Developing the De Pere Area By: 

bridging connections and educating its businesses and citizens


Registration is HERE! Art in the Park is BACK! 🎨🎟 A Family, Fun, & Free Event!
De Pere Chamber Proudly Presents our 8th Annual Art in the Park + Food Trucks Event at Voyager Park in De Pere.
The purpose of this event is to share and promote art in our community. This event is free to the public!
Yes, the Food Trucks are back!
This event will include an interactive children’s art piece under the pavilion, children’s face painting, and a local magician!
Event schedule to come soon!


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 GOLD Partners!

Thank You to our SILVER Partners!

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?

Thank you to all participants of the 2023 State of De Pere Luncheon!

As we listened to SNC Interim President Thomas Kunkel, Mayor Boyd, and representatives from Definitely De Pere and the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, it is apparent the momentum and growth of De Pere will continue to prosper in 2023.
This event was made possible by support from presenting sponsors, St. Norbert College, the City of De Pere, and Definitely De Pere. Another huge thank you to our title sponsor, Community First Credit Union.
Thank you to all for your support and participation this year!!

Check out our upcoming networking opportunities!

Let's Lunch
April 19
It’s the spring Let’s Lunch!
🌷 Plan ahead and stay tuned for more information on location! 🌷 Thank you to our host sponsor, Tax Management Services, Inc. Learn more >
UnQorked V: Wine vs. Beer II
April 27 | Black Sheep Weddings & Events

Join The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce for UnQorked V: Wine vs. Beer II! Evening events include a cash bar for cocktails, a silent auction, and a four-course meal, each with a wine & beer pairing. The evening’s wine & beer will be provided by von Stiehl | Ahnapee Brewery.
Learn more

Morning Business Brew
May 17 | De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce

Join us for our March Morning Business Brew! There will be open networking, 60-second introductions for all attendees, and a presentation along with coffee and a light breakfast. There is no charge for Members,
Non-Member’s fee is $20. Please register to help us plan accordingly.

Would your business like to be the Host Sponsor or our Program Sponsor?  You can register as a Sponsor right here. Learn more >

GOLD Business Member Spotlight:

American Transmission Co.

ATC's mission is to conquer tough challenges and provide value to your members, it sure helps to have a trusted partner at your side.

With more than 80 transmission projects under our utility belt, ATC has the experience to help you identify how transmission can enhance your operations, no matter the size. What’s more, as a partner to dozens of public power entities, we understand the challenges of navigating complex stakeholder requirements while planning to meet both current and future economic and reliability needs. In other words, a partnership could provide all the right stuff to help you accomplish incredible feats — and make you the local hero.

SILVER Business Member Spotlight:

Green Bay, Wisconsin


The Plae Bistro philosophy was started by restaurateur Jill Bassett when she not only created an acronym for “A Place to Laugh and Eat” but fashioned the idea of a bistro serving contemporary American cuisine, that would be equally at home in New York as it is in Green Bay. In 2007, she achieved her goal with the opening of Plae Bistro.

We have thrived & we have made many mistakes. There were so many times in the first couple of years that we struggled week to week, not knowing how or if we could pay the invoices flooding in, but never gave up & together we have reached this incredible milestone.

Congrats Plae!

Another amazing benefit of being a De Pere Area Chamber Member Investor

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!

Connect with us for the latest De Pere area news and events:

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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

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

Kelly Stephan


Paroubek Insurance Agency Inc.
Account Executive

Chamber Involvement
  • Executive Committee
  • Board Chair

David Vander Bloomen

Chair-Elect 2024

Baer Performance Marketing
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Chamber Involvement
  • Government Liaison

Logan Brecklin, PE


American Transmission Company Senior Transmission Planning  Engineer

Chamber Involvement

  • Events Committee                       

Adam Turriff


Resource One Realty, LLC

Chamber Involvement
  • Executive Committee
  • Events Committee Chair

De Pere Chamber Directors

Peter Froelich

Chair of Ambassadors

Nicolet Bank

Branch Manager

Chamber Involvement

  • Ambassador Chair
  • Events Committee

Ryan Kraft


DeLeers Construction, Inc.

Business Development Associate

Chamber Involvement
  • Ambassador


Michael Krutz


Greanleaf Bank
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Chamber Involvement
  • Ambassador
  • Economic Development Committee Chair

Dominic Reinerio


Tax Management Services, Inc.
Wealth Advisor

Chamber Involvement
  • Events Committee

Steve Rewolinski

Past Chair

Johnson Financial Group
VP of Commercial Banking

Dr. Bruce Russell


Focal Point Coaching
Certified Business and Executive Coach

Chamber Involvement
  • Economic Development Committee

Looking for great activities in the De Pere area?

Check out upcoming De Pere community events!

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 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.

Yes, De Pere Chamber Members can post job openings on our website (include link to job postings here). Use your ChamberMaster login to create posts. Chamber staff will receive notification from ChamberMaster to approve the post. Please contact us if you have issues logging into your ChamberMaster account.

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