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Some of those annual events include the annual New Holstein Distinguished Person of the Year Dinner, the Soup Cook-Off, the Benefit Raffle Night, Night on the Town, the Chamber Golf Tournament, Country Christmas, Reality Check at the Middle School, and a 50/50 Raffle.

“I’m always amazed at the volunteers the Chamber has when events take place,” Jacobs said. “That, in and of itself, creates successful and memorable events that not only raise the awareness of the Chamber, but also the camaraderie shared by the members and New Holstein community members.”

Chamber meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month starting at 7:15 a. m. at the New Holstein Community Center in Kiwanis Park. They are open to everyone, whether or not the person is a Chamber member or even a local business person.

The Chamber of Commerce welcomes requests from members who need assistance in any area and the Chamber will do what it can. It also welcomes suggestions from members and others as to what it could be doing to provide even greater value to being a member or to help the community. E-mail info@newholsteinchamber.comto either request help or make suggestions.

“I would love to see more businesses moving in and joining our Chamber,” Jacobs added. “We have such an eclectic group of business people that truly complement each other and our city.”

Helping existing businesses

While the New Holstein Economic Development Corporation and the City of New Holstein work in tandem to try to attract more businesses to the city, the New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce stands ready to assist in that effort and also to welcome new businesses and help them once they are here. In the past year or so new brick-and-mortar and other businesses to the community include Playback Movies & Games, Calumet Woodworks, Scott’s Lawn Care, Crafter’s Studio, The Olive Branch Picture Framing, Ball & Bone Kennels, and Meridian Surveying.

Learn more about all the Chamber members at Chamber and its members also communicate and promote themselves via Facebook, e-mail blasts, a monthly newsletter, Business After Hours socials, and an every Friday weekend update e-mail.

Other current officers and directors are Vice President Mark Sherry, Treasurer Cheri Reedy, Secretary Melissa Reese, and directors Pam Van Dera, Mike Hartmann, Dave Braun, Sonny Schaar, and Dave Amel.

Jacobs said, “I am truly proud to be part of such a great group of people that put the love of and dedication to our community near the top of their lists.”