Volume VIII| August 2019
August 2019 DWACC Newsletter
4th of July highlights, Yahara Riverfest and WindsorFest updates and member news for you!
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, vendors and volunteers who helped make the 4th of July Community Celebration another amazing community event!!!

Along with so many that came to the rescue before/during/after the event: Chief Olson & the DeForest Police Department, the DeForest Windsor Area Fire & EMS and the Village of DeForest and Windsor Public Works crews!

A Special Thank You to all of the 4th of July Committee members who helped so much in the planning and implementing of the event! I couldn't have done this without you!
Dale Meixner, Vern Meier, Todd Fletcher, Eric Iwanski, Ben O'Neill, Jerry Patzner, Dave Norby, Jeff and Heather Fiess, Shirley Block, Joe Parker, Chris Smith, Lt. Chris Riedel & Sgt. Matt Ritzema!

Although Mother Nature was not very cooperative with the set up (tents went up 3 times) and for a special concert, we were still able to have beautiful weather for other performances,and the Freedom Run, Car Show, Parade, Firehouse Bingo and most of the activities/entertainment and delicious food court, along with the amazing Fireworks! So thankful for what was able to happen!
See all of the 4th of July event pictures on the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber Facebook page!
Chamber Networking Events

We had our first Speed Networking event on Wednesday, July 31st at Cherokee Country Club! Thank you to Mike Mathweg, from Milz Health Group for sponsoring as well as introducing me to this new wonderful networking event! We had 15 registered and were able to really get to know and learn about each other.

The Chamber plans do a speed networking event quarterly, but will also provide the opportunity to network with causal after work events monthly. If you would like to sponsor or even host one of these events at your place of business to give a tour and show Chamber members what you do for our communities, please contact Heike to set up a date!

Currently, we are planning to have our Chamber networking events on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4-6 pm!

Tuesday, September 17th is the next Chamber networking event! Watch for announcements of the next place to meet!

Come and get to know other Chamber members and create a network of friends and colleagues to collaborate with and make connections!
Enjoying drinks and appetizers after the speed networking event in the beautiful Sequoia Room at Cherokee Country Club! Thank you Mike Mathweg - Milz Health Group for sponsoring the event!
10th Anniversary Celebration of the Yahara Riverfest!

 The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Yahara Riverfest is on Saturday, September 7th at Conservancy Commons Park in DeForest from 12:00pm - 4:30pm!

Come down for some wonderful family activities and enjoy food, entertainment and the infamous duck race in the Yahara River!

Celebrate our community's largest natural asset - the Upper Yahara River!!!

4th Annual WindsorFest Celebration on Saturday, September 28th !
A nod to the past, a celebration of the present and a look to the future!

Help us celebrate the agricultural history of the Windsor Community with the 4th Annual WindsorFest Celebration!

This wonderful family event will have many free family activities, entertainment and special events, like a kickball game with Law Enforcement versus Fire & EMS, with the help of children present and ready to play! Bucky Badger making his way through the obstacle courses and maybe even up the Rock Wall! The DeForest High School FFA teaching about the importance of agriculture, farming and animals. A petting farm, pony rides and family stage entertainment!

We are looking for sponsors to help make this event a wonderful time for kids of all ages! If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the WindsorFest celebration, please contact the Chamber or the the Village of Windsor!

Schedule of events out on the Chamber and Village of Windsor websites and Facebook pages very soon!

What is Happening Here!
On Tuesday, August 6th, join us at Windsor Sports Commons at 4198 Mueller Road,  (Linde Field) from 5:00-7:30 PM for this annual community building campaign to promote community/police partnerships.

The event will have numerous members/vehicles from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office specialized units along with Deforest PD and Deforest/Windsor EMS. There will be many safety presentations and family activities!

Med Flight will also be making an appearance (weather permitting).

Free hot dogs and refreshments will also be available.
Join us for Brews & Bites in Fireman's Park. This event is sure to have something for everyone!

Bring your lawn chairs, spread out your blankets and enjoy an evening of live music by Best Practice

An assortment of local craft beers, hard cider and non alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase, along with food options.

Musical Act: Best Practice
Series Sponsor: TDS TV
Stuff the Bus on Saturday, August 10th
Pick-N-Save parking lot from
9 AM-2 PM!

Donate school supplies (or cash to buy them) like scissors, markers, dry erase markers, Post-It notes, index cards, colored pencils, ring binders, glue, highlighters, headphones and tissue.

Sponsored by: DeForest Lions Club, DMB Community Bank, DeForest Area School District and Kobussen Buses, Ltd.

Checks can be made out to DeForest Lions Club, PO Box 536, DeForest, WI 53532
Back to School with Costco Wholesale in Sun Prairie on
Friday, August 9th from
9-10 AM - before the store opens!

Stock up on your school supplies and donate to local schools!

School Supply Drive: each item donated during event will receive an entry for a drawing!

All kids will receive a free book!

First 50 people will receive a swag bag!

Chamber Luncheon: August 6th
The next Chamber luncheon will be on Tuesday, August 6th at the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center from 11:30am to 1:00pm. 
Our Guest speaker, Tawsif Anam, the Regional Director from the Office of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, will provide an overview of the offices in the state and the constituent services they provide.

He will discuss Senator Johnson, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and his priorities and a few legislative updates on issues that the Senator is currently working on in Washington.

Open House Sunday, August 11th from 1-3 PM
The Hansen-Newell-Bennett House, is located at 119 East Elm Street in DeForest and includes several permanent displays, including historical information on the early schools, churches, and businesses in the area. 
Rooms on the first floor - parlor, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom - are interpreted from the early 1900's period, before the advent of electricity. A small garage on the property houses artifacts that relate to transportation, farming and gardening implements.
Calendar of Events: for more events and information visit:

If you have an event that you would like on the Chamber Event Calendar, please go to Chamber Master and fill out an event listing and we will post it on the Chamber website!

Chamber August Calendar: Chamber August Calendar
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center News: DeForest Center Scoop
DeForest Area Public Library: DeForest Area Library Calendar
DeForest Area School District Calendars: DASD Calendars
Town of Burke: Town of Burke
Town of Leeds: Town of Leeds:
Town of Vienna: Town of Vienna
Village of DeForest: Village of Deforest
Village of Windsor: Village of Windsor
DeForest Times Tribune: DTT News
Business Spotlight
Welcome Wisconsin Dental Wellness to the Community
Wisconsin Dental Wellness, provides highly personalized care in a warm, welcoming environment because we believe dentistry should be a positive experience. Dr. Charles Lau develops meaningful relationships with every patient he treats because he wants you to know that we genuinely care about you and your smile.

Dr. Lau and Theresa Hummer, the Lead Dental Evangelist, have been out in the communities introducing themselves. They visited all the schools and thanked teachers and administrators for all they do for our students and community with treats and gift certificates!

Learn more about their community partner:
Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin, Inc.
Website: Underdogpetrescue.org

Wisconsin Dental Wellness
821 S. Main Street, DeForest
608-432-5258 | 608-921-0323