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February 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

Chamber Member Happenings

Business After Hours Yearly Pass

February New Members

February Ribbon Cuttings

2020 Economic Outlook Breakfast

Chamber Members Save 

Monthly Networking Events 

Upcoming Seminars and Social Hubs

2020 Business Outlook Survey Results 

2020 Spring Elections

West Side Association Developers Panel


 

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:


Alro Steel Corporation 

KerberRose

Omni Glass & Paint  

Oshkosh Area United Way 

Oshkosh Corporation

The Boys & Girls Club 

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation 

von Briesen & Roper, s.c. 


READ MORE


*Submit your press releases to [email protected]

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MEMBER MATTERS IS SPONSORED BY STELLAR BLUE TECHNOLOGIES

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GET YOUR ANNUAL PASS TO BUSINESS AFTER HOURS FOR ONLY $60.00


By purchasing an annual pass for our BAH events, you will automatically be registered for the next eleven Business After Hours! These passes run from January 2020 through December 2020. Some of this year's event locations include Fletch's Local Tap House, Fox River Brewing Company, and Benvenuto's Italian Grill!


To reserve your pass, please contact Joan Hildebrand at (920) 303-2265 Extension 10 or at [email protected]        

NEW MEMBERS

Anytime Fitness - Oshkosh 

Contact: Chris Wersal 

(920) 424-5000

312 N. Koeller Street, Oshkosh 

www.anytimefitness.com


Thunderbird Bakery 

Contact: Trent Wester

(920) 379-4666

1335 Planeview Drive, Ste. 6, Oshkosh

www.thunderbirdbakery.com


Oshkosh Food Co-op

Contact: Brends Haines 

(920) 312-7220

P.O. Box 722, Oshkosh 

www.oshkoshfoodcoop.com


The Courtyard at Oshkosh 

Contact: Bobbi Jo Dorsey 

(920) 969-8020

3851 Jackson Street, Oshkosh

www.thecourtyardatoshkosh.com


Menominee Nation Arena 

Contact: Carolynn Fields 

(920) 309-8350

1212 S. Main Street, Oshkosh

www.menomineenationarena.com


Magnet Billards Bar and Grill LLC

Contact: Tylor Peterson

(920) 410-2421

519 N. Main Street, Oshkosh 

www.themagnetbar.com 

G. Earl Real Estate

Contact: Gary Eake

(920) 426-0417

947 Trillium Trail, Oshkosh 

www.gebaker.com


Darling Ingredients, Inc.

Contact: Ed Frakes 

(920) 361-2092

W694 White Ridge Road, Berlin

www.darlingii.com


Schulze Exteriors, LLC

Contact: Casey Schulze

(920) 379-4788

3075 Shorewood Drive, Oshkosh 

www.schulzeexteriorsoshkosh.com


Shawn Dockry - State Farm Insurance

Contact: Shawn Dockry

(920) 335-1960

1040 S. Koeller Street, Oshkosh 

www.statefarm.com/agent/us/wi


Crotty & Associates - Ameriprise

Contact: Troy Sommerfeld

(920) 841-4783

W6228 Communication Court, Appleton 

www.ameripriseadvisors.com


FEBRUARY RIBBON CUTTINGS:

The Magnet Billiards and Bar

February 17 - 11:00 a.m.

519 N. Main Street, Oshkosh 

Adventure Games

February 25 - 11:30 a.m.

408 N. Main Street, Oshkosh

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*The Special Olympics is a paid advertiser.

Advertise in our newsletters - 

Call (920) 303-2265 to learn more!

2020 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST - 

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY

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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... 

Space is limited! 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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS SAVE WITH...

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Chamber Members Save on Payroll Services with Advanced Payroll Solutions. Learn More Here.

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Chamber Members Save on Office Supplies at Rhyme. 

Call (800) 362-4333  and mention your Chamber membership.

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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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OC CONNECTION BREAKFAST: 

FEBRUARY 4: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the

 Winnebago County Fair Association


REGISTER HERE

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A.M. OSHKOSH:

FEBRUARY 5: 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Hosted by 

Home Care Assistance


REGISTER HERE

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 

February 26: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by

Benvenuto's Italian Grill 


REGISTER HERE

UPCOMING SEMINARS AND SOCIAL HUBS

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LEADING FROM THE TOP: 1st Session 

BETTER BY CONFLICT

February 13: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Presented by Differentiating Strategies

Learn how you can turn workplace conflict into a positive force!


REGISTER HERE

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BREAKFAST BRIEFING 

February 20: 7:30 a.m. - 

9:00 a.m.

Presented by von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Security, Breaches & Privacy Issues in the Workplace


REGISTER HERE

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THE EVOLUTION OF RECRUITMENT  

February 27: 7:45 a.m. - 

9:00 a.m.

Presented by Spectrum Reach and Kathryn Searles



REGISTER HERE

2020 BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEY RESULTS

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How’s business shaping up in Oshkosh for 2020? That is the question we asked local CEOs, business managers and owners.


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 2020 and beyond. We found that 81.8% of the participating CEOs rate their companies’ outlook as good to excellent in the next 6 months and 77.7% rate their outlook as good to excellent in the next 1 – 3 years. 


Of the local CEOs and business owners who participated in our annual Business Outlook Survey, 67 percent reported that sales increased in 2019 over the previous year, 64 percent indicated that profits were up, and 75 percent increased wages. This past year, 49 percent of reporting companies added staff to their payrolls. In 2019, 79 percent of the respondents indicated that their companies met or exceeded profitability expectations. Those companies missing the mark on profitability expectations cited higher operating costs and sales shortfall, along with increased taxes.


When asked their forecasts for 2020, 83% believe that sales will out-perform the previous year’s sales level and 57% expect to add employees. Overall, participating firms expect sales gains according to 69% of the reporting companies in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter. 78% of these companies expect sales increases in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019.  60% of area CEOs expect to hire more people in 2020 and 50% expect to make a capital expenditure. While this is all very good news, business leaders report that finding qualified workers remains a challenge, with 30% indicating they have job openings that are unfilled.  Over one-third of the respondents cited recruiting qualified labor to fill current job openings as an obstacle to growing their business.


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND RESULTS HERE:                          

SPRING ELECTIONS ARE COMING - APRIL 7, 2020

Elections for the Oshkosh Common Council and Oshkosh Area School District Board of Education are coming on April 7th. There are six people running for three seats on the Common Council and three people running for two open seats on the Oshkosh Area School Board.The following are the candidates running for election:


Common Council:


Incumbents: Matt Mugerauer and Bill Miller

Challengers: Lynnsey Erickson, Michael Ford, Robert Wilcox and Danny Garcia. 


Board of Education:

 

Incumbents: Barb Herzog and Bob Poeschl

Challenger: Jen Sullivan


Every year, the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce asks the candidates a variety of questions on behalf of our members. If you would like a specific question asked, please submit them to Colan Treml at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on February 7.

WEST SIDE ASSOCIATION DEVELOPERS PANEL

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The West Side Association will be holding a Developers Panel on February 4th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at La Sure's Banquet Hall. The panel of developers will discuss the projects they are working on in the Oshkosh area. The cost for the event is $5 and it includes a full breakfast! The following panelists will be present: 


- Steve Hoopman - Commercial Realtor at First Weber 

- Joy Hannemann - Merge Urban Development

Tim Hess - Real Estate Analyst Consultant and Developer 

Brenda Haines - President of the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors 

- A representative from the Mineshaft Restaurant


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 


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120 Jackson Street, Oshkosh WI 54901



920.303.2266 

[email protected]
www.oshkoshchamber.com