DWACC February 2024 Newsletter
Chamber News & Events
Welcome Ashley Cox and the Brookens Construction Team

Dear Chamber Members & Staff,

Thank you for giving Brookens Construction the opportunity to join the Chamber of Commerce, we are a local roofing company located in Windsor. We strive to always be on the look-out for ways to be active in our community.  
We believe in giving back and making a positive impact on people’s lives, both in our own company and in our community. We believe that this Chamber will be a great opportunity for us. It will allow us to not only further our reach, but also give our event committee access to resources. This will give us an opportunity to be involved in local events and be able to connect with more companies and people that have the same values and goals as us. We are very excited to see what we will be able to accomplish together and see the growth this will bring to our community.

We look forward to meeting you all this year at various events and chamber gatherings. 

Sincerely,

The Brookens Construction Team
The Chamber Community Guide is our largest and most distributed publication on our communities, businesses, calendar of events and attractions.

It is available at our municipal offices, in our hotels, kiosks, and in many local businesses for residents and visitors to pick up for FREE!

It is also available digitally and is posted on the Chamber website, along with the DeForest Times-Tribune website year round! View 2023 Guide Here

The Community Guide is also shared with new residents and sent to future residents looking to move to our area!

Advertising in the 2024 Chamber Community Guide is a GREAT advertising investment!

Contact Eric Medina: (608) 807-6590 or emedina@hngnews.com

Chamber Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, February 13th, from 12pm-1pm
Cornerstone Community Center

Topic Mental Health & Stress

Register HERE

Chamber Chat
Thursday, February 22nd at 8:30am
Stop by the Chamber Boardroom for coffee and to chat with Heike and some of the Chamber Board of Directors.

Our first Chamber Chat will be a Chamber 101. How to navigate Chamber Master and the Member Information Center. Learn about event committees, volunteer opportunities and other ways to become more involved!
State of the Chamber & Our Communities Annual Breakfast
Tuesday, March 12th, from 8am - 9:30am

Presentations from the Chamber, Village of DeForest, Village of Windsor, DeForest Area School District, plus our 2023 Chamber Awards

Register HERE

Community Expo
The Community Expo is back! Join us on Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:30-6:30pm at Lake Windsor Country Club.

Sponsorship & Registration Info: HERE
Chamber Golf Classic
Save the Date for the 2024 Chamber Golf Classic on Thursday, June 13th, shotgun start at 9am at Lake Windsor Country Club!

Golfer Registration Info: HERE

Sponsorship Info: HERE
In Business Magazine's Forty Under 40 Class of 2024!
Congratulations to Mike Mathweg, PCF Insurance Services and our 2024 Chamber President
Congratulations to Alex Wenthe, Quercus Land Stewardship Services!
Check out the whole class of 2024
New Website ~ New Opportunity to Advertise!
Compare a Basic Listing vs. an Enhanced Listing
on the Chamber Website Directory
for only $50 annually!
Basic Listing
Features of the Basic Listing
  • Business address and contact information
  • 200 characters for Business description
  • 100 characters for Hours of Operation
  • 200 characters for Driving Directions
  • Basic map pin
  • Share links (this may not be turned on for all member pages)
Enhanced Listing
Features of the Enhanced Member Page
  • Member page header
  •  Member page logo
  • 1600-character description
  • Google map link
  • More photos and video links
  • 5 Bullet points that can link to different pages of a member's website
  • Ability to show a YouTube video and 8 photo slide shows
  • Additional keyword searches
  • Additional website links

One of the Best Membership ROI offered for only $50 annually!
New website ~ More traffic ~ More engagement by the public finding local businesses to support!

Contact Heike if you would like to upgrade to
an Enhanced Member Listing.

Member News & Events
Cornerstone Community Center
New Year * New Name: Impact is the Same

The Cornerstone of the Community!

Congratulations on the new name!
Dragon Art Fair Sponsorships
Print form HERE
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites you to a public involvement meeting for the 67-mile I-39/90/94 Study in Dane, Columbia, Sauk and Juneau counties between Madison and Wisconsin Dells. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on the study’s remaining alternatives and gather public input. 
 

In-Person Meeting #2
Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Madison College – Truax Building, Conference Room D1630, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704
 
If you have questions, or are unable to attend one of the scheduled meetings, but would like to learn about the study, you may contact David Schmidt, WisDOT Project manager at (608)246-3867 or send an email to David2.Schmidt@dot.wi.gov.
 
Both meeting facilities are ADA-compliant and wheelchair-accessible. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may request an interpreter by contacting the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711) at least seven working days prior to the meeting date. If you require a Spanish- or Hmong-speaking interpreter at the meeting, please contact WisDOT Southwest Region Communication Manager Michael Bie (email Michael.Bie@dot.wi.gov or call (608)-246-7928) at least seven working days prior to the meeting date.
 
1st Annual K-9 Unit Golf Outing
April 3rd at Pinseekers
Registration deadline: March 4th!
The DeForest Police Foundation is excited to announce a fantastic event aimed at raising funds for the DeForest Police Department K-9 Unit. We invite you to join us for a day of golf, camaraderie, and community spirit at Pinseekers, in DeForest, WI!
4 hours of golf, food and fun. Sign up as a foursome or individually. Funds raised from this event will go towards DeForest’s inaugural K-9 unit.

Registration Deadline: March 4th


Congratulations American Packaging Corporation!
Five APC Centers of Excellence achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS (ISCC+). This certification is a significant achievement as APC expands our portfolio of RE™ Sustainable Packaging to also include Circular Content packaging, along with Renewable Content, Design for Recycle and Design for Compost packaging.
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