- The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1980 with the “purpose of advancing commercial, industrial, agricultural educational and civic interests of this community and area.” The organization started with 30 members. The by-laws were adopted and elections took place at the first chamber meeting held on September 23, 1980 at the North Shore Country Club. Bill Reinhardt was named the Executive Vice President. Mr. Reinhardt was the chief administrative and executive officer and served on the Chamber Executive Committee. The Chamber office was housed in Bill Reinhardt’s home until his retirement in 1993. Other chamber office locations were 11512 N. Port Washington Road Mequon from 1993 – 1998; 250 S. Main Street, Thiensville from 1998 to 2012 and 6331 W. Mequon Road from July of 2012 until present.
The Mequon-Thiensville Chamber:
- Is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit, non-government-funded, self-supported organization operating under an Executive Director, volunteer Executive Officers, Board of Directors and five standing committees.
- Represents large and small business in the City of Mequon, Village of Thiensville, Ozaukee County and outlying communities in southeast Wisconsin. 87% of the current membership is comprised of small businesses having fewer than 50 employees.