November 2020
DWACC November Newsletter
2020 Best of Awards, Chamber Award Nominations, Drive-Thru Job Fair, Chamber Bucks, Chamber Chat, Chamber Networking, 2020 Future WI Summit, DeForest Area Library Seeking Readers
2020 Best of DeForest Windsor
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2020 Best of DeForest Windsor Awards!

Here are the results:

Chamber Awards Nominations
2020 has been a unique year, but there are some that have truly stood out this year whose service or performance contributed to the quality of life in our communities! Please share with the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber who you believe fits these categories by Monday, November 23rd. We are working on a ceremony to honor these individuals, organizations and businesses. Thank you

The purpose of these awards is to identify, honor and reinforce the activities of exceptional people whose service or performance positively contributes to the quality of life in the communities served by the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce.

DeForest Drive-Thru Job Fair
Thursday, November 12th from 4-7PM
HOW DOES IT WORK? Job seekers will drive thru and be greeted safely by volunteers with a bag of flyers from participating employers in DeForest. Working with the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, we will reach more than 25,000 job seekers! We will assemble 150 bags for distribution. 


Register as a Participant for $50 HERE

Design an 8.5" x 11" Flyer (one or two-sided)

Submit as a PDF file to HEIKE COMPE at by
Michelle Lawrie at or 608.846.6775
Heike Compe at or 608.846.2922
Shop Local Use Chamber Bucks
Chamber Bucks can be purchased at the Chamber Office. Call or email Heike and she will have the checks ready for pick up.

We accept cash or checks, not credit cards, for payment.
Chamber Chat: Tuesday, November 17th at 12noon via Zoom
Mark your calendar for a Zoom with
Steve Schwartzer of Heartland Benefits Group, LLC, to introduced a few new products for the Chamber Benefit Program.  A new Tele-Medicine Benefit through Healthiest You that is extremely timely for our Covid World.

Zoom link and more information will be sent out via Chamber Master.
Chamber Networking
Tuesday, November 17th
Zoom in and let us know how you are doing! Is there something new that you are trying? How has your business pivoted during COVID? What can we do to help you!

Holiday Scavenger Hunt
The Scavenger Hunt is going to be a little different this year...

This year instead of trees, let's decorate our storefront or door front of our businesses. Residents can take selfies in front of the window/door, share on Chamber Facebook page and vote for their favorites! Participants will WIN Chamber Bucks to spend at our local businesses!

The Chamber will run the Scavenger Hunt from Small Business Saturday, November 28th until December 20th!

More information to come...
2020 Future Wisconsin Summit
The Future Wisconsin Project, a program of WMC Foundation, addresses our state’s long-term systemic, economic challenges. With partner representation from business, government, and education, this program seeks to bring all stakeholders of the economy to the table to develop solutions we can all implement. The year-long collaboration culminates with The Future Wisconsin Summit, held at the end of each year.

2020 Future Wisconsin Summit Program
(Program subject to change)

10:00 am – Welcome Remarks – Sponsored by MetLife
  • Kurt Bauer, President & CEO, WMC

10:05 am – Opening Remarks – Sponsored by J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
  • Rusty Schieber, Vice President of Operations Support, Brakebush Brothers and Future Wisconsin Project Steering Committee Chairman

10:10 am – 2021 Economic Forecast: Bank of America – Sponsored by Bank of America
  • Marci McGregor, Managing Director & Senior Investment Strategist, Bank of America

10:35 am – Wisconsin 2035: Shaping Our Economic Competitiveness – Sponsored by Aon Risk Services, Inc.
  • Wade Goodsell, Executive Director, WMC Foundation

11:00 am – Executive Fireside Chat
  • Wisconsin CEO - To Be Announced Soon

11:25 am – Closing Remarks – Sponsored by Wegner CPAs
  • Wade Goodsell, Executive Director, WMC Foundation

11:30 am – Adjourn

Seeking Guest Readers
Stop the COVID Spread! Coalition

Wisconsin is facing a COVID-19 crisis, and our state MUST come together to help stop community spread. Rates of COVID-19 infection are continuing to rise at an alarming pace in Wisconsin, and additional public awareness is urgently needed about the seriousness of the pandemic and the critical need for preventative measures.
“Stop the Covid Spread!” is a coalition of Wisconsin’s leading health care, business, and advocacy organizations along with prominent individuals who have joined together to urge the public to take preventative measures seriously so that we can all continue to safely participate in Wisconsin’s economy. We are asking YOU to:


Employing preventative measures is not a partisan or geographic issue. Wisconsin is going in the wrong direction on COVID, but it’s not too late to turn it around. Employing preventative measures is the simplest way that the public can help us keep our state’s health care system stable and accessible, protect the health and safety of essential workers, and prevent further shutdown of Wisconsin businesses and economic functions. If we all work together, we can help stop the COVID spread.