Latino Chamber News & Events

Leaders Call for Immigration Reform
Business and civic leaders have kicked off the Reason for Reform campaign. Last week r epresentatives from dairy farms and restaurants in Wisconsin joined the Latino Chamber of Commerce at a press event at Centro Hispano to push for immigration reform. 

"Dairy farms and restaurants are particularly reliant on immigrant workers, and immigration reform is critical for business," said Mayra Medrano, Latino Chamber of Commerce President. She added, " The United States immigration policy has remained virtually unchanged since the 1960s and does not fit today's economy." Read more

August Enlace at La Taguara
3502 E. Washington Ave.
Thursday, August 18th, 6:00-8:00pm

Join the Latino Chamber on August 18th for a fun networking event at La Taguara Venezuelan & Latin American Cuisine. We'll make business connections, learn about La Taguara, hear about upcoming events, and enjoy some yummy appetizers. Members and non-members are welcome. Register

Ribbon Cutting at Lady Bug Learning Academy
2095 Red Arrow Trail,  Fitchburg, WI 53711
Friday, August 26th, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Come out as we celebrate the ribbon cutting of Lady Bug Learning Academy! Check out the space and learn more about this daycare for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We'll have food, music, games, and prizes. The ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, August 26th from 6pm to 7pm. Lady Bug Learning Academy is located at 2095 Red Arrow Trail, Fitchburg, WI 53711. Contact Lady Bug Learning Academy at (608) 630-8686.

Member News
Helland Selected as Up and Coming Lawyer by Wisconsin Law Journal

Murphy Desmond attorney and LCC board member  Alison Helland has been named to the list of "Up and Coming Lawyers" as published in the Wisconsin Law Journal. The honorees were nominated and chosen based on the following criteria:
*    On the fast track to making a significant impact on the legal profession
*    Represent determination in legal work, in community betterment, and in improving their own law firms
*    Have been practicing law for 8 years or less
Alison practices in the areas of business law, tax law and estate planning. All of the state's 2016 Up and Coming Lawyers will be honored at a dinner event in Milwaukee on September 22nd.   
Member Events
Dane Dances Featuring
DJ Pain 1, Primitive Culture and MadiSalsa
Monona Terrace Rooftop
Friday, August 12th, 5:30 - 9:30pm
After 24 years of performing together, this will be the final performance for MadiSalsa, so you can't miss this one! Great dancing, eclectic food and the opportunity to connect with other people from diverse backgrounds draws an average of 3,000 people to the rooftop every Friday evening in August. These concerts were created to help break down racial barriers and bring people together for a night of free entertainment and dancing. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. Lake Vista Cafe will be open for your enjoyment. Food vendors open and cocktails are available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol. Concerts will be moved inside in case of rain.  More
Al Fresco with Synergy & Project Kinect
Thursday, August 11th, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Synergy Coworking, 5201 Old Middleton Rd

Join Synergy Coworking and Project Kinect's Social Change Happy Hour as they launch a partnership. Come for food from several of Lets Eat Out's food carts, a complimentary beer from Ale Asylum, and great conversation. Since it's outside, why not have a few fun outdoor games and activities?! 10% of proceeds from the food carts will go to assisting Project Kinect's community engagement activities! Learn more
After School Arts Open House
Friday, August 12th, 5:30-7:00pm in Poynette
Monday, August 15th, 5:30-7:00pm in Madison
After School Arts LLC is hosting an Open House on Friday August 12th, 5:30PM -7:00PM in Poynette, W9257 County Trunk CS. Learn more about what they do or pick up your registration information for the 2016-17 school year.  The After School Arts program hours:  Poynette - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays after school 3:35-6:00pm and  Saturdays 12:30-2:30pm. For  Madison, hours are Tuesdays after school - 6:00pm. Madison  Open House will be at 2354 Quartz Ln., Madison, WI 53719 on Monday August 15th, 5:30pm-7pm. Learn more

Kickin' It for Kids benefit for REACH-A-Child
Saturday, August 20th, 1-4pm
McGaw Park, 5265 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg

REACH-A-Child's mission is to collect and provide books and drawstring backpacks to help first responders comfort children in crisis."Kickin' It For Kids" brings family, friends, coworkers and neighbors together for a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family. Concessions, silent auction, team registrations, sponsorships, and general donations benefit REACH-A-Child. This is a FREE event for the public. Activities include: fire trucks, ambulance, police car, motorcycles, state patrol and sheriff from 1-4pm, concessions, bouncy house, kids reading area, volleyball, and kids vs. first responders kickball game at 2pm. Mounted horse patrol 1-3pm. More
Workshop: ¿Qué pasará con su negocio después de que usted se haya ido? - en Español
Centro Hispano, 810 W. Badger Rd.
miercoles, 10 de agosto, 6:00 - 8:00pm
¿Alguna vez ha pensado en lo que pasaría con su negocio después de su muerte? ¿Tiene un plan? ¿Quién se hará cargo? ¿El negocio permanecerá en su familia ? ¿Sus sobrevivientes tendrán que vender el negocio ? ¿Su socio estará preparado para asumir el control ? ¿Cómo sus sobrevivientes mantendrán a sus empleados y a la empresa en crecimiento? En este taller , se discutirá cómo crear un plan para que su negocio pueda continuar después de su muerte. Se ofrece en Español. Registro
Centro Hispano, 810 W. Badger Rd. 
sabado, 27 de agosto, 9:00 - 11:00am

Descubra si ser empresario es para usted. Aprenda las consideraciones personales para iniciar su propio negocio. Se ofrece en Español. E n colaboración con  WWBIC. Registro