November 17th, 2021
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” 

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Anyone else feeling like there just isn't enough time in the day?

Checking emails, responding to emails, holiday prep, events, projects, work, ensuring you're eating the right amount of calories and managing your water intake, cleaning, dating your significant other, finding a significant other, time for rest, time for volunteering, meetings, bathroom breaks, more meetings...the days appear short and the lists appear longer. I want to know if there was ever a time when 24 hours was enough?

At the end of those long lists, I know there is value when considering participation and involvement. Heck, our entire year at the Elkhorn Chamber is a series of events that rely on amazing volunteers and community support. In general, we thrive on togetherness and feeling included. And what I should be doing is encouraging everyone to sign-up, participate, join in the fun as we near our 40th Annual Christmas Celebration and Let It Glow. But I beg you, as we enter into this next busy season [which let's face it, seems to last 12 months out of the year] stay mindful of your level of activity. In my opinion, we don't do things well when we are trying to do everything. And when we're overworked and too busy, we miss what's important because we're not paying attention.

Of course we want everyone to take part in the upcoming festivities. We want to see the young, and the not-so-young, unite to bring holiday cheer to the masses. But, if you're not meeting tasks with joy, you might be doing too much. OR you simply may need to increase your Christmas cookie consumption! Either way, be on the lookout for activity levels that are depleting and not fulfilling. Friends, hear me when I say there is a way to experience togetherness while preserving our sanity and health. There is balance. There is a way to surf the waves.

And I'm asking you when you figure it out, please please call me! Ha!
Be Merry. Be Bright.

#Stay mindful

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40TH Annual Christmas Card Town Parade!
Let It Glow, a FREE holiday festival on the Walworth County Fairgrounds. Whimsical light displays, Balsam Boulevard, Santa, and so much more make Let It Glow a delight for all ages.

December 3rd, 2021 6pm-9pm
December 4th, 2021 5pm-9pm
December 5th, 2021 5pm-8pm
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Check out the plentiful packages, options and pickup times.
Order by phone no later than 2pm, Fri, Nov 19.
*plus sales tax
Tis the Season! You are invited to kick off the holiday festivities with some fun and freebies! Join Lauzon’s L’BRI Ladies at this link:
To win, all you have you do is participate! The more the merrier! 
Sierra Financial Services in Elkhorn has extra space to rent in their office. (1) locking office and up to (3) cubicles. Would have access to off-street parking for both employees and clients. Two conference rooms & separate wi-fi stream.

For additional details, please email Jim Pfeil at
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A FREE monthly seminar series brought to you by the Elkhorn Resilience Coalition. 
WHEN | Third Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE | James A. Wehner Auditorium, Elkhorn High School

DETAILS | Doors open at 5:30 p.m., limit 75 in-person attendees

*Conversations are also available online*

New Beginnings has 2 openings:
Part-time Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator (Elkhorn Office)
Full-Time Bilingual Crime Victim Advocate (Whitewater Office)
Part-Time Customer Service Rep
Sugar Creek Mutual Insurance Company
Elkhorn, WI
Part-Time position assisting customers via telephone or in-person from our office; handling inquiries from customers, answering billing questions and processing customer requests. Provide product/service information and resolve any emerging problems that a customer encounters with accuracy and efficiency. Assist company management with policy administration, billing, claims, and regular clerical work. Flexible hours of work and will average between 15-20 hours per week.
If interested, please contact Adam Reed at 262-723-3244 or by email at
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