October 2018
Executive Director Update

Van shares insights on the Middleton flooding recovery process; praises City staff; and highlights some local community events as we move into Fall.

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Executive Director Update - October 2018 
Have a strong October and a solid start to Q4,

Upcoming Chamber Events

October 3, 4:00-6:00pm
Open House/Ribbon Cutting
McDonald's Restaurant - 2626 Allen Blvd  
October 4, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton - Register
Hilton Garden Inn
- 1801 Deming Way   
October 4, 4:00-5:30pm
Grand Re-Opening/Ribbon Cutting
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - 8390 Market Street 
October 8, 12:00-1:00pm
Ambassador Committee  
Frank Beverage Group - 8511 University Green
October 10, 8:00-9:30am
Ask the Expert: Developing Your Why - Register 
Edgewood College Middleton - 1255 Deming Way
October 11, 4:00-6:00pm
Behind the Scenes Trolley Tour - Register 
Departing from Keva Sports Center - 8312 Forsythia Street
October 11, 4:00-8:00pm
Open House/Ribbon Cutting
Bergamot Massage Therapy - 8302 Globe Drive
October 17, 12:00-1:00pm
Economic Development Briefing - Register 
Kromrey Middle School - Community Room - 7009 Donna Drive 
October 17, 4:00-6:30pm
Business Social Hour - Register 
Capital Brewery - 7734 Terrace Avenue
October 30, 12:00-1:00pm
Lunch & Learn: Reduce Redundancy, Increase Collaboration - Register 
Monona Bank - 3207 Parmenter Street  
November 1, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton - Register
Hilton Garden Inn - 1801 Deming Way 

New Members

Apple Wellness
6313 McKee Road, Ste 100
(608) 663-2640

Chance Productions

30 W. Mifflin Street, Ste 619
(608) 318-3482

4500 University Avenue
(608) 238-5909

Mr. Brews Taphouse
610 Junction Road, Ste 107
(608) 824-9600


National Mutual Benefit - Madison Agency  
350 Junction Rd, Ste B
(608) 836-1922

Profile by Sanford
426 Gammon Place
(608) 819-2301

SACO Foods

1845 Deming Way
(800) 373-7226

Susan Levin, PsyD, LLC
6314 Odana Rd, Ste 24
(608) 572-7144

Wisconsin Technology Council
455 Science Drive, Ste 240
(608) 442-7557

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions


Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Middleton Location Reopened - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse in Middleton, Wisconsin opened back up to the public on Friday, September 28. The flooding in the area caused significant damage to the building, and the location has undertaken an expansive remodel. In addition, the Middleton Chamber will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the reopening on October 4.
Kiwanis Governor's Project Brings Playground to Life - On Wednesday, August 15, over 60 volunteers and campers alike joined Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps at the Kiwanis Community Build at Camp Wawbeek to construct the 2018 Kiwanis Governor's Project, an accessible playground.   
Middleton's Mustard Man Finds New Calling: He's Also a Playwright - Barry Levenson, founder of the popular National Mustard Museum in downtown Middleton, has written a dark comedic stage play entitled "No One Goes to Hell for the Food." Opening night is Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Bartell Theater.
Overture Center Capitol Theater's Grand Barton Organ Restoration Set to Begin - Overture Center for the Arts and Sandra Gajic, incoming president and CEO, announced the restoration of the Capitol Theater's original Grand Barton Organ can commence next spring, thanks to a successful fundraising campaign with support from Madison Community Foundation. 
"Rising Stars" Talent Search Winners, Overture Center - Overture Center announced the "Rising Stars" talent search winners who performed among 21 acts on Saturday, September 15 at The Finals.   
Settlers bank Announces Location Open in Appleton! Mike Waters named Market President - Tom Spitz, CEO and Dave Fink, President of Settlers bank of Madison, WI announce that Settlers bank has opened a location in the Appleton community at 4321 W. College Ave.    
Small Business Specialist Change, Nagel & Vanden Heuvel CPAs - Rick Vanden Heuvel CPA, S.C ., a Fitchburg accounting firm known for its work with businesses and high income individuals, has changed its name to Nagel & Vanden Heuvel CPAs, LLC to reflect the names of its two partners, Rick Vanden Heuvel and Peter Nagel. Peter became a partner in the business on January 1, 2018.
Starion Bank Offers Flood Assistance - Many property owners, including Starion Bank, experienced damage during the recent flooding. As a community bank, Starion is committed to helping its neighbors in times of trouble and one way the bank can do that is through disaster relief financing assistance. 
Ashley Burns Joins Settlers bank Team as Retail Banking Manager - Lynda Binder, VP Retail Banking for Settlers bank, adds Ashley Burns to their Retail banking management team. Ashley is an experienced retail banker, gaining financial experience at BMO Harris Bank where she served most recently as a Bank Manager.
Berndt CPA LLC Announces Three New Partners - Berndt CPA LLC, a locally owned public accounting firm, is excited to announce the promotion of Alicia D. Greer, CPA and Jay V. Mouille, CPA to Partner and the hiring of Jeff D. Olsen, CPA as a Partner.   
New Overture Center Community Advisory Board Chair and Vice Chair Announced - Overture Center for the Arts' incoming President and CEO Sandra Gajic announced that Dawn Crim and Ananda Mirilli are the newly elected chair and vice chair of the center's Community Advisory Board (CAB).
Overture Announces Emily Gruenewald as New VP of Development - Overture Center for the Arts and incoming President and CEO Sandra Gajic announced the appointment of Emily Gruenewald as vice president of development.  Gruenewald, a Monroe, Wis., native, comes to Overture with over seventeen years of non-profit management experience.  


Cadre - Sales Specialist 
Nonn's - Retail Flooring Sales Position      


Member Events

World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center - 6,000+ visitors

iLuminate & "Whose Live Anyway?" - Overture Center for the Arts

Promotional Product Show - Tools of Marketing, Inc.

A Little More About Biz Smart Training for Entrepreneurs - UW Madison Small Business Development Center

Sales Culture Workshop: Leadership for Organizational  
Excellence - Lift Consulting

More Info


Cut-A-Thon for REACH-A-Child - Be Inspired Salon

Is Social Media Working for You? The Basics - SCORE

"Something Rotten!" - Overture Center for the Arts

Sandals Caribbean Event - Middleton Travel Inc.

Explore to Win! Find the Hidden Coin! - River Valley Bank

Madison Capitols - Middleton Chamber Special

Gilda's Run/Walk 2018 - Gilda's Club Madison

Dale Carnegie Course Free Preview Meeting - Dale Carnegie

Recognizing the Danger, Minimizing the Threat - WI Bank & Trust

11th Annual FCI Art Show & Auction - Middleton Outreach Ministry

Oktoberfest Benefit for Conservancy Flood Restoration - Capital Brewery 

A Night Out for Healing House - Madison Area Urban Ministry

In Business Magazine: IB Expo & Conference

Toe-Down Hoedown - Central Midwest Ballet, Inc.

Click or Treat - Becky McKenzie Photography

September Member Renewals

Attic Angel Community

Auto Paint & Supply Company


Campos Realty Group,
Bunbury Realtors

Caribou Property Management

Central Midwest Ballet Inc.


Coldwell Banker Success, Frank

Dale Carnegie

Enterprise Systems Group

Fearing's Audio Video Security

Fiskars Brands, Inc.

Gary Brink & Associates, Inc.

Gilda's Club Madison

Gruno's Diamonds

Hallman Lindsay Quality Paints

Individual - Don Mash

Liberty Professional Services, LLC

Milio's Sandwiches

NARI of Madison, Inc.

Neil's Liquor

New York Life/NYLIFE Securities

Overture Center for the Arts


Rescue Desk-Virtual Assistant Service

Reynolds Urethane Recycling Inc.

Ruedebusch Commercial Investments

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Sketchworks Architecture

SSM Health at Home

Standard Imaging, Inc.

Stark Company Realtors, Bidwell

Strategic Resources Services & Supply LLC

Summers Christmas Tree Farm

T. Wall Enterprises Mgt, LLC

TAS Consulting Group, Inc.

Thill Design

Tingalls Graphic Design, LLC

UW Madison Family Business Center

Z.Bella Boutique

10 Years
Comfort Keepers
Closets by Techline 

Thank you for your continued membership!