Supporting De Pere Businesses and Community

Promoting and advocating for the De Pere area by connecting and educating its businesses and citizens.

De Pere Chamber supports local businesses and Marine Toys for Tots with their Holly Jolly Trolley

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The Holly Jolly Trolley will feature a trolley ride around De Pere and surrounding areas making stops at a variety of shops.

Join the De Pere Chamber in supporting our local businesses and donating Toys for Tots by taking part in this year’s Holly Jolly Trolley & Toy Drive. Donate and gift new unwrapped toys & bring a smile to a child this holiday! Visit the De Pere Holly Jolly Toy Drive fundraiser page Marine Toys for Tots Fundraising (salsalabs.org) and help us raise at least $1,000 for Marine Toys for Tots!

Discover Chamber Events

We always have something going on for De Pere area residents.

Network with the Chamber

Join our networking group to meet and support other local business owners.

Learn about Membership​

Becoming a De Pere Area Chamber member investor has many benefits.

De Pere Drinks & Eats​

Discover coffee shops, restaurants, and bars that De Pere residents love!

De Pere Pools & Parks

There’s lots for families to explore in the De Pere area.

Destination De Pere

Discover other local attractions when you visit De Pere.

Looking to grow your business in the De Pere, Wisconsin area?

At the De Pere Chamber we focus on growing your businesses, getting recognition, exposure for business, connecting with other businesses and chamber member investor businesses and connecting with community.

Founded in 1887 as the De Pere Business Men’s Association, the organization has gone through many changes, adaptations and conversions for more than 135 years! The new De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce is a modern, future-facing organization focusing on the imperatives of community and economic development.

Our vision is to be the premier membership-based organization in the De Pere area that business people join to achieve financial success and our mission is to advance the interests of member investor businesses through business development and community involvement to stimulate economic growth in the De Pere area

The chamber’s long term goals are to meet the needs of and involve an expanding membership; to lead in marketing and promoting the De Pere area; to take a leadership role in shaping the future of the De Pere area; to encourage appropriate commercial and industrial development and new private- sector jobs; and to encourage and support resources that result in an educated work force. Growth objective areas will include: Financial Viability, Community, Economic / Business Development and Visionary Leadership.

We invite you to learn about us, discover our community and find for yourself what we already know: the De Pere area is your perfect place to Live, Work, Enjoy and Join!

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Want to sponsor an event?

Sponsorships are a great way to get involved in your local De Pere area community!

Sponsor an Event

You do not have to be a resident of De Pere to enjoy the benefits of membership with the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce!

At the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce we strive to engage residents and businesses not only in De Pere but also in surrounding areas.

Looking for great networking in the De Pere area?

We had an amazing turnout in July at our 13th Annual De Pere Chamber Golfing Outing!

Even though it was a scorcher, everyone had fun and enjoyed the sponsors’ creativity with games at several holes. Thank you to all our volunteers, members, Ledgeview Golf Course, and especially our sponsors! This event was made possible by you!

Thank you, Sgambati’s Pizza, for the delicious New York style pizza. We have received rave reviews!

See you next year!

Check out our upcoming networking opportunities!

Let's Lunch! December 2022
December 21 | Sgambati's New York Pizza

Join us for networking + grab some lunch!
Short on time? This event is the perfect opportunity to eat lunch AND network in a casual setting. Come join us and get to know other local businesses and professionals in our community. Learn more >

State of De Pere Luncheon 2023
January 25 | Hendrickson Ballroom - Bemis

Join the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, Definitely De Pere, St. Norbert College, and the City of De Pere for our Annual State of De Pere Luncheon! We will hear from SNC Interim President Thomas Kunkel, Mayor Boyd, and representatives from Definitely De Pere and the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce. Limited seating will be available. Learn more >

2023 Winter Indoor Golf Outing
February 21 | Hilly Haven Gold Course

ALL SIX FOURSOMES ARE SOLD OUT!
Beverage Sponsor and Driving Range Sponsor are SOLD OUT!
Ranger Sponsors are UNLIMITED and are welcome to join for lunch and networking. De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 2023 Winter Indoor Golf Outing. Join us for a great day of golf & help support a great cause! 10 am -10:30 am registration, 10:30 am driving range, 11:00 am shotgun start. Lunch on the Turn. Learn more >

Business Member Spotlight:

Wolter

De Pere,Wisconsin | woltergroupllc.com

Wolter's mission is to create serious competitive advantages for its customers by leveraging its products, services, and people's unique expertise to re-imagine their productivity opportunities.

Wolter cabarets sixty years of business and growth, a future with a strong foundation, and a team of talented professionals throughout seven states spanning the Midwest. As we begin this next chapter in the Wolter story, we are as excited about what it means for our customers and partners as we are for us.

Would you like your business to be a member spotlight?

The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce wants to include a “Member Spotlight” to be included in the first newsletter of each month. Please complete this form and the necessary info and we look forward to learning more about our member investors!

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Meet Our CEO and President

Kitty Johnson

Kitty Johnson is the new president and chief executive officer of the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on committees with the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, heads up the Fox Cities Women’s Entrepreneurial Grant Program for CAP Services alongside of Mid-day Women’s Alliance, is a former business owner, and an entrepreneur at heart.

With a comprehensive manner and a fierce commitment to business development as well as economic growth, her experience in private and non-profit sectors demonstrates her natural leadership abilities to effectively serve the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce—a modern, future-facing organization focusing on the imperatives of community and economic development.

As president and CEO of the De Pere Chamber, Kitty is focused on helping businesses grow, and keeping our youth here working in local companies, starting businesses of their own in the De Pere area.  It’s a clear call to action that’s driven by her years working in a community action agency as well as being a grandmother of 8.5 beautiful grandchildren, with their oldest being a junior in high school, contemplating his career path for a bright future.  There is so much opportunity in the De Pere area and Kitty is excited to be a part of it all.

Contact Kitty Johnson
Phone: 920-334-6500
Email: kitty@deperechamber.org

Meet our wonderful Board of Directors!

If we had a “secret sauce” it would be our awesome people. We have only professionals on our team!

De Pere Chamber Executive Committee

Ryan Kraft

Chair

DeLeers Construction, Inc.
Business Development Associate

Chamber Involvement
  • Executive Committee
  • Board Chair

Kelly Stephan

Chair Elect 2023

Paroubek Insurance Agency Inc.
Account Executive

Chamber Involvement
  • Executive Committee
  • Ambassador Chair

Adam Turriff

Director

Resource One Realty, LLC
Broker/Owner

Chamber Involvement
  • Executive Committee
  • Events Committee Chair

Dennis Somers

Director

Wolter
Vice President of General Manager Northern Region

Chamber Involvement
  • Executive Committee
  • Economic Development Committee

De Pere Chamber Directors

David Vander Bloomen

Chair Elect 2024

Baer Performance Marketing
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Chamber Involvement
  • Ambassador
  • Government Liaison

Michael Krutz

Director

Greanleaf Bank
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Chamber Involvement
  • Ambassador
  • Economic Development Committee Chair

Logan Brecklin, PE

Director

American Transmission Company
Senior Transmission Planning Engineer

Chamber Involvement
  • Events Committee

Dr. Bruce Russell

Director

​Focal Point Coaching
Certified Business and Executive Coach

Chamber Involvement
  • Ambassador
  • Economic Development Committee

Dominic Reinerio

Director

Tax Management Services, Inc.
Wealth Advisor

Steve Rewolinski

Past Chair

Johnson Financial Group
VP of Commercial Banking

Looking for great activities in the De Pere area?

Check out upcoming De Pere community events!

De Pere Redbird Holly Craft Faire
November 26 | De Pere High School on Chicago st.
Since 1980, Holly Craft has been held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We showcase over 200 booths of juried vendors presenting unique hand-made items including painting, pottery, photography, woodworking, ornaments, iron garden designs, jewelry, hand-made mittens, and much MUCH more. We are the largest craft faire of this type in the area! Learn More >
newARTSpace marketPlace
December 2-3 | newARTSpace on north broadway

newARTSpace presents its first pop-up art and book sale event featuring the art of Christine Style, Stacey Von Busch, Brian Pirman, Karen Stewart & Jennifer Iannarelli-Block, Naomi Moes, and David Graham with books & zines by Kristy Deetz & Ed Risden, Stacey Von Busch, David Graham, Aaron Renier, and Jessica Campbell. The marketPlace will open for ART NITE on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 – 8 pm, and continue Saturday, Dec. 3 for De Pere Holly Day from 12 – 4 pm. Learn More >

Classical to Contemporary | February Film Favorites
February 17 | St. Norbert College, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts – Byron L. Walter Theatre

Whether you’re completely new to the orchestra world or a symphony connoisseur, there’s a lot to enjoy in our annual family concert featuring film favorites. Join the Civic Symphony of Green Bay as we perform music from some of your favorite movies, including:

West Side Story –  Leonard Bernstein, The Godfather – Nino Rota, Star Wars – John Williams, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – John Williams, Mission: Impossible – Lalo Schifrin, Band of Brothers – Michael Kamen, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone – John Williams, & Frozen Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Learn More >

Frequently Asked Questions

The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce (DPACC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)6 organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for the De Pere area by connecting and educating its businesses and citizens. We support businesses and member investors by providing networking, marketing, and sponsorship opportunities. Every business and member investor has different needs, so we work to listen to them to learn how we can better serve and offer the best benefits to help impact their success. Our strategic plan includes five focus areas: Business and Economic Development; Community and Professional Development; Government Relations; Marketing and Communications; and Member Investor Development & Partner Relations.
A complete directory of businesses, organizations, and associations who are member investors of the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce (DPACC) is available on our website.
The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce (DPACC) has more than 200 member investors with representation from every business segment – Corporate, Industrial, Manufacturing, Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Educational, etc. Member Investment numbers are on an upward trend as the De Pere Area continues to develop and grow.
Yes, we are happy to assist you with relocation information. You may call our office at (920) 334-6500 or email us at info@deperechamber.org to request information and speak to someone about specific interests or needs.
No. While the Chamber works closely with the City of De Pere on matters of policy and to create a positive business environment, the Chamber is not part of City government.
The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce (DPACC) schedules 12 monthly networking activities for member investors and non-member investors to mix and mingle. These events include educational breakfasts at the Chamber office and structured networking lunches at a different local restaurant who is a member investor of our Chamber. In addition to our regular programs, DPACC hosts a variety of special events including The State of De Pere Luncheon, a Winter Golf Simulator Golf Inside Outing, UnQorked Wine vs. Beer (4-Course Cocktails & Dinner Party), Art in the Park (free community event), a Summer Golf Outing, an economic development Business Walk, a Holly Jolly Trolley, and more.
The De Pere Area of Commerce provides member investors with numerous networking and marketing benefits as well as serving as an advocate for businesses. Marketing benefits include business referral and listings on social media and in publications that are distributed to both residents and businesses.
No. Chamber investment is open to any business that has an interest in the De Pere area. Businesses located out of the area benefit just like any other investors – They develop professional contacts within the membership and their products and services are promoted to their fellow investors, non-member investors, and to residents of the community.
You may not sell your product or service locally, but you operate your business here and that affects your bottom line. The Chamber works in many ways to develop the community as a good place to operate a profitable business. Whether it is parking or zoning issues or site plan review process, all of these issues have the potential to impact your business. The Chamber can help you stay informed and give you a voice on these types of issues.

Yes! If your employer has joined the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce (DPACC) they are providing all of their employees with access to, and benefits of our Chamber. The business is always listed as the member investor and you may need to contact the person who oversees Chamber of Commerce relations within your company to be able to access some information.  Individuals may also join the Chamber.

We offer member investors an opportunity to be the monthly spotlight in our newsletter at no extra cost and on our website for an enhanced investment plan. Please feel free to reach out to us if your business has an anniversary, special project, or any other big news coming up that you would like us to spotlight. Our monthly spotlights fill up months in advance, so please contact us to reserve the month you would prefer as soon as you have the information.

Effective October 1, 2022; new Member Investors will be set up on ACH payments so dues can be debited from your checking account. Annual dues are automatically debited from your checking account on the 10th day of your anniversary joining month.

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