Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A recent AC Membership Survey said that 91.2% of businesses are AC members because of networking opportunities. Business Connections are just one example of the many networking opportunities the Association of Commerce provides its members. Business Connections are held the third Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m - 7 p.m. All member staffs are invited and encouraged to attend.
Co-hosted By: The Children's Museum of Fond du Lac and the Bank of Oakfield
ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: The Children’s Museum, now open in Fond du Lac’s Waterfront District, 75 W. Scott Street, takes children on an adventurous tour around the world, from Lake Winnebago to an Italian pizzeria and the African savannah. Visitors from toddlers to tweens can cast images in the Shadow Safari, explore the Great Toddler Reef, build a Great Wall of China, exchange money for world currencies, put on a show in the Big Apple Theater or produce a radio broadcast. With the museum’s relocation and expansion, visitors will enjoy even more play environments, including a Persian Palace, Antarctica Weather Station and more.
While the interior of the museum allows children to travel the world, over 10,000 square feet of the museum’s WinnePLAYgo outdoor space focuses on Fond du Lac’s “backyard”. A Shanty Town, Trike Track, Garden, “build upon” Scarecrows, and Picnic Area encourage children to explore their natural environment, inspire creativity and develop healthy behaviors.
“Over the last five years the museum has attracted visitors from around the state and across the country,” said Executive Director Andrea Welsch. “Our new facility supports family and community learning and appeal to visitors of all ages.”
“The Children’s Museum offers more than physical museum exhibits,” she said. “It provides educational programs, such as music, science, and theater classes, and specials, including free days. It is also supportive of community and statewide initiatives such as the Wisconsin Science Festival, Commonwealth Classic bike races, downtown events, and family festivals.”
In addition to what takes place inside the museum, the museum offers programming in schools, such as Amazon Adventures, which engages third-grade students in STEM and helps develop 21st century learning skills through the study of the Amazon Rainforest.
ABOUT BANK OF OAKFIELD: Locally owned and operated, Bank of Oakfield has been meeting the needs of Fond du Lac County for over 110 years. With three convenient locations in Oakfield, Van Dyne and Brandon their experienced lenders are able to service many types of small businesses.
Bank of Oakfield is excited to sponsor the Business Connection at the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac on November 19th. All are encouraged to attend and celebrate the museum's new location!