June 1, 2020
DWACC June 2020 Newsletter
Events, Cancellations, Interviews, Thank You and more news!
Dragon Arts Group Online Auction
June 1st @ 5pm thru June 7th @ 5pm

Art makes a community more vibrant and brings people together. Because we can't be physically together this year, our annual auction is going online!

Since 2008, the Dragon Arts Group has provided scholarships to DeForest students to help them pursue an arts related education. Funding for these scholarships comes from a silent auction held during the annual Dragon Art Fair the first Saturday in June, along with donations from generous community businesses.
Winning bidders will be sent an invoice for payment at auction close. If payment is not received within 5 days of auction close, the item will go to the 2nd high bidder.
WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes announced details for the We’re All In Grant designed to help businesses with less than 20 employees. The program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses.

The program is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also encouraging them to adopt best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe. This grant is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and announced by Governor Evers on May 18  We're All In Announcement  , the grants will help small businesses with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.

The online application period for this grant will be one week long. It will open June 15 and run through June 21.  
 To be eligible, businesses must:
  • be a Wisconsin-based, for-profit business;
  • employ 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including the owner;
  • earn greater than $0 but less than $1 million in annual revenues; and
  • have been in business in February 2020.
Forward Dane outlines planned approach for reopening Dane County. These requirements are for all types of businesses and workplaces and will be in place for every phase of reopening.
Contact: Lisa Kueter-Anderson
Email: lkanderson@hngnews.com
Phone: 608-478-2522
Summer Concert Series
presented by the DeForest Area Public Library
This year’s Concerts at the Rocks, held on Tuesday afternoons in June, will be drive in, park, and listen events. The schedule will kick off on June 9 at 1:00 p.m. with Duke Otherwise, followed by Drumming with Elmore Lawson on June 16, Truly Remarkable Loon on June 23, and Davey Doodle & the Red Hots on June 30.

The Concerts in the Park series, held on Tuesday evenings in July, will now be Concerts on Market Street, and will also be drive in, park, and listen events. Swing Crew will play at the first concert on July 7. Other performers are Ladies Must Swing on July 14, Tom Pease on July 21, and Soggy Prairie on July 28. Echoes of Camp Randall and Bucky Badger are tentatively scheduled for August 4, depending on UW Madison’s guidelines for all University-related events.

There will be no rain dates or rain location in the event of inclement weather. However, the Library will ask performers move to the Community Room and present a Facebook Live concert.
Signature Sponsor of the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber
A very special THANK YOU to DMB Community Bank for their gracious and generous donation to the Chamber in our greatest time of need.

A special THANK YOU to Brad Schroeder, President and CEO of DMB Community Bank.
I am truly grateful and so appreciative for your kind words, support and encouragement.

Heike Compe

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