OUR MISSION:
      To promote a strong economy
and high quality of life for our
chamber members and the
Cross Plains area communities
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 The Chamber and its members benefit directly from your involvement!

GET INVOLVED TODAY!

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.

Coming Events

We encourage members with signage to help promote our community events!
Click here for a link to the full calendar.


Thank you to our 2016 Chamber Sponsors!!!

 
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2016 Chamber Golf Outing

Please join us at our Annual Golf Outing on June 22. Chamber membership is not needed, all are welcome! We are at a new course this year - Chamber member
Deer Valley Lodge & Golf. The year we are also proud to offer an outing earlier in the golf season, green fees, carts, brat and soda lunch, bottle of water, goodie bag, Esser’s Beer on a hole, prizes, a ticket for raffle bags, and steak or chicken sandwich buffet dinner all at a reduced rate! Register today!  RSVP DEADLINE IS JUNE 8.
CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM


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Cross Plains Parkway Market is coming Wednesdays 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, June-September
Click here for the Vendor Application and Policies

CROSS PLAINS IS A ICE AGE TRAIL COMMUNITY
Check out the pictures on Facebook!
    


Food and refreshments were served compliments of the Chamber, Terry’s Piggly Wiggly, Sunny Celebrations & Esser’s Cross Plains Brewery.  Music by the band Bindlestiff was provided courtesy of Crossroads Coffeehouse.

Memorial Day Chicken BBQ


Thank you to everyone that came out for the Chamber Annual Memorial Day Chicken Barbecue!
 
Special thanks go out to our Title Sponsor
Midtowne Construction!
 Thank you also to TDS Telecommunications Corp. for sponsoring the Bounce House and Wagner Insurance for sponsoring the DJ.
 Thank you to our 5K sponsors: Kalscheur Garage, UW Health West Clinic, Cross Plains LIFE Foundation, Wallace Cooper & Elliott Insurance Agency, Endurance House Madison / Middleton, The Shoe Box, and Tick Tock Timing & Sport Services, LLC.

We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers, The Village Rec Department, the Chamber Event Team and Chamber Board for all the help in putting on this wonderful event for our community!


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Midwest Dental Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Congratulations to Midwest Dental on their new Cross Plains location.
We welcome Midwest Dental as a member of Cross Plains Chamber of Commerce, and the business community.We are dedicated to making the Cross Plains area one of the top communities in which to live and work.


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The Farmers Market will be back this summer! Click here for the application and policies with interested vendors and be sure to visit Wednesdays from 4-7 June through September. Check them out at Cross Plains Parkway Farmers Market.

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 The Hilltop Ribbon Cutting and Soft Opening

Congratulations to Chamber Member The Hilltop!
The Chamber was proud to be a part of the Ribbon Cutting and soft opening. The Grand Opening was WEDNESDAY, March 16.
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Annual Chamber Celebration


Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy, network, celebrate and learn at our Annual Chamber Celebration. We appreciate all the businesses that participated and all the generous silent auction items that were donated.

 Thank you to drink sponsors The Clerkin Wunderlin Group - Annette Koenig, Kalscheur Garage, Stoppleworth Plumbing, & Iconica.


 We appreciate our delicious food and drink vendors: Crossroads Coffeehouse, Hooty's Bar and Grill Cross Plains, WI, Culver's, Coach's Club - Cross Plains, Cross Plains Brewery, UW Provision - The Meat Market, Terry's Piggly Wiggly, Campo di Bella LLC Winery & Family Farm, Mershon's Artisan Cider, and All American Liquor & Tan Spa.

 Thank you to our 2015 corporate sponsors: Madison Gas and Electric, HSA Home Warranty, State Bank of Cross Plains, @[106606404Plastic Ingenuity Inc.], Cross Plains Community Bank, CENTURY 21 Affiliated, TDS Telecommunications Corp., News Publishing Co/News Sickle-Arrow, Coach's Cross Plains, Culver's, and Mid Town Construction. 


 Special thanks to Stacey Eslinger for all her prompt help with holding this event at St Francis!

 Finally, thank you to our Board members and volunteers - we couldn't do events without you!: Mike Endres - Wagner Insurance, JackieandTodd Ellickson - Virtual Business Edge, LLC, Kathy Esser - State Bank of Cross Plains, Tanya Rose - Classical Restaurants, Perry Hibner- Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, 
Kendra O'Brien, Casey Koenig & Katie DiPiazza - Middleton Community Bank, Julie Pankow-Helland - Creative Marketing Solutions, Shannon Walch, Annettte Koenig, and Jim Beall - St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.
Check our Facebook pages for more pictures!
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AFTER HOURS AND LUNCH & LEARN NETWORKING EVENTS

 2016 SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. Sponsors are recognized at the event, in promotions and get 10 minutes to welcome attendees and speak at the meeting. What a great way to promote your business and build awareness of your products and services! Contact Amy for details.


Thank you to our February SPONSOR:  Broyles & Company CPA's, LLC
Steve Broyles presented a plethora of information including Tax Law Updates, QuickBooks Tips and Tricks, Payroll and HR Update, Individual Identity Theft Took Kit, and Small Businesses Saving Tools





June 30 After Hours NetworkingMatt Dapp from the DOT & Kim Ballweg from Ayers were available to answer construction questions and gave a brief update. County Executive Parisi also gave an update on the County. Thank you to our SPONSOR: Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C.

 

September 15 Lunch and Learn - 
Peter Ouchakof, CDBG\RLF Administrative Specialist from the Dane County Office of Economic & Workforce Development shared information on the County’s Revolving Loan Funds.   These are federalized funds used strictly to promote economic development and job creation in Dane County outside of the City of Madison. Financing is provided in the form of low-interest loans to businesses and organizations that commi...t to creating or retaining jobs for low- and moderate-income residents of Dane County. Generally the loans are intended for small or mid-sized businesses that have difficulty securing financing from non-federal sources. Loans must be used for eligible CDBG activities, including (but not limited to) fixed assets, machinery and equipment, and working capital. 

You can find more information about the RLF programs on our website athttps://cdbg.countyofdane.com/programs/rlf/about.  Matt Schuenke, Village Administrator, shared the latest information on the streetscape amenities and work on Main Street.  
THANK YOU TO SPONSOR HSA HOME WARRANTY

December 8 After Hours Networking - About 30 Chamber members and guests had a wonderful time hearing the Healthcare Insurance Update and Speed Networking. What a fun way to get to know members, local people and prospective customers and GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH NETWORKING!  Thank you to our After Hours Sponsor - Finishing Touch Flooring and Design Center, LLC & our speakers - Casey Peterson from Wallace Cooper & Elliot Insurance Agency & Annette Koenig from Clerkin Wunderlin Group, Inc for Insurance update, presentation and handouts.
CLICK HERE FOR THE HEALTHCARE UPDATE HANDOUT including important dates and law updates


CROSS PLAINS IS AN ICE AGE TRAIL COMMUNITY


Luke Kloberdanz – Outreach and Education Manager AT Ice Age Trail Alliance presented information to the Village Parks & Recreation Committee Monday night about Cross Plains the SECOND ICE AGE TRAIL COMMUNITY. Watch for more information announcing this awesome partnership! Find information on the trails and alliance including an online trail map, guidebooks, camping information and more
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Check out these fascinating facts about our Chamber!

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2015 CHAMBER BUSINESS FAIR

Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy, learn and visit our local Business Fair. We appreciate all the businesses that participated and all the generous prizes that were donated.


 Thank you to our sponsors: Century 21 Affiliated-Roessler, Coach's Club, Cross Plains Community Bank, Culvers of Cross Plains, Home Security of America, Madison Gas & Electric Company, Mid Towne Construction, News Publishing, Inc., Plastic Ingenuity, Saint Francis Xavier Church & School, Silver ...Tree Studio, State Bank of Cross Plains, TDS Telecom, and Wagner Insurance & Financial.


 Thank you also to our volunteers: Mike Endres (Wagner Insurance & Financial), Jackie Ellickson (Virtual Business Edge, LLC), Casey Peterson (Wallace Cooper & Elliot Insurance Agency), Jim Beall (St Francis), Tom Murphy (St Francis), Tanya Ketelboeter (Classical Restaurants), Casey Koenig (Cross Plains Community Bank), Perry Hibner (Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District), Heather Needham (Northwestern Mutual), Annette Koenig (Clerkin Wunderlin Group, Inc), Kendra O'Brien (Cross Plains Community Bank, Kathy Esser (State Bank of Cross Plains) and Stacey Eslinger (St Francis).


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State school board association selects Chamber for Business Honor Roll

The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce was selected for the 2015 Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Business Honor Roll.

The WASB Business Honor Roll recognizes outstanding local businesses that support their schools. Member school boards nominated businesses, including newspapers or other media, which have been helpful to their schools over the past year.

Each business was nominated by the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District​. 

A brief summary of the reasons each business was nominated is listed on the WASB web site.  "The CPACC has provided one to two scholarships annually for graduating seniors. The chamber has funded up to four students annually to attend the Business World Summer Program, which demonstrates the value of business and economics education. The CPACC has been a strong supporter of Park Elementary and Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains. The chamber has also helped many students find volunteer positions to meet their community service graduation requirement and also helped place interns at a number of village businesses. The CPACC created a seat on the board for the school district to build and support our partnership."

We are grateful to the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Board of Directors and especially Chamber Board member Perry Hibner​ for nominating us!  The two Board members in the photo are president Bob Green and vice president Diane Hornung. The other Board members are Annette Ashley, Anne Bauer, Sean Hyland, Kelly Kalscheur, Paul Kinne, Ellen Lindgren and Linda Yu.


Congratulations to Chamber Member Crossroads Coffeehouse​ who was also selected!

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RADIO ADS PROMOTING CHAMBER MEMBERS AND CROSS PLAINS
Listen to WOLX for our continued radio ads highlighting Cross Plains and our new Main Street. 

We are proud to partner with Fuhrman + Dodge, S.C., attorneys at law...piece of mind that you can afford. With over 100 years of combined legal experience the lawyers at Fuhrman and Dodge are passionate and thoughtful advocates. And with its recent move to Parmenter Street in Middleton, now even closer to you.

Another partner on the radio ads - HSA, a leading home warranty provider headquartered just ten minuets from Middleton in Cross Plains, is now hiring for all call center positions. Wages up to $15/hr. Log onto onlinehsa.com and click on career tab to apply today!  HSA Home Warranty - Because Service Matters.

Please contact Executive Director Amy Hansen if you would like to participate in the upcoming radio ads!  Check us out on Facebook to hear our ad with Saeman Lumber.
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Get the most out of your Chamber Membership!
Not a member? Join for as little as $225 for a Business & only $75 for individuals.
Our Mission: Promoting a strong economy and high quality of life for our Chamber members and the Cross Plains area communities!
Community Involvement ~ Business Development ~ Communication ~ Networking

Make sure your email address is on file to receive important communication from the Chamber with updates and events. Attend as many events as p...ossible; people will get to know you as someone they want to do business with.
•Sign up for the e-news updates. Find out what's happening in the Cross Plains Community and at the Chamber.
•Attend the quarterly After Hours and Lunch and Learn Events
•Annual events like the upcoming Business Fair, Golf Outing, Annual Meeting, and Memorial Day Chicken BBQ give members a chance to network and mingle with each other. We also promote and partner with other area organizations to give members additional opportunities for networking.
•Like us on Facebook.
•Participate on a committee - Board of Directors, Ambassadors, or Event Team

Contact Amy if you want more information on how you and your business can get more involved!

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Volunteers needed for Chamber Ambassador Program
 
The Chamber is working on building our Ambassador 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 team.
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CHAMBER BUCKS
Want to support the local economy and spend your dollars locally? Chamber Bucks are a great way to do that! A Chamber Buck is a gift certificate, created by the Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage local shopping which, in turn, strengthens our economy and supports business growth. 
  Chamber Bucks can be redeemed at most Chamber member businesses. You can use them at local restaurants, auto part stores, and service centers, retail stores, local chiropractic offices, and more! 
Chamber Bucks can be purchased from Executive Director Amy Hansen and are available at State Bank of Cross Plains.
 Chamber bucks work similar to ordinary checks. Businesses just deposit them as they would personal checks and they are paid by the CPACC Bucks account.

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