• Chamber News

    Results Found: 26
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15th, 2019 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Amy Larson, Marketing Director rrdwimarketing@gmail.com 920-563-4415 For most, a warm coat solves a problem, being cold. But, for nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.” Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    FORT ATKINSON – (October 10, 2019) – Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) is pleased to recognize six team members for recently earning their Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation. To receive the CCUFC designation each team member completed a rigorous training program aimed at identifying member financial challenges, providing intervention and offering assistance not ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    Sharon Shenberger is CEO of Senior Health Insurance Connections.  As an independent broker, Sharon assists people going on, or already on, Medicare.She understands the complexity of Medicare and believes education is the starting point to choosing a plan.  Sharon is contracted with the top health plans, medical groups, pharmacies and hospitals, with a full suite of products to fit each ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    The Fort Atkinson restaurant scene continues to expand with diverse offerings for its residents and visitors. The latest addition is an authentic Mexican restaurant called La Cabana Mexican Grill, located at 213 Washington Street, in the Festival Foods plaza. The site has hosted other restaurants in the past, but owner Alvaro Cortes is eager to showcase what makes his restaurant different. In ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    A familiar face is back in Fort Atkinson, providing professional and compassionate legal services to clients across a range of elder law and estate planning practice areas. Attorney Julie Short is originally from Fort Atkinson where she used to practice with her father, John Short, and is scheduling appointments by request at The Fort Atkinson Club.  She is joined by partners, Brenda Haskins, a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    Residents who live outside city limits sometimes have difficulty finding reliable internet service. Edge Broadband exists to resolve that issue, providing affordable, reliable, high-speed internet in Whitewater, Elkhorn, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Delavan, Eagle, Palmyra, East Troy, and Milton. Locally owned and operated, the company does not require contracts or data caps for service, like many ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    An iconic building in Fort Atkinson’s historic downtown is now home to a furniture consignment shop and design studio, providing quality items for living and family rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms, as well as accessories such as lamps, benches and artwork. Proprietor Linda Rowe opened “Feather Your Nest” on South Main Street in April of this year, and traffic has been brisk.                     ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    Locally owned and operated, The View at Johnson Creek assisted living and memory care community has officially begun construction at the top of the hill just south of I-94 and east of Highway 26. They have recently joined the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce.  Projected to be completed late fall/end of winter, The View at Johnson Creek community will be divided into assisted living and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    Nicholas and Madeline Rome are husband-and-wife photographers living in Fort Atkinson with their three young children, and have recently joined the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce.   After 4 years of working out of their home, (their office was also their homeschool room!), the Romes have moved their business into the 3rd floor of the Creamery Building in historic downtown Fort ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    As part of its workforce development efforts, the UW-Whitewater Career and Leadership Development department has joined the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce. While its primary objective is to assist students with career planning and employment, the department also works closely with area employers to establish internships and provide recruiting services. Businesses can post their job ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    Saul Castillo, Manager of Midwest Steel Carports, recently joined The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce to introduce his products and services to residents in the surrounding area.  Founded in 2011, Midwest Steel Carports now has nearly 40 dealerships across Michigan and Wisconsin. Their products include barns, carports and garages, sheds and workshops, as well as some custom-designed ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    The Fort Atkinson Chamber’s newest member is not new to the business community. Hippychick Penny’s Soaps & Body Care has been selling products at Tuttle’s Hallmark store for the last three years, where the handcrafted soaps, lotions, scrubs, face and foot care have all attracted a loyal following. Owner Penny Langner spent 30 years as a hairstylist and is also a Certified Aromatherapist, a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    2019 Small Business Person of the YearPresented by President Ryan Klopcic – Fall Open House  Each year, the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes a small business chamber member on the basis of growth, staying power, business accomplishments, and community involvement.  Past presidents of the Chamber reviewed the nominations in August and selected this year’s winner.          The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    TOURISM COUNTS AWARD 2019Presented by Tourism Manager, Olivia Reinke  As the tourism manager for the chamber it is a great honor to recognize a strong industry partner with this award.           The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce “Tourism Counts” Award is presented to an individual, business, or organization who, by their leadership and efforts, have made a difference in the promotion ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    2019 Friend of the Chamber Award- Brandon Housley By Kelley Westphal  At the chamber you’ll often hear us talk about how lucky we are to have such wonderful members; and we appreciate the opportunity to honor some of them at this event. When the chamber staff sat down to discuss this year’s Friend of the Chamber Award, we were instantly reminded of how fortunate we are to have so many friends of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    Fort Chamber Welcomes Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC              A familiar face is back in Fort Atkinson, providing professional and compassionate legal services to clients across a range of elder law and estate planning practice areas. Attorney Julie Short is originally from Fort Atkinson where she used to practice with her father, John Short, and is scheduling appointments by request at The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    Fort Chamber Welcomes Sarahndipity Salon                   Located in historic downtown Fort Atkinson, Sarahndipidy Salon is named for proprietor Sarah McKinney, who first opened her business on Madison Avenue in 2013. After a business transfer to North Carolina, Sarah is now back in Fort Atkinson, offering a full-service salon at affordable prices.  Hair treatments include cuts, styles, and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    Thrivent Financial Joins Fort Chamber                   With a new office opening on 426 McMillen St in Fort Atkinson, Thrivent Financial representatives Michael Stade and Brian Dostalek look forward to assisting members with insurance and financial planning needs. As a not-for-profit organization on the Fortune 500 list, Thrivent Financial began as a fraternal benefit society for Lutherans. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Madison College-Fort Atkinson announces testing and registration dates for free ESL classes  FORT ATKINSON, Wis. – Madison College-Fort Atkinson will again be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes this fall. To enroll in ESL classes, students are required to attend one Testing Session and one Advising & Registration Session.   Testing Sessions:Thursday, Sept. 26: 11 a.m.-4 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Sunday, September 01, 2019
    Fort Chamber Celebrates Chamber of Commerce Month  Wisconsin’s 267 local chambers of commerce vary from village to town to city, but they play an important role in the state. Whether they focus on advocacy, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurship, young professionals, workforce or organizing community events, local chambers should be recognized for their efforts.That is why Gov. Tony ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Vendors Sought for Fort Holiday Market            The Fort Atkinson Farmers Market, a program of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for food and arts vendors who wish to participate in the annual Holiday Farmers and Art Market, December 7, throughout downtown Fort Atkinson. Vendors are expected to sell between 9:00am and 3:00pm ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    The Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce welcomes AC Business Media as a new member.   Located on the fifth floor of the Creamery Building in historic downtown Fort Atkinson, AC Business Media provides manufacturers, dealers, and marketing technology providers the opportunity to reach a targeted audience in a content-driven product. With an array of advertising options and marketing ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed eTree, LLC,as its newest member.             Owner Nicholas Collins has created a one-stop shop for everything a new business needs to get up and running efficiently; from internet, phones, point of sale systems, ATM’s, security services and cameras, payroll processing, IT Management, tax reporting and more.             eTree also ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Lucas Molloy, Project Manager of Race Day Events, as a new member.  Founded in 2006 and based in Fitchburg, Race Day Events produces, manages and assists with over 300 events ranging from small 5Ks to large, multi-day bike rides, to Ironman, and will be organizing the Griffin Ford Fort 14 in Fort Atkinson in 2019. The business purchased ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Lemonade Day Launches in Fort Atkinson   Picture a spring setting in a small Wisconsin city in which over 50 new businesses are launched in a single day, triggering massive support from the community, an influx of shoppers, and a heightened awareness of the entrepreneurial mindset.  That is what is about to happen on Saturday, May 4, in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and the city encourages everyone ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release, Economic
    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc.  Announces 2021 and 2022 Show Locations  Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. (WFTD) has announced that the 2021 show will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park and the 2022 show will be held in Clark County. The show, which is the largest outdoor farm show in Wisconsin, is proud to continue the 60 year plus tradition.  There were two sites under ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release