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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.

 2018 Ask the Expert Schedule

  February 14
   Generating Great Relationships (and Business) from Networking
  March 20    A Better Way to Calculate Social Media RIO
  April 11
   10 Ways to Be A More Confident Speaker
  May 22    The Art of First Impressions--Making a Positive Impact
  June 13
   How to Reach Your Prospects on Facebook Using 'Audiences'
  September 12    Changing Habits - What Works, What Doesn't
  October 10
   Developing Your Why, Creating Your Vision, Putting Your Goals On Paper
  November 13
  Coaching Versus Leading in Business
  November 29
  Sales Pipeline = Smart Selling


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.


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!


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).

2018 Economic Development Speaker line-up:

 Jim Hartlieb - Economic Survey Results
  February    Beth Russell, Russell Law - Data & Trademarks
  March    Chandra Miller Fienen, StartingBlock Madison
  April    Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council
  May    John Keckhaver, Deptartment of Workforce Development
  June    Susan LaBelle, UW Office of Corporate Relations
  August    Rob Henken, Wisconsin Policy Forum
  September    Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
  October    George Mavroulis, MCPASD
  November    No Meeting

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 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.