About Us

The Appleton Northside Business Association works to improve the business activity and the communities of North Appleton. We do this by offering a support system for our members, along with networking opportunities. We specialize in helping small to mid-size businesses as well as non-profits create awareness about their products and services. ANBA is working to organize events to help promote these businesses to the community.

We welcome comments and suggestions, and of course new members! To send us feedback, if you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions, please email us!


Meet the people who make the Northside of Appleton so great!


President Board of Directors
Lisa Verhagen, East Wisconsin Savings Bank Dawn Ebert, Simple Simon Bakery
Past President Trey Neher, Truyman-Haase-Zahn Insurance (THZ)
Troy Leonard, Cornerstone Financial Brett Hildebrandt, Stellar Blue Technologies
Treasurer Sarah Coenen, Epiphany Law, LLC
Matt Rehbein, City of Appleton Caitlin Kiley, Caitlin Claire Studio
Executive Secretary
Carol Killian, BSI Commercial Design, Build, Furnish
Karen Dietzen, Fox Communities Credit Union


Why Should I Become a Member?

ANBA is a great way to communicate with your neighbors on the Northside of town. As business owners, we all share the same up’s and down’s. Wouldn’t it be nice to share what’s working to keep business thriving? We are all here to make our community a great place to be!

Networking with new friends and old neighbors… from referrals, to networking functions, to business matchmaking, ANBA’s business development programs provide opportunities to connect with potential purchasers and build business relationships throughout the year.

FVTC Scholarship Program

The Appleton Northside Business Association scholarship is available to FVTC students who work for an ANBA member or who is a spouse or child of an ANBA member employee. Award is based on need and merit.

Click here to download and fill out the Appleton Northside Business Association Grant application

For more information, please visit the Fox Valley Technical College website


Leadership Fox Cities

ANBA will award a $500 scholarship toward participation in Leadership Fox Cities. Owners and employees of ANBA member businesses are eligible to apply. Further information on Leadership Fox Cities can be found on the Leadership Fox Cities website.
Download the Leadership Fox Cities 2013 Leadership Application.

The Image Award

Presented during the ANBA Annual Meeting. This award recognizes members for career achievement in the beautification and renovation of their building and provides exceptional service in their industry.

2008 winners: Moto Mart & Winch Advisory Services
2009 winners: Fox Valley Cab & Chimera Hobbies
2011 winners: Gunderson Cleaners and Muntz Audio
2012 winner: Simple Simon Bakery
2013 winner: Central High School
2014 winners: Fox Valley CPA’s & Mosquito Creek Home Renovations
2016 winners: The Free Market & Home Run Pizza
2017 winner: Harmony Pizza
2018 winner: Tri City Glass

Jim Smith Community Service Award

Presented during the ANBA Annual Meeting.  This award recognizes members for their commitment to the community through volunteer and charitable contributions to the local community.
2014 winner: Ace Hardware
2015 winner: The 10th Frame
2017 winner: The Grand Meridian
2018 winner: Fox Communities Credit Union

ANBA Newsletters

September 2018
May 2017 August 2017 (Current)
May 2016 February 2017
February 2016  October 2015
May 2015 March 2015
September 2014 May 2014
March 2014 November 2013
Spring 2013 Winter 2013
Summer 2012 Fall 2012
Summer 2011 Spring 2011
October 2010 August 2010
May 2008 February 2008