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UW-Marinette Celebrates 50 Years of Higher EducationUW

The public is invited to UW-Marinette’s annual Fall Convocation, co-sponsored by Stephenson National Bank & Trust, this year celebrating 50 years of academic excellence at the campus on the bay. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the campus of UW-Marinette. Dr. Dan Kallgren will give the keynote address. A campus re-dedication ceremony featuring current Dean Paula Langteau, former Dean Sid Bremer, and UW-Marinette’s first Dean Lon Weber will take place in the circle following the convocation. A BBQ-style luncheon will be served on the promenade outside of the Fine Arts Building following the re-dedication. Bay Cities Radio will be broadcasting live from the campus during the celebration hours.

Later on that same evening, UW-Marinette and Stephenson National Bank & Trust will co-host a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event in the Main Building from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Chamber members and university alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited to an evening of networking and celebration. Refreshments provided by UW-Marinette alumni partners Forgotten Fire Winery, The Landing, and Night Owl Bakery will be served.

The UW-Marinette campus will be open for self-guided tours during the day. A special 50th Anniversary exhibit is on display in the gallery of the Fine Arts Building and current and former faculty, staff and students will be in attendance during the celebration.

UW-Marinette is celebrating 50 years of providing quality educational opportunities and industry-specific training for students and local businesses in the greater Marinette and Menominee areas. We’re proud of our legacy and are looking towards the future to continue providing excellence in education for many years to come. For more information on UW-Marinette’s 50th Anniversary and upcoming events, please visit




Stauss and Durow Promoted to Vice President

timstaussTim Stauss and Beth Durow have both been promoted to the position of Vice President at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT).
“We are honored to have Tim and Beth as part of our team,” said Daniel J. Peterson, SNBT President & CEO. “Together they possess an impressive track record of hard work and dedication to the Stephenson National Bank and Trust, each is very deserving of this promotion.”
Stauss joined SNBT in 2011. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from Northern Michigan University, Business Administration and Secondary Business Education. Tim is also a graduate of the Wisconsin Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.

He is responsible for commercial lending including: commercial real estate loans, equipment loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, analyzing and interpreting financial reports, and preforming cash flow analysis. Additionally, Tim is a 2014 winner of the WINGS award (Worthy Individual noted for Generous Service); this award recognizes the exceptional individual community service efforts of a bank employee.bethdurow

Durow earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from UW Green Bay, and attended Moore School of Business Investment program. Beth also participated in the Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations trainings and attended the WBA Bank Executives conference. Prior to her current position as Controller, Beth has held numerous roles throughout the company such as Customer Service Representative, Operations Specialist, and Accounting Officer.
Her duties include but aren’t limited to managing the accounting department, developing and maintaining policies and procedures, setting up the bank’s financial reporting systems, coordinating and producing the annual Bank budget, creating the financials for the annual report and is responsible for shareholder records. In addition, Beth is an active member of the Clothes Vault and a volunteer for Relay for Life.

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust is a 140-year old independent community bank with over $1 billion in Bank, Mortgage, and Trust & Investment assets under management. Offices are located in Marinette, Wausaukee, Crivitz, Pembine, and Oconto, Wis. and Menominee, Mich. with a Trust & Investment Office in Marquette, Mich. For more information about The Stephenson National Bank & Trust visit



The Chamber is focused on advancing the economic and social environments of the area through the strengthening of our business community. The Board of Directors, the governing body of the Chamber, determines policies and procedures of the organization to accomplish this mission. Currently we are seeking candidates to fill open Board positions beginning on October 1st, 2015.

Each candidate must be an active member in good standing, be able to represent their company in a decision-making capacity, and agree to accept the responsibilities of a directorship. The Board meets once a month on the third Thursday of the month at 12:00 Noon (with the exception of May and December) at the Chamber office. Meetings are approximately 1 hour long. In addition to monthly meetings, Board members are expected to contribute to and participate in Board and Chamber activities as schedules allow.

From the nominee submissions, the Chamber Board Nominating Committee will select a slate of candidates for election to a three-year term of office on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in being included in this year's candidate pool, please send your name, title, company name, phone number, and e-mail address to by Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

The Future Wisconsin Project

For the past 18-months, the WMC Foundation in partnership with the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Department of Workforce have been building a new initiative called The Future Wisconsin Project. They have embarked on a process to help us identify, answer, and be prepared for the outcome of the following questions: Read more ... then link to the following text on different page.

What will Wisconsin/Michigan look like in 20 years?
What will our workforce look like?
What sort of businesses will thrive in our economy?
How will our tech colleges and universities stack up to those in other states?
What sort of jobs will be available?
Will we be able to grow our economy if we can't find the labor to fill the jobs?

The project focuses on (6) Competitive Quality Indicators that we know affect our community:

- Talent Development, Attraction and Retention
- Business Competitiveness
- Global Engagement
- Government Effectiveness
- Life Quality
- Entrepreneurial Spirit

At the November 20th, 2014 Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting a resolution was signed committing our Chamber to becoming part of this forward moving plan. To learn more visit


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