JUNE 2022


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Chamber News

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Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

May Golf Outing Recap

Oshkosh Developments


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Member Alert- Bridge Closure

Business Briefs

Leadership Oshkosh Graduation

New Members & Renewals


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Oshkosh Chamber Appoints New President & CEO

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously at its May 27 Board meeting to appoint Rob Kleman as the new President and CEO of the organization. Kleman is currently the Oshkosh Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development. Kleman has served in various economic development roles for the Oshkosh Chamber since 1990. He will begin his new role on January 1, 2023. John Casper, current President and CEO, announced he will retire on December 31, 2022.

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A Transition Committee was established consisting of members of the Oshkosh Chamber Board of Directors to develop a process and succession plan that will lead to the selection of the new President & CEO. The QTI Group, an executive search firm, was hired to conduct a CEO search and candidate evaluation on behalf of the Board of Directors.   

Oshkosh Chamber Board Chair Joan Woldt commented, “on behalf of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and its membership, we are extremely pleased with Rob’s commitment to our community and the Chamber.  This is a well-deserved promotion.  Rob is a strong leader who brings extensive experience, understanding and a commitment to economic development, membership, sustainability and relationship building to this position. Please congratulate and support him as he transitions to his new role.”

“I am honored to be selected as the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce’s next President and CEO. I look forward to working with the Chamber Board of Directors, staff, our membership and volunteers, and other community partners as we advance the mission of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce,” stated Kleman.

Trina Woldt Named New Director of Leadership Oshkosh

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The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Oshkosh native Trina Woldt as the new Director of Leadership Oshkosh. Since 2017, the program has been under the supervision of Patti Andresen-Shew, who recently announced her retirement.

Aside from being a Leadership Oshkosh Alum, Woldt brings a variety of experiences to her new role with the Chamber. Her most recent position was held with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group as their Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to this, she held various positions with the Paine Art Center, American Girl and ad agencies mcgarrybowen and FCB Global. 

Woldt also serves on various Boards, including Kitchen Possible and the Paine Art Center. “The Oshkosh Chamber is excited to welcome Trina to the team. Her past experiences and bright personality are sure to lead our future Leadership Oshkosh classes to success,” said John Casper, President & CEO of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce.

"As the Director of Leadership Oshkosh, I look forward to connecting participants to various areas of our community, sharing the challenges we face and inspiring compassionate leaders to get actively involved in improving the quality of life for everyone in the community," said Woldt.


"My  favorite quote is by Maya Angelou ‘I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’"

Deadline is TODAY! 

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June 8 | 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. 


June 15 | 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


June 21 | 7:30-9:00 AM

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AM Oshkosh is back. Join us for networking and light breakfast at Corrim Company! 

Hope to see you there!


Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, or know someone who demonstrates leadership in our community and would make a great addition to our board? 

Please direct any interest or nominations to [email protected] for consideration by June 17, 2022. 


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The Oshkosh Chamber is looking for volunteer groups to assist with concession sales this summer at Waterfest! Participating organizations will receive a percentage of the concession sales to go towards their cause. This is a great way to get involved and give back! 

Interested in helping out? 

Contact John Casper at [email protected]



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Interested in sponsorship opportunities? 

Please contact John at [email protected] 



June 3 | 4:30PM

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Want to take a mini float on the Cruisin' Tiki boat at their grand opening celebration? Spaces are limited! 

If you sign up, please be sure to show up for your time slot 5 minutes early to fill out a waiver. If for any reason you cannot make your scheduled time, please contact [email protected] so we can give your spot to the next in line.


June 27 | 4:00PM

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Thank you to everyone for being a part of our Oshkosh Corporation-Bank First Chamber Golf Invitational yesterday at the Oshkosh Country Club on May 23! Whether you were a sponsor, golfer or attended our reception, we appreciate your participation and are grateful to have had such a beautiful, fun day on the course.

 A special thank you to Oshkosh Corporation, Bank First and the Oshkosh Country Club for helping to make the day possible.

We hope to see you again next year or at our August 15 outing, which you can register for online.

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Lakeshore Development Announces New Hotel

Lakeshore Development of Oshkosh recently announced that they will be developing a Tru by Hilton Hotel along Oshkosh Avenue.  The hotel will be developed in conjunction with American Companies and Kinseth Hospitality Management and will include a 90-room, 4 story hotel with construction commencing in the Fall of 2022 or Early Spring 2023 with an opening expected for Spring of 2024.  The same development group recently opened the new 103 room TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the same area.


Another Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins Store Coming to Oshkosh  

Oshkosh should see the development of its second Dunkin/Baskin Robbins store after the city Plan Commission approved a recommendation to develop a drive thru at the former La Sure’s Restaurant site on the northwest corner of South Park Avenue and Ripple Lane.  An O’Reilly Auto Parts Store will also be developed on the neighboring site to the northeast.    


Construction on Camping World Under Way

Construction began this month on a new Camping World store at 3855 S. Washburn Street. The new 35,000 square foot retail store and RV Sales dealership will be located on a 13 acre site near the OshVegas Palms Resort.  


Construction continues along Oshkosh Avenue

Construction continues on the new Popeyes Chicken in addition to The Taqueria and Teriyaki Madness along Oshkosh Avenue.  The Teriyaki Madness project received a loan from the Oshkosh Chamber’s OAEDC Revolving Loan Fund program for small businesses.  In addition, Fox Communities Credit Union opened in their new location at 1870 Oshkosh Avenue.  First Weber Real Estate also relocated from its offices on 6th and Oregon to the new office building at 1660 Oshkosh Avenue, Suite 100 in April.

Cruisin’ Tikis Oshkosh Coming to the Fox River

A new Coast-Guard certified, six passenger floating tiki boat equipped with a bar, Bluetooth sound system and cooler is ready to sail on the Fox River this summer.  Oshkosh residents Joe and Tammy Lefeber launched this family-owned business this spring and plan their first cruises in early June. 


This is the first Cruisin’ Tiki venture in Wisconsin and it was funded in part by a loan through the Oshkosh Chamber’s OAEDC Revolving loan fund program for small businesses.  The Cruisin’ Tiki boat will be docked at the Fox River Brewing Company and customers can bring their own food and beverages or purchase Tiki-To-Go food and drink from the Fox River Brewing Company.          

Cabrini School Lofts Project Completed 

Northpointe Development held an open house on May 25th for their recently completed apartment complex at 619 Merritt Avenue in the former Cabrini School.  The redevelopment project includes 33 senior living units and leasing activities are beginning immediately. 


Oshkosh Unemployment Rate Falls in April 

The Oshkosh jobless rate continues to remain at historic lows.  The unemployment rate for April of 2022 was 2.3% compared to 2.5% in March of 2022 and 3.7% in April of 2021.  There are 370 more Oshkosh City residents working in April of 2022 vs. 2021 while its labor force increased by 110 people during the same timeframe. 


For more information contact Rob Kleman, Oshkosh Chamber Senior Vice President of Economic Development at [email protected] or 920-303-2265, ext. 14.   

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Leadership Breakfast with COTS

Held at the Oshkosh Chamber building

June 9 | 7:30AM

Join us to learn about the COTS program and their involvement in the community.

Extend Your Web

June 13 | 5:45PM

Join us for an exciting evening of baseball with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders while taking advantage of the opportunity to network with members of Coastal YP (Sheboygan), Propel (Oshkosh) and YPF (Fond du Lac). Enjoy the game from the new "Rounding Third" space which provides access to popular yard games, a full-service bar, and excellent views of the field.
Gates open at 5:35p with a presentation on the "Business of Baseball" to begin at 5:45p.
Digital tickets will be shared with registrants in advance of the game.

To register for any of these events, click below.


Check the Propel website and Facebook page 

for information about upcoming events!


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The Oshkosh Visitors Information Center is the one-stop for all AirVenture and community information to enhance the overall guest experience. The volunteers for the Oshkosh Visitors Center are key to creating a pleasant experience for our AirVenture guests. You will engage and welcome guests as well as answer questions about the Oshkosh area and the AirVenture event including providing directions, recommendations, assistance, and information as needed.

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Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge remains closed in downtown Oshkosh as bridge engineers investigate gear components.


For more information, contact:

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager

[email protected], (920) 570-2402


Comfort Cabinet lends a helping hand to those in need - Oshkosh Public Library has always been home to stacks of books, trusted information, lively programs and crucial services. Now, it is also a pickup point for essential hygiene items not covered by government assistance programs. Read More 

Community First Credit Union names Jennifer Glovacki VP of Investment Team - Jennifer Glovacki has been named Vice President of Investment Services with Community First Financial Advisors, a full-service investment program offered through CUSO Financial Services (CFS). Read More

Food Co-Op launches Grocery Gad The Grocery Gad is a weekly walking club for members of the public who want to take a one- to two-mile walk with people who share a similar interest. Read More

Major changes at 95.9 Kiss FM (WKSZ-FM) Green Bay/Appleton/Oshkosh - Woodward Radio Group Top 40 (CHR) station 95.9 KISS FM (WKSZ) has named REED PETITPREN their new Afternoon Host and Digital Content Creator, and EDGAR YBARRA its new Music Director and Midday Host. Read More

ThedaCare is celebrating a major milestone - ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah will break ground on Emergency Department (ED) to expand, redesign and create additional care space. Read More

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Thirty-eight students graduated on May 25th from the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program held at The Waters. During the program, participants serve as adjunct members on 31 different boards and committees throughout the community as well as leading a community fundraiser raising over $19,400 to benefit Lakeland Care and the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Leadership Oshkosh Program. A focus of funds raised will be to host a Resource/Job Fair on October 5th coordinated by Lakeland Care benefiting those with disabilities.

Congratulations to the following graduates:

•Lia Cummings, 4imprint
•Dayton Stumpf, Advocate Aurora Health
•Heather Brown, Alliance Laundry Systems
•Jessica Godina, Amcor
•Greta Shimon, Amcor
•Jenna Vis, Ascension Mercy Hospital
•Emily Stadtmueller, Aurora Medical Center
•Jack Fischer, Bank First
•Rebecca Neubauer, Cesa 6
•Alicia Gehrig, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
•Jessi Balcom, City of Oshkosh
•Luke Alger, City of Oshkosh
•Diane Moran, City of Oshkosh
•Teresa Parker, Crossroads Technical Consulting
•Denise Holz, Day by Day Warming Shelter
•Sarah Averkamp, Evergreen Retirement Community
•Dianna Stiefvater, Fletcher Chiropractic Office
•Tanna Hanson, Fox Valley Technical College
•Sarah Ziegelbauer, Franciscan Courts
•Patricia Langkau, Knight Barry Title Group
•Lois Reischl, Lourdes Academy
•Kimberly Maki, Miravida Living
George Thada, Nicolet National Bank
•Heather Seraphine, Olson Legal Group
•Theresa Duren, OASD Education Foundation
•Bryan Davis, Oshkosh Area School District
•Julie Richman-Halvorson, Oshkosh Corporation
•Brittney Maehl, Oshkosh Corporation 
•Eric Koehler, Physical Achievement Center 
•Josh Kujawa, Silver Star Brands
•Kaitlyn Scoville, Oshkosh Herald
•Christopher Corbin, Trinity Episcopal Church
•Jean Wolfgang, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
•Allison Bucciferro, Verve, a Credit Union
•Rob Ketter, Verve, a Credit Union
•Adam Breest, Winnebago County
•Greg Cianciolo, Winnebago County Sherriff 
•Lindsey McMullin, YMCA


Cruisin' Tikis

1501 Arboretum Drive (Boat Dock)


Rogue Wave Marketing

111 E. Wisconsin Ave, Neenah


Heartland Payment Systems

2402 Maple Ave, Fond Du Lac


Neubauer Land Management, LLC

N9461 Ladwig Lane, Berlin


Website coming soon!

Alpha Barbershop LLC

244 Wisconsin Ave, Oshkosh


TeLindert Agency-Farmer's Insurance

Marty TeLindert

303 Pearl Ave, Oshkosh


Gardina's Kitchen & Bar

448 N. Main Street, Oshkosh


Ruby Owl Tap Room

421 N. Main Street, Oshkosh


Badger Federal Services Inc.

2701 S. Oakwood Road, Oshkosh


Tara Rudy Photography

558 N. Main Street, Oshkosh


Advanced Bed Bug Preparation LLC

1335 Planeview Dr. Suite #3, Oshkosh


Century 21 Ace

303 South Bluemound Drive, Appleton





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Have you gotten your Network Health Insurance quote?

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.


A printable, pre-activated prescription savings card for Oshkosh Chamber members. Everyone is eligible to save up to 75% on prescriptions with no paperwork to fill out and no limits on usage. It even covers many pet prescriptions!


Chamber members can save money every time they make a local or long distance call, just by switching to Northern Telephone and Data.


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


5G Benefits

A&W Drive In

Alliance Laundry Systems

American Red Cross

Ann Marie Unlimited, Inc LLC

Aspire Senior Living

Barley & Hops Pub

Belter Financial Design


Carpetland USA Inc


City of Oshkosh 

Clifton Larsen Allen

Coe Administrators, LLC

CR Meyer

Creative Sign

D&J Quality Construction

D&M Rentals

Dale Hotovec- State Farm Insurance

Derby Molded Products

Dockside Tavery

Dowling Construction, Inc

Dr. Jill's Optical Shoppe

Drucks Sudden Service

E.C. Merrill Plumbing Heating AC

Fleet Farm

Fox Valley Workforce Development Board

Girbau North America

Green 3

Hirschberg Law, LLC

Independence Financial LLC 

J&R Auto Service

J. Stadler Machine

James A Mather

Jeff's On Rugby

Keller Williams Oshkosh

Kenley Steinert

Lake Breeze Golf Course

Lakeland Care

Lamers Bus Lines

McDonald's Restaurants of Oshkosh

Oblio's Lounge

Omni Glass & Paint

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Oshkosh Corp

Oshkosh Country Club

Oshkosh Door Company


Sanguine LLC

Sawyer Creek Orthodontics

SBS Plumbing

Schmitt Title, LLC

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Spare Space Self Storage

Stuarts Landscaping

Suttner Accounting Inc

The Roxy Supper Club

Tower View Investment Mgmt

Wald Wire Manufacturing



Wisconsin Early Autism (Learn)

Wisconsin Industrial Floors

WT Financial Services

Youngwirth Associates


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