March 2021
DWACC March Newsletter
Welcome New Members, Dane Buy Local Monday Update, Chamber Event Plans, Candidate Forums, Chamber Networking and much more!
Coming soon to the newsletter and social media - featured highlights and welcomes to our new and current businesses!
2021 Chamber Community Guide
Please be sure your 2021 membership has been paid to be included in the Member Directory in the Guide and on Chamber website! If you need assistance, a pay plan, or more time, we are here to help!

We would love for all of our businesses to be featured in the 2021 Community Guide!

Please let Heike know if you plan to continue your Chamber membership for 2021.
608-846-2922 (office)
608-514-8231 (cell)
Chamber Events in the Planning
We are planning for our Chamber events in 2021 to move forward! Mark your calendar!

Chamber Golf Classic at Cherokee Country Club on Thursday, June 11th, 2021

4th of July Community Celebration July 2nd, 3rd, & 4th!
More information & sponsorships coming soon!

Chamber Fall Golf Classic at Lake Windsor Country Club on Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Are you interested in serving on a Chamber planning committee?
4th of July Committee
Golf Committee
Business Development Committee
Community Development Committee
Member Development Committee

Contact Heike Compe
Dane County Emergency Order #14
Dane County’s new public health order will go into effect on March 10th , 2021 

Under this revised plan, Public Health orders will take into consideration new sets of measures that emphasize vaccine distribution and uptake. Specific thresholds will be removed from measures with a stated goal to provide more flexibility.

Data that will be assessed within this tool include measures such as percent of Dane County population that is at least partially vaccinated, percent of key populations with disproportionately poor COVID outcomes fully vaccinated, variant strains as predominant version of virus in community, case count with two-week trend, and time from specimen collection to public health contact tracing interview.

To determine future orders using these new measures, PHMDC will be looking for consistent progress in three core vaccine measures:
-- Percent of Dane County population that is fully vaccinated (two doses for vaccines requiring two doses; one dose for single-dose vaccines);
-- Percent of Dane County population that is at least partially vaccinated; and
-- Percent of Dane County population aged 65-plus that is at least partially vaccinated.

According to the plan, "The current trajectories and models... are converging on a summer 2021 timeline for a potential 'return to (a version of) normal'...
We could see extreme loosening or dissolving of many pandemic restrictions sometime in summer 2021."

These measures will be monitored weekly and progress will continue to be reported via the weekly Data Snapshot and Data Notes blog post.

Dane Buy Local
Small Business Update

Every Monday morning at 10am

Join us for the Candidate Forums
for the DeForest School Board and the DeForest Village Board
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.

Local SBA Banks:
Monona Bank (Ted Gunderson, 223-5159)
Park Bank (608.278.2801)
Summit Credit Union
Set your clocks ahead on Saturday, March 13th
Spring Forward Sunday, March 14th!
Save the Date: March 25th at 5pm
Hopefully Last Zoom Networking Event!
Share your job opportunities on the Chamber 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!
DeForest Windsor Area Chamber
Signature Sponsor