Chamber Committees

Ambassadors/Membership Growth Committee:

Chair:  Dianne Stewart

Staff Liaison: Stephanie Leonhard

Purpose:  To actively volunteer, plan and coordinate select Chamber events and promote them within The Chamber organization and in the community.

Events/Programming:  Business Appreciation Picnic, Holiday Reception, Golf Outing, Scholarship Fundraisers

Meeting Frequency:  Second Wednesday at 12:00pm (rotates restaurant locations each month)


Leadership Manitowoc County Committee:

Chair:  Rick Inman, NextEra Point Beach Nuclear Plant

Staff Liaison: Shannon Pelky

Purpose:  Alumni of the Leadership Manitowoc County program plans, coordinates and facilitates the Leadership Manitowoc County program; promotes the program; recruit new leaders to participate in the program; set forth the guidelines that the program should follow into the future; and actively participate as a Leader in the program and in the community.

Events/Programming: Leadership & Jr. Leadership Manitowoc County

Meeting Frequency:  First Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.


Legislative Committee:

Chair:  Barry Nelson

Staff Liaison:  Abbey Quistorf

Purpose:  Assist The Chamber in facilitating discussion between Chamber members and area elected officials while helping to promote and enhance the Manitowoc County business community.

Events/Programming:  Business Connects with Government Luncheons, Candidates Forums, Business Updates

Meeting Frequency:  First Friday at 7:00am


Manitowoc County Partners in Education Committee:

Chair:  Sara Greenwood, School District of Mishicot

Staff Liaison: Stephanie Leonhard

Purpose:  Collaborate with business and community partners to support workforce development. Collaborate with community partners on issues specific to Manitowoc County.

Events/Programming: Career Expo, Middle School Events, Heavy Metal Bus Tour, Made Here Bus Tour, Reality Store

Meeting Frequency:  As needed


Marketing Advisory Committee:

Chair:  Gaby Jansen

Staff Liaison: Shannon Pelky

Purpose:  Plan and coordinate quarterly Lunch & Learns on trending marketing topics.

Events/Programming:  Lunch & Learns, Webinars and Seminars

Meeting Frequency:  4th Thursday, at 12:00 p.m.


Safety, Health & Wellness Council:

Chair:  Randy Connour, Holy Family Memorial

Staff Liaison: Shannon Pelky

Purpose:  Provide the community with education and resources to promote wellness practices that enhance health and safety in the workplace. Events include monthly speaker programs/forums, as well an annual programs such as the Safety Symposium and National Employee Health & Fitness Day.

Events/Programming:  National Employee Health & Fitness Day, Educational Seminars and Forums

Meeting Frequency:  First Thursday at 7:30am


Young Professionals of Manitowoc County Committee:

Chair:  Lindsey Krause, Bartow Builders

Staff Liaison:  Stephanie Leonhard

Purpose:  Attract, develop and retain young professionals in Manitowoc County.

Events/Programming: YP Month, YP Connect (Networking) Events, YP Grow (Educational) Events, YP Serve (Volunteer) Events, YP Annual Banquet

Meeting Frequency:  Second Thursday at 3:30 p.m.