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September 01, 2017

Madison, Wis. - The core services Wisconsin’s 267 local chambers of commerce offer their members vary from village to town to city. But whether they focus on advocacy, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurship, workforce development or organizing community events, they all play an important role in our state that should be recognized.

That is why Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed September to be Chamber of Commerce Month in Wisconsin. Walker made the proclamation at the request of the Wisconsin Chambers of Commerce Executives (WCCE), a division of the State Chamber that offers professional development and advocacy for local chambers of commerce.

“Chambers are central to Wisconsin’s local economies,” said Philip Fritsche, president of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce and WCCE Advisory Board Chair. “In most places, the chamber is involved in major local decision making either as a facilitator or advocate for its members.”  Fritsche said that chambers are critical community partners and problem solvers with the unique ability to work with stakeholders from both the private and public sectors.

At Forward Janesville, our mission is to lead private sector economic and community development efforts to ensure the continued health and prosperity of business and industry in the Janesville and Rock County area.  Our focus is on Member Services, Economic Development, Government Relations, Workforce Development and Community Partnerships.


            “With over 500 members and hundreds of volunteers, Forward Janesville is able to represent the area business community and undertake sustained efforts to improve our local economy.  The cornerstone of our mission is: Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

Forward Janesville . . . Experience the power of community!