Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chamber News for May 2011 (Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce)

20th Chamber Golf Classic - June 2nd at The Oaks

for the 20th Annual Golf Classic at the Oaks Golf Course on June 2nd. Put your own foursome together, or sign up individually and we will place you on a team. If you prefer not to golf, join us for the Watering Hole event which includes dinner, a raffle, and networking opportunities!

The Chamber is currently accepting raffle donations; if your business would like to donate a prize, please contact the Chamber. Recognition for raffle donations will be made at the event and in the Chamber newsletter. For more information, call the Chamber at 837-4547.

Leadership Participants Sought

The Leadership Sun Prairie Committee is taking applications for the fifteenth class. The nine month program meets September through May; one full weekday per month. Sessions, held in various locations, are chosen to expose participants to different aspects of the Sun Prairie community. Topics include: education, health, government, business, leadership, volunteerism, and communications.

Everyone in the community benefits from the involvement of well informed leaders through Leadership Sun Prairie! This is the perfect way to get to know your community and determine our role in it. Applications are due June 6th. To request an application or for more information, please contact the Chamber office at 837-4547 or

Taste of the Arts Fair - Saturday, June 11th, 9 am—4 pm

Featuring our expanded Wine & Cheese tasting! Again, we will feature specialty food vendors, entertainment, the Art Cart and over 120 fine crafts/arts booths on display with items for sale. The event is held in conjunction with the Georgia O'Keeffe Celebration.

Details include:
Place: Sheehan Park-across from the Public Library.
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit our website for more information and vendor specifics.

Congratulations Graduates of Sun Prairie Leadership Class XIV

The graduation ceremony for the Leadership Class XIV will be held on May 18th at Buck & Honey’s. The program was created by the City of Sun Prairie, Sun Prairie Area School District and the Chamber of Commerce as a leadership development program for the community. We would like to congratulate this year’s graduates and acknowledge their sponsors:

Elry Armaza: UW Credit Union
Andrew Hirvela: Sun Prairie Utilities
Denise Kerr: Stark Company Realtors
Patrick Malinowski: Summit Credit Union
Eric Ristau: Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby
Jon Rouse: Sun Prairie Area School District (SPHS)
Jamie Stueber: Bank of Sun Prairie
Brian Teasdale: Sun Prairie Police Dept.
Julie Wiedmeyer: Sunshine Supper

Corn Fest Sponsorships Sought

Put your business or organization in front of thousands of people! Event sponsorships enable your marketing dollars to stretch and reach a captive audience. Corn Fest attracts nearly
100,000 people over a four day period. Sponsors receive pre- and post-event recognition as well as on-site. Incentives are included and various commitment levels are available. Contact the
Chamber office for details or to meet with staff regarding opportunities for high-profile recognition.

May Member Luncheon - “UW Office of Corporate Relations - The front door to the university for business and industry"

Presenter: Charles Hoslet, Managing Director at the Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) at the University of WI-Madison, will discuss how area companies, organizations and entrepreneurs can access the many valuable resources available to them on campus.

Services include:
* Recruitment of UW graduates and student interns
* Faculty and staff expertise
* Professional development and executive education programs
* Technology licensing
* Global competency resources
* Entrepreneurship resources

Details are as follows: Place: Cannery Grill, 315 E Linnerud Drive

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 RSVP: Friday, May 20th

Time: noon-1:00 pm Menu: soup and salad buffet & beverages

Cost: $8.50 per person

Payment due in advance; Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance for refund. Please make checks payable to Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce; 109 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

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