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Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce Committees

Get the most out of your Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce membership by getting involved in committees that help promote business and economic growth in our area. Each group focuses on a different aspect of the community that affects business. Join any of our committees to not only let your voice be heard and make a difference, but to also meet great people. Share your business with others and continue networking.

Below is an explanation of the different opportunities and how you can get involved to improve your business and your community.

Leadership

  • The committees responsibilities are to lead the Chamber in attaining the goals set forth by the Board of Directors.
  • To update and oversee the Chamber’s long-range plan.
  • To nominate incoming directors.
  • To oversee the budget and financial issues.
  • To do annual salary review with the President.

Member Support

  • To provide educational and training opportunities.
  • To promote and support networking opportunities.
  • Maintain retail promotions.
  • Assist businesses i adapting to changes because of COVID.
  • Assist businesses in adapting to changes because of downtown reconstruction.
  • Work with the City of Waupaca to hold a Main Street Grand Reopening when work is complete.

Business Advocacy

  • To inform and educate member businesses on local, state and federal issues that may affect their businesses and to be a voice on these issues when needed.

Business & Workforce Development

  • Strive to develop our future workforce by working with the School District of Waupaca utilizing tools and programs like the Heavy Metal  and Health Care Tours, and Job Fair.
    • Expose School District of Waupaca students to the career opportunities available in our area utilizing tools and programs like the heavy Metal and Health Career Tours.
    • Help businesses fill positions by working with area School Districts by coordinating a job fair greared toward students and graduating seniors, without high education plans.
  • Work with Businesses, local Government and the Waupaca School District to help with issues that evolve around employee recruitment/retention.
  • Work with the Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation and local School Districts to research the use of Inspire, develop a funding source with the possibility of implementation.

Ambassadors

Ambassador Committee – this includes the team of Ambassadors who help with activities such as member recruitment and retention, Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings. Please contact the Chamber at 715-258-7343 or [email protected] to find out more about the Ambassador Committee.

  • To communicate and educate the value of the Chamber to Businesses and the Community.
  • Conduct Operation Thank You with the help of the Board of Directors in the month of October.
  • To maintain a full and active roster of Ambassadors.
  • To be actively involved at Business After 5’s, Morning Mixers and at Business Welcomes.
  • Actively communicate additional business contacts to the Chamber in an effort to help in recruitment of new investors.

Waupaca Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Work on the implementation plan steps for the new brand and way-finding signage..
    • Start dialogue with the City and townships on funding and placement.
  • Work with County and Townships on parking issue around the boat landings.
  • Look for additional brochure rack locations and or kiosk in Chain O’ Lakes area.

Long Range Goals

  • Look for ways to expand family attractions in the Waupaca Area. They can include but are not limited to:
    • Finding Investors.
    • Establish a public beach on the Chain O’ Lakes.
    • Establish other outdoor venues such as a waterslide.
  • Use the ‘New Brand’ to its fullest extent to promote the Area as a Destination.
  • Establish the way-finding signage throughout the area.
  • Work with the Townships to establish a room tax in their jurisdiction.