Volume X -October 2019
October 2019 DWACC Newsletter
October is Manufacturing Month! Some Spooktacular Events Happening!
WindsorFest Thank You!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors and volunteers that helped us create an amazing day for the many families that came to WindsorFest! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures!
Wisconsin to Celebrate Manufacturing Month in October
Governor Tony Evers proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month, and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) will be promoting the state’s top industry throughout the month.
Manufacturing is the number one contributor to Wisconsin’s booming economy, producing more than $63 billion in total output in 2018 – 19 percent of Wisconsin’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Additionally, the state’s more than 9,000 manufacturers employed nearly 475,000 people in 2018 – nearly 1 in 5 workers in Wisconsin.

Accepting DWACC Board of Directors Applications
If you are interested in being involved in Chamber decisions and joining the DeForest Windsor Area Board of Directors or would like to nominate a member, please contact Heike for a Board of Directors application!

Applications are due by October 31st!
DeForest Area School District Referendum Project Updates
Community Open House
Monday, November 18th from 6-8 PM
DAHS in the Little Theater
If you missed the Chamber Luncheon on October 1st, where Superintendent Eric Runez presented updates and renderings of the projects, you have the opportunity to see them at the Community Open House!

The 2018-2019 DeForest Area School District Annual Report is out and can be viewed on the link below!

The DeForest-Windsor Dementia Friendly Committee continues to work together to provide educational and training opportunities to local businesses and residents in an effort to create a Dementia Friendly Community!

On Monday, October 7th, they will be hosting a training at the DeForest Area Public Library in the Community Room at either 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM

Please contact Natalie at 608-846-9469 Ext 1608 with any questions or for additional information.
Stop down for the final Brews & Bites of the season in Fireman's Park on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30-8:30 PM!

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

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

Musical Act: The Madhatters
Series Sponsor: TDS TV

Free Community Shred and Local Food Pantry Drive

Stop in at DMB Community Bank on Saturday, October 12th from 9:00-11:00 AM

Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to our local food pantry!

Remembering Morrisonville Elementary a Community Open House for Alumni on Saturday, October 12th from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The   Hansen-Newell-Bennett House will have its last Open House of the season on Sunday, October 13th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM  

Grand Opening: The Legacy of DeForest
The Legacy of DeForest will have their Grand Opening on Tuesday, October 22nd from 4:30 - 7:00PM!
Stop in and take a tour, meet the staff and see all their amenities!
Join the Village of Windsor and Windsor Deputies for Trunk or Treat, on Wednesday, October 23rd from 4:00-6:00 PM at Windsor Fireman’s Park, 6711 Park Street.

Please contact the Village of Windsor for more information. 608-888-0066
The votes are in and the winners are...

The Best of DeForest Windsor Area Businesses award night will be held on Wednesday, October 30th at Lake Windsor Country Club!
Halloween Business
Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 31st from 1:00-5:00 PM

There is no cost to be listed on the Chamber Facebook page as a welcome place to trick or treat! Decorate your store/office and we will promote a #businessboo post to add pictures on the Chamber Facebook page tagging your business!
If you are interested in being a part of the DeForest Windsor Area Business Trick or Treat list, please contact Heike!

An Evening with Michael Perry
The DeForest Area Public Library would like to invite you to an evening with Michael Perry, Author and Humorist.

Friday, November 1st, starting at 6:00 PM with a VIP Reception.

Humorous Talk & Book Reading at 7:00 PM.

For Tickets Call: 608-846-5482
or visit the DeForest Area Public Library.

Beyond Pink Foundation is a new nonprofit in the DeForest area that is doing exceptional work for the breast cancer community! We've accomplished a lot this year already by rolling out our signature Beyond Programs that benefit cancer centers and breast cancer fighters. We are looking for people with various professional backgrounds for our executive board and development committee who are passionate about the cause. If this might be you, please contact Michelle Hauser-Wallace, Executive Director at  beyondpinkfoundation@gmail.com  or 608-279-5436 and check us out online at  https://www.facebook.com/BeyondPinkFoundation/

Calendar of Events
For more events and information visit:
DeForest Windsor Area Chamber Calendar:   Chamber October 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

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!