DWACC February 2024 Updates
Chamber News & Events
Welcome Ashley Cox and the Brookens Construction Team

Dear Chamber Members & Staff,

Thank you for giving Brookens Construction the opportunity to join the Chamber of Commerce, we are a local roofing company located in Windsor. We strive to always be on the look-out for ways to be active in our community.  
We believe in giving back and making a positive impact on people’s lives, both in our own company and in our community. We believe that this Chamber will be a great opportunity for us. It will allow us to not only further our reach, but also give our event committee access to resources. This will give us an opportunity to be involved in local events and be able to connect with more companies and people that have the same values and goals as us. We are very excited to see what we will be able to accomplish together and see the growth this will bring to our community.

We look forward to meeting you all this year at various events and chamber gatherings. 


The Brookens Construction Team

Please make sure all of your information (address, website, phone & email) are correct in the Chamber Master Member Information Center. This is where we collect the content for the Community Guide. Thank you!

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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

February Chamber Lunch & Learn
Thank you to Alyson Schaefer, Mental Fitness 4 Teens and Kim Flood, Wisdom & Wellness, for sharing many techniques and ideas to help bring calmness, boost mental fitness, and reduce stress. We learned a technique called HeartMath®. to reduce stress.

Merry Poast, Dragon Arts Group & Reese O'Malley, Village of DeForest, made an announcement that this year will be the 20th Anniversary of the Dragon Art Fair and that Merry and Julie Wills, the founders will be retiring after this year. The Village of DeForest has hired a new Events Coordinator, Tricia Kleinsteiber, who will be shadowing Merry and Julie in preparation for the Dragon Art Fair of 2025.

Chamber Chat
Thursday, February 22nd at 8:30am
321 N. Main Street, Suite 300, DeForest
Stop by the Chamber Boardroom for coffee and to chat with Heike and some of the Chamber Board of Directors.

Our first Chamber Chat will be a Chamber 101. How to navigate Chamber Master and the Member Information Center. Learn about event committees, volunteer opportunities and other ways to become more involved!

Chamber Networking
Wednesday, February 28th
4:00-7:00pm at Lake Windsor CC
Come out and meet some other Chamber members and try your swing on one of their golf simulators. We will meet in the bar & grill downstairs!

Combined Coffee Chat
Friday, March 8th
from 8:30-9:30am
Join us on Friday, March 8th at Cambria Hotel Madison, where we will meet with chamber 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
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.
There is no set definition as to what constitutes an emerging company. It can be a startup with a few founders and limited revenue or a small business with several dozen employees and solid revenue. What matters most is whether major firms spot partnership potential when reviewing applications. So, please let anyone know to apply!
The sixteen major firms attending thus far are: CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), Deloitte, Exact Sciences, Faith Technologies Inc. (FTI), Findorff, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, gener8tor, Google, Johnson Controls, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, OEM Fabricators, Oshkosh Corp., Promega, Rockwell Automation, Schreiber Foods and TitletownTech.
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
455 Science Dr., Suite 240
Madison, WI 53711
608.442.7557 ext. 1

Member News & Events
Congratulations Muza Sheet Metal Company on the nomination to be a WMC Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year finalist!
We are honored to be a Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year finalist! With our continuing expansion, we have maintained our three philosophies: quality products at a reasonable price, treating staff like family, and ensuring customer satisfaction. We look forward to celebrating with the other award winners later this month!

View all 36 finalists HERE
Join Parkside Assisted Living for their Sip & Paint every Wednesday in February at 10am
RSVP to Jason Gober: jgober@encorecares.com or (608) 520-5010
Dragon Art Fair Sponsorships
Print form HERE
1st Annual K-9 Unit Golf Outing
April 3rd at Pinseekers
Registration deadline: March 4th!
The DeForest Police Foundation is excited to announce a fantastic event aimed at raising funds for the DeForest Police Department K-9 Unit. We invite you to join us for a day of golf, camaraderie, and community spirit at Pinseekers, in DeForest, WI!
4 hours of golf, food and fun. Sign up as a foursome or individually. Funds raised from this event will go towards DeForest’s inaugural K-9 unit.

Registration Deadline: March 4th

Trivia Night at Lake Windsor every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm
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