract value is $476 million with no cap on the number of additional vehicles that may be purchased.

Verve, a Credit Union will open a new branch on Washburn Avenue, with plans to open in late fall of 2018. The new full-service branch on Washburn Avenue will feature a drive-up as well as innovative banking technology including Expert Nearby, a video conferencing service allowing members to connect with Verve team members at other locations. Verve will announce details regarding the new branch such as opening date, location hours and employment opportunities as plans develop.

ThedaCare announced a new online Breast Cancer Risk Assessment tool. The tool is another way for patients to learn more about their risk, on their own time and at home. The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment poses a series of concise health-related questions, assessing lifestyle risk factors such as postmenopausal BMI (weight), smoking, alcohol habits and exercise; hereditary risk factors such as Ashkenazi Jewish descent, breast cancer in the immediate family, and the presence of the BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutations; and personal history such as age and reproductive history.

West Side Association will again host a panel discussion featuring private local developers and business partners at their annual meeting on Thursday, February 15  at LaSures Banquet Hall.  For the past several years, West Side Association has piqued the interest of the business community by inviting local private businesses and developers to participate in a panel discussion of their current and future projects, giving us a glimpse of their vision for the future of Oshkosh.

This year’s panel members include:

Greg Pierce          Menominee Nation Arena
Bryan Brandt        Oshkosh Corporate Headquarters
Ben Ganther         The Howard (formerly the Eagles Club)
Stan Leedle          Choice Bank
Kyle Bach              The Annex Group (Lamico Site)
Steve Hoopman   Oshkosh Ave. development

WMC Foundation and the Milwaukee Business Journal have teamed up this year to bring you the Focus on Manufacturing Breakfast on February 23rd at The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, which will feature top speakers discussing Wisconsin’s supply chain. More information is available at

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. has selected a new Executive Director, Beth Oswald. She has a successful track record with the CADASI and is passionate and committed to the organization. Beth will be sharing her vision for the CADASI as they work to end domestic abuse during a welcome event.


Schenck SC – The Manufacturing & Distribution team at Schenck, a full-service CPA and consulting firm, jointly published the results from the 2018 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. Optimism is high as manufacturers’ responses indicated they have a more positive outlook about the economy for 2018 than in 2017. The growing U.S. and global economies, rising energy and commodity prices, and improved business and consumer confidence support this positive outlook.

EAA’s skiplane fly-in is this month on the 10th and will highlight this unique segment of flight that is popular throughout parts of North America. This year, one child, between the ages of 8 and 17, will have a chance to win the opportunity for a free Young Eagles flight. EAA will be having their annual Hops & Props next month. More than 300 extraordinary beverages are available from microbreweries and distributors from around the world. You will also have a chance to talk with the brewers themselves and learn about their brewing process and history.

Anchorage Realty Inc. recently announced the availability of new residential townhomes, self-storage units and commercial contractor rental space on the northeast side of town. The two six-unit townhomes are located at 2525 and 2601 Bowen Street, Oshkosh. The self-storage and commercial space features a state-of-the-art security camera system.

TEDxOshkosh Announces 2018 Speaker Pitch Night on February 26th. TEDxOshkosh is seeking speakers for the 3rd Annual TEDxOshkosh to be held on November 10th, 2018 and will host a 2018 Speaker Pitch Night on Monday, February 26th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Waters at 1393 Washington Avenue in Oshkosh. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend to hear those who aspire to be a TEDxOshkosh speaker. Visit for more details.

Oshkosh Public Museum – Starting this month through May, the Oshkosh Public Museum has a REPLAY exhibit, where pop culture fanatics can look back at stories, games and experiences from the past. This exhibit will have something for the entire family, whether it is LEGO, Teletubbies, or Rubix cubes. REPLAY is the ultimate throwback, combining mediums and artists and will make you feel like a kid again.

Shea Electric & Communications, LLC, is pleased to welcome a new electrician to our team!  Pat Yanke started as a new Journey Wireman this month.  Pat brings over 18 years of experience as a Licensed Journey Wireman.

Nigl Accounting LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two new employees to their growing team. Paula Thill joined the firm in November, and brings 16 years of local accounting firm experience. Chad Durkee joined the firm in December as a certified public accountant, and brings 4 years of regional firm experience.

The Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes will be having a Leadership Mentoring Event, “Cultivating Your Career” on March 8th at LaSure’s Banquet Hall. Success can mean many things to many people. Explore how women right here in our community have succeeded in their careers and more. Panelists: Ashley Foster, Learning and Development Operations Specialist,; Jenni Molash, Human Resources Manager, Silver Star Brands; Kim Molitor, Principal and Relationship Manager, Windward Wealth Strategies, Inc.

Candeo Creative welcomed three new team members last month. It hired Chad Fulwiler as account services director, Colleen Bies as traffic and finance manager, and Cassie Murray as media buyer.

Triple Win Strategies, LLC has welcomed Tim Raupp as their new Chief Executive Officer. Raupp will be responsible for overall direction and management of the company, focusing on strategic business development. He brings 39 years of experience with him, including international sales & marketing, customer relations, and product support. Raupp is also a recipient of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Edward M. Greer Award.

Investors Community Bank – ICB’s very own Tim Schneider, CEO, has been named one of the eight WBD Elite Lending Partners for 2017. This honor is given annually in recognition of success in helping small business get the financing they need to grow, create jobs and build communities. Tim has helped at least ten businesses move forward by partnering with WBD to provide his customers the low, long-term, fixed-rate financing available through the SBA 504 program. Mark Maurer, Vice President – Senior Business Banking Officer at Investors Community Bank also received this recognition in 2015.

Appleton International Airport continues its five consecutive year growth trend with 575,000 passengers in 2017, which is a 4.6 percent increase over 2016. Nonstop flights to Denver through United Express beginning June 8, 2018. This will be their 9th nonstop flight destination that they offer.

Bayland Buildings, Inc. announced they have exceeded $100 million in sales as of December 2017. This is a new milestone for the company in their 26 year history. 70% of their sales were from repeat clients. In an effort to continue this unprecedented growth Bayland has realigned the leadership team to strategically focus on efficiency, quality, value, client experience and employee career development.

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.has merged two departments to form their Editorial & Consulting Services, which will be led by former senior director of consulting services, Steve Murray. This department includes more than 50 state agencies, including OSHA, DOT, and DOL. This has been done in hopes to strengthen the company’s regulatory expertise and allow for more streamlined operations in Editorial & Consulting Services.

TDS Telecom has been recognized on the new Forbes list, America’s Best Employers for Diversity. TDS Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. and a growing force in the cable industry. The company sponsors local diversity summits and also dedicates time educating employees about diversity. In fact, TDS has created Policy 104, which focuses solely on their commitment to diversity.

economic outlook breakfast: Registration Deadline – Feb 12

You still have time to register for this highly anticipated event sponsored by Ganther Construction and Architecture. Registrations must be made by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 12th. Register single registrations here. Or to register your Corporate Table of 8 contact Jessica Sosnoski at


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Register here.

Oshkosh Chamber Golf Outing: August 13

It may be February, but it’s never to early to start practicing your swing for the Oshkosh Chamber Golf Outing. Mark your calendars for August 13th for the 2018 Outing! Registration will be opening February 19th.

  • Oshkosh Chamber members and guests
  • Young professionals
  • Local business leaders
  • …and anyone looking for an opportunity to talk to business professionals and leaders!
I invite you to walk down memory lane and browse through the fun from 2017 in our Golf Outing Gallery!

2018 business outlook survey results

How’s business shaping up in Oshkosh for 2018? That is the question we asked local CEOs, business managers and owners. While it is impossible to predict our economic future with a high degree of specificity, locally Oshkosh is doing well and has a position of strength in the marketplace. This past year, employment remained strong. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the November 2017 unemployment rate for Oshkosh remains below the national unemployment rate of 3.9 percent at 2.7 percent. This translates to having 606 more Oshkosh residents working now than the same time last year.

The results of the Oshkosh Chamber’s Annual Business Outlook Survey, a barometer that we use to gauge the degree of confidence of business leaders, is further indication that local businesses are bullish on what the economy holds for 2018. Of the local CEOs and business owners who participated in our annual Business Outlook Survey, 76 percent reported that sales increased in 2017 over the previous year, 79 percent indicated that profits were up, and 86 percent increased wages. When asked to forecast sales for 2018, 88 percent believe that sales will out-perform the previous year’s sales level and 60 percent expect to add employees. While this is all very good news, business leaders report that finding qualified workers remains a challenge, with 40 percent indicating they are having trouble hiring qualified employees. This could a potential obstacle to economic growth in the years to come.

Manufacturers plan to increase their raw material inventories in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter one year ago according to 92 percent of Oshkosh-based manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2018, 61 percent of retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers anticipate are higher volume of finished goods inventory over 2017 fourth quarter levels. These are indications of an expected sales volume increase in the months to come.

Optimism is high and local CEOs believe that the business climate has improved. CEOs indicated that the State of Wisconsin is heading in the right direction in terms of the business climate according to 84 percent of the respondents and 76 percent indicated the US business climate in headed in the right direction which is contrasted by 59 percent believing that the US was headed in the right direction last year. However, challenges remain. Local CEOs indicated that legislative measures should be taken to improve their business and the state’s business climate. Local CEOs stated the top three public policy issues facing Wisconsin are increasing health care cost, the labor shortage/the lack of qualified applicants, and the current tax climate.

CEOs, business managers and owners are probably some of the most optimistic personality types. True to form, our survey found Oshkosh business leaders inclined to be bullish on 2018 and cited a lot of reasons for that perspective, including the defense contract production by Oshkosh Corporation, along with its selection of Oshkosh for their future corporate campus, the addition of the Menominee Nation Arena, the Wisconsin Herd (G-League developmental team), a diverse business base, an emerging information technology business sector, higher employment rates and stronger consumer confidence. This should be a boost for the marketplace. There appears to be good traction in the business community. Businesses are focusing on growth and addressing challenges. Moving forward, we will build on the great gains and achievements of the business community to solidify and generate economic growth.

John Casper, President & CEO – Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

Johnson, GOP Senators Urge President Trump to Modernize NAFTA

Sen. Ron Johnson, along with 35 of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump highlighting the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and outlining how the president can improve the agreement.
“NAFTA has driven U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico to approximately $1.3 trillion annually,” the senators wrote. “Whether manufacturers, farmers or insurance providers, a wide range of industries in the U.S. have benefited from this agreement, and American consumers are reaping those benefits, too. Canadians and Mexicans buy nearly $500 billion worth of U.S. manufactured goods each year, translating to $37,000 in export revenue for every American factory worker, and U.S. agricultural exports to the two countries have quadrupled under the agreement from $8.9 billion in 1993 to $38.1 billion in 2016.
Text of the letter is below:
Mr. President:
We write today to reaffirm the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and congratulate you on efforts to modernize the agreement and put America first. You have the opportunity to unleash the American economy like no president has done before and fuel historic growth.
NAFTA has driven U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico to approximately $1.3 trillion annually. Whether manufacturers, farmers, or insurance providers, a wide range of industries in the U.S. have benefited from this agreement and American consumers are reaping those benefits, too. Canadians and Mexicans buy nearly $500 billion worth of U.S. manufactured goods each year, translating to $37,000 in export revenue for every American factory worker, and U.S. agricultural exports to the two countries have quadrupled under the agreement from $8.9 billion in 1993 to $38.1 billion in 2016.
NAFTA supports 14 million jobs, representing thousands of jobs in each of the 50 states. Despite all of its benefits, however, we can do better and there are opportunities to improve the agreement. Modernizing NAFTA to increase market access, expand energy exports to maximize domestic energy production and including provisions on intellectual property and e-commerce will make this agreement even more beneficial to the United States.
Mr. President, your leadership has jump-started our economy. The recent tax reform bill is already leading to economic success across all industries and the stock market is at record highs. The next step to advance the economy requires that we keep NAFTA in place, but modernize it to better reflect our 21st century economy. We look forward to working with you and your administration to make that modernization a reality and bring Americans even greater economic success.

member spotlight: wihlm dental

Wihlm Dental was established in 2008 when Dr. Michelle Wihlm purchased the existing practice of Dr. Roger Jacobsen, who had been in practice for 35 years. Most of their patients are from the Fox Valley of Wisconsin. Wihlm Dental is a practice devoted to providing a lifetime of optimal oral healthcare for their patients. They listen to their patients and make sure they evaluate every patient to give them individual treatment recommendations. They hold themselves to high standards and pride themselves on the relationship and trust they build with their patients.
Their office has a small and friendly atmosphere, the staff at Wihlm Dental not only take pride in helping patients with their oral hygiene, but also by getting to know their patients. It’s a priority for them to help patients realize the importance of good oral health and the effects on your entire body. They have a family practice and see patients of all ages. They provide a wide variety of services including dental hygiene, white composite fillings, sealants, crowns/bridges and cosmetic dentistry. They also offer custom athletic mouth guards. Learn more about Wihlm Dental

new business

Granary Brew Pub – Learn More

O-Town Iron – Learn More




Stay and Play Ruff House – Learn More

monthly events

Where: Fire Escape Art Studio & Gallery, 423 N. Main Street. When: February 16 @ 12 p.m.


Register here for Social Hub.   Register here for A.M. Oshkosh.


Breakfast Briefing: Discipline and Discharge
When: February2018.
Where: von Briesen & Roper, Oshkosh.

7:30 a.m.: Registration, networking and continental breakfast. 8:00 a.m. – Program

Disciplining and terminating employees is often not on the list of what you signed up for as a supervisor. The Chamber brings back this very popular workshop. Read more and register here.

Tax Law Changes – How You Will Be Impacted
The tax reform law is the most significant tax law change in many years. Join us for a broad overview of these updates, including the key provisions and how they impact individuals and businesses. Presentation by Corey Kolbe, of Schenck. Thursday, February 22 at120 Jackson Street, Oshkosh. Register here.

leading from the top – feb. 28

 This series of briefings targets the leaders of small and medium sized businesses to improve organization performance.
When: February 28, 2018,7:30 – 9:00 a.m
Where: 120 Jackson Street, Oshkosh

Everyone talks about accountability but what is it really? How do executives establish a culture of accountability that drives high performance? Read more and Register here.

leadership oshkosh alumni gathering – feb. 21

5 p.m. -8 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ The Waters, 1393 Washington Ave., Oshkosh

Network with fellow Leadership Oshkosh alumni  and the current 2018 class. Attend for a chance to win a one-night say at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Must be present to win. Pass this along to your classmates. The class with the most attendees earns a $100 gift card from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to go towards an Oshkosh area nonprofit of the class’ choice.

Register by February 14th by calling 920-303-2266 or email Attention Alumni: If your contact information is changing and you’d like to stay up to date on LO Alumni Informaition please contact us at 920-303-2266.

Oshkosh Chamber Business Expo 2018

Oshkosh-area businesses and local residents packed the Oshkosh Convention center Thursday, January 25th for the 2018 Business Expo presented by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and Rhyme. More than 90 businesses turned out for this annual event to showcase their products and services and to make new business contacts. Booths were decked out for the “Business at the Beach” theme. Prizes were awarded to the best booths: First Place: Fletcher Chiropractic, Second Place: Best Western Premier Hotel & Conference Center and Third Place: Verve, a credit union.

Exhibitors and guests also took part in a morning State of Community Address thanks to our presenters: Andrew Leavitt, Chancellor: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Mark Harris, County Executive: Winnebago County, Melissa Kohn, Director – Oshkosh Campus: Fox Valley Technical College, Mark Rohloff, City Manager: City of Oshkosh, and  Dr. David Gundlach, Deputy Superintendent: Oshkosh Area School District. Two free educational seminars were also offered during the day. Thank you to Chris Henry of EAA, and Angela Damiani of NEWaukee for presenting to attendees. Also a big thank you to our Seminar Rooms Sponsor The Business News.

The Oshkosh Chamber held its monthly Business After Hours during the expo with the Taste of Oshkosh. People got the chance to try food from area restaurants and caterers. Thanks to our food and beverage sponsors: Benvenuto’s Italian Grill, Dublin’s Irish Pub, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Jimmy Johns, LaSure’s, Manila Resto, Premier Waterfront Catering, The Roxy and Primo, TJ’s Harbor and Oshkosh Country Club. Beverage sponsors: Fox River Brewing Company and Pepsi.

To see more photos from the event head to our Facebook Page! If your business would like to be a part of the 2019 Business Expo, contact Amber Thiel at to receive the early bird special!

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce has recognized Network Health for providing high-quality and cost-effective health plan solutions to Oshkosh-area employers. This partnership will exclusively provide Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce members in Winnebago county with innovative alternatives to costly premiums.

With Network Health’s Assure product, Oshkosh-area employers are able to provide their employees with quality coverage at an affordable cost. The Assure product is a level-funded plan which means employers can benefit from the predictable, fixed monthly rates of a fully-insured plan but only pay for the health care that employees actually get.

Save with network health

To learn more about how your company can take advantage of the premium discount, call your insurance agent. The following are the Network Health Plan Chamber Member authorized insurance agents:

5Gbenefits, LLC – 920-251-9004

Ann Menke Insurance Services – 920-251-5211

Ansay & Associates – 920-235-2764

Associated Financial Group – 920-731-0400

Diedrich Agency – 920-232-4090

Forsite Benefits – 920-593-1911

Hanson Benefits, Inc. – 920-955-1040

Jackson Kahl Insurance – 920-231-5727

JWA Insurance Services – 920-237-5544

Mc Clone Agency – 920-232-4001

Murken Insurance  – 920-651-1500

Richards Insurance – 920-235-1980

T.I.C., Inc – 920-734-8735

Valley Insurance Associates – 920-235-3450