March 2015

IN THIS ISSUE...




Bob VandenBurgt
Yahara Software
Board President
President's Message

By now, you've no doubt heard about our Chamber's visioning and strategic planning initiative launched last November and now in the final stages of refinement. The working name for the plan is 2020, reflecting both a five-year outlook, as well as suggesting we have the vision required to see all things clearly - both are challenging but this Board lives for challenges!

 

After surveying our local climate, meeting with the committee leaders and polling our members, we have identified a number of key drivers and established 4 initial strategic focuses. Some will unfold over the next couple of years and some concepts are ready for launch.

 

  1. Connecting Talent - Provide better vehicles for communication between employers and prospective talent
  2. Virtual Access - Make Chamber programming more available through video and social channels
  3. Work/Life Blend - Introduce new events to leverage the growing number of niches in the organization and develop considerably more opportunities for small group, social, and family interaction
  4. Macro to Micro - More of a Spacex-type test launch to help the working group better understand topic potential for small group future discussions

 

We have established working groups around the above initiatives and are actively seeking talented individuals to participate on the teams. If you are interested to help shape the vision, call the chamber office or corner one of the board members over the next few weeks. All of these efforts are focused on one thing - building more value into the organization for our members. As we all know, great work doesn't happen overnight.   There is much more farming ahead and we will certainly end up planting some new crops that we haven't even considered at this point. In the interim, we will work to refine and publish a more comprehensive overview by the end of April.

 

Please join us at get moving Middleton on March 5th to hear a little bit more and to get a small taste of what is to come.


Best,
Bob V 

 

 

Upcoming Chamber Events
March 5, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

March, 9, 11:30am
Ambassador Committee
Globe University

March 17, 8am
Ask the Expert (Register)
Getting the Most Out of Work and Life

March 18, 12pm
Economic Development Briefing (Register)
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

March 24, 5-7pm
Business Social Hour (Register)
Ultrazone Laser Tag
New Members

AQUA PLUMBING 
John Moll
7717 Welton Drive
(608) 206-7781  




CENTRAL 1 SECURITY
Don Bally
4814 Odana Road
(608) 216-4095



COLD FUSION
RESTAURANT & BAR

Joe Perkins
2644 Branch Street
(608) 836-7750



ENVISION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 
Nancy Pautsch 
999 Fourier Drive,Suite 101  
(608) 256-5680  



MADISON MUSIC MAKERS

Bonnie Greene
1317 Applegate Road
(608) 250-6707



MADISON WEST TOWNE MIDDLETON ROTARY CLUB
 
Jeannine Desautels 
P.O. Box 620312  
(608) 238-9273  


MORGAN STANLEY
 
Ron Phelps 
1241 John Q Hammons Dr, Suite100  
(608) 829-3261  



NEW URBAN FOCUS, INC.

Christopher Laurent
133 S Butler Street  
(503) 869-6544  




OMNI RESOURCES
 
Marc Blazich 
5250 E Terrace Dr., Suite 130  
(608) 284-2040  


REMEDY INTELLIGENT STAFFING
 
Ellen Courlas 
4602 S. Biltmore Lane  
(608) 310-3200  



SUSAN YOUNG INTERNATIONAL

(850) 598-3317

www.susanspeaks.com 

 



TRANSWORLD BUSINESS ADVISORS

MADISON/FOX VALLEY  
Thomas Wankerl 
1715 Main St, Cross Plains  
(608) 852-7923  




VIRTUAL BUSINESS EDGE

Jackie Ellickson
2610 S. Elmwood Circle E, Cross Plains
(608) 206-1276  




Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ALTUS Announces Lease of 302 E Wilson, ALTUS Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chuck Polenz has completed the lease of 302 E Wilson St to MPowered Wellness & Performance who plan to open their new doors on March 1, 2015.

ALTUS Announces Lease of 8500 Greenway Boulevard, ALTUS Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jeff Jansen has completed the lease of 8500 Greenway Boulevard, Suite 101 to ICS Consulting.

ETC Extends CUE Conference Early-Bird Registration Discount, ETC has officially extended the deadline on the early-bird discount for the biennial CUE professional development conference to March 13. 

Hospice Volunteers Needed, Home Health United-Hospice invites you to join a special group of people dedicated to making a difference in the lives of hospice patients.

Park Bank Announces New Board Member, Park Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Christianson to the bank's board of directors.

Middleton Outreach Ministry Calls for Teams to End Hunger,
Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) calls for local teams to build structures of cans and packaged food at Canstruction´┐Ż Madison, a community competition to end hunger taking place on Monday, April 20 at West Towne Mall.

Coldwell Banker Success Announces January Housing Statistics,  Coldwell Banker Success has announced the January 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics.

February Was National Children's Dental Health Month,   Dr. Brent Killian of Midwest Dental-Middleton visited his son's 4k classroom to talk about keeping their teeth healthy.

Applicants Sought for Summit's 7th Annual "Project Money",  Now through March 14, Summit Credit Union is accepting applications for its "Project Money". 

SVA's Fearn and Muehl Elected to Dane Buy Local Board, SVA professionals, Chris Fearn and Rebacca Muehl, have been appointed to the Dan Buy Local Board of Directors for three year terms.

NARI Announces Board of Directors, The Madison chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has elected and appointed the 2015 officers.   


AWARDS

NARI of Madison Members Receive Best of Houzz 2015 Awards, DC Interiors & Renovations of Madison has been awarded a "Best of Houzz" for Design and Customer Satisfaction.

Be Inspired Receives Top Award, Be Inspired Salon is excited to announce that Surface Hair awarded them for being one of their Top 10 Salons in the U.S.

Neckerman Honored as Top-Performing Agency,  SECURA Insurance recognized Neckerman Insurance Services as one of their top-performing agencies in 2014.



HIRES & PROMOTIONS
ETC Names Southern Rigging Regional Manager, ETC is pleased to announce Steve Aldrich as the company's new Southern rigging regional manager.

Meriter - UnityPoint Health Appoints CEO, The Board of Directors of Meriter - UnityPoint Health has names Arthur Nizza, DSW, as President and CEO, effective February 16, 2015.

Wegner CPAs Welcomes Sixteen Staff Members,   Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the addition of sixteen new, talented individuals to their firm.



Member Events
3/5

Community Open House, Madison Community Montessori
3/6

Sign N' Dine with Communication Innovations
More Info
3/7

Comprehensive Plan Listening Session, City Hall
3/12

Grand Opening, DC Interiors & Renovations
3/14

"Good Hops" Beer & Wine Tasting, MBSC
More Info
3/18

Planning for Success, Madison SCORE
More Info
3/21

"When Bad Things Happen to Good People", Smith & Gesteland
More Info
3/21

Learn Middleton's History, Middleton Historical Society
3/21

Lion's Club 16th Annual Cork & Cap, Blackhawk Country Club
3/23 - 3/27

FREE "Coffee on the Curb", Asbury Church
3/29

Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Lakeview Park






February Renewals

Adesys

 

Advanced Dermatology, Inc.

 

American Cancer Society

 

Anytime Fitness

 

Avenue Auto Body, Inc.

 

Burse Surveying and Engineering

 

Celerity Staffing Solutions

 

Chem-Dry of Madison

 

Choice Floors WI

 

Cindy Ramlet Advertising - Marketing - Promotions

 

Clasen Quality Coatings

 

Communication Innovations

 

Cousins Subs

 

Creative Business Interiors

 

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service

 

DC Interiors & Renovations

 

Design Structures, LLC

 

Dogtopia of Madison West

 

Econoprint Inc. - West Madison/Middleton

 

Emmons Business Interiors

 

Endurance House

 

FASTSIGNS Odana Road

 

First Choice Dental Group, SC

 

Fitzgerald's of Middleton

 

Goldstein & Associates

 

Good Karma Broadcasting dba ESPN Madison

 

Googins & Anton
Financial Advisors  

 

Greenway Station
Shopping Center

 

IT Strategies Group

 

J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.

 

Legacy Advisor Network -
Paula R. Possin

 

LegalShield SM - Susan D. Oja, Independent Associate

 

Leslie The Realtor Inc

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance -
Jason Guttenberg  

 

Loichinger Advantage LLC  

 

Lu Anders Boutique  

 

M&M Office Interiors, Inc.  

 

Madison Scouts Drum &
Bugle Corps

 

Mazur Realty  

 

Michael A Dubis
Financial Planning, LLC  

 

Mid Town Pub  

 

Middleton Art & Framing  

 

Middleton Jaycees  

 

Middleton Times Tribune  

 

New Awakenings, LLC  

 

Northwestern Mutual
Financial Network

 

NovoPrint USA Inc.

 

Parents Planning 4 College, LLC

 

Pheasant Branch Apartments, 55+

 

Promises Floral and Gift Studio

 

Radial Web Inc

 

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

 

RESCO Rural Electric

 

Russell Law

 

Simply Savvy

 

Stark Company Realtors

 

Stark Company Realtors - Richert

 

Summit Credit Union

 

Susan Padberg, MD,
Medical Acupuncture, LLC

 

Tabby & Jacks

 

Tailored Living Featuring
Premier Garage

 

Thompson Investment Management, Inc.

 

Ultrazone Laser Tag

 

Unity Health Insurance

 

Village Green Bar & Grill

 

Walgreens

 

Westside Warehouse Center

 

WSI - We Simplify Internet Marketing

 

Wussow Chiropractic

 


Middleton Chamber Anniversaries
Celebrating 5 Years 
Greenleaf Media 
Pheasant Branch Apartments 55+ 
ProCon Group Consulting
 
Celebrating 10 Years
Cindy Ramlet Advertising-Marketing-Promotions 
Clasen Quality Coatings 
Russell Law
 
Celebrating 15 Years
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 
Total Awards & Promotions/AwardsMall.com
 
Celebrating 20+ Years
Middleton Outreach Ministry (25 Years) 
Middleton Jaycees (30 Years) 

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!