December 2021 - Newsletter
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Thank you for attending our Lunch & Learn! In case you missed it and you'd like to learn how to become an employer of choice and how to improve your recruiting process, please contact Justin at Dialog Design Co.
Thank you to First National Bank and Trust Company (Formerly State Bank of Arcadia) for the donation of $250 to the Shop with the Cop Program.
Do you want to become more involved in the Arcadia Chamber? 
If you're interested in running for one of our two open board seats, please send us a short biography and why you'd like to be on the board. Please send your statement to:
  • Term: 3-year, starting in February 2022
  • Age requirement: Ages 18 and above
  • Commitment: Directors are required to attend our monthly meeting (1 hour, 12-1pm or as discussed) as well as help out at as many events as possible throughout the year. 
  • Chamber Membership: Board of Directors must be employed with a member business.
  • Election: The election results will be announced at our annual meeting (January 2022) and all names will be listed on our chamber website. Every chamber member business will have one vote.
  • Application: All candidates must submit their statement by December 31, 2021 in order to be listed on the ballot.
Lighting the Flame, the Origins of Mayo Clinic Health System- Franciscan Healthcare
Click to watch the video
The Arcadia Chamber is raising funds for our new "Welcome To Arcadia" signs. If you'd like to contribute, please send a check to: Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, PO BOX 81, Arcadia WI 54612.
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For more information, contact:
Western Technical College
Business and Industry Services
608-785-9232 |

Click here for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Training (PDF Flyer)

Click here for Basic Robotics Technician (PDF Flyer)


Little Raiders Childcare Center is a brand-new center located in a wing of the Arcadia Elementary School. We are looking to hire part-time teacher aides! Little Raiders prides itself on supporting and providing for their teaching staff. Childcare is not an easy profession but it is rewarding! If you are interested in providing an affectionate, safe learning environment for young children, complete the application on Facebook!


Business After 5 at Schaffner Tax Solutions in downtown Arcadia (former Tricor building) on Wednesday, December 8th from 5-7 pm. Stop in to welcome Jan Schaffner to Main Street and be part of the ribbon cutting! Share this event on Facebook.
Please join us for Arcadia's First Sunday Funday Sip & Shop Event! This event will be held at the Arcadia Country Club, and run from 10:00AM-3:00PM. Please join us and get your final holiday shopping completed, while sipping your favorite wine or cocktail!
Vendor space is limited and filling fast. If you are interested in being a vendor for our event, please contact Joscelyn Hageness or Renee Baginewski.
Click for Facebook event
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021 AT 11 AM – 2 PM

The Wanek Center, 730 Raider Drive Arcadia, WI 54612
Come see Santa along with some of his elves offering cookie decorating, crafts, and stories in the library with Mrs Claus!! Plus... you never know what other surprises could be up his reindeer's sleeves!! Free to the public! Share this event on Facebook.
Whether you have ten employees that need a brush up on basic skills, have skilled workers who are ready to take it to the next level, or want to kick-off a company-wide program, Western Technical College BIS will exceed your expectations by motivating your people to apply their new skill immediately. Click to see the full list of trainings.
FREE Business Webinars & Classes
Did you know that the Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center has online sessions available? All are welcome. Click here to see the list of upcoming classes and webinars.



COVID 19 Info
Frustrated? Not sure where to go from here? The Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center offers free, confidential Pivot Planning Sessions (OPEN TO ALL BUSINESSES, not just women-run). Click here to sign up.
​If you need immediate assistance for your business, please contact:
Western Dairyland Business Center:
715-836-7511 (Eau Claire) or 715-985-2391 (Independence).

Mental Health Resources
Great Rivers 2-1-1: Offers free, confidential information if you're struggling with basic needs (24 hours/day). Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist.​

Disaster Distress Helpline: Provides immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic: 1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Wisconsin Farm Center: Provides free and confidential assistance to farmers. Call 1-800-942-2474 or visiting
Looking For Qualified Employees? Try these resources.
We want to hear from YOU
Please send us your job postings, updates and special promotions to and we'll add the information to our upcoming newsletter, social media page and website. Don't forget to take advantage of this membership perk!


President - Cole Bawek, Ashley Furniture Industries
Vice President – Seth Howard, Howard’s Hardware Hank
Treasurer – Steve Theurer, Waumandee State Bank
Director – Amy Sobotta – TRICOR Insurance
Director – Onya Pehler, Pehler Trucking
Director – Shannon Frei, Pilgrim's Pride (new in 2021)
Director – Jim Kokott, Town N Country Title (new in 2021)

Bruce Brovold – Kostner, Koslo, and Brovold LLC
Laura Torres – Laura Torres Services
Kris Husby – Tri-County Communications Cooperative

Executive Secretary – Barb Oehninger Shepherd
Our office at the Visitor Center by Soldiers Walk at Memorial Park, 411 Gaveny Road. For questions, reach us via or 608-323-2319 (text/call/voicemail).
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