January 4th, 2023

“New beginnings are in order,

and you are bound to feel some level of excitement

as new chances come your way.” 

—Oscar Auliq-Ice

It's a new year. We navigated 365 days, popped a bottle of champagne, and woke up Jan 1 ready to do it all over again. Right?

Are you ready for 2023? Are you scribbling out dream boards and constructing in your mind all that this year will behold? Have you set your new year's resolution? Are you prepared to crush this year with a multi-pack of neon highlighters and a day planner? If you are nodding with enthusiasm and fist pumping, I am so happy for you! Truly!

But if I'm being honest, I'm not there yet. And maybe you're not either. Maybe you're a little more like me and your sitting next to the pool of 365 days, slowly swinging your legs, barely skimming the surface with your toes. Just simply enjoying the view and quietly considering "what will this year bring?". What I'm saying is, if your pack of highlighters is still at Target, that's okay.

I feel a greater appreciation for the annual meme, "Nobody claim [insert year] as your year"...

Everything about this feels right.

Let's go slow. Let's be good.

And while we're at it, let's make less noise. I have four children, it's always noisy, quiet sounds dreamy! Cautious? Respectful? I'm in! My one hang-up, I cannot promise I won't touch everything...especially if it's soft or shiny! Ha! I'm literally that person touching every article of clothing placed next to an aisle or walkway in a store. 

I'm grateful for the new year. I am hopeful for what's to come. And whether you've purchased your highlighters or not, one thing remains the same year after year. We're gonna get to do this together. And that's what I look forward to!

Kate Abbe - The Elkhorn chamber

PS. While I'm sitting poolside, I'll be on the lookout for you cannon ballers!


2022-'23 Elkhorn Community Guide!

Help us share what Elkhorn has to offer!

Please let the Elkhorn Chamber know if you are in need of extra copies of this year's community guide to keep at your place of business. We are happy to deliver or you can stop by and pick-up at our office!

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The Elkhorn Chamber and it's staff continue to provide weekly
e-blasts for all of our newsletter subscribers and chamber partners. If you have business updates or events to share please send to Kate Abbe at kate@elkhornchamber.com. Let us help you continue to grow and engage with the Elkhorn community and surrounding areas!



Thrivent invites you to this special event in your area:

Savvy Social Security

Join us as we cover these common questions:

When should I file for Social Security benefits? If I file and continue to work, how will my benefits be affected? Will I pay taxes on my Social Security benefits? Don’t miss out on potential opportunities to maximize your retirement income!

A light meal will be served.

These sessions are hosted by Scott Herrmann and local representatives with the Shoreline Group.

Thrivent financial advisors and professionals have general knowledge of the Social Security tenets. For complete details on your situation, contact the Social Security Administration.


Learn how to boost your child's self-esteem by embracing their growth mindset in different ways. Clay Peterson from Walworth County Health and Human Services will be on hand to share his expertise on growth mindset and how it can help teach children what to do in uncertain circumstances.

Ready to clean out your closets from the holidays?

The Elkhorn Benefit Boutique invites you to donate clean, slightly used Prom, Snowball, and Homecoming dresses.

DONATE Friday,

January 20, from 4-7 pm

Your donation will benefit the Junior Class prom.

If you need a dress for any occasion,

SHOP Saturday,

January 21, between 8 am-12 pm

for great prices on dresses - starting at $5 and no higher than $15. We would love to see you as early as possible before we sell out.


Feeling beautiful in your own skin begins with a daily routine, and this makes it even more affordable to get started! 

Visit lbri.com/kristylauzon or contact Kristy at 262-745-2366 for a personal consultation. I look forward to helping you have healthy, beautiful, younger-looking skin in 2023. L’BRI products are natural, safe, effective, affordable, and guaranteed!

For many people with lung problems such as asthma or COPD, inhaling allergens leads to inflamed airways. Allergens also cause other types of reactions in some people.
For example, a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, or a skin rash. Do your best to avoid allergens that trigger symptoms. The tips below can help to lessen any reaction you may have to certain allergens.

W4671 Pebble Drive 

Elkhorn, WI 53121



This split-bedroom ranch places the primary bedroom and private primary bathroom opposite two secondary bedrooms for extra privacy. The shared living spaces are designed for open-concept living. The kitchen functions spectacularly for both meal prep and entertaining as it features an oversized island that includes a wrapped snack bar, ample cabinetry including a pantry cabinet, and an adjoined dining space. Other shared spaces include the great room with gas fireplace, hall bathroom, mudroom, and a partitioned home office featuring two barn doors.

Michelle LaPorte
New Home Consultant-Realtor
Bielinski Homes
Office: 262.548.5592
Cell: 262.844.6398
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out