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Chamber Programs & Events

 

 16 ATE Logo Ask the Expert
Ask the Expert seminars occur monthly in the Spring and Fall.  These educational sessions are an opportunity to learn and discuss current issues your business faces with other business.  Sessions are facilitated by a subject matter expert or panel of experts, from this area, with “real-world” experience on the day's topic. Q&A wraps up each session.

 
2017 Ask the Expert Schedule

        January          The Components of Brand Storytelling             Register
  February    Emerging Social Media Techniques   Register
  March    Establishing Better Relationships with Prospects & Customers   Register
  April    Employing a Multi-Faceted Approach to Enhance Data & Cyber Security   Register
  May    Changing Habits to See Results   Register
  June    Employee Retention   Register
  August    Turning Sales Leads into Dollars   Register
  September    Becoming a 'Best Workplace'   Register
  October    Assess, Diversify, Innovate and Thrive   Register
  November   Being Positive and Using Empowerment to Decrease Stress   Register

 

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Business Social Hour
The Business Social Hour is a popular and free monthly event that is open to members and guests. This is a great place to make new contacts, socialize and network in a fun & relaxing atmosphere.  Host sponsor slots fill quickly, contact Brenda for details on hosting a Business Social Hour.
 


   
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Behind the Scenes Biz Trolley Tours
Board the Middleton Trolley at the Chamber office and go 'Behind the Scenes' for 20 minute tours of some of the businesses that make Middleton unique. Tours occur in the Spring-Fall. Tour dates and locations vary, visit the event calendar for specific dates. Email Lisa to become a tour stop!

     
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Economic Development Briefing
Stay updated on city, county, state and federal economic issues. These briefings are held at 12pm on the third Wednesday of the month at Wisconsin Bank & Trust (119 Junction Road).

2017 Economic Development Speaker line-up:

      January   
 Buckley Brinkman, CEO Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity
  February    John Tweddale, TRC Environmental - Environmental Clean-up
  March    Carson Mettel, Mead & Hunt - Perspectives
  April    Jeff Maloney, Vandewalle & Asoociates - Urban Greenway Study
  May    Robin Gates, Corporate Governance
  June    Terrance Well, TWall Enterprises - Middleton Center Tour
  August    
  September    Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
  October    Arch Virtual
  November    George Mavroulis, Middleton Cross Plains Area School District

Register for an Economic Development Briefing

 

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Get Moving Middleton
Get Moving Middleton is our monthly breakfast meeting.  Stay informed about Middleton's community, the schools, the latest business trends, financial markets, health matters and more.

These meetings allow you to take advantage of many of the benefits that Chamber membership has to offer.  Networking time is provided until 7:45 a.m. when the program begins. The program consists of three or four brief updates on a variety of community and business issues. These ‘first Thursday’ meetings are fun, informative, fast-paced and open to Chamber members and guests, a continental breakfast is provided.

First Thursdays, Monthly at the Hilton Garden Inn (see the event calendar for details).

 

   
 LunchLearn   Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learns occur on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of every month at Monona Bank (11:45a-1p) and are limited to 15 participants; topics are geared to a smaller group and scheduled on a case to case basis (based on timeliness and availability).  View Lunch & Learn Schedule.

To propose a Lunch & Learn Topic please email Brenda Delabarre
 

   
Mar (8)   Micro Groups
Using all of what the Chamber does well in large groups, to cultivate and inspire small ‘Micro Group’ opportunities to learn and make meaningful connections.
Learn more about starting or joining a small group.
 

   
1DSC_0069   Ribbon Cuttings/Open Houses
The Chamber Staff and Ambassadors are available to help businesses organize and promote Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies and Grand Openings. The Chamber provides our ribbon and giant scissors for ribbon cuttings for new member business’ openings. An Ambassador will work with your business to plan the event and help with Chamber member attendance at the event. Schedule a ribbon cutting/open house.