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January 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

Chamber Member Happenings

Oshkosh Livability Profiles 

January New Members

January Ribbon Cuttings

Chamber Members Save 

Monthly Networking Events 

Upcoming Seminars and Social Hubs

2020 Business Expo

New Wittman Terminal Approval

2020 Economic Outlook Breakfast 

Oshkosh Avenue Bridge Closed 

Economic Development Update

Interested in being a Member Spotlight? 

CHAMBER MEMBER HAPPENINGS

Everyday, things change within a Chamber business. The Chamber Member Happenings section provides members a way to keep up to date about what is happening with their neighbors, at other businesses in Oshkosh and throughout the area. This month check out news from:


Oshkosh Community YMCA

Oshkosh Corporation 

Bayland Buildings, Inc. 

EAA

Rhyme 

Bank First 

Ascension at Home


READ MORE


*Submit your press releases to [email protected]

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MEMBER MATTERS IS SPONSORED BY STELLAR BLUE TECHNOLOGIES

OSHKOSH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LIVABILITY PROFILES

The Oshkosh Livability profile magazine has just arrived at the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and is available to the community! Every year, the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce provides these profile magazines that highlight different demographics, statistics, events, businesses, news stories, and successes all within the city of Oshkosh. This magazine is a community lure piece that can help market the community and support your company’s recruitment activities. 

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You can view the profile online HERE or contact Colan Treml at [email protected] to request hard copies.

NEW MEMBERS

Rusch Properties LLC

Contact: Jackie Ludley

(920) 231-8203

3807A State Road 21, Oshkosh

www.ruschproperties.com


Image Studios

Contact: Donna Gehl

(920) 922-6340

1100 S. Lynndale Drive, Appleton

www.imagestudios.com

WLUK Fox 11 / WCWF

Contact: Greg Kent 

(920) 490-1460

787 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay

www.fox11online.com


Takiza Mexican Cuisine 

Contact: Sergio Guerrero 

(920) 385-0693

242 Wisconsin Street, Oshkosh 

JANUARY RIBBON CUTTINGS:

Bank First 

January 10 - 11:00 a.m.

1159 N. Koeller Street, Oshkosh 

Soldierfit

January 17 - 5:00 p.m.

2060 Omro Road, Oshkosh

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*Horicon Bank is a paid Advertiser.

Advertise in Our E-Newsletters

Call 920-303-2266 to Learn More!

CHAMBER MEMBERS SAVE

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Chamber members can save big on Group Health Insurance with Network Health. Learn More and Get Our Agent List Here. 

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Chamber members can save with NationJob, a top 10 internet job board that provides comprehensive recruiting solutions. For more information please contact NationJob directly at 888-256-0919 or e-mail to [email protected]

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Save up to 45% on monthly service with U.S. Cellular. Unlimited Voice and Data with no overages! Must order directly from Dan O’Day. Contact Dan at 920-427-2587 or at [email protected]

UPCOMING MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENTS

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A.M. OSHKOSH:

JANUARY 7: 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Hosted by 

Oshkosh Corporation


REGISTER HERE

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OC CONNECTION BREAKFAST: 

JANURRY 14: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Hempworx


REGISTER HERE

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 

JANUARY 30: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER WATERFRONT HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER

Join us for this month's Business After Hours at the Convention Center. We are offering a "Taste of Oshkosh" area restaurants!


Restaurants offering tastings will be:


Benvenuto’s Italian Grill
Erbert & Gerbert’s
Fox River Brewing Company
Greene’s Pour House
La Sure’s
Premier Waterfront Catering
Red Robin
The Roxy
TJ’s Harbor Restaurant


REGISTER HERE

UPCOMING SEMINARS AND SOCIAL HUBS

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HEALTHY HABITS IN THE WORKPLACE

JANUARY 9: 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Presented by Kate Harrell

Join us and learn how to stay active and healthy in the workplace!


REGISTER HERE

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BREAKFAST BRIEFING 

JANUARY 16: 7:30 a.m. - 

9:00 a.m.

Presented by von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Employment Recruitment Issues for 2020 & Beyond


REGISTER HERE

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SOCIAL HUB 

JANUARY 22: 7:45 a.m. - 

9:00 a.m.

Presented by Chris Burns from BConnected, LLC

Social Media Trends for 2020


REGISTER HERE

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - 2020 BUSINESS EXPO IS COMING SOON

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020

PRESENTED BY NETWORK HEALTH


The 2020 Business Expo is finally here! Mark your calendars!


Over 100 businesses will set up booths and offer a great way to make new connections, broaden your companies brand awareness and learn more about area businesses and upcoming job openings.  


Still haven't reserved your booth yet? 

LIMITED BOOTHS AVAILABLE!

Reserve your booth today by contacting [email protected]oshchamber.com


Schedule for the Day:
11:00am-12:00pm: Exhibitor-to-Exhibitor Hour
12:00pm-7:00pm: Expo is Open to t
he Public
5:00pm-7:00pm: Business After Hours "A Taste of Oshkosh"


MORE INFORMATION HERE:                              

NEW GENERAL AVIATION TERMINAL AT WITTMAN REGIONAL AIRPORT APPROVED

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Supervisors of the Winnebago County Board approved three resolutions to move forward with the construction of a new General Aviation terminal facility at Wittman Regional Airport. Two existing structures located on 20th Avenue will be replaced by a single, more efficient and right-sized facility to appropriately serve the airport, community, and flying public. The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce has supported and advocated for this project. John Casper, President  and CEO of the Chamber, states "As the busiest general aviation airport in Wisconsin, with global significance due to the EAA, Wittman Regional Airport is the gateway to our community. The airport should have a GA Facility that reflects an image worthy of our position in aviation, with a welcoming front door to Oshkosh." 


Jim Schell, the Director of Wittman Regional Airport, expects to have plans finalized and submitted to the Bureau of Aeronautics and the City of Oshkosh in early 2020 with a bid opening in late April. Construction of the new General Aviation terminal is planned to commence as early as May 2020 with completion expected approximately 13 months later. The new facility will be a single-story, 12,500 square foot building. In addition to serving general aviation air traffic, the new building will also provide space for Basler Flight Service, airport administrative offices, space for a rental car operation and meeting rooms available to the general public.


Total construction cost on the project is currently estimated at $6.8 million. Grant assistance from the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics will be received in the amount of $1.8 million with the remaining balance being funded by the county. The total investment includes demolition of both existing facilities, site work and paving for a new parking lot, constructing the new GA terminal and an improved access road from 20th Avenue.

MORE INFORMATION HERE:                              

2020 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST - COMING SOON

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7;15-9:30 A.M.

PRESENTED BY GANTHER CONSTRUCTION


What’s in store for the economy in 2020? That’s the question economist Brian Beaulieu will answer when he speaks at the 2020 Economic Outlook Breakfast sponsored by Ganther Construction | Architecture. Beaulieu will review what happened in 2019 and provide his economic outlook for the future, along with advice to individuals and business owners. 


You're not going to want to miss this... 

Reserve your spot today by contacting Colan Treml at [email protected] 


Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast and the presentation to follow.

MORE INFORMATION HERE:                              

OSHKOSH AVENUE BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION 

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The Oshkosh Avenue Bridge will be closed for a 6 month period - detouring traffic onto Algoma Boulevard and Interstate 41


The Oshkosh Avenue (Highway 21) Bridge will be going under construction and will be closed from January to June in 2020. The state Department of Transportation says crews will be making surface repairs to the bridge's concrete deck, putting an epoxy overlay on the bridge's deck, replacing the approach slabs to the bridge, and blasting and painting several parts of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the construction project. However, the Department of Transportation ensures that work on the bascule span will be complete prior to the start of the boating season in spring 2020. 


For more information, click HERE:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

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Through November of 2019, the Oshkosh Chamber has worked with 89 business cases relative to site location and property sales, financing, business expansion, general market research, and entrepreneurial support.


Smith Elementary School Sale Approved 


The sale of the former Smith Elementary School at 1745 Oregon Street was recently approved for future housing development. The Oshkosh Area School District’s Board of Education approved the sale of the facility to Tim Hess of Invista Analytics along with local developers, Andy Dumke, Cal Schultz and Chet Wesenberg. The 32,690 square foot building sits on a 2.3 acre parcel of land on the Oshkosh's south side. 

 

City Redevelopment Authority Approves Sale of Sawdust District Parcel to Sawdust District Lofts-Oshkosh, LLC


 The city’s Redevelopment Authority agreed to sell a Sawdust District parcel in the 700 Block of S. Main Street to Sawdust District Lofts-Oshkosh, LLC. The proposal was submitted by the NorthPoint Development Corporation and was one of four proposals considered for the site. The developers plan to construct 60 new workforce housing units on the site and are promising to invest over $11 million within the units. The project will include three levels of underground parking and a plaza that would be available for public use. The project still needs to be approved by the Common Council, however, the land sale does not require any further review. 


The Gibson Social Club - New Event Venue to be Developed at 537 N. Main Street.  


A new wedding and event venue is being planned for the former Crescent Moon Antiques Building at 537 N. Main Street in downtown Oshkosh. Local developers Eric and Kristen Hoopman recently purchased the building and plan to create a new event and meeting space that will cater to weddings and wedding receptions. The remodeling of the space will include the addition of a catering kitchen, bathrooms, and three bars including one on a mezzanine level. The entire space will be renovated and will be available for large and small events. The new owners plan to highlight and preserve the buildings historical elements and beauty and will utilize reclaimed or salvaged materials in the process. Plans are to host an “opening” party by mid-summer 2020.


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INTERESTED IN YOUR BUSINESS BEING SHOWCASED IN OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS?

Every month, the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce looks for chamber members to showcase in our "Member Spotlight" section of our newsletter! We look to not only bring public awareness to your business but also shine light on how you operate and function as well.  If you're interested in being a part of our "Member Spotlight" section, please contact [email protected] with a short description of your business and what you may want to be included in the spotlight!       


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120 Jackson Street, Oshkosh WI 54901



920.303.2266 

[email protected]
www.oshkoshchamber.com