October 16th, 2021
DWACC October 2021 Updates
Board of Director, Welcome, In Business Spotlights, Dale Evans & EVCO Plastics, Hooper Corporation New Campus, Main Street Bounceback Grant Information, Upcoming Events and more...
Interested in joining the
DWACC Board of Directors?
Contact Heike for more information!

Office located at 
120 W. Holum Street #3, DeForest
In Business October Issue Feature Article
Dale Evans & EVCO Plastics
Welcome Hooper Corporation
on the New Hooper Campus here in DeForest
WEDC Main Street Bounceback Grant
MadRep Main Street Bounceback Info Session
Wednesday, October 20th at 10am
You might be aware of Wisconsin's Main Street Bounceback Grant Program to assist businesses and non profits with $10,000 grants!

MadREP wants to assist 400 businesses in the six-county region surrounding Madison. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, plan to attend a Main Street Bounceback Grant Info Session on Wednesday, October 20th at 10am

Click here to register for the info session or register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You do not need a Zoom account to attend.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has launched a new grant program, Main Street Bounceback. The program provides $10,000 to new or existing businesses and non-profit organizations moving into vacant properties in Wisconsin’s downtowns and commercial corridors. Funds can be used to pay leases or mortgages, operational expenses and other business costs related to the newly opened location. The program is open to new or existing businesses opening a new location or expanding operations in a vacant commercial space as of January 1, 2021. Grant funds are available as part of the American Recovery Plan Act and will be distributed by WEDC’s regional partners. Businesses must apply through the partner organization for the region in which they are located.

Grant Program to Fund Innovative Workforce Solutions
seeking collaborative solutions from nonprofits and public bodies

The Workforce Innovation Grant Program will offer grants of up to $10 million each for at least 10 local and regional collaborations that submit proposals representing innovative thinking and data-driven planning, and that leverage existing infrastructure to connect the dots for post-pandemic workforce solutions.

Applicant Eligibility
Non-profit or public body

Use of Funds
Winning proposals will identify the region’s most pressing pandemic-related challenges, and offer solutions through a myriad of ways, including but not limited to:
  • Training and/or reskilling initiatives for in-demand jobs
  • Transit solutions or broadband
  • Planning
  • Marketing
  • Childcare solutions or supportive services
  • Career Counseling or Coaching
  • Piloting or implementing replicable/sustainable ideas/best practices

SBA COVID-19 Programs Cross-Program Eligibility

Business owners that have received previous loans through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), or Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) can still benefit from the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program . The SBA has created a guide to cross reference eligibility.
Upcoming Chamber & Community Events
DeForest FFA Fruit, Meat & Cheese Sale starts October 18th
More information coming soon!
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DeForest Area High School is hosting a
Community Blood Drive on October 19th
On Tuesday, October 19, National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive at DAHS. The Red Cross national blood inventory is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2015. The shortage of blood is tremendous right now. Individually you will be saving three lives, every single donation makes a difference! Donating now matters more than ever, and just because you donated you will be receiving a $5 e-gift card via email!

Here is the link to sign up to donate: times are available from 8 am to 2pm:

Genealogy 101: How to get started
Tuesday, October 19th, at 6:30pm
on Zoom or Watch Party in the Community Room
Eleanor Brinsko, of Carlon Genealogical Services, will guide the audience through the basic beginning steps of researching family history, types of genealogical documents and records that can piece together a family member’s life, and resources that researchers can use both at home and at the library.

DeForest Area High School is in the finals for the 2021 Home Field Pride in Wisconsin contest (with a $1,000 prize)!

You can vote once a day until 10/21 at 4pm!
Fall Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 23rd
10:00am to 2:00pm

Drive-thru event - Enter on E. Holum Street - Exit into Parking Lot

DeForest Police Department
110 S. Stevenson Street, DeForest
Wednesday, October 27th
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Windsor Fireman's Park
6711 Park Street, Windsor

Join the Village of Windsor and Windsor Deputies for their annual Trunk-or-Treat event.

Kids have the opportunity to go trunk to trunk and get candy and handouts from local businesses, organizations and public safety agencies. There will be games and crafts under the shelter and free hot chocolate.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating should email kadie@windsorwi.gov
Murder Mystery Dinner
Theme: Best Laid Plans

Saturday, October 30th
Cocktails 5:00pm | Dinner 6:00pm | Show 7:00pm
Everyone's a suspect!
Can you figure out who did what?

Wear a Costume if you'd like.

$48 Per Person
Enjoy a delicious Menu:
Fresh Garden Salad
Apple Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin, Herb Chicken and Tri-Colored Cheese Tortellini
Parsley Buttered Baby Red Potatoes
Sauteed Asparagus
Assorted Desserts

Click below to make your reservation!
Open House & Meet the New Owners
Saturday, November 6th
8am to Noon
Ribbon Cutting at 11am
Meet the New Owners

Lilly Gomez and Elias Sanchez 

and their new manager, Renee Spicer.

Check out their fall centerpiece ideas on display for the upcoming Holidays! 

American Legion Oratorical Contest
Questions contact Bill Ridgley (608) 846-2823

December 9th, 2021
WMC Foundation
Future Wisconsin Summit
Monona Terrace, Madison

More information and registration coming soon!
Visit our Community Websites for more Information & Upcoming Events

If you have an event or member 2 member deal that you would like on the Chamber Website, please go to Chamber Master and fill out an event listing or contact the office.
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