October 2020
DWACC October 2020 Newsletter
Thank You REG Madison, LLC, Village of Windsor New Police Department Ribbon Cutting, HR Professional of the Year Award, Candidate Forum, Community Events and Fundraisers
Thank you to Renewable Energy Group Madison, LLC
for your generous donation to the Chamber!
REG Madison, LLC, generously donated $5,000 to the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce to help with funds as the Chamber fundraisers were cancelled this year.

Pictured from left to right, Chamber Executive Board Members Colleen Coyle (Secretary), Maggie Cloutier (Treasurer), Heike Compe (Executive Director), Brian Coker (Renewable Energy Group, Plant Manager) and Mitch Amundson (President Elect).
Ribbon Cutting Tuesday, October 13th at 11am
Congratulations to the Village of Windsor Police Department on the Grand Opening of their new facility located at 6770 Depot Street in downtown Windsor!

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the new facility on Tuesday, October 13th at 11:00am.
Made In Wisconsin Luncheon
The Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, will speak about cyber threats to business, COVID-19 & the election at the VIRTUAL Made in Wisconsin Luncheon, October 14th.

Click here for more details:
WMC Human Resource Professional of the Year Award
More than ever before, HR Professionals are vital to their organizations, from keeping employees engaged and happy when in a new remote work environment to navigating the myriad of issues with unemployment insurance and COVID-19 related sick leave.

Nominate today at:
Downloadable and customizable signs to promote safe business practices and help speed up economic recovery.

Candidate Forum - Registration Required
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:00pm
Sponsored by DeForest Area Public Library and the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce.

Registration is required to receive the secure zoom link.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

These State Assembly candidates have been invited:

  • John Jagler
  • Abigail Lowery
  • Stephen Ratzlaff, Jr.

  • Melisa Arndt
  • Jon Plumer

  • Dianne Hesselbein
  • Victoria Fueger

Each candidate will present opening and closing statements. A question-and-answer period will follow with prepared questions. The library hosts will pose other questions, as time allows, submitted by the audience to the hosts via the chat feature. Please register for this Zoom event on the Library’s website.

Support our local non-profit organizations
Boy Scout Troop 35

The local Boy Scout Troop 35 in DeForest is having their annual wreath sale, and if you are looking to decorate your home or business for the holidays, the scouts would love to help provide you with beautiful natural decorations, made right here in Wisconsin! 
30% of all sales benefit the local troop directly, and there is a wide variety of items, from poinsettias to traditional wreaths to pots, in sizes to fit your specific needs.

Wreath orders are due in by October 16th; they will be delivered on or after November 17th. Payments can be made when the wreaths are delivered.

If you are interested in looking at the offerings the scouts have, please send an email to
Rebecca Schmitt: (lotsofteapots21@gmail.com)
and she will have a scout contact you.
Due to COVID19 many of the DeForest Area High School DECA fundraising events have been cancelled. As a safe and new approach to regain some lost funds DECA students are partnering with the Bucky Book who for 28 years has helped hundreds of organizations raise money for their causes. The online, no-contact campaign can help DECA members continue their good work while keeping everyone safe.

The NEW Bucky Book 29 can be purchased at the following safe and secure direct link: https://www.buckybook.com/deforest-high-school-deca
Here’s more about this year’s Bucky Book . . .
  • Valid thru September 2021 so there is plenty of time to use the coupons that interest you (12+ months).
  • Hundreds of 50% OFF coupons you can use right now from golf, groceries, pizza, fast food, coffee shops, oil changes, car washes, pet food, home services even many entertainment venues and restaurants eager to see you.
  • Just using a couple of coupons can easily save you the $35 price then it will cost you nothing to support our cause!

Please allow a few weeks for the delivery of your Bucky Book 29 due to overwhelming response and recent USPS delays. Thank you in advance for your support! Your participation will make a BIG difference for DECA members in getting through this difficult time.
Blood Drive : Tuesday, October 20th from 8:00am-1:00pm
DeForest Area High School is hosting a Community Blood Drive on October 20 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Norway Grove Memorial Church, 820 River Road, DeForest.

Blood Drive: Friday, October 30th
from 1:00-6:00pm
Door Creek Church is partnering with the American Red Cross to help save lives on Friday, October 30th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at their DeForest Campus.

Visit RedCrossBlood.org using code Doorcreekchurch to make an appointment.

Community Links
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 of Commerce
Signature Sponsor