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.

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

Coming Events

We encourage members with signage to help promote our community events!


Thank you to our 2014 Chamber Sponsors

 
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New Chamber Office 
The Chamber is proud to announce that we have opened an office at 2016 Park Street #2.  
Office hours are 11-3 Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, Tuesday 9-5.  We have a brochure rack for marketing materials and a bulletin board to display flyers and such.


Chamber Golf Outing
Sign up NOW for the Golf Outing
golf 2013 

Invite friends, family, coworkers, clients and more!

Don't miss the opportunity to network with local business people on gorgeous Lake Wisconsin.  Bring your foursome, donate a prize, and sponsor a hole at our annual "fun-raiser".  No team?  No worries, let us know and we'll match you up with others.

This is a great chance to enjoy the day with clients, coworkers, and friends.

Not a golfer?  Let us know!  We need help with registration, setting up silent auction items, and gambling holes.  You can also join us for a delicious steak dinner and networking in the clubhouse overlooking beautiful Lake Wisconsin.

 

The golf outing features a shot gun start in scramble format.  Lunch before your round is available.  Fun hole contests offer numerous opportunities to win generous prizes. 

Golf packages include green fees, carts & ribeye steak dinner.

 

Schedule: 

11 am Registration - grab your goody bag & program (lunch available)

12:00 Noon - Shotgun Start - 18 Hole Scramble

Networking, Silent Auction & 50/50 in Clubhouse after golf

6 pm Dinner

 

INDIVIDUALS & TEAMS WELCOME~NO MEMBERSHIP NEEDED

 

Donation of a raffle prize/silent auction item would be greatly appreciated.  Please let Amy know if you have something to donate and we'll pick up the item prior to event.  Donating companies are promoted in the program, via signage at the event and on the website after the outing.

 

Reservations are due by Saturday, July 12TH.

 

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

Thanks to Media Sponsor NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY

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Chamber Proudly Supports American Legion Post 245 Renovations

The Cross Plains Area Chamber Board proudly donated $300 to support the renovations at American Legion Post 245.  We greatly appreciate our partnership with the Legion.  The location has been wonderful for our annual Chicken BBQ, Business Fair and other community events.  The Legion, its members and the memorial are an asset to our community and we proudly support the organization.



Memorial Day Chicken BBQ
The Chamber is grateful for our many sponsors, donating companies, volunteers, and attendees

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, MGE, State Bank of Cross Plains, Century 21, Coach's Club, Culvers, Middleton Community Bank, Plastic Ingenuity, TDS. 
 
Thanks also to our DJ Sponsors CP Community Bank and Wagner Insurance & Financial, TDS & Terry's Piggly Wiggly for sponsoring the Bounce House and Face Painting
 
Thank you to Plastic Ingenuity for use of the truck & driver.  Thank you to donating companies - especially Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Esser's, Subway, True Value, Frank Beer
 
Thanks to 5K Sponsors: Harmony Fitness and Coaching, Cody Campbell Fitness, Shoe Box, Group Health Cooperative, Life Foundation, Endurance House, Community Change, Get Fit with Brian, llc and Dean.  
 
Thanks also to American Legion, The Lions, the Chamber Board, The Village of Cross Plains, volunteers and attendees.



 
Chuck Haney's bicycling story in Adventure Cyclist
Local Roads featured in Biking Magazine
Chuck’s bike tour "Driftless in Wisconsin" was based out of Madison.  He traveled down Enchanted [Valley] Road in our drfitless area.  His rides also included areas of the Ice Age Trail, Circus World Museum, Devils Lake State Park, Tyrol Basin, the Trek 100 and the Horrible Hilly Hundred in Cross Plains, Baraboo, Lodi, Mt. Horeb, Black Earth and Blue Mounds.
Read the whole article here.



Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Connects Members with Grant Opportunities
St Francis Xavier has applied for a grant for renovation and re-building of the St Francis Xavier ball diamond due to the grant information the Chamber sent them.  The Chamber shares many grant opportunities with local members and organizations to help in the growth and support of our community. 



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 


WONDERING ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS?


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.

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New Chamber Ambassador Program 

The Chamber has a new 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 new team.
 
THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST AMBASSADORS:
 
BEN SWANSON (State Bank of Cross Plains)
KEN GELLERSTEDT (Culvers of Cross Plains)
TJ LEWIS (Wagner Insurance & Financial, Inc.)
DOUG GREGORY (Girlie's Manor)
KATHY PULVERMACHER (State Bank of Cross Plains)
KARIN HENNING (News Publishing, Inc.)
ANNA GRAHAM  (Home Security of America)
LACIE THORSON  (Home Security of America)
WHITNEY WELLS (Home Security of America)

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

O
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.