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"Lead with optimism" is one of our Management Objectives™ that we reinforce when times are uncertain. The casual reader might picture a business owner or executive stretching her mouth into an awkward Joker smile seconds before ducking into a stand-up to brief her direct reports.

That's not what we mean.

Leading with optimism is about not getting caught up in pessimistic headlines but instead reminding your team to focus on the data that will help you all make better-informed decisions. Our clients and readers can lead with optimism because they have good reason to. "Times of uncertainty" are less so for those who follow the leading indicators and understand the cyclical nature of markets and the economy.

Find out three reasons to be an optimistic leader today: 


August 3 | 7:45-9:00 AM

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AM Oshkosh will be held at Fox River Valley Ethanol in August! 


Fox River Valley Ethanol processes locally grown corn to generate a renewable resource, securing energy independence while creating other useful products for agriculture and industry.


Join us for a morning of breakfast and networking at Fox River Valley Ethanol and get a behind the scenes look at the very place that produces 150,000 gallons of ethanol daily and over 50 million gallons annually right here in Oshkosh. 


Fun fact: 80% is sold in the state of Wisconsin


We hope you can join us!


August 10 | 7:45-9:00 AM

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OC Connection is designed to bring businesses together to prosper. We encourage you to give business referrals, and present a one-minute "elevator speech" to your business peers at this event.


August 23 | 5:00-7:00 PM

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One evening each month, make numerous business contacts and find new customers at our informal after-hours social! Business After Hours gives you a chance to meet other Chamber members at a different local business each month. Bring your business cards and join us!

Member Price: $10.00
Non-member Price: $20.00



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Our Annual Meeting with be taking place on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Part of the evening's program includes an awards ceremony. We are beginning to accept nominations for Small Business of the Year.

Do you know of a small business deserving of this award? Please submit your nominations to [email protected]



July's AM Oshkosh was at AEGIS Financial, located at 530 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh. Attendees got a tour of their new and improved space and gained an understanding of the different services AEGIS Financial has to offer.

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The golf outing is officially SOLD OUT, however opportunities still exist to sponsor a hole or tee and we hope you join us for our 19th Hole Reception! 

See sponsorship information below: 

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This event is a fundraiser for the Chamber to support activities such as our economic development and business programs. The outing raffle is one of the highlights of the event and we are currently looking for the following items to include in our raffle:


Tickets: to sporting events, concerts, theme parks, and performance and theater events 

• Gift certificates and gift baskets: restaurants, shopping, rounds of golf, spa packages, wine/beer, etc. 

 • Other items: overnight stays, private dinners, date night packages, wine tastings, brewery packages, outdoor sports (hunting, boating, fishing, sports items), electronic items, jewelry, household appliances, outdoor items such as grills/patio furniture.


As a thank you for your generosity your company will be listed as a sponsor of the raffle in our program, signage at the outing, and in post event E-news.

If you would like to sponsor a raffle prize or have questions please contact Makenna Uhen at [email protected] or 920-303-2265 ext. 16.




Oshkosh and Winnebago County unemployment rates saw an increase in June but still remain historically low.  The unemployment rates for Oshkosh and Winnebago County remained consistently low along with other areas in our region as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD).     



The data indicated that the unemployment rate for June 2022 was 3.6%, up from 2.5% in May of 2022 but down from 4.6% in June of 2021.  There were 33,550 Oshkosh City residents working this year in June vs. 33,652 last year, for a loss of 102 workers year over year.  This trend also follows the reduction in total labor force numbers in June from 35,270 in June 2021 to 34,800 in June 2022.     



The Winnebago County unemployment rate for June 2022 was 3.2%, up from 2.5% in May of 2022 but down from 4% in June of 2021.    


There are 89,681 Winnebago County residents working this year vs. 88,954 last year, for a net loss of 273 workers.  Winnebago County’s labor force also declined in June from 93,707 in June 2021 to 92,692 in June 2022.            



The Wisconsin June 2022 unemployment rate was 3.5%, up from 2.9% in May of 2022, but down from 6.1% in June of 2021.   In June there were 3,044,300 statewide residents working this year vs. 3,033,003last year, for a gain of 11,297 workers.  The 3.5% statewide unemployment rate remains below the national average of 3.8%.           


Please contact Rob Kleman, Senior VP of Economic Development at the Oshkosh Chamber at [email protected] or 920-303-2265, ext. 14 for more information or any questions relating to this data.    

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What kind of seminars would you like to see the Oshkosh Chamber provide its membership? Are you interested in hosting a seminar?

We are looking for topics and presenters for seminars starting again in September. 

Contact [email protected]


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The fall 2022 series consists of four, 2-hour sessions. Each session will be held from 7:30-9:30 AM at the Oshkosh Chamber office. Upon completion, each participant will be issued a certificate. $275 covers all four sessions for Chamber Members. Reduced rates are available for groups.

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Trombone Shorty / Gov't Mule | August 18

Dirty Honey | August 25

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Professional Development Series

with Michael Patton

August 3 | 7:30AM

Join us for our next Professional Development Series with Michael Patton, Director of the UWO Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and Lecturer in the College of Business Department of Information Systems.

Patton will be diving into the topic of digital transformation, digital hype vs. digital reality, and how technological advances may (or may not) impact organizations in the future.

Breakfast will be provided

The event will be held in room #201 of the UW Oshkosh Culver Family Welcome Center

Volunteer at Washington Elementary School

August 15 | 4:30PM

Join Propel Young Professionals to volunteer at Washington Elementary School where we will be helping clean up their garden beds. Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty, closed toes shoes and bring gloves and a shovel.

Morning Member Mingle at Elsewhere Market

August 17 | 7:30AM

Join us for our Propel Young Professionals Morning Member Mingle at Elsewhere Market & Coffee House.

To register for any of these events, click below.


Check the Propel website and Facebook page 

for information about upcoming events!


Bank First Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Hometown Bancorp, Ltd- Bank First Corporation (Nasdaq: BFC) (“Bank First” or “the Company”), the holding company of Bank First, N.A., announced today the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Hometown Bancorp, Ltd. (“Hometown”), parent company of Hometown Bank, a Wisconsin state-chartered bank, under which Bank First has agreed to acquire 100% of the common stock of Hometown in a combined stock-and-cash transaction. Read More

Community First Credit Union honored with Raddon financial strength award 14 consecutive years-Community First Credit Union has been honored with the 2022 Crystal Performance Award by Raddon, a Fiserv Company, during its annual recognition of the top U.S. credit unions for financial performance. It marks the 14th consecutive year Community First has received the award for financial strength. Read More

First-of-Its-Kind Illuminated Sculpture Exhibition Makes Exclusive Debut at The Paine- “The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark” will run Aug. 8-Oct. 30 and offer a once-in-a-lifetime, immersive art experience in Oshkosh Read More

Horicon Bank and Cornerstone Community Bank make plans to merge- Horicon Bank and Cornerstone Community Bank, based in Grafton, Wisconsin announce plans to merge, pending customary regulatory and shareholder approvals. Read More

J. J. Keller Announces Lacie Callan as Executive Vice President of Technology Solutions– Lacie Callan has been named Executive Vice President of Technology Solutions at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the leading provider of safety and compliance solutions across North America. In this role, Callan will oversee technology development, product management operations and client success for a diversified portfolio of products that help clients manage risk and comply with complex federal, state and local regulations. Read More

Mercy Medical Center is Looking for Reception Desk Volunteers- Mercy Medical Center is looking for volunteer help at the Reception Desks. Read More

TitanFest event happening September 6- This is an event for employers to purchase a table to reach out to students with part-time employment that they can earn money while taking their classes.  TitanFest is for part-time employment for UWO students.  They also have a large career fair twice a year, fall and spring. This fair is for full time employment and internships.    All reservations go through Handshake, our job and event platform.

United Way names Beth Oswald as the new CEO- The Oshkosh Area United Way’s (OAUW) Board of Directors announces the selection of Beth Oswald as its new president and CEO starting in September. Read More



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Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce members have access to high-quality health care coverage at an exclusive, cost-effective premium through Network Health. 

Contact your health insurance agent or call 800-276-8004 to learn more about the exclusive premium discount through Network Health.


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The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following members who renewed their memberships during the month of July.

A.P. Nonweiler Co Inc.

Advocate Aurora Health Inc.

Alban Ltd.

Algoma Financial Group

Baker Tilly

Bay Lakes Council, Boy Scouts

Benvenuto's Italian Grill

Best Wester Premier Waterfront Hotel

Budget Blinds

Comfort Suites Oshosh

Community First Credit Union

Copper Hall

Eastside Market

Fair Acre Townhomes, LLC

Festival Foods

Fill & Bills Poklasny Funeral

Fox Valley Plastic Surgery

Fox World Travel Future Bucks

Gabert Management Services

Gauthier Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Glacier Dental


Heartland Business Systems

La Quinta

Lauber Business Partners

Legacy Private Trust Company

Little Caesars

Mark & Susie's Piggly Wiggly

McCleer Law Office, LLC

Miravida Living

Network Health Inc.

Northwestern Mutual

Oshkosh Heating & Air

Parker Hannifin Corp

Pioneer Marina

R&R Insurance Services

Radio Plus


Remley Law, S.C.

Responder Services LLC 

Richard's School of the Dance

Rogan Shoes


Service Master Recovery

ServPro of Winnebago County

SNC Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Stannard Dry Cleaners

Thomas James Real Estate, LLC

Woodward Communications

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