September 22nd, 2021
"How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days."

- John Burroughs

And just like our calendar's promised, today is fall.

Feels like Mother Nature has thrown an ice cube in the steamy mug of summer. Thank you for the remind that this seasonal shift will bring with it cooler temps. Unpack your slippers, throws and wool sweaters, friends! But let's not think of it as, "goodbye summer", it's just, "see ya later". Because our calendar promises that summer too shall return.

There is comfort and discomfort that comes with seasonal change. Perhaps you'll celebrate a special occasion this fall. An anniversary? A birthday? Maybe you'll take the dreamed-about vacation and enjoy time with family. Wait! I know! You can't wait for Elkhorn Oktoberfest, and I can't blame you! wink

On the opposite side of celebration, there might be grief. There is a chance that fall [or another season] triggers memories of hardship. A lost loved one. That one time that one thing happened that no one ever really gets over. Or maybe you just really dislike being cold, or raking leaves, or shoveling snow...me too. It might not all be gum drops and rainbows, but you will get through it.

Seasonal change reminds us that we are expected to alter our behaviors and habits to adjust to what weather patterns we wake up to. Just like Mother Nature can throw us a curve ball, so can life. Be mindful this season. Take care of those around you. Be joyful. Celebrate with those who feel whole again with a pumpkin spiced latte in hand. Be helpful. Lift up those who might need an extra smile. Go the extra mile. I dare you to rake a yard that you do not pay taxes on!

Let's face it, the best part about "community", is that we get to do it together!
#TogetherAgain

The Elkhorn Chamber
submitted by Kate Abbe
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SIGN ME UP!
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS
SEPT 26th, 2021 6am-9am
NEW CHAMBER PARTNERS
ROOTS & ROCKS
COCKTAIL LOUNGE
With a focus on fresh ingredients and flavors, Roots & Rocks is bringing a contemporary twist to the classics we all love.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME
HEALTH CARE
No Place Like Home Health Care is a local agency that was built on integrity, love, kindness, and compassion. We are dedicated to being involved in the care of your loved one and fully committed to improve the lives of our clients, their families, and our surrounding community.

Chad J. Karl and Associates
At Chad J. Karl & Associates, we are steadfast in our resolve to help you retire on time, and with enough resources to live life on your terms. We are independent, passionate, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals who will always put your needs, first.

ELKHORN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
At Elkhorn Family Chiropractic we focus on each individual utilizing our specific physical, orthopedic, chiropractic, neurological and radiographic examination. Then together formulate a plan of action based on goals and outcomes that is affordable and realistic.  Come see how we can help today!

WHY JOIN?
CHAMBER UPDATES
Elkhorn Oktoberfest is about to get “GOLDEN”!

The Elkhorn Chamber will proudly celebrate the 16th anniversary on October 16th, making this year our GOLDEN Annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest! We look forward to a full day of bands, brats and golden beers while highlighting our community and downtown business district.

With over 4000+ guests expected to attend the 16th Annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your business. If you are interested in becoming an Elkhorn Oktoberfest sponsor or have questions, please contact Chris or Kate at the Elkhorn Chamber by calling (262) 723-5788. You can also mail or email your sponsorship form to: Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 41, Elkhorn, WI 53121.
PARTNER UPDATES
SUPPORT EASD!
BRICK BY BRICK, sale ends 9/30!
Ordering bricks is very easy. They can be placed online from anywhere! Choose your brick size. Personalize your brick with a message and a graphic design. Choose from the choices online or add your own. It’s up to you to personalize your brick as you wish!

Old World Foundation surpasses fundraising goal and
purchases “beer delivery truck” for Old World Wisconsin.
Thanks to the many people who donated to fund the immediate needs related to
the new brewing experience at Old World Wisconsin, Old World Foundation raised over
$46,000. In the spring of 2021, the Chair of the OWF Board of Trustees issued a challenge to
raise $30,000 by the beginning of August for this initiative, and due to the generosity of the
community, this goal was surpassed. Donors were invited to an exclusive evening celebration
at Old World Wisconsin to thank them for their support. This event, called our Sunset Soiree,
was an evening celebrating brewing traditions at Old World Wisconsin.
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
ANNUAL BINGO DINNER
TREEHOUSE
Friday, October 22, 2021
Hawk's View Golf Club
Lake Geneva, WI

Dinner: 5:00-6:45pm
BINGO: 7:00-9:30pm
Raffle drawings and BINGO games!

Victory over Violence: Benefit in the Barn
October 2, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 10:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Join us for an evening of fun and entertainment to benefit New Beginnings and the awesome work they do!

Cranberry Fest DAY TRIP package 
Friday, September 24th
Our Cranberry Fest Day trip package includes the following
  • Transportation on a full-size restroom equipped motorcoach
  • Services of our tour director and a host
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon snacks and water
  • Games, movies, and door prizes to keep you entertained during travel
Easy Dream Vacations and Tours
1-262-725-6775
61 East Sedgemeadow St. Elkhorn WI 53121
www.easydreamvacationsandtours.com
DARIEN CORN FEST PARADE
2ND PLACE WINNERS!
Thanks to parade participants, Jon Neuman, Sue Hollister, Floyd Pochowski, Michelle & Brandon. their son Wyatt, & dad Abe.  Jon’s mother (great grandmother, Lois Lewis, great grand-daughter, Emma & Grandmother Sue, Jerry & Bonnie Hocker with friend & pilot Pam Mulloy & trailer driver Dan Guadian, Cycling Without Age, took 2nd place. 
LEARN & GROW
Fiber is what gives strength and structure to plants. Most grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits contain fiber. Foods rich in fiber are often low in calories and fat, and they fill you up more. They may also reduce your risks for certain health problems. To find out the amount of fiber in canned, packaged, or frozen
foods, read the Nutrition Facts label. It tells you how much fiber is in one serving.
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*

JOB POSTINGS
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 areed@sugarcreekmutual.com.
COVID-19 UPDATES
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out