May 18, 2021
DWACC May 2021 Updates
Welcome New Members, Chamber Awards, State of the Chamber, Communities & District, 4th of July Community Celebration, Chamber Golf Classics, Dragon Art Fair, Dane County Grant, Community News for you!!!
2020 Chamber Awards
(Video also posted on Chamber website )
Volunteer of the Year

Marlene Sobek
Chamber Member of the Year

New Venture of the Year

Most Distinguished Business

Thank you Jane, Bob and Eric for coming and providing a recap of 2020 and the upcoming plans and highlights for 2021 in the DeForest Windsor Area!
State of the Chamber, Communities & District

Jane Cahill-Wolfgram, President,
Village of DeForest

Bob Wipperfurth, President,
Village of Windsor

Eric Runez, Superintendent,
DeForest Area School District
4th of July
Save the Dates for the 2021 Chamber Golf Classics!
Thursday, June 10th at Cherokee Country Club

Thursday, September 9th at Lake Windsor Country Club

Sponsorship Information:


Golfer Registration:

Memorial Day Remembrance
Monday, May 31st at 11:45AM
Veterans Memorial Park, DeForest
This year, on the 30th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War, we will be honoring those who gave their lives -- including ten Wisconsinites -- during that conflict. We will also be unveiling the last of our military branch ID pieces. To build suspense, we'll keep the identity of the Navy piece a secret for a while. In any case, please make sure to mark your calendar to join us on Memorial Day. (COVID protocols will be followed.)
Dane County Grant: Round 3
Dane County Small Business Grant Program Update

Dane Buy Local will administer Round 3 of the grants. Business owners will be able to fill out an application form beginning now from this website (www.danebuylocal.com).
Applications will be accepted until funds run out.
 
Criteria used:
  • Priority will be considered for businesses who have experienced a loss of 30% or more in revenue in 2020 vs 2019.

  • Priority will be considered for businesses in the following industries: Restaurant, Retail, Independent Contractor, Gym or Fitness Center, Lodging, and the Service Industry.

  • Funding is available for other industries as available.

  • Grants will be issued between $1000 and $50,000.
  • Only one grant in this Round will be issued per FEIN, ITIN, or SSN
  • A website or social media account will be used to verify your business
  • Nonprofits do not qualify for this program
  • The application must be completely and correctly filled out. Please proofread for typos, especially in emails, phone numbers and the name of the business.
  • Grants are intended to assist with the next 3 months of business expenses. Business must have been open prior to March 15, 2020.

* Assistance is available in completing the application by contacting Colin at colin@danebuylocal.com
Community News
Karen "The Cake Lady" Featured on NBC15
Express Employment Professionals  
Hires Lisa Kueter-Anderson 
 
Madison, WI, May, 2021 – The Madison Express Employment Professionals office welcomes Lisa Kueter-Anderson as our new Administrative and Professional Employment Specialist. In this position, she will be working to connect qualified job seekers to open positions in the Madison area. Lisa is excited to maintain and grow her connections in the Madison, Sun Prairie, and DeForest areas.  
 
“Lisa is a very dedicated individual and will be a great addition to the company,” said franchisee Stacey Riechers. “We are excited to have her as part of the Express team.” 
 
Before joining Express, Lisa worked as the multimedia account executive for Hometown News Group in the Sun Prairie and DeForest areas for 8 years. She helped local businesses grow in the surrounding community and enjoyed expanding their outreach with marketing efforts. She is excited to bring her skills and connections to Express and can’t wait to partner with local businesses and job seekers in the area.  
 
The Madison Express Employment Professionals franchise serves the Madison, Sun Prairie, DeForest, and Windsor areas with temporary help and direct hire employees in a variety of fields. Lisa will be focusing on office and administrative roles, but our other employment specialists are ready to help you with industrial or skilled trades needs at any time.  
 
The Madison office, located at 1731 Thierer Rd, is ready to assist you and can be reached by phone at 608-237-8717. 
Happy Retirement Romni!!!
Stop in at Rose Cottage Floral & Gifts and congratulate Romni Pullen on her retirement! She is retiring on May 31st, and plans to be on a plane to Seattle, WA on June 1st!

Best Wishes, Romni!!!
HELP DASD PROMOTE VOLUNTEERISM!
DeForest Area High School National Honor Society (NHS) is partnering with United Way of Dane County (UWDC) to promote volunteerism in our community. NHS members have designed t-shirts for sale in DeForest and Windsor to support this mission. Every shirt sold will provide One Act of Volunteer Service in our community.
Friday is here! DeForest Parks and Recreation encourages the community to come out and enjoy a night of live family friendly entertainment at Fireman's Park. Food vendors and beverages will be available to purchase. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and relax as we kick off the weekend!

Entertainment: Sydney Hensen

Food Carts: Poncho's Tacos, Any Street Grill, It's Good For You, Melted, LT's Aloha Wagon
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center
Did you know the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center has a Community room that can be reserved for a private event? The Center is smoke, alcohol and drug free and can be used for a variety of events.

Learn more by checking out their website, www.deforestcenter.org, or emailing the Community Events Coordinator (cec@deforestcenter.org)
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Upcoming Events and 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
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