December 2019
Holiday Scavenger Hunt, Winterfest Weekend, Chamber Luncheon, Chamber Gala Information, Special Anniversaries, Badger Honor Flight Fundraiser & More...
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
The Holiday Scavenger Hunt is underway!
We have 27 businesses participating and we look forward to visiting and seeing all of their holiday decorations!
Thank you to these participating Chamber businesses! We hope you have many visitors! Stop in and say Hello!
Winterfest Weekend on December 6th - 8th
The Chamber Annual Gala
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
at Comfort Inn & Suites
The Chamber Gala is a celebration of our community and the success of our businesses, recognizing some of our members by honoring their service within our Chamber and community!

Enjoy an evening of delicious food, the awards presentation and be entertained with a Murder Mystery taking place! You will enjoy the lively performance and team up to try to solve the who done it!

Come and enjoy this evening with coworkers, friends and colleagues celebrating the success of the DeForest Windsor Area Business Community.

Gala Sponsorship Opportunities
The Chamber Gala is an evening of appreciation and entertainment for our Chamber members. It is also a Chamber fundraiser. If you are interested in sponsoring the Chamber Gala or wish to donate a raffle or spirits wall gift, please contact Heike at 846-2922 or you can register below.

Thank you!

Chamber Luncheon on
Tuesday, December 3rd
at Lake Windsor Country Club
11:30am - 1:00pm

How do you Get the Most out of Digital Marketing?
What are the Different Options Available for Digital Marketing?

Laura Feit from Local Matters will be our guest speaker answering these questions and discussing how to use digital marketing to:
  • Get Found
  • Stay Connected
  • Find New Customers with Digital Advertising
You will not want to miss this presentation & the opportunity to ask Laura questions on this important topic!

Run for Office Presentation
Wednesday, December 4th
at the DeForest Area Public Library at 7:00pm

It will be a nonpartisan, informational event that is free and open to the public. If you have ever considered running for local office in the greater DeForest-Windsor community, know someone who should, or are just curious about the process, please attend this event. You will learn about the basics of how to run for office and hear from current local elected officials in a panel discussion about what it is like to run and serve.

Confirmed local officials participating, include:
- Maureen McCarville, Dane County supervisor
- Jerry Marx, Chair of the Vienna Town Board
- Keri Brunelle, DeForest Area School District Board Member
- Abigail Lowery, DeForest Village Trustee (moderator)
- Possibly another local elected official, to be announced
WMC Future Wisconsin Summit

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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.
The Summit this year will feature discussions on rural Wisconsin, the agricultural economy and a keynote on the importance of STEM education, among other thought-provoking speakers.

Deadline Extended!
There are more than 9,000 manufacturers in Wisconsin. All are making contributions that move our villages, cities, state and country forward!

It is time to add your business to the legacy that is the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year!

Applications are now due on
Friday, December 6th!

2020 Chamber Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities

When you are planning your 2020 calendars and budgets, please keep our Chamber events in mind as you plan! We are in need of volunteers and sponsors to continue these events and bring new ideas to the committees!


Badger Honor Flight Fundraiser
Saturday, January 18th
Rude's Lanes, 210 E. Holum Street, DeForest
Badger Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that flies terminally ill veterans from any war, Veterans of WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War so they have the opportunity to see the Memorials constructed in their honor in Washington D.C. 
More information on Badger Honor Flight can be found at

There are  1200 Veterans  on the waiting list so in 2020, Badger Honor Flight will be planning six trips to Washington D.C.! Let's help them make that happen!

Lordy, Lordy, Look who is 40!
Congratulations to John Ackley and Patricia Hagland on their 40th Anniversary of Genesis Hair & Day Spa!

Stop in and celebrate with Pat and John and the team on Saturday, December 7th, between 9am & 4pm at their open house.

Check out all the services, products and tips they provide!

Meet Sarah Schuppner and Tania Fanfon who will take over the lead of the salon.
A Growing Place Preschool Celebrates 40 Years!
Congratulations to A Growing Place Preschool, on their 40th Anniversary!

In the summer of 1979, a group of local parents developed, administered and staffed a non-profit, parent cooperative preschool. They believed the collaboration between parents and teachers benefits the child's development and encourages participation and provides new ideas and opportunities.

We believe that children learn best through play. Our purpose is to provide a warm, inviting, and well-equipped setting where our students are free and safe to play and learn. The equipment and the program are both selected and planned to stimulate social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. It is our hope that the students' experiences at AGPP will lead them to feel good about themselves, promote satisfying friendships, and help prepare them for dealing with their expanding worlds.  

Calendar of Events
For More Events and Information Visit:
DeForest Windsor Area Chamber Calendar:  Chamber December 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!