March 2015


Bob VandenBurgt
Yahara Software
Board President
President's Message

By now, you've no doubt heard about our Chamber's visioning and strategic planning initiative launched last November and now in the final stages of refinement. The working name for the plan is 2020, reflecting both a five-year outlook, as well as suggesting we have the vision required to see all things clearly - both are challenging but this Board lives for challenges!


After surveying our local climate, meeting with the committee leaders and polling our members, we have identified a number of key drivers and established 4 initial strategic focuses. Some will unfold over the next couple of years and some concepts are ready for launch.


  1. Connecting Talent - Provide better vehicles for communication between employers and prospective talent
  2. Virtual Access - Make Chamber programming more available through video and social channels
  3. Work/Life Blend - Introduce new events to leverage the growing number of niches in the organization and develop considerably more opportunities for small group, social, and family interaction
  4. Macro to Micro - More of a Spacex-type test launch to help the working group better understand topic potential for small group future discussions


We have established working groups around the above initiatives and are actively seeking talented individuals to participate on the teams. If you are interested to help shape the vision, call the chamber office or corner one of the board members over the next few weeks. All of these efforts are focused on one thing - building more value into the organization for our members. As we all know, great work doesn't happen overnight.   There is much more farming ahead and we will certainly end up planting some new crops that we haven't even considered at this point. In the interim, we will work to refine and publish a more comprehensive overview by the end of April.


Please join us at get moving Middleton on March 5th to hear a little bit more and to get a small taste of what is to come.

Bob V 



Upcoming Chamber Events
March 5, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

March, 9, 11:30am
Ambassador Committee
Globe University

March 17, 8am
Ask the Expert (Register)
Getting the Most Out of Work and Life

March 18, 12pm
Economic Development Briefing (Register)
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

March 24, 5-7pm
Business Social Hour (Register)
Ultrazone Laser Tag
New Members

John Moll
7717 Welton Drive
(608) 206-7781  

Don Bally
4814 Odana Road
(608) 216-4095


Joe Perkins
2644 Branch Street
(608) 836-7750

Nancy Pautsch 
999 Fourier Drive,Suite 101  
(608) 256-5680  


Bonnie Greene
1317 Applegate Road
(608) 250-6707

Jeannine Desautels 
P.O. Box 620312  
(608) 238-9273  

Ron Phelps 
1241 John Q Hammons Dr, Suite100  
(608) 829-3261  


Christopher Laurent
133 S Butler Street  
(503) 869-6544  

Marc Blazich 
5250 E Terrace Dr., Suite 130  
(608) 284-2040  

Ellen Courlas 
4602 S. Biltmore Lane  
(608) 310-3200  


(850) 598-3317 



Thomas Wankerl 
1715 Main St, Cross Plains  
(608) 852-7923  


Jackie Ellickson
2610 S. Elmwood Circle E, Cross Plains
(608) 206-1276  

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
ALTUS Announces Lease of 302 E Wilson, ALTUS Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chuck Polenz has completed the lease of 302 E Wilson St to MPowered Wellness & Performance who plan to open their new doors on March 1, 2015.

ALTUS Announces Lease of 8500 Greenway Boulevard, ALTUS Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jeff Jansen has completed the lease of 8500 Greenway Boulevard, Suite 101 to ICS Consulting.

ETC Extends CUE Conference Early-Bird Registration Discount, ETC has officially extended the deadline on the early-bird discount for the biennial CUE professional development conference to March 13. 

Hospice Volunteers Needed, Home Health United-Hospice invites you to join a special group of people dedicated to making a difference in the lives of hospice patients.

Park Bank Announces New Board Member, Park Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Christianson to the bank's board of directors.

Middleton Outreach Ministry Calls for Teams to End Hunger,
Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) calls for local teams to build structures of cans and packaged food at Canstruction´┐Ż Madison, a community competition to end hunger taking place on Monday, April 20 at West Towne Mall.

Coldwell Banker Success Announces January Housing Statistics,  Coldwell Banker Success has announced the January 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics.

February Was National Children's Dental Health Month,   Dr. Brent Killian of Midwest Dental-Middleton visited his son's 4k classroom to talk about keeping their teeth healthy.

Applicants Sought for Summit's 7th Annual "Project Money",  Now through March 14, Summit Credit Union is accepting applications for its "Project Money". 

SVA's Fearn and Muehl Elected to Dane Buy Local Board, SVA professionals, Chris Fearn and Rebacca Muehl, have been appointed to the Dan Buy Local Board of Directors for three year terms.

NARI Announces Board of Directors, The Madison chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has elected and appointed the 2015 officers.   


NARI of Madison Members Receive Best of Houzz 2015 Awards, DC Interiors & Renovations of Madison has been awarded a "Best of Houzz" for Design and Customer Satisfaction.

Be Inspired Receives Top Award, Be Inspired Salon is excited to announce that Surface Hair awarded them for being one of their Top 10 Salons in the U.S.

Neckerman Honored as Top-Performing Agency,  SECURA Insurance recognized Neckerman Insurance Services as one of their top-performing agencies in 2014.

ETC Names Southern Rigging Regional Manager, ETC is pleased to announce Steve Aldrich as the company's new Southern rigging regional manager.

Meriter - UnityPoint Health Appoints CEO, The Board of Directors of Meriter - UnityPoint Health has names Arthur Nizza, DSW, as President and CEO, effective February 16, 2015.

Wegner CPAs Welcomes Sixteen Staff Members,   Wegner CPAs is pleased to announce the addition of sixteen new, talented individuals to their firm.

Member Events

Community Open House, Madison Community Montessori

Sign N' Dine with Communication Innovations
More Info

Comprehensive Plan Listening Session, City Hall

Grand Opening, DC Interiors & Renovations

"Good Hops" Beer & Wine Tasting, MBSC
More Info

Planning for Success, Madison SCORE
More Info

"When Bad Things Happen to Good People", Smith & Gesteland
More Info

Learn Middleton's History, Middleton Historical Society

Lion's Club 16th Annual Cork & Cap, Blackhawk Country Club
3/23 - 3/27

FREE "Coffee on the Curb", Asbury Church

Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Lakeview Park

February Renewals



Advanced Dermatology, Inc.


American Cancer Society


Anytime Fitness


Avenue Auto Body, Inc.


Burse Surveying and Engineering


Celerity Staffing Solutions


Chem-Dry of Madison


Choice Floors WI


Cindy Ramlet Advertising - Marketing - Promotions


Clasen Quality Coatings


Communication Innovations


Cousins Subs


Creative Business Interiors


Cress Funeral & Cremation Service


DC Interiors & Renovations


Design Structures, LLC


Dogtopia of Madison West


Econoprint Inc. - West Madison/Middleton


Emmons Business Interiors


Endurance House




First Choice Dental Group, SC


Fitzgerald's of Middleton


Goldstein & Associates


Good Karma Broadcasting dba ESPN Madison


Googins & Anton
Financial Advisors  


Greenway Station
Shopping Center


IT Strategies Group


J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.


Legacy Advisor Network -
Paula R. Possin


LegalShield SM - Susan D. Oja, Independent Associate


Leslie The Realtor Inc


Liberty Mutual Insurance -
Jason Guttenberg  


Loichinger Advantage LLC  


Lu Anders Boutique  


M&M Office Interiors, Inc.  


Madison Scouts Drum &
Bugle Corps


Mazur Realty  


Michael A Dubis
Financial Planning, LLC  


Mid Town Pub  


Middleton Art & Framing  


Middleton Jaycees  


Middleton Times Tribune  


New Awakenings, LLC  


Northwestern Mutual
Financial Network


NovoPrint USA Inc.


Parents Planning 4 College, LLC


Pheasant Branch Apartments, 55+


Promises Floral and Gift Studio


Radial Web Inc


Remedy Intelligent Staffing


RESCO Rural Electric


Russell Law


Simply Savvy


Stark Company Realtors


Stark Company Realtors - Richert


Summit Credit Union


Susan Padberg, MD,
Medical Acupuncture, LLC


Tabby & Jacks


Tailored Living Featuring
Premier Garage


Thompson Investment Management, Inc.


Ultrazone Laser Tag


Unity Health Insurance


Village Green Bar & Grill




Westside Warehouse Center


WSI - We Simplify Internet Marketing


Wussow Chiropractic


Middleton Chamber Anniversaries
Celebrating 5 Years 
Greenleaf Media 
Pheasant Branch Apartments 55+ 
ProCon Group Consulting
Celebrating 10 Years
Cindy Ramlet Advertising-Marketing-Promotions 
Clasen Quality Coatings 
Russell Law
Celebrating 15 Years
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 
Total Awards & Promotions/
Celebrating 20+ Years
Middleton Outreach Ministry (25 Years) 
Middleton Jaycees (30 Years) 

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!