The Chamber has personally thanked the county for investing in Muskego's much needed road project. Phase 1 seems to be going smoothly. The level of professionalism and courtesy is inspiring and I would like to commend them all for their hard work and dedication especially in this fiscal economy.
The challenges that lie ahead are significant and we plan to address them with much thought and consideration towards our businesses. Keeping businesses in business is important to our Chamber as well as to the future economic growth of Muskego.
Throughout the past year we have focused on establishing incentives promoting our businesses during road construction. Specifically, I would like to highlight the progress made with Jammin' on Janesville in bringing not just Muskego residents into our downtown, but other community residents enjoying the evening as well as becoming aware of what we have here in our downtown. The road was well traveled during Jammin' on Janesville the first Friday of June. The road construction did not seem to affect the number of people that attended this event and the road crew and police department should be commended in keeping it safe and as people friendly as they could. Guests were interested and engaged in the progress as well as the businesses that chose to be involved in this tool of survival. Many commented on how wonderful it will be to have that event on a road that is walkable and much less congested.
Perhaps not as notable was the introduction of our Hard Hat lunches. This was our way to help some of the restaurants along the affected route continue to serve a regular Thursday lunch crowd. We also discounted our membership dues in 2012 and will discount once again in 2013 while road construction is in progress to not add burden to already stressed situations.
Please continue to see the updates posted on road construction at this link: