The Heart of the Valley communities are some of the fastest growing areas in the State of Wisconsin. The area has had a tradition of economic strength and vitality due in large part on the paper industry. From large international corporations to home based offices, The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing services that meet the specific needs of each business.
Starting or buying an existing business can be an exciting, frustrating and time consuming process. By knowing the business climate and what you hope to accomplish you can maximize the positive aspects of owning a business. Joining the Chamber of Commerce can give you the exposure, networking and involvement in the community you will need to be successful. As a member of the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce you will be provided with: Ribbon Cutting for your grand opening, special events, programs and seminars that can assist you with your business, inexpensive advertising opportunities and referrals, a free listing on our website and in our online Membership Directory, printed Directory & Community Guide, networking opportunities at Chamber events like P.M. Connect Networking, Annual Golf Outing, and A.M. Connect meetings.
The Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) is a business attraction organization comprised of the municipalities, organizations and utilities interested in the economic growth of the Fox Cities area. Visit their website for business resources, regional profiles, community lifestyles and available building sites. Click here to view the latest Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership newsletter.
Northeast Wisconsin Economic Opportunity Study describes five key strategies and 98 action steps for creating a successful, knowledge-based economy in the region. To access this study, click here.
Bridge to the New Economy is a Cluster-Based Strategy developed through a series of workshops facilitated by Martenson & Eisele, Inc. beginning in February 2006 and concluding in August 2006. In addition, the FCEDP held a Focus Group facilitated by Matousek & Associates. To download the strategy, click here.
LIFE in the Fox Cities (Leading Indicators for Excellence) seeks to develop a clear understanding of the overall quality of life in the Fox Cities by taking an in-depth look at ten key indicators. See the LIFE full report.
Business Owners Sharing Solutions (BOSS), sponsored by Epiphany Law, LLC, provides business owners and those considering entrepreneurship, with the opportunity to learn best business practices by sharing their knowledge and experiences in an interactive, facilitated meeting format. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Holidays Pub & Grill in Neenah. The cost is $10 per meeting, which includes pizza and soft drinks.