November 9, 2020
November Updates: 11.09.20
Chamber Award Nominations, Chamber Chat & Networking, Holiday Scavenger Hunt, Future WI Summit, 2020 Best of Awards,
Ambassador Spotlight: Dave Norby!
Chamber Award 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.

Chamber Chat
Tuesday, November 17th at 12pm
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 Storefront/Door Front Scavenger Hunt
This year instead of creating holiday trees, let's decorate the storefront window or door front of your business.

Residents can take selfies outside in front of your decorations and share on the Chamber Facebook page, then vote for their favorites!

Residents that participate will win Chamber Bucks to spend in our local businesses and the top three businesses will earn Chamber event sponsorships to use in 2021:
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150

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

Business Bags
The Chamber is putting together 100 business bags to pass out to residents starting on Shop Small Business Saturday, November 28th.

If you have anything that you would like to share with the community in the business bag, please contact Heike

Future Wisconsin Summit
Thursday, December 10th
10AM - 11:30AM
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 DeForest Windsor Area Best of Awards
Best Businesswoman 2020
Maggie Fisher, Fisher Family Dental
Best Businessman 2020
Mike Coke, Terra Firma Realty
Best Civic Organization 2020
Vicki Sobczak, DeForest Windsor Lions Club
Check out all the 2020 Best of Winners on the Chamber website or this link to the digital DeForest Times-Tribune publication: DeForest Times-Tribune Link
Ambassador Spotlight
Dave Norby, LegalShield
Dave Norby
(608) 628-0324
I am a representative for a nationwide company named LegalShield. We are the “AAA of legal services”. In a nutshell, here is the question it answers; If you could tap an app, talk to a qualified attorney about anything from the trivial to the traumatic and not receive a bill, would you? After 38 years and approaching 5 million members LegalShield fills the need of everybody who thinks they can’t afford an attorney.
The Chamber’s mission is to make the community better for operating a business. Not so obvious is the work the Chamber does in hosting events like the 4th of July Celebration, etc. Over the years through the Chamber I have gotten to know civic leaders, first responders, school administrators, etc. All of us are better for having the Chamber.
DASD Design & Construction Update
Bi-weekly updates from our construction partner, Findorff, as well as construction photos and design plans, are posted on the 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!