April 6, 2020
Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce
CROSSING PATHS
Words of (not quite) Wisdom
from the Executive Director

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope that everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunshine this weekend. Hopefully we are on our way to warmer days!

My message this week is to encourage you to take advantage of the offerings of the Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce. As you are busy trying to navigate this new norm, we want to be there to assist you. We are here to help answer your questions, communicate your message, and connect you to our community.

Read our newsletters, check out our website, follow our social media (& Youtube) accounts and reach out when you have something to share or need help. Remember that even in times of trouble " We're here to promote and meet the needs of business and industry and to create the best community in which to live, work, and do business".

Be Safe & Healthy!

Kind Regards,

Terra Morris
Executive Director
CPACC VIDEO SERIES
Sponsorship Opportunities
**WHILE THE SAFER AT HOME ORDER IS IN PLACE IN WISCONSIN, CPACC IS NOT REQUIRING YOU TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY." PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON FOR MORE DETAILS
 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE CHAMBER DIRECTLY
CROSS PLAINS VIRTUAL TIP JAR
PLEASE SHARE
**This is for the Greater Cross Plains Area including our friends in the surrounding areas. It is not exclusive to the Village of Cross Plains.**

Many of our friends and neighbors depend on tips to make ends meet. This virtual tip jar is for local service industry staff - employees at bars, restaurants, salons, etc - to post their Venmo or Paypal information so that customers, neighbors, and the Cross Plains Area community members can continue to support them.

If you are a service industry worker, please fill out this form. Once we people begin to sign up, we will share the details on our social media platforms and website.
 FUNDING INCREASE
Dane County Increases Funding for Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program to $800,000

County Executive Joe Parisi announced that the funding for the program will be increased to $800,000.

If you need more information you can call or email Colin Murray at 608-712-3440 or email 

DANE COUNTY BUSINESS SURVEY
In collaboration with WEDC, UW Oshkosh Center for Customized Research & Services, MadREP and Dane County asks you to take this survey by April 6. It will be used to measure economic loss and to assist in future recovery efforts, as this COVID-19 pandemic plays out across Wisconsin. We thank UW-Oshkosh Center for Customized Research & Services for their survey technology and staff support. The results will be available at the county, region, and state levels. You will note this survey tool is dated and stamped with Observation Period #1. After your survey completion you will get a second survey stamped Observation Period #2 on or around May 1st directly from UW-Oshkosh Center for Customized Research & Services, in which the questions may be altered slightly. We realize with an overlap of membership, you may get the survey from more than one organization. You only need to complete this survey once per observation period. Duplicates will be screened as part of the intake process. While there are a lot of unknowns during this time it is the intention that there will be a couple more observation period surveys through the tail end of the pandemic.
"WHAT'S HAPPENING CROSS PLAINS"
IS YOUR BUSINESS CURRENTLY OPEN?
IS YOUR BUSINESS CURRENTLY CLOSED?
IS YOUR ORGANIZATION SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY?
PROMOTIONS?
MESSAGES?

THIS IS YOUR TIME TO GET YOUR BUSINESS NOTICED!

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE CPACC TO SHARE
NO LATER THAN 2:30PM ON FRIDAYS
GIVEAWAY
#DistanceSociallySupportLocallyWithCPACC

PLEASE SHARE
THIS GIVEAWAY IS HERE TO HELP YOU!
THERE IS NO COST TO YOUR BUSINESS
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Help Promote your business and your community businesses by sharing this giveaway on your Facebook Page/Website/Email/etc.

If you haven't provided the Chamber with information about your business for our website, please send that as well so that winners have the opportunity to choose a gift card for your business!
Giveaway details


Dane County Small Business Awards 2020
Nominate our AMAZING Cross Plains Businesses today! You have until April 10th to make your nominations.
BONUS: If you nominate one of our local Cross Plains Area Businesses take a screenshot your entry and enter it in our  #DistanceSociallySupportLocallyWithCPACC  giveaway! (Check our events page for details!)
WMC Foundation Essay Contest

 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest and most influential business association, is proud to announce, through its affiliate WMC Foundation,  a new essay contest  to highlight how businesses in their local communities are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This contest is made possible due to the generous support of Georgia-Pacific.
WMC has been tirelessly working, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep the business community informed and connected with state and federal government officials, partner associations and experts in interpreting and navigating the changing landscape.
Along the way, WMC has heard time and time again of local businesses stepping up to help their community through the pandemic by changing the products they manufacture, adding production lines to increase output or donating excess supplies of gear that our health care workers need.
Since 1982, WMC Foundation’s Wisconsin Business World program has educated more than 25,000 high school students on business, entrepreneurism and free enterprise, through Summer Camps, one-day programs and classroom presentations. The Business World message is simple — Business is a Force for Good. This has been no clearer than right now as business after business shifts their focus to helping our state defeat this virus.
To further highlight this message, WMC Foundation is challenging middle and high school students from the State of Wisconsin to write an essay on the importance of business in their communities and the incredible way they’re seeing companies in Wisconsin respond to this pandemic.
Students should research ways Wisconsin companies are helping their employees through this crisis, as well as ways they are innovating and working with community partners to help control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three $500 cash prizes will be awarded to the top high school essays, and four $250 cash prizes will be awarded to the top middle school essays.
More information can be found at  www.wibusinessworld.org

Virtual One on One
The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you.
Let's connect via phone or zoom.
Please use the sign up genius form to sign up for a virtual meeting with the CPACC Executive Director. We have lots to discuss, whether you are a business owner, employee, non-profit, club/organization, entrepreneur, etc.. Let's talk about staying relevant, available resources, bounce back and recovery plans, networking opportunities with other local businesses. We are here for you!
Let's have coffee and chat!
Website & Social Media

Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce is keeping you up to date about COVID-19 via our Social Media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, NEWLY ADDED YOUTUBE Channel as well as via our website.
We are Now adding Meetings for Webinars related to COVID-19 to our Facebook Page
Please check there regularly for updates!

GIVE US A FOLLOW
Virtual Networking
Would you like to have a Virtual Networking Event - during or after business hours? Social Distancing has limited our in person time together, but we don't have to let it distance our "face time". The Chamber is looking to put together a Thursday evening S.W.A.P. (Social With A Purpose) for our business community. A time and place where we can share ideas, concerns and of course victories.
Let us know if you would be interested in joining the Chamber for a Virtual Networking event!
Do you want to join CPACC for a Virtual Networking Event?
Yes- I miss everyone!
No- I'm not interested at this time
Maybe - Would need more information