The Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored its 6th Annual Business Expo on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Bond Community Center. A larger than normal crowd came to see over 50 businesses exhibit their products and services. The proceeds from the $1 admission went to the Rainbow House. The Chamber also donated a signed Jordy Nelson jersey to the Rainbow House booth for which raffle tickets were sold. The winner was Gary Perret. At 3:00 p.m. the 3rd annual Easter Duck Race was held in the Bond Center Pool. The winners of $25 gift certificates to any 2013 Chamber business went to Sue Shew, Gary Ahnen, Jim Bourassa and Mary Elias. The Chamber wishes to thank the Oconto County Reporter and WOCO for advertising the event and again to WOCO for broadcasting the event. Thank you also to all the public who attended for without whom the event would not be successful. Some of the Chamber’s newest members are pictured such as Bayshore Community Academy, High Falls Canvas, and Treats by the Bay with Heidi Reed.
The Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce hosted an After 5 in cooperation with the upcoming new Bayshore Community Academy in the Oconto School District on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The new academy is for students who love to learn but are frustrated with school and want to be more independent but seek a deeper engagement in topics of interest. Each grade level is limited to 20 students each in grades 5-7 in the fall of 2013. The learning experience can be in cooperation with community members who could offer hands-on projects, innovative use of technology and a learning environment focused on academic excellence and success in a global economy. The governance Board consists of Dean Reed, President; Tom Fulton. Vice-President; Shannon Durand, Treasurer; and Tracey Sohrweide, Secretary. The teachers are Jenny Holmgren, Kelly Votava, Allison Campbell, Rhonda Ross, and Kari Brunette. Tours of the facility were conducted by Superintendent Dr. Sara Croney. Bayshore Academy 004Bayshore Academy 003Bayshore Academy 002Bayshore Academy 001 If you are interested in enrolling a student, contact Aaron Malczewski, Middle School Principal at 920-834-7806, X2106 or aaron.malczewski@oconto,k12.wi.us or Tom Fulton at 920-834-2095 for more information. The event was catered by Brothers
The Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Holiday Party with the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, January 19th at Jo Jo’s in Stiles. It was a “Dancing with the Stars” theme. A red carpet was laid out to greet guests. Doug & Sara Croney gave dance lessons after dinner to all who wanted to participate. A contest was then held and it was declared a tie between Larry & Pam Lemorande and Pat and Dr. John Honish. This has been an annual event that rotates between the two Chambers. About 60 guests attended in the rather frigid weather