March 2016


Josh Marron
Middleton Community Bank
Board President
President's Message
It's hard for me to believe that March is already here - 2016 is off and running! I was once told that when you start to see birds-a-flight & robins returning, it's a good sign that spring is right around the corner, which, with the pleasant weather we have had lately, makes me think there is some truth to that. I'm pretty sure neither Punxsutawney Phil nor Jimmy the Groundhog of Sun Prairie saw their shadows this year (nor was anyone bitten), furthering my hope of warmer weather! And if spring is around the corner that means that the Chamber recently wrapped up the 2016 Annual Celebration - "Sip, Sample & Socialize".

This year's "64 th" Annual Celebration was an enormous success. Over 470+ attendees, 20 food and beverage vendors (all Middleton Chamber of Commerce members by the way!), 95 Silent Auction Packages, 6 amazing paddle raffle packages, and an incredible energy level in the room. There are so many people to thank for this event's success. We could not make any of this possible without the profound support from the 21 member organizations who stepped up to sponsor the event, the planning committee, Chamber staff members, and volunteers! YOUR Chamber thanks you all! I also need to thank Lisa DuChateau directly for scouting and booking the music for the evening, Wheelhouse - they were great! I already can't wait until next year's event, when we celebrate #65!

Since spring is a time for us all to look forward, I can assure you that the Chamber will do the same. We continue to have strong membership in 2016, and have added some excellent member engagement opportunities that can expand our interaction with each other. We have strong leadership from our members to make events like Get Moving Middleton, Ask the Expert, Economic Development Briefing, Ribbon Cuttings and everyone's favorite, Business Social Hours, interactive and informative. In addition, we have added opportunities like Lunch & Learns, Micro Groups, Business Trolley Tours, and more. I would challenge all of you to take advantage of any of these programs, as they are all included in your membership!

I can also assure you that the Board of Directors continues to work hard to move forward with Project 2020. Including the above mentioned initiatives, we have many new opportunities evolving this year that I am proud to oversee. We will be hosting a Business Bar Camp (in connection with Forward Fest) on August 22 nd, a Family Friendly Night out at the Madison Capitols Hockey game on April 8 th, a Job Fair with the Middleton High School on April 20 th, and have partnered with MCPASD to incorporate the Inspire-Madison Region program - better connecting Education with Business - in which all members should participate. In addition we have been gathering and mining hours of video interaction of events and programs in an effort to streamline our "Virtual" presence for members: Stay tuned... literally!

One other fairly significant change: after 30 years in one location, we'll be moving the Chamber office soon! With the upcoming demo of T Wall Enterprises' Old Middleton Centre for their vastly improved Middleton Center, we're close to locking down a new location. More to follow, but we'll be reaching out to members to address all of our needs.

Change brings a lot of opportunity, I hope to see many of you at one of the many opportunities available, and challenge you to try something new in 2016.

Upcoming Chamber Events

March 3, 7:30am
Get Moving Middleton (Register)
Member Annual Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn

March 14, 11:30am
Ambassador Committee
Gilda's Club

March 15, 8am (7:45 Registration)
Ask the Expert: Creating Engaging Company Culture (Register)
Edgewood College - Middleton Campus

March 16, 12pm
Economic Development Briefing (Register)
Wisconsin Bank & Trust

March 17, 5-7pm
Business Social Hour (Register)
T. Anton Investment House

March 22, 11:45am
Lunch & Learn: Work-Life Balance (Register)
Middleton Community Bank

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New Members

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
999 Fourier Court, Suite 200
(608) 257-0521

Dhaba Indian Bistro
8333 Greenway Blvd, STE 100
(608) 203-8822

Dream House Dream Kitchens
5117 Verona Road
(608) 204-7575

Jet's Pizza of Middleton
2831 Parmenter St, Suite 180
(608) 841-1700

Spencer Real Estate Group
6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave. Suite 203
(608) 358-7622

Tri-North Builders
2625 Research Park Drive,
(608) 204-7219

Wisconsin Financial Group
2923 Marketplace Drive
(608) 658-8484

World Class Outdoor Lighting
8383 Greenway Blvd. Suite 600
(608) 217-2797

Members on the Move
Announcements|Awards|Hires & Promotions
2016 World Mustard Competition Judges Needed, Entries are arriving daily at the National Mustard Museum for the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Competition.

Teams Needed to End Hunger at Annual CANstruction Madison, Middleton Outreach Ministry is calling for local teams to build structures of cans and packaged food at the 6th Annual Canstruction Madison.

NARI Announces Board of Directors, The Madison chapter of NARI has elected and appointed the following officers for the 2016 year: Renee Wilson, Matt Flynn, Jeffrey Beckman, Jason Hensler and Tony Trapp.

Presido Closes Netech Transaction, Extends Cloud, Security & Collaboration Capability, Presido announced today that is has closed the acquisition of the business of Netech Corporation.

January Real Estate Stats,  Coldwell Banker Success has released the January Real Estate Statistics.

Starion Elects Anderson, Baehr, Decker to Board, Three local business leaders have joined the Starion Financial Madison Advisory Board.

NARI Welcomes New Master Certified Remodeler,  NARI of Madison is pleased to announce that Jayne Johnson of Home Works Remodeling has recently achieved the prestigious Master Certified Remodeler status.

Weickhardt Named MCAA Wisconsin State Chairman, Anna Weickhardt, VP of Business Development at Kalish Masonry has been appointed to the position of MCAA Wisconsin State Chairman.

SVA, BBB Team up for ShredFest 2016, SVA and the Better Business Bureau are set to host ShredFest 2016 in Madison and Milwaukee on April 30.

Greenleaf Gives Back,  Many nonprofit organizations have wide-reaching marketing objectives, but not enough money to achieve their goals.  That's where Greenleaf steps in.

Adesys Launches New Product, Adesys announced the debut of their new virtual receptionist, Virtelo.


Schmidt Honored as Elite Executive, In their February 2016 edition, InBusiness Magazine recognized seven business leaders in the Madison area for their third annual "Executive of the Year" Awards.

Middleton Chamber Members Awarded Best of Madison, Madison Magazine has announced their 'Best of Madison' for 2016.

Madison Banker Celebrated for 50 Years of Service, Jim Dolister was honored at the Wisconsin Bankers Association "Bank Executives Conference".

Williams Joins Associated Bank, Gene Williams has joined Associated Bank as Vice President, Private Banking Relationship Manager with Associated Private Client Services.

Park Bank Announces Promotions, Park Bank announces the following promotions in several key positions at the bank including business banking, treasury management and private banking.

SVA Welcomes Armstrong,  Jon Armstrong has joined SVA Certified Public Accountants as our Business Development Executive.

Member Events

Leadership Effectiveness Through 360 Feedback, SBDC

Cork & Cap Wine & Beer Tasting, Middleton Lions Club

Judges Needed, National Mustard Museum

Volunteer Orientation, Agrace

Leadership Training for Managers, Dale Carnegie Training
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Collaboration & Partnership, SVA Certified Public Accountants

Beer & Trivia, Craftsman Table & Tap
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Apps & Taps at Twist Bar & Grill, REACH-A-Child
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Coffee with a Cop, Scott's Pastry Shoppe

Good Hops Beer & Wine Tasting, Middleton Baseball & Softball

Clark Street Community School Fundraiser, Madison Capitols

Natural Family Expo, Blue River Chiropractic
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Breakfast with Bloom, Dream Bank
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Colon Cancer Lecture & Tour at Exact Sciences, Gilda's Club

Easter Egg Hunt & Open Swim, SwimWest Swim School
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Brainz 102, PULSE Kettlebells & Yoga

February Renewals
1848 Construction

Ace Hardware


Advanced Dermatology, Inc.

American Transmission Company

Angus-Young Associates, Inc

Aqua Plumbing

AutoColor, Inc.

Avenue Auto Body, Inc.

Burse Surveying and Engineering, Inc.

Capstone Consultants

Celerity Staffing Solutions

CG Schmidt

Chem-Dry of Madison

Cindy Ramlet Advertising - Marketing - Promotions

Clasen Quality Coatings

Coldwell Banker Success

Communication Innovations

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service

Emmons Business Interiors

First Choice Dental Group, SC

First Weber Group, Inc.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C.

Googins Advisors, Inc

Greenway Station Shopping Center

Gunderson West Funeral Home

Henry Family Law Offices, LLC

IT Strategies Group, LLC

Leslie The Realtor Inc

Madison Capitols

Madison Scouts Drum &
Bugle Corps

Mazur Realty

Michael A Dubis Financial Planning, LLC

Middleton Art & Framing

Middleton Jaycees

Middleton Outreach Ministry

Middleton Times Tribune

Morgan Stanley

Netech Corporation

New Urban Focus, Incorporated

NovoPrint USA Inc.

Parents Planning 4 College, LLC

Pheasant Branch Apartments

Promises Floral and Gift Studio

Quality Cellular

RE/MAX Preferred

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

RESCO Rural Electric

Rowe Design and Construction, Inc.

Russell Law

Sam Simon Real Estate - Reese

Saving U Time LLC

Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub

Stark Company Realtors

Stark Company Realtors - Richert

Summit Credit Union

Susan Padberg, MD, Medical Acupuncture, LLC

Tailored Living Featuring Premier Garage

The Center for Play Therapy

Thompson Investment Management, Inc.

Transworld Business Advisors-Madison/Fox Valley

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Unity Health Insurance

Village Green Bar & Grill

Westside Warehouse Center

WSI - We Simplify Internet Marketing

Yahara Software LLC

Zingg Design, Inc.

Middleton Chamber Anniversaries
Celebrating 5 Years 
Camelot Interiors
Food Concepts, Inc.
Geisking Public Relations
Henry Family Law Offices
Omni Resources
Radial Web Inc.
Tanner's Bar & Grill
Tweedee Productions

Celebrating 10 Years 
American Transmission Company
Emmons Business Interiors
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Liberty Mutual Insurance - Jason Guttenberg
SupraNet Communications
Celebrating 15 Years 
Cress Funeral & Cremation Services
Rush Wisconsin Soccer Club

Celebrating 20 Years 
RESCO Rural Electric 

Thank You for Your Continued Membership!