The Chamber of Manitowoc County, in cooperation with the Manitowoc County public and private high schools, UW-Manitowoc, Lakeshore Technical College and Silver Lake College, are the proud hosts of the Career Expo. Nearly 1,500 high school sophomores gather to explore careers each January thanks to over 100 chamber member volunteers and county businesses. Held annually in January.
Annual Dinner & Meeting
The Chamber’s most well-attended and prestigious business reception and dinner. Thirteen awards are bestowed on the best and brightest in our county. Held annually in February.
Evening to Wine Down
Held annually in March, this event is put on by the Ambassador Scholarship committee. An evening of local wines, beers, cheeses and chocolates are displayed by local vendors for sampling. The event raises money for the Chamber Ambassador Scholarship Fund which helps to award scholarships to area high school seniors pursuing an education at either a two-year or four-year institution.
Business Appreciation Picnic
During the month of June, the Business Committee of The Chamber hosts a lively Summer Picnic celebration which is a free event for Chamber members thanks to generous sponsors.
Chamber Golf Outing
This fun outing caters to experienced golfers and duffers alike every July. Spend a day in the sunshine (if we’re lucky) and get some serious business transacted among friends and associates.
Celebrate the season and the year’s successes with fellow Chamber members in December. Bring others in your company to expand their networks and their fun too.
Business After Hours
Like clockwork every month a different organization opens its doors for fellow Chamber members, and you’re invited! They provide the food and refreshments and get to show off a bit while you have a valuable chance to meet up with other business folks. It’s a real win-win!
YP Annual Banquet
This is an evening hosted by Young Professionals of Manitowoc County every November which recognizes the Future 15. The Future 15 are young professionals in Manitowoc County that have set themselves apart from other individuals in both their personal and professional lives.
The Realty Store is a simulation program in which students identify their career interests, research a specific career, and receive a mock checkbook with the monthly income entered for the specific career. Students learn about the impact of the educational choices they make today on their ability to enter various occupations and support various standards of living in their future.
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
The Heavy Metal Bus Tour provides 10-12th grades with the opportunity to see up close and personal the great career opportunities available in manufacturing. Students tour manufacturing facilities like Orion Energy Systems, Kaysun Corporation, LDI Industries, Eck Industries, Jagemann Stamping Company and Parker Hannifin HPD. The students are provided with the opportunity to hear from industry professionals about career opportunities. Participants are welcome from all Manitowoc County High Schools.
Graduating Seniors Job Fair
The job fair is open to all graduating high school seniors from Manitowoc County, who are a looking for both summer and permanent employment opportunities. This job fair is specifically targeting students who have chosen to “stay local” after graduation. Students will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, collect applications and schedule interviews.
Construction Made Here Bus Tour
To provide high school students from all across our county with the opportunity to hear and see more about the great career options in the Construction Trades. Participants will tour three or four construction sights and be provided with the opportunity to hear from industry professional about career opportunities. The maximum number of participants for the event will be 30.