"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

-John Keating
This past week I received an email from my first grader's teacher, Mrs. Marzahl [love her] with a special invitation for the littles in her classroom to select a word that they would like to focus on this year. Attached to the email was a WORD OF THE YEAR IDEAS list to help my daughter select the word she would carry with her in 2021. What a fun idea, I thought! So, for the good of the group, I have included this list for each of us to peruse, ponder and possibly select a word that we can position as a beacon, a mantra or a reminder.
Did you select a word? Did you write it down? Did you say it out loud?

If you took the time to choose a word, take the time to remember it. Write it on a post it. Print it on some of that copy paper you have left over from your 'Tis the Season' snowflakes. Get crazy and find an Etsy project or simply bedazzle every article of clothing to keep your hand picked word top of mind.

DISCLAIMER: Your one little word has the potential to do big things!

I appreciate that one email has inspired my entire household to think about a word for 2021. The result? Two household members are still seriously considering their options. My six year old has chosen EXPLORE. My nine year old has selected FINISH. And for me? I have selected FEARLESS.
I'd love to know what word you are considering or have confidently selected!
And as I wait to hear from you, I will leave you with a funny little message I saw courtesy of Facebook...
Be mindful. Find joy. Believe in kindness.
And of course, keep sanitizing!

The Elkhorn Chamber
Submitted by Kate Abbe
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Spring Food Truck Festival
May 22, 2021
10am - 4pm

Saturdays on the Square
May 29th - Sept 4th, 2021
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm

Elkhorn Ribfest
July 15th - 18th, 2021
Juried Craft Show

Corn & Brat Days
July 30th & 31st, 2021
Friday: 11am-7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

August 13th - 15th, 2021
Juried Event

Elkhorn Oktoberfest
Serving the Elkhorn, WI area for 15 years, trust our professionals to think outside of the box to provide you with the best solutions, friendliest service, and a job that's done right the first time.

Our residential services include:
  • Landscaping
  • Snow Removal
  • Excavating
  • Christmas Lights
  • Brick Pavers
  • Retaining Walls
  • Irrigation

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is bringing the program to this area. Eric Russow, who leads the DFCI with his wife, Bernadette, said when they learned about the program, it was too good of an
opportunity to pass up.

The new year brings a fresh start for fans of arts-and-entertainment as Young Auditorium announces its expanded spring schedule. Whether you’re looking to be a guest in our live audience, or you
prefer our virtual entertainment alternatives, Young Auditorium has a spring season FILLED with great options for ALL performing arts lovers!

You are not alone, our community thrives together.

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The pandemic has changed recruiting but the workforce system is still here to help you find the talent that you need. We’re hosting a Click Thru Job Fair on January 27, 2021 as part of a statewide, unified approach to let job seekers know that there is still opportunity available in their local areas! 

There is No Cost to employers, and nothing to do, other than provide me with a flier!  
Introduction to Digital Marketing for Small Businesses and Startups - Full Course
Participants will learn the following and more: Building a powerful website, how to create a Google Ad, designing Facebook ads, creating LinkedIn pages/Facebook pages/Twitter pages, developing YouTube channels, and much more. 

Special offer to Elkhorn Chamber members through January 31st, 2021. 

A course like this would typically cost $3,000+. The price for the course is $399 with a special $200 discount to help out small businesses in the area so the net price will be $199 through January 31st at 11 pm. Dave Gee is confident that small businesses will grow their business from the course that he will provide a 100% money-back guarantee. If you complete the entire course and your business doesn't grow you get your money back no questions asked.

Here is the link to the discount code and the course. 
Getting the right amount of sleep will help you live a healthy lifestyle. Your body needs a good sleep-wake balance to function well. When you sleep well your mind and body renews itself to take on another day

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.

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