Chamber News

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Monday, January 24, 2022
FCCU Distributes $300,000 to Members through Member Loyalty Cash Program  FORT ATKINSON, WI— (January 20, 2022) Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) continues to strive to put every member in a better financial position. This means offering lower interest rates on loans, lower fees, higher savings dividends, and an overall better member experience.   Recently the FCCU board of directors ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 24, 2022
What do you do professionally, and what do you love most about your career? My name is Nova Jiongco, and I am the owner of Crimson Salon and Spa located on Madison Avenue.  What I love most about my career is being in the beauty industry!  It is an industry near and dear to my heart because I love helping others feel their best.  I also get to surround myself with co-workers that share the ...read more
Monday, January 24, 2022
There is nothing like a worldwide pandemic to disrupt business and drive changes in consumer behavior. A number of hot topics have emerged in the insurance industry, ranging from higher deductibles to the need for cyber security and terrorism insurance riders.   To provide an update on these trends, the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch and learn business seminar on ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, January 24, 2022
FORT ATKINSON, Wis.  Shared workspace launches on the 4th floor of the historic Creamery Building in downtown Fort. The 16,000 square foot space welcomes business owners and remote workers to rent private desks and private offices starting on February 1, 2022. Members of the space will have access to high speed wifi, fresh coffee, printing services, conference rooms, podcasting, marketing and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Ruby Rose Gallery, located inside the Cambridge Galleria at 214 W Main Street, has joined the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce. Ruby Rose Gallery features “gifts from the Earth” including jewelry, mineral specimens, crystals, home décor, stone lighting (luminaries), and other natural products, locally sourced and worldwide. Their intent is to educate and share the beauty, peace and joy of ...read more
Categories: New Chamber Member
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — The Fort Atkinson City Council Tuesday voted to approve a referendum question asking voters whether or not to increase the tax levy for the City of Fort Atkinson to fund the hiring of six additional full-time firefighter/paramedics, six full-time firefighter/EMTs and two full-time police officers. The referendum comes in response to increasing calls for service and ...read more
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Applications Due by March 31st  The Fort Atkinson Woman's Club will again award its annual scholarship to an adult who is returning to education and who is planning to begin or continue a college or vocational technical program.  The recipient of the grant would be working toward an associate's or bachelor's degree. The tuition grant of $1000 will be paid directly to the campus selected by the ...read more
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce the Best Western Plus in Jefferson as its newest member. This brand new, 57-room hotel, completed in April 2021, held its grand opening last June to help meet the need for lodging with increased events at the Jefferson County Fair Park and surrounding areas.  Guests can enjoy an open buffet with a full complimentary hot ...read more
Categories: New Chamber Member
Monday, January 10, 2022
January 10th, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Larson Rock River Dental, Fort Atkinson, WI rrdwimarketing@gmail.com 920-563-4415 Rock River Dental Hosts Free Dental Care Day for Underserved Children February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), and to honor the occasion, Rock River Dental is participating in Give Kids A Smile Day on Friday, February 4th,  2022. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 07, 2022
The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties was the recipient of generous funds generated at the Magic on Jones Avenue event held on December 17th at Jones Market in Fort Atkinson. Ebert generously donated $750 of his proceeds from pictures with Santa to the United Way, and Broege presented United Way with a donation of $547 from Jones Market’s sales of hot chocolate & cookies at the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 07, 2022
When Rainbow Hospice Care first opened the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center (IPC) in March of 2011, the idea of building a comforting space for families to gather outdoors was not something it envisioned nor had the funds to pursue. Over time, however, it became more apparent that people visiting loved ones at the state-of-the-art Johnson Creek facility would benefit greatly from an outdoor ...read more
Thursday, January 06, 2022
The last two years have been a real challenge for most of us, personally and professionally. We dare to hope that our businesses will finally “get back to normal,” that the weight of uncertainty will be lifted, and we’ll have a clear vision of the future. It’s important to remain optimistic, but the reality is that 2022 is still going to hold a certain amount of volatility for most business ...read more
Monday, January 03, 2022
Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Kline to VP Finance and Accounting. Kline, who previously served as Controller, will be succeeding Rick Austin, who is retiring after serving seven (7) years as FCCU’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In true cooperative spirit, Kline will seek guidance and mentorship from other credit union CFO leaders in pursuit of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Monday, January 03, 2022
Rick Austin, Chief Financial Officer of Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU), will retire from his position effective January 15, 2022 after over 30 years of service to the organization. Josh Kline has been named to succeed him and has been promoted to VP Finance and Accounting.Austin joined the FCCU Board of Directors in March of 1991 and served on the board until September of 2012. Following his ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 03, 2022
Electronic Technologies International and American Cable and Harness put a little twist on the traditional Holiday Party by having a “Pie in the Face” contest to raise money for the Jefferson County Humane Society.  Employees got the chance to buy a ticket and cast their vote on which manager got a pie in the face.  One lucky employee also got the chance to be the pie “thrower.”  Purchasing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 03, 2022
Those looking for a late-night ride in Jefferson County and surrounding areas now have another resource to call. Joshua Harrington, owner of JJ Taxi Service, is the newest member of the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce.  Harrington, a Fort Atkinson native, founded the business in 2021. His primary service area is to Jefferson County and Rock County destinations. JJ Taxi Service provides general ...read more
Categories: New Chamber Member
Friday, December 31, 2021
After being part of the FCCU Operations team for nearly 19 years, Nancy Olson has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2021. Olson joined FCCU in February 2003 as a teller at the Fort Atkinson-Main Branch. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Operations team where she has served members by performing back-office duties. Over the years she has enjoyed volunteering in the communities FCCU ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Those looking for puppy training, obedience, and assistance with solving their dog behavior issues now have another local resource to call. Valkyrie Dog Training and Services, founded in 2021, is the newest member of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce. Owner Rose Mansavage builds better relationships between dogs and their owners.  Last year, Mansavage bred a litter of German Shepherds. ...read more
Categories: New Chamber Member
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Coffee drinkers may be surprised to learn that the United States has seen a significant rise in tea consumption, making it the most popular beverage in the country today. The Chai House, a new business in the Fort Atkinson area, is an importer and online retailer of loose-leaf tea and related tea products from the Republic of Georgia, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. They also handcraft a proprietary ...read more
Categories: New Chamber Member
Friday, October 15, 2021
Each year, the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes a small business person on the basis of growth, staying power, business accomplishments, and community involvement.   In 2020, we presented this same award virtually to Erin Patterson of Paddy Coughlin’s Pub. Erin was nominated last year for her perpetual enthusiasm in cross-promoting other small businesses and her creativity in ...read more
Friday, October 15, 2021
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 and development of tourism in our area. The name of the award reflects the tourism commissions’ desire to impress upon the community that tourism does count in the bigger economic picture, and that ...read more
Friday, October 15, 2021
By now, we are all familiar with the word “pivot,” and many of us have learned exactly what it means to re-invent our business practices in the midst of this new normal. Our chamber was no different, and our first big challenge was to reconfigure our farmer market, now in its 19th year. Deemed an essential business, we felt it was important to continue this weekly program of connecting people to ...read more