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  • How We Work

  • Our Mission Statement

    Mission: To promote and maintain a strong business community in the Fort Atkinson area.

    Vision: To be recognized as Jefferson County’s leading economy.


    Over 120 Years of Serving Area Businesses.

  • Picture of Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce BuildingThe Jefferson County Visitor Center in Downtown Fort Atkinson houses: 

    The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce offices, Fort Atkinson Tourism, and the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation offices. 

     

     

    Jefferson County Visitor Center

    Address: 244 N Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538


  • What is a Chamber? What is a Chamber?

    • A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program – working together to improve the economic, civic, and cultural well-being of the area.
    • The work of a Chamber is financed by the investment of the members who support it on the basis of their ability to pay and their interest in the progress of the area.
    • The Chamber of Commerce is composed of committee workers, directors, and officers who serve without pay. A Chamber executive and staff are the only paid employees.
    • A Chamber of Commerce helps to create job opportunities through stimulation of industrial and commercial growth. It seeks the improvement of community facilities such as streets, highways, parks, schools, marketing facilities and human resources.
  • Program of Work Program of Work

  • Economic Development Economic Development

    The Chamber promotes managed growth with vision and a diverse business base.

    • We promote transportation infrastructure improvement.
    • With the City government, we help to promote available commercial properties, including our business parks.
    • We sell Chamber Gift Certificates to promote local shopping.
    • We provide business development assistance:
      • Revitalization Loan Program
      • Encourage entrepreneurial ventures
      • City map & relocation guide
      • List of commercial property specialists

    Tourism Development Tourism Development

    The Chamber promotes tourism for economic benefit, community awareness and business opportunities.

    Workforce Development Workforce Development

    The Chamber works to attract, develop and retain a quality workforce.

    • New Teacher Welcome Breakfast for ALL schools in Fort Atkinson
    • Project LEAD (leadership academy programming)
    • 8th Grade Reality Check
    • High School Senior Portfolio Interviews
    • Lemonade Day (youth entrepreneurship programming)
    • Liaison-Business access to services
    • Career Fairs at MATC, UW-Whitewater and Fort Atkinson High School

    Government Relations Government Relations

    The Chamber is the voice for business. We advocate for our members and communicate on issues.

    • Candidate Forums
    • Running for Public Office Announcements
    • Legislative Luncheon
    • WMC Legislative Updates

    Community Development Community Development

    The Chamber works to promote, enhance and celebrate the community’s quality of life.

    • Build community pride through events:
      • Wedding Expo
      • Lemonade Day
      • Fort Farmers Market
      • River Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
      • Rhapsody Summer Music Festival & Downtown Extravaganza
      • Retail and recreational promotions year-round
      • Holiday Open House & Holiday Parade