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JUNE 2023

IN THIS ISSUE

Oshkosh Chamber News

Leadership Oshkosh Applications
Economic Development Updates

Programs & Services

May Golf Outing Recap

Amplify

Workforce & Talent Development

Ribbon Cuttings

West Side Association
Business Briefs
Waterfest
New Members 

Membership Renewals

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Member Matters is sponsored by Stellar Blue Technologies

Brianna Gonnering Joins Chamber Staff

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The Oshkosh Chamber is excited to welcome Brianna Gonnering as its new Special Events Coordinator. Gonnering recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with her Bachelors in communication studies. Previously, she has held roles with SECURA Insurance and the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. "We are very excited to have Brianna joining our team," said Rob Kleman, President & CEO

at the Oshkosh Chamber. "She brings with her a positive attitude and a fresh perspective." 


Gonnering will be directly responsible for the planning and executing of Chamber events including Business After Hours, AM Oshkosh, seminars, the Business Expo, golf outings and more.

Blaz Daul Joins Chamber Staff

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The Oshkosh Chamber is excited to welcome Blaz Daul as its new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Daul graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with his Bachelors in marketing. Previously, he has held roles with Smart IS International and American Marketing and Publishing. 


"Blaz is no stranger to the Chamber," said Rob Kleman, President & CEO at the Oshkosh Chamber.

"He has preciously supported our efforts with our Amplify Oshkosh program and is a great addition to our Chamber team." 


Daul will be directly responsible for implementing and maintaining the Oshkosh Chamber's marketing, PR and communications plan. 

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Get to know other people at the Oshkosh Chamber with our newest networking opportunity, Oshkosh Chamber Network Builder!


You can learn more by visiting our website.

Apply for the Leadership Oshkosh program by July 1!

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Leadership Oshkosh is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals who share a basic interest in and commitment to the Oshkosh community. Its mission is to inspire and empower people to make a difference in the community.

Leadership participants share these basic characteristics:

  • Demonstrated or potential community involvement through volunteering.
  • Present or potential leadership role in an organization relative to an individual’s interests or experience.
  • Ability and interest to complete the Leadership Oshkosh program and contribute to the future success of the Oshkosh community through professional and personal development.

For more information, click here.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

  • Mackson Corners, 74 unit apartment complex is finishing construction and beginning to allow renters in units that are finished. Remainder of leasing is set to begin June 1st.
  • The 28 unit Miles Kimball redevelopment is back on schedule with the expectation of being done by September 1st
  • The Mill on Main apartment complex will begin construction as soon as possible. 
  • $76 million ThedaCare / Froedert project still planning for July 1st – presubmittal with the city is coming soon. 
  • Chilis has broken ground and will be located in front of the old Shopko on S Koeller St
  • The old Golden Corral site at 580 S Koeller has been demolished and cleared – Panda Express has broken ground.
  • According to the City of Oshkosh’s housing study done in March of 2022, the City of Oshkosh will need 1,700 residential units by the year 2030 in order to keep up with the demand of the cities growing population. As of today, there are 865 approved units that are currently undergoing development or planned to be constructed. 

OSHKOSH APRIL 2023 JOBLESS RATE REMAINS THE SAME


The unemployment rates for Oshkosh and Winnebago County remained consistently low in April along with other areas in our region as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD).


CITY OF OSHKOSH EMPLOYMENT DATA

The data indicated that the unemployment rate for April 2023 was 1.9%, down from 2.2% in April of 2022 and remained the same as March of 2023. There were 34,030 Oshkosh City residents working this year in Apil vs. 33,155 last year, for a total gain of 875 workers year over year. The total labor force numbers in April were 34,701 in 2023 versus 33,903 in April 2022.


WINNEBAGO COUNTY EMPLOYMENT DATA

The Winnebago County unemployment rate for April 2023 was 1.8%, lower from 2.3% in April of 2022 and slightly lower from 1.9% in March of 2023. There were 90,963 Winnebago County residents working this year vs. 88,624 last year, for a net gain of 2,339 workers. Winnebago County’s labor force also decreased slightly in April from 92,645 in April 2022 to 90,745 in April 2023.


WISCONSIN and US EMPLOYMENT DATA

The Wisconsin April 2023 unemployment rate was 2.3%, down from 2.5% in March of 2023 and lower from last year’s April number of 2.8%. In April there were 3,027,047 statewide residents working this year vs. 2,980,116 last year, for a gain of 46,4931 workers. The 2.3% statewide unemployment rate remains below the national average of 3.3%.

Please contact Colan Treml, Economic Development Director at the Oshkosh Chamber at [email protected] or 920-303-2265, ext. 20 for more information or any questions relating to this data.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Upcoming Events & Seminars

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Thank you for a successful May Golf Outing!

The Oshkosh Corporation-Bank First Chamber Invitational was held at the Oshkosh Country Club on May 22 and was a huge success. It was the perfect day on the course with just over 100 golfers. We appreciate everyone's participation, including all of our sponsors who helped make this day possible. 


We hope you're able to join us on August 14 for the Oshkosh Corporation-Bank First Chamber Classic at Lake Breeze! Registration is now open

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Presenting Sponsors:

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Pregame Beverage Sponsor Luncheon Sponsor Reception Sponsor

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Hole Sponsors:

Advanced Bed Bug Preparation

Aspire Senior Living

Fox Communities Credit Union

Home Care Assistance

Horicon Bank

J&R Auto Service

Muza Sheet Metal Co. LLC

Norwex- Elizabeth Lee Franzen

Network Health

Oshkosh Marine Supply Co. 

PepsiCo.

Schmick Agency

Smart IS International

Stellar Blue Technologies

The Taqueria

Valley Express

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Registration is now open for the Oshkosh Corporation-Bank Firs Chamber Golf Classic taking place August 14 at Lake Breeze Golf Club! We are seeking sponsorships and donations for this event. Please contact Nathan Born [email protected] for more information!

AMPLIFY

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Amplify Oshkosh is partnering with Shea Electric, Horicon Bank, Homan Automotive, and Bergstrom Automotive to bring you an educational and incredible opportunity to learn about the expanding EV ecosystem. 


Enjoy delicious food and beverages, listen to great music, and even get behind the wheel of the latest electric cars! 

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Workforce & Talent Development

This month, our Education & Talent Management Director, Julie Davids: 

  • Partnered with four local healthcare organizations to interview nearly 15 high school juniors and seniors for real life open C.N.A. positions. A couple of offers were made. Companies represented were Evergreen, Lakeshore Manor, Aspire and Home Care Assistance.

  • Partnered with three local healthcare organizations to meet with juniors and seniors who are interested in going into the health & science career pathway. Ryan Dentistry, Physical Achievement Center and Chronic Care Partners represented jobs in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, health care management, dentistry, and dental hygiene.
  •  Met with Advocate Health to discuss how to partner with OASD on job shadows and youth apprenticeships. The goal is to start these programs in the fall of 2023.

  •  Secured a high school student an IT internship with WICTRA. The student will be focusing on cybersecurity.

  • Met with Bergstrom to partner with OASD’s Youth Apprenticeship program starting now.   Nearly 15 students met with Bergstrom’s leaders to learn about the youth apprentice program and then toured the facility.

  •  Had a celebration lunch with high school students from Oshkosh public and private schools who were chosen to participate in Youth Leadership Oshkosh. This program is being re-launched next school year.

  • Met with EAA to potentially form a partnership with the OASD. The goal is for students K-12 to learn and explore the world of aviation.

UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS AND GRAND OPENINGS

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WEST SIDE ASSOCIATION

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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Oshkosh Corporation to acquire AeroTech business from JBT Corporation, adding market leader in attractive air transportation support sector

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Oshkosh Public Library to offer state park passes to cardholders

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EAA's new Barnstormer Boutique store created added attraction to EAA Aviation Museum experience

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Sign-up to volunteer at AirVenture 2023

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Wisconsin Herd wins Franchise of the Year

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Recent mandatory federal labor law changes underscore importance of staying compliant

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First full career EXCELerate cohort poised to enter Wisconsin workforce

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Oshkosh YMCA Opening Childcare Center at UWO

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Applications open for the J.J. Keller Safety Professional of the  Year (SPOTY) Awards

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WATERFEST CONCERT SERIES

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NEW MEMBERS

Garage Experts

2390 W. Nurdale Drive, Unit D, Appleton

920-322-7400

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Captial Credit Union

2495 Jackson St., Oshkosh

920-494-2828

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Auto On The Go LLC

6640 County Road R, Oshkosh

920-358-0002

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The UPS Store

2080 W 9th Ave, Oshkosh

920-231-1623

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Paychex

262-343-4263

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N.E.W. Hydraulics, INC

2900 Greenhill Ct, Oshkosh

920-231-0124

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Your Boat Club

1232 N. Sawyer St, Oshkosh

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Total Security and Safety

1432 Old Knapp Rd., Oshkosh

920-744-7451

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Epic Mortgage

N862 Holiday Lane, Neshkoro

920-240-5880

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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.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

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

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AbbyBank

Algoma Financial Group

Alliance Laundry

Ascension

Badger Federal

Badger Mill Supply

Behnke Financial Group

Beiser Realty, LLC

Black Wolf Design

Building Service Inc. (BSI)
Children's Hospital

City of Oshkosh

Click Printing

CliftonLarsonAllen

Creative Sign Company

D&J Quality Construction

Dallaire Realty LLC

Day By Day Shelter, Inc.

Discovery Properties Management

Dockside Tavern

Dowling Construction, Inc.

Flectcher Chiropractic Office

Fletch's Local Tap House

Fortifi Bank

Fox Valley Plastic Surgery

Gartman Mechanical Services

Hoffman Planning, Design

Independence Financial LLC

Insight Publications

Jackie's Parkside

Keenline Conveyor Systems

Keller

Kenley Steinert

Kilian Management (McDonalds)

Kitz & Pfeil

Krumenauer Company

Kwik Trip

Lakeside Plastics

Legacy Private Trust

Mercury Marine

Michael Dempsey

Mike's Place Family Restaurant

Muza Sheet Metal

Oshkosh Area Comm Foundation

Oshkosh Corp.

Parker Hannifin Corp.

Paul L. Janesen and Son Inc.

Prospera Credit Union

Rebath

RH Design Build

Buby Owl Tap Room

Ryf Heating & A/C

S C Swiderski LLC

Schmitt Title, LLC

Schroeder Moving Systems

Serv-Ice

Skechers

Skyline Exhibit Resource

Sonex

Star Protection & Patrol

The Roxy Supper Club

UW Credit Union

Vivid Orthodontics

Vizance Inc.

Watermark47

WI Industrial Floors

Youngwirth Associates