Monday, June 30, 2008

Sun Prairie Businesses Participate in Dane Buy Local Program

Dane Buy Local announced the debut of the first Dane Buy Local directory, a guide to more than 300 local, independently owned businesses. Several Sun Prairie businesses participate in this program, including:

Dane Buy Local is a coalition of local independent businesses, community groups and citizens working together to support a healthy community economy. The mission is to mobilize resources in Madison and the surrounding area, engage the total community in the process of economic renewal and inspire each other to take action. Business members must be located in Dane County, be at least 51% locally owned, and have the local ability to make purchasing decisions.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sun Prairie Transportation Businesses Keep Wisconsin On the Move

WTMJ in Milwaukee and report that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has contracted with Sun Prairie's Prairie Land Towing to provide 24/7 emergency services to the "crossover" section of I-94 until the road is fully open.

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Kobussen Bus Company in Sun Prairie will provide the shuttle services for this year's Rhythm and Booms fireworks celebration in Madison this Saturday (June 28th). More than 250,000 people attend this event each year.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New UW Clinic to Open in Sun Prairie June 30th (Sun Prairie Star)

The growth of the healthcare industry in Sun Prairie continues. UW Health will open their new 16,000 square foot clinic located off Highways C and 19 on Monday June 30th. The new clinic offers the space needed to accommodate Sun Prairie's growing population will replace their Main Street location.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mike McCarthy Named the 2008 Spokesman for Fan-4-Ever

Fan-4-Ever, Inc. is proud to announce that Mike McCarthy, Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, is the 2008 spokesman for Fan-4-Ever. Fan-4-Ever, is a sports memorabilia retail store located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Monday, June 23, 2008

President of Sun Prairie's Allied Industries to Present at Entrepreneurs' Conference

Sun Prairie's Stuart Anders of Allied Industries LLC will be a keynote speaker at Thursday June 26th's "Catch the Culture: A 7 Rivers Regional Inventors & Entrepreneurs Rendezvous" from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Anders' inventions are a part of the Sears Craftsman tool line and have sold over of one million items. At the event Anders will share his experiences in turning an idea into a marketable item starting as a young apprentice in his father's woodworking shop through his unique career path as an industrial arts teacher, helicopter pilot, and leotard and swimwear designer.

Event details:

WHAT: "Catch the Culture: A 7 Rivers Regional Inventors & Entrepreneurs Rendezvous," providing a regional forum for new and existing business owners to share ideas and connect with like-minded people.

WHEN: 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 26th. A program with speakers begins at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Cleary Alumni & Friends Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

ADMISSION: The event is free and open to the public. To register, contact a local inventors and entrepreneurs club or call the UW-L Small Business Development Center at (608) 785-8783.

MORE INFO: For more information, including a list of clubs, visit

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Wisconsin Distributors, Inc. Helps Anheuser-Busch Help Wisconsin Flood Victims

Anheuser-Busch, the giant beer company, has given Wisconsin flood victims 2,150 cases of -- drinking water. The water, about 51,600 cans, came in response to a call from the American Red Cross in Wisconsin.

It was shipped to Wisconsin Distributors in Sun Prairie, a local wholesaler for the St. Louis-based brewer. Sun Prairie based Wisconsin Distributors is assisting the American Red Cross to get clean drinking water to relief centers in Madison, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, La Crosse and Milwaukee.

"It's important for communities to pull together and lend a helping hand, and Anheuser-Busch is proud to provide drinking water to these people in need," said Peter Kraemer, vice president of operations for the brewer.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June in Sun Prairie: Taste of the Arts, O'Keeffe, Cannery Square Block Party, Strawberry Fest and More

Taste of the Arts Fair

The 27th Annual Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair will be held Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at Sheehan Park, Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie. Event hours are 9 am - 4 pm and feature a variety of hand-crafted items and fine arts by artists from around the state of Wisconsin. Entertainment and 'how to' demonstrations will be included and, specialty foods by local and area restaurants and vendors will be featured in our "taste" of the arts event!

Georgia O'Keeffe Celebration

Sun Prairie's 7th Annual Georgia O'Keeffe Celebration is also on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at the Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Drive - right across the street from the Taste of the Arts Fair! Activities including performances and tours start at 10:30 a.m.

Cannery Square Block Party

Come celebrate downtown Sun Prairie on Saturday June 21st from Noon until 7:00 p.m. at the annual Cannery Square Block Party right across from City Hall. There will be food, activities for kids, a beer garden and live music featuring Ken Lonnquist, Universal Sound, and Little Vito and the Torpedoes.

Strawberry Fest

The 27th Annual Strawberry Fest will be held on June 21st-22nd at the Colonial Club. Activities will include a 5K and 10K road race, Strawberry Waffle breakfast, bake sale, craft fair, skateboarding clinic and races, art cart, talent show and more.

Weekly Races at Angell Park Speedway

Angell Park Speedway plays host to the longest running weekly midget racing show in the country on its third mile clay oval. It is also home to the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Located in downtown Sun Prairie, WI Angell Park's races run every Sunday night from mid-May through Labor Day weekend. Angell Park Speedway features the cars and stars of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association, extending the long-standing tradition.