Chamber Partner Update
"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."
~ James Cash Penney ~
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

THIS Thursday, April 29th, is our Annual Member Meeting & Awards Presentation event! We would love to have all of our members and their representative join us. To get the Zoom link for the event you need to register! (link below).

If you are interested in ordering
a celebration to-go meal you
MUST order it by 5 pm TODAY -
Monday, April 26th! (link below)
Whitewater Area Chamber
Chamber Cheque Program Survey
The Chamber is updating our web page to make sure we have an accurate listing of all Chamber Partner businesses that are accepting chamber Cheques. Please complete the survey below so that we can ensure you are listed or removed from the list on our website. Thank You!
It's Time to Turn the Pages!
We are excited to let you know that we have chosen a book for our new book club! The book we will be reading during the second quarter of the year (April-May-June) will be:
Humor, Seriously:
Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life
(And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)
by Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas
You can pick up the book in a few different ways. Our own The Book Teller will have used copies available and the Chamber will be giving you a $5 discount on the price if you purchase through them. Please call ahead to make sure they have copies available. You can also order your copy online through Amazon or another online book service (ISBN#978-0593135288), and of course, you can check out a copy at your local library.

We will meet in May and June for a discussion on the book and enjoy some tasty beverages. Our first book club gathering will be on Thursday, May 6th @ 6 pm at Binggs Restaurant.
To join us and ensure you get more information about the book and our upcoming gatherings please fill out this sign-up sheet.
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
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
Faculty Celebrate Power of Music with "Spring Finale" to Close
Music Mosaics Series
Virtual Performance on 4/28
“God of Carnage” will close the UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Season
College of Arts and Communication, Department of Theatre/Dance
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Theatre/Dance will close its 20/21 season with the production of “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The virtual production will be available to rent for 48 hours between April 27th and May 2nd
UW-Whitewater Department of Music Large Ensembles To Perform Virtually
College of Arts and Communication, Department of Music

Spring concert performances by UWW large ensembles will be available for viewing beginning on April 30th. Details for purchasing tickets can be found in the press release below.
"Say Their Names"
art exhibit open
April 5- May 7, 2021
Wednesday, April 28th – 7:00 pm Strictly Digital - Totally FREE Content

Deeply rooted in historical research and personal accounts, the stories of Hmong refugees are brought to life on stage through the thoughtful movements of Borealis Dance.
Chamber Partner News & Information
New German Festival coming to Walworth County
August 13th - 15th, 2021
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!
Education & Training Opportunities

SBA Wisconsin is hosting coronavirus relief information webinars to assist small businesses, nonprofits, and eligible recipients in recovering from the pandemic.

PPP & American Rescue Plan Act webinars

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Resources
SVOG Information

Upcoming Partner Training

SBA Funding Options (SBA), 

Why you Should Not Go it Alone: Legal, Accounting, and Insurance for your Business (SCORE SE)

Creative Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (SCORE SE)

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
Fairhaven Lecture Series
Entrepreneurship Education
Training Programs Lending, Coaching, Financial Impact
Economic Development
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.
Have you registered yet??
Please join us for our
May 5th - June 2nd
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
COVID-19 Information & Updates
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out!
Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program: early details of the $420MM Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program will make $5,000 grants available to Wisconsin small businesses with less than $7 million in annual revenue. WEDC will help promote the program. It will be administered by DOR similar to the WAI Phase 2 and Phase 3 grant programs. Full program details are not yet available, pending forthcoming guidance from the Treasury Department. For now, all businesses should be directed to this DOR website for information: 
The CDC has designed a COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers to help employers build confidence in this important new vaccine. The toolkit will help employers across various industries educate their workforce about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.
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.
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