Member Testimonials

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"The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce  is the only local chamber we belong to.  Why?  Because they treat their members equally - whether you are a business of one or 5,000, each member receives the same opportunities and exposure.  The chamber office staff has always been helpful and answered my questions quickly.  They have also helped to promote my business through word of mouth and in offering affordable marketing opportunities to chamber members.  If your budget only allows you to join one chamber, The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is your BEST choice."

Since 1997, Virtualtech has been designing and marketing websites.  Over the years we have added email marketing, SEO, and social media marketing to our menu of services. 

Tammy Schultz, Virtualtech Website Design and Promotion Inc., 920-954-1923, www.virtualtech.com

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"The Chamber is a great resource in our community. The Chamber is a strong avenue for our agency personnel to meet current customers & partners and build new relationships at business, education and social events. I personally find the Business After Hours a great time to network. Volunteering at the annual golf outing and Taste of the Heart has given me the opportunity to meet and connect with many people at these events."

Ansay & Associates is a premier independent insurance agency serving Wisconsin and the Midwest. 

Sheila Fenolio, Ansay & Associates LLC, 920-722-7531, www.ansay.com

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"I joined the Chamber to gain exposure for our company with the local business community.  I’ve stayed with the Chamber because it gives me networking, marketing, and educational opportunities that fit my schedule and budget."

A.R.M.S. is a business information management company.  Our service portfolio includes offsite storage of hardcopy documents;  document scanning, imaging and hosting solutions; climate controlled vault storage for computer back-ups; and NAID AAA Certified document and media shredding service.

Rick Griesser, A.R.M.S. Inc., 1-877-764-2767, arms4rim.com

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"I value my membership with the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce. As the Sales Manager for New North B2B, a regional business publication its important for me to meet and stay in touch with local business owners and business leaders. I attend networking events through the chamber almost every month and have made many new connections while also strengthening the relationships I currently have with fellow chamber members."

New North B2B is an intelligent, in-depth business publication that reports on a concentrated segment of northeastern Wisconsin’s business communities.

Carrie Rule, New North B2B, 920-237-0254, www.newnorthb2b.com

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The A.M. Connect - Business Card Exchange has helped my business by strengthening and broadening my networks throughout the fox cities community.
The Chamber is the place for small and medium size business owners, where they can network and share resources to help strengthen local businesses.

"The A.M. Connect - Business Card Exchange has helped my business by strengthening and broadening my networks throughout the fox cities community.The Chamber is the place for small and medium size business owners, where they can network and share resources to help strengthen local businesses."

Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha is a 501c3 youth serving organization whose mission is to help young people thrive through the power of mentoring.

Dawn Gohlke, Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha, 920-729-5600, www.bestfriendsnm.org

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"The Heart of the Valley Chamber has been an excellent asset in several ways. Our business has experienced growth from the connections made by participating in several events throughout the year. You certainly get out what you put in…and then some. Getting involved in the networking events are a great way to gain exposure and connect with local leaders within the business community. 

In addition, we found great benefit in the insurance programs offered as a chamber benefit, allowing us to provide an excellent insurance package for our employees when our company was small. During the past several years of growth, we have continued to benefit from the insurance program. I would recommend this to any new or existing small business."

Eagle Graphics provides corporate apparel, school and sports apparel, promotional products, signs, banners, vehicle graphics and business printing. 

Josh Hermann, Eagle Graphics, 920-759-1092, www.egpromo.com

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"The Chamber has helped my business by allowing me to expand my visibility of the business through chamber after hours and other chamber events.  I have found that when attending these events held by the chamber I'm able to socialize and meet new business owners that I wasn't aware of.  Our business has also expanded so much this past year and I've been able to make the public aware of the new items we carry through advertising options with the chamber.

The connections I have made through the Chamber are a great asset to me.  I am able to ask them about advertising options, referrals, and where they do business that may be beneficial to my business.

I want to stay at the Chamber because I believe that they are a benefit to the community and they provide many resources that I can rely on and benefit from as a person and as a local business owner."

Bridal Elegance offers formal gowns for brides, mothers, bridesmaids, flowergirls, First Communion, and prom, as well as tuxedos, purses, jewelry, headpieces, and invitations, and they also provide alterations.

Lu Ann Vander Zanden, Bridal Elegance and Formalwear, 920-766-6709, www.valleybridalelegance.com

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"As a volunteer with the Chamber, I enjoy working alongside fellow members to continually develop relevant programs.  I always get more than I give."

From strategy formulation, graphic design, media placement, to website development, Autumn Hill Creative employs a targeted innovative approach to marketing that will grow your business.

Yvonne Kehl, Autumn Hill Creative LLC, 920-788-1111, www.autumnhillcreative.com

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"The Chamber is the place for businesses to learn and connect with other businesses. Through events and seminars there is always a learning experience. Through the Leadership Roundtable Group I now have a resource for all of our questions and the ability to help other businesses. We also have met and retained new and valuable customers at Chamber events and seminars."

Kobussen Buses Ltd. has over 650 dedicated team members who operate and maintain a fleet of Luxury Motorcoaches, School Buses and special needs equipped Transit vehicles from seven locations.

Joe Kobussen,  Kobussen Buses Ltd., 920-766-0606, www.kobussen.com

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"Landreman`s Family Restaurant joined the Chamber in 1995 when we opened our business. Our greatest benefit is the insurance. We enjoy the networking events as a way to meet other members, as often as we can we use Chamber member services. The Chamber Bucks are also a great plus. We give them to our staff honoring their years of service, and also like to use them ourselves when we shop local."

Landreman's Family Restaurant is family owned and operated; open 7am to 7:30pm daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with (weather permitting) dining available on our garden deck.  We also do wedding and specialty cakes.

Jean Landreman, Landreman`s Family Restaurant, 920-759-0196, landremanfamilyrestaurant.com

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"Being involved in the Chamber has given me a greater appreciation for local businesses and their commitment to our community.  The chamber provides me with engaging networking events where I can share ideas with local business and community leaders.  Each year I look forward to the annual "Taste of the Heart" event which showcases the culinary skills of local restaurants. And as a chamber volunteer I have made many important connections that have been an integral part of my business."

Van De Hey Financial Services is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.

Corey Grimes, Van De Hey Financial Services, 920-766-9988, www.vandeheyfinancial.com

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"I am very excited to be a member of The Heart of the Valley Chamber! After just attending one P.M. Connect Networking event several years ago, I could feel immediately that this was a group of people that would help my business grow. The membership is priceless and a great resource that immediately paid for itself. The quality of the staff and the “like-minded” business owners you meet at the networking events, along with the free workshops they offer, is a valuable tool for any business to succeed. There are so many opportunities to promote my business, and the staff is proactive in making sure I'm aware of all of them. The staff at HOTVC makes an effort to stay in touch with me, they know who I am, and they help with anything and everything that you can imagine. Oh and by the way . . .the cost is less than other Chambers in the same area. Great things have come out of the HOTVC for my business, and all I had to do was show up at the events!"

Bouwer Printing and Mailing is a 2nd generation locally-owned and operated design, print and mailing services company. We offer free consultations and price quotes.

Kathryn Peotter, Bouwer Printing and Mailing, 920-734-9997, www.bouwerprinting.com

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"We joined the Chamber for many reasons; I feel on top of the list, though, is networking and support for ALL local business.  Be Loyal, Buy Local is a strong phrase.  Small business owners need one on one interactions with other people/businesses to connect with them and develop trust for the services that he/she do sell.  We can all agree meeting face to face for business purposes helps us to share more about our business and review ALL the services we provide.  It also helps us to search other businesses and realize all the local services we could possibly utilize in the future supporting our local community. 

Many times, networking does force us to share the general background of our business and how it got to where it is today as well.  Other small business owners learn off each others experiences...the goods, the not so goods; what has truly helped his or her small business develop a stable reputation providing services in the Fox Valley and what paths will never be repeated."

Keith Petersen Plumbing is a plumbing contractor specializing in service work & remodeling projects.

Kelly Petersen, Keith Petersen Plumbing Inc, 920-687-9272, www.petersenplumbinginc.com

   

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