MAY 2022


Upcoming Events

Golf Outing- May 23

Mike Dempsey- Local Legends Podcast

Leadership Oshkosh Trivia Night

Ribbon Cuttings

Waterfest Volunteers Needed

Amplify Events

Waterfest Line Up & Dates

Business Briefs

New Members

August Golf Outing- August 15

Chamber Members Save

April Member Renewals

West Side Association


Member Matters is sponsored by Stellar Blue Technologies.

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May 23 | 12:00PM

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Join us for our first golf outing of the year on Monday, May 23 at the Oshkosh Country Club!

A play your own ball and quota point game event based on your handicap. Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch, chance to win cash prizes, and a reception at TJ's Highland Steakhouse.

If you’re not participating as a golfer, please join us for a reception beginning at 4:30PM. Admission to the reception is $20.


May 4 | 7:45-9:00 AM

May 11 | 7:30-9:00 AM

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AM Oshkosh is back. Join us for networking and light breakfast at  MR Vinyl Graphics & Apparel! 

All attendees will receive a FREE coffee mug courtesy of MR Vinyl! 

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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. 


May 12 | 8:00-9:00 AM

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Presented by Jim Morgan, Vice President, Business Development & Workforce Strategies, MRA

First the Pandemic. Now the Sansdemic ("Sans" = without. "Demic" = people)! The talent shortage is real, not only skills but bodies, and it is crippling business growth. And yesterday’s recruitment and retention practices simply won’t work anymore! Employers have reached new levels of creativity and innovation in their search for talent.

One of the many benefits of MRA is our access to the collective innovation of 3,000-plus quality employers. We have put this innovation to work for you in our featured, free for MRA Members, presentation: Solutions 2021: Surviving the Great Sansdemic.

Join us for this engaging, lively and entertaining presentation . . . we promise solutions to the talent shortage!


May 18 | 12:00-1:00PM

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The Local Legends Podcast is a live audience podcast featuring notable Oshkosh and greater Fox Valley business leaders. Local legends is hosted by the Venture Project and Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce.  This podcast will educate listeners by interviewing community expert "legends" on the topics of leadership and entrepreneurship.

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


May 2 | Waterfest Tickets Go On Sale!

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May 19 | 6:00-8:00PM

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The Leadership Oshkosh class of 2022 would like to invite you to Leadership Oshkosh Trivia Night on Thursday, May 19 from 6-8pm!

Cost: $300 per team

Help the Leadership Oshkosh Class of 2022 raise money for Lakeland Care and the Leadership Oshkosh program! Grab your best pals, get signed up and join us for a night of fun to help raise money for a great cause.


May 26 | 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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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]


Congratulations to Muza Sheet Metal Co. & 

Amcor Flexibles North America!

The Oshkosh Chamber would like to recognize Amcor Flexibles North America and Muza Sheet Metal Co. for being Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) finalists. 
The MOTY program recognizes the state’s top manufacturers of all sectors and sizes for their commitment to quality careers, good business practices, financial growth, innovative processes and reinvestment into local communities.
Muza is up for MOTY in the Medium Category (100-249 employees) and Amcor in the Mega Category (500+ employees). 
Winners will be announced during the award ceremony on May 19 in Milwaukee. 


May 10 | 7:30AM

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May 12 | 5:15PM

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Parker John's BBQ & Pizza will be offering complimentary, buffet-style pulled pork sliders, mac and cheese, and pizza for those attending the ribbon cutting! They will have those items setup in their "Pig Pen" private dining room. 


Cash bar will be available for anybody wanting a refreshment! Thursday Happy Day's Special is $2 domestic bottles of beer and $3 Rail Mixers.

May 20 | 12:00PM

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Mark your calendars for this year's Oshkosh Corporation-Bank First Chamber Golf Classic! 

Oshkosh Corporation-Bank First Chamber Golf Classic | August 15, 2022:

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact John at [email protected] 


May 12 | 5:00-7:00PM

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Join us on Thursday, May 12th from 5:00-7:00PM at The Fox River Brewery and Restaurant in Oshkosh and learn more about the future of technology in schools with Dr. David Gundlach, Deputy Superintendent of the Oshkosh Area School District!




Oshkosh and Winnebago County unemployment rates continued to remain at some of its lowest levels ever in March 2022.  The unemployment rates for Oshkosh and Winnebago County remained among some of the lowest in the state and region as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD).     



The data indicated that the unemployment rate for March 2022 was 2.5%, unchanged from February of 2022 and down from 4% in March 2021.  There were 33,827 Oshkosh City residents working this year in March vs. 33,268 last year, for a gain of 559 workers.  



The Winnebago County unemployment rate for March 2022 was 2.7%, up slightly from 2.6% in February 2022 but down from 3.9% in March of 2021.    


There are 90,422 Winnebago County residents working this year vs. 88,927 last year.  This indicates a significant year over year gain of 1,495 more people working this year vs. last year.           



The Wisconsin March 2022 unemployment rate was 3.3%, down from 4.8% in March of 2021.   In March, there were 3,034,552 statewide residents working this year vs. 2,965,481 last year, for a gain of 69,071 workers.  The 3.3% 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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Professional Development Series With Andy Miller

May 6 | 7:30AM

Andy Miller of UWO will be presenting about project recovery and how to rescue a project in trouble. 

Breakfast provided.

Member Mingle

May 12 | 5:00PM

Join us for a Member Mingle at Parker John's BBQ & Pizza!

Know anyone who might be interested in joining Propel? Bring them along! 

Volunteer at the Oshkosh Community Food Pantry

May 23 | 5:00PM

Tasks may include organizing, cleaning or other housekeeping tasks.

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.



4imprint recognized as a Patriot Employer by DAV (Disabled American Veterans)- DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has recognized Oshkosh-based promotional products retailer 4imprint as a DAV Patriot Employer. The program recognizes businesses whose job opportunities for disabled veterans, hiring practices and community outreach demonstrate a commitment to veterans obtaining suitable employment to care for themselves and their family. Read More

Accomplished educator makes a difference in the lives of those in the Fox Valley by sharing his passion for music-  Dr. Steven Schani of Oshkosh received the annual Teacher of the Year award for 2021. Read More

Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteer Fundraiser & Recruitment- Annual Geranium & Plant sale taking place from 10AM-5:30PM Read More

Grant Assists Those in Recovery with Training, Support and Treatment; Family Members of Those Impacted Also Eligible- The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board (FVWDB) has received a grant from the US Department of Labor to provide workforce training, support and other benefits to individuals and their families impacted by substance misuse. The grant, totaling $1.1 million, allows the FVWDB to work with individuals impacted by substance misuse of any kind.  Read More

J.J. Keller Announce Certified Transportation Professional designation from the National Private Truck Council- Six J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. transportation professionals were among a class of seventy-seven who achieved the prestigious designation. Read More

KerberRose named to prestigious retirement plan team list and nominated for adviser of the year awards- KerberRose has been named to the National Association of Plan Advisor’s (NAPA) list of the nation’s top defined contribution (DC) Advisor Teams with assets under advisement of $100 Million. Read More

They are also proud to announce Scott Ciullo, CFS, AIFA, Director of KerberRose Retirement Plans, has been named a finalist for the 2022 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Award in the Plan Participant Service category. Read More

Oshkosh Corporation invests in robotic research to build upon autonomy and robotics capabilities- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, and Robotic Research, a global leader in autonomous mobility and Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solutions, announced today a strategic partnership and an Oshkosh Corporation investment in Robotic Research to accelerate its innovation and autonomy offerings. Read More

Oshkosh Defense, LLC - 20th Ave receives Corporate Safety Award- Oshkosh Defense was one of 10 companies who were recognized for their dedication to prioritizing safety culture in the workplace and for maintaining exceptional safety records. Read More

UWO ranked among the top 10 list of best value colleges and universities- The list from the online resource for higher education evaluations highlights the top 100 colleges and universities, combining the results of several college ranking systems and averaged ratings from thousands of student reviews. Read More

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DMB Community Bank

4321 N. Main Street, DeForest

The QTI Group

1010 East Washington Ave, Madison


Bee Hive Barn & Grill

2925 City Road G, Neenah


Caravel Autism Health

1306 S. Main Street, Oshkosh


Glow In The Park LLC

300 S. Koeller Street, Suite B, Oshkosh

Springbrook Sportsman's Club Inc. 

5923 Springbrook Road, Omro


Valley Veterinary Clinic

2321 Jackson Street, Oshkosh


Winners Sports Bar & Grill

600 N. Main Street, Oshkosh

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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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Now offering payroll services and payroll + timekeeping services, in addition to their other offerings. Contact Lynn Metoxen at 608-852-8469 or [email protected].


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

Adventure Games

Alban Ltd

Ameriprise Financial

Behnke Financial Group

Charles E. Williams Law Office

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse

Clarity Care

Dalton Carpet Outlet

DG Binnema

Dunkin & Baskin Robbins


Fortifi Bank

Herrling Clark Law Firm

Jet Stream Car Wash

Krumenauer Company

Lakeside Plastics, Inc

Living Water Lutheran Church

National Exchange Bank & Trust

Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau


Partnership Community Health

R.J. Albright

Richard's School of the Dance

Rotary Club of Oshkosh- SW

S.C. Swiderski, LLC

Security Finance

Spellman's Marina, LLC

Steinhilber Swanson LLP

Sundquist's Floor Covering

Tamara's the Cake Guru

Tennies Jewelry

The Courtyard of Oshkosh

The Hangar

The Osthoff Resort

The Uniform Outlet

The Waters

Wilson Jones

Wood Communications 


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120 Jackson Street

Oshkosh WI 54901

920.303.2265, ext. 12

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