Thursday, May 9, 2013
The program guide from the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department promotes Jammin' on Janesville, but if you stick to their dates, you won't catch any of the events.
Tammy Dunn with the Muskego Department of Parks and Recreation always wants to call readers' attention to their program guide, but in this case it's for an error in the dates of one of the summer's biggest events. Jammin' on Janesville is held on the first Fridays of June, July and August, but in the program guide's promotion of the 2013 event, they list the dates for the 2012 street party. So, turn to page 63 (back inside cover) take out a red pen and correct the dates to read as follows: June 7, July 5 and August 2 In addition, the time for this year's events has been extended to 10 p.m., with the opening of the three-time festival remaining at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Alderman Dan Soltysiak had raised questions on whether places that sell alcohol should put up fences to keep drinkers from walking away with beverages, but police argued that the barriers actually encourage drinking.
As the first big party of the season approaches, businesses hoping to serve beer or other alcoholic beverages at Jammin' on Janesville had to wait for approval of their permits based on safety concerns raised by an alderman. At the April 9 Finance Committee meeting, Dan Soltysiak had asked what controls would be in place to define the licensed areas and who would be served, saying he believed alcohol needed to be restricted to a specific area. Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti noted then that the Police Department had not had any issues with the event in the past, but the matter was deferred in order to assemble the parties requesting a permit. High Hitchin’ Tractor Pullers, Heritage Presbyterian Church (June and August only), Sandhill Booster Club…
Monday, April 15, 2013
A new pin for 2013 aims to save residents money while keeping the customers coming for Muskego businesses
The Randy Roadbot pin has been a popular fixture on many a lapel around the past couple of summers in Muskego as the mascot for Jammin' on Janesville. However the 2013 version will also employ the use of technology along with the iconic orange barrel man. At first seeming like a random black squiggle, anyone with a smart phone will likely recognize the QR code on the new pin. QR, which stands for quick response, is a scannable symbol that will direct you to a website. No doubt you've noticed these symbols in print advertising, and it's a way to connect people on the go to company websites. With a QR app on your smart phone - they can be downloaded for free - you simply point the phone at the symbol and scan. In this case, you will be …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
We're proud to announce that Muskego Patch will be the media sponsor for this year's Jammin' on Janesville....Why didn't we think of this sooner?
This year's Jammin' on Janesville will have an official media sponsor — and we're pleased to announce it's Muskego Patch. Muskego Patch was launched in December 2010, and Jammin' on Janesville was launched by the Chamber of Commerce in June 2011, so it seems like a natural fit that these Muskego "classmates" would eventually work together to help promote the city's businesses. "Patch is thrilled to be part of this great community event," said Mark Maley, regional editor for Patch in Milwaukee. "Jammin' really showcases what makes Muskego special — from the spotlight on the businesses to the activities for children to the great food and music. I personally met a lot of great people at the Patch tent at last's year's event — and we look …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Not sure how you want your business, school or organization to be involved in this summer's street party? Stop in to talk one on one with event coordinators to get inspired.
Stumped on how to get involved this summer at Jammin’ on Janesville? Help is available, every Wednesday at the Muskego Chamber of Commerce. The festival's event coordinators will be in the Chamber office every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7 p.m. through March 6 to help businesses plan their 2013 participation and marketing activities. "Jammin’ on Janesville helps businesses achieve greater market awareness, product visibility, networking, and revenue-generating opportunities," said Cassandra Wurster, event coordinator. Once again, the first Friday events will provide businesses three summer evenings to showcase their products and services to local residents. With over 100+ business sponsors in 2012, attendees gained awareness and …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A busy weekend ushered in a busy week of meetings, with the key stories also being the most tragic. Here's to a better week ahead!
Last Saturday barely had begun when Kayla Corona, an 18-year-old Muskego High School graduate, was killed in a car crash on Henneberry Drive. Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash, but her family has also stated that the vehicle showed some sign of failure. Early Sunday morning, the news that broke was no better, as a home was totalled by fire on Hidden Creek Court. The cause of the fire, which is suspected to have started in the garage, is under investigation. Monday morning, Zachary Franck made his initial court appearance in the case of the sexual assault of a 12-year-old Muskego girl in December. He entered a not guilty plea before he was remanded into custody, where he will await trail. Perhaps a twist of ironic timing, a '…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Another packed meeting for Jammin' on Janesville as the Chamber of Commerce presents its marketing plan to help businesses figure out where they can fit into the summer's biggest street party.
Coming into its third year, Jammin' on Janesville has gone from an event that required a lot of explaining to one that residents can't wait for to return, construction-zone warts and all. This summer's events will be Fridays (of course) June 7, July 5 and August 2. The all-business 'kickoff' meeting was held Tuesday night at Muskego Public Library to introduce the marketing plan for businesses and organizations to take part in, and this year's efforts were made simpler by demand. "We heard from you last year, and we knew we needed to simplify and make sponsorships more accessible to every business," said Tammy Brings, event coordinator. Some of the places you're likely to see 'Jammin' promotions include the radio, TV, billboard and of …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The official kickoff meeting for the 2013 events is Jan. 22, and businesses are urged to attend to make the 3rd annual event a success
What better day could there be to pass along this news of summer? The first committee meeting for Jammin' on Janesville was held Dec. 11 at the office of the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to introduce the marketing plan for 2013. Chamber Executive Director Tina Weiss said the marketing plan seemed to be very well received, so the next step in planning is to organize the business leaders at an "All Business Meeting" on Jan. 22nd. Last year, the meeting drew well over 100 businesses to listen in to what sponsorships existed, and organizers are promising an even bigger event this year. "This is the last year of construction, so we want this to be a big event, as we know the format will likely change after 2013," said …