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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.

MASKED MARVELS & WONDERTALES COMES TO PAC

The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts are proud to present Michael Cooper: Masked Marvels & Wondertales on Friday, February 8 at 6:00 PM. The performance will be held in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center, located at Oconto Falls High School.
Michael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is an unforgettable experience. Referencing his childhood growing up on a ranch, Michael Cooper captivates his audience with tales of thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is sure to capture hearts and stimulate imaginations.

Michael Cooper has multiple heads, an enormous nose and a great sense of humor – all of which are blended together in a wonderful family entertainment performance. He combines mythical and autobiographical stories of courage and wonder, producing an eye-popping theatrical extravaganza featuring his breathtaking handcrafted masks, outlandish stilt dancing and a physical repertoire that ranges from the madcap to the sublime. Michael Cooper is truly a “moving sculpture.”

Michael Cooper received his B.A. in Peace Studies from Goddard College. He then went on to complete six years of theater training with Tony Montanaro in Maine and Etienne Decroux in Paris. For almost thirty years, he has spent time crisscrossing the world, performing over 8,000 times for audiences of every age. A portion of his credits include the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Hong Kong International Children’s Festival, The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, the Dublin Theater Festival, Great Woods, the Eugene O’Neill Theater, Bass Performance Hall and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Michael Cooper’s one-man show is indeed a celebration of life! Taking up to three hundred hours to produce a single paper, cloth or wooden mask, he has elevated this most ancient of theater crafts to the level of a fine art. His use of captivating stories told in prose, poetry and silent mime, are sometimes funny and sometimes thought provoking. The program is designed to encourage creativity, compassion and a greater sense of self-worth. Laughter and audience participation, a humorous and energetic style and themes that speak to all ages bring a program that captivates young and old alike.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. All tickets are subject to a $2 processing fee. For tickets, call the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts at (920) 848-7469 or visit www.ocontofallsfriendsofthearts.com for tickets and additional show information. This performance is sponsored in part by the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts, Neva Hodge Lemorande and ST Paper.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Friday February 15 at the Byng Theater in Abrams.

This is the last week to purchase your tickets to the Murder Mystery Dinner, Friday February 15 at the Byng Theater in Abrams. Doors open at 5:30, mystery begins at 6:00 pm. Hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. Public is invited.

Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner by The Brothers Three, the mystery, and prizes. Cash bar. Call 920-848-2177 to purchase yours tickets.

It will be great time. Bring your valentine or come alone, lots of fun and friendship.

 

View the poster here

Oconto Falls Lions will be having their annual rose sale in March

Bringing a little warmth to the end of winter, again this year the Oconto Falls Lions will be having their annual rose sale in March.  The Lions are involved in a number of community service projects and proceeds from the sale will help support those projects, but the real point of the sale is to brighten the day for the lucky recipients of the roses.

Rose sale chair Jim Patenaude goes out of his way to ensure the roses are up to the Lions high quality standards.  Each year there have been a number of last minute walk in orders, but in order to ensure that there are no disappointments, advance orders will keep that from happening.

Check out the Rose Poster  and  Rose Order Form for more information.

Community Healthcare Foundation is seeking nominations for community members

Greetings,

Celebrating Ordinary Heroes honors members of communities throughout Oconto County, individuals or groups who give of themselves to enrich the lives of others.

Community Healthcare Foundation is seeking nominations for community members who make Oconto County a great place to live, people who volunteer their time, people who put in that extra effort, and ordinary people who make a difference in big or small ways. We would like to take the opportunity to shine a light on the good things that are happening in Oconto County.

As we seek nominees for our Celebrating Ordinary Heroes awards, organizations such as yours come to mind. Please consider submitting a nomination and also share this invitation with your members.

Five Ordinary Heroes will be chosen to be honored at the 8th Annual Community Healthcare Foundation Spring Fling Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting Friday, April 5th at Red Maple Country Club in Suring.

To nominate an individual or group, send contact information for yourself and for your nominee with a brief description of why this individual or group deserves to be recognized. Nominations should be sent to Community Healthcare Foundation, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls, WI  54154 or to nancywi@cmhocontofalls.org by February 8. Selections will be announced in March.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at (920) 848-6317 or nancywi@cmhocontofalls.org.

Sincerely,
Bill Kamke, Foundation President
Nancy Williquette, Foundation Director

Joint Chamber Dinner

Joint Chamber Dinner

When: Saturday, January 19th
Where: Jo Jo’s Diner–Stiles
Time: 5:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm Dinner

Members & Guests are invited to join the celebration! Fun to follow

Dinner will consist of Chicken & Tips with all the fixings served in a family style setting.

Special activity planned – Dancing with the Stars?