Monday, January 31, 2011

Recommended Contacts for Wisconsin Cheeseman Inquiries

We have received multiple contact requests requesting information on either the business units or real estate currently for sale with the announcement of the pending closure of the Wisconsin Cheeseman. We recommend the following contacts as appropriate.

For inquries regarding individual business units, contact:

Paul Ossa, COO
Wisconsin Food Gift Co. DBA: Wisconsin Cheeseman
Ph: (608)837-5166 *488
possa@wifoodgift.com (e-mail is often the fastest way to reach Mr. Ossa)

For inquries regarding Real Estate for sale, contact:

Damon Root CCIM Vice President
616-301-9800 (O) 616-723-1027 (C) 616-301-9600 (F)
3347 Eagle Run Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our View: Join the party (Sun Prairie Star, Dane County)

Our View: Join the party - Dane County Celebrates its 175th Anniversary in 2011
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=6723&SectionID=5&SubSectionID=5&S=1

The official Dane County 175th Anniversary website:
http://www.danecounty175.org/

Blogger's Note: Here's looking at a chance for Sun Prairie area businesses to help celebrate. What anniversary is your business celebrating this year? Any employees celebrating a milestone anniversary? e-mail me at nstechschulte[at]cityofsunprairie.com.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Liberty Square Commons to Hold Open House Sat. 1/29 from 11am - 3pm

There is a BIG OPEN HOUSE this Saturday from 11-3 at Liberty Square. It is for all businesses in Liberty Square. They will have ESPN, Bucky Badger, tons of give-aways, Sassy Cow ice cream, food, and a silent auction with the money raised going to support Sunshine Place. Go check out the new Liberty Square this weekend!

Royle Printing Plans Employee Activities for Super Bowl Week (Sun Prairie Star)

Royle Printing Plans Employee Activities for Super Bowl Week

Blogger's Note: Any other Sun Prairie businesses out there has any big plans for the Super Bowl? Send me a note, a photo, anything showing how your business is supporting the Green Bay Packers as we head into the big game!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Wind Power Happy Hour Returns to Sun Prairie for 2011

The Wind Power Happy Hour is back for our first meeting of 2011 on Thursday February 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.! We're pleased to announce that the City of Sun Prairie and the Wisconsin Wind Works Alliance will once again be working together to host these events around the State of Wisconsin.

We'll be at Cannery Grill at 315 E. Linnerud Drive in Downtown Sun Prairie once again.

Our company spotlight will be imc DataWorks. Our speaker will be Mr. Paul Nylander.

Our industry presenter will be from Wisconsin Wind Works to talk about the general state of the wind industry manufacturing supply chain in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Wind Works Alliance, and the upcoming AWEA trade show this may. Some partnering companies already participating in the Alliance may also be presenting and available for questions.

RSVP's are due back by Wed. Feb. 2nd.

Click here to RSVP:


Contact Neil Stechschulte at the City of Sun Prairie for additional information: nstechschulte[at]cityofsunprairie.com or (608) 825-0894.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bohling & Sons Plumbing & Heating ends business after 65-plus years (Sun Prairie Star)


Bohling & Sons Plumbing & Heating ends business after 65-plus years
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=52&ArticleID=6743

Blogger's Note: Congratulations to Bohling & Sons for serving Sun Prairie for more than 65 years. Our best wishes to Jim on his health, and hopes for enjoying a bit of retirement.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sun Prairie Financial Gurus Moving Up in Dane County (Sun Prairie Star)

Greg Callin joins Starion Financial's Middleton bank as senior vice president
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=6687&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=50&S=1



Blogger's Note: Heather gets the nod since she's already here in Sun Prairie, but a word to Starion Financial...we want Greg and Leslie back so open a branch here!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wisconsin Cheeseman May Close (Various)


Wisconsin Cheeseman could close, meaning loss of 100 jobs (Sun Prairie Star)
http://www.sunprairiestaronline.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=6745

Wisconsin Cheeseman on the chopping block, along with 100 jobs (Madison.com)
http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/article_b2cbd158-24f1-11e0-9561-001cc4c002e0.html

Blogger's Note: The City of Sun Prairie continues to work with the management at the Wisconsin Cheeseman as they evaluate options as to the future of the business as well as the two facilities they operate in the City. Updates will be posted on this blog as they become available.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Council approves New Perspective development pact (Sun Prairie Star)

Council approves New Perspective development pact
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=50&ArticleID=6718&TM=49679.41

The Sun Prairie City Council approved a development agreement between the city and Lighthouse Acquisition Group, an agent for New Perspective Senior Living, to develop a 140 unit senior housing complex at the corner of Linnerud Drive and South Bristol Street.

The project will be developed on five acres of land using 50 congregate care, 50 assisted living, and 40 memory care for a total of 140 units.

Edina, Minnesota-based NPSL has developed or acquired senior housing campuses totaling more than $100 million, with ownership or management interests in 830 units in 12 different communities across four states – Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

New Perspectives Senior Living’s Lighthouse of West Bend, featuring Independent & Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short Term Stay, is set to open in fall (rendering courtesy New Perspectives Senior Living).

The facility will include a full-service kitchen to serve three meals per day; a barber and beauty shop, fitness facility, bistro, library/computer room, office space for employees serving the entire facility; common maintenance and housekeeping storage for the entire facility; a pub and dance studio with above-ground and below ground parking.

Novaczyk said then he anticipated breaking ground in April or May with an anticipated completion of May 2012.

Using NPSL figures of an average number of 25 workers on the project for the 12-month duration, and average wages of $50,000 to $80,000 based on their trade, that creates an economic impact of $1.625 million based on a $60,000 average salary – which will create another impact downtown and more demand for retail and food service to serve those workers.

In addition, Ryan Companies – which will develop the property for NPSL — purchases many goods and services from the community’s businesses during its construction projects. Ryan Companies is currently constructing the new Hilldale Target Store and will begin construction as that project nears completion.

An economic impact analysis prepared for aldermen by NPSL indicates its construction value will be $11.2 million based on $80,000 per unit for 140 units. A pro-rated amount would generate $252,000 in taxes, according to the NPSL analysis. Part of the development agreement requires the city to cap the assessed value per unit at $60,000 from 2013-19, then at $64,000 from 2020-21, then at $68,000 in 2022, followed by $72,000 per unit assessments in 2023 and $76,000 per unit assessment caps in 2024.

In addition, the 75 to 100 people employed at the facility will generate an additional $1.4 million in new jobs in Sun Prairie when the facility is completed and fully staffed, Novaczyk said.


Blogger's Note: This should be a great project for downtown and all of Sun Prairie. It's been two years in the making, and its great to have it moving forward.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sun Prairie Makes its Mark on Social Media Breakfast Madison (Sumbitted by Neil Stechschulte)

Actually, its Social Media Breakfast Madison, and yes I may have taken some artistic license with the logo. In any case, Sun Prairie was well represented at today's Social Media Breakfast (Madison), where 150 people signed up to hear Eric Gohs from Land's End talk about their social media strategy. If you're on Twitter, search for the hashtag #smbmadison for highlights of Eric's presentation.

The Sun Prairie connection was present in several ways. Tony Rodriguez (@madcityads on Twitter) works for Suttle Straus, is a Sun Prairie resident, and he is one of the key organizers of this monthly networking group that meets to discuss how social media is effectively used by businesses. Ellie Humphrey (@E_Humphrey on Twitter) is a marketing professional for Broadcast Interactive Media, and she also helps out with the organization SMB meetings.

At least two Sun Prairie businesses were there as well, Cupcakes-a-go-go (@cupcakes_a_gogo on Twitter) and Golden Days Bakery


Even better, freelance journalist Julie Henning (@RoadTripsFreeMe on Twitter) will be working on an article for the Sun Prairie Star that talks about the Social Media Breakfast series.
UPDATE: (Follow up article in the Sun Prairie Star)

Tweeting: Now for the birds and area businesses online
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=129&ArticleID=6870

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Badger Midget Auto Racing Returns to Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie Star)

Midgets return to Angell Park

Blogger's Note: 10 of the 20 races scheduled for 2011 will be at Angell Park. Welcome back racers and race fans.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Quick Resource Guide to Wisconsin's Economic Development Policy (Various)

Several of Governor Walker's initiatives were the direct result of analysis done earlier in 2010, and provide insight as to where things are headed for the State of Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Competitiveness Study Results (WEDA.org)
http://www.weda.org/be-bold-wisconsin

Be Bold Report: Wisconsin can emerge from its economic crisis (WTN News)
http://wistechnology.com/articles/8106/

Competitive Wisconsin Applauds Governor Walker's Reform of the Department of Commerce (Competitive Wisconsin)
http://www.competitivewi.com/site/Viewer.aspx?iid=30016&mname=Article&rpid=6014

Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. Praises Governor Walker’s Support of Business: Illinois tax hikes could attract businesses to Wisconsin (Competitive Wisconsin)
http://www.competitivewi.com/site/Viewer.aspx?iid=30037&mname=Article&rpid=6014

Wisconsin 1, Illinois 0 (Wall Street Journal)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703583404576080171637099928.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Area Businesses Doing Their Part to Help Those Less Fortunate (Sun Prairie Star)

Sunshine Supper gears up for first meal in new location, January 17
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=129&ArticleID=6656

For additional information on the Sunshine Supper, click here.

Blogger's Note: On Sunday, Jan. 16, the committee is hosting an open house of the new space from 2-4 p.m. The entire community is invited to see the new space at the Wisconsin Cheeseman building on Broadway Drive.


Now Faith Development's Thrift Store aims to aid local community residents
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=52&ArticleID=6686&TM=38602.86

Blogger's Note: This is located at the former Hanley Company site at 633 W. Main St.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Business education program announced for Dane County high school students (Sun Prairie Star)

Business education program announced for Dane County high school students (Full Article)
http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=52&ArticleID=6693

The Wisconsin Business World program has announced it is partnering with Dane County high schools to host a one-day session on business and entrepreneurship for high school students.

The Mini Business World program will take place on Thursday, Feb. 17 at Promega Corporation in Madison.

Students from any of Dane County’s 20 high schools are able to attend with encouragement from their business education teachers and parents’ approval.

Students will form an imaginary “company” to create a product and develop a business plan for their company. They will hear from guest speakers and participate in various business competitions.

Wisconsin Business World is produced by the WMC Foundation, which is the educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and is designed to teach high school students about the importance of the free enterprise system.

Interested students should inquire with their business education teacher at school, or can contact the Business World office at (888) 276-7953 or http://www.wibusinessworld.org/ for additional information.

Harms Insurance Group Representatives Achieve Certifications (Sun Prairie Star)


The designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) has been conferred upon Nicole Waerzeggers, CISR (Photo Left), and LuAnne Wood, CISR (Photo Right), of Harms Insurance Group in Sun Prairie, after their successful completion of five, one-day courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations.

The CISR Program, available to insurance professionals in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is distinguished from other programs of its kind by an annual continuing education requirement, which ensures that designees stay current on the important policy changes and trends within the industry.

Nicole and Lu Anne are to be commended on their dedication to professionalism as evidenced by the completion of the CISR designation and their commitment to continuing education.

The CISR designation is awarded by the Society of CISR, a not-for-profit organization and member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s premier provider of insurance and risk management education.

This year, the Society of CISR celebrates its 21st anniversary with over 77,500 participants in the Program and more than 26,000 individuals holding the CISR designation.

Click here for more information on Harms Insurance Group.

Est marks 25th anniversary at the Bank of Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie Star)


Est works as supervisor for the Teller Department. She is responsible for overseeing the daily department operations and personnel.

An active member of the community, Est has been involved with the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry since it was established in 1993 and currently serves as vice president. She also is a liaison between the Sunshine Place Board and the Food Pantry.

Est is a past participant of Chamber of Commerce Leadership Sun Prairie and remains involved in the program as a committee member.

Est and her husband, Bob, reside in Sun Prairie. They have six children, their spouses and 13 grandchildren.

Blogger's Note: Congratulations Carol!

ONE Plus Architecture Expanding to Include Photographic Art Studio and Gallery (ONE Plus Architecture)

Joe Powelka, local architect and president of ONE Plus Architecture, is expanding the ONE Plus companies to include ONE Plus Art. The current slow market for architecture has allowed Joe time to turn back the clock thirty-five years to re-explore a passion from his college years - color.

While in graduate school he studied painting using acrylic paint and canvas to explore how color affects our perceptions. Today, using tools not available then (digital cameras, personal computers and photographic software), Joe is combining his interest in color with an interest in native plants, gardening and the natural world around us. Through color and layout manipulation, he is able to create photos not found in nature, reveals hidden backgrounds and generates a depth of field not apparent in the original photograph.

The resulting photographic art is viewable is available for sale at his new studio and gallery at 113 West Main, Sun Prairie (which also serves as his architectural studio). While Joe has a web site up and running (oneplusart.com), the site is in an introductory holding pattern until he can add many new examples of additional works scheduled to be completed within the next two months. Call for additional information at (608) 837-8022.

Blogger's Note: A welcome addition to the cultural resources in Downtown Sun Prairie.

Update: Powelka's ONE Plus Art offers artistic flair for sale (Sun Prairie Star)

Friday, January 14, 2011

WPPI Energy and Sun Prairie Utilities in the News (Various)

Thilly: Outgoing head of WPPI Energy sees bright future for clean energy (WisBusiness.com)

WPPI Energy announces new Chief Executive Officer (WPPI Energy Press Release)

Blogger's Note: Michael Peters will begin his tenure as CEO for WPPI on Feb. 1st. A special note of thanks to Roy Thilly for all his leadership in both WPPI Energy and in Wisconsin energy policies.

Sun Prairie Utilities Donates to Food Pantry (Sun Prairie Star)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Palmer Johnson Selected As 2010 Mpower ChaMpion (Palmer Johnson Press Release)

Palmer Johnson Power Systems has been selected as an Mpower ChaMpion for 2010, a Madison region initiative that systematically ensures businesses go green effectively and efficiently.

Mpower Business ChaMpions participate in the program to amplify their actions and results in sustainability and energy efficiency. Participants also share best practices and strategies for sustainability through an on-line platform and monthly meetings.

Craig Parsons, president of Palmer Johnson Power Systems, commented, “Participating in the ChaMpion Program will be instrumental to our success in meeting both our sustainability and economic goals. Palmer Johnson Power Systems is committed to sustainability and welcomes the assistance this program will provide.”

Palmer Johnson Power Systems specializes in servicing and supplying components for heavy-duty, off highway transmissions and axles. PJ Power also operates volume OEM transmission and axle remanufacturing programs out of the company's Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, headquarters.

Please visit Palmer Johnson's website at http://www.pjpower.com/ or call 800.341.4334 for more information.

Click here for the full press release: http://www.pjpower.com/newsroom/?Id=122

Click here for more information on the Mpowering project.

Blogger's Note: Palmer Johnson participates in a monthly progress meeting with other companies to document their savings in both energy and money. They were recognized at a public Mpower event on Tues. Jan 11th for their efforts to date.

The Groundhog Cometh!

Groundhog Day Events in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Groundhog Day Celebration & Breakfast, Sat. Jan. 29th, 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
The Star, Bank of Sun Prairie, St. Albert the Great Church, and the Chamber of Commerce are proud to sponsor this community event. A breakfast will be served at St. Albert the Great Church, 2420 St. Albert the Great Dr., on Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. The breakfast cost is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ten and younger. The event includes entertainment, booths, memorabilia on sale, and a Birthday celebration. Contact the Chamber at (608) 837-4547 for additional booth information.

Groundhog Ball, Sat. Jan. 29th, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Location: The Round Table, 1611 N. Bristol St.

Official Prognostication, Wed. Feb. 2nd, 7:10 a.m.
Jimmy announces his prediction for an early spring or extended winter in Cannery Square in Downtown Sun Prairie.

The Groundhog Day Breakfast Buffet, Wed. Feb. 2nd
Market Street Diner (110 Market St. in Downtown Sun Prairie) is hosting a breakfast buffet that will start right after Jimmy's Prognostication. Full hot breakfast food. Come in, warm up and have a great breakfast! Jimmy will be there too, dining on his own blend of broccoli and carrots. Cost: $6.00 adults, $3.95 for children under 12.

Go to the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day website:
http://www.sunprairiechamber.com/Groundhog-Day.109.0.html

Contact Ann Manning at the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce at (608) 837-4547 or on the web at http://www.sunprairiechamber.com/ for more information.

Blogger's Note: Maybe we can wrangle some economic predictions out of Jimmy if there is some time...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hallman Lindsay's Director of Sales, Mark Kowald Offers Predictions for 2011 (Capital Region Business Journal)

Read Mark's comments in the January 2011 edition of the Capital Region Business Journal as a part of the cover story "Consulting the Crystal Ball" at:

http://www.epaperflip.com/aglaia/viewer.aspx?docid=33a80bd556974990a767ab8993c6ee15

Blogger's Note: Hallman Lindsay is regularly viewed as a leading manufacturer in Wisconsin, and is often used as a good measuring stick against the economy.

CTI Paper USA Expands Their ASPIRE Petallics Paper Collection (The Paper Index Times)

CTI Paper USA recently added eight dazzling new colors to the line that are inkjet compatible and FSC® certified.

Full Press Release:

For more information on CTI Paper USA, go to: http://www.thepapermill.com/.

Blogger's Note: CTI Paper USA is located in the Sun Prairie Business Park.

Chamber Member Orientation Scheduled for Jan. 20th (Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce)

New and existing members welcome! Join Chamber Staff in learning how to best utilize your membership via services and programs offered.

Thursday, January 20th, 8:30-9:30 am
Chamber office - 109 E Main St., Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

RSVP in advance to: 837-4547 or spchamber@frontier.com

For more information on the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, click on: http://www.sunprairiechamber.com/

Monday, January 10, 2011

City Announces 151-Main St. Ramp Reconstruction Meeting Jan. 19th (City of Sun Prairie)

City of Sun Prairie Public Informational Meeting on Jan. 19th
Main Street Reconstruction – USH 151 Ramp Terminals to Clarmar Drive

The City of Sun Prairie and WisDOT will hold a combined Public Informational Meeting for the above project on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at City Hall, 300 East Main Street, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. There will be a short presentation that will begin at 6 p.m. with a question and answer period immediately following.

This map showing the limits of the project in yellow:

If you cannot attend and have questions or concerns, please call Staff Engineer Clint Christenson, P.E. at (608) 837-3050.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Wis. Governor's Business Plan Contest: Enter now! (WisBusiness.com)

Have an idea for a high-tech, high-growth business that employs technology? BPC judges, mentors and other resources will help you gain the basic skills necessary to create a business plan. You'll also have many networking opportunities with mentors and potential angel investors, government resources and other advisors.

ABOUT THE CONTEST

The Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2011 competition. To enter, submit your 250-Word IDEA Abstract now through 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2011. The contest's Grand Prize is worth $50,000 in cash and services.

Participants have the chance to win seed capital and valuable services that will help them launch or grow their businesses. Wisconsin residents 18 years old and older are eligible, as are teams from Wisconsin-based businesses and organizations. Entries from outside Wisconsin from people or companies planning to relocate in the state may be accepted. The contest is free to enter at http://www.govsbizplancontest.com.

More than 1,800 entrepreneurs from 100-plus communities took part in the 2004-2009 Governor's Business Plan Contests. They shared in $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes - as well as valuable exposure, investment opportunities and mentoring.

Click here for the full press release at WisBusiness.com.

Click here for more infomration on the Governor's Business Plan Contest.

Blogger's note: It would be great to see some entries from Sun Prairie!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Check out the 2011 Best of Sun Prairie! (The Star)

The Star has released on online version of the 2011 Best of Sun Prairie. Check it out, and let the debate continue!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Frontier Sponsoring Free Diaster Planning Webcast Jan. 12th (Frontier.com)

If disaster strikes your business or organization, are you ready? What kinds of disasters are you ready for? Have you considered fires, floods, ice storms or tornadoes? What about workplace violence, cyber attacks, epidemics, environmental catastrophes or wide-scale power outages? Or what happens in the event of another terrorist attack?

Join counterterrorism expert Michael Hurley, security expert H. Bryan Cunningham, Frontier Communications' head of safety security Lynne Monaco and FOX 9 News anchor Jeff Passolt as they discuss new threats in the post-9/11 world, and explain how you can plan to ensure your business or organization successfully meets these challenges.

The complimentary Webinar takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 11 AM CST.

Attend the live, one-hour Webinar to learn:
  • What are the major threats facing businesses today
  • Why planning is essential
  • The fundamentals of business continuity planning
  • The special case of cyber-threats

Who should attend:

  • Business owners
  • Civic leaders
  • Emergency responders
  • CEOs, CIOs, Chief Safety Officers

Space is limited. To register, go to http://www.failtoplan.net/

You can also find additional information in the Sun Prairie Star at: http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=52&ArticleID=6643

Blogger's Note: Special thanks to Terry Kucera at Frontier for sharing this opportunity with us.

Computer bugging you? Horstman Computers can fix that problem (Sun Prairie Star)

Jason Horstman poses in the lobby area of his business, Horstman Computers, which moved to Sun Prairie in late 2010. Horstman, who has more than 10 years experience of working with computers, provides repair services for all kinds of computers, including hardware repair, network installation, and virus and malware removal (photo by Tim Neuenschwander).

Full article:

Computer bugging you? Horstman Computers can fix that problem
http://www.sunprairiestaronline.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=52&ArticleID=6641

Click here for more informaton on Horstman Computers.

Blogger's note: Horstman Computers opened in Sun Prairie in Fall of 2010.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce News (January 2011)

Meetings and Events

Annual Meeting

Featuring Mark Johnson, UW Women’s Hockey Coach & 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team Member
Date: Tuesday, January 25th, 7:30 -9:30 a.m.
Location: Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim Lane
Cost: $12 per person
RSVP: Due by Jan. 21st, Contact the Chamber at (608) 837-4547
Includes a silent auction.

Winter Business Seminar Topic – Teamwork

Presenters: Kimberly Bellefeuille, SPHR and Jennifer Mead, PHR – Mead Consulting
Date: February 10th, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Sun Prairie Utilities Offices, 125 W. Main St.
Cost: $3 Chamber Members/$15 Non-Members


New Chamber Members

El Patron Mexican Grill
Beto Alvarado
1303 W Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-837-6186
http://www.elpatronwi.com/

Blue Dandelion Photography
Doug & Courtney Weittenhiller
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-347-8028
http://www.bluedandelionphotography.com/

Pro–Active Engineering, Inc.
Toby Klusmeyer
350 Business Park Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-837-7838
http://www.proactiveng.com/


Contact the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce at (608) 837-4547 or on the web at www.sunprairiechamber.com for more information.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sun Prairie’s Royle Printing Produces ABS Dairy Breeders Journal - International - Winter 2010-2011 (issuu.com)

Sun Prairie’s Royle Printing Produces ABS Dairy Breeders Journal - International - Winter 2010-2011

http://issuu.com/absglobalinc/docs/absdairybreedersjournalinternationalwinter2010-201

Blogger's Note: Royle Printing is based in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Prudential Community Realty: Baehr recognized as top producing agent (WisBusiness.com)

Prudential Community Realty: Baehr recognized as top producing agent


Blogger’s Note: David Baehr is based in Sun Prairie, and manages a significant number of listings in the Sun Prairie area. David can be reached at 608-213-6686 or david@baehrinc.com.

U.S. Bank hosts New Year's Eve Party at Prairie Athletic Club to benefit Youth Hockey Association (Sun Prairie Star)

U.S. Bank hosts New Year's Eve Party at Prairie Athletic Club to benefit Youth Hockey Association


Click here for more information on U.S. Bank:

Click here for more information on the Sun Prairie Youth Hockey Association:

El Patron Mexican Grill offers food for every diner's taste -- and wallet (Sun Prairie Star)

Beto Alvarado (right), manager of El Patron Mexican Grill, poses in the dining room of the new Sun Prairie restaurant with co-owner Alejandro R. Meza. The restaurant features an expansive menu of more than 100 dining options, including 30 combination platters and a number of exotic dishes from the Puerto Vallarata region of Mexico (photo by Tim Neuenschwander).

El Patron Mexican Grill offers food for every diner's taste -- and wallet

http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&subsectionID=52&articleID=6583

Blogger’s Note: Nice to see yet another restaurant take off here in Sun Prairie. The trend continues!

Kucera looks back on Frontier's first six months in Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie Star)


Kucera looks back on Frontier's first six months in Sun Prairie

Blogger’s Note: Frontier acquired Verizon’s services in Wisconsin in 2010. Terry Kucera is the General Manager for the Southern Region of Wisconsin, and lives in Sun Prairie.

Maunesha River Dairy gets Governor's Award (Sun Prairie Star)

Maunesha River Dairy gets Governor's Award (Dennis Ballweg, owner of Maunesha River Dairy received the award from Josh Kaurich, Focus on Energy. Photo courtesy Focus on Energy).

Dane County Title brings historical perspective to The Cornerstone (Sun Prairie Star)

Dane County Title brings historical perspective to The Cornerstone

Badger Micro Division Taking Shape for 2011 (WhoWon.com)

Badger Micro Division Taking Shape for 2011

http://www.whowon.com/sresults.asp?SanctionID=196&StoryID=301515

Blogger’s Note: Nice to see BMRA-sanctioned racing back at Angell Park in 2011.