99th Annual Dinner & Meeting

The Chamber of Manitowoc County hosted its 99th Annual Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Manitowoc.

We wish to thank our generous event sponsors:

  • Investors Community Bank (Title sponsor)
  • The Metal Ware Corporation and HTR Media (Gold sponsors)
  • A.C.E. Building Service, Inc. and WOMT/WQTC/Lake 98.1 (Silver sponsors)

Co-Masters of Ceremonies for the event were Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin Rebecca Kleefisch and Kenlyn Gretz of Americollect.

Over 70 businesses, organizations and individuals were nominated for their contributions to the community in 2015:

  • Chamber Champion of the Year Award recipient was Terry Ostrander of Ostrander Financial Group
  •  Safety Focus of the Year Award recipient was Jagemann Stamping Company
  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award recipient was Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manitowoc County
  • Cooperation Award recipient was Miracle League of the Lakeshore, a program of Goodwill NCW
  • Small Business of the Year Award recipient was PDJ Cutting and Fabricating LLC
  • Large Business/Industry of the Year Award recipient was Eis Implement Inc.
  • Young Professional of the Year Award recipient was Steve Proszenyak of UnitedOne Credit Union
  • Education Impact Award recipient was Jamie Propson of the School District of Mishicot
  • Athena Award recipient was Judy Goodchild
  • Joseph P. Schmitt “Speak Up” Award recipient was Greg Buckley, Two Rivers City Manager

The Chamber of Manitowoc County is proud to celebrate all the nominees who – through hard work, determination and dedication –  make Manitowoc County the place to be!

Ambassador Scholarship Application Now Available!

Applications are now being accepted for The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Ambassador Scholarship.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be a high school senior graduating in 2015.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for leadership; show an interest in the community and school activities; and be employed by, or have a parent or guardian that is employed by, a company, business, or organization that is a Chamber member.

The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Ambassador Scholarship Committee, sponsor of this scholarship, believes that leadership, community service, and the pursuit of higher education should be appropriately recognized and rewarded. $1,000 scholarships are available for students pursuing a 4-year degree and $500 scholarships are available for students pursuing a 2-year degree. To date, The Chamber has awarded over $41,000 to students pursuing higher education.

Click Here for the Scholarship application and Click Here for more information.

Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than Monday, April 4, 2016.  For more information, contact The Chamber of Manitowoc County, (920) 684-5575 or info@chambermanitowoccounty.org.

2015 Future 15 Award Winners!

Drum roll please….Congratulations to this year’s Future 15 Award Winners:

Sarah Arenz, Manitowoc Public School District
Ashley Armstrong, Lakeshore Technical College
Tracy Bauer, School District of Mishicot
Stephanie Carpenter, Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Shawn Driscoll, School District of Mishicot
Justin Gerlach, School District of Mishicot
Dan Hartwig, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department
Micah Hoffman, Manitowoc Public School District
Mike Johnson, Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Adam Kolb, Country Visions Cooperative
Steve Proszenyak, UnitedOne Credit Union
Dean Sleger, Manitowoc Public School District
Erika Soukup, Thrivent Financial
Brooke Sprang, Investors Community Bank
Greg Vadney, Rahr-West Art Museum
Jen Wachowski, School District of Mishicot
Becky Wilhelm, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manitowoc County

The Future 15 are young professionals, ages 21-40, who have set themselves apart from other individuals both in their professional and personal lives here in Manitowoc County.  Sail will be honoring these young professionals at the Sail Annual Banquet on Thursday, November 12, at Knox’s Silver Valley Bar & Banquet Hall. Cost is $30! Be sure to mark your calendars!


Stronger Together Manitowoc County “Join the Movement, Be the Spirit”

Stronger Together Manitowoc County is working to inspire and encourage everyone to “Be the Spirit” and “Join the Movement”!

To join us at the next meeting contact us at The Chamber!