Sept 16, 2019
Spirit Tour Advertising Sponsorship Opportunities
Don’t miss this opportunity to market your business during our Sixth-Annual Spirit Tour! Each year we produce a keepsake Spirit Tour guidebook for tour attendees. The booklet contains the stories and historical details surrounding Whitewater’s most haunted destinations. A limited number of advertisements are available in this year’s book. The Spirit Tour is one of Whitewater’s most popular and well-attended events! Plus, it’s one of the cheapest ad buys you’ll make all year. Pricing for Chamber members: Half-page ads are $50. Full-page ads are $75. Camera-ready ads (jpor png files preferred) are due by Sept. 20.

Call (262)473-4005 or email to reserve your spot!
Welcome New Teachers to Whitewater!
Our "teacher bags" promotion was a huge hit at the Whitewater Unified School District's orientation for new teachers. There are 22 new teachers to the district this year. Thank you to all our members who helped us in wishing them a warm welcome to our community by donating swag, and a special thank you to Fort Community Credit Union and UW-W Continuing Education for the bags!
Ghouls Night Out
Mark your calendars: The Chamber’s annual Ghouls Night Out trick-or-treating event is coming up on Thursday, Oct. 24! We will be getting sign-up forms out shortly to west-side businesses, so please start thinking about what activities you’d like to run. 
In the past, several generous businesses have donated gift cards for the Chamber to give out as prizes. It’s great pre-holiday-shopping exposure. Please let us know if you would be interested.

One-Year Anniversary After-Hours Event Celebrating Chamber member Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fort Atkinson.
New Chamber member Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fort Atkinson will be hosting an after-hours event in honor of their one-year anniversary on Wed., Sept. 25 from 4:30-7 p.m. The event, which is open to members of the Whitewater and Fort Atkinson Area Chambers of Commerce, will include drinks, appetizers, and a game-day theme, as well as door prizes and meeting room booking specials. Please RSVP to the Chamber today. 262-473-4005, .
50% of Sales at Jersey Mike’s on Sept. 25 Will Be Donated to Whippet Booster Club
WCEDA Job Fairs
September Job Fair, Sept. 26. Limited booths available. Registration closes Sept. 16.
October Manufacturing Job Fair, Oct. 17. Registration closes Oct. 10.
THRIVE's Business Education Session
Tomorrow’s Workforce: Attracting & Growing Talent Sept. 26, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Historically low unemployment rates aside, why is it harder for certain industries to recruit talent? Industries such as manufacturing are changing rapidly; many of the jobs of the not so distant future don't exist today. How do we attract talent and grow the workforce of tomorrow, for the jobs of tomorrow? Attend our September Education Session and be part of the conversation.

This is a free event. No registration is required, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Download the event flyer here.
Whitewater Kiwanis Serves Pancakes for Half Marathon Breakfast on Sept. 22
The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club will be serving their delicious pancakes and Jones Sausages on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Whitewater High School Cafeteria in partnership with the Greater Whitewater Committee’s Discover Whitewater Half Marathon. 

Tickets for the breakfast are available at First Citizen's State Bank, PremierBank, and the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce. They can also be purchased from any Whitewater Kiwanian. Tickets for the breakfast are a $5 donation per person in advance and $6 at the Whitewater High School cafeteria the day of the event (with pre-school children FREE). 
See full press release here.
Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show
The annual Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show (and sale) will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 8 . Except for Thanksgiving week (11/28 – 12/01), the gallery will be open Thursday through Sunday each week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Whitewater Arts Alliance invites the public to an opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the visual arts. 
See full press release here.
State of the City and School District
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