June 22nd, 2022
“Your life is a beautiful blank canvas. You have the choice of splashing it with the most gorgeous and spectacular colors, by doing what you love.”

― Hiral Nagda
Facebook continues to prove valuable. Some days you have to spend hours scrolling to remind yourself of this. This morning as I started my day I eventually scrolled a bit of social media and found this short narrative (see below) from Kurt Vonnegut. One of the comments on the post stated, "How great that he learned this when he was 15". So in an attempt to better the lives of my own children, I screen shot the post and sent it to my 13, 11 and 7 year old. I'll have to set a reminder to share with the 4 year old in 11 years! Ha!

I feel confident there are zero 15-year-old-Elkhorn-Chamber-Newsletter-subscribers. However, I imagine each weekly-reader knows a young individual who may benefit from what Mr. Vonnegut has shared. So I'm passing this along for each of you. For you to read as a necessary reminder that you should not only give time to things that you can win, but to the things that you love.

Read it. Then share it. Send it to your kids. Send it to your grandchild. Walk across the street and read it to your neighbor. There is no wrong way or wrong person to inform of this much needed reminder.

Please continue...
“When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, no I don’t play any sports. I do theater, I’m in choir, I play the violin and piano, I used to take art classes. And he went WOW. That’s amazing! And I said, “Oh no, but I’m not any good at ANY of them.”

And he said something then that I will never forget and which absolutely blew my mind because no one had ever said anything like it to me before: “I don’t think being good at things is the point of doing them. I think you’ve got all these wonderful experiences with different skills, and that all teaches you things and makes you an interesting person, no matter how well you do them.”
And that honestly changed my life. Because I went from a failure, someone who hadn’t been talented enough at anything to excel, to someone who did things because I enjoyed them. I had been raised in such an achievement-oriented environment, so inundated with the myth of Talent, that I thought it was only worth doing things if you could “Win” at them.”

- Kurt Vonnegut
The Elkhorn Chamber
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!
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!
Are you ready for summer? 

L’BRI aloe-based products are safe, effective, and affordable! They will keep your skin protected, hydrated, and healthy! And in June, all orders $85+ come with FREE summer tote bag! 

Shop online at lbri.com/kristylauzonor by calling me at 262-745-2366. You can also come see me every Thursday at the Lake Geneva Farmer’s Market or on Saturday right in Elkhorn for Saturdays on the Square! Be sure to stop by to check out our “Deal of the Day”! 

Experts recommend walking briskly on most days. Aim for a target of 30 minutes on most days, or 150 or more minutes a week. Walking programs can help you reach this goal by slowly increasing the frequency and the amount of time you walk.
TDS logo
  • Salary range of $22 - $24 per hour
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage starting on day one of employment
  • Areas of career growth within company
  • Positive work environment that values their employees

ECU logo
Elkhorn Universal Employee 30+
(30-39 Hours)

The Universal Employee assists new and existing members, in person and on the telephone, with all their financial needs, including teller transactions, member services, and loans. Duties will include opening and closing various types of accounts, processing transactions, resolving account problems, as well as providing assistance and information regarding all products and services of the Credit Union.
W4671 Pebble Drive 
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Summer completion

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