September 2016


Josh Marron
Middleton Community Bank
Board President
President's Message
Is it really September? Hard to believe! Should I wish you a great start to fall or hope you savor what summer we have left? Dare I wish you a happy election season? Or perhaps I should just highlight what has, up to this point, been a pretty awesome couple of months? Let's go with that, as I am quite impressed with what our Chamber of Commerce has accomplished through the first 8 months of the year!

On August 22, a good number of you attended the Inaugural Business Bar Camp held at Kromrey Middle School (a fantastic collaborative space) as part of Forward Fest. This was sponsored and facilitated by the Chamber and more than 70 of you were in attendance, with over 15 "business related topics" chosen that day, for participants to discuss and delve into. A truly great "first event" that I am sure we will build on in future years.

At last weekend's Good Neighbor Festival, members could be seen working at the festival's information booth, 5K, Parade and within individual service clubs. The Chamber also took an active role in National Night Out, working in collaboration with member groups to bring our presence to the entire Middleton Community. In addition, the Biz Trolley Tours continue, highlighting local members' operations (next tour is on September 8, sign up!).

We successfully worked in conjunction with Middleton High School on a job fair for students, which included over 25 members actively marketing opportunities within their organizations. And our ongoing efforts of developing the Inspire-Madison Region program with the school district will help connect our members with high school individuals evaluating future career options.

Oh, and did I mention a record turnout Golf Outing, which included 260 participants and 90 volunteers? We also added Lunch & Learns to our programming deck of cards, while Get Moving Middleton, Business Social Hours, Economic Development Briefings, and Ask the Expert opportunities remain strong and amazing opportunities for current and potential members.

Did I forget anything? Hmmm.... That's right, after 30+ years of life at 7507 Hubbard Avenue, we moved to our new location at 7427 Elmwood Avenue. A space that I believe was truly meant for us to be in.

So I suppose I should rally for a longer summer to keep up the great work that has been accomplished so far this year. The good news is, no matter what season or year we may be in, I can guarantee you the Middleton Chamber of Commerce will continue to offer excellent programming to our members! I thank you all: the staff, Board of Directors, Ambassadors, Volunteers, Sponsors, and most importantly our Members.

Good things are always happening with the Middleton Chamber of Commerce!

Upcoming Chamber Events
September 1, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton
Hilton Garden Inn

September 8, 4pm
Biz Trolley Tour (Register)
Visits to Gilda's Club & Costco
Boards at the Middleton Chamber

September 12, 11:30am

Ambassador Committee
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

September 13, 5-7pm
Business Social Hour (Register)
Bishops Bay Country Club

September 14, 8am (7:45 Registration)
Ask the Expert: Turning Introductions into Relationships that Prosper (Register)
Edgewood College - Middleton Campus

September 21, 12pm
Economic Development Briefing (Register)
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

September 27, 11:45am
Lunch & Learn: Future of Health Plan Design (Register)
Middleton Community Bank

October 6, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Hilton Garden Inn

View the Full Calendar

  New Members

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
1611 Aspen Commons
(608) 664-9288

Breakover Services
2228 Pleasant View Rd.
(608) 579-0764

Century 21 Affiliated - Middleton
6421 University Ave
(608) 535-8418

Engineering for Kids of
Dane County

9406 Hillcreek Dr, Verona

Feldco Windows, Siding
and Doors

3037 S Stoughton Rd
(608) 222-9500

Graphite Inc
4850 Voges Road, Ste 1
(608) 838-6650

von Briesen & Roper, S.C
10 E. Doty Street, Suite 900
(608) 441-0300

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
Fall Exhibitions to Open in Overture Galleries, The Overture Galleries continue Overture Center's commitment to fostering outstanding local visual arts with new Fall cycle opening in September.

Overture's 2016/17 Season On Sale, Overture Center for the Arts' 2016/2017 Season, including two Broadway titles is on sale now!

Substantial Discounts Available on Electric Vehicles, Madison Gas & Electric, Wisconsin Clean Cities and Zimbick Nissan have announced a special offer to save $8,231 and provide 0% financing for 72 months on 2016 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles.

Broyles & Company to Host Fall QuickBooks Classes, Broyles & Company CPAs recently announced the rollout of their fall 2016 QuickBoos Seminar Series.

July Real Estate Stats Announced, Coldwell Banker Success is pleased to share the July 2016 Real Estate Statistics.

Capitol Bank Selected as National Award Winner, The Independent Community Bankers of America announced that Capitol Bank has been selected as a national winner for its traveling banker program.

SCORE Madison Receives Platinum Leadership Award, Madison SCORE Chapter 145 has received a 2016 Platinum Leadership Award from the Small Business Administration.

Overture Announces New Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Ted DeDEE, President and CEO of Overture Center for the Arts, and the Overture Center Foundation Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Edward Holmes, PhD has joined the staff.

Settlers Bank Hires for New Position, Due to continued growth, Settlers Bank is excited to announce the addition of Taylor Hauge to the team as a Commercial Loan Processor. 

Member Events

Strollin' Middleton Jazz, BMO Harris Bank & Downtown

American Warrior Real Estate Course, Fairway Mortgage

Grand Opening, Century 21 Affiliated

Downtown Middleton Fall Wine Walk

Apps & Taps, REACH A Child

Garage Sale, Restoring Hope Transplant House

Re-Style Event, Diny's Jewelers

10th Annual Red Doors Golf Tournament, Gilda's Club

Nonprofit & Business Partnerships, SVA

QuickBooks Seminar, Broyles & Company CPAs
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Annual Open House, Top Promotions

Launch into Leadership, UW Madison SBDC
More Info

Workplace Wellness to Enhance Productivity, Blue Jewel Coaching

Toe-Down Hoedown, Central Midwest Ballet Academy

An Evening in Red & Blue Gala, REACH A Child
More Info

Restaurant Week, Greenway Station

Webinar: 80/20 Goal Setting, Smith & Gesteland
More Info

Prairie in Rhapsody Concert, Holy Wisdom Monastery
More Info

5k Run/Walk Community Benefit, Asbury United Methodist
More Info

August Renewals
Aberdean Consulting

Academy for Little Learners

ActionCOACH Business Coaching, Madison

ANiU Salon Spa

Arneson's Auto Repair, Inc.

AT&T Wisconsin


Broadwing Advisors, LLC

The Bruce Company

Capitol Ice Arena

CCL Management,
Div. of Liberty Real Estate

Central Midwest Ballet Inc

CIVITAS Galleries

Creative Marketing Specialists

Diny's Jewelers of Middleton

FedEx Office - Middleton

First Business
Financial Services

Gallina Companies/MSW, Inc.
H. Krueger & Associates

Hartjes Dental Associates LLC

I'm Board! Games & Family Fun

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Madison No Fear Dentistry

Madison Polo Club and The Polo Club of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Middleton Baseball & Softball Commission

Middleton Glen

MIG Commercial Real Estate

MW Accounting & Tax LLC

NARI of Madison, Inc.

Orchid Knoll Apartments

Paragon Place at the Community of Bishops Bay

Park Towne

Petersburg Insurance Agency

Rescue Desk - Virtual
Assistant Services

Restaino & Associates -
Kathy Eckenrod

River Valley Bank

Ruedebusch Commercial Investments

Sam Greco & Associates
Financial Resources

Sam Simon Real Estate - Pertzborn

SARA Investment Real Estate

Select One Mortgage

Shulfer Architects, LLC

Sofra Family Bistro

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

T5 Real Estate Solutions


The Little Gym of Middleton

Thrivent Financial

Town of Middleton

Unity Point Health - Meriter

Waddell & Reed


Wolff Kubly Hardware &
Time Center

Celebrating 5 Years 
I'm Board! Games & Family Fun
Olson Toon Landscaping
Park Towne Development
River Valley Bank
See Change Management
Celebrating 10 Years 
Shulfer Architects
Celebrating 20 Years 
Fairfield Inn & Suites

Celebrating 35 Years 
Hartjes Dental Associates 

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!