The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce offers its member investors and the community numerous programs and services that not only strengthen its members’ businesses but also make the Waupaca area a better place to live. Contact the Waupaca Area Chamber for more information about becoming a member investor.
Shop Local Campaign
Gift Certificates– Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates are great gifts for any occasion. Available in any denomination, the certificates can be redeemed at all member investor businesses.
Save Local Now– Participating Chamber businesses offer discounted products or services and list events. Savings are decided by the business and may change at any time. A link to the Save Local Now site is available on the Chamber and Tourism website. There is no fee to participate in this program. This program is meant to encourage shopping locally.
Educational Workshops, Seminars and Online Courses
Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing cost-effective training opportunities that meet the needs of our members and enhance their skills, knowledge, and competencies. Courses are offered in collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College, the Small Business Development Center, Lorman Educational Services and well known speakers.
Lorman Education Services – Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Lorman Education Services to provide continuing education in a variety of topic areas. Member investors will receive a 20% discount on all seminars, webinars and teleconferences offered through Lorman. See a list of what is available to you and your staff at a discounted fee.
Business After 5 – For Members only – Held the fourth Tuesday of each month. Sponsoring business hosts the event and provide complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages or a cash bar. Admission is free and a 50/50 raffle is held. Members have the opportunity to host this event.
Leads Network – For Members only – The purpose of this network is to exchange leads, ideas, and information through the fellowship of members of diverse professions. Ultimately, a successful LEADS Network will further business and financial interests between members. The exchange of business between members is encouraged, but it is not a requirement of membership in the Network. Cost $45/year. Network meets the first and third Thursday of each month.
Networking Events – The Chamber’s networking events, Business After 5, Golf Outing, Awards Ceremony, Leads Network, and Operation Thank You help members make the important connections they need to operate and grow their businesses.
Golf Outing – Held the first Monday in June at one of our member courses. It is a fun day filled with friendly competition, lunch, dinner, raffles and another great chance to network. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
The WACC is an information resource in public affairs and government issues. We also offer the opportunity to meet with Public Officials to share thoughts and ideas.
WACC takes a strong role in promoting the Waupaca area as a tourist destination. Efforts include the placement of advertising in various mediums, responding to inquiries, development of conferences, meetings and festivals.
Strawberry Fest – An annual celebration held the third Saturday in June celebrating the first taste of summer.Over 10,000 visitors attend this family event.
Hometown Day Celebration– Held on July 4th the day includes a parade, food and events at South Park with fireworks at 9:30 pm over Shadow Lake.
Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival – Held on the 1st weekend in October. Enjoy a variety of Blues music Friday evening and Saturday at the Historic Indian Crossing Casino on the Chain O’ Lakes in Waupaca.
Waupaca Hockey Classic – Held annually the last weekend of January. Events and food at South Park.