DECEMBER 16TH, 2020
'Tis the season when lots of people are saying "'Tis the season!" But why?

The simple answer is that it is the season, as in, it is the time of the year that is also known broadly as the holiday season and more narrowly as the Christmas season. The statement "'Tis the season" is simply a way of drawing focus to the festive time of year when it's currently underway.

Just in case you're sitting on the sidelines with an overwhelming Grinchy attitude, this is your personal invitation into 'Tis the Season' merriment and holiday splendor. With a light blanket of snow on the ground and Jack Frost nipping, I encourage you to dust off your pine, spruce or favorite holiday candle and let the scent of winter invoke a time of peace and love and joy for all.

Still not feeling it? Dig out the Manheim Steamroller CD [or simply search YouTube] and blast the spirit of Christmas in your car, your office or your home! Grab a few extra pieces of that 92 bright white 20lb copy paper and make yourself a few beautiful homemade snowflakes to hang in the window. Grab a spare box of candy canes and pass them out at the most unassuming moments, bathroom stalls NOT encouraged. Smile and offer up a sincere "Happy Holidays", "Merry Christmas", or "Happy New Year" over the next few weeks to promote a proper 'Tis the Season' attitude.

This year has been different. It's been weird. It's been hard. There are still days I would prefer to insert myself under the nearest rock, only to reappear when someone has pressed that illusive easy button. However, through all of the nonsense we have navigated channels of learning that reinforced the value of togetherness and hope and encouragement. We hardened our armor and equipped ourselves to be resilient and mighty and to chase what matters.

So I extend to you one last time, an invitation to 'Tis the Season' and to stifle your Grinch, that you may be hopeful for what is to come and encouraging to those around you. Because together we will celebrate, even while apart. Together we will enjoy all that this season has to offer, which is the reminder of being good to others. So go bake a batch of cookies, blare some Pentatonix, watch your favorite Christmas movie and drink all the eggnog...

'Tis the Season'
Keep smiling, keep sanitizing, and stay safe!

The Elkhorn Chamber
Submitted by Kate Abbe
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CHAMBER UPDATES
2020 CHRISTMAS CARD TOWN ORNAMENTS ARE HERE!!!
Stop by the Elkhorn Chamber
to get the latest decoration for the holidays!
WELCOME NEW PARTNERS!
SUPERIOR LANDSCAPING!
Serving the Elkhorn, WI area for 15 years, trust our professionals to think outside of the box to provide you with the best solutions, friendliest service, and a job that's done right the first time.

Our residential services include:
  • Landscaping
  • Snow Removal
  • Excavating
  • Christmas Lights
  • Brick Pavers
  • Retaining Walls
  • Irrigation

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
Seeds Of Hope, was the recipient of a transit, fifteen passenger van.
It will be used to transport adults with developmental and other disabilities to community outings such as the library, local restaurants, assisting with Meals On Wheels, and several other community activities.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE
ELKHORN CHAMBER!

The Big Bundle Up is once again taking over Wisconsin and we’re looking for your help collecting warm winter items for those in need.

This year’s campaign will run
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 
BUSINESS UPDATES
HOLIDAY TRAVEL RATE at
HOLIDAY INN!
The Holiday Inn & Express is offering a special Holiday Travel Rate now through January 3, 2021. 

The rate is $79.00 per night for a Standard King or Standard Two Queen Room.
 
Guests may enter the corporate code 100206002 on our website
 www.hielkhorn.com to receive the discounted rate.
We have a new home!

$45 million We’re All In For Restaurants grants launch

COVID-19 Lodging Grants and COVID-19 Live Music and Entertainment Venue Grants awarded
GIFT CARD SALE
GET A BONUS GIFT CARD

I'M HERE TO HELP!
It’s the busiest time of the year….
Yet the job of looking for job seekers continues for Human Resource Managers!
Here’s the Good News….
I am here to help with your recruiting needs and efforts.

LEARN & GROW
THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP!
Getting the right amount of sleep will help you live a healthy lifestyle. Your body needs a good sleep-wake balance to function well. When you sleep well your mind and body renews itself to take on another day

JOIN THE TEAM!
COVID-19 UPDATES
WEDNESDAYS, Dec 16, 23, & 30
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walworth County Fairgrounds
Elkhorn, WI 53121
The Open Arms Free Clinic, Inc. team will conduct free, drive-thru COVID-19 regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

Testing is open to all who live or work in Wisconsin, ages 5 and up. Testing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, with results expected within 5-7 days.
Online pre-registration is recommended at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov
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.

If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out