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Chamber Annual Meeting- 10/18/17

Annual Meeting & Luncheon
We hope you will join us!

On Wednesday, October 18, we will enjoy a wonderful luncheon at the Pinewood Supper Club starting at Noon while we hold this short meeting and elections. Attendees will also get a chance to win one of several baskets and raffle prizes.

Luncheon fee is $15 per member; $20 per non-member. Please RSVP to the Chamber by Monday, October 16th. Email us at to register today.

This year’s Annual Meeting is sponsored by Valley Communities Credit Union.

We really appreciate your membership and sponsorships throughout the year and hope that you will represent your business and vote for your upcoming Board of Directors.


2017 Board of Directors and Staff
Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

MACOC Board of Director Information

Each year, three directors’ terms are up for re-election. Any member in good standing who would like to serve on the board must complete and return a Board of Directors’ application. An application does not guarantee a nomination, but if chosen, serving on the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce (MACOC) board will be a rewarding experience. Serving as a board member is a volunteer position.

The Role of the Board
The board of directors’ expectations are as follows:
-Attend regularly scheduled board meetings
-Attend committee meetings as necessary
-Assist in establishing policy and oversee the activities
-Attend annual planning session where goals are established
-Chair at least one committee
-Volunteer time at MACOC events

The Right Candidate
-Will commit to serving a three-year term
-Will bring enthusiasm and new perspectives to the board
-Will have the desire to be involved in the community
-Will be punctual and make every effort to attend meetings and events

Application materials can be picked up at the chamber office, emailed to you, or MACOC Board of Director Application. Please contact the chamber for more information.

If there are more nominations than there are positions available, the membership will vote for the new directors at the MACOC Annual meeting on Wednesday, October 18th.

Judy Martino is Retiring

We are both happy and sad to announce that Ms. Judy Martino is officially retiring from her position as the Executive Director of the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce as of July 14.

Judy’s attention to detail, while keeping the broader picture in mind, has been invaluable to the growth of the Chamber. Her willingness to put in extra time and effort to help us meet deadlines, grow membership and have successful events has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend upon. In addition to her incredible competence and skill, she has been a friend to all with her thoughtfulness and encouragement. We will surely miss her.

A retirement social is being planned in her honor. An announcement will be made once all of the details are confirmed.

Now Hiring – Executive Director for the Mosinee Chamber of Commerce

The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce (MACOC) is accepting applications for its Executive Director position. This is a part-time position and is approximately 15 hours per week. Hourly wage is dependent on qualifications. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, previous office experience, excellent customer service, organization skills, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Please click here for the full Executive Director job description.

To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with previous work experience to Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce, 201 Main Street, Mosinee, WI 54455 or

Arts Festival

Arts Festival on Friday evening, May 12th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

There will be Artisans displaying in the Chamber Office at 201 Main Street as well as at various buildings and outside locations (weather permitting) throughout the downtown.

Lietz Auto – Hosting Charity Event Brat Fry & Bake Sale

Brat Fry & Bake Sale
Thursday, May 11th 10am to 6pm
Lietz Auto
1123 Western Ave, Mosinee

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Mosinee.

Spring Craft Show and Day with the Easter Bunny

"Mosinee Chamber Spring Craft Show

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!

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!!