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December 2012
In this Issue
Few Spots Left in Guide to Fitchburg
Pfaff Announces for Second Term
Don't Miss Your Chance to Get Listed
Business After 5, Dec. 6 at Liliana's
Common Council Agenda
Fitchburg Launches Idling Reduction Campaign
Community Events Calendar (pdf)
member news

2013 Guide to Fitchburg--Only a Few Spots Left!
There are a few spots left in the 2013 Guide to Fitchburg. Here's what you need to know:

- 18,000 copies will be distributed locally and regionally

- an online format with flip book technology helps you maximize your exposure

- this is Fitchburg's primary marketing publication and is used by residents, visitors and businesses year-round

For inquiries, send and email to Bethany Klein. You can also call us at 288-8284

Pfaff Announces for Second Term as Mayor

2013 is an election year for Fitchburg Leadership. All of the Alder seats and the Mayor's position will be up for election in 2013.  Mayor Pfaff has announced his candidacy for a second term. The deadline to file for candidacy for an alder position or a mayoral run is January 1st, 2013. The primary (if needed) will be February 19th and the election will be April 2nd. The Fitchburg Chamber will schedule a candidate's forum after the primary and invite membership to ask questions and get to know their candidates. For a list of your local leaders click here.

Don't Miss Your Chance to Be Listed in the Guide & Website
As a Chamber member, you should have received your invoice for your 2013 dues. As a reminder, all members that are in good standing will receive a listing in the 2013 Guide to Fitchburg as well as on the Chamber's website. Also, be sure to confirm your listing information on our website since this is what's printed in the Guide to Fitchburg. If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Klein.


CHARTER BUSINESS - we provide a full range of advanced broadband services and solutions to businesses, including Charter business internet, phone and TV in digital entertainment programming.


COUNTRY FINANCIAL - we protect your biggest asset-your paycheck. We also insure homes, autos, life and long term care.


HITS WISCONSIN - we will help you promote your business, organization or club. Locally-owned with long-standing ties to the community. Your source for corporate/health care apparel and promotions, team sports and spirit wear, and booster club fundraising.


TOTAL AWARDS & PROMOTIONS - a full-service awards, promotional products signage and donor recognition company. Offering plaques, donor walls, name tags, trophies, crystal, acrylic, medals, ribbons, interior signage, custom lapel pins as well as anything you can put your logo on.


TRUSCRIBE - we create engaging videos that make your message understandable and memorable in a unique format called Video Scribing or Whiteboard Animations.


TWEEDEE MEDIA INC - we are a full-service video production company. We're a hardworking team of video production veterans who create visual stories you want to watch. 


Liliana's Restaurant

2951 Triverton Pike Drive

Kick off the holidays with the Fitchburg Chamber at our annual Holiday Business After 5 at Liliana's. Enjoy complimentary Champagne and appetizers. Generous happy hour specials will extend through the event. Meet local business leaders and make new connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 


meetings are scheduled for the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30pm


View the agenda from the November 27 meeting.


View the minutes from the November 13 meeting.

Fitchburg Launches Idling Reduction Campaign

You may have read about Fitchburg's Idling Reduction Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to reduce voluntary idling--idling when a vehicle is not being driven, like drive-thru lines, car washes, picking-up and dropping-off passengers and warming up the car. Idling is not an effective way to warm up today's engines even in cold weather. The best way to warm up your engine is to drive your vehicle. In fact, your vehicle will warm up faster if you drive it rather than idle it...and you'll get better gas mileage. After starting your car, wait a few seconds and then start out slower for the first minute or so.


Each day Americans waste approximately 3.8 million gallons of gasoline by voluntarily idling their cars.  For every gallon of gasoline used, a vehicle emits an average of 20 lbs of CO2. That translates to 13 million tons of CO2 produced annually from voluntary idling!(a)  The resulting pollutants linger in the environment and cause long-term health impairment and environmental damage.  Studies have shown that idling for over 10 seconds uses more gasoline and produces more CO2 emissions than restarting your engine. 


What can you do? Participate. If it looks like you'll be waiting for more than 10 seconds, turn off your engine, and restart it when you're ready to move...and encourage others to do the same. 

take an idling quiz here

5540 Research Park Drive * Fitchburg, WI 53711 * (608) 288-8284