Chamber Partner Update
“Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.”
– Brian Solis
The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Council continues to provide regular updates and information for all of our newsletter subscribers and chamber partners. If you have business or community updates, events, or other informational items to share please let us know! Let's work together to keep Whitewater a great place to work, live, learn, celebrate, and grow!
Chamber Events & Happenings
County-Wide Business Networking Event
Thursday, June 24th
This event is a partnership between the Walworth County Chambers and WCEDA. Join us for our 1st in-person county-wide networking event since early 2020. RSVP by emailing
Maxwell Street Days
Sidewalk Sales & Art Walk
August 6th & 7th

New Festival
Coming to Whitewater
October 15th - 17th, 2021
Storytellers, children's story crafts, authors fair, story walk, art exhibits, and more!
Community Events & Announcements
Whitewater 4th of July Festival: Celebrating our Hometown Heroes

Carnival, fireworks, car show, pageant, parade. . . it's all back! Grab your friends and family and plan to spend some time celebrating our local heroes while you have some good old fashioned fun!
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Association WI Chapter Encourages Americans to Make Brain Health a Priority as Part of Their Return to Normal.
The Jefferson County Highway Department will be resurfacing CTH “N” from Walton Drive to STH “106”. The work is scheduled to take place beginning the week of April 19, 2021. The existing deteriorated asphalt pavement will be pulverized, graded, and compacted prior to paving the roadway.
During construction, the roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access will be maintained to local residences and businesses, as well as emergency vehicles. A detour will be posted utilizing Business “12” (Main Street), STH “59”, CTH “D”, and STH “106”. The road will remain closed until approximately the middle of July, depending on the weather.
Arts, Music & Theater Happenings
TUESDAY’S @ 5:30 PM Begining on July 6th!
We are over the moon excited to utilize our new Frawley Family Amphitheater at Cravath Lakefront Park. Tuesday Nights at 5:30 pm the park will be filled with free community fun!

The Art of Triangulador
Chamber Partner News & Information
Want to meet Albert's Dog Lounge dogs and buy a brat to support a great cause? Join NextHome Success THIS Saturday, June 12th for
  • Brat and hot dog sale
  • Baked goods
  • Raffle baskets
  • Kids coloring contest
  • Giveaways for all ages
Albert's dogs will be on-site from 10-Noon! The event is at W7644 Kettle Moraine Dr. in Whitewater.
If you can't make it, please consider donating supplies for the dogs, or visit one of our cash donation locations: Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, The SweetSpot Cafe and CaribBean.
Cheers to a New Way to Experience Walworth County

The Walworth County Visitor Bureau is launching a Beer & Wine Trail for the summer! More details will be released by the end of the month so stay tuned!

2020 Driver of the Year
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and trucking industry personnel paid tribute to twelve truck drivers who went above and beyond throughout 2020. The event was held on April 17th in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Alyn Jones a veteran driver for Martin-Brower in Whitewater, WI was honored as 2020 Driver of the Year. 

New German Festival coming to Walworth County
August 13th - 15th, 2021
Staller Estate Winery
SAVE THE DATE: Join us on Monday, August 30th for another fun summer night of BINGO in the Tyranena Brewing Company beer garden! 
Look who's Hiring!
Many businesses in Whitewater are hiring right now! If you or someone you know is searching for work pass the word. Visit each businesses website for details on the positions they are hiring for.
Edge Broadband
Education & Training Opportunities
Coming soon! SBA will launch the Community Navigator Pilot Program, a $100 million grant program enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide counseling, networking, and the assistance needed during this time of economic recovery to the nation’s smallest businesses. The program will target small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.
Upcoming Partner Training

How Employers and Business Owners Can Comply with American Rescue Plan Changes (SBA) 

Make Your Money Talk (WWBIC),

Starting a Food Business-Restaurants (WWBIC),

What Would WWBIC Do?

Strong Women, Strong Coffee (WWBIC), June 10, 8 am

Homebuying 101 (WWBIC),

Start, Run, and Grow Your Business (WWBIC),

So You Want to Start a Business (WWBIC),

The Rules of Money (WWBIC),

StartUp Road Map-(Score)

The Wisconsin SBDC's Navigating the New Normal: A Guide for Small Businesses, a free planning guide to help you manage the uncertainty created by the pandemic.
Learn top skills to advance your career.

Top courses for professionals and entrepreneurs. Monthly start dates.
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • A to Z Grant Writing
  • Intro to Quickbooks
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Supervision and Management Series
LIVE WEBINAR: Free to all foodservice and hospitality professionals!
"Local-It's in season!"
Join us on Monday, June 14th at 2 pm
Entrepreneurship Education
Training Programs Lending, Coaching, Financial Impact
CISA Releases Best Practices for Preventing Business Disruption from Ransomware Attacks

In light of the recent ransomware attacks, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) urge critical infrastructure (CI) asset owners and operators to adopt a heightened state of awareness, as well as implement the recommendations listed in the Mitigations section of this Joint Cybersecurity Advisory.
Economic Development
Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program
Applications for up to $420 million in new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic open at 8 a.m. today, Monday, May 24 and will be available through 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 7.
The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants program is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The effort is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The grants will provide as many as 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses with annual gross revenue between $10,000 and $7 million with a flat award of $5,000.
Restaurant owners start with a dream of turning their passion into their profession. However, there are many aspects of running a profitable restaurant — made even more challenging by the pandemic. Stretched thin by multiple demands, owners do not always have the resources available to operate at peak profitability. We are here to help with free, expert consulting.
For more information on the Wisconsin Restaurant Initiative, contact Jason Schleip by email at:, via phone at 608-215-3915.
Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million Investment in Economic Recovery
MADISON (4/13/21) — Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $100 million investment in Wisconsin’s economic recovery as part of the state’s funds received under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. The investment aims to ensure businesses and communities across Wisconsin have additional support and resources to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after the governor recently announced his plan for investing $2.5 billion in federal funding under the American Rescue Plan into the state’s economic recovery and well-being, $600 million of which will go toward supporting small business recovery across the state.

From an economic standpoint, Walworth County is still very strong. This is good for local businesses and good for businesses looking to locate here. Come find out more about the state of the county, including state and region perspectives. This is a great opportunity to learn how our taxes are being spent, as well as the tax implications for the future and how this all impacts business development going forward.

To register for this free, virtual event, click HERE.
24/7 Access to Small Business Resources
Initiate is an online business resource with over 100 interactive tools, templates, videos, and guides. Exclusively available to small businesses working with participating organizations, such as WWBIC. More details here!
Loans that change lives
Healthy Workplaces
Information & Updates to Keep Your Employees Safe & Healthy
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out!
New County Recognition Program
Businesses that follow the County's Covid-19 Guidelines benefit the community in the following ways:
  • Supports a sooner return to normal post-pandemic
  • Help keep businesses open and thriving.
  • Reduces risk of illness among employees (Less sick time/time off taken)
  • Allows for other businesses to observe and implement best practices in promoting health and safety during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Essentially, this is a stamp of approval that lets your customers and employees know that you are protecting their safety. If you would like to apply for the county's Business Recognition Program, click HERE. There are no costs for the program, and the application only takes a few minutes to complete. 
Workplace outbreak guidance

The Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) have released guidance for employers related to preventing and managing COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace.
Walworth County Public Health offering on-site vaccine clinic opportunities at YOUR
business or organization

Typically, facilities need a space large enough to have about 15-20 people, socially distanced, at a time. A large break room, outdoor space, or training room would work. If interested fill out a request form (link below).
Platinum Sponsor
Discover Whitewater
Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Council
Whitewater, WI 53190