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Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce

Monthly E-Newsletter

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Fair Booth
Star Spangled Celebration
Elkhorn Guide
Submit Your Events
New Members
Business After Hours
Upcoming Events
Entertainment & Recreation
Member Newsbriefs
Available Properties
Job Postings

Chamber Staff

& Board

2015 Chamber



Barb Pajor  

Southern Lakes Credit Union


David Green

Northwestern Mutual 


Jean Krieg

Peoples Bank 


Megan Smith

Budget Blinds


Shane Griffin

Town Bank   


Sue Schinke

Lyle's TV & Appliance




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Welcome to the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center Monthly E-Newsletter. Members are starting to see the value of getting their events and news out to hundreds of people causing our newsletters to have more information than ever. This is an exciting thing because now the word is getting out about all Elkhorn has to offer.
As always, we welcome any feedback to the changes and improvements we are continuing to make in order to better serve our members and the community. Call us today with your suggestions (262) 723-5788.


Walworth County Fair Booth

Sign Up Today!
Every year, the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center gets a booth in North Hall during the Walworth County Fair. As an added benefit to your membership, your business can sign up for two-2 hour time slots to showcase their business to thousands of people attending the Walworth County Fair. We take all of our members brochures to be displayed in the Chamber booth, but during your your time slot, your business becomes the showcase member for that time with all of your information and anything else you want on display front and center. The Walworth County Fair will be held September 2nd - 7th. Be sure to come by the Elkhorn Chamber's fair booth in North Hall to gather information on all the businesses, attractions, and events Elkhorn has to offer!

Please provide the Chamber with 50-100 of your business' brochures so that we have enough for the fair.

If your business would like to sign up for any time slots, please call or email the Chamber at (262) 723-5788 info@elkhornchamber.com. 
Star Spangled Celebration


Mark Your Calendars! 

Start your holiday weekend with a BANG! Join us Friday, July 3rd starting at 5pm and enjoy an evening in Elkhorn's beautiful Sunset Park. Food and snacks such as hot dogs, walking tacos, burgers, popcorn, chips, ice cream and soda are available for purchase from the Elkhorn Chamber, Elkhorn 4-H and Elkhorn FFA. So bring a blanket or chair, family and friends, and have some summer fun with activities for the kids, music, food and a spectacular fireworks show at dusk!

Volunteers Needed!
The Elkhorn Chamber is in need of volunteers to help with our Star Spangled Celebration this year. Whether you can help with the setup before it starts, during the event or with tear down afterwards, please contact the Chamber at 262-723-5788 and sign up to volunteer. Your help is greatly appreciated and events such as this couldn't be done without you.

Mark Your Calendars! 

Elkhorn's 10th Annual Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 9am-5pm in the downtown square. We plan on making our 10th year bigger and better than ever before. If your business would like to be a part of one of Elkhorn's largest community events, Click Here for our sponsorship form. 

Volunteers Needed!
The Elkhorn Chamber is in need of volunteers to help with our 10th Annual Oktoberfest this year. Whether you can help with the setup before it starts, during the event or with tear down afterwards, please contact the Chamber at 262-723-5788 and sign up to volunteer. Or if you have any interest in sitting on our Oktoberfest Planning Committee to help organize this great event, our next meeting will be Thursday, July 9th at 9am in the Chamber building. All committee members get bronze level sponsorship recognition ($250 value) or credit towards a higher level. Your help is greatly appreciated and events such as this couldn't be done without you. 
2015 Elkhorn Guide
2015 Elkhorn Guides Available!  The new 2015 Elkhorn Guide has arrived. Residents have already received their copy that was part of the 8,600 that were direct mailed throughout Elkhorn and we're already hearing great things. If your business would like to have some guides at your location for your visitors, please contact the Chamber at 262-723-5788 to let us know how many you'd like and we will get them to you.

For a sneak peak of the new guide, you can view the entire book online by Clicking Here! 
Calendar of Events

Submit Your Events!
If you have events and or promotions for your business we want to know. Promoting your business and things you have going on is part of what we do and is included in your membership. Non-members can now submit community events directly on our website to be added to the events calendar by Clicking Here. Members can submit their events utilizing their member login through the Chamber's website. We'll also put your events in our e-newsletters and blasts as well as post your flyers and posters in our office. Does your business have special offers during Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mothers Day or any other holiday throughout the year? We'll help promote those too. Events and promotions should be sent to us at your earliest convenience but no later than 1 month prior to your event taking place to allow us ample time to promote it for you.
New Members
Tender Reflections!

 Tender Reflections is a beautiful new assisted living community in Elkhorn for persons 55 years and older who wish to be engaged in a lively yet safe environment.  We specialized in memory care but welcome all who wish to maintain the dignity of mind, body & spirit. To learn more about their new facility, visit them on the web at www.tenderreflectionsal.com    


WrenchTech Guy, LLC!

WrenchTech Guy, LLC is a comprehensive website design and development company with focus on all aspects of digital marketing from social media to email marketing and web campaigns. They provide clean and elegant designs backed by robust tools to track your pathway to success. Visit them on the web at www.wtg.io to learn more about the services they provide.  


The Grist Mill!

The Grist Mill is a family owned and operated restaurant in East Troy serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their private meeting room with a projector/screen is available for groups and can comfortably seat up to 30 guests. They also have a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 200 guests for large group events. Visit them on the web at www.easttroygristmill.com to view their menu and more. 

Business After Hours
Member/Community Events

Sunset Pool Grand Opening! Thursday, July 2nd 5:30pm
The new Sunset Pool is now open at Sunset Park located off Devendorf Street in Elkhorn. Join them for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony and enjoy music, food and giveaways such as 2 free guest daily passes. For more information call 262-723-2279.

Star Spangled Celebration! Friday, July 3rd 5-10pm

Start your holiday weekend with a BANG! Enjoy an evening in Elkhorn's beautiful Sunset Park with music performed in our historic bandshell by the Holton Band. Hungry? Food and snacks will be available for purchase from the Elkhorn Chamber, Elkhorn 4-H and Elkhorn FFA. So bring a blanket or chair, family and friends, and have some summer fun with activities for the kids, music, food and a spectacular fireworks show at dusk!

Peoples Bank Customer Appreciation!
Friday, July 10th 3-6pm

Please join Peoples Bank for food and fun. It is their opportunity to thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Also, the employees are hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the Lakeland Animal Shelter.  Please stop into the Elkhorn Office between July 1-10th to view the items.  The silent auction closes at 5pm on Friday, July 10th.  The employees are also collecting items to donate to the animal shelter.

St. Patrick's Parish Summer Celebration!
Saturday, July 18th 4-10pm
We start the day with an Outdoor Mass at 4pm followed by great food - family fun - music by Ear Candy - games for all - raffles and auctions. Everyone is welcomed!

St. Patrick 5K Run in the Sun - 1 Mile Fun Walk!
Saturday, July 18th 10am-12pm
2nd Annual 5K Run - 1 Mile Walk with prizes and raffles. Goody bags for all participants including 2 drink tickets for the Parish Celebration. Registration forms and more information can be found on their website  by Clicking Here or at the parish office.

17th Annual Twin Oaks Golf Outing!
Monday, July 20th

Tee up against homelessness and support Walworth County's only 24-hour homeless shelter. Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless helped 151 individuals in 2014, nearly half of them children. The shelter provides case management, life skills workshops and a safe place to stay while participants move forward on their pathways out of poverty. Join us for a fantastic day for a great cause. For more information and to register, Click Here!

Gateway Open House! Thursday, July 23rd 3-7pm
Visit Gateway Technical College at their Elkhorn campus located at 400 County Road H. Visit career labs, get enrollment assistance and enjoy music, food and fun.

Wine and Walk! Thursday, July 23rd 5-7pm
Holton Manor presents a Wine and Walk where you can taste wine, enjoy tasty appetizers and tour their beautiful historic mansion. Proceeds from this event benefit the restoration of the historic Frank Holton mansion located on the grounds of Holton Manor. As well as preserving a piece of Elkhorn's history, the renovated mansion will provide a place for pediatric therapy, home health services, support group meetings and space for community events. Cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the door. RSVP to hbartell@carriagehealthcare.com or call 262-741-5540.

Run United! Saturday, July 25th 
United Way of Walworth County will host their 6th Annual Run United 5 mile Run - 2 mile Run/Walk during the Rotary Festival of Summer in the downtown square, Veterans Park. New this year is also a 1 mile Fun Run for kids age 17 and under. Registration is NOW OPEN and can be done online by Clicking Here!

Festival of Summer! Saturday, July 25th

Enjoy the sounds, smells and tastes of summer! Support the Elkhorn Rotary Club at their pancake breakfast in the morning or by getting some delicious brats, burgers and roasted corn in the afternoon and evening. Stick around Saturday night for the Rotary Beer Tent and enjoy live music from local bands. Walk around and do a little shopping with the many crafters and vendors that line the square. The kids will have plenty to keep them occupied with all the activities available such as bounce houses, slides and more. Sit back and relax while you enjoy different entertainment on the community stage including performances from local groups such as the Elkhorn Flying Dragons, Toe to Toe Ballet and more. We even have race enthusiasts covered with the Run United 5 mile Run and 2 mile Run/Walk that starts in the morning at Veterans Park in the downtown square.

10th Annual Jamie Sendt Memorial Golf Outing!
Saturday, July 25th
Proceeds of this annual golf outing are donated to the Lauderdale/La Grange Fire Department. Shotgun start at 1pm. Cost is $65 per person and includes green fees, cart and dinner. For more information call Valerie Etzel at 262-215-0996 or email sendtmemorial@gmail.com.

Lutherdale Friday Fish Fry! Friday, July 31st
Menu Includes: Traditional Baked or Fried Cod, Choice of Potato, Cole Slaw, Bread & Butter, Applesauce, Beverage and Dessert. Each event will also feature a specialty fish choice. Cost: $12 for adults; $7 for youth (age 12 and under). Reservations suggested for groups of 8 or more.
Entertainment & Recreation

Come be Amazed at Young Auditorium!
For highlights on the 2014-2015 season at UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium, Click Here!

Lauderdale Aqua Skiers Waterski Show!  
Saturdays, May 23rd - August 29th 
The waters of Lauderdale Lake will again be host to a long tradition on the chain of lakes as the Lauderdale Aqua Skiers thrill you with "The Magic of Showskiing"! Weekly shows are performed throughout the summer on Don Jean Bay on Lauderdale Lakes on Saturday evenings beginning at 6pm; future team exhibition shows start at 5:30pm.
Holton Band Summer Concert Series!
Fridays, June 12th - July 17th 7:30pm 
Free open air summer concert series in Sunset Park's historic bandshell performed by Elkhorn's community orchestra. Bring a blanket, chairs, family and friends to enjoy an evening of music in the park.

Great Escapes Package at Harbor Shores!
(weekends only): Includes two nights accommodations for 2, continental breakfast, $40 dining certificate to your choice (Popeyes, Gino's East, Bistro 220,or Sprecher's), chocolates and a bottle of wine upon arrival.  For our Parkview rooms the rate is $271+tax. For our Lakeview rooms the rate is $321+tax
Pamper Me Sweet at Harbor Shores! 
(Sunday-Thursday): Includes one night accommodation, continental breakfast, $40 to Creative X-Pressions, chocolates, and plush robe. For our Parkview rooms the rate is $137+tax . For our Lakeview rooms the rate is $160+tax.
A Night In at Harbor Shores! 
(Sunday-Thursday): Includes one night accommodation, continental breakfast, $20 dining certificate to Gino's East, popcorn, and unlimited inhouse DVD rentals. For our Parkview rooms the rate is $101+tax. For our Lakeview rooms the rate is $121+tax.
Birthday Package at Harbor Shores! (Sunday-Thursday): Includes one night accommodation for 2, continental breakfast, birthday cake and ice cream for two) For our Parkview rooms the rate is $89+tax. For our Lakeview rooms the rate is $109+tax.
Service Industry Mondays at Lake Lawn! 
Lake Lawn Resort invites all hotel and restaurant industry employees to enjoy a special day of discounts. Every Monday in 2014 receive 20% OFF the following: Guest rooms for Monday night stays; Food & Beverage at Frontier Restaurant, Lookout Bar & Eatery, Isle of Capri Cafe and Clubhouse Sports Bar & Grill; Water sport rentals; Golf; Spa services at Calladora Spa. To reserve, call 262-728-7950

Member Newsbriefs
Cousins Subs at Gateway! 

Cousin Subs of Elkhorn is excited to announce a new partnership with Gateway Technical College-Elkhorn Campus to serve pre-made subs and other menu items during lunch to their students, faculty and visitors adjacent to the Student Commons area located in the South Building. Come by Monday - Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm.


Frank's Piggly Wiggly Top Work Places 2015!

Frank's Piggly Wiggly, locally owned and operated for 34 years, was recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Work Place for 2015. With their customers support over the last 34 years, they have been able to donate over $1,000,000 back to the community with such programs as Community Dollars, Brat Hut and local food pantries. Frank's Piggly Wiggly....Your trusted local grocer. 


Paint Our Place Summer Program!  
All middle and high school studentsare invited to join Sugar Creek Lutheran Church on Mondays and Thursdays all summer long for this exciting mission work, right here in our own community. Please come ready to work by wearing work clothes (meaning they can get paint/dirt on them). All groups after kick-off will meet after summer school (12:30) in front of the town square/government building. We return to the square at 3:00pm. It is an easy walk from summer school, and we'll meet you there with all supplies. Bring a brown bag lunch if you can or we'll provide a lighter snack and water. We meet rain or shine. In case of rain, we will meet at Elkhorn First United Methodist Church on N. Broad St. For more information or questions contact Summer at 262-215-7866.  

Feeding Walworth County!

Feeding Walworth County is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to purchase and provide provisions for over 23 food pantries in Walworth County that serve over 4,600 families each month. Currently they have quarterly food distributions, which are of critical importance to providing food to those in need. After their most recent food distribution in April, funds for their next distribution on August 7th are critically low. If you or your business would like to donate, contact Alyson Ketterhagen at 262-745-1939.     


What's In The Works?

See what's in the works with this monthly publication from the Walworth County Public Works Department by Clicking Here! 


Available Properties

Professional Office Space for Lease! Both a closed door office (15'X11') and open cubical spaces (10'X8') are available for up to three professionals. Currently the office has seven financial professionals handling non-property/casualty insurance products, securities, tax and financial planning. Facility amenities; formal entry, large and small conference rooms, men's and women's restrooms, break room and Wi-Fi access. E-mail DeWayne Egly at dewayne@sierrainsurancemarketing.com for details. 
Commercial Development Land For Sale!
The land between Walgreens and the new Mercy Clinic is available for sale. This is a great opportunity in the hottest retail part of Elkhorn.  14+ Acres and divisible. For information,
Click Here! 
Properties For Rent!  
Wallem Management has space available for rent in The Elk Center north of Elkhorn across from Evergreen Golf Club by Charley O's and Fiddlesticks. For more information, contact Gary Wallem at (262) 723-7000.

Commerical Space for Rent!
Spaces available for rent in Frank's Market Plaza, between Frank's Piggly Wiggly and the new Dollar Tree now open. Spaces sized between 1200sq.ft to 3,750sq.ft. Please contact Frank@FranksPigglyWiggly.com or call
920-723-8689 for details.

Available Office Space for Rent!
Approximately 1200 Sq. Ft. of office space available in Elkhorn Business Center. This unit is currently set up with 4 offices with sinks, reception area, waiting room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen area and storage space. Excellent space for any type of medical or dental office. Space can be renovated to fit any purpose. This is a high traffic area, close to Walworth County institutions and several hospitals. Gateway Technical School is also a short distance away. $12 per Sq. Ft.  For more information email flying.dragons@earthlink.net.
Help Wanted
Elkhorn and Surrounding Area Job Postings! 
See what jobs are currently available in Elkhorn and the surrounding area by visiting the Elkhorn Chamber's website by Clicking Here! 

Members of the Chamber can post their current openings on our website as another tool to make your membership work for you. This feature also allows for new residents considering a move to Elkhorn, more information on what is available to them and what Elkhorn has to offer.
For more information on how your business can post current job openings on the Chamber's website at no additional cost to members, please call us at

The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center has a lot to offer members when promoting their business, events and news for the minimal cost of an annual membership. Our monthly e-newsletter is just one of the ways we offer to get your information out to hundreds and as you can see, many of our members are already taking advantage of this great promotional opportunity. Call us today or Click Here to let us know what's going on with your business.




Chris Clapper

Executive Director
Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce


Tracie Silva

Executive Assistant

Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce

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