June 2018
Portage Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Golf Outing 2018
The 36th Annual Portage Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at the Portage Country Club.
This is a fun opportunity to network with many fellow Chamber members on the fairways and greens.

The outing is the largest fundraiser for the Portage Chamber.
Pre-game activities begin at 9:30am with call to carts for the shotgun start at 11am. At 5:30pm, a buffet style dinner at The NorthShore Restaurant will be served. Register your foursome now. Golf is $100 per person and includes buffet. Call 608-742-6242 for more details.
Concert in the Park & Festival Foods Fireworks
A great summer tradition continues when the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra returns to play at Portage's Pauquette Park for the 26th consecutive year on Saturday, June 30. Stick around for the great Festival Foods Fireworks display following the concert at 9:30pm.

Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or chair and enjoy Pepsi products while listening to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

Sponsor this event! Purchase premium seating with a table for eight and take in the concert between the willows. For sponsorship info, call the Portage Chamber at 608-742-6242.

Thank you to Festival Foods, Portage Tourism and the Business Improvement District for your major contributions toward this event!
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Looking for a Hot Deal? See our list?
Check out our Hot Deals webpage for deals our Chamber members are
offering. Have a Hot Deal of your own you want others to know about? Post
your deals on our webpage and join the Hot Deal brigade! There is no charge
for posting a Hot Deal, so post away!

If you have questions, call the Chamber office at 608-742-6242 to get started. Click here to see the specials that are currently running!
Free Summer Lunch Program
The Free Summer Lunch program is free to kids 18 and under and will be served Monday through Friday starting June 11 through August 31. There will be four locations serving lunches: The Portage Public Library from 11:15am to 11:45am; the Splash Pad at Goodyear Park from 11:10 to 11:35am; Lincoln Park from 11:45 to 12:05pm; and Sanborn Park from 12:20 to 12:40pm.

The meals, based upon USDA nutrition guidelines, must be eaten on site and no proof of income is needed. For more information, contact the UW-Extension at 608-742-9684.
Summer Library Program
The Summer Library Program (SLP) runs June 4 through July 26 with registration beginning Monday, June 4. Please see library flyers and the Children's Facebook page for more information on all Summer Library Program events.

All SLP events/programs are free. For more information, call the Portage Public Library, 253 W. Edgewater St., at 608-742-4949.
Anytime Fitness Summer Deals
Anytime Fitness is offering their Get the Summer Free promotion. The earlier you join the more you save! Student Summer Memberships are only $149 for the summer. See club for details. Valid at participating locations.

For more information, call Anytime Fitness, 2800 New Pinery Road, at 608-745-0250.
Our House Senior Living Hiring
Passionate Residential Care Assistants are needed to support residents with day-to-day activities including personal-cares, medication management, cleaning, cooking and facilitating group and individual activities. Openings are available for all shifts including casual, 2nd, overnight and weekends.

For more information, call Our House Senior Living, 2876 Village Road, at 608-745-0330.
Hamilton Bus Tour with Portage Center for the Arts
Hamilton Bus Tour - Travel by bus to the Chicago Theatre District for Hamilton: An American Musical on July 25.  Tour includes transportation and (adult only) ticket.  Enjoy lunch on your own prior to the 1:30pm matinee. Limited seating on a first-come basis.  No refunds after June 6. Call 742-5655 to reserve your seat.
Customer Appreciation Days at
Community Bank
Community Bank of Portage will be celebrating Customer Appreciation Days with free ice cream on Thursday, June 21 from 11am to 2pm and a free cook-out on Friday, June 22 from 11am to 1pm.

Community Bank of Portage is located at 2930 New Pinery Road.
Portage Lions Club fundraiser
The Portage Lions Club is raising money for a bubbler at the Splash Pad at Goodyear Park to provide refreshment to the kids and adults who frequent the park. The desired time frame for the install is next spring.

The picture at right gives an idea of what a the bubbler will look like; the lion will fit right in with the current Splash Pad water features. There will be a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Thursday, June 21 from 4pm to 7pm to raise money for the project. Donations can also be sent to the Lions' at PO Box 531.
Citywide Garage Sales
The Citywide Garage Sales will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9. Looking to get rid of that gym set you never used or old snowblower that you replaced with a new one? This is your chance!

View a list of local garage sales happening here.
Goodwill hiring Store Supervisor; Retail Associates
Goodwill is looking to hire a Retail Store Supervisor to spend most of the day on the sales floor working along side team members ensuring that Goodwill customers have a positive shopping experience. The Store Supervisor leads by example creating a positive team environment so that all employees have the opportunity to learn and grow in their jobs. For more details about the Store Supervisor position, click here.

Goodwill is also hiring Retail Store Associates.For details about this position, click here.
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Ribbon Cuttings
A ribbon cutting was held at The Rivers, 621 Latton Lane, to welcome this new business to Portage.

They are so excited to be a part of the Portage community! They look forward to serving you in their newly remodeled and updated assisted living and memory care buildings.

For more information, call 608-566-1500.

A ribbon cutting was held at Chamber member Ho-Chunk Gaming, S3214 County Road BD, Baraboo, to celebrate the grand re-opening of their casino following a large scale remodel project.

For more information, call Ho-Chunk Gaming at 608-356-6210.

A ribbon cutting was held at the Portage Rod & Gun Club, W10450 Highway 16, to welcome this new Chamber member.

They offer members full use of their outdoor pistol and rifle ranges, archery range, 4 trap stations, and skeet station. Trap and skeet are also available to the public. The clubhouse is well equipped for meetings, weddings, or other functions with ample seating for large groups, and a separate bar area complete with two wide-screen televisions.

For more information, call 608-742-6885.

A ribbon cutting was held at Alliant's Columbia Energy Center to celebrate the completion of their multi-million dollar Selective Catalytic Reduction System project.

For more information, call 1-800-862-6222.
A ribbon cutting was held at Wilz Hometown Pharmacy, 140 E. Cook Street, to welcome Larry Crowley as new owner.

The mission for the Hometown Pharmacies is to be a leading edge pharmacy and complementary health care services provider. They value their customers and are committed to providing them with personal service, education and convenience.

Join them for an open pharmacy forum every Wednesday night from 6pm to 7pm.

For more information, call 608-742-3545.
June Chamber Meetings & Events
6 Ribbon Cutting at Duck Creek Campground
13 Chamber Golf Outing at Portage Country Club 
19 Ribbon Cutting with Koss Virtual Assistant
30 Concert in the Park & Festival Foods Fireworks Celebration
Join a Service Club
Rotary - Meets Mondays at Noon at Dino’s Restaurant, 2900 New Pinery Rd.
Lions Club - Meets the 2 nd and 4 th Wednesdays at 5:30pm at Dino’s Restaurant, 2900 New Pinery Rd.
Kiwanis - Meets on Wednesdays at Noon at Pizza Ranch, 2905 New Pinery Rd.
Optimists - Meets on Tuesdays at 7am at Dino’s Restaurant, 2900 New Pinery Rd.
Elks - Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7pm; 4th Tuesday only during July and August
Women's Civic League - Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at Dino’s Restaurant, 2900 New Pinery Rd.
June Community Events
1-30 Historic Indian Agency House Quilt Exhibit
1-30 Art That Blooms at Portage Center for the Arts
5 Beefy Poetry Class & Open Mic Night at Suzy's Steak & Seafood
5 Chamber Business Luncheon at Alliant Columbia Energy 
5 Teen Movie at the Portage Library
7-9 Citywide Garage Sales
7 Teen Magic: Gathering Club at Library
7 GriefShare Support Group at United Methodist Church
8 Spirit of the Agency House Evening Tour
8 Teen Video Game Night at the Library
9 Carlisle Guy & NuBlu at Jack's Tap
9 Portage City Flea Market
10 Elks Flag Day Ceremony
11 -15 Children's Theatre Workshop at Portage Center for the Arts
11 -15 Vacation Bible School at St. John's Lutheran Church
11 American Legion Post #41 Annual Steak Fry at KC Hall
12 Teen Movie at the Library
1 3 Portage Chamber Golf Outing at Portage Country Club
14 Flag Day Event at Saddle Ridge Golf Course
14 Food Drive at Blau Chiropractic
14 'Smart' Cookie Sale at Divine Savior Healthcare
14 Griefshare Support Group at Portage United Methodist Church
15 Bingo at Our House Senior Living
15 Bingo at Rock N Wool Winery
16 Historic Indian Agency House Flag Day Celebration, Wisconsin Quilt Documentation Day and Quilt Appraisal Day
16 Daughters of the American Revolution Flag Day at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters
17 Bingo at the VFW
18-22 Children's Theatre Workshop at Portage Center for the Arts
19 Teen Movie Night at the Library
20 World Elder Abuse Day
21-22 Customer Appreciation Days at Community Bank of Portage
21 Lions Club Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch
21 Teen Magic: Gathering Club at the Library
21 Go Skateboarding Day at Portage Family Skatepark
22 Video Game QA Tester Presentation for Teens at Library
23 Pink Ribbon Angels Golf Outing at Saddle Ridge Golf Course
23 Portage Rod & Gun Club ATA Trapshoot
23 Childrens' Theatre Workshop Performance at Portage Center for the Arts
24 'Medicine in the Wisconsin Territory' presentation by Dr. William Hopkins at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters
25 Portage Sharing Supper at Wayne Bartels Middle School
26 Portage Area Community Fund Meeting at Portage Enterprise Center
26 Teen Movie at the Library
27 Coffee with Our House Senior Living
27 Endeavor Sharing Supper
29 Teen Pixel Art Perlers at Library
30 Concert in the Park Festival Foods Fireworks Celebration

Weekly Recurring Events
Portage Theatres Summer Movie Series, every Tuesday-Thursday at 10am
Concerts at the Portage, Every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at VFW
Beer Bucket Bingo at Jack's Tap every Monday at 6:30pm
Portage United Methodist Church Bible Study at Heritage House, Tuesdays at 10am
Portage United Methodist Church Worship Service at Heritage House, Tuesdays at 11am
Farmers Market at Commerce Plaza every Thursday from Noon to 5pm
Portage Elks serving burgers during Farmers Market every Thursday
Open Pharmacy Forum at Wilz Hometown Pharmacy, every Wednesday, 6pm-7pm

Portage Area Chamber of Commerce | 608-742-6242 | pacc@portagewi.com | www.portagewi.com
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