Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - March 2011

Leadership Class Participants Sought

The Leadership Sun Prairie committee is now taking applications for the fifteenth class. The Leadership program provides awareness and understanding of the resources, processes, issues, and concerns that affect our community. Participants have the opportunity to develop relationships with existing and emerging leaders.

This nine month program meets from September through April; one full weekday per month. Sessions are held in various locations to expose participants to different aspects of our community. Topics include education, health, government, business, leadership, volunteerism, and communications. Space/participation is limited! Applications are due by June 3, 2011. For an application / more information, please contact the Chamber office at 837-4547 or email

Branding Business Seminar - Thursday, April 7th

Branding—Don’t let the image of your company develop by accident. Whether you are a retailer, school, distributor, sole proprietor or just for your personal image, it is critical that we create a ‘brand’. There are several strategies we will discuss, case studies and brainstorming to give you practical ideas on how to make this part of your business strategy more effective. Come ready to interact, share and be involved in a strategy session that will entertain and inform.

Presented by Bob Trewartha, Globe University
Place: Globe University
4901 Eastpark Blvd, Madison
Time: 7:30-9:00 am
Cost: $3 Chamber Members
$15 non-Members

New Members

Access Community Health Centers:

Baba's Supper Club:

Day One Pizza:

E80 Plus Contractors, LLC

Grand Stay Residential Suites:

Taste of the Arts Fair Sponsorships Available

June 11th, Sheehan Park is the date of this year’s event. Limited to (four) $550 sponsors - sponsors included in radio, newspaper advertising, website, newsletter promotion, event signage and more. The event is held in conjunction with the Georgia O'Keeffe celebration at the Public Library. Contact the Chamber office at 837-4547 or email for more information.

Governor’s Export Awards Competition

Nominations are now being sought for the Awards. Any Wisconsin agricultural, forestry, industrial, high-technology or service enterprise successfully engaging in or assisting in the export of Wisconsin original products or services can be nominated. The deadline for nominations is April 15. The 2011 awards will be presented on May 10, 2011 at the Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee. For entry information go to:

Health Care Legislation Update Presentation

Date: March 30, 2011
Time: 8am-10am
Cost: $45 for Chamber members
Place: Alliant Energy Corporate
Headquarters, 4902 Biltmore Lane.

The session will cover: 1) Updates on the new laws; status of legislation and regulations at the state and federal level. 2) Health care case study— employee retaliation suits and health reform. To register call Karen Mahlkuch at WMC, 608-258-3400.

Creative Hiring Solutions

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 7:30-9:00 am
Place: Sun Prairie Library, 1350
Linnerud Dr., Community Room
No cost to attend. Refreshments served.
RSVP: to or 837-4547

Are you looking to diversify your workforce? Interested in reducing your staff turnover and retention costs? Trying to avoid productivity losses incurred from unfilled positions? In today’s’ challenging economic climate, workers with disabilities relieve overworked personnel and are a creative response to staffing shortages. Listen to area employers share their experiences employing people with disabilities and learn more supported employment programs available to your company.

For more information on these and other Chamber programs and events, contact the Chamber at 608-837-4547 phone or

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