Chamber Events

Count on your Fox Cities Chamber to keep you connected with chamber events and programs designed to educate, empower, and enhance professional life in the Fox Cities region. Get involved as a host, partner, sponsor, or guest and discover another level of connection in the Fox Cities!

Interested in sponsoring a Chamber event in 2022?

Contact Jim Wickersham, Senior Director, Investor Relations at [email protected].

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Chamber Events

December 1, 2022

Get ready to be inspired by the “Future 15,” a group of Fox Cities young professionals who are making a difference in their careers and communities. These awards are presented by the Chamber’s Pulse Young Professionals Network, which works to elevate the experience of area YPs and motivate them to continue to invest in our community. Every year, the “Future 15” is a collection of success stories that prove the future is bright for the Fox Cities.

January 26, 2023

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner is an awards gala that recognizes individual achievements. Enjoy a wonderful dinner, auction, entertainment, and celebrate our winners! This includes ATHENA Leadership, Business Leader Hall of Fame, Gus A. Zuehlke Distinguished Service, and Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor awards. 

February 7, 2023

The “Bowtie Economist,” Elliot Eisenberg, delivers his popular annual address on macro- and micro-economic issues to the Fox Cities business community. Join us for an engaging and entertaining keynote address. Belly laughs included.

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SHINING STAR AWARDS

March 30, 2023

This tradition honors educators and has become a signature celebration in the Fox Cities. Now more than ever our community appreciates the sacrifice, passion, and talent exhibited by so many who serve in this most vital profession. Nine awards are presented, including Fox Cities Educator of the Year. This celebration of our community’s shining stars and their success stories is sure to inspire gratitude and hope.

April 18 - 19, 2023

Regional employers are invited to set up booths for interactions with local 8th-through-12th-grade-students at this annual career fair. Connect the next generation of leaders to career pathways and incentivize future talent to invest in the Fox Cities through your support of this annual outreach event.

CHAMBER GOLF OUTING

July 17, 2023

See you at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha for networking on the links next summer. Our golf outing features lunch and a reception, as well as the opportunity to interact with sponsors through special on-course activities. We certainly hope you’ll swing by!

FOX CITIES DAYS

TBD, 2023

Fox Cities Days is a regional college recruitment event that allows local employers to showcase their organization and our community as a great place to live and work to students at colleges and universities that have been identified as having strong potential to fill the Fox Cities talent pipeline.

 

Friday, September 29, 2023

This Fox Cities classic is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022 — and you won’t want to miss the fun. Classic cars, great local food, and live music will make College Avenue the place to be on Sept. 23. An average of more than 100,000 community members are drawn to this alcohol-free event each year, where they can check out more than 400 vintage rides on display.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Food, fun, and philanthropy have defined Appleton’s Octoberfest for more than four decades. In fact, the 2022 celebration will be the 40th anniversary of this beloved community festival. Since its inception in 1981, Appleton’s Octoberfest has reinvested nearly $3 million in local businesses and nonprofit organizations — making it a cornerstone of our community. More than 200,000 attendees say “Prost!” to this tradition each year.

PULSE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

October, 2023

The PULSE Young Professionals Network is back for another Professional Development event. Join us as four local, influential women take the stage to talk about their experiences, challenges, rewards and surprises they’ve encountered as women in leadership positions. Men and women alike are invited to join and learn from each other during a morning of learning, growing and inspiration. 

SMART GIRLS ROCK

TBD, 2023

Science is cool. So are technology, engineering, and math. And when our community rallies around getting girls excited about STEM, the results really rock. This day-long, interactive mentoring event connects the Fox Cities science and tech community with girls who are freshmen and sophomores in area high schools. Smart Girls Rock! is designed to inspire students’ interest in STEM careers and provide them the academic and career planning guidance they need to get where they want to go.

BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON

TBD, 2023

Each year, the Chamber recognizes businesses and organizations in the Fox Cities that help make it a vibrant, innovative and dynamic community. The awards given are based on leadership, dedication and achievement.

FEATURING:

  • Business of the Year Awards
  • Rising Star Award
  • Corporate Citizen/Leadership Award
  • Company Innovation Award
  • A full lunch crowd of influential business leaders
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Event Series

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PULSE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK EVENTS

This membership-based network targets young professionals in the Fox Cities and provides programs and services to expand their network, form new friendships, and pursue fresh ideas for strengthening our community. Monthly events include social outings, community engagement experiences, and career/professional development opportunities. Six volunteer committees serve Pulse, and memberships can be purchased on an individual or corporate basis.

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PUBLIC POLICY SERIES

Stay current with a series of events focused on how our government is at work in the Fox Cities business community. "CEO of the City" featuring the region's mayors is a popular offering, and a federal update is typically provided as well. These events are a great resource and connection point for our members. Dates and topics for the 2023 series coming soon.

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CELEBRATING YOUR BUSINESS

The Fox Cities Chamber promotes our members with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, in-person professional development opportunities, and “Business Connections” after-hours networking events. Click here to host a milestone event or email Jim Wickersham.

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FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SEMINARS

This partnership provides discounted technical training and professional development for Chamber members.