DWACC April 2024 Updates
Welcome back, Tiffany Bernhardt Schultz, Southwest Wisconsin Regional Director

Welcome Kim Komplin, owner of
Fields of Flavor Artisan Bread Studio

Welcome Daniel Brzynki, owner of

Welcome Venkat Maddala, owner of

Chamber News & Events
2024 Community Guide
Thank you to all the advertisers in the 2024 Community Guide!

It is available for pick up or delivery and will be going out in the next DeForest Times-Tribune city-wide newspaper.

The guides will be available at polling places along with many businesses and kiosks around our communities.

You may also download the guide from the Chamber website, the DeForest Times-Tribune website or from this link: 2024 GUIDE

Chamber April Breakfast Meeting
Thank you to the DeForest Area School District for hosting the Chamber April Breakfast meeting and serving a delicious breakfast!
A lot of important information was shared by Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Toetz and Board of Education Director Brian Coker, on the
Board of Education Roles = Student Results
Community Priorities = Instructional Programming
Budget Implications: Managing Growth, Retaining Staff & Infrastructure
Possible Referendum: Maintain, Improve or Grow
Potential Tax Impact

Future Engagement Dates:
May 20 - 9-10am, Windsor Neighborhood Center
May 20 - 6:30-7:30pm, DeForest Public Library
May 22 - 1:30-2:30pm, Cornerstone Community Center
May 22 - 6:30-7:30pm - DeForest Public Library

Justin Sargent from the Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters shared some great news! The number of Trout in the Yahara River is growing again!
May 18th - Spring River Clean up, 10am to 1pm
meet at Veterans Memorial Park
Chamber Coffee Chat
Tuesday, April 16th, 8am-9am
Please join us for our April Chamber Coffee Chat at DMB Community Bank's new offices at 10 Terrace Court, Suite 100 in Madison.

Enjoy coffee and treats, take a tour of their new building and network with other Chamber members. 


Interested in hosting a Chamber Coffee Chat? Contact Heike

Thank you to our Community Expo Sponsors!
May Chamber Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, May 7th from 12-1pm
Cornerstone Community Center
Top Scams of 2023
Every day, scams become more sophisticated with twists and turns to fool victims out of hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of dollars. Additionally, advanced technology continues to assist scammers with stealing consumers’ money, personal information, and time. 

Join us to learn about the Top 10 scams of 2023, how to spot the scams and what to do if you or a loved one becomes a victim.  

Tiffany Bernhardt Schultz is the Southwest Wisconsin Regional Director for the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin. She has spent her career in the fields of marketing, higher education instruction and retail management, working with businesses from local pop-up retailers to Fortune 500 companies. Tiffany is a regular guest on Madison-area news stations, addressing current scams and providing consumer tips for viewers. At the BBB, she’s working to advance marketplace trust between buyers and sellers, and promoting informed buying decisions.  Tiffany is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, serves on the Board of Directors for the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce and is a committee member for Triad of Wisconsin. 
Chamber Golf Classic
Thursday, June 13th, at LWCC
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

DWACC 4th of July Celebration!
July 3rd & 4th, 2024
It will be here before you know it!

Wednesday, July 3rd:
Cherry Pie & Fireworks!

Thursday, July 4th: Freedom Run * Car Show * Parade * Universal Sound * BINGO * Veterans Tribute * SuperTuesday + Food Vendors, Beer Tent & Family Activities!

Sponsorship Information HERE

Parade Registration HERE

Volunteer Sign-up HERE

What you need to know!
Wisconsin Businesses affected by lack of snow can apply for Working Capital Loans from SBA
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) advises Wisconsin businesses engaged in hospitality, winter tourism, their suppliers, and those that provide support services to the hospitality and tourism industry to also consider the impact of lack of snow, low snow or low precipitation on their revenues and operations this past winter when applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for drought.

These working capital loans are available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of these declarations. Examples of eligible businesses include, but are not limited to hotels, restaurants, ski and snowmobile rentals, sleigh rides, snowboard manufacturers, and snow removal services.
The Village of DeForest, Village of Windsor, and the University of Wisconsin Extension are inviting community members to participate in a survey aimed at gathering information on local housing needs and preferences. Whether you are a homeowner, renter, employee of an area business, or planning to move to our communities, your perspective is important. Survey open through April 30, 2024.

Lieutenant Governor's Small Business Academy
In-person Event: April 30th
Virtual: May 1st - 3rd
The Small Business Academy features workshops on what’s important to you and your small businesses, including financing options, legal concerns, regulatory issues, information technology, small business certifications, and identifying markets and sales opportunities, as well as practical advice from business owners who have successfully made it through the initial stages of starting and growing their companies.
If you are an existing small business, an individual thinking of starting a business, or an entrepreneur looking for funding and resources, take advantage of this free virtual and in-person event.

More Information HERE

Member News & Events
Dirt is Moving!
The Village of Windsor has started on their
New Municipal Building on Windsor Road!
Learn more HERE
Dragon Art Fair Sponsorships
Print form HERE
Trivia Night at Lake Windsor every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Survey
Help shape the future of outdoor recreation in our community by participating in our Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan survey. Together, let's create a vibrant and inclusive outdoor space we can all enjoy! 

Business owners, Join MBE Wealth and Chris Steffel for an insightful session on business and estate planning with an insurance focus.
Learn how to:
  • Ensure a smooth business transition & protect your loved ones' finances.
  • Minimize estate taxes, plan for future tax changes, & navigate tax implications.
  • Facilitate seamless succession, equalize beneficiary distributions, & avoid ownership disputes.
  • Protect your business with key person insurance & safeguard assets for long-term care.
  • Align your existing policies with your estate planning goals.

Attend In-Person or Virtually:
  • April 24th, Noon - 1:00 PM
  • In-Person registration Click Here (Limited Space) Location: MBE CPAs, E10890 Penny Lane, Baraboo, WI (Light lunch provided)
  • Virtual registration Click Here
Car Wash Fundraiser
Come and join us on April 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 409 Dempsey Rd, Madison, WI 53714 for a fantastic fundraising car wash event! All proceeds collected from the car wash will support the St. Dennis eighth-grade class. We accept both credit cards and cash payments. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Alliant Energy!
Newsweek recently announced its list of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, and for the third year in a row, Alliant Energy was included. The award list was presented on March 27 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

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