September 15, 2020
DWACC September News & Updates
Community Expo, Dane County Holiday Passport, Best of 2020, Wreath Sale, 31 Days of Pink, COVID Response Guide & Webinar
2020 Community Expo
Wednesday, September 30th
from 4:30-6:30pm
We plan to hold our Community Expo virtually - the way of everything in 2020! We will run the event through Booth Central, so all you need is an internet connection.

Your booth can have video, pictures, a link to your website along with a live chat indicator. Expo attendees have the opportunity to engage with you through live video or text chat! You may have up to five people live in your booth at a time. You may also have one-on-one conversations, if you are hiring and would like to do interviews.

As the site is being created, please check out the demo link below! If you have any questions please contact Heike. 608-514-8231
Chamber Chat: Tuesday, September 22nd from
8:30-9:30AM via Zoom

Discussion Topics:
  • Community Expo
  • Future Events for the Holidays
  • Business needs to make it through 2020

Bring your questions and ideas! If you cannot attend, please contact Heike.

Zoom meeting will be recorded for later viewing. ZOOM LINK HERE
Business After 4:
Thursday, September 24th from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom

Zoom in and say 'Hello'! Meet fellow Chamber members, introduce yourself, your business and how you are surviving 2020!

Until we can meet again together in-person safely, lets keep in touch and help each other through these days!

Business Benefits and How to Participate:

•Boost holiday sales from Nov. 2–22.

•Introduce your business to new customers and give your regular customers a reason to shop during this time.

•Businesses will be listed in the passport by neighborhood/community to make them easy to find.

•Any locally owned business within the Dane County may sign up at a participation fee of $30.

•The business registration deadline is Sept. 18.


Dane County Holiday Passport 2020 promotion, a collaboration between Dane Buy Local and the chambers of commerce throughout the county, have come together to help drive holiday sales for local businesses this holiday season.

Dane County Holiday Passport 2020 kicks off the holiday shopping season by rewarding new and returning customers for buying local from November 2–22, 2020.

Customers get into drawings for free prizes:
Download a passport from or from chamber of commerce website.

Purchase a minimum of $25 at any participating local business listed in the passport.

Write customer name on the receipt and take a picture of it to email the entry for multiple drawings of more than $1,500 in prizes donated by local businesses. There are many opportunities to win!

Submit up to 10 entries per customer into the prize drawing.
Best of DeForest Windsor Area Businesses
Best of DeForest Windsor Area 2020!!!🏆🥇🌟

It is time to VOTE for your favorite DeForest and Windsor Area businesses!

Deadline is September 24th!
Support Our Local Non-Profit Organizations
Boy Scout Troop 35
The local Boy Scout Troop 35 in DeForest is having their annual wreath sale, and if you are looking to decorate your home or business for the holidays, the scouts would love to help provide you with beautiful natural decorations, made right here in Wisconsin! 
30% of all sales benefit the local troop directly, and there is a wide variety of items, from poinsettias to traditional wreaths to pots, in sizes to fit your specific needs.

Wreath orders are due in by October 16th; they will be delivered on or after November 17th. Payments can be made when the wreaths are delivered.

If you are interested in looking at the offerings the scouts have, please send an email to Rebecca Schmitt: (
and she will have a scout contact you.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness month:
Partner with the American Cancer Society
In the month of October, the American Cancer Society is striving to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. Apart from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women. As a partner you are joining a movement to save lives and fund the future. Partnering during breast cancer awareness month will allow your dollars to fund new breast cancer research, provide 24/7 support for cancer patients and give access to lifesaving screenings.

Seeking one male leader in the DeForest Windsor Area community who can represent Wisconsin in the ‘real men wear pink’ campaign. This individual will be passionate about fighting breast cancer, will commit to wearing pink at least a few times in October, post on social media, and raise some funds to support breast cancer treatment and research.

Sept. 25th COVID Response Workshop
to help you build your COVID response plan

Next week, we here at the SBDC have teamed up with you started working with your Navigating the New Normal COVID Response Guide, but have some questions about how to complete it? Are you looking for more information about what to do next?

We are proud to partner with WWBIC to present a brief, one-hour workshop about our recently released guide. After attending this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to sign up for future work-groups that will enable you to connect with other business owners who are experiencing similar challenges.

  • September 25, 2020
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DeForest Windsor Area Chamber
Signature Sponsor