Your Land. Your Legacy

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans – Wolf River Associates presents…..

You worked hard to build a family business. Take steps to help ensure your farm stays in the family.
Join us for a free, 60-minute educational workshop
Gain a basic understanding of how you can:
• Identify and overcome transition obstacles.
• Protect your assets today and in the future.
• Develop a plan to smoothly transition your farm and maintain family harmony.
Sign up today!
Call Stacey by April 2nd at (715) 524-1951 or email at

This workshop will be presented by Dennis Degidio along with the Wolf River Associates team; Dave Passehl, FIC; Scott Parson, FIC, CLTC; Mick Siolka, FIC, and Emilie Baugnet, FIC

A complimentary lunch will be served during the workshop.
Keeping the Farm in the Family
Tuesday, April 9th 2013
Romy’s Holiday Inn at Kelly Lake
9600 E County Highway G
Suring, WI

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the United States.
No products will be offered for sale at this workshop.
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Special Thanks to Community Memorial Hospital for hosting the membership meeting this month.

Special Thanks to Community Memorial Hospital for hosting the membership meeting this month.

Tim Murphy, advertising sales executive at the Oconto County Times Herald and The Bonus, shows the advertising supplement called the Summer Fun Guide while speaking at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in February. Tim explained advertising opportunities for business owners, and managing editor Joan Koehne told about the history of the newspaper and how to publicize events and employee milestones in the newspaper. Contact Tim at or Joan at to learn more.

CMH Offers Free CPR Training

A free course at Community Memorial Hospital teaches lifesaving skills including CPR basics, AED use, and choking relief. The three-hour “Family & Friends CPR” course designed by the American Heart Association is for anyone who wants to learn simple, lifesaving skills for adults, infants, and children.

“New parents, babysitters, and grandparents will especially want to take advantage of this free opportunity to learn lifesaving skills in just one morning,” said CMH training site coordinator Kathy Henne, RN. CMH is a training site for the American Heart Association.

The “Family & Friends” course is taught by registered nurses. It consists of hands-on learning and is open to anyone age 12 and older. Participants will receive a skills handbook and participation card.

Registration is now open for April 6 and June 8 classes. Classes are Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. To register for either of these dates, visit For more information, contact Kathy Henne at (920) 848-6325. Class size is limited.

Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts Celebration, Dinner & Fundraiser

Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts

Celebration, Dinner& Fundraiser

Sunday, March 17, 2013

12 noon   Doors Open-Raffle tickets available

1:00 PM   Dinner ∙Romy’s famous chicken & tips



Raffle drawings ∙ 50/50 ∙Silent Auction

Romy’s Holiday Inn-Kelly Lake

9600 Hwy G ∙ Suring, WI

Tickets:  $38  

*all tickets are subject to a $2 processing fee

Seating is limited-Advanced ticket sales only

Online orders:

(920) 848-SHOW/(920) 848-7469

February is National Dental Month!

Hometown VeterinatyClinic asks, “ Did you know that dental disease is the most common medical problem in pets?”

Pets need daily dental care and professional dental cleanings just like humans. Dental disease in pets is the build up of tartar on the teeth.  If tartar is allowed to remain on the teeth, infections can develop in tooth pockets, along gum lines, and in the throat or tonsils.  These infections can enter the blood stream and cause kidney and heart disease. A professional dental cleaning is recommended for all pets that have tartar to prevent infections.  Most pets benefit from an annual dental cleaning.

February is National Dental Month!  Hometown Veterinary Clinic is offering $25 off of all dental procedures in February and March!  Call 848-4280 to set up an appointment today!

Rondini’s Magic & Illusion Show.

Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. presents…Rondini’s Magic & Illusion Show.

Rondini has been performing as a professional magician since 1977. Since that time he has been booked by almost 8,000 clients and has been seen by over 500,000 audience members. He can wander your event performing magic with cards and coins literally within inches of your eyes or he can perform large scale illusions on stage before thousands of people. A partial list of the illusions he can perform include cutting a girl in half, levitating himself and escaping from a straight jacket.

Buy Tickets online at


Social Medias & EMarketing class at NWTC

Social Media is becoming a very important aspect of marketing and gaining exposure for one’s business and organizations that you belong to. As important as Social Media is, it remains sometimes a daunting challenge to those not familiar with it.

Chamber member Bill Koehne will be teaching a class on Wednesdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at NWTC in Oconto Falls from March 27, 2013 until May 22th, 2013.

Topics covered will be Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Newsletters, Google presence on places, improving your website visibility, QR codes and more.

Estimated cost is only $56.61

The class takes place in the computer lab. This means it is hands on and the work is done right in the class and completed often before you leave. This also means seating is limited and you will want to sign up early.

It is a small investment for a large return for you and your organization.

Click here for details

Come join in the fun at the Oconto Falls Tubing Hill.

Come join in the fun at the Oconto Falls Tubing Hill. Snow tubing is an excellent family or group activity that doesn’t require special skills. Just bring your tube, some warm winter clothes and your desire to have a blast! We have a nearly 900′ run that will surely exhilarate you and a rope to tow you back to the top.

Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact the Lions if you would like to help out and supervise. Have fun with the kids.


Entrepreneur Resource Center (ERC) at NWTC is hosting a variety of fun and educational events

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, the Entrepreneur Resource Center (ERC) at NWTC is hosting a variety of fun and educational events throughout the week. Whether you, a family member, or friend are thinking about starting a business, there is something for everyone.

The Big Idea competition is designed to encourage entrepreneurship among NWTC students, employees, and faculty, to encourage and support the founding of new business ventures and social entrepreneurship ventures. Whether you are in business management, woodturning, or any program in between; give us your best pitch for a new business idea. You could win a scholoarship and business consultation services from NWTC’s Entrepreneur Resource Center. The Big Idea could be your start to a new venture! So dust off those plans for that widget, social enterprise, or recipe you’ve been daydreaming about and take advantage of this exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience.

Sign up today! EntWeek_BigIdeaFlyer


Mark your calendar for Chamber meetings

Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

2013 Meeting Schedule

Chamber Executive Committee:

Tuesday February 26th      7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday March 26th         7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday April 30th           7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday May 28th            7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday June 25th            7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday July30th             7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday August 27th        7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday September 24th   7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday October 29th       7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday November 26th   7:45 am at Hometown Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday January 28th        TBD


Membership Meetings:

Thursday February 21st      12 pmCommunityMemorialHospital

Thursday May 16th             12 pmCommunityMemorialHospital

Thursday August 15th        12 pmCommunityMemorialHospital

Thursday November 21st   12 pmCommunityMemorialHospital


Lunch will be served. There will be a short informational presentation followed by Chamber meeting and round table discussion.