March 2020
DWACC March 2020 Newsletter
Community Guide, Community Expo, Chamber Golf Classic,
4th of July Sponsorship Information and upcoming events!
Chamber Luncheon
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
at the Comfort Inn & Suites
Join us on Tuesday, March 3rd, to learn about the 2020 Census and how it is more than just a population count! The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
Our presenter is Becky Schigiel, Senior Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. Becky is working with the DeForest, Windsor, and Dane County governments to educate and encourage participation in the 2020 Census. Come and learn how to get involved!

2020 DeForest Windsor Area Chamber Community Guide

The Community Guide is the most distributed informational publication of our communities!

It is mailed to residents, given to new residents in their welcome basket and it is sent to future residents and visitors coming to our area. It is at many public places throughout our communities all year long!

Please login to your Chamber Master account and make sure your website, address & phone numbers are correct!

If you would like to advertise, please contact Lisa Kueter-Anderson at 608-575-6808 or

Upcoming Community Events
Vienna Tourism is hosting their first Cheese, Wine and Bourbon tasting event on Thursday, March 12th from 6-9pm at Comfort Inn& Suites, DeForest.

Support our local businesses while enjoying delicious Ehlenbach's cheese pairings with wines from Drumlin Ridge Winery and bourbon from J. Henry Farm Prairie Spirits! 

Ticket orders are online until March 6th, limited number of tickets available!
Join The Legacy of DeForest for a Saint Patrick's Day luncheon at 12pm. This free event includes live music from Shari Sarazin along with a delicious lunch of corned beef, baby red potatoes, cabbage, carrots, three-cheese bread and Grasshopper pie.

Please RSVP by March 5th.
Call: 608-807-2888
Community Expo
Wednesday, April 22nd,
Lake Windsor Country Club
Registration for the 2020 Community Expo on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 is now open!

This year we will be at the beautiful Lake Windsor Country Club from 4:30-6:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses & organizations to interact with the residents! Share what you provide to the community, information on your events, promotions & expansions, along with job & career opportunities available!

The Chamber will continue to provide a passport for guests and a "we are hiring" sign (if needed), any giveaways you choose to provide to guests visiting your booth, will be done through you, no door prizes necessary.

For more information on registration or sponsorship, please go to the link below or call Heike at 608-846-2922.

DeForest Business Walk
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
How is Business?
We want to know!

If you are interested in volunteering to collect information on the business walk, please contact Heike at the Chamber: 608-846-2922

The Dragon Arts Group is gearing up for the  16th Annual Dragon Art Fair  to be held on Saturday, June 6th!  
The Dragon Art Fair will be back at Fireman’s Park and they are excited about what it offers artists and guests! They continue to work with area community groups to provide a variety of activities for our attendees.  The DeForest Cub Scouts ice cream social, the Girl Scouts lemonade stand and the Fire Department Safety Day are all returning this year.  This community supports family oriented, cultural events and these activities shows the 3,000+ attendees what DeForest/Windsor can offer!
The biggest fundraiser, a silent auction with 50+ items donated by our generous artists as well as community supporters, funds the scholarships awarded to DeForest High School students seeking arts related college degrees.  Each year up to three scholarships valued between $300-$500 are granted!
There are many ways to become a Dragon Art Fair sponsor - sending a check, giving your time, offering in-kind services, providing giveaways or silent auction items). 
The shopping bag giveaway program has been a great success – sometimes we think people come early just to get the new Dragon Art Fair tote bag!  Last year 400 were ordered and they were gone by 11:00 a.m.!  This promotional shopping bag has the Dragon Art Fair logo on the front and sponsors on the back and keeps your name or logo in front of your customers every time they use it. 
The Dragon Arts Group appreciates your support of this event and hope you will consider making a contribution.  
If you would you like to learn more about the art fair, the organization or volunteer opportunities, please contact Julie at (608) 846-8891, check out their Facebook fan page, or log on to Dragon Arts Group link
Chamber Golf Classic 2020
Thursday, June 11th, 2020
Lake Windsor Country Club

Join us for the 2020 Chamber Golf Classic on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at Lake Windsor Country Club

More registration and sponsorship information will be out soon!
4th of July Sponsorship Information

The DeForest Windsor Area Chamber 4th of July Celebration is a tradition to come together as as community to honor those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom and independence! Over 5,000 people attend our event to enjoy a variety of entertainment for kids of all ages! It is a wonderful opportunity for businesses and organizations to show their community support and receive recognition for sponsoring these many activities for families to do for free!

Many thanks to all of our generous past sponsors!
Thank you!

Business Spotlight
Please feel free to call us at
608-228-0686 or check out our website at 
Fifty One Self Storage
6446 North Towne Road, DeForest
Anthony Forrest- Owner/Operator

L ocally owned and operated,  Fifty One Self Storage is a state of the art self storage facility located on the corner of Bear Tree Parkway and North Towne Road, just West of Highway 51.
We offer climate control units as well as ambient temperature units. What makes us unique is we offer drive up climate control units as well as hallway access units. We also have the areas only 24/7 rental kiosk for your convenience to rent a unit or pay a bill even when our office is not open. Our facility is fully fenced and gated. Every tenant receives an individual gate code to enter and exit the facility. We pride ourselves as a safe, clean, and reliable choice for your business or personal self storage needs.
Proud supporter of local youth organizations as well as member of the Deforest/Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce and Wisconsin Self Storage Association.