July 2016


Josh Marron
Middleton Community Bank
Board President
President's Message
Is it possible that June is in the rearview mirror? No doubt many of you are on vacation, traveling or spending some good time relaxing with friends and family. I know in the last 30 days, I have fired up my grill and spent more time in my flip-flops chasing my kids, and it sure has felt good!

I also recently got back from a four-day fishing trip in Northwestern Ontario - one I take annually with my family. An excellent summer time jaunt with plenty of time spent on the water chasing walleyes and northern pike in the great Canadian Wilderness. Fishing was fantastic this year, but there is always plenty of downtime (that's why they call it fishing and not catching) while on the boat to ponder life. My guide Jesse and I (he being from Northern Saskatchewan) got into a fantastic in-depth discussion on Culture. The details of those conversations can be left for another time, but it did get me thinking about the culture of the organizations I am part of, and what makes them what they are.

Culture, by definition, is "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people, at a particular time". It is what defines who we are. I think the Middleton Chamber's culture of friendliness, acceptance, relationships, inclusivity, hard-work, FUN and dedication, set us apart. In today's world, so many organizations vie for your time, we're happy you spend some of it with us!   We are a group of individuals and companies, representing one pretty awesome team!

While the Chamber may have changed physically over the years, members come and gone, and locations moved, our culture has always continued to remain strong and constant. The idea of the "Good Neighbor City", and what that truly means, has made the culture of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce a reality. I am so proud to share in that membership with each and every one of you. Truly a game-changer for what continues to makes us a strong and meaningful organization.

For those of you that were able to make it to the Open House on June 22nd at our new location at 7427 Elmwood Avenue, you are well of aware that our "culture" was on full display (if you weren't able to make it, please stop down and check out our new home - it's an amazing spot, built for members). Thank you to those who made that evening possible, including our food vendors (Amber Indian Cuisine, Mid Town Pub, Tanner's Bar & Grill, Villa Dolce), office furniture providers, landlord, volunteers, and of course our amazing Chamber Staff. What a fantastic evening full of conversation, laughter, business and a lot of fun!

I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your summer.   I challenge you to continue to promote our culture to those who may not be aware of what the Middleton Chamber of Commerce is about. As Jimmy Buffett was once quoted saying... "Some make the world go round; others watch it turn", I think we can all agree, the Middleton Chamber has been on the right side of that quote since the beginning!

Cheers to the continued ride ahead!
Upcoming Chamber Events
July 6, 4-6pm
Ribbon Cutting (4:30pm) & Open House
Jungle Day Care & Bilingual Preschool

July 7, 7:30am

Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

July 11, 11:30am

Ambassador Committee
Gilda's Club

July 20
Annual Golf Outing (Register)
Pleasant View Golf Course

July 28, 5-7pm
Business Social Hour (Register)
Granite City Food & Brewery

August 3
National Night Out
Lake View Park

August 4, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

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Welcome  -  New Members

CAT 5 Restoration
8608 University Green, Unit 5
(855) 479-0911

Johnson Block & Company
406 Science Drive, Suite 100
(608) 274-2002

Rhapsody Arts Center
1031 North Edge Tr, Verona
(608) 848-2045

Tools of Marketing
E11328 Sauk Prairie Rd
Prairie du Sac
(608) 643-5463

TR McKenzie
1910 Hawks Ridge Dr, Ste 322
(608) 848-0111

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
Volunteers Wanted for Mustard Day, Got muscle?  Got personality? Got energy?  Then you are just what we need to make National Mustard Day 2016 a rollicking success!

ALTUS Announces June Leases, ALTUS Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce its June completed leases.

2016 Back to School Backpack Program at MOM, Staff and volunteers at MOM are hard at work planning our Back to School event and we need your help.

AlphaGraphics Middleton Expands Under New Ownership, On May 1, AlphaGraphics welcomed new owners, Ryan and Angela Paulsrud, and they quickly expanded the printing production square footage by 25% in response to the booming demand for large format printing.

Acquire Restoration of Madison "Acquires" Capital Remediation, Substantial growth and a friendship among owners, generates a merger of two restoration companies.

NARI Executive Director Earns Certification, Kathy Raab CAE of NARI of Madison, has successfully completed the requirements for the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional certification.

Park Bank is 50 Years Strong, Park Bank is proud to have served the banking needs of our clients and our community for the past 50 years.

May Real Estate Stats, Coldwell Banker Success has released the May 2016 Real Estate Statistics.


Starion Named Top-Performing Community Bank, Starion Financial was named to "The Best of the Best" list by Independent Banker magazine and received a superior rating from BauerFinancial.

City of Middleton Public Lands, Recreation & Forestry Finalist for National Award, The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreations and Park Association is pleased to announce Middleton as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation  Management.

TDS Telecom Parent Company Named to Fortune 500, Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS), parent company of TDS Telecom has been named to the Fortune 500, Fortune Magazine's annual ranking of leading corporations.

David J. Frank Named to Top 100 List, David J Frank Landscape Contracting has been named to one of the largest landscape companies in North American by Lawn & Landscape Magazine.

GrandStay Mount Horeb Receives Certificate of Excellence, GrandStay Mount Horeb announced that is has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Lammersfeld Joins Park Bank Team, Park Bank is pleased to announce that Ken Lammersfeld has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking.

Settlers Announces New Hire, Settlers Bank is excited to announce the addition of Ashlee Brink to the team as Senior Universal Banker.

Lerdahl Announces New General Manager, Lorelle McKlitz has joined Lerdahl Business Interiors as General Manager.

Kunkel Announces New Hires, Kunkel & Associates is pleased to welcome Melissa Noonan and Max Nicholson as Associate Account Executives.

Member Events

Blood Drive for Orlando, Home Health United

Christmas in July Food Drive, Best Western West Towne Suites

EAA Fly In/Drive In Breakfast, Morey Airport

Job Fair, Best Western West Towne Suites

Summer Open House, Tingalls Graphic Design

REACH A Child Apps & Taps, Wisconsin Brewing Company

Charity Golf Outing, Northwestern Mutual
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Centro Hispano Education Fair, Concordia University

Night at the Mallards, REACH A Child
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Ladies Night Out, Greenway Station
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MDA Madison Muscle Team Event, Keva Sports Center

June Renewals
American Family Insurance - Jeff Engelkes

American Family Insurance - Paul Gallimore Agency LLC

Anunson Chiropractic

Atterbury, Kammer, Haag, S.C.

Balance Personal Training

Ball Body Shop

Barnes, Inc.

Bennett's Auto Repair, LLC

Berndt CPA LLC

Broyles & Company CPA's LLC

Career Momentum, Inc.

Chalmers Jewelers

Clasen's European Bakery

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Concordia University

Dean Foundation

Department  of Workforce
Development - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

DirectNetworks, Inc.

Diversified Personnel Services, a division of Opportunities, Inc.

Elements Massage

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Friends of Middleton Library
Friends of the Performing
Arts Center

Greenleaf Media

Hemb Insurance Group, LLC

Hilton Garden Inn - Madison West/Middleton

Home Works Remodeling

Hubbard Avenue Diner

Imperial Garden


Integral Building Systems, Inc

Interstate Batteries of Southwestern Wisconsin

James A. Lord, DDS, S.C.

Jas McDaniel Photography


La Creme Nannies

LegalShield - Gene Sarmiento, Independent Associate

LongHorn Steakhouse

Lycon Inc.

Mead & Hunt

Mid Town Pub

Middleton Power Center

Middleton Tourism Commission

Middleton Youth Hockey

Monk's Bar & Grill

Name Badge Productions

National Mustard Museum

Omni Resources

Payroll Company, Inc.

Pellitteri Waste Systems

Potter Lawson, Inc.

Project Management Institute, Madison / South Central Wisconsin Chapter

Residence Inn by Marriott - Middleton

Schoepp Motors, Inc.

SCORE Madison

SCS Engineers

Settlers Bank

Shamrock Real Estate Services

Stark Company Realtors - Selin

Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC

Studio 262 Salon

Successful Organizing Solutions (S.O.S.)

T. Anton Investment House

Takara 88 Japanese Restaurant

Ten Forward Consulting, Inc.

The Alliance

The Wellness Champions

Tri 4 Schools


Celebrating 5 Years 
Clarity Technology Group
SCORE Madison
Celebrating 10 Years 
Dean Foundation
Mid Town Pub
Middleton Youth Hockey
SCS Engineers
State Farm Insurance - Aaron Achenbach
Celebrating 15 Years 
Hemb Insurance Group 

Celebrating 35 Years 
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP     

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!