March 15, 2021
March 15th, 2021 Updates
Welcome New Members, March Mayhem with Express Employment Professionals, 2021 Chamber Events, Candidate Forums, Chamber Networking, Village E-Waste Recycling, Anniversaries, New Member Spotlight, Food Drives, DASD updates and more!
March Mayhem

Contest Rules:
1.     Each Business/Client will receive 1 number out of 60 that will be drawn at random on March 15/16/17. These numbers correspond to specific teams selected on selection Sunday March 14th, 2021.
2.     Each Business/Client will receive 1 official Express Pros bracket when their number has been drawn.
3.     There will be 5 rounds of play with a winner advancing in the tournament to the next round.
4.     There will be 4 prizes awarded to each of the winners of the final four divisions.
5.     There will be 1 prize awarded to the winner of the entire tournament.
6.     There is no purchase necessary to enter into the tournament.
7.     The main function and purpose of this contest is to promote partnerships with Express Employment Professionals, Chambers of Commerce, and Local Businesses in Madison and surrounding areas.
8.     All prizes are final.
9.     Every participant must have fun!
Want to contribute to the Token Creek Conservancy? Donate native plants from the Plant Dane program. These plants will help to expand the native plant area near the Culver Springs.

Visit: Donate (ripple-effects.com) and choose the Token Creek Conservancy-Windsor.

The Plant Dane program is also available to residents of Dane County, who can purchase native plants at a discounted price. Visit: https://ripple-effects.com/plantDane
Chamber Events in the Planning for 2021
Please note the correct date for our June Golf Classic!
We are planning for our Chamber events in 2021 to move forward! Mark your calendar!

Chamber Golf Classic at Cherokee Country Club on Thursday, June 10th, 2021

4th of July Community Celebration July 2nd, 3rd, & 4th!
More information & sponsorships coming soon!

Chamber Fall Golf Classic at Lake Windsor Country Club on Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Are you interested in serving on a Chamber planning committee?
4th of July Committee
Golf Committee
Business Development Committee
Community Development Committee
Member Development Committee
Ambassador

Contact Heike Compe
Register for each of the Candidate Forums on the DeForest Area Public Library website
Chamber Networking Event
Thursday, March 25th at 5pm
Join us via Zoom for an evening of networking and craft beer tasting!

Ted Wallace, owner of Alpine Liquors, will share some of their seasonal craft beers and discuss the flavor!

Register here, then pick up your Chamber Craft Beer six-pack at Alpine Liquors along with a special coupon for local dining!


Zoom link will be emailed to you.
On March 27, 2021, the Village of Deforest will be hosting an electronics recycling event. This event is open to DeForest residents only. Residents can bring their e-waste items to Village Hall at 120 S. Stevenson St. between the hours of 8:00 am and noon to be disposed of properly.

Please have your Deforest Yard Waste Permit with you as your proof of residency. It is not required to have your Yard Waste Permit to attend the event, but will help speed up the process for verifying DeForest residency and keep the line moving. Thank you for your patience in advance.
Don't have a Yard Waste Permit* and need to request one please visit: https://www.vi.deforest.wi.us/yardwaste
*Yard Waste Permits are valid from 2020 - 2023

Accepted items at No Charge:
COMPUTERS PRINTERS PAPER SHREDDERS SPEAKERS
SCANNERS FAX MACHINES VACUUM CLEANERS PHONES
LAPTOPS UPS RECORD/TAPE/CD PLAYERS IPODS
VCR/DVD PLAYERS ELECTRICAL SAWS/DRILLS
CALCULATORS BETA TAPE PLAYERS
COFFEE MACHINES HEATERS
GAME SYSTEMS SEWING MACHINES ELECTRONIC TOYS
MOST HOUSEHOLD ELECTRONICS

Non-acceptable items:
DISHWASHERS
WASHERS
DRYERS
TREADMILLS
DEHUMIDIFIERS
Celebrating Anniversaries!


1st Anniversary: Fisher Family Dental

2nd Anniversary: The Nail Bar

40th Anniversary: Degnan Design-Build-Remodel
New Member Spotlight
Welcome Zach & Brett from Office Furniture Warehouse - Madison!


Our company recently joined the Deforest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce and we wanted to introduce ourselves. 
 
We are Office Furniture Warehouse – Madison and we are your source for new and used office chairs, guest chairs, desks, cubicles, conference tables and more! 
 
We even carry Sneeze Guard Plexiglass panels that can keep your workers and customers safe!  We offer a 5-7 business day turnaround on these panels as they are made right here in Wisconsin.
 
We’re located just south of DeForest on Highway 51, on the northeast side of the Dane County Airport.
 
Stop by our showroom and mention my name when you arrive!

Brett Springer
Account Executive
Office Furniture Warehouse - Madison
6406 Ronald Reagan Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
608-807-8787 (office)
262-951-0847 (cell)
www.ofwgo.com
Hours: M-Thurs 8-6 Friday 8-5 Sat 9-2
Local Food Drives in March
Help those in our community with food insecurity.
Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10am until 2pm
DeForest Pick 'N Save parking lot.

Give food that you purchase or money to allow the Lions to purchase food on your behalf.

Food Pantry Items Needed:
Non-perishable food items; canned goods, grains, cereals, Perishable food items; fresh produce, bakery items, Toiletries/Personal Care Items/Diapers

Donations going to the DeForest Area Food Pantry located at UCC in Windsor.

Use the QR code below to donate online if you cannot be there on March 20th.
With Easter around the corner, Terra Firma Realty is looking to support the local community by collecting donations for the DeForest Windsor Food Pantry. We invite you to participate!

The Following Items are Needed:
Canned Goods
Cereals
Grains
Other non-perishables
Diapers
Toiletries/Personal Care Items
If you or someone you know is in need of an Easter Ham, please give us a call!

March 1-31, 2021
5008 Linde lane suite 400
DeForest, WI
608-846-5253
Donations Accepted 24/7
DeForest Area School District
Do you know of an outstanding DAHS graduate? The DeForest Area School District is accepting nominations of distinguished graduates for consideration to the DeForest Area School District’s 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame.

Share Your Job Opportunities
on the Chamber Website
Check Our Community Websites for other Upcoming Events & Information


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!
DeForest Windsor Area Chamber
Signature Sponsor