AUGUST 5TH, 2020

“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices:
take it or leave it.”

– Buddy Hackett
Dinner time at our house is not always easy. We plan and prepare home-cooked meals only to be met with, "I don't like this", "This looks funny", "Do I have to eat this?". And our typical response is, "Just try it, if you don't like it, you don't have to eat it. But you have to try it." Who knew four small humans could make a twenty minute task feel almost impossible. Thank goodness for Pizza Night!

One scroll through Facebook or a backyard conversation with friends and you'll hear the same variety of responses to our current state of life. "I don't like this", "This looks funny", "Do I have to do this?". Full disclosure, most days I want to throw the full-blown five year old tantrum at the dinner table. I want to kick my feet and pout. I want everyone to share in my internal conflict of DO or DON'T. But, when the childish fog lifts and I begin to form constructive thoughts, I find myself saying, "Just try it. You may not like it. But at least try it". Do not mistake this train of thought as a call for conformity. When my children make it apparent they dislike their dinner, I also respond, "if you don't like it, then you may cook dinner tomorrow".

What you have on your plate today may not be what you want to eat. That's life. A constant rotation of menu items that each of us get to munch on. And when we realize we've had enough, we're left with the option to keep consuming what we are given, or get in the kitchen and change the menu!

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― R. Buckminster Fuller

How can we change? Asking questions will ultimately increase your outcome of success while simultaneously decreasing the amount of time it took you to get there. I could make meal after meal, wasting time and money, before finding something my kids love to eat. Or I could simply ask them what type of meals they would like and have happy eaters by Friday. Ask questions, listen carefully, and learn from those around you so you are happier with what's in front of you.
Keep smiling, keep sanitizing, and stay safe!

The Elkhorn Chamber
submitted by Kate Abbe
REMINDER:
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SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Annual Returning Student Registration is now open! Please login to your Family Access account and register your student(s) for the 2020-21school year. All returning families must complete Returning Student Registration prior to the first day of school, September 8, 2020. 

Please note, for students planning on participating in Middle School or High School athletics, a physical examination is required. Student-athletes will also need to complete Athletic Registration

CHAMBER UPDATES
SATURDAYS ON THE SQUARE
OPEN AUGUST 8th!
Saturdays on the Square will be open
9am-1pm, August 8th, and ready for visitors! Plenty of shade to enjoy while shopping the fresh market, baked goods, and our amazing local craft vendors!

HELP DURING COVID -19
SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR
We are excited to announce Dave Gee, the author of the Amazon Best Seller, Restart-The Small Business Guide to Thriving During Chaos, will be providing an overview of the insights from his new book on August 24th at 12pm.
The sessions will be 30 minutes with
15 minutes for Q&A.


Please join Dave Gee's Facebook group for access to the webinar: JOIN HERE
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
LUTHERDALE FEST
QUILT AUCTION - AUGUST 8TH!
34TH ANNUAL QUILT AUCTION
August 8th, 2020
9am to 3pm

Quilt Preview and Fish Fry
Friday August 7th 4-7pm

GOLF FOR KIDS' SAKE
AUGUST 10TH
GOLF @ KOSHKONONG MOUNDS, FORT ATKINSON
10:00 am / Registration
11:00 am / Shotgun Start: Scramble Format ~ Box Lunch Provided

Silent Auction, Bucket Raffle, Awards and Appetizers to follow Golf 18 Holes of Golf with Cart ~ 50/50 Raffle ~ Fun Hole Events ~ Betting Holes
Tour Card ~ Magic Bag ~ Chipping Contest ~ Putting Contest

OPEN ARMS DENTAL CLINIC
RIBBON CUTTING AUGUST 19TH!
YOU'RE INVITED!!!
Our official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Dental Clinic has been set and we are extending invitations to our friends

WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

TIME: Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 PM, clinic tours between 4:30 - 6:00 PM

WHERE: 209 E. Commerce Ct, Elkhorn, WI 53121
WI VOTERS NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT THE POLLS
In light of Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide order requiring individuals wear face coverings, Wisconsin elections officials are advising local clerks that donning a mask isn’t a pre-requisite for voters looking to cast a ballot. 
While members of the state’s Elections Commission Thursday recommended voters wear face coverings, they noted Evers' mandate doesn’t apply to them — although poll workers and election observers are required to put on masks.


BUSINESS UPDATES
COUNTRYSIDE CLASSICS
OPEN HOUSE & CAR SHOW
1st Annual Open House & Car Show 
AUGUST 8TH from 12pm - 4pm

Come join us for our 1st annual Open House & Car Show! Come by and take a look at who we are and what we do at Countryside Classics! We would love to meet you if we haven't already!

Patio Blues on the Bend @
SPERINO'S PEPPERONI PUB
EVERY MONDAY TILL AUGUST 31ST

Come out and enjoy Glenn Davis, Jim Schoberg, and more on our patio. Bring a bag chair or drop the tailgate, and vibe to the rhythm. Food and Beverage available, Carry-Ins not permitted.
*Weather Dependent*

LEARN & GROW
Meet ALICE
This week, the 2020 ALICE report was released featuring data collected in 2018 which shows that one in three Wisconsinites struggle to afford basic needs. "ALICE" goes to work. But "ALICE" struggles to keep up with rent, food, health care, child care and transportation. "ALICE" doesn't qualify for social services or support. "ALICE" makes tough choices, like deciding between filling a prescription, fixing the car or paying rent.

ADVOCATE AURORA
HEALTH TIP
Adding some exercise outside of your normal job can help to promote overall wellness both physically and mentally.
Here are five simple steps to promote taking a walk throughout your day:

CYCLING WITHOUT AGING
A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INITIATIVE
Now is your chance to get a real Cycling Without Age experience. We are more than happy to come out to your organization, municipality or faith community and share inspiring stories of Cycling Without Age, change-making, social entrepreneurship, and how you can make a difference in your community.

JOIN THE TEAM!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GENEVA LAKE WEST
Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce is looking for new Executive Director. Great position for a professional looking for a part time opportunity! Manage the day to day business of running a 160 member Chamber of Commerce including planning/running events. This is a 1099 independent contractor position reporting to a Board of Directors. Knowledge of the West End area is a must.

WELCOME AMBASSADOR
VISIT Lake Geneva
Welcome Center
VISIT Lake Geneva is seeing a passionate
Lake Geneva area ambassador to fill a position at the downtown Welcome Center located on Wrigley Drive across from the Riviera.
Summer Hours: Approx. 16-24 weekly. Winter Hours: Approx. 8-12 weekly.
Please contact Taylor Blair at Taylor@visitlakegeneva.com or
262-248-1349.
ODLING PLUMBING IS HIRING!
THRIVENT FINANCIAL
WE ARE GROWING!
Know someone like a coach, pastor or teacher who is energized by helping people reach their goals? What about someone who’s motivated to run their own business or wants to make an impact in their communities?

COVID-19 UPDATES
Walworth County COVID-19 Phased Guidance 
This document provides broad guidance for recovery from COVID-19 in our community. Walworth County encourages organizations and individuals to consider this guidance and apply it where able. Organizations should feel empowered to implement solutions that best meet their needs and should develop plans to adjust practices in the event of another rise in COVID-19 cases.

Reminder: Available Small Business Relief Options
For business resources