Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce: Achieves silver employee friendly workplace certification

FOX CITIES, Wis. – October 14, 2021 – The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce has achieved Silver Certification in the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative – a program it administers on behalf of the community with the goal of improving employee engagement and encouraging employee loyalty by creating supportive work environments.

A region-wide dedication to these policies, practices, and principles of employee friendliness helps distinguish the Fox Cities as an outstanding place to live, work, and play – a key component of the Chamber’s talent attraction and retention objectives.

“As the administrator of this program, we believed it was important that the Chamber itself, as a Fox Cities workplace, was a full participant in the initiative,” Becky Bartoszek, President and CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber, said. “While we are a small employer, we were still able to qualify at the Silver level and are very proud of what that certification says about the Chamber as a place to work and the example we are setting for employers throughout the region.”

Chamber employees enjoy flexible work schedules; a family-friendly work environment; and perks like bonuses and discounts on recreation and entertainment.

“It was a real pleasure completing the evaluation of our Chamber’s application,” initiative director Eric Broten, Director of Business Retention and Expansion at the Fox Cities Chamber, said. “It’s great to be part of a team that ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to employee friendliness and work/life integration.”

To learn more about the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace certification and initiative, please visit

About the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services that promote employers, economic development, and quality of life in the Fox Cities region. The Fox Cities Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities within the counties of Outagamie, Calumet, and the northern portion of Winnebago. For more information, visit

About Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative

The Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative is a collaboration between employers and community organizations, led by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, focused on enhancing work/life integration for all employees by encouraging the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies. Certification is open to all employers with operations located in the Fox Cites (Calumet, Outagamie and northern Winnebago Counties). The comprehensive benefit criteria incorporated into the application is intended to be attainable as well as aspirational for employers of any size across all industry sectors.