DWACC March 2024 Updates
Chamber News & Events
2024 Community Guide

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The Chamber Community Guide is our largest and most distributed publication on our communities, businesses, calendar of events and attractions.

It is available at our municipal offices, in our hotels, kiosks, and in many local businesses for residents and visitors to pick up for FREE!

It is also available digitally and is posted on the Chamber website, along with the DeForest Times-Tribune website year round! View 2023 Guide Here

The Community Guide is also shared with new residents and sent to future residents looking to move to our area!

Advertising in the 2024 Chamber Community Guide is a GREAT advertising investment!

Contact Eric Medina: (608) 807-6590 or emedina@hngnews.com

Combined Coffee Chat
Friday, March 8th
from 8:30-9:30am
Join us on Friday, March 8th, at 8:30am at Cambria Hotel Madison East, where we will meet with Cambria Hotel Directors and staff, along with members from the Sun Prairie Chamber!

More information HERE
State of the Chamber & Our Communities Annual Breakfast
Tuesday, March 12th, from 8am - 9:30am
at Comfort Inn & Suites

Presentations from the Chamber, Village of DeForest, Village of Windsor, DeForest Area School District, plus our 2023 Chamber Awards!

Register HERE

Community Expo
The Community Expo is back! Join us on Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:30-6:30pm at Lake Windsor Country Club.

Sponsorship & Registration Info: HERE

Chamber Golf Classic
Save the Date for the 2024 Chamber Golf Classic on Thursday, June 13th, shotgun start at 9am at Lake Windsor Country Club!

Golfer Registration Info: HERE

Sponsorship Info: HERE

Chamber Networking at Lake Windsor Country Club
Thank you to Lake Windsor for letting us use the golf simulators at our networking event!! A nice turnout of members with an everlasting game of cut - throat Cricket!
What you need to know!
The Wisconsin Technology Council’s 11th annual Wisconsin Tech Summit is Monday, March 18 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. This conference will feature “speed dates” between major firms and emerging companies to explore potential business relationships around technology and innovation needs. The application process is now open for emerging companies to apply with major firms for 15-meeting strategic meetings that will run throughout the one-day conference.
More information on how to apply and register at a discounted rate for the conference, click here.
For more information contact:
Julie Johnson
Operations Director

Global Business Development Program & Grants - WEDC
Companies that want to grow know they need to export—but navigating the global marketplace requires specialized knowledge and a sound strategy based upon proven best practices. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) stands ready to help you gain the insights you need to tap new international markets. Our Global Business Development Program helps companies lay the foundation for a new export strategy or build upon existing export programs.
More information HERE

Corporate Transparency Act requires small business to report information about ownership to the Government
Enacted in 2021, the CTA aims to combat illicit activity including tax fraud, money laundering, and financing for terrorism by capturing more ownership information for specific U.S. businesses operating in or accessing the country’s market. Under the new legislation, businesses that meet certain criteria must submit a Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), providing details identifying individuals who are associated with the reporting company.

Beginning January 1, 2024, reporting companies will have a limited time to file their initial BOI reports. For qualifying reporting companies established before the above date, the filing deadline is January 1, 2025. Those created between January 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025, will have 90 days from either the actual notice of formation or public announcement, whichever comes first, to file. Businesses established on or after January 1, 2025, will have 30 days from notification or public announcement of their formation to submit their first report to FinCEN.
Two types of reporting companies will be required to submit BOI reports: domestic reporting companies, including LLCs, corporations, and other entities formed through filing with a secretary of state or a comparable office in the U.S.; and foreign reporting companies that are registered to conduct business in the United States through filing with a secretary of state or an equivalent office.

More information HERE

Download Brochure HERE

Wisconsin DOR Hosting Free Tax Webinar for New Businesses Registration is now open for the free Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) Tax Webinar for New Businesses on March 7 from 9:30am to 11:30am.
If you are a new business, about to go into business, or just need a business tax refresher, this webinar is for you. Wisconsin DOR tax specialists will present on a variety of business topics including:
• Registering a new business
• Withholding tax
• Sales and use tax
• Electronic filing made easy through My Tax Account
• Tax compliance Register now for this free Wisconsin DOR webinar at Registration (gotowebinar.com).
Member News & Events
Congratulations Muza Sheet Metal Company for winning the WMC Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award!
We are thrilled to announce that Muza Sheet Metal has won the Medium Category Grand Award from the WI Manufacturers & Commerce Manufacturer of the Year awards.
This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team, who consistently embody our core values of family, growth, and strength.
We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been a part of our journey and supported us along the way.

View the 9 Award Winners HERE

Congratulations Abe Degnan on the Builder of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Builders Association!
I’m honored to have received the 2024 WBA Builder of the Year Award. This is my 20th year of membership in the Madison Area Builders Association and the Wisconsin Builders Association - and I’ve been active as a volunteer and leader in both of them for nearly as long. I’m proud to have served as President of MABA in 2010 and 2013, and of the WBA in 2021. The members of the builders association have been key friends and mentors to help us grow! I’m also proud to use my skills to lead several volunteer projects, including the three Green Built Home Makeovers and currently, creating the first Foster Care Home for Focus Church. Thanks to everyone at the WBA for this recognition!
Read the WBA Press Release HERE

Congratulations to Beckman Builders on your Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry - Madison!
The prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards are earned by National Association of the Remodeling Industry-Madison (NARI) members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. Project categories often include kitchens, bathrooms, basements, entire houses, and exteriors.
Beckman Builders was thrilled to win a CoTY Award in 2023 for Residential Exterior Over $200,000. Learn why we are the best in the business: beckmanbuilders.com. Video

Badger Honor Flight Fundraiser
Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 11am
at Rude's Lanes, 210 E. Holum Street, DeForest
On Saturday, March 23rd, Rude's Lanes will host a bowling tournament fundraiser for the upcoming Badger Honor Flights on April 6, May 11 & June 1, 2024.

Join us for an afternoon of bowling, food, many kinds of raffles and auctions ~ all to support sending our Wisconsin Veterans to Washington D.C. to view the monuments erected in their honor and provide them a well-deserved welcome home!

We are reaching out to our local businesses for donations of any kind: raffle & auction items, items for bowler goodie bags, monetary donations, or sponsor a banner to be displayed above the bowling lanes.

Print Bowling Registration Form HERE
Golden Triangle Drifters Fun Night at Timbers on March 9th
On Saturday, March 9th, the Golden Triangle Drifters will hold their annual fun night at Timbers starting at 6pm. Free food, plus many raffles and a live auction!
Dragon Art Fair Sponsorships
Print form HERE
Trivia Night at Lake Windsor every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm
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