February 2021
DWACC February 2021 Newsletter
2021 Chamber President, Mitch Amundson, Chamber Wine & Cheese Pairing Social, Share Some Love, Lake Windsor Country Club Valentine's Dinner, 2021 Community Guide, DASD News, ACE Hardware, Event Essentials, SBA PPP Loans & Dane County Small Business Grant
2021 Chamber President, Mitch Amundson
Mitch has been with ABS Global since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison 15 years ago. He has enjoyed working in different roles both globally and domestically, currently he is a strategic account manager in the upper Midwest. Mitch and his wife Rachel have two young children and love being part of the Deforest Windsor community.

Mitch Amundson
Strategic Account Manager
1525 River Rd DeForest, WI, USA, 53532
Mobile: 608.732.1641
Skype: Mitchell.amundson
Chamber Wine & Cheese Pairing Social
Thursday, February 4th
Join us for a Chamber Social on Thursday, February 4th at 5:30pm, where we will be sampling wine and cheese from Mousehouse Cheesehaus and talking about plans for 2021 and how you all are doing!

Kits may be purchased at Mousehouse Cheesehaus, 4494 Lake Circle, Windsor for $25.
Kits now include four different wines from Wollersheim Winery and four different Cheeses to pair.

Register here and the zoom link will be emailed to you.
Cannot join the Zoom? You can still enjoy a Wine & Cheese Pairing Kit, reserve one by calling 608-846-4455 or by stopping in to Mousehouse Cheesehaus and requesting the Chamber Social Kit!

Help spread the love this Valentine's Day! Terra Firma Realty, Mike Coke Team will be creating and collecting Valentine's Day cards to disperse to members of the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center. Valentines can be home-made or store bought! Some ideas include sweet nothings, inspirational messages, hand drawn cards and more!

Please mail or drop off Valentine's to:
5008 Linde Lane
Suite 400
DeForest, WI 53532

Let's share in the love! 
2021 DeForest Windsor Area Chamber Community Guide
We are working on the 2021 DeForest Windsor Area Community Guide!

The Community Guide is the Chamber's primary communication that showcases our business members, community organizations, clubs, schools and our Municipalities.
Over 6500 copies will be printed and distributed throughout the community. 

Now more than ever it is important for businesses to continue to promote their goods and services and to remain connected in our communities!

Every Chamber member has a free listing in the directory. 

There are also full color glossy advertising opportunities available for purchase. If you would like to place an Ad in the 2021 Community Guide, please contact:
Lisa Kueter-Anderson, 608-575-6808 or email: lkanderson@hngnews.com

Deadline: February 26th
This month's referendum construction updates are included in the

Bi-weekly updates from our construction partner, Findorff, as well as construction photos and design plans, are posted on the DASDconstruction.org website

DeForest Area School District
The mission of the DeForest Area School District is to provide an excellent education and engage, challenge, and inspire all students to pursue their full potential. 
Local Business News Release
SBA: Second Draw PPP Loans

Second Draw PPP Loans are now available:

You May Qualify if: Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses
Has no more than 300 employees; and
Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.
How and when to apply:
You can apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan from January 13, 2021, until March 31, 2021.
If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download the following PPP borrower application form to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender: Application

EIDL loans apply directly through the SBA. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loans

Dane County Small Business Grant Program - Round 2
Applications are now being accepted 

Deadline: February 15th, 2021

Please contact Colin Murray at colin@danebuylocal.com with any questions.

The Dane County Small Business Grant Program - Round 2, administered by Dane Buy Local, is available for small businesses experiencing financial difficulties because of the COVID-19 outbreak. 
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