• News for Community

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Take your Child to Work Day – April 25 The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee encourages chamber members to participate in this year’s “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” Thursday, April 25th. Slated for the fourth Thursday in April, this annual event is an educational opportunity to give kids a glimpse of the working world and introduce them to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Opportunities, Inc., in collaboration with Wisconsin Regional Training Program (WRTP)/Big Step, is pleased to announce the rollout of a new Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship. The Wisconsin Apprenticeship System has selected Opportunities, Inc. as an approved site and sponsor. This program is a State of Wisconsin registered apprenticeship designed to provide real world, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Friday, March 22, 2019
                                                                                  For Immediate Release Jefferson County Literacy Council                                                                                                              March 21, 2019218 Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson                                                                              Stacey Meacham – ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Fort Chamber to Host Facebook Live Candidate ForumArea residents are invited to “meet” the Fort Atkinson City Council and School Board candidates via Facebook Live, through a candidate forum hosted by the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 26, beginning at noon.The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee decided to try this new format in hopes of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    A new art studio has opened its doors in historic downtown Fort Atkinson with a mission to create a safe, communal space for all kinds of artists - from beginners to professionals - to express their creative sides, spend time with family and friends, and have fun.              Proprietor Cindy Gerard knows a thing or two about art, having been an Art Teacher for over 20 years. “Whether you’re a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    Madison College is now accepting registrations for spring non-credit courses, which offer hands-on learning in a variety of areas. The following courses are being offered at the Fort Atkinson campus:  Apple Device Basics, #64342Saturdays, March 9-16, 9-11:30 a.m.Bring a fully charged iPhone or iPad, and learn to adjust settings, increase battery life, use cellular data more efficiently, compose ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Lemonade Day is Coming to Fort AtkinsonLemonade Day is Coming to Fort Atkinson  The City of Fort Atkinson is joining 76 other cities across the globe to implement National Lemonade Day, Saturday, May 4.  Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business through a familiar model - a lemonade stand. Since 2007, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Executive Director Stephanie Sayles estimated that about 200 people made their way to the RiverStone Premier early Friday evening for a combination open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility, formerly Central Coast restaurant and dance club in the Robert Klement Business Park on Fort Atkinson’s south side, has been renovated into an event/banquet facility that eventually will open as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Fort Farmers Market sets Winter Market DatesThe Fort Atkinson Farmers Market, a program of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, is happy to announce the Winter Market will again take place in 2019. Set for the first Saturday of each month (January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6) at the Fort Atkinson Club, the market will be held from 9:00am until 12:00pm and feature fresh produce, home ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    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
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Atkinson has announced plans to become its own local community organization called Badgerland After School Enrichment (BASE) and end its affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America. In Fort Atkinson, Boys and Girls Club programs are in session at the four public elementary schools from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the school year. There ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    For Investments from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 Each year, the Chamber assesses business growth in the city by calculating financial investments from new construction, major renovations, or additions to existing facilities.  And business is still booming in Fort Atkinson.   2018 is definitely the year of the restaurant, and thanks to these industrious entrepreneurs, Fort Atkinson ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article