Visitors and residents can escape to the great outdoors all year round and also can enjoy many other activities the community of New Holstein offers.

Standing Committees

Raffle Night Fundraiser - This committee is in charge of organizing the annual raffle Night fundraiser in February. Duties include, but are not limited to, selling tickets, procuring prizes, organizing workers and food.

Members: Zach Ziesemer (Chairperson), Pam Van Dera, Melissa Reese, Dan Schneider, Steve Nothem, Dave Amel, Cheri Reedy

Promotions - This committee is responsible for; coordinating and organizing promotions that will benefit our current members, keeping existing members and assisting in finding new members, organizing the Welcome Baskets, planning promotional advertising, coordinating and planning additional events for the Chamber that are not covered under a separate committee, plan, organize, and distribute necessary marketing collateral, and develop and judge community contests.

Members: BJ Jaeckels (Chairperson),Melissa Reese, Sonny Schaar, Wendy Jacobs, Mike Hartmann, Kerri Brantmeier, David Damkot,  Renée Jaeckel

Golf Tourney Fundraiser - This committee is in charge of organizing the annual Golf Outing in July. Duties include, but are not limited to, selling participations, procuring prizes, organizing workers and facilities.
Members: Pam Pirkov, Mark Sherry, Cheri Reedy, 

Country Christmas - This committee is in charge of organizing the annual event in early December. Duties include organizing participants in the day activities, city wide lighting contest, developing signage and decorating locations.  

Country Christmas Members: Sonny Schaar & Wendy Jacobs (Chairpersons), Paula Pethan, Penny Petrie, Randy Jacekels

Festival of Wreaths: Ann Hansen & Cheri Reedy (Co-Chairs)

 Distinguished Citizen Award - This committee is in charge of procuring nominations, judging nominees, and selecting an individual as New Holstein’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year. Duties also include procuring awards, plaques, proclamations, etc.


Members: Mark Sherry (Chairperson),Cheri Reedy, Pam Pirkov, Tim Stadler, 

Annual Dinner - This committee is responsible for the annual general membership dinner meeting / Distinguished Citizen Award Night held in December. Duties include organizing location and meal, procuring door prizes, collecting fees, etc.

Wendy Jacobs(Chairperson), Renée Jaeckel

Reality Check - This committee is in charge of working with the New Holstein School District staff in organizing realistic economic scenarios in order to introduce students to the responsibilities of adulthood.

Wendy Jacobs (Chairperson), Randy Jaeckels, Sonny Schaar

Night On The Town - This committee organizes the event that showcases our eating, drinking and entertainment establishments. Duties include procuring participants, attendance prizes, Promotional materials and advertising, transportation between venues and logistics. 


Members: Paula Pethan & Randy Jaeckels (Chairpersons), Mike Hartmann

Chamber Member/Volunteer of the Year - This committee will be in charge of selecting criteria for nominations, procuring nominations, the selection of a winner, procuring the award and planning the presentation.

Members: Renée Jaeckel (Chairperson)

50/50 Raffle Fundraiser

Members: Mike Hartmann (Chairperson)

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Local Matters

Comfortably nestled in the rolling farmlands of east central Wisconsin, this community of rich German heritage is the perfect setting to relax, recreate, or raise a family.


New Holstein

New Holstein is conveniently located 1.5 hours north of Milwaukee, 50 minutes south of Green Bay, and 2.5 hours north of Chicago.


New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce Events

New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many events throughout the year, so check back often to see whats coming up.

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