Customer Service program at Oconto City Hall

CSWe know that all of the good marketing in the world won’t make a difference if your customer does not have an exceptional experience in your destination, at your business, or in your community. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) want to help you be the best you can be in all of your customer interactions, and have developed a Customer Service Series just for you.

Please join us Tuesday, April 21, 2015 for the Customer Service program at Oconto City Hall starting at 1:00pm. The program is customized to meet various need of small businesses. Sessions presented will be:

*Bringing Fun to Life in Wisconsin
*Fun, Delivered: The Basics of Customer Service
*The Fun Starts With You: Show Pride in Your Region
*Calm Down, Have Fun: Defusing Angry Customers
*Fun For All: Proper Service For Diverse Customers
*Fun Digitized: Customer Service In The Digital Age

This event is absolutely FREE! Register today with Samantha Routheau at 920.834.6969 or by emailing

Take advantage of this FREE event and register as many employees as you wish, there is no limit to the number of employees that can attend.

Attached to this email is a Customer Service Series poster. Feel free to print it and use as appropriate for your business.

Thank you,

Samantha Boucher (Routheau)
Tourism Coordinator

Oconto County
Economic Development Corporation
1113 Main Street, PO Box 43
Oconto, WI 54153-0043
Phone: 920-834-6969 │Cell: 920-604-0074

Spring Fling

kim at W & CThe 10th Annual Spring Fling & tasting event hosted by the Friends of St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Fri., April 10 at Red Maple Country Club, Suring. This year will be a Night at the Derby with “live” horse races! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Your paid admission includes $500 in “Derby Cash” for horse race wagering and a chance at cash prizes, a commemorative wine or beer glass, unlimited complimentary tasting from our featured vendors and a light hors d’ouevre bar.

Also featured is a derby-themed drink special – mint julep, a full bar, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 a not-to-be-missed Triple Crown Raffle and some incredible prizes this year!

Don’t miss the fun, mark your calendars, buy your tickets today! Show your derby spirit by wearing your “derby-attire” to the event.

Register now….this year could be a sell-out! Click on the link in this email for more information or to purchase tickets.

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

Red Maple Country Club
501 Golf Course Rd.
Suring, WI 54174


photoStudents from several area schools will be participating in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted at Oconto Falls High School on Saturday, March 14, 2015. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator.

WSMA music festivals annually attract thousands of students from middle, junior high and high schools throughout Wisconsin. The festival will draw students from a number of area schools, including Oconto Falls High School, Oconto High School, Marinette High School, Washington Middle School-Oconto Falls, Oconto Middle School, and Marinette Middle School. Amy Thiel, choral director from Oconto Falls High School, and Mike Marciniak, band director from Oconto High School will be serving as the festival managers.

“WSMA enjoys a long tradition of providing quality music education experiences to over 100,000 students annually. Festivals provide students with an opportunity to enrich their musical abilities and understandings as they perform and receive feedback from qualified adjudicators, and as they observe and listen to the performances of their peers,” said WSMA Executive Director Timothy Schaid.

WSMA music festivals support school music programs as part of a comprehensive education by encouraging the study of quality music literature; motivating students to prepare and perform to the best of their abilities; improving students’ understanding of music literature and concepts (performance through understanding) and providing a performance assessment to improve individual and group achievement.

For more information on WSMA, go to

Social Media & E-Marketing at NWTC in Oconto Falls

19728577_sChamber member Bill Koehne of Packerland Websites will be teaching Social Media & E-Marketing at NWTC in Oconto Falls.

He will provide an overview of social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Other medium and online tools will be presented as well as enhance your business using social media tools and develop effective social media strategies.

Classes are fun and informative. Real life examples of your group or business will be used as part of the presentation.

Capacity is limited to 16 students who will be using the computer lab where most set up work is done right in class.

Cost: $61.13
Time: Tuesdays (6) 4:30-7:30 PM
Dates: Starting March 31, 2015 & Ending May 5, 2015
Location: NWTC Oconto Falls.

Click Here to sign up or call

Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. will present, Nunsense

10885538_10152615198423157_7149648029306094649_nAbrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. will present, Nunsense (Book, Music & Lyrics by, Dan Goggin) April 10, 2015 – April 19, 2015 at The Byng Community Theater in Abrams.

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters. In dire need of funds for the burials, the sisters decide to raise the money by putting on a variety show. So the sisters take over Mt. Saint Helen’s school auditorium, which is currently set up for the school’s production of “Grease”. Come meet Reverend Mother Mary Regina (Brandon Byng); Sister Mary Hubert (Kari Devine), the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne (Elizabeth Zitny); Sister Mary Leo (Ali Carlson), a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia (Karen Fuller). Featuring star turns, tap dancing and ballet, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has delighted audiences with more than 5000 productions worldwide and has been translated into 21 languages.

Opening night is Friday, April 10 at 7:00pm. Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. will be celebrating by having an Opening Night Gala. Patrons that attend opening night will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks after the show (with the cast and crew).

Subsequent show dates are as follows:
April 11th at 1pm & 7pm
April 12th at 1pm
April 17th at 7pm
April 18th at 1pm & 7pm
April 19th at 1pm

Performances are at The Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple Street, Abrams. Tickets are $12.00 for Adults (18-64), $10.00 for Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-17), and $5.00 for Children (4 and under).

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 920-826-5852.

National Dress in Blue Day

5412338_mColon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable types of cancer, yet it remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is using the month of March, dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness, to urge men and women to schedule their routine colonoscopies.

Colon cancer often begins as a non-cancerous growth. A colonoscopy can help doctors detect those growths long before they could develop into cancer.

Medical experts recommend everyone age 50 and older have a routine colonoscopy every 10 years to identify and remove precancerous growths. However, people who are at a higher risk for colon cancer or have a family history of the disease should consider scheduling colonoscopies earlier and more frequently, based on the recommendations of their doctor.

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital providers and staff will commemorate Colon Cancer Awareness Month by taking part in National Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 6, 2015.