• News for Community

    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: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    On Thursday, September 5th, A.J. Nino Amato, an advisory board member from We Are Many:  United Against Hate, will be the guest speaker at the Unity Project’s monthly meeting.   Mr. Amato will be discussing a book he co-authored,Today’s Hidden Racism:  A Polite Apartheid. In this book, he shares the findings of a thoughtful investigation and uncovers the veiled racism of “racial disparities” ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    Fort Chamber Celebrates National Farmers Market Week            The US Department of Agriculture recently released a proclamation making August 4-10, 2019  National Farmers Market Week with the goal to increase awareness of the role local farmers markets play in creating healthy communities and in building prosperity among farmers and small businesses.             The Fort Farmers Market began as ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Farm Technology Days Brings Farming Community Together During Tough TimesJohnson Creek, Wis. – July 29, 2019 – Three years of planning, one host farm, 1,500 volunteers, and over 600 exhibitors in a 70-acre field created a magnificent view and well-run show for the 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. The show took place on the same site it did 35 years ago when it was hosted by the late ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, July 05, 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: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 05, 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: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, July 05, 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: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    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
    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
    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
    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