Chamber Chat--October 2019
October is such a busy month here at the Chamber. We just finished with our Fall Market this past weekend. We had over 80 vendors and although the weather didn’t quite cooperate on Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous day. Our Witches Night Out event is tonight, please come in your witchy garb and shop the street for great deals and fantastic fun. Trick-or-Treat the Street is Thursday, October 24th. We can’t wait to see all the kiddos on Main Street dressed up in their costumes!
October is also membership month here at the Chamber. We will be speaking with prospective members, as well as showing our appreciation for existing members. We will be hosting a Membership Appreciation event on Tuesday, October 29th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Chamber. We will be serving finger foods and have a lot of fun ways to learn more about the Chamber and have a few laughs. This is one way for us to say “Thank You” for your support and investment in the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are a current member, past member, or future member please join us! We would love for you to learn more about what the Chamber does for your business and for the community.
We will soon begin collecting annual data on how you think we are doing. We will then use that data to develop strategic initiatives in our annual strategic planning process. We will continue to strive to be an effective advocate for success of the businesses in the Mount Horeb Area.
We are also rolling out a lot of new features to help your businesses gain exposure and capitalize on tourism. We can’t wait to share that information with you.
We want to thank Farmers Savings Bank for hosting Business after Hours in September. We had a great time! We were also honored to be a part of two ribbon cuttings this month at A Place to Grow, and Trollhøvel. I never got the pleasure of meeting the man that Trollhøvel is dedicated to, but I have been fortunate enough to meet and work closely with his wife, Janice Sievers. It was an emotional and touching ceremony for a man who moved this community forward and cared about everyone and everything in it. Please make it a point to visit Trollhøvel and read the plaque about George:
“George R. Sievers cared deeply about Mount Horeb. His lifelong dedication to the betterment of the Village and the surrounding area took shape in his work, as a Main Street Merchant, volunteering his time as a Village Board Member, as an Executive Director of the Mount Horeb Ara Chamber of Commerce, and through his forward thinking. His love of all things Norwegian was perhaps most evident as an owner of Open House Imports and in his involvement with The Sons of Norway. George loved his community, and he was passionate about Nordic culture and lore. This Trollhovel is dedicated to George and his life well lived. Mange Tusen Takk!”
We would also like to thank the Sons of Norway, the Trollhøvel committee, and everyone who donated and put in hours of time to make this dream come true.
As always, if you are interested in learning more about Chamber membership or would like to serve on a committee please let me know. We appreciate our volunteers and members. We know that collectively we can make the greatest impact.