To promote a strong economy
and high quality of life for our
chamber members and the
Cross Plains area communities

 The Chamber and its members benefit directly from your involvement!


Community Involvement ~ Business Development ~ Communication ~ Networking

Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory & Community Guide now available.  Click here for an electronic version or here to request a guide.

Moving to Cross Plains?  Check out our Community Page for residential and commercial listings.

Wondering about the Construction Projects?  Go to the Construction Updates Page for the latest information.

Coming Events

Thank you to our 2014 Chamber Sponsors








Memorial Day Chicken BBQ
Preparations are underway for the big event.  Plan to get involved with and attend the Memorial Day festivities.
Please contact Amy if you are willing to help out.  Click here for the roster of volunteers,

The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce (CPACC) is busy preparing for its annual Chicken Barbecue to be held at the American Legion Park on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day). This wonderful community event, sponsored by CPACC, attended by over 1000 people, is a great way to kick off the start of summer.

The parade, organized by the American Legion Post 245, will begin at 11 a.m. at State Bank of Cross Plains (1205 Main Street) proceeds down Park Street.  To participate in the parade, simply line up at Plastic Ingenuity at 10am.  The parade concludes with a Memorial Service at American Legion Post 245 one block north of Main at 2217 American Legion Drive.
Food sales (chicken dinners and hot dog stand) and the opening of the beer tent will commence at the conclusion of the memorial service at American Legion Post 245.  DJ Erin Crowley from Musical Memories will entertain the crowd from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. We are excited to have even more kid’s activities this year including a bounce house, face painting, and more from noon to 4:30 p.m.

CPACC will also accept monetary donations to support local food pantries.  A pie and ice cream sale sponsored by the Cross Plains Sting Ray Swim Team will also be held on site and the pool has free admission.

The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to bring the whole family for a fun and relaxing day.

New this year: 5k run/walk
Come together for a family fun and health promoting activity.  On Memorial Day morning May 26th we invite you and your family members to join us in this fun 5K run/walk event.  Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a bib number which corresponds to an entry in our prize drawing for great prized donated by our sponsors.  Some of these prizes include a gift certificate for apparel, free one-on-one personal training sessions, and more.  We are also giving a small prize to the first male and female to cross the finish line.  

If you are preparing for the running season or just want to bring the stroller out with the kids on a beautiful day we hope to see you at the American Legion the early morning of Monday May 26, 2014.  Click here for the registration form.  You can also contact Casey Bucholz for more information at 608-520-4321.

Thank you to our 5K sponsors:      

Schedule of Events
8am - Run - Walk Registration
8:30am - Run - Walk
10am - Line up at Plastic Ingenuity for Parade
11am - Parade Begins
End of Parade - Memorial Service at Legion
12:30pm - BBQ Festivities Begin (DJ, Face Painting, Bounce House, Beverages and More!)

Join us for a day of family fun!

Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration

Honoring Businesses, our Community & Business Leaders


Chamber members enjoyed networking, dinner, an informative meeting and the presentation of the Volunteer and Business of the Year Awards.


Click here for the program from the meeting.

Click here for the Highlights of 2013.

Click here for the Goals for 2014.


Thank you to The American Legion
for hosting this meeting, Terry's Piggly Wiggly, our beverage sponsor, and Crossroads for our coffee bar, and Coach's Club for catering our dinner.


Celebrating 60 years of Excellence-5 years as your Chamber of Commerce 


Check out the new tab across the top of our website for the latest and greatest information we have available.  Wondering about something you don't see?  Let Amy know and we'll do the best we can to get an answer.

Chamber Golf Outing
Sign up early for the Golf Outing this year

Invite friends, family, coworkers, clients and more!  Start planning your golf outings for this summer now so you don't miss out.

 Event Info
Lake Wisconsin Country Club
July 23, 2014
Shotgun Start at Noon

Volunteers needed for new Chamber Ambassador Program 
The Chamber is working on a new Ambassador Program. Get on the team at its start and help develop the program. 

Our mission as Ambassadors is to significantly increase membership retention by improving communications with our membership and increasing membership involvement and support of all Chamber events and activities. 

Please let Amy know if you want to be part of this fun, energetic, positive new team.
BEN SWANSON (State Bank of Cross Plains)
KEN GELLERSTEDT (Culvers of Cross Plains)
MARN TURLEY (Milestone Assisted Living)
TJ LEWIS (Wagner Insurance & Financial, Inc.)
DOUG GREGORY (Girlie's Manor)
KATHY PULVERMACHER (State Bank of Cross Plains)

Member Directory & Community Guide Available Now

Please let Amy know if you would like a copy.  Click here for an electronic copy.

Survival Guide for Construction
The Chamber has put together a survival guide with some information and ideas of ways to survive the upcoming construction projects.  Click here to read the Survival Guide.  Please also consider being part of a task force to help survive the next few years of construction.  Teams are being formed for Signage, Advertising/Promotions, Events, Parking/Maps, Communication Liaison between Village/DOT/Businesses, & Safe Routes to School.  Contact Amy if you are willing to help.

4th Annual Business Fair - A Great Night!
Thank you to visitors, volunteers, vendors & sponsors!


Great Information Shared at Health Care Reform Roundtable
Thank you to our Panel of Experts who shared a lot of information about the Healthcare Reform.
Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a federal statute signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. Its purpose is to increase the affordability of health insurance while working to reduce the expenses and cost of overall healthcare.

Insurance Programs Effected by PPACA
Individual Health Programs
Both on and off the Marketplace/exchange in 2014
Small Employer Group Plans (1-50 employees)
Both on and off the Marketplace/exchange in 2014
Large Employer Group Plans (50+ employees)
Not completely effected until 2015

When do Individuals/Families Enroll?
PPACA is in full force effective January 1, 2014
Initial open enrollment - October 1, 2013-March 31, 2014
Each Consecutive Open Enrollment - October 15th through December 7th 

Call the Government Healthcare hotline 24/7 1-800-318-2596
Please contact the experts with your questions and for individual assistance. (click the name for email link or the company for a link to their website)

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the Taste of Cross Plains!

Around 200 people joined us for a "taste" of what Cross Plains has to offer!


The most popular event of the day was the Kids Boat Regatta.  Kids constructed the most creative boats and we set them sailing down the creek. Special thanks to Tanya & Donny Ketelboeter & Lauren Acker for braving the chilly water!


Representatives from the Village of Cross Plains, Wisconsin DNR, and Black Earth Creek Watershed Assosiation (BECWA) were on hand with a plethora of information about the Black Earth Creek, remeandering project and even did some casting lessons.

UW Plant Pathologist, Andrew Bent & local expert Tom Gross led a guided hike on the Ice Age Trail Hickory Hill Segment.

Lee Sorenson led a family bike ride.  Families also enjoyed Lion's train rides, face painting, & games.   


Visitors enjoyed delicious samples from local food & drinkestablishments:  Cross Plains Lions, Crossroads Coffeehouse, Culvers of Cross Plains, Esser's Cross Plains Brewery, Monk's Retreat, Sante Fe Food Cart & Shelton's Bar & Grill, Inc. 


Thank you to all our partners & volunteers!

 Thank you to our sponsors: Century 21 Affiliated Roessler, Cross Plains True Value, American FamilyInsurance - Mike Grzenia, State Bank of Cross Plains, MG&E, TDS, Nelson Electric - Dave & Tammy, UW Provisions, Plastic Ingenuity, Coach's Club, Cross Plains Community Bank, News Publishing, Crossroads Coffeeshouse, Esser's, Walgreens and Culvers.

Use CHAMBERMASTER to PROMOTE your Business, Events & Employees
The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce announces a new partnership with ChamberMaster, the #1 provider of web-based software solutions for Chambers of Commerce.

New opportunities now exist for your business to attract new customers and share information with our community and the world.

Log in today to update your information and take advantage of these features!

Business Directory Listing - your business information is available to consumers through the chamber's website - visitors can search by category, keyword or alphabetically

nline Informational Brochure - your own page on the chamber's website which can include your business description, hours of operation, location information, and up to eight keywords (these help identify your business when a website visitor does a keyword search on the Business Directory)
Job Postings- add your own job openings to the Chamber's website
Hot Deals - include store coupons and special offers on the Chamber's website
Event Posting - add your business' events to the Chamber's Online Events Calendar - chamber website visitors can add your event to Outlook, e-mail the details to a friend and request an automatically generated email reminder for your event
"Email to a friend" link
- visitors to your Online Informational Brochure may select a link to email your business information to a friend

Chamber members have been sent an email with login and password. Please log in and update your profile.  Contact Amy with additional questions, training or for more information.