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

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

Thank you to our 2015 Chamber Sponsors










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.

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!


 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.  

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

Save the Date for the Annual Golf Outing
We hope that you will join us at our new location for a day of fun!



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

Check out these fascinating facts about our Chamber!



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).


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!


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.


The CPACC is accepting nominations for the Business of the Year

Do you know a business that:
 Displays a commitment to this community?
 Has made a positive impact on the local economy?
 Maintains a responsible & rewarding workplace environment?
 It’s time they were recognized! Please take a moment to nominate that business...
 The recipient of this award will be announced and honored at the Annual Chamber Celebration and meeting in March. Nominations are due by February 1.

 The business must have been in operation for at least three (3) years in the Cross Plains Area Community.
 Must be a Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce business member in good standing.

 The business made improvements over the years such as employment growth, expansion, enhancements, etc.
 The business has a positive impact on the Cross Plains community and has financial stability.
 The business may have demonstrated support of Chamber and/or community projects, civic organizations or activities.
 The business may have received an award or recognition.
 The business may have supported a recent contribution of time, gifts, and/or resources in a project that benefits the community.
 The business may have displayed a good response to adversity, innovation with new programs or activities and used new methods to solve problems. 

Click here for the nomination form.


Accepting nominations for the Outstanding Citizen/Volunteer of the Year Award now

In 2011 the Chamber Board initiated an award to recognize individuals who have gone over and above and made a positive impact on the Cross Plains Area community through their volunteer efforts and community service activities. We invite you to nominate a person you would like to recognize.
The recipient of this award will be announced and honored at the Annual Chamber Dinner in March. Nominations must be submitted by Feb 1.

Must be an employer or employee of a CPACC member business, organization, or an individual member.
Currently active in CPACC and the Cross Plains area community.
Participation in CPACC and community events and activities.

Nominee contributed a needed service to CPACC and the community.
Nominee was active and involved with the CPACC.
Nominee initiated new programs or activities and used new methods to solve problems.
Nominee accomplished desired results and worked toward the Chamber mission.
The activity or service produced positive changes that provided examples for other groups.
Amount of time devoted to the activity or service was significant.
Nominee overcame unusual challenges.

Click here for the nomination form.


The Chamber has put together the above advertisement as the second in the series to go in local papers including MIDDLETON TIMES-TRIBUNE, MOUNT HOREB MAIL, SAUK PRAIRIE STAR, NEWS-SICKLE-ARROW, and HOME NEWS. The ad will be run 3 times in the paid subscribers papers building awareness that Cross Plains is Open for Business during construction and highlight our Main Street Businesses.

The Chamber has also proudly supported advertising in the Isthmus by artist Linda Kelen, and local papers for Trout Days, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July in an ongoing effort to support our members during the construction.
Wondering what the Cross Plains Area Chamber is doing to help support our businesses with the construction project?
Below is a list of some of the key areas where we've provided support:
  • Communication including regular updates & info on Chamber Website & Facebook
  • Advertising including the series of insert in regional newspapers and in the Isthmus
  • Signage including Open for Business Signs and all the yellow signs around town
  • Distribution of detour maps
  • Meeting coordination including After Hours, Annual Meeting and Public Information Meetings
  • Liason with Village, DOT, Engineer and Businesses
  • Survival Guide
  • Streetscape Workgroup (Gateway & Wayfinding Signage, Interpretive & Kiosk Signage, furniture & amenities, lighting, banners, trail development, space for public art)
  • Signage
  • Safe Pedestrian Walkway on Park Street
  • Undergrounding of Utilities
  • Partner on Mill Street Parkway/Lagoon
  • Partner/Sponsor of the Farmers Market
Please let us know any questions you have regarding construction and your needs. Please also let us know anything we can do to support your business.

We are proud to be your partner!


Thank you to our corporate sponsors - Platinum MGE, Gold: HSA Home Warranty & State Bank of Cross Plains, Silver: Century 21, Cross Plains Community Bank, News Publishing, Inc., & Plastic Ingenuity, TDS, Copper: Coach's Club, Culvers & Mid Towne Construction, Inc.
Hole Sponsors, Donating Companies, Volunteers, Lake Wisconsin Country Club, and GOLFERS!

Thank you to our hole sponsors at the 2015 our golf outing!

Dean Health Plan
 Century 21 Affiliated-Roessler
Coach's Club - Cross Plains
 Cross Plains Community Bank
 Cross Plains Community Storage
 Dew Signs
Cross Plains Brewery
Gunderson Funeral Homes & Crematory
 HSA Home Warranty
Madison Gas and Electric
 Nathan Knoke - Mass Mutual Group
 News Publishing
Plastic Ingenuity Inc.
 Roessler & Sons Construction
State Bank of Cross Plains
TDS Telecommunications Corp.
Virtual Business Edge, LLC
Wagner Insurance

Thank you to the many companies that donated fabulous items 
All American Liquor & Tan Spa 

Allstate Insurance - Esser Insurance Services LLC
Century 21 Affiliated-Roessler...
Coach's Club
Clerkin Wunderlin Group, Inc
Creative Marketing Specialists
Cross Plains Community Bank
Cross Plains Family Chiropractic
Culvers of Cross Plains
Dean Health Plan
Deer Valley Lodge & Golf
Esser's Cross Plains Brewery
Finishing Touch Flooring & Design Center
Kalscheur Dodge Chrysler
Lake Wisconsin Country Club
Life Foundation
Madison Gas & Electric Company
Madison Mallards
Outback Steakhouse
Pleasant View Golf Course
Princeton Club
Qet Bontanicals
Quaker Steak and Lube
Ruth Chris Steak House
The Shoe Box
State Bank of Cross Plains
Statewide Supply, Inc.
Terry's Piggly Wiggly
TDS Telecom
Virtual Business Edge, LLC
Wagner Insurance & Financial, Inc.

We greatly appreciate your support!

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!


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.

It's Annual Membership Dues Time
Check out the new sponsorship opportunities to promote your business.
In 2015 we look forward to the opportunity to work with you as CPACC continues to focus on key areas including Business Development, Communication, Networking, and Community Involvement. We continuously work to better understand the needs of our members and how we can best support you and our community. 

We want to take a moment to let you know that we appreciate all of your support and involvement. The next few years will no doubt be challenging as we go through the reconstruction projects. This is an opportunity to recreate our community, build on the beautiful resources we have, build business vitality, and create space for people to come together. We believe in our community.

This is the time to invest in your community so we can create the best environment for you and your business. How can you help your business and community prosper and grow? Your participation and membership is essential in Your Community and Your Chamber. Together we have the opportunity to make the Cross Plains Area an even better place in which to live and do business.

If you have questions about membership, sponsorship opportunities, or ideas to share, please contact: Executive Director,Amy Hansen.  Thank you for your continued membership. We look forward to working with you!

Click here for the membership dues packet.
Click here for the sponsorship opportunities

Memorial Day Chicken BBQ

Thank you to all the folks that helped with the Memorial Day Chicken BBQ! We have over 100 volunteers that give their time and we greatly appreciate it!!  Please check out the pictures on Facebook.  We started the day with rain, got some rain for the parade but them the day cleared up and it was gorgeous!

We want to also send a special thank you to:
Our sponsors: MGE, State Bank of Cross Plains, HSA Home Warranty, Century 21 Affiliated Roessler, Cross Plains Community Bank, Plastic Ingenuity,... TDS, Mid Towne Construction, Coach's Club, Culvers, Fuhrman & Dodge, SC, Wagner Insurance & Financial & the Village of Cross Plains
5k sponsors - UW Health, Dean Health Plan, Harmony Fitness & Coaching LLC, Tick Tock Timing and Sports Services, Life Foundation, , Fuhrman Dodge S.C. Attorneys at Law, Coach's Club, and Wallace, Cooper & Elliot Insurance Agency
Donating companies - especially Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Esser's, Subway, True Value, Frank Beer, Esser's, Coach's Club & Culvers
Thanks to Doc Esser and the Lions for organizing the parade and the use of the wagon.
The American Legion for hosting the event.
Thank you also to all our volunteers and everyone that came out to enjoy the day!

Check out our Facebook page to see more pictures!

The Chamber, Life Foundation & Village are proud of our new venture for Cross Plains - a local FARMERS MARKET.

The Cross Plains Parkway Farmers Market started last Wednesday and had a great turnout!

1.  A donor has come forward and offers to pay ONE HALF of the vendor fee for the first 12 full season vendors who sign up! That makes our market a great value at only $40 for 13 Wednesdays!  Please help us take advantage of this generous offer by getting our application (at the bottom of this email) into the hands of anyone who may be interested.

2.  There is a new option for participation:  Community Gardener.  If you have some extra produce, cut flowers or bedding plants that you would like sell but not enough for renting a weekly booth, you can pay $2 to rent a box!  Join other gardeners in town at the Community Gardeners stand and make a little money or donate your profits to benefit the market.  

3.  There are still a few dates available for musicians.  If you know anyone who may be interested in this area, please have them contact Jennifer Wankerl at tomandjen@tds.netfor an application.

4.  Please mark you calendars now and plan on attending the whole season, rain or shine!  The most important factor in keeping this market a regular event and growing it is supporting it by shopping!  Make sure everyone you know, knows about this market!



100 Members and guests gathered last week to network, learn and enjoy great food and drinks.
Click here for the meeting program including budget, goals, highlights, membership list and more.

Like us on Facebook to see lots of great pictures.

Click here for a copy of the year end budget (as of 3-12-15) 

Thank you to our Food and Drink Vendors!
We had a plethora of delicious goodies at the Annual Celebration!


The Chamber proudly awarded Crossroads Coffeehouse and owner Mary Devittt our Business of the Year Award.  Presenter Karin Henning shared “Crossroads Coffeehouse has continually raised the bar for events and gatherings in the Cross Plains Community.  They host a wonderful variety of Speakers and Musicians to help enrich the lives of the area residents.  Of course at the helm of Crossroads Coffeehouse is Mary.  Mary, is very connected with, and supportive of, the local: Residents, Businesses, Schools and Organizations, including helping to raise funds for families in need.  She is willing to lend a listening ear if someone needs to share. She truly cares about the people she serves.  Crossroads has a welcoming atmosphere, and friendly staff, who frequently remember what your favorite order is.  At Crossroads Coffeehouse you can enjoy: local artisans, delicious local foods, coffee, tea, and later in the day, local beers & spirits.  You can expect to see all sorts of customers, from all walks of life, spanning every age range: they truly Serve the Community. Their tagline say it best:  Crossroads Coffeehouse has been Serving Local Value Since 2007, and I for one am thankful that they continue to do so.”

The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce proudly awarded Mike Roessler with our Citizen of the Year award.  Attendees of the Chamber annual meeting watched as Chamber member Cindy Albertson announced our recipient for this year.  “Our recipient has maintained a strong working relationship with numerous Village Boards and Committees.  He’s trusted and honest.  He continues to play a major part in the redevelopment of our Main Street.  Our recipient is always willing to take an active role in Village events such as the World’s Fair and Creekside Merchants.  He’s been president of our Optimist Club a number of times.  He never says “no” – he’ll always say “I’ll do it”.   He is a local business owner whose business is always supporting other events and groups via sponsorships and providing help.  He’s always willing to use his knowledge to assist others whenever asked.  Our recipient is truly committed to the Village of Cross Plains and its residents by his words and actions daily.  He is very deserving of this honor.  So without further ado please join me in congratulating my friend, neighbor and business associate, Mike Roessler as this year’s Citizen of the Year honoree.” 

Trout Days and Village Wide Rummage Sales
April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Fishing contest, Village-wide garage sales, brat stands.

Saturday Only at St Francis: Lions Kiddie Train, bounce house, face painting & kids activities. 

Donations and raffle tickets proceeds for Children's Lion's Camp. 

Lion's Brat sales will be at Glacier's Edge Friday and Saturday. Additional stands will be at the Legion, Cross Plains Fire Department and near St Francis on Saturday.

Community garage sale at St Francis on Saturday May 2.

BECWA (Black Earth Creek Watershed Associaion) presents BUGS BY THE CREEK
Watch for more information.

BUSINESSES ARE INVITED TO DISPLAY INFORMATION AT THE LEGION.  Please contact Robert Nelson or Charlotte Esser for more information

The Chamber and Life Foundation are working on a new venture for Cross Plains - a local FARMERS MARKET.

The Cross Plains Parkway Market is set to open June 3-August 26 weekly on Wednesday evenings from 4:00-7:00.

Click here for the application for Vendor and here for the application for Musician/Entertainer.

Please contact Amy or Jen Wankerl with your interest!  We look forward to kicking off this exciting new project!


The Chamber Board will hold a half day retreat February 26 setting goals, plans, events, key issue areas and how we best meet out mission and the needs of our members. We would LOVE member feedback and ideas to take to this retreat. Help us by sharing your needs, wishes, improvements, and how we best help you and our community! You can contact Amy or any of the Board members with your feedback and ideas.


Congratulations to Middleton Community Bank, celebrating 20 years of exceptional community banking service!

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.



Zander Place Apartment Ground Breaking Ceremony was celebrated December 9th. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work and dedication moving this project forward! We welcome the new apartments and look forward to the boost to our economy!

Like us on Facebook to see all the pictures.
Watch for more information on the rental properties!


Streetscape Committee working on New Signs for East & West Entry to Village

Join the team or let us know your feedback on the draft design below.


Click here for list of current opportunities.
Be sure to enter YOUR open positions in ChamberMaster (let Amy know if you need help)!


The folks that weathered the cold & rain had a very enjoyable time doing crafts, sampling local foods, building and racing boats, jamming to Lewis Street (a local youth band) and more.  A couple new favorites this year were the Scouts dutch oven cooking demos with a nice warm bonfire and shooting off "rockets".

Thank you to the families that joined us, our volunteers, our food and drink vendors (Cross Cross Plains Brewery, Culver's, Lion's Club, & Hillsong Ridge Farm) and our sponsors ( Century 21 Affiliated-Roessler, Cross Plains Community Bank, Crossroads Coffeehouse, Plastic Ingenuity, HSA Home Warranty, Culvers of Cross Plains, Coach's Club - Cross Plains, Cross Plains True Value, State Bank of Cross Plains, MGE, News Publishing Co. Black Earth Wi, & TDS). Thank you also to our partners: The Village of Cross Plains, Cross Plains Lions, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, & Walgreens


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.

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. 

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.

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)

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.