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Your Help is Needed to Ensure the Best Possible Future for our Chamber!


Looking Ahead

The Menominee Chamber of Commerce would like to get a better look at the future direction of the Chamber. Now is the time to update our strategic vision, focus on economic growth and the success of our members and their businesses. To achieve these goals and improve our competitiveness, we’re asking for your help.

How you Can Help

Bring us your ideas for engagement, growth, relationship building, activities, attracting new generations, and more.

Consider starting/steering a committee. The Menominee Chamber of Commerce would like someone with knowledge/interest in the following areas to help us be accountable to accomplishing the goals that will further our mission:

“The Menominee Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is dedicated to promoting our members’ businesses, tourism, and assisting with their economic growth. We are an advocate for businesses and are committed to helping members compete regionally by providing them with outstanding programs, benefits and services.”

  • Marketing Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Winterfest Event Committee
  • Spring Fling Event Committee
  • Tradeshow and Exhibition Committee

Please express your ideas and interest NOW and stay tuned for updates, we’ll be scheduling a meeting soon.

Call:  Wilmer Peters at 715-799-4940

Email:  Trilby McIntosh at

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Congrats Grads! College of Menominee Nation Graduates 80 State Residents


Photo Credit: College of Menominee Nation Facebook page

Residents of 26 Wisconsin communities, including members of nine American Indian tribes, received academic degrees and technical diplomas in College of Menominee Nation ceremonies held on Saturday, May 27, in Keshena.

The College invited its recently retired founding President, S. Verna Fowler, Ph.D., to present the guest address, and baccalaureate degree graduate, Lloyd J. Frieson, Jr., to speak on behalf of the Class of 2017. Both reside in Keshena.

Saturday ceremonies also honored Dennis Vickers, Ph.D., who was named the American Indian College Fund Faculty Member of the Year. Vickers, who teaches in the College’s Humanities program, holds Philosophy degrees from the University of Texas (Ph.D.), Bowling Green University (M.A.), and University of Wyoming (B.A.). A resident of White Lake, he has served on the CMN faculty since 2006.

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Chamber Member Dr. Nicky Bowman Appointed to EvalIndigenous!


Help us congratulate Dr. Bowman! We’re so proud of her appointment to a New Global Network EvalIndigenous!

About Dr. Bowman

Dr. Nicole Bowman holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (2015). She also earned a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Curriculum & Instruction (1996) and a B.A. from St. Norbert College in Elementary Education (1993). She has nearly 20 years of experience providing programming and completing research, evaluation, and technical assistance services within tribal and public contexts (rural, urban, and reservation) where scientific rigor and cultural responsiveness are the foundation to the services provided.

International Policy Update – AEA Appoints Nicky Bowman to New Global Network EvalIndigenous 

From Mike Hendricks, AEA Representative to the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), with contributions from Jim Rugh, EvalPartners Co-Coordinator


  Jim Rugh 2010.01.16.JPGAEA President John Gargani has just appointed Dr. Nicole (Nicky) Bowman to be AEA’s representative to the brand-new EvalPartners network EvalIndigenous. The stated goal of EvalIndigenous is to “recognize the different world views and strengths of indigenous evaluation practices in order to better allow indigenous peoples to lead and contribute to global evaluation practice and endeavors.”

Nicole Bowman.pngJohn couldn’t possibly have made a better appointment, since Nicky has chaired for several years AEA’s Topical Interest Group (TIG) on Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation. President and founder of Bowman Performance Consulting, Nicky herself is a Mohican/Munsee Native American so, to her, the issues involved in EvalIndigenous are more than simply a professional interest. Both in her consulting firm and in her evaluation post at the University of Wisconsin, Nicky has worked extensively over the past two decades with both tribal and non-tribal agencies to develop ways to work with people and not on them.

As you might imagine, Nicky is very active in Native American organizations. She is a member of the National Congress of American Indians, American Indigenous Research Association, National Indian Education Association, Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, and Native Research Network, and she is a frequent trainer for various tribal projects.

Nicky also is active academically and has served on various AEA committees and task forces for several years. She has published more than a dozen articles and reports on evaluation in indigenous communities and has given many dozens of presentations and keynote addresses on the topic. Nicky has also reviewed manuscripts for the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions in Evaluation, Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation, Journal of American Indian Education, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and she has reviewed grants for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, and Transportation and for the National Science Foundation.

We congratulate Nicky on her appointment to EvalIndigenous, and we thank her in advance for her service to AEA.


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