Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

                                                                                                                                                                                                Arcadia, Wisconsin

February 2002


Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Arcadia Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, February 9th at the Arcadia Country Club. The social hour begins at 6PM followed by a dinner at 7PM. After dinner, we will have the Annual Meeting, during which time we will elect three new board members.

Melissa Harris, Miss Arcadia 2001 will be on hand to speak to the group.

The Chamber will be presenting awards and wish to congratulate the following people as they receive these awards:

Reglin & Hesch Construction and Fox Ridge Speedway (David and Judy Hesch and Jeff and Diane Reglin) for the Business of the Year Award, Toni Johnson for the Community Service Award and Clarence Crum for the Educational Service of the Year Award. The Franciscan Skemp Foundation has selected Ann Nelson and will present  her with the Cornerstone of Service Award.

Another part of the program will be entertainment for your listening pleasure by Top Brass, a brass quintet which includes Chris Gleason, formerly of Arcadia.

Tickets are available by calling the Chamber office at 323-2319 or email at [email protected].


You may be noticing that this newsletter is coming to you several weeks ahead of schedule. There is a “method to my madness” with it.

The Annual Meeting

My Vacation

First of all, I would like to remind anyone who has not sent in their reservation or contacted me for tickets for the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet to do so right away. We look forward to having a large crowd for the meeting.

The Chamber office will be closed from February 11th until February 26th. The Chamber answering machine will be forwarded to City Hall as Angela Berg has graciously agreed to send out brochures, etc. while I am away. Thank you, Angela and staff, for helping me out with this.

I met with the AgDay Committee recently. Here is another good example of how well committees within our Chamber work. I’m very impressed with the way they take this event and fly with it. We have a great number of talented people in our community who are able to conquer any task. It certainly makes my job a lot easier when I know who to look to for answers.

On another note, I’d like to thank Lisa Wolfe from the Arcadia Credit Union, for coming forth to chair the Special Events/Programs committee. We are lucky to have people like Lisa within our Chamber.

Our community will be given another honor this June with the “Moving Wall” coming to Arcadia. This mobile monument to the men and women who served and died in the Viet Nam War is the results of a Viet Nam vet who wanted to give back to the people who he saw sacrifice their lives for us. We ask that you help us get the word out with regards to the Wall being on display from June 2-8th in Memorial Park. For more info on the Wall, go to





Happy Valentines Day!!

Regular Monthly Chamber Meeting

The next scheduled monthly meeting will be held April 16th. There will be NO monthly meetings held in February (due to the Annual Meeting) and March (due to the AgDay Celebration).


Kevin Benning Auto Sales

The Chamber recently presented Kevin Benning of Kevin Benning Auto Sales with a First Dollar Certificate. We welcome Kevin to the Arcadia Area Business Community.

Drawing by Henry Marsh

Highlighted Business of the Month

Michele’s therapeutic massage, established november 1997, is located at 114 east main street . Michele and jennifer loesel offer therapeutic massages on Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 8 pm and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday’s of the month from 9am until noon. They also offer “any time” appointments by calling 323-3245


The Board of Directors of the Chamber wish to say “Thank You” to Corey and Nancy Boehm for all of their help with the Santa’s Workshop...for supplying us with a Santa and for donating your time and talent with your gifts of photos to the children. You have given lasting memories to many.


“Agriculture Touches Everyone

The Ag Day Committee has been working on plans for the upcoming Ag Day Celebration, which will be held at Noon on Wednesday, March 20th in the Holy Family Parish Basement. The Agday Committee will be contacting businesses for sponsorship of this event. The event is a “once a year recognition” of the area farm families who add so much to our community.

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