Monday, March 12, 2012
The 'Magic of Muskego' was a tale of welcoming newcomers and honoring departing veterans
The annual Muskego Chamber of Commerce gala and awards ceremony celebrated businesses that made a difference, some new to the scene, while remembering and thanking an outgoing member for his service. The organization said good bye to Joe Schroeder, who is the President of the chamber and also the Muskego-Norway School District Superintendent. Schroeder is resigning at the end of June to take a position with the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators. With a magic theme decorating the evening at Bush Gardens on Thursday, magician 'The Great La Bak' 'locked' him up in a joking attempt to keep him around. The chamber also recognized the following people and businesses: Mayor's beautification award: L Spa The salon and spa officially …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Allison Gage is a member of the Muskego-Norway School Board, president of Muskego High School's FBLA and has earned $1,000 scholarship to apply to her studies at Ohio State in fall.
Allison Gage, a senior at Muskego High School (MHS), has been named as the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s 2012 Scholarship award recipient. The Chamber provides a $1,000 scholarship each year to a local student who has exhibited strong academic achievement as well as community and school service and involvement. The award will be presented to Gage at the Chamber’s Annual Gala and Auction on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at Bush Gardens Banquet Hall. Allison Gage and her parent’s attendance at the Gala will be sponsored by Intrepid Innovations, a Muskego Chamber of Commerce business member. Gage has aspirations for a career in business and has been accepted at Ohio State University. "Her placement on the honor roll at MHS …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Muskego Council made 'hard, but right' decision in moving forward with purchase of lake property, says Chamber
Members of the Muskego City Council faced a very challenging decision last night concerning potential lake property acquisition on Little Muskego Lake. While recognizing that opinions differ on the issue, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce believes the City Council made a hard but right decision on this matter by approving purchase of the property. The mission of the Muskego Area Chamber is to create prosperity and a vibrant community in order to make our lake community a destination for work, home and play. The City Council's vote on this matter is directly aligned to advancing this mission and vision for Muskego's future. We are thankful for the vote and for the civic-minded leadership it demonstrates. In stating our organization's …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Business organization supports "investment" in lake park, seeing a return on that investment should it be purchased by the city.
(We welcome your comments on all issues, but please note anyone providing a letter to the editor will need to provide their first and last name in order for it to be published.) On Behalf of the Muskego Chamber of Commerce we would like to state our position on the property acquisition on the lake. The Mission of the Chamber is: To help create prosperity and a vibrant community, with the vision of making our lake community a destination for work, home and play. Muskego has a beautiful, natural lake in the middle of its downtown that has been hidden for decades from many visitors and residents. The possibility of getting a sneak peek at our natural resource has all the elements for creating prosperity and everything else our mission and …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Jammin on Janesville comes with two coordinators, a host of sponsorship options for businesses, and a lot of excitement for the 2nd annual event
The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism met with a core group of members to lay out the marketing plans and get feedback on their direction for the 2012 Jammin on Janesville (JOJ) events. Tina Weiss, executive director for the chamber, and Cassandra Wurster and Tammie Brings, co-coordinators of the event, which is planned for June 1, July 6 and August 3 (first Fridays), outlined various ways businesses can become involved as well as an expanded marketing plan. Last year, the chamber estimated they spent $38,000 in promotions for the first-ever event, and the estimate for this year will likely reach $50,000. Brings explained they have had contact already with various broadcast media, and hope to incorporate some type of contest to …
Monday, December 12, 2011
A series on how America’s Great Recession is hitting home in Muskego, features local businesses that are thriving and can help you complete your Christmas shopping.
(Editor's note: If you're a Muskego Business, and want to add your offers here to help supplement the list, please contact us!) Money is the magic that fuels the American economy, and it’s no secret business is down most places in Muskego this year. What may be a secret is the wide mix of gifts available that can save money and stretch the few dollars shoppers have…and stimulate the local economy at the same time. Glo 10 Salon and Spa: Customers are extending time between appointments and buying fewer products to cut costs in this economy, said manager Julie Azmani, but “massage is up! People realize they have to do something for themselves” to relieve tension, Azmani said. Gift massages at $1/minute with massage club membership (no …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Country Christmas captures spirit, sounds of the season
Starting with a parade that seems to see increasing attendance every year, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism collaborated with organizations and businesses to present the 2011 "Muskego's Country Christmas." Activities were centered at the Old Settlement Centre, and a 'mascot dash' was new this year and seemed to grab the same enthusiasm from spectators that the sausage races do at a Milwaukee Brewer Game. With weather threatening, but never following through on rain, crowds enjoyed hot beverages like cider and hot chocolate, as well as an assortment of candies, kettle corn and concessions. The tree lighting capped off the festivities and was followed up by a new song about Muskego by local musician Mark Stehlow.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Muskego High School students take a tour of Muskego businesses to foster interest in various fields and showcasing what's right here in their backyard.
What is hoped to be the first of regular 'field trips' for Muskego High School seniors to introduce them to business fields, especially those right here in the city, was sponsored by the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism on Friday, Nov. 4. About 80 students toured Muskego's Business Park and Walmart, Waukesha State Bank (where 12 different professionals came to speak to the students) and Holiday Inn Express. Reactions from the day were positive, with Chamber Executive Director Tina Weiss saying that "many students got to see what careers are out there, and they were surprised to see what companies are right here in the city." Nucleic Resources was one such stop, where students and other chamber members found out how the company…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
2012 events will include a return of trolleys and roadbots, along with a few new ideas.
The success of the Jammin' on Janesville events has the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism eager to start 2012 planning. At its first meeting for next year's event, there was an equal mix of old favorites and new ideas that will likely make up next year's event. Executive Director Tina Weiss announced the addition of two coordinators who will work with the businesses to help promote and market the events, which will be on June 1, July 6 and August 3, 2012. Tammy Brings is a marketing and event planner as is Cassandra Wurster, and the goal will be to have them counsel businesses that are looking for marketing ideas along with coordinating all the details for the event. Trolleys provided a great mode of transportation, and with …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Mentoring opportunity offered to high school students takes them on a tour of area businesses.
About 80 high school students will get a chance to view businesses from the inside, and perhaps gain some insight of their own on what to do after they leave high school. Tina Weiss, Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Executive Director, called the 'field trip in our city' a "great mentoring opportunity offered from our local businesses." One group of 40 seniors will tour 15 businesses in the Muskego Business Park, finishing with lunch at InPro Corporation. InPro has been a long time denizen of the park, and recently announced plans to purchase the former Wiza building to bring marketing staff back from a location in New Berlin. Another group of 40 kids kids will begin at Walmart and then to Waukesha State Bank to take part in …