MADISON – The core services Wisconsin’s 267 local chambers of commerce offer their members vary from city to town to village. But whether they focus on advocacy, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurship, young professionals, workforce or organizing community events, they all play an important role in our state that should be recognized.
That is why Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed September as Chambers of Commerce Month in Wisconsin. Evers made the proclamation at the request of the Wisconsin Chambers of Commerce Executives (WCCE), a division of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the state chamber that offers professional development and advocacy for local chambers of commerce.
“Chambers are the glue that bind Wisconsin’s communities together,” said Robert Moses, president/CEO of the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and WCCE Advisory Board Chair. “The goal of Chamber Month is to put Wisconsin chambers in the spotlight for all they do to solve problems and promote prosperity throughout Wisconsin.”
Chambers will commemorate Chamber Month with a variety of activities, including Business After Five events, or by hosting discussions on the condition of their local economy, something that is also done at the state-level by WMC, and at the national-level by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Month will culminate on September 24-26 with the annual WCCE Conference, which will be held in Waukesha. At least 80 chamber professionals from around the state will attend.