FEBRUARY 3RD, 2021
HOW TO ASK SOMEONE TO A "TO GO" DINNER...

Me: "Would you like to have dinner?"
You: "Yeah, cool. Where?"
Me: "How about I give you six different restaurants and you choose?"
You: "Yeah, cool. When?"
Me: "March 11th!"
You: "Yeah, cool. What time?"
Me. "Let's say, 6pm pick-up. You eat at your house. I'll eat at mine."
You: "Yeah, cool"
Me: "It's a DATE!"

In an effort to keep our 2021 event calendar intact, we are hosting our first Annual Dinner TO GO! We are excited to showcase six of our local restaurants on our Annual Dinner menu this year. Although we will not be gathering as one large group, that does not mean you cannot host smaller gatherings of your own! Whether you choose to open up your home to another couple or want to party in the breakroom at your place of business, you get to decide how you celebrate with us this year, and what you're having for dinner!

The Elkhorn Chamber will be inviting a handful of honorary guests to join us for dinner and a LIVE Facebook presentation where we will celebrate a few outstanding partners and leaders within our chamber organization. We encourage everyone to tune in to Facebook on March 11th and cheers with us to surviving 2020 and to embrace what is to come in 2021. The adventure continues and we look forward to exploring it together!

ANNUAL DINNER TICKETS AND MENU OPTIONS RELEASED FEBRUARY 10TH

Be mindful. Find joy. Believe in kindness!
And of course, keep sanitizing!

The Elkhorn Chamber
Submitted by Kate Abbe

Psst...don't forget to sign up for Winter Snolf! Registration extended to Feb 15th!
REMINDER:
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!
CHAMBER UPDATES
CHECK OUT THE 2021 EVENT SEASON!
WELCOME NEW PARTNERS!
THE COTTON EXCHANGE
The Cotton Exchange offers a unique blend of history, culinary excellence and foremost hospitality.

Known for their long standing tradition of providing unsurpassed southern cuisine and hospitality, the Cotton Exchange is the culmination of their decades of experience. Featuring casual dining daily, dining in the Silo or Cottonpatch for small groups and the elegance of The Plantation Room Banquet Hall for large festivities, its rich history and old world charm add their own warm ambiance to every nook.

REALTY EXECUTIVES SOUTHEAST
Realty Executives Southeast is an independently owned franchise of a nationally respected brand. They are a boutique brokerage that allows agents to utilize and build on their expertise to build a profitable business. Here to help SE Wisconsin buy & sell homes.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
YOUNG AUDITORIUM PRESENTS
FAMILY FUN WEEK kicks off Saturday, February 6th
with our Drive Thru Activity Bag Pickup. Participating families are asked to stop by Young Auditorium between the hours of 1:00-3:00pm to pick up individual FAMILY FUN WEEK activity bags containing many of the fun materials needed to take part in the week’s at-home events. Bring the kids along...Willie the Warhawk and the Premier Bank mascots will be on hand to help pass out materials!
Dementia Friendly Fundraiser!
Creative for a Cause; a branch of CompounDesign; creates a specific design for a specific cause to support a local nonprofit. The design goes on sale for 7 days with a percentage of net profits going to the nonprofit.

TO PLACE AN ORDER, all mail orders must be recieved by Febuary 12, 2021.

LUTHERDALE'S SECOND ANNUAL FABRIC FRENZY
Lutherdale’s Second Annual Fabric Frenzy offers quality fabrics at discount prices!  Experience AT LEAST 25% OFF retail prices of all fabric, notions, and patterns for ALL of your quilting, sewing, and crafting projects.  Local quilt vendors (no more than 6) will be selling $3-$8 yards of fabric and cleaning out their stock.  Lutherdale will also be selling tiny treasures, donated fabric, and individually wrapped bakery goods. 
 CLICK HERE to buy tickets.
Stuck at Home? No Problem! The Matheson Memorial Library Relaunches their Homebound Delivery Service
Coming in February 2021. As we enter a new year, the Matheson Memorial Library wants to make sure that all of our patrons have access to our collection of books and media, including those patrons who aren’t able to visit us due to a medical condition. Whether you are recovering from a surgery or other temporary injury, or if you are homebound you are eligible for this service. Beginning in 2021, patrons who are unable to visit the library are encouraged to call us at (262) 723-2678 to arrange a regular delivery of library materials.
PACK THE PANTRY!
February 21st! 11am - 5pm
@ Whiskey Ranch
W9002 Hwy 11, Delavan

All monies raised will be stewarded by Sugar Creek Lutheran to maintain the contents of area Blessing Boxes.

Basket Raffles * 50/50 Raffles * Guest Bartenders

Bring a non-perishable donation for the box and receive a raffle ticket for a basket sponsored by the Boat House.

Questions? Or wondering how to donate, contact Jill @ 262-215-4491

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY -
APPLICATIONS OPEN!
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is seeking qualified applicants to become a homeowner!

Habitat builds safe, energy-efficient homes that are affordable to families who otherwise may not be able to afford a home. Because homes are built to match the family’s needs and site conditions, no two Habitat homes are exactly the same.

BUSINESS UPDATES
OPEN ARMS: Volunteers - We are ready for you to come back!
We aim to assist people to the right care, right place, and right time. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the healthcare environment and we have adapted to live up to our mission to provide healthcare to the low-income and uninsured residents of Walworth County. 

Many staff and volunteers have received their COVID vaccine and we would love to have our volunteers back! It is important for me to know WHO is available to help so please take a minute to complete the survey. 

Also, if you know of someone wishing to join our team, share the link for the volunteer application.

Thank you in advance for your time and service.
ELKHORN FLYING DRAGON
VALENTINE'S SPECIAL
2 FOR 1 TO YELLOW STRIPE
Commit to being ACTIVE this February with a Valentine's Day offer that's sure to boost your relationship with martial arts.

Ditch the movies and chocolates - feel confident and in control! Make some real moves that will inspire you to become stronger, fitter and healthier for 2021. You'll be smitten with our incredible workout and impress even yourself - so, get started with our irresistible offer NOW

ELKHORN BRANCH REOPENING
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2021
Associated Bank's Elkhorn Branch is excited to welcome everyone back! Lobby hours resume February 1st!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Scholarship!
Educators Credit Union is accepting applications for its 2021 Scholarship! Once again, Educators is awarding 35 outstanding high school seniors with $2,000 each to pay for higher education.

Students must submit their application online by 3 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2021.

Scholarships to be awarded by Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation and TDS® 

“TDS is proud to support high school seniors as they pursue a degree in higher education,” says Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs manager at TDS. “Through the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation scholarship program, our goal is to help ease the financial burden of college for the young people in the communities we serve.”

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LEARN & GROW
PURPLE ANGEL AWARD
The Walworth County Visitors Bureau was awarded the Purple Angel Award January 26th!

This will provide for a much wider awareness in the county, according to Eric. Caroline Cornelison, Group Sales Manager is excited to help promote the Cycling Without Age program and promote that Walworth was the first County in the state to be nationally recognized as a Dementia Friendly County”

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative —
Walworth County group is recruiting new members!
Please join us as we Continue to plan for 2021!
 
Our next meeting is
Thursday February 11, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 10 AM
 
If you wish to meet in-person we will meet at the A.D.R.C. building located at 1910 County Road NN, between the Judicial Building and Lakeland Health Care Center. 

ACCESS CODE: 0820316
The 5 Love Languages

Thursday Feb 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
Whether we are married or single, we all need to feel loved by the significant people in our lives. However, what makes one person feel loved, does not make another person feel loved. The 5 Love Languages will help you effectively communicate love in a language that is meaningful to the other person. Learn and laugh as we hear Dr. Gary Chapman
present The 5 Love Languages.
with Dr. Gary Chapman
HEALTHY SNACKING!
The key to healthy snacking is to make smart choices about what you’re eating. Snacks should come from one or more of the following food groups: • Grains • Fruits • Vegetables • Dairy • Protein 

JOIN THE TEAM!
COUNTRYSIDE CLASSICS 
They are a growing shop that specializes in classic and performance cars.
Located at 1525 N. Country Club Pkwy, Unit 2
Elkhorn, WI
Fairway Business Park

HIRING for:
COVID-19 UPDATES
Walworth County COVID-19 Phased Guidance 
This document provides broad guidance for recovery from COVID-19 in our community. Walworth County encourages organizations and individuals to consider this guidance and apply it where able. Organizations should feel empowered to implement solutions that best meet their needs and should develop plans to adjust practices in the event of another rise in COVID-19 cases.

Patients 65 and older are eligible
to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Eventually everyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get itWe’re starting to vaccinate our patients who are 65 and older, prioritizing those with risk factors. We’re distributing the vaccine based on recommendations from the state and the CDC in a phased approach. Learn more about eligibility. Please do not call our hospitals or your doctor’s office to schedule.
What to expect when it’s your turn
You’ll be able to get your vaccination at an Advocate Aurora Health vaccine center as vaccine supplies become available in the weeks and months ahead. We’ll directly contact you about scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination when you become eligible and it’s your turn to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required to get vaccinated. Please do not go to one of our vaccine centers without an appointment.The COVID-19 vaccine is our shot at a brighter tomorrow! Thank you for choosing Advocate Aurora Health as your trusted health and wellness partner.
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out
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