September 2015

President's Message
Welcome to the final few months of summer in Wisconsin. Did you see the golf outing photos? If not, read no further, click here and check them out. What a spectacular event! Thank you again to all of the sponsors, volunteers, staff members and attendees for your participation, hard work and hard play. It took every one of you to make it possible.
This month's presidential rant is about all of the things you might consider to promote your business through our Chamber. Let's start with what I will call the little secrets that shouldn't be secrets since "it's included" with your membership. These are suggestions of things that, as a member, you can do today without costing an additional penny. Links are included so you can quickly view and consider these options. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact Brenda or Lisa in the office for additional information.
Update your Business Profile - Did you know that you can post photos, videos, hyperlinks to your website and social sites all within your company profile? I was recently perusing the directory of our member businesses and it definitely can make a difference in showcasing your products or services. Click the link above to see an example of a company that has effectively leveraged all of the profile capabilities.
Job Postings - Whether you are looking to hire or looking for a position, take advantage of this area. There are currently 11 positions posted. I suspect that there may be more available across our member base. If you have an opening, post it here to get some free publicity and branding for your company.
Member to Member - Events & Promotions - Are you running a promotion or offering a special service for members? Post your good deals here. Do you have an upcoming event? Hint, some of these show up on the printed calendars distributed at GMM.
Member News - Do you have a special announcement for the community? Post your press releases here. Are you looking to do business with a company? Do your homework first and read about any news or special events before you engage.
Attend the Events - Whether you attend Ask the Expert, Business Social Hour, Economic Development, Get Moving Middleton, or a Trolley Tour, there are specific opportunities at all of these events for "connecting". Ambassadors, staff, and board members can be good resources if you are looking for a specific introduction. Don't hesitate to ask!
Call or Stop by the Office - If you are looking for some more creative input, call Brenda, Lisa or Van. They will be happy to talk with you more specifically and possibly suggest ways you might get even more value from your membership.
Finally, there are some economical web, newsletter, and sponsorship activities you can discuss with our staff. More on that one later because I promised not to cost you an additional penny this month!
Have a great month!
Bob V 
Upcoming Chamber Events
September 3, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

September 3, 5-7pm
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting (5:30)
CORE Health & Fitness - 2248 Deming Way

September 7
Happy Labor Day
Chamber Office Closed

September 8, 5:30pm
Ribbon Cutting
Central Midwest Ballet Academy - 2831 Parmenter Street

September 9, 5:30
Open House & Ribbon Cutting
T.Anton Investment House - 6300 University Avenue

September 15, 8am (7:45 Registration)
Ask the Expert: Winning the War on Talent (Register)
Edgewood College - Deming Way

September 16, 12pm
Economic Development Briefing (Register)
Guest Presenter: Don Johnson, MCPASD
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

September 17, 4-5:30pm
Biz Trolley Tour - American Girl & Natus Neurology (Register)
Chamber Office

September 22, 11:45am-1pm
Lunch & Learn: The Summerfest Effect (Register)
Chamber Office

October 1, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

October 1, 5-7pm
Business Social Hour & Ribbon Cutting (4:30pm) (Register)
Parmenter Circle - Enjoy the FCI Art Show as well!

New Members
Central Midwest Ballet
2831 Parmenter Street, Suite 290
(608) 422-2003

Second Harvest Foodbank  
of Southern Wisconsin 
2802 Dairy Drive, Madison 
(608) 223-9121

Waddell & Reed
725 Heartland Trail
(608) 826-9000

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
North Central Group Breaks Ground on AC Hotel, North Central Group of Middleton, a prominent Midwest owner, developer and operator of hotels, announced that the company broke ground on the AC Hotel Madison at 1 N. Webster Street, downtown Madison's first Marriott brand property and one of the first 25 AC Hotels by Marriott.

Greenway Station Announces Four New Restaurants, Greenway Station Shopping Center is bringing Mediterranean, Japanese and American flavors to Middleton.

Country Inn & Suites Book Drive, At Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Middleton, we love reading, Since 2001, our unique Read It & Return Lending Library offers books for guests to borrow.

Kollath CPA Moves to New Middleton Location, As of August 1, Kollath CPA has a new Middleton address at 2501 Parmenter Street, Suite 100B.

July Real Estate Stats, Coldwell Banker Success has released their July Real Estate Market Statistics. 

ALTUS Announces Leases for August, ALTUS Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the completion of four leases.

SVA Names Schultz New Chairman of the Board, The SVA Board of Directors has announced the election of Carl E. Schultz as the next Chairman of the Board of SVA Certified Public Accountants and Diversified Services of Wisconsin through June 2016.

Park Bank Gives Back to Our Neighbors and Friends, For the nearly 50 years Park Bank has been in business, we have prided ourselves on supporting the communities that have warmly welcomed us into their neighborhoods.

Omni Resources Sends 25 Team Members to "Summer Camp for Geeks", That Conference, which is billed as the "Summer Camp for Geeks,"  was held in August and attended by approximately 1,000 software developers, designers and technology professionals from the upper Midwest.

Wisconsin Bank & Trust Offers Financial Wellness Plan,  Workplace studies increasingly show that employees of all ages are concerned about their financial well-being, and many of these individuals spend significant time dealing with financial matters while at work.


Hausmann-Johnson Ranks in Top 10 by Fortune, As more Baby Boomers retire and Millennials increasingly seek high-paying jobs in tech and finance, the insurance industry is feeling a talent pinch.

Gregg Receives President's Award,  Bob Gregg, attorney at Boardman & Clark LLP, was granted the American Association For Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) President's Award for exceptional service and professional achievement in Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Wegner CPAs Enhances Tax & Business Services Team,
Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the addition of five talented individuals to our firm.

Nath Joins Wisconsin Bank & Trust,
Wisconsin Bank & Trust is pleased to welcome Arti Nath as a Senior Personal Banker at it Main Banking Center in Madison.

Settlers Bank Announces Promotion, Settlers Bank Board of Directors and executive management are pleased to announce the promotion of Brooke Tiedt to Asisstant Vice President. 

Member Events

Go Orange - Fight Hunger, Second Harvest Food Bank

Decoding Motivation, Susan Young International

Middleton Outreach Ministry Bonfire Bash, Keva
More Info

Senior Veterans' Group, Heritage Middleton

Game Changers, Pop-Dot

Clean Up Middleton, PPD

Joy of Life Story Writing, Never Forget Legacies & Tributes

Ladies Night Out, Greenway Station
More Info

Annual Service, First Lutheran Church
More Info

OccuPaws Paws Up for 10 Years, Wisconsin Brewing Co.
More Info

Long-Term Care Seminar, Waddell & Reed

Setting the Table for Success: Restaurant 101, UW SBDC

Winning with Relationship Selling, Dale Carnegie Training

Pay Less for College, Parents Planning 4 College

Madison West Towne Middleton Rotary Oktoberfest, Firemans Park

Pay Trends, MRA - The Management Association
More Info

8th Annual FCI Art Show & Auction, Food Concepts Inc.
More Info

8th Annual Gilda's Run, Gilda's Club Madison
More Info

Thank You From Business World
Each summer the Middleton Chamber provides scholarships for area high school students so that they may attend Business World.  Students spend four days on a college campus exploring possible careers in the field of manufacturing, marketing, finance and IT, while working collaboratively in a business start-up competition.

"Thank you for this opportunity.  I had a lot of fun and plan on coming next summer." - Andrea S.

"Thank you for sponsoring me to go to this wonderful business camp.  I also thank you for helping young business people expand their learning."  Aaron W.

"Thank you very much for providing me with this opportunity to experience the Business World Educational Program.  Business is a career I will most likely pursue.  Thank you very much for allowing me to attend this camp."  Casey V

"Over the course of this camp, I have learned many things relating to business, a path in which I plan to pursue my education.  If it wasn't for you, this would not have been possible.  Thank you for allowing me to experience this camp." Umer S.

August Renewals
Aberdean Consulting

Academy for Little Learners

Business Coaching - McCarthy

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of WI, Inc.

Arneson's Auto Repair, Inc.

AT&T Wisconsin

Bergstrom Chevrolet Middleton

Broadwing Advisors, LLC

Buschs Signs & Designs, Inc.

Capitol Ice Arena

Creative Marketing Specialists

Easy Mortgage, Inc.

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Madison West/Middleton

Family Dentistry & Orthodontics


First Weber Group -
Bob Winding
Friends of Pheasant Branch

Gallina Companies/MSW, Inc.

Good Neighbor Liquor

Group Health Cooperative of South Central WI

Hartjes Dental Associates LLC

Hoot Communications

Madison No Fear Dentistry

Madison Polo Club and
The Polo Club of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Middleton Glen

Midwest Financial Group

MIG Commercial Real Estate

NARI of Madison, Inc.

New York Life

Paragon Place at the Community of Bishops Bay

Parfitt Facial Cosmetic
Surgery Center

Park Towne

Personal Finance Company


River Valley Bank

Sam Greco & Associates
Financial Resources

Sam Simon Real Estate -
Jennifer Utter

See Change Management

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

State Farm Insurance -
Dan Pechauer Agency, Inc.

T5 Real Estate Solutions

The Jefferson Senior
Independent Living Community

The Little Gym of Middleton

Thrivent Financial

Town of Middleton

UW Madison-Wisconsin School of Business

WMSN Fox 47

Middleton Chamber Anniversaries
Celebrating 5 Years 
Home Health United
Madison Polo Club
Rescue Desk - Virtual Assistant Services
Spectrum Business

Celebrating 15 Years 
St. Luke's Lutheran Church 
Celebrating 30 Years

Sertoma Club

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!