Volume 5 |February 1, 2017

Happy February!

Even though February is a short month we have a jam-packed calendar of events and other exciting things going on.

This week we have our after 5 social to help Monte Stoleson prepare for retirement! We have loved our experiences at Monte’s Grill & Pub over the years! So please join us beginning at 5 pm tomorrow! More details below.

We also have another of our great networking lunches coming up next week on Wednesday the 8th at Draft House! Register early and save! Registration details below.

And, don’t forget to register for Blue Hawaii, our Annual Meeting set for Thursday, February 23rd at The Heights! It will be a not-to-miss evening, complete with fire dancers and Hawaiian appetizers! You will forget you are still in snowy, cold Wisconsin! And, it’s a great opportunity to pull out that Hawaiian shirt in your closet!

We are still looking for sponsors for the event and raffle prizes for the Raffle You Can’t Lose! Contact Molly or myself, if you are interested in donating!

Finally, be prepared for lots of transition photos as we hammer, saw and paint our way through the Chamber office renovation. This project has been a long time in the works and we are so excited! During the remodel, we will be in temporary office space graciously donated by Wisconsin Bank and Trust! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Our telephone number and email addresses will stay the same during this time. We don’t anticipate any interruption in Chamber / Welcome Center services!

Looking forward to seeing you at our February events!


VACC Building Renovation
Those of you who have visited us in person know that our office space has become a little dated. One of the things we're most looking forward to is having a large community room that can be rented out as well as provide a space for some of our Chamber events! But we need your help! If you're interested in contributing to our renovations financially or through goods and services, please contact Le Jordan at ljordan@veronawi.com or call 845-5777 to learn more about your contribution options.
Member Dues
Membership Dues were e-mailed the beginning of January. We will be sending out hard copies, but if your business did not receive it's invoice or if you have any questions or concerns about remitting payment, please call or email Molly
Upcoming Chamber Events
Mix & Mingle at Monte's
Monte Stolson of Monte's Grill & Pub is retiring! Join us February 2nd at 5 pm at Monte's Grill & Pub to congratulate Monte on his retirement! 

Monte's Grill & Pub
February Networking Lunch
February 8 - Get to know your fellow Chamber members at our next Networking Lunch at the Draft House  from 11:30 am - 1 pm. We will have a short presentation from the Verona Soccer Club by Lane Manning. Cost for lunch is $10. Take $2 off by registering early! 
Blue Hawaii Annual Meeting
Details are still pending, but mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting on Feb. 23 at 5 pm at The Heights! Forget about the cold and snow outside and join us in Blue Hawaii! We'll be bringing in hula dancers, fire dancers and maybe even an Elvis impersonator, as well as presenting awards and celebrating the successes of 2016.

We will be making registration available in a few days!
Save the Date! Save the Date!
What’s the best part of a Verona Chamber event! The members in attendance! So, we want to make sure you don’t miss any of our fun events that are already booked!

Information on all the events will be sent via email and there will be details in our weekly reviews (make sure you open and read them… lots of good information!) and our monthly newsletter!

But, put the dates on your calendar now!
  • Social Gathering - Monte's - February 2nd - 5 pm
  • Networking Lunch – Draft House - February 8th - 11:30 am
  • Annual Meeting – February 23th - 5 pm
  • EPIC Tour – March 16 - 3 pm
  • Lunch and Learn Educational Series – topics needed - ongoing
  • Business Before Nine Series – topics needed - ongoing
  • Chamber Mega Mixer – May 18 - 5 pm
  • Hometown Days – June 1-4
  • American Family Champions Golf – June 19-25
  • Golf Outing – July 21
  • Summer Fun event – TBD
  • ChamberFest Fall Bonfire – Sept 21
  • New Community Events - ongoing
Member Events and Updates
Fisher King Winery is Hiring
Fisher King is looking for a Tasting Room Manager and Wine Server. (Click below for position descriptions). If you or someone you know is interested, please go to our job postings to submit your interest.

Tasting Room Manager
Verona Area Performing Arts Series Presents:
February 4 | 7:30 pm

Every SINGERS show is a celebration of good times and great music.

Featuring the top talents of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WISCONSIN SINGERS entertains more than 40,000 annually with stellar voices, stunning choreography and spectacular big band sound. SINGERS draws students from a variety of majors across campus who have a passion to perform and enjoy the fun of sharing the stage in communities across the state and nation as “Official Ambassadors of Goodwill” for the UW since 1967. Our VAHS choral jazz group will  open the concert.

Friday 2/3

Madison Songwriter Showcase, 7 pm

Saturday 2/4

Fifth Annual Jay Lechler Tribute Show, 7 pm


Friday 2/10

Late Harvest, 7 pm

Saturday 2/11

Deep Pool, 7 pm


Friday 2/17

FM, 7 pm

Saturday 2/18

Open Stage with Nick Venturella, 7 pm


Friday 2/24

Ellie & Cam, 7 pm

Saturday, 2/25

Soggy Prairie Boys & Tuvalu Anniversary, 7 pm

Registration for the "Word on the Street" 5K now available! Click below for more details.
February Events at Library
Senior Case Management Outreach
February 13 | 1 - 2 pm

Becky Losby, case manager at the Verona Senior Center, will answer questions and provide resources for you or your aging loved one. She'll have information on Medicare, homecare, housing assistance, financial resources, and more. 
Contact Becky at 845-7471 with questions. 

Four Seasons Theatre presents: "The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof"
February 14 | 6:30 pm

The stories behind the Fiddler come alive in a family-friendly, free performance by FourSeasons Theatre.  The short stories of Yiddish folklorist Sholem-Aleichem were the genesis of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, but there are other stories of the creative process, as well. In this program, the audience will learn how the creative team—made up of composer Jerry Bock, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, playwright Joseph Stein, director Jerome Robbins, and producer Hal Prince—brought these tales to life on the Broadway stage.

This hour-long program features a quartet of some of the best local singers bringing you the stories and songs of Fiddler, such as “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Tradition,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” This program is produced by Four Seasons Theatre as an outreach component of its 2016–2017 season and draws on the work of Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. For those in the audience who like to sing, there will be an opportunity to join the performers in singing a familiar Fiddler tune.

 “The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof” is produced with support from the Beyond the Page program, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support expanded humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County. The Beyond the Page program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Madison Community Foundation. 

Classical Concert Series - Mozart: A Jekyll and Hyde Sort of Guy
February 23 | 6:30 pm

Enjoy the music of classic composers. The Rhapsody Trio will perform works by Mozart and share insight into his life.  A serious (mostly!) musician with a unique if not bawdy sense of humor, Mozart was a perfect blend of genius and mere mortal. In addition to music, audience members will be treated to some of Mozart’s letters. This free performance is part of the Classical Concert Series presented in partnership with the Rhapsody Arts Center, Inc. 

Active Shooter Training and Education
February 27 | 6:30 pm

Verona Police Office Ryan Adkins and Dane County Deputy Josalyn Longley will provide training as well as education about active shooters and workplace violence.  Attendees will leave empowered to take action and survive in the event they are faced with this dangerous situation. 

Verona Road Business Coalition Annual Meeting 

February 8 | 5 pm - 6:30 pm

Ten Pin Alley Banquet Room

You are cordially invited to attend the Verona Road Business Coalition Annual Meeting - For employers, employees and commuters.

Program starts at 5 pm.
Networking Event and Refreshments 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

Member of the Month
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