January 2016


Josh Marron
Middleton Community Bank
Board President
President's Message
As I write this inaugural newsletter message of 2016, I find myself wondering...what might the Past Presidents of this amazing organization expect me to relay? Clearly there is an over-abundance of great things from 2015 that I can share: our first and profoundly successful year of Project 2020, an amazing Annual Celebration, a record-turnout Golf Outing, increased membership growth to 732 members, great synergy between the Chamber, City of Middleton, local business community and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, and an unbelievable level of dedication from our members and staff.

I am truly honored to serve as your President in 2016. Outgoing President Bob Vanden Burgt deserves a round of applause for his amazing leadership in 2015.   He has laid a strong foundation as we begin another solid year in 2016. Thank you Bob! I would also be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank Van, Lisa and Brenda for all of their time and efforts spent continually making the Middleton Chamber of Commerce the solid organization it is.

Project 2020 was launched by your Board of Directors in 2015, focusing on 4 key strategic areas: Micro to Macro, Connecting Business to Talent, 'Friendly' Expanded Programming and Virtual Chamber. All four groups worked diligently over the past year to create many new ideas within our framework of content for members. We now have over 8 Micro Groups meeting regularly, monthly Lunch & Learns, Business Trolley tours showcasing the local business community, the INSPIRE program that will soon better integrate the business community and school district, and we have captured a great deal of video content for members over the past year. I can assure you that 2016 will bring even more great content as we move forward with "year two" of Project 2020!

Speaking of greatness... I hope you have all marked your calendars for this year's Annual Celebration - Sip, Sample & Socialize at the Marriott. With 25 food and beverage vendors, great live music, a silent auction that features 100 amazing items from local and regional vendors and an unparalleled opportunity to socialize and interact with fellow members and the community. As an added bonus this year, bidding for the silent auction will be done "virtually" through your mobile device - so bid early and bid often! This phenomenal event could not happen if it wasn't for the amazing dedication from the planning committee, sponsors and volunteers - thank you in advance for a job well done! I look forward to seeing all of you on January 27!

I know that this year will be great, each and everyone one of you are what make it possible! Thank you for your dedication to your Chamber. I look forward to seeing many of you at a future event or group meeting, and challenge you to invite a friend or colleague to join us!

Upcoming Chamber Events

January 5, 12pm
Annual Celebration Committee
Chamber Office

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

January 7, 3pm
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Primrose School - 3000 Deming Way

January 11, 11:30am
Ambassador Committee
Gilda's Club

January 12, 8am
Ask the Expert: Apps for Business (Register)
Edgewood College - Deming Way Campus

January 19, 12pm
Annual Celebration Committee
Chamber Office

January 20, 12pm
Economic Development Briefing (Register)
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

January 27, 5-9pm
64th Annual Celebration presented by Starion Financial ( Buy Tickets)
Marriott - Madison West

View the Full Calendar

New Members

Cochlear Americas
6638 Franklin Ave
(608) 220-4598   

Key Commercial Real Estate

211 S. Paterson St. Ste 320
(608) 729-1800

Moving Forward 
2249 Glen Oaks Cir,
Cottage Grove 
(608) 395-1821

Orangetheory Fitness Madison
7803 Mineral Point Road
(608) 960-4044

Executive Forums 
8383 Greenway Blvd., Ste 600
(608) 826-7488   

Village of Cross Plains
2417 Brewery Rd, Cross Plains
(608) 798-3241

Wisconsin Commercial

Real Estate
7601 University Ave. Suite 202
(608) 669-2671  

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
Coldwell Announces November Stats, Coldwell Banker Success has released the November Real Estate statistics.

Noodles & Company Now Open at Greenway Station, Noodles & Company opened the first week of December after several extremely successful soft opening events.

Goodwill Warns of False Information Being Shared Via Internet, As residents decide which charities to support this holiday season, Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin warns that false information about Goodwill and other service organizations is being spread via email and social media.

Collaborating Easier for Business Using TDS ManagedIP,  TDS Telecommunications Corp. is adding Meet-Me Conferencing (MMC) to its business VoIP phone solution--managedIP Hosted.

SVA Food & Fund Drive Raises Over 18,000 Meals,  SVA, in their annual tradition, kicked off the holiday season by giving to people in need.


Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Nominees Announced, Thirty-eight Wisconsin manufacturers have been nominated for the 28th Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) awards.

MOM A World Record Holder, Guinness World Records, registered in London England, officially confirms that Middleton Outreach Ministry now holds the World Record for "Most People Making S'mores Simultaneously", attempted at the Bonfire Bash on September 5.

Madison Remodeling Professionals Earn Achievement in Consumer Excellence, Achievement in Consumer Excellence (ACE) Awards for 2015 were awarded to 21 NARI of Madison members.

Tingalls Takes First Place in Web Development, Recognition by the InBusiness Executive Choice Awards is an honor highly sought after. 

Otto-McLeod Named Manager, Kathryn Otto-McLeod has been promoted to Manager of Product Portfolio and Strategy at The Alliance.

Member Events

12 Hour Sale, Anytime Fitness

Join the Weight-Loss Challenge, Orangetheory Fitness

Effective Communication & HR, Dale Carnegie Training

Guitar Center Grand Opening, Greenway Station
More Info

Let's Trade Gift Cards, Greenway Station
More Info

Business After 5 Reception, Best Western West Towne Suites
More Info

Remodeling Expo, NARI Madison

Open House, 4 Lakes Infant Swimming Resource
More Info

Aviglon 2016 Roadshow, Fearing Audio Video Security

December Renewals
Affiliated Communications
of Wisconsin

American Printing Company

Angel's Wish Pet Adoption
and Resource Center

Associated Bank

Awen Therapy

Badger Insurance Associates

Bauer Jewelry Designs

Baymont Inn & Suites

BMO Harris Bank

Capital Brewery Company

Coldwell Banker Success - Roehl

Cross Plains American Legion Post 245

Dollars and Sense Magazine

First Bank Financial Centre

Fish & Associates, Inc.

Gordon Flesch Company

In Business Magazine

Keva Sports Center

Kiesling Associates

KMA Bodilly CPAs & Consultants, S. C.

Link USA

Louisianne's Etc. Restaurant

Madison Community Montessori School

Marilyn's Salon & Opera House

MassMutual Wisconsin

Middleton Community Bank

Middleton Dress Company

Middleton Sport Bowl

Newmark Grubb Gialamas

Park Bank

QPS Employment Group

Quaker Steak and Lube

Restaino & Associates -

Reynolds Transfer & Storage

Ruedebusch Commercial Investments

Steve Brown Apartments

SVA Certified Public Accountants

The Benefit Works

The Community of Bishops Bay

Total Awards & Promotions/ AwardsMall.com

Trinity Financial Planning

True North Consultants, Inc.

UW Provision Company, Inc.

Wrench Auto Service, Inc

Middleton Chamber Anniversaries
Celebrating 5 Years 
Affiliated Communications of Wisconsin
Chocolaterie Stam
Madison Friends of CURE
MassMutual Wisconsin
Network Engineering Technologies (NET)
The Benefit Works

Celebrating 20 Years 
Capital Brewery Company
Celebrating 35 Years 
McDonald's Restaurant - Greenway Blvd
McDonald's Restaurant - Allen Blvd 

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!