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Chamber Member Appreciation Open House

The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce invites our members and their employees to our 2017 Membership Appreciation Open House:

January 26, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Two Sisters Chapel
131 Steeple Road, Moon WI

Enjoy appetizers, desserts, beverages, and raffle items! Meet new members and catch-up with old friends. We hope to see your there! There is no charge for this event.

Please RSVP to or 715.693.4330.

Thank you for your support of the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce!

Mosinee Silverblades Figure Skating Club Needs Donations

The Mosinee Silverblades Figure Skating Club will again host the Badger State Winter Games Figure Skating competition at the Mosinee Rec Center Jan 26-29, 2017. This is the largest ice skating competition in the state and brings nearly 500 skaters and 20 volunteer judges from around the nation to Mosinee to compete. Our Welcome Bag Committee is seeking support for items which will be placed in the “welcome packet” that each skater will receive upon their arrival to the event.

They are asking for your help in support of their initiative. Click here to read more.

S.C. Swiderski, LLC Expands Architectural Design Department

Mosinee, WI – S.C. Swiderski, LLC, a construction and real estate investment company, is excited to announce two additions to the Architectural Design Department. Paul Cassem has joined the company as a senior architect and Karina Griesbach as an architectural designer. The two hires add further depth to the company’s expanding team of professionals.

Paul Cassem, AIA, is a Senior Architect and will oversee the company’s design projects. He studied at Dakota County Technical College and the University of Minnesota. Paul brings over 30 years of architectural experience; he has designed a wide range of projects from industrial, military, multi-family, retail and commercial. Recently he worked at ADG Architects in Eau Claire. Paul’s wide scope of knowledge including construction administration will be utilized in his new role.

Karina Griesbach has a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture and urbanism from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and was a licensed architect there prior to relocating to the US. She has 6 years of architectural and interior design experience. She has worked for Garon Foods and HJ Martin. Karina’s passion and talent for urban design is an asset for the company as they move into larger scale multi-family developments in 2017.

S.C. Swiderski Director of Operations Fay Harder said, “We are pleased to bring Paul and Karina on board as we expand our real estate portfolio. We are fortunate to find this caliber of talent and experience and know they will quickly make an impact as we introduce new building designs in 2017.”

App Security – Advice from Cellcom

Despite ongoing review and efforts to keep fake apps out of popular app stores, fraudulent apps still pop up and it’s up to users to keep a watchful eye. Apps remain the most common way your phone and data stored in it can be compromised, so it is important to be discerning and responsible with the apps you choose to download.

Why fake an app? There are a variety of motives. Some apps are simply knock-offs of hit apps or games that are trying to compete for downloads with the popular apps. Other apps appear to be from a popular brand, but there purpose is to simply serve ads (which is usually apparent upon opening the ad). Unfortunately, there other fake apps with malicious intent to infect your device, convince you to enter your credit card number or attempt to steal your personal information.

While there is no fool-proof method for avoiding malicious apps, here are some tips to help keep your device and personal information safe.

  • Be leery of paid apps being available for free from an outside website — App developers do occasionally discount the price of their app, but usually do so within the official app store. A free app offer on an outside website should be a red flag that the app is not legitimate and is probably malicious in nature.
  • Check the downloads and reviews — Use the additional feedback given by fellow consumers to see if an application is living up to the developer’s intentions. An app with a lot of downloads, high ratings and positive reviews will usually indicate an app is meeting expectations. An app with fewer downloads, low ratings and complaints can signal a questionable app.
  • Review permissions — Be aware of what parts of the phone you are giving the application access to and make sure you are comfortable with granting the access. If something doesn’t seem right, don’t download it. Your smartphone contains a lot of sensitive information; it’s important to be proactive and protect that information.

Watch for other red flags, as well, including misspellings or bad grammar in the app description, multiple apps appearing to be from the same brand with different developers or apps featuring deals that are too good to be true. App stores continue to work to weed out the bad apples, but taking a second look remains an important step to protect your smartphone and ultimately your personal information.

Photo Contest for Community Directory 2017-2018

The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a photo contest for the 2017-2018 Community Directory. The photo will appear on the front cover of the 2-year publication. First prize will be a $100 Chamber Gift Check to be used at any Chamber member location.

We are also looking for photos to be used inside the publication. To see what types of photos are being sought, please take a look at the current Community Directory to get ideas, or stop by the office at 201 Main Street to see a Directory. Photos selected will receive name recognition inside the publication.

Photos must be submitted by 12/5/2016. You may send the photo in a .jpg file to with the subject line – Photo Contest Submission, or mail it to us at: MACOC, 201 Main Street, Mosinee, WI 54455. Please be sure to include your name, address and telephone number. Photos will not be returned. If you would like your photo back after the contest, please stop in at the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce office at 201 Main Street.

Good luck!!

Open Interviews at S.C. Swiderski, LLC

S.C. Swiderski, LLC will be holding Open Interviews on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Join this growing real estate investment and construction
company! They offer stable, year round work with complete
benefits and a positive team environment.

Bring your resume and be ready for on the spot interviews! (See locations below)
Hiring for the following positions:

401 Ranger Street, Mosinee, WI 54455 | 715-693-9522 |

2017 Calendars

The Mosinee Area Historical Society has beautiful calendars for sale. If you would like to purchase one, please stop in at the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce. They are $10.00 each. We also have packets of postcards for sale. They make very nice Christmas gifts!

Mosinee United Methodist Church is seeking Musicians

Mosinee United Methodist Church is looking for passionate musicians to fill a weekly rotation of organ, piano, or praise/worship music. For more information, please contact Pastor Stanton Bockwoldt at 715-693-2125 or by email at

Wi-Fi Security

Wi-Fi hotspots in public places are convenient, but often not secure. If you connect to a Wi-Fi network and send information through websites or mobile apps, it has potential to be accessed by someone else.

Please click on here for more on this topic.

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