August 18th, 2021
DWACC August 2021 Updates
Welcome, Chamber & Community Events, Main Street Bounceback Grants, Business Day & Coolest Thing Made In WI and more...
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Fall Golf Classic
Thursday, September 9th
Lake Windsor Country Club
We are excited for our Fall Chamber Golf Classic at Lake Windsor Country Club on Thursday, September 9th!

Enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch, beverages, fun at the holes, hole contests & prizes, raffles, plus dinner and awards following golf.

A traveling trophy will be presented to the winning team!

Chamber Fall Golf Classic Sponsorships
Enjoy a day on the Course and meet many of our Chamber members - become a hole sponsor!

If you would like to donate a Raffle Prize or Premium Prize, please contact Heike

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors and donors for the wonderful gifts & prizes you generously provide for the Chamber Golf Classics!

Interested in Sponsoring a Networking Event? Contact Heike
Join us on Thursday, August 26th at Rodeside Grill from 4:00-6:00pm
Connect with fellow Chamber members from the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber along with members of the Waunakee Area Chamber at Rodeside Grill, 6317 Rostad Drive, Windsor from 4-6pm! Patio open!

Appetizers * Door Prize Drawings * Meet other Chamber Members
American Legion Olson-Grinde-O'Donnell Post 348 Centennial Celebration
Saturday, August 28th
Thank you to all of the Sponsors!

11:30am - Check-in & Networking 
12:00pm - Lunch Served 
12:05pm - Chamber Announcements
12:10pm - Presentation by MBE CPA's
1:00pm - Closing

Chamber Luncheon
Tuesday, September 14th
Lake Windsor Country Club
Join us for our September Chamber Luncheon on Tuesday, September 14th, at Lake Windsor Country Club, where MBE CPA's representatives Mark Masak, Kevin Block and Matthew Stekel, will be presenting information on the tax law changes and tax planning. 

WindsorFest 2021
Saturday, September 25th
10am to 10pm
The DeForest Windsor Area Chamber, in partnership with the Village of Windsor, presents WindsorFest, an annual event that celebrates the community and its strong agricultural history! It is a wonderful event to enjoy a day of free family activities, with delicious food and live music! Fun for the whole family. This year we will have a classic tractor parade! Schedule of Events posting soon!

 A nod to the past, a celebration of present and look to the future

Ribbon Cutting: L-R: Tina Butteris (Village of Windsor), Monica Titley (Chamber Board), Todd Fletcher (Chamber Ambassador), George Polnow (Co-Owner), Brian Cortez (Co-Owner), Jon Fimreite (Chamber Ambassador), Katie Selz (Chamber Board), Tony Sobczak (Windsor Tourism), Jamie Rybarczyk (Village of Windsor)

Ribbon Cutting at A&W Windsor
Celebrating their new patio and indoor dining remodeling!
Owners Brian Cortez & George Polnow with Rooty
Community Events
Harvest Intermediate School
August 18, 2021
5:45 pm - Ribbon Cutting
6-8 pm - Community Open House
Harvest families and students will have a special grand opening during Great Start Conferences on August 26 and 30.
DeForest Area High School Pool & Gymnasium
August 25, 2021
5:45 pm - Ribbon Cutting
6-8 pm - Community Open House
Some fun activities are being planned for this event!
The Village of DeForest invites you and your family, friends, and co-workers to a community workshop to help chart the future growth of DeForest!

Join their planning team at an interactive workshop on either August 18th or September 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

*Registration is not required, but encouraged.
DeForest Windsor Lions Club
Stuff the Bus & Brat Bust
Saturday, August 21st
from 9am - 2pm
Pick-N-Save, DeForest
The DeForest Windsor Lions Club's next event to help the community is Stuff the Bus on August 21st from 9am - 2pm. They will be collecting school supplies and cash donations to help school children in our area. The need is great!

The Lions will also be selling brats! All happening at Pick-N-Save, Deforest
If you can’t personally drop off donations here is a QR code to help!
Thank you for your support!
WEDC Main Street Bounceback Grants
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has launched a new grant program, Main Street Bounceback. The program provides $10,000 to new or existing businesses and non-profit organizations moving into vacant properties in Wisconsin’s downtowns and commercial corridors. Funds can be used to pay leases or mortgages, operational expenses and other business costs related to the newly opened location. The program is open to new or existing businesses opening a new location or expanding operations in a vacant commercial space as of January 1, 2021. Grant funds are available as part of the American Recovery Plan Act and will be distributed by WEDC’s regional partners. Businesses must apply through the partner organization for the region in which they are located.

Face Covering Emergency Order
Effective on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 12:01am, the Face Covering Emergency Order requires that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement applies to all of Dane County.

Read the news release:

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WMC’s Business Day
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
8:00AM – 2:00PM
The Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee, WI
WMC’s premiere annual event – Business Day – will take place at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee on Oct. 14, 2021.
The event will feature political commentary, economic analysis and, of course, the crowning of the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin winner! 

Featured speakers include: Fox News Contributor Guy Benson, BMO Capital Markets Michael Gregory and Supply Chain Expert Dr. Douglas Fisher.

General Attendee:
Individual Registration – $145
Table of 8 – $1,100

Each year, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group partner to determine the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.
The competition aims to highlight the state’s vibrant manufacturing industry. The contest not only brings attention to all the cool things made in Wisconsin, but also the outstanding career opportunities available in manufacturing – an industry that employs 1 in 6 people in the state!

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Information & Upcoming Events

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!
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