AUGUST 12TH, 2020

"I want to make as many people as possible feel like they are part of this adventure. We are going to give everybody a sense of what exploring the surface of another world is really like"

-Steve Squyres
Researcher in planetary sciences
I understand we are not exploring another world like our pal, Steve.

OR...ARE WE?

Doesn't it sometimes feel like we stepped into another dimension? And now we are left to traverse this alternate reality, together! Birthed from this exploration of "new" came this blog-like newsletter (that's right, blame COVID). When given the opportunity to share 350+ words of what some may consider encouragement, others may call dribble, it's an interesting task to manage. I have to imagine that I am not the only one who would appreciate the opportunity to leverage a local platform to share ideas and lift up their neighbor and community through written word.

So here it goes, what do you have to say? What would you share? This is your invitation to be part of our exploration and help uncover new terrain. Dig deep and delve into your own inquisitive nature and think about what brings joy or provides comfort. What keeps you moving forward? Once there, share with us in 200 words or less, an idea, or a thought, maybe it's a question, or a story that you think adds value. Cause the truth of the matter is, I can be fully engaged in a one-on-one conversation with myself...but I'd love for you to join in!
Whether or not you choose to be anonymous or you want to take ownership of your words, I applaud you for sharing. Well done. We can stand in one place wishing for greener pastures, or we can stand together and build up what some may say has been torn down. Let's write a new story with shared words and dreams and sense of discovery for what we hope to find: a new world.

Oh, and don't mind me, I'll just be the girl staring at an inbox waiting for an email. It's cool.
Keep smiling, keep sanitizing, and stay safe!

The Elkhorn Chamber
submitted by Kate Abbe
REMINDER:
The Elkhorn Chamber and it's staff continue to provide weekly
e-blasts for all of our newsletter subscribers and chamber partners. If you have business updates or events to share please send to Kate Abbe at kate@elkhornchamber.com. Let us help you continue to grow and engage with the Elkhorn community and surrounding areas!
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out
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 15th!
Saturdays on the Square will be open
9am-1pm, August 15th, 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
THAT'S DEBATABLE
The 3rd Congressional District Primary Debates have now been completed and are available to view online. These were organized by Wisconsin Public Radio, with video streaming provided under a partnership with the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and WIN Technology's Perigon System.
Republican Debate
Recorded Friday, July 31
Jessi Ebben of Eau Claire
Derrick Van Orden of Hager City
Democratic Debate
Recorded Thursday, August 6
Ron Kind of La Crosse (Incumbent)
Dr. Mark Neumann of La Crosse
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
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
REPUBLICAN MEET AND GREET @WHISTLE STOP
Thursday, August 20th: the Republican Party of Walworth County is holding a candidate meet and greet at The Whistle Stop in Elkhorn starting at 6:30pm.

100 E Clark St, Elkhorn

We have invited: US Congressman Bryan Steil - who has a conflict but is going to try to get there if possible, State Senator Steve Nass, candidate for the 28th Senate District Julian Bradley, State Representative Amy Loudenbeck, Walworth County District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld, Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey, Walworth County Treasurer Valerie Etzel, and Register of Deeds candidate Michele Jacobs.

It's an evening of mingling and talk with candidates one on one. There is pay as you go food and beverages available.

RSVP by calling 262-903-0572
Please leave message with # attending/eating!
BUSINESS UPDATES
SPECIAL HOT DEAL DAY
EVERGREEN COUNTRY CLUB
$25 for golf and a cart, tax included.
9 or 18 holes, walk or ride: $25.
 
To receive this special, you must book online more than 24 hours in advance and pre-pay for the number of golfers in your reservation. Online specials are non-refundable for any reason. Prior cancellations will be honored in the form of a rain check only.

MASKS: THE PERFECT FIT!
@CENTRAL PRINTING
As more and more states mandate wearing masks, we wanted to reach out to let you know about our Mask Solutions. We have been helping companies since the start of the pandemic to find quality PPE products. Our team has sourced multiple mask options to help you comfortably adhere to CDC standards. Whether you need disposable masks, or maybe something more customized and fun, our team can help you find the best fit!

If you would like to view more of our PPE Product options CLICK HERE
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
GATEWAY: LEAN ONLINE
CLASSES STARTING THIS FALL!
At Gateway Technical College, we are again prepared to offer online classes for Lean Operations, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt classes. These classes are scheduled to start at the beginning week of our Fall Semester on September 4, and run for 12 weeks. All of these courses will require a Final Exam and a project to be completed at your place of employment.  

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:

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