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Contents 5 WELCOME 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 23 24 26 32 38
THE CHAMBER FAMILY HISTORY ATTRACTIONS & RECREATION ANNUAL EVENTS CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT GOVERNMENT EDUCATION HEALTH CARE WORSHIP BUSINESS COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP LISTING ADVERTISER INDEX
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eaver Dam, Wisconsin is a small urban environment surrounded by picturesque Wisconsin farms and situated on the shores of Wisconsin’s 16th largest lake, Beaver Dam Lake. Welcome from the staff, board and members of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce!
Our community offers family entertainment and recreational opportunities for both residents and our out-of-town guests. See the pages that follow for information on our homegrown community theatre – celebrating over 50 years of live productions, our disc golf course, our area arts association, local museums, our hockey arena, our two golf courses, our movie theatre with 5 screens, our 21+ city and county parks with a variety of amenities, a listing of our annual events and much more. Keep this guide as a reference you’ll turn to throughout the year. It’s great to bring along in your glove compartment or is a great conversation piece on the living room coffee table. While in Beaver Dam enjoy our natural attractions, cultural offerings, variety of restaurants, fine lodging and the friendly service that greets you at our local businesses.
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Enjoy THE AMENITIES OUR CITY HAS TO OFFER VISITORS AND RESIDENTS!
For more information find us online at beaverdamchamber.com, like Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We also have dedicated sites and Facebook pages for some of our annual events, including the Taste of Wisconsin beer and cheese tasting in June. You can also contact the Chamber by phone: (920) 887-8879, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and by mail: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, 127 S. Spring Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
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THE BEAVER DAM CHAMBER IS COMMITTED TO MAINTAINING AND GROWING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND HELPING TO ENSURE A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR RESIDENTS.
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MISSION STATEMENT: We promote engagement and collaboration for our community and membership. VISION STATEMENT: We are the organization that drives the community forward through visionary and strategic partnerships. CORE VALUES: Integrity – We will conduct business ethically and honestly. Advocacy – We will represent members by building and maintaining relationships. Leadership – We will lead by example and promote community involvement. Education – We will support personal and professional growth through learning opportunities.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES & MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT • Ambassador Committee • Breakfast Network Committee • Breakfast Network Events (6+ times a year) • Business After Hours Events (12 times a year) • Chamber Golf Outing • Economic Update Luncheon • Business Before Hours Events (2 times a year) • Christmas Party • CATALYST – welcoming Millenials from the community to network with seasoned professionals and to take advantage of professional development opportunities • All Chamber events and activities throughout the year
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES • Tourism Promotion Committee • Beaver Dam Community Guide & Map • Visitor Center for Beaver Dam in Old Depot • Chamber Website • Small Business Saturday (annual promotion) • Monthly Community Comment Radio Show • Direct mail using membership or business list labels • Sponsorship opportunities with Chamber events throughout the year
TALENT • Leadership Beaver Dam • Collaboration with BDUSD & MPTC • Manufacturing Business Alliance of the Dodge County Region (an affiliate of the Chamber) • Future Wisconsin Community
RESOURCE • Programs / Services Committee • Internet Listing / Linking • Shop Beaver Dam First! Initiative • Bulk Mailing Permit • Beaver Dam’s Visitor Center
ADVOCACY • Advocacy Committee • Communication link with WMC • Communication link with U.S. Chamber • Election Candidates Forums • Candidate Questionnaire Surveys
PARTNER AFFILIATIONS • Beaver Dam Area Development Corporation partner • Beaver Dam Lake Citizen’s Alliance member • Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association member • Blue Zones Project – Dodge County Partner • Discover Dodge, Inc. member • Downtown Beaver Dam, Inc. member • Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP) partner • Wisconsin Department of Tourism partner • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce member • United States Chamber of Commerce member
VISIT US ONLINE AT BEAVERDAMCHAMBER.COM Visit our website and click on the “Join the Chamber” tab. Here you will find our online application as well as our contact information. You can email us with any questions directly at our website, or give us a call at (920) 887-8879.
MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES RETIRED MEMBERSHIP: $75.00
Open to individuals only who have been past Chamber members and wish to continue their membership after retirement.
NON-PROFIT & HOME BASED: $185.00
For Sole Proprietors. Open to home-based sole proprietor businesses. Same benefits as Bronze.
This is the basic membership. Open to any member.
Enhanced membership, a step up from Bronze. Open to any member.
Minimal membership for any organization with 100 or more employees. Open to any member.
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MBA - MANUFACTURING BUSINESS ALLIANCE OF THE DODGE COUNTY REGION
As a semiautonomous organization within the Chamber, membership is open to any Chamber member organization at no additional cost. Organizations who are not members of the Chamber can also participate by paying an MBA membership fee. The MBA is comprised of a general membership, a steering committee and a number of other committees. Membership is open to any organization within Dodge County or its immediate vicinity in neighboring counties, that wish to promote careers in manufacturing.
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he population of the Beaver Dam area is about 21,000 people centered on the city, which is on the southeast shore of Beaver Dam Lake. Quality of life has always been a key attribute for Beaver Dam. This includes stewardship of man-made Beaver Dam Lake, one of the stateâ€™s largest lakes, with 41 miles of shoreline. Over the past century, the community has established parks on the lake and along the Beaver Dam River. The community currently has 20 municipal parks, with more in the development stage. Neighborhood elementary schools and a centrally located middle school and high school enable most students to walk to school, providing easy access for parents and families to participate in school activities and programs. In addition, the community is served by excellent private Lutheran and Catholic grade schools and the K-12 multidenominational Central Wisconsin Christian School in neighboring Waupun. Beaver Dam is also home to the nationally recognized Wayland Academy, the oldest co-educational college preparatory high school in America. The greater Beaver Dam area provides all the necessities of life and more. But for collegiate or professional sports, or for metropolitan entertainment, Madison is a short 45 minute drive away, and downtown Milwaukee is only 75 minutes away.
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Likewise, Green Bay, home to the Packers, lies 95 minutes from downtown Beaver Dam. A domestic airport in Madison and international airports in Milwaukee and Chicago (2 1/2 hours from Beaver Dam) provide access to the nation and world. With easy access to the world, the friendly, welcoming, small town atmosphere of Beaver Dam endears itself to new residents and makes it a comfortable place to live for generations of families.
NEIGHBORHOODS Beaver Dam lays claim to every home type, from 19th century log cabins, rural farm houses and urban Victorian homes to modern suburban ranches and two-story homes found in outlying subdivisions. This range of homes allows every buyer to select the home and neighborhood of their choice. Apartment options are plentiful and are found in every neighborhood of the city, again, in a variety of price ranges. Large Victorian homes, cape cods, bungalows, ranches and split-level dwellings make up the neighborhoods fanning out from the historic downtown. Beautiful, year-round, one- and two-story lake homes line the cityâ€™s shore along Beaver Dam Lake. Tasteful family and senior apartment complexes are intermixed with one-family and multifamily developments throughout the city. Condominiums and several assistedliving facilities are also available to serve those markets as well. Suburban subdivisions surrounding Beaver Dam reflect the same diversity in modern housing found anywhere in the nation. One plus: home prices tend to be more affordable than Wisconsinâ€™s more urban markets, making Beaver Dam a favorite for some commuters.
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rior to the arrival of European and American Yankee settlers, Native American peoples, including the Chippewa, Fox, Kickapoo, Sauk, Sioux and Winnebago, lived in the rolling prairie and marshlands that became Beaver Dam. Native Americans hunted and fished the area, and paid a special reverence to a source of natural spring water that they called the Sacred Springs, found in what is now Swan Park. A number of archeological sites have been discovered throughout the area and are being excavated and preserved, when possible. In 2016 Beaver Dam celebrated the 175th anniversary of the
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founding of the community. In the spring of 1841, Thomas Mackie and his family became the first permanent Yankee settlers to the area, coming from the new community of Fox Lake to the north. The Mackieâ€™s built a log cabin, and were soon joined by other settlers. Beavers were abundant along the streams and river, constructing dams to provide their own habitat and food source. The Mackieâ€™s and other Yankee settlers decided that Beaver Dam would be a fitting name for the new settlement and the river. Beaver Dam is proud of its history and is fortunate to have private citizens and civic leaders who have recognized the value of preserving the architectural heritage of the
community. A number of outstanding buildings have been preserved and restored throughout the community for use as homes, businesses and public facilities. The 1880 Spring House pavilion built for the Vita Park resort (now Swan Park) has been lovingly restored. The 1901 downtown train depot, owned by the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, was restored/renovated in 2013. The cityâ€™s former library building, the Williams Free Library, was built in 1890
and today is maintained as the Dodge County Historical Society Museum, where a full history of the community is on display. Many private Victorian era homes, particularly along Park Avenue and surrounding downtown, have been maintained, restored and preserved as residences for over 100 years. Several downtown Beaver Dam landmarks have also been continuously maintained as businesses since the late 19th century.
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Attractions & Recreation
ocals and visitors enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, swimming, water skiing, boating, fishing, waterfowl hunting and other outdoor sports throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Winter brings ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Within an hour of Beaver Dam there are at least four Wisconsin ski hills. The Beaver Dam Family Center & Ice Arena provides an ice skating facility year round and is used by local youth hockey organizations, the Beaver Dam High School Hockey Team, Swan City Skaters and for open skating sessions for the community, with ice skate rentals available.
DODGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS The Dodge County Fairgrounds, just east of Beaver Dam, is home to the Dodge County Fair, which is held the third week of August. The Dodge County Fair was once known as the greatest county fair in the nation. Visitors from the 1880s through 1920s included train loads of people visiting from Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis, making the totals to the fair attendance in those years quadruple the entire population of Dodge County!
BEAVER DAM RACEWAY The Beaver Dam Raceway, located just east of the U.S. Highway 151 and State Highway 33 interchange, provides racing enthusiasts with exciting dirt track racing action that includes sprint cars, midgets, late models and more. The track operates from May through October, hosting special racing events throughout the season. Racing is held every Saturday during the season, beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday nights during the season, the track is used for go-kart racing. Photograph by P. Fritsche 12 | Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce
YMCA The YMCA of Dodge County offers year-round athletic and recreational opportunities for the whole family. The current Y facility, which opened in September of 2007, is a 67,000-square-foot recreation playground. It includes an athletic center, basketball gymnasium, racquetball courts, swimming complex with an Olympic style pool and a separate water park and recreational acreage for soccer, baseball and other outdoor sports.
TOWER LANES Photograph provided by Dianne Bell of Must-Skis Pyramid
Tower Lanes, the area’s only bowling facility, offers yearround leagues as well as daily open bowling time.
GOLFING WATER SKIING Another summer pastime is the free entertainment provided by the Beaverland Must-Skis ski team, who perform just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake most Sunday evenings and some Friday nights. Shows run from the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The Must-Skis is an award winning, family oriented organization that hosts local clinics, and regional tournaments and competitions. Locals as well as visitors are invited to watch the spectacular shows during Beaver Dam’s annual Lake Days celebration each year. Children through adults of all ages are invited to participate in the Learn to Ski clinics.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & SERVICES DEPARTMENT Beaver Dam’s Community Activities and Services Department provides a wide range of activities for adults and youth, from preschoolers to our active, seasoned citizens. Programming expanded in 2016 with the department’s new community center downtown, The Watermark along the Beaver Dam River. Annual programs include outdoor activities in municipal parks and in and on public and private school district athletic facilities and fields. Indoor activities are held in various facilities with some programs also coordinated with the local YMCA.
Two quality golf courses provide golf enthusiasts with hours of recreation. The Beaver Dam Country Club is located just north of the city on Highway 33, along Beaver Dam Lake’s eastern shore. The Par-72, 6,000-yard course was designed in the mid 1960s and offers small elevated greens, mature trees and well placed bunkers. In addition to the beautifully landscaped 18-hole course, the Beaver Dam Country Club has facilities that include a full service banquet hall, capable of hosting two events simultaneously. Old Hickory Golf Club is located just east of the city and the interchange of Highways 33 and 151, on Highway 33. Established in 1920, it is one of Wisconsin’s most mature and memorable golf courses. Old Hickory offers a 7,000-yard, 18-hole golf course that also has banquet facilities, recently updated, for events of all types. Old Hickory Golf Club membership offers reciprocity with 20 other Wisconsin golf courses.
OUTDOOR RECREATION Beaver Dam Lake offers year-round recreational opportunity. Three of the city’s lakeside parks offer boat ramps to launch watercraft of all sizes for a nominal fee. A kayak launch was added to Waterworks Park in 2016 to facilitate paddle watercraft on the lake. Fishing, skiing and boating are popular three-season recreation. Each autumn, the lake is also a popular backdrop for waterfowl hunters. In the winter, Beaver Dam Lake is home to ice shanties for ice fishing weekends and ice skating.
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EV EN TS BEAVER DAM AND THE SURROUNDING AREA ARE HOME TO A NUMBER OF ANNUAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
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JANUARY • Hockey Tournaments • Chamber Annual Dinner / Business & Citizen of the Year Recognition – Fourth Wednesday • Cabin Fever Fest! – Last Saturday & Sunday
FEBRUARY • Hockey Tournaments • Swan City Synchro Skate Competition – Third Saturday in February
MARCH • Hockey Tournaments • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – First Sunday in March • Election Candidates Forums – Fourth Wednesday in March and/or Fourth Wednesday in October
APRIL • Swan City Ice Show – First Weekend in April
MAY • Hockey Tournaments • Something Special From Wisconsin Breakfast – First Sunday in May • Senior Expo – Third Wednesday in May • Must-Skis Ski Team Shows on Beaver Dam Lake – Sunday evenings throughout the Summer
JULY • Lake Days – Second Weekend in July • A Day in the Park Craft Fair – Second Sunday in July • Fiesta Beaver Dam – Fourth Saturday in July • Nation of Patriots Launch – July 25 & 26
AUGUST • Corn Roast – First Thursday in August • Dodge County Fair – Wednesday – Sunday of the third weekend of August
SEPTEMBER • Beaver Dam Pepper Festival – Second Saturday in September • Wine Tour – Third Friday in September • BDHS Homecoming Parade – Late September / Early October
OCTOBER • Flea Markets / Craft Fairs / Swap Meets at Fairgrounds
NOVEMBER • Economic Update Luncheon – Fourth Wednesday in November
DECEMBER • Holiday Parade – First Saturday in December
JUNE • Fish `n Fun – First Saturday in June • Great Beaver Paddle Festival – Second Saturday in June • Taste of Wisconsin – Third Saturday in June (Saturday before Father’s Day) • Historical Society Lawn Party – Fourth Saturday in June
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Culture& Entertainment BEAVER DAM AREA COMMUNITY THEATRE
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The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre (BDACT) not only provides wonderful, local, live entertainment for the community, it is also an extraordinary, local theatrical training ground for youth and adults alike. BDACT has always made excellence in theatrical production a goal, but the organization prides itself on finding a role for anyone wanting to volunteer, whether on or off stage. Performers, ranging in age from 5-year-old kindergarteners to adults in their senior years, perform both in BDACTâ€™s own theatre and in the Beaver Dam High School auditorium.
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The Dodge County Historical Societyâ€™s goal is the preservation of the history of Dodge County, with an emphasis on the preservation of the history of the largest community in Dodge County, the City of Beaver Dam. The society, which is an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Historical Society, was formed in 1938 for the preservation of articles pertaining to the pioneer days and to the early history of Beaver Dam. The organization has been located at different sites over the years but is currently housed in the former Williams Free Library building in the heart of downtown. The museum features changing seasonal exhibits plus the Tribute to Veterans permanent exhibit, permanent displays of famous native sons and daughters, including actors Brian Donlevy and Fred MacMurray, athlete Maddy Horn, authors Harlowe Hoyt and Raymond Gallun and naturalist/
explorer Delia Denning Akeley. Children love the One Room Schoolhouse permanent interactive exhibit for youth. Open in the afternoon four days a week.
DODGE COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS One of Beaver Dam’s most successful homegrown companies, Advanced Products (now part of BurgessNorton Manufacturing), was founded by Peter Seippel. As part of a family legacy, the Seippel home was leased to the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association (BDAAA) for use as the Seippel Homestead & Center for the Arts until 2018. The group hosts changing special exhibits and art classes and special programs monthly throughout the year. The Association’s mission - to encourage and stimulate the promotion of the arts in Dodge County through community involvement, with focus on the visual arts - is fulfilled through activities through the BDAAA and throughout the community. The BDAAA also has a year-round gift shop with items any art lover would enjoy, but is particularly well stocked at Christmas time, when it becomes the Holiday Gift Gallery with only handmade, unique gift items of artwork, jewelry and more.
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Government LOCAL GOVERNMENT The Beaver Dam area consists of the City of Beaver Dam, situated at the southeast corner of Beaver Dam Lake, and suburban and rural neighborhoods in the surrounding Towns of Beaver Dam, Calamus, Trenton and Westford. Municipal government for the city consists of a mayor and fourteen alderpersons. Town governments consist of an elected chairman and four elected supervisors. County government provides any services not provided by the town or city governments for their citizens. There are ten county supervisors representing the Beaver Dam area. Beaver Dam City Hall is located at 205 S. Lincoln Avenue and is home to municipal services, including the Beaver Dam Fire Department. The city dedicated a new police department and municipal court at 123 Park Avenue in 2011. The Beaver Dam Community Library is located at 311 N. Spring Street, near the middle school and post office. The Beaver Dam Senior Center and all city sponsored recreational programs are part of the Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services (BDCA&S) Department. The Senior Center and BDCA&S Department are housed within the new Watermark Center, which opened in 2016 on S. Center Street along the Beaver Dam River. The department provides a wide range of high quality programs, activities and services for children, adults and senior citizens. Summer activities are held in city parks; fall and winter sports take place in community schools. Partners include Beaver Dam Community Hospital, the public library and more. Camp Crystal is held each summer at Crystal Lake Park. A proposal is being considered to eliminate a 1970s era wading pool in Swan Park and develop a splash pad facility on site in 2020/21, 18 | Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce
which will accommodate all ages of visitors. The BDCA&S Department also plans such popular programs as the Concerts in the Park and rents shelters and public facilities in the city. During the winter months, residents can enjoy outdoor ice skating at Tahoe and Crystal Lake Parks, with sledding on the hills at Crystal Lake and Waterworks Parks. The Town Hall for the Town of Beaver Dam is located at W8540 County Highway W, adjacent to the city limits. Dodge County government is run by full-time paid staff, headed by the Dodge County administrator and managed by thirty-seven elected county supervisors. County government is headquartered in Juneau, the county seat, which is located about ten miles southeast of Beaver Dam. The countyâ€™s administration building is located at 127 E. Oak Street and houses many of the departments of county government. The Justice Facility (courthouse) is located in Juneau at 210 W. Center Street. The sheriffâ€™s office is located at 124 West Street in Juneau.
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT The Beaver Dam area is represented by one Wisconsin State Representative (39th Assembly District) and one Wisconsin State Senator (13th Senate District). The area is divided in two when it comes to congressional representation, with the majority of the greater Beaver Dam area represented by the 6th Congressional District congressman, and everything geographically south of Highway 33 and the City of Beaver Dam on both sides of Beaver Dam Lake represented by the 5th Congressional District congressman. The State of Wisconsin is also represented by two U.S. senators.
Government Addresses CITY
Office of the Mayor Rebecca Glewen 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4600 Ext. 398 Police Department Chief John Kreuziger 123 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4613 Ext. 202 Fire Department Chief Alan Mannel 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4609 Municipal Court Judge Kenneth J. Peters Court Clerk Dawn Kuzniewicz 123 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4622 Director of Administration John Somers 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4600 Ext. 349 City Attorney Mary Ann Schacht 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4638 Facilities & Engineering Ritchie Piltz 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4600 Ext. 326 Public Works Kris Quandt 640 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4635 Utility Director Rob Minnema 108 Myrtle Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4625 Parks & Forestry John Neumann 205 W. South Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4623
Community Activities & Services (Senior Center) Jana Stephens 209 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4639 Public Library Librarian Sue Mevis 311 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4631 Inspection Services John Moosereiner 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4600 Ext. 340 Beaver Dam Ward 01 Alderperson David Hansen 104 Riverview Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 382-1104 Beaver Dam Ward 02 Alderperson Therese Henriksen 115 Stone St. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9806 Beaver Dam Ward 03 Alderperson Jon Abfall 109 Rosendale Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7983 Beaver Dam Ward 04 Alderperson Cris Olson 214 Roller Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 382-0751 Beaver Dam Ward 05 Alderperson Mick Fischer 516 Beaver Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3324 Beaver Dam Ward 06 Alderperson Ken Anderson 94 Warren Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 644-3128 Beaver Dam Ward 07 Alderperson Jack Yuds 708 West Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8969
Beaver Dam Ward 08 Alderperson Jane Loizzo 311 Morgan Lane Beaver Dam, WI, 53916 (920) 210-0084 Beaver Dam Ward 09 Alderperson Jaclyn Shelton (920) 378-1985 Beaver Dam Ward 10 Alderperson Kara Nelson 318 Henry Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 319-2021 Beaver Dam Ward 11 Alderperson Kay Appenfeldt 108 Sioux Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1693 Beaver Dam Ward 12 Alderperson Dan Doyle 125 Oneida Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-8179 Beaver Dam Ward 13 Alderperson Kevin Burnett 144 E. Burnett Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 763-2284 Beaver Dam Ward 14 Alderperson Mary Morgan 210 N. University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1052 All odd Wards are up for election in 2019. TOWN
Beaver Dam Town Chairman John Kuzniewicz N7100 Marlow Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4666 Beaver Dam Town Clerk Kristine Klodowski W8062 Brookwood Circle Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 319-1394
Beaver Dam Town Treasurer Mercia Christian W7918 County Road E Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1487 Beaver Dam Town Supervisor Jesse Hankes, Supervisor 1 W7827 County Road E Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-8847 Beaver Dam Town Supervisor Jeffrey Schmitt, Supervisor 2 N5574 Shaw Hill Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-1601 Beaver Dam Town Supervisor David Raue, Supervisor 3 W8064 Crescent Lane Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4666 Beaver Dam Town Supervisor Joseph Kern, Supervisor 4 N5983 S. Crystal Lake Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 382-3740 COUNTY
Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson 127 E. Oak Street Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3605 Dodge County Treasurer Patti K. Hilker 127 E. Oak Street Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3782 Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg 210 W. Center Street Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3610 Dodge County Sheriff Sheriff Dale Schmidt 124 West Street Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3726 Dodge County, Board Chair (District 02 Supervisor) Russell Kottke W8542 Laurel Hill Road Fox Lake, WI 53933 (920) 928-3168
Dodge County District 03 Supervisor Mary Bobholz N8488 Pine Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3337 Dodge County District 04 Supervisor Dale Macheel N9117 Pleasant Road Randolph, WI 53956 (920) 210-4863 Dodge County District 05 Supervisor Jeffrey Schmitt N5574 Shaw Hill Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-1601 Dodge County District 28 Supervisor Donna Maly 216 Oneida Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-3318 Dodge County District 29 Supervisor Dan Hilbert 211 Webster Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-8038 Dodge County District 30 Supervisor Mary Ann Miller 417 Haskell Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2288 Dodge County District 31 Supervisor Kevin Burnett 144 E. Burnett Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 763-2289 Dodge County District 32 Supervisor Lisa Derr 104 Lakeshore Terrace Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5549 Dodge County District 33 Supervisor Rebecca Glewen 109 Caroline Court Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 763-4094
39th Assembly District State Representative Mark Born (R) Room 320 East State Capitol PO Box 8952 Madison, WI 53708 (608) 266-2540 13th Senate District State Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R) Room 211 South State Capitol Madison, WI 53707 (608) 266-5660 Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) Room 115 East State Capitol Madison, WI 53707 (608) 266-1212 FEDERAL
5th Congressional District (southern Dodge County) Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R) 120 Bishops Way, Room 154 Brookfield, WI 53005 (262) 784-1111 6th Congressional District (northern Dodge County) Representative Glenn Grothman (R) 24 W. Pioneer Road Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 907-0624 U.S. Senate Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) 633 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1920 Milwaukee, WI 53203 (414) 297-4451 U.S. Senate Senator Ron Johnson (R) 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 408 Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 276-7282 President of the United States Donald J. Trump (R) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 (202) 456-1414
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Education THERE IS A TRACK RECORD IN BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN BEAVER DAM OF EXCELLENCE, AND A STRONG TRADITION OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION.
n November 2016 the community voted to approve a $48,900,000 update to Beaver Dam High School and a retrofit of the entrances to all other schools in the district. The Beaver Dam Unified School District provides public school education in the community. Lutheran and Catholic grade schools and a multidenominational K-12 Christian school, as well as a private college preparatory high school, Wayland Academy, offer a private sector educational alternative. In addition, Beaver Dam is home to one of the three campuses of Moraine Park Technical College, offering a wide variety of two - and fouryear degree courses, some of which are only offered at the Beaver Dam Campus.
PUBLIC EDUCATION: PRIMARY & SECONDARY The goal of the Beaver Dam Unified School District (BDUSD) is to be a school district of excellence, respected for their individualized approach to education, academic rigor and their service to all students, parents and the community. Most critically, the district believes its commitment to academic excellence every day, for every student, is not only their job, but a moral imperative. Beaver Dam students learn before and after school, on Saturday, in traditional classrooms, online, on the field, in the gym and around our community. Beaver Dam schools are extremely proud of their accomplishments in all academic areas and of their role as educational leaders in the State of Wisconsin. You are invited to visit a school, attend an event or frequent the district website (bdusd.org) to review the District Dashboard â€“ their goals and accomplishments. In 2015 the BDUSD earned a 20 | Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce
place on the Advanced Placement School District Honor Roll, an honor afforded to less than 5 percent of school districts across America.
PUBLIC EDUCATION: COLLEGE Established in 1912, Moraine Park Technical College has campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, and regional centers in Jackson and Ripon. One of sixteen technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates; and offers them in traditional, online and blended formats. Moraine Park faculty are industry experienced and driven to help students achieve great things. Plus, the service learning and international education opportunities along with clubs, student government and more all provide for a full college experience. A strong focus on business and industry training helps employers maintain a competitive workforce.
PRIVATE EDUCATION St. Katharine Drexel School (SKDS) represents what used to be three separate Catholic grade schools in Beaver Dam. The combined institution celebrated 155 years of Catholic education in the community in 2017. The school is located at 503 S. Spring Street, just south of downtown Beaver Dam. SKDS guarantees a quality Catholic education for preschool youth through 8th grade in the community. St. Stephenâ€™s Lutheran School is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). This private Lutheran grade school traces its roots back to 1896 in Beaver Dam. Staff
currently teaches kindergarten through 8th grade. The school and St. Stephen’s Church is located just west of downtown at West and Maple Streets. Central Wisconsin Christian School, where Christ is Central, is a pre-K-12 educational facility. Student families represent more than thirty Christian churches from northwestern Dodge County, southwestern Fond du Lac County and from neighboring Columbia and Green Lake Counties. The institution has a long history of significant family involvement and is a well respected non-denominational Christian school. Founded in 1855, Wayland Academy is an internationally renowned independent, co-educational, college preparatory, boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Today, over 150 years after Wayland first began educating young people, a Wayland Academy education is as valuable and important as ever. Wayland’s missions - to prepare young people for a successful college experience and a rapidly changing world. One hundred percent of Wayland’s graduates are accepted to colleges and universities, including some of the most selective and prestigious institutions in the nation. Situated on a beautiful fifty-five acre campus in the heart of Beaver Dam, Wayland’s twenty-five buildings house extensive academic, athletic and extracurricular facilities.
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AreaSchools PUBLIC SCHOOLS Moraine Park Technical College Campus Dean Lisa Pollard 700 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1101 Beaver Dam Unified School District Educational Service Center Superintendent Mark DiStefano 705 McKinley Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7300 Beaver Dam High School Principal Russ Trosen 500 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7520 Ext. 2112 Don Smith Learning Academy Principal Dan Lueck 400 E. Burnett Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7423
PRIVATE SCHOOLS Beaver Dam Middle School Principal Christine Ziemann 108 Fourth Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7365 Ext. 3102 Jefferson Elementary School Principal Mary Klawitter 301 Brook Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7392 Lincoln Elementary School Principal Crystal Bates 210 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7396 Prairie View Elementary School Principal Brandon Krause 510 N. Crystal Lake Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7380
South Beaver Dam Elementary School Principal Paul Wilson W8797 County Trunk D Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7383
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Grade School Principal Jennifer Crombie 503 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5558
Washington Elementary School Principal Laura Maron 600 Grove Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7376
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Grade School Principal David Schulz 412 W. Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6484
Wilson Elementary School Principal Paul Wilson 405 W. Third Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7373
Central Wisconsin Christian School Director of Advancement Gregg Zonnefeld 301 Fox Lake Road Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 324-4233 Wayland Academy President Joe Lennertz 101 N. University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-2120
Beaver Dam Family Center 609 Gould St. • Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9816
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Beaver Dam Hockey Association
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arshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam (MMCBD) represents the most significant improvement in Dodge County health care in over three decades. The 200,000-squarefoot, 60-bed acute care hospital combines advanced technology with a design that promotes accessibility and comfort in a healing environment. Continual investments made in state-of-the-art information systems and diagnostic, treatment and surgical services provide area residents with advanced health care while attracting top notch health care professionals to practice here. MMCBD remains a strong, independent hospital in an increasingly competitive health care environment.
such as one of the only pediatric clinics in the city, are located a block from the hospital in the professional offices along Warren Street.
A health care team of over 1,000 dedicated employees, including over 100 physicians on staff, provides patientcentered care at BDCH. For the convenience of patients, many physician offices are located in the new medical office building adjacent to the hospital. Other practitioners,
These professionals are joined by a host of dental, optometric and psychiatric practices/offices, as well as treatment services for substance abuse and addiction, which are found throughout the city. All are staffed by caring professionals trained by experts in their fields.
Residents of the Beaver Dam region have access locally to physicians qualified in many medical specialty areas, including family practice; pediatrics; emergency medicine; anesthesia; internal medicine; obstetrics/gynecology; oncology; ophthalmology; ear, nose & throat; radiology; pathology; neurology; general; vascular and orthopaedic surgery; urology; podiatry; oral surgery; dermatology; psychiatry; infectious disease; pulmonology; rheumatology; occupational health; and gastroenterology.
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aith has been an integral part of Beaver Dam from the very beginning. Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and others have contributed to the growth of Beaver Dam not only spiritually, but also as immigrant farmers, laborers and business people. Since then, many other denominations of Christian congregations, along with Muslims, Hindus, Jews, as well as other smaller religious groups, have become a part of the community. Besides building houses of worship to praise and thank God for blessings and to share in fellowship, these religious organizations have provided significant support and services for many Beaver Dam residents. Faith-based services have
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included support of local food pantries; financial contributions to non-profit organizations that serve the community; crisis counseling; funeral and bereavement services; marriage counseling and services; programs for youth, adults, families and seniors; hospital and nursing home visitation; volunteers from within the congregations for many other community organizations and their programs; direct assistance to needy families in times of crisis; facilities for use by other organizations and the city; and as spiritual and material outreach connecting Beaver Dam with people and nations around the world. You are invited to attend services at the religious community of your choice in Beaver Dam. Discover more about them. Allow them to nurture your life. Consider participating with them to continue their support of the greater community.
Church Addresses ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Praise Assembly of God
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – WELS
BAPTIST Bible Baptist Church
Peace Lutheran Church – LCMS
CATHOLIC St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish-Parish Center
St. John’s Lutheran Church – ELCA
900 Prospect Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1525 biblebaptistbd.org
408 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2082 stkatharinedrexelparishbd.org
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish-Church
513 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2082 stkatharinedrexelparishbd.org
EPISCOPAL St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 700 E. Mill Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3536 stmark-beaverdam.org
EVANGELICAL Harvest Evangelical Free Church W7444 Highway 33 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0799 harvestefc.com
LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 705 E. Burnett Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0111 lds.org
LUTHERAN First Evangelical Lutheran Church – ELCA 311 W. Mackie Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4497 firstluthbd.org
1310 N. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6482 wels.net 400 Hillcrest Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1272 beaverdampeace.360 .unite.com
1209 Circle Drive West Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3396 stjohnsbd.org
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church – WELS 300 West Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3309 saintstephen.org
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119 W. Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7485 agbeaverdam.wordpress.com
METHODIST Trinity Church - United Methodist 308 Oneida Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7211 trinitychurch-united methodist.org
PRESBYTERIAN Grace Presbyterian Church 215 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3198 bdgracechurch.org
REFORMED Faith Community Church
401 Stone Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8577 faithchurchbd.wordpress.com
NONDENOMINATIONAL Crosswalk Community Church W9654 Beaverland Parkway Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 763-2110
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urrently the City of Beaver Dam contracts with the Beaver Dam Area Development Corporation (BDADC) to facilitate economic development. The BDADC, a local non-profit development corporation, works with city government, the chamber of commerce and other local, county and state organizations to invite businesses to expand, relocate or add additional locations of their businesses in Beaver Dam. The development of multi-phase corporate parks on land annexed by the city and developed through tax incremental financing districts is an ongoing part of the city’s master plan, guaranteeing future business growth.
MANUFACTURING Existing mainstays of industrial and manufacturing commerce in the city include Apache Stainless Equipment (a manufacturer of stainless steel equipment for the food industry), BurgessNorton Manufacturing (a producer of metal parts through a powdered metal stamping process), Kraft Heinz Company (producers of half of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese made in America), Richelieu Foods (a producer of frozen pizzas) and a Wal-Mart Distribution Center on the city’s far north side. Mayville Engineering Company’s (MEC’s) coating division in Beaver Dam and the new corporate headquarters for Animart are examples of local business expansions.
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The latest MEC coating division is a 303,000-square-foot building which houses a new state-of-the-art E-coat and topcoat paint system and more than doubles MEC’s coating capabilities in the community. Venture Manufacturing, one of the city’s newer metal fabrication companies, has expanded into a much larger facility. Animart is a 30-year-old, homegrown business that serves the agribusiness community, primarily dairy and beef cattle farms, with pharmaceuticals and other industry products. Other major employers include Northwoods Paper Converting, Supreme Manufacturing, ETS and Vintage Parts. The community is also home to smaller specialty industrial businesses, such as Breuer Metal Craftsmen, which produces metal wrought items, handcrafted for a wide variety of business, office, industrial and retail applications.
RETAIL & SERVICE Beaver Dam has a wide variety of retail shopping venues, from the businesses in the historic downtown to new retail developments on the city’s edges. The original retail shopping district for the city was downtown. It is still home to a coffee shop, antique stores, a jeweler, auto repair shops, restaurants, a dry cleaner, a furniture store, a floral shop, attorney offices, insurance, real estate and other professional offices, hobby and gift shops, banks, the city’s only movie theatre complex and such institutions as the Dodge County Historical Society’s local history museum, Beaver Dam city municipal facilities, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce and the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre. 26 | Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce
Another cluster of business, including outdoor access malls with a variety of retail tenants, a department store with a pharmacy, a dry cleaner, a grocery store, including a bank branch, gas stations, restaurants, lodging facilities, a Walgreen’s and an automobile dealership, can be found at the Highways 151 and 33 (Park Avenue) interchange, on Beaver Dam’s east side. Along north Spring Street, between Mackie and Main Streets, there is a cluster of retail business that has been built on land that is part of the redevelopment of the former Monarch Range manufacturing plant property. It includes a grocery store which also houses a bank branch and an independent pharmacy. Other retail businesses in the area include a furniture store, a cellular store, an office supply store and a credit union. The largest concentration of retail shopping today in the City of Beaver Dam is found along north Spring Street. Businesses along this corridor include a wide variety of restaurants, lodging, gas stations, office space, strip malls with a variety of tenants, furniture and appliance stores, a bowling alley, auto dealerships, Verlo Mattress, Kohl’s Department Store, Dunham’s Sporting Goods, JoAnn Fabrics, Staples and a variety of other retail stores and gift shops. Brand new big box stores and Beaver Dam’s newest retail developments are also found along the County Highway B interchange with Highway 151. They include three auto
dealerships, two motorcycle dealerships, a Wal-Mart Super Center, a Menards, fast food chains, clothing stores, banks and a variety of other retail businesses. A number of restaurants and taverns, auto repair shops, several gas stations, a hardware store and the only marina on Beaver Dam Lake cluster along the southern portion of Madison Street and along County Highway G at the southern tip of Beaver Dam Lake.
AGRIBUSINESS Agriculture continues to have a substantial impact on the local economy. Both cash crops and the dairy industry continue to be mainstays of local agribusiness. Dodge County continues to be one of the top counties in Wisconsin in the production of vegetable and specialty crops. The county also lays claim to about 50,000 dairy cows, each producing about 18,000 pounds of milk a year. Total dairy production is over 1 billion pounds of milk annually from county dairy farms. Local farms continue to provide milk to local dairy processing and cheesemaking businesses. The Kraft Heinz Company plant in Beaver Dam, established in 1928, is both the oldest continuously operating Kraft plant in the United States, as well as one of its most technologically advanced as a cheese-producing facility. The plant turns out about 150,000,000 pounds of Kraft’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese annually. In addition to major food processors, such as Kraft Heinz, some local family-run cheese factories survive throughout the county.
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The Changing Face of Manufacturing
in Dodge County
odge County area manufacturers have been working together on “Changing the Face” of manufacturing since 2013. As a cohesive and driven organization, the Manufacturing Business Alliance of the Dodge County region (MBA) promotes manufacturing careers to sustain and grow the manufacturing economy in the area.
With baby-boomers retiring and expected growth in manufacturing, the United States will look to fill over two million skilled jobs in manufacturing, according to Deloitte study based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pam Korth, Chairperson of the MBA, says, “We formed the group to be proactive in growing awareness in manufacturing and gaining buy-in from parents, young people and the community
EXPLORED THE BOOT CAMP OPTIONS AT MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE. IT WAS THE WELDING BOOT CAMP WHERE I FOUND MY NICHE. I REALLY LIKE WORKING WITH MY HANDS, AND IT IS A CREATIVE, ARTISAN SKILL TO WORK WITH STAINLESS STEEL AND TIG WELDING.
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at large, that manufacturing in Dodge County offers good salaries, good benefits, and professional growth. We are also working on communicating that the face of manufacturing is changing with technology, robotics, and lots of opportunities.” With advances in technology and automation, manufacturing employers need skilled trades. Manufacturers need a workforce with the ability to work with tools and specialized techniques, combined with digital skills, technology, and computer skills. The good news is that Moraine Park Technical College offers technical programs that are in high demand, including CNC/Tool and Die Technologies, Electromechanical Technology, Industrial Mechanical Technician, Tool and Die Technologies and Welding Certificates. While some programs are a year or two-year degree, Boot Camp programs are three months long and include an internship. Alex Bertram, a boot camp graduate, and welder at Apache Stainless tells his story, “I took a job washing cars after high school. I was on my own, and I didn’t have the money for college, and it wasn’t right for me. I explored the boot camp options at Moraine Park Technical College. It was the welding boot camp where I found my niche. I really like working with my hands, and it is a creative, artisan skill to work with stainless steel and TIG welding. The work
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is custom and ever-changing from day to day. I’m a welder at Apache, and I’m already on a Continuous Improvement Task Force. I’m excited to be at Apache and being part of something and making a difference.” Another changing face in manufacturing is that the industry is winning over more women interested in the career opportunities it offers. Referring to the Deloitte study based
on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women represent nearly half (47 percent) of the US labor force, and they comprise less than a third (27%) of the manufacturing workforce. The proportion of women in leadership roles also lags other industries, but the pool is significant. Ashley Tracy, General Supervisor, RLE & Attachments at John Deere Horicon Works tells her story, “I grew up in 4H and working on a farm. After high school, I looked to stay close to home in Dodge County. After an unfortunate accident, my twin sister suggested some college courses. After I finished college, I decided to take a “contingent” job as a Supervisor at John Deere. Yes, there was a risk involved, because it was a temporary to hire position. But it really worked out for me. Taking a job in a factory, I didn’t have the culture shock that I thought I would have. It was not a dingy or dirty environment. I have been promoted three times in six years. I am humbled and feel like I’m in a supported environment for women. I have all this, and I never had to leave Dodge County.” In recruiting for skilled jobs, employers are looking to fill positions by hiring veterans. Employers are finding that veterans are a good fit for manufacturing. Workers with military backgrounds have leadership skills, follow the
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AKING A JOB IN A FACTORY, I DIDN’T HAVE THE CULTURE SHOCK THAT I THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE. IT WAS NOT A DINGY OR DIRTY ENVIRONMENT. I HAVE BEEN PROMOTED THREE TIMES IN SIX YEARS. I AM HUMBLED AND FEEL LIKE I’M IN A SUPPORTED ENVIRONMENT
Y ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS IS TO CONSIDER VETERANS WHO ARE VERSATILE, EXPERIENCED PROBLEM SOLVERS AND WHO CAN HANDLE ALL TYPES OF JOBS.
I’ve done a lot of welding and operated plasma cutters, punch presses, forklifts, and cranes. It’s a good fit for me because of the opportunities and progression in this industry. My advice for employers is to consider veterans who are versatile, experienced problem solvers and who can handle all types of jobs.”
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rules, and work well under pressure. In addition, the Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs offers employer resources and grants for hiring veterans. Lou Steffes, a welder/fabricator at Metalcraft, tells his story. “I have been in the military, active and reserve, for 32 years. I’ve served in artillery, infantry, and armory. My present rank is Master Sergeant. I learned about this position through a friend who recruited me to work at Metalcraft. Initially, the job was challenging heavy industrial work, and they had difficulty finding the right person for the job. For me and my background, I was very adaptable to the work. Since then,
As manufacturing companies throughout the nation look for skilled candidates to replace retirees and to help grow their businesses, the face of the manufacturing workforce is and will continue to be very diverse. Men and women of different ages, experience, and backgrounds, as well as different levels of education and training, will be needed to fill the skilled jobs in manufacturing. The MBA is an official affiliate organization under the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. Since 2013 the MBA has been engaged in providing networking between manufacturers, business and educational institutions and works directly with the Wisconsin Workforce Development Board of South-Central Wisconsin for resources and support. MBA’s activities include marketing and communication programs and public events to promote manufacturing in the greater Dodge County region.
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Membership Listing ACCOUNTING Bilgri & Manske, SC
Silica Appliance & Electronics
AVIATION Wisconsin Aviation
O’Connor, Wells & Vander Werff, CPAs, LLC
AUCTION Dave Bell Auctions, LLC
CATERING Bauman’s Natural Meats and Pheasants
David Bilgri 200 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3131 email@example.com bilgri.com
Pete Vander Werff 111 E. Main Street Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 324-9711 firstname.lastname@example.org yourcpas.net
Parent Dott CPAs
Kenneth O’Connell 203 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3388 email@example.com parentdott.com
ADVERTISING Effective Ads
Scott Eberle N8067 Oakridge Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-0333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Retro Peddle Classics (RPC) Rob Pearson 221 1/2 E. Mill Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 210-2731 email@example.com
AGRIBUSINESS Animart Corporate Stefanie Bradley 1240 Green Valley Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 319-4339 firstname.lastname@example.org animart.com
APPLIANCES Beaver Gunite Company, Inc. Karen Bussewitz 130 E. Mackie Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5412 email@example.com beavergunite.com
Tom Stephany 1745 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2260 firstname.lastname@example.org silicaappliance.com
Dave Bell N8565 Sunset Beach Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 763-8373 email@example.com davebellauctions.com
AUTO SALES Countryside GM Auto Group Keith Ghanian N8167 Kellom Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3301 firstname.lastname@example.org countrysidegm.com
Lidtke Motors, Inc.
Tim Welch 701 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1661 email@example.com lidtkemotors.com
Reed Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Mary Gasper N6491 State Highway 26 Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-2402 firstname.lastname@example.org wisconsinaviation.com
Kalton Bauman N2979 County Roads B & H Markesan, WI 53946 (920) 394-3952 email@example.com meatsandpheasants.com
Comfort Cuisine Express
Laura Le Hardaway 108 Prospect Street Iron Ridge, WI 53035 (920) 602-4657 firstname.lastname@example.org comfortcuisineexpress.com
CELLULAR Quality Cellular
Jacquelin Williams 719 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9090 email@example.com quality-cellular.com
Rick Reed 1724 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2300 firstname.lastname@example.org reedchrysler.com
US Cellular Store
Summit Ford Beaver Dam
Josh Boersma 100 Summit Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3500 email@example.com summitfordbeaverdam.com
AUTO SERVICE Falbe Gates Collision Centers Aaron Falbe W9666 Beaverland Parkway Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2600 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bob Barsch 100 Frances Lane Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0669 email@example.com Ryan Gabel 1659 N. Spring Street, #103 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 319-4044 firstname.lastname@example.org wirelesszone.com/beaverdam
CHARITABLE SERVICES Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dodge County
Betsy Bright 415 S. 8th Street Watertown, WI 53094 (920) 261-2315 email@example.com bbbsdodgewatertown.org
C.A.R.E. for Dodge County Wendy Borner 900 Green Valley Road, Suite S Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 631-7155 firstname.lastname@example.org carefordc.org
Cheese Wheel, Inc.
Aaron Guell PO Box 651 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 539-0767 email@example.com cheesewheel450.com
Church Health Services Bev Beal-Loeck 115 N. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1766 firstname.lastname@example.org churchclinic.org
Dodge County Humane Society Kensie Drinkwine N6839 State Road 26 Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-0000 email@example.com dchs-wi.org
Green Valley Enterprises Rob Servais 1223 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4282 firstname.lastname@example.org gveinc.org
People Against a Violent Environment (920) 887-3785 peopleagainstaviolentenvironment.com
Pregnancy Support Center of Dodge County Krys Crawley 108 Parallel Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 219-9305 email@example.com
United Way of Dodge County
Susan Jentz 122 W. Water Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2488 firstname.lastname@example.org unitedwayofdodgecounty.com
CHILD CARE Community Care, Inc.
Renae Henning 130 E. Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9472 email@example.com communitycarebeaverdam.com
CHIROPRACTIC Chiropractic USA Dr. Jenifer Espenscheid, CH 105 Warren Street, Suite 1 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-0641 firstname.lastname@example.org chiropracticusa.net
Waupun Chiropractic Center Rita Ziebarth 160 Gateway Drive Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 324-9899 email@example.com waupunchiro.com
CHURCH Grace Presbyterian Church Pastor Chris Davis 215 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3198 firstname.lastname@example.org bdgracechurch.org
Peace Lutheran Church Barb Conklin 400 Hillcrest Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1272 email@example.com bdpeacelutheran.org
St. John’s Lutheran Church Bryan Lagerstam 1209 Circle Drive West Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3396 firstname.lastname@example.org stjohnsbd.org
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church
Fr. Mike Erwin 408 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2082 email@example.com stkatharinedrexelparishbd.org
Trinity Church United Methodist
Pastor Jeff Nicholas 308 Oneida Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7211 firstname.lastname@example.org trinitychurch-unitedmethodist.org
CITY Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services Department Jana Stephens 209 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4639 email@example.com cityofbeaverdam.com/bdcas
City of Beaver Dam
Rebecca Glewen 205 S. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4600 firstname.lastname@example.org cityofbeaverdam.com
CIVIC Beaver Dam Rotary Club Kristin Hanson PO Box 482 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8731 bdrotary.org
SHRM - Dodge County Joanne Zehren 605 4th Street Mayville, WI 53050 (920) 387-1931 email@example.com tab.com
Cathy Cigelske W3448 Crown Road Cambria, WI 53923 (608) 697-5189 firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEANING SERVICE Flyway Carpet Cleaning Bruce Kaufmann W9368 Wendt Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6188 email@example.com flywaycleaning.net
COMPUTER SERVICES CULTURAL Genesis Computer Systems Beaver Dam Area Kraig Kasten Community Theatre 1659 N. Spring Street, Suite 101 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 659-0426 genesis.net
Jeff Davidson 304 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-0141 firstname.lastname@example.org iqsvr.com
CONSTRUCTION A-1 Contractors, LLC Jim Dillie 201 Cherry Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7609 email@example.com
General Asphalt, Inc. Kenneth Strieff W6833 Highway 33 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1436
Linck Aggregates, Inc. Letty Kinas W8009 Highway 33 East Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5621 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOS Remodeling & Construction, LLC Andy Magurs 403 York Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 296-0863 email@example.com
WDS Construction, Inc. Ben Westra 100 Tower Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1255 firstname.lastname@example.org wdsconstruction.net
CONSULTING KMS Professional Development
COFFEE SHOP Kay Stellpflug Higher Grounds Coffee Shop 1206 Circle Drive West Cheryl Laatsch Beaver Dam, WI 53916 N7156 E. Plaza Drive (920) 887-2979 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 email@example.com (920) 885-4990 firstname.lastname@example.org hgcoffeeshop.net
David Saniter 117 West Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6891 email@example.com bdact.org Dodge County Center for the Arts Kraig Kasten 130 W. Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 341-6278 firstname.lastname@example.org dodgecountyarts.org
DENTAL Beaver Dam Dental
Dr. David Stecker, DDS Dr. Jed Harris, DMD 302 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1200 email@example.com beaverdamdental.com
Dentistry of Wisconsin
Lisa Ziorgen 1507 N. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2112 firstname.lastname@example.org dentistryofwisconsin.com
Dr. Eaton’s Office
Dr. John Eaton, DDS 107 Warren Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7667 email@example.com eatondentistry.com
Drs. Esser, Krueger & Borja Dr. Jean Esser, DDS, FAGD 205 S. University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1292 firstname.lastname@example.org ekbdental.com
Larsen Family Dental
Dr. Andrea Larsen 210 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6066 email@example.com larsenfamilydentalbd.com
Schwab Orthodontics Alex Schwab 140 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7204 schwaborthodontics.com
DEPARTMENT STORE Heritage Village Shops & Professional Center Todd Hedberg 718 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0313 firstname.lastname@example.org heritagevillageshops.com
Kohl’s Department Store Jayne Boebel 1734 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7911 email@example.com kohls.com
ECONOMIC Beaver Dam Area Development Corp. Trent Campbell 203 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4661 firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Beaver Dam, Inc. Mike Wissell 138 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 382-8346 email@example.com bddowntown.com
ELECTRICIAN McCallum Electric, Inc.
DEVELOPER Keller Real Estate Park Village SC
Robert Keller 448 W. Washington Avenue Madison, WI 53703 (608) 227-6543 firstname.lastname@example.org kellerrealestategroup.com
Zieman Properties, LLC Richard Zieman W8796 Niblick Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1063 email@example.com
Mark McCallum N7078 S. Crystal Lake Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3910 firstname.lastname@example.org
Russ Krause W2328 County K Columbus, WI 53925 (920) 210-5266 email@example.com
EMBROIDERY Design Plus Embroidery & Screenprinting
DISTRIBUTION Ott Schweitzer Distributorship, Inc.
Jeff Behnke 139 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5811 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Chambers 616 Gateway Drive Milton, WI 53563 (608) 868-9700 email@example.com osdbeer.com
EMPLOYMENT Bright Futures of Wisconsin
Pepsi Beverages Company Jim Tigert N8601 County Trunk A Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3774 firstname.lastname@example.org pepsiamericas.com
Kristin Hanson-Brown 116 Monroe Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 219-9984 email@example.com
Forward Service Corporation Cassandra Schmidt 834 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 306-2532 firstname.lastname@example.org fsc-corp.org
Walmart Distribution Center #7039 Troy Champ 115 Distribution Way Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 689-2002 email@example.com walmart.com
QPS Employment Group
Trevor Price 900 Progress Way Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 834-2337 firstname.lastname@example.org wisconsindistributors.com
Jo Zillner 1501 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2205 email@example.com qpsemployment.com
QTI Group/QualiTemps Lisa Hedberg 802 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7920 firstname.lastname@example.org qtigroup.com
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Remedy Intelligent Staffing Jim Holwerda 207 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9528 email@example.com remedystaff.com
Staffing Support Specialists Patty Hill 133 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9349 firstname.lastname@example.org staffing-support.com
ENGINE REPAIR Hupf’s Repair Center Richard Hupf 717 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3910 email@example.com hupfsrepair.com
EQUIPMENT SALES Ballweg Turf & Leisure Tom Ballweg 1749 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2728 firstname.lastname@example.org ballweg.biz
FINANCIAL American Bank
John Oathout 115 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2700 email@example.com anbnet.com
BMO Harris Bank
Dan Hartman 120 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1786 firstname.lastname@example.org bmo.com
Heartland Payment Systems John R. Lowell 515 N. Westmount Drive, #2 Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 469-5119 email@example.com heartlandpaymentsystems.com
Allen Schwab 105 E. Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8350 firstname.lastname@example.org horiconbank.com
Landmark Credit Union
Kathy Swenson 106 E. Main Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7783 email@example.com landmarkcu.com
Marine Credit Union
Kham Banhdith 1 Gateway Drive Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 322-6001 firstname.lastname@example.org marinecu.com
National Exchange Bank & Trust Lisa Karst 1609 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8731 email@example.com nebat.com
Security Finance Store #17-1582 Mickaleen Johnson 205 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1977 securityfinance.com
Summit Credit Union Nicholas Teachout 104 Frances Lane Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8588 lynnette.hoch @summitcreditunion.com summitcreditunion.com
World Finance Corporation Dawn Powers 100 Frances Lane, Suite C Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0771 firstname.lastname@example.org
FITNESS Y.M.C.A. of Dodge County Dirk Langfoss 220 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8811 email@example.com theydc.org
FLOORING Rompre’s Karpet Korner Jim Rompre 216 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1224 firstname.lastname@example.org romprekarpetkorner.com
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FOOD PROCESSING Richelieu Foods Shelly Smerz 121 Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-8053 email@example.com richelieufoods.com
FRATERNAL Elks Lodge of Beaver Dam #1540
Rob Radig PO Box 96 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 344-8093 firstname.lastname@example.org elks.org
FUNERAL SERVICES Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services Todd Michael 135 Keller Boulevard Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9999 email@example.com cstonefs.com
Koepsell - Murray
Funeral & Cremation Beth Koepsell-Zeamer N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5291 firstname.lastname@example.org koepsellfh.com
FURNITURE McKinstry’s Home Furnishings
Ric Fiegel 131 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6422 email@example.com mckinstryshomefurnishings.com
John Henry III N7169 E. Plaza Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-9999 firstname.lastname@example.org verlo.com
GAS STATION Casey’s General Store #2005 Emma Monheim 906 N. University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6142 caseys.com
Holliday Food & Sport / BP Dave Block 1644 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8808
Kwik Trip - Center Street Dena Greenfield 1504 N. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6055 kwiktrip.com
Kwik Trip - Madison Street Brian Stegner 1200 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3250 kwiktrip.com
Kwik Trip - Spring Street Greg Miller 2006 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4029 email@example.com kwiktrip.com
GOLF COURSE Beaver Dam Country Club Tony Arvold W8884 Sunset Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6614 firstname.lastname@example.org beaverdamcc.com
Old Hickory Golf Club
Mark Bergman W7596 State Road 33 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7179 email@example.com oldhickorycc.com
GREENHOUSE/ NURSERY Brehm’s WonderCreek Nursery Carl Brehm N6050 S. Crystal Lake Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4300 firstname.lastname@example.org brehmsnursery.com
GROCERY Piggly Wiggly - Schoenfeld’s Daryl Schoenfeld 810 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5843 email@example.com shopthepig.com
Rechek’s Food Pride
Brett Rechek 609 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7675 firstname.lastname@example.org recheksfoodpride.com
HARDWARE Mills Fleet Farm Ben Anderson 1815 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9787 fleetfarm.com
HISTORICAL Dodge County Historical Society
Kurt Sampson 105 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1266 email@example.com dodgecountyhistory.com
HOME SERVICES Habitat for Humanity ReStore Laura Goral 1022 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4518 firstname.lastname@example.org hfhwashco.org
Hometown Glass & Improvement, Inc.
Jeffrey Nowicki N7171 Raceway Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3757 email@example.com hometownglass.com
Integrity Floors, Inc.
Joe Kazmarek 308 Seippel Boulevard Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0627 firstname.lastname@example.org integrityfloorsinc.com
K & B Tree & Lawn Care, LLC Robert Biel 101 Beltline Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6982 email@example.com kbtreeandlawn.com
Sherwin Williams Paint Store Corey Welak 1633 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5684 sherwin-williams.com
INSURANCE Choice Insurance Agency, Inc. Richard Biel 1011 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5252 firstname.lastname@example.org choiceins.net
Dean Health Plan
Michelle Wright 1277 Deming Way Madison, WI 53717 (608) 836-1400 email@example.com deancare.com
Heiar Insurance & Estate Planning Sandy Heiar 1645 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0580 firstname.lastname@example.org heiarinsurance.com
ISC Huebner Kenevan Agency Terri Heiling 211 Corporate Drive, Suite B Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3353 email@example.com isctr.com
Pete Parker Agency, LLC Pete Parker 1301 N. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3033 firstname.lastname@example.org amfam.com
Rhonda Steiner 130 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5589 email@example.com myknowledgebroker.com
David Fister 123 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1615 firstname.lastname@example.org richardsinsurance.com
Dan Yagodinski 1015 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 296-1555 email@example.com thrivent.com
Unity Health Insurance
Kris Pongratz 840 Carolina Street Sauk City, WI 53583 (608) 643-1534 firstname.lastname@example.org unityhealth.com
INTERNET Monumental Hosting
Kraig Kasten N7558 Burns Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0628 email@example.com monumentalhosting.com
INVESTMENT Edward Jones Investment
Nicholas Schubert 201 Gateway Drive, Suite 400 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-5028 edwardjones.com/nicholas-schubert
Modern Woodmen of America
Cassandra Schmidt 324 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 306-2948 reps.modernwoodmen.org/cschmidt modernwoodmen.org
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Mark Killingsworth 128 Monroe Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8766 mark.killingsworth @ wellsfargoadvisors.com wellsfargoadvisors.com
KENNEL Ganskeâ€™s Bed-N-Biscuit, LLC Jonathon Ganske W7816 Hemlock Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2455 firstname.lastname@example.org ganskesbednbiscuit.com
LANDSCAPING Beaver Dam Landscape Supply
Teri Vogt N8559 State Road 33 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 296-7332 email@example.com beaverdamlandscapesupply.com
LEGAL Derr & Villarreal, LLC Lisa Derr 200 Front Street, Suite 2E Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5549 firstname.lastname@example.org derrlaw.com
QBS Law, SC
Mike Devitt 130 A Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9266 email@example.com qbslaw.com
LIQUOR Coyote Enterprises, Ltd. Mary Hanefeld 1300 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1689
LODGING GrandStay Inn & Suites
Cheryl Price 325 Seippel Boulevard Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9000 firstname.lastname@example.org grandstayhospitality.com
Super 8 Motel
Midwest General Repair & Fabrication, LLC
Jim Kirsh 125 Rowell Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0395 email@example.com kirshfoundry.com
Lisa Neumann 1515 W. Washington Street West Bend, WI 53095 (608) 826-1612 firstname.lastname@example.org charter-business.com
Jon Schrock 202 Harrison Street Reeseville, WI 53579 (920) 927-3851 email@example.com mgrf.com
MEDICAL Advanced Pain Management (APM)
Vic Patel 711 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8880 firstname.lastname@example.org super8beaverdam.com
Quad Graphics Lomira Plant
MANUFACTURING Apache Stainless Equipment
Ed Paradowski 200 W. Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3721 email@example.com apachestainless.com
Breuer Metal Craftsmen Bernie Breuer 500 Beichl Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2828 firstname.lastname@example.org breuermetal.com
Busse / SJI Corporation 124 N. Columbus Street Randolph, WI 53956 (920) 326-3131 arrowheadsystems.com
John Deere Corporation Horicon Works Renee Oâ€™Farrell 300 N. Vine Street Horicon, WI 53032 (920) 485-5302 johndeere.com
K & L Services, Inc.
Michael Kamps 1101 DeClark Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3335 email@example.com klservicesinc.com
N11896 Highway 175 Lomira, WI 53048 (920) 296-5111 qg.com
Eric Heim 151 Industrial Drive, #C Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0372 firstname.lastname@example.org supmfg.com
Good Karma Broadcasting John Moser 100 Stoddart Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4442 email@example.com gkbradio.com
Denise Fitzsimmons PO Box 850 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 296-9443 firstname.lastname@example.org inspiremag.biz Erik Dittmann N8369 S. Sunset Point Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 306-1189 email@example.com localeben.com
Advance Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, LLC
Affiliated Counseling Center
Scott Zeinemann 805 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-6756 firstname.lastname@example.org wiscnews.com/bdc
Johanna Young 1701 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (608) 288-7917 email@example.com apmhealth.com
James Ko 201 Gateway Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0122 advanceptsports.com
MARKETING SERVICES Daily Citizen (Capital Newspapers)
InSpire Magazine / Niche Publications
Diana Ogle 491 N. Main Street Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 382-6453 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Schwefel Massie 108 N. Lincoln Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8751 email@example.com
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Dona Hohensee 707 S. University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4077 firstname.lastname@example.org bdch.com
Community Pediatrics, SC Dr. Betsy Peterson, MD 109 Warren Street, Suite 4 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3305 email@example.com bdpediatrics.com
Matt Bagley 705 S. University Avenue, Suite 510 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3102 firstname.lastname@example.org deancare.com
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Prairie Ridge Health Clinic Dr. Robert Coe, MD 118 W. Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1000 email@example.com prairieridgehealthclinic.com
Psychiatric Associates Agnesian Health Dr. James Salasek 200 Front Street, Suite 3D Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2780 firstname.lastname@example.org agnesian.com
UW Health Clinic Beaver Dam
Dawn Lunde 705 S. University Avenue, Suite 200 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-6226 email@example.com uwhealth.org
MORTGAGE Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Kris Weninger 836 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 219-4200 firstname.lastname@example.org homeloansbykris.com
MOTORCYCLE Mischler’s Harley-Davidson & BMW Art Mischler N8131 Kellom Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8425 email@example.com mischlershd.com
Mark Mahoney N8309 Kellom Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2709 firstname.lastname@example.org powersportscompany.com
OFFICE SUPPLIES Gordon Flesch Company, Inc. John Meier 2675 Research Park Drive Madison, WI 53711 (608) 271-2100 email@example.com gflesch.com
Tri-County Maintenance Supply, LLC John Eckmayer N8083 Highway 33 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5059 firstname.lastname@example.org
OPTICAL Beaver Dam Eye Care
Dr. Eugene Swanson 301 S. Roosevelt Drive, Suite B Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8831 email@example.com beaverdameyecare.com
Vita Park Eye Associates
Dr. Thomas Castillo, DO 240 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1151 firstname.lastname@example.org vitaparkeye.com
PET SERVICES Your Pets Forever Kris Leaver W8871 Gossfeld Lane Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2642 email@example.com yourpetsforever.com
PHARMACY Hometown Pharmacy
Larry Crowley 609 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1500 firstname.lastname@example.org hometownpharmacywi.com
Guy Street 607 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0148 walgreens.com
PLUMBING White Plumbing & Heating James White 105 Beltline Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3454 email@example.com
POLITICAL Republican Party of Dodge County Patricia Ninmann PO Box 83 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 928-3334 dodgecountygop.com
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POOL SERVICES Neuman Pools, Inc. Cinda Keegan W9684 Beaverland Parkway Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3366 firstname.lastname@example.org neumanpools.com
John Suprenand W8819 Spring Hill Circle Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 296-0279 email@example.com ep-directprinting.com
Dawn Lyons-Wood 555 Beichl Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-6821 firstname.lastname@example.org jbkenehan.com
Town Square Publications / Daily Herald Media Group Scott Ray 155 E. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (847) 427-4905 email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL Kunkel Engineering Group, LLC
Craig Kunkel 107 Parallel Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9447 firstname.lastname@example.org kunkelengineering.com
MSA Professional Services Lisa Scholz 201 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4242 email@example.com msa-ps.com
RCI Engineering, LLC Randy Clark 208 River Knoll Drive Mayville, WI 53050 (920) 387-9804 firstname.lastname@example.org rciengineering.com
REALTY RESIDENTIAL Anderson Real Estate
Bev Anderson 501 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-2434 email@example.com bevanderson4realestate.com
Century 21 Affiliated 215 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3312 c21beaverdam.com
First Weber Group
Kelly Hoffmann 203 Corporate Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1100 firstname.lastname@example.org firstweber.com
Mandi Saucerman Real Estate
Mandi Saucerman 718 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1700 email@example.com mandisrealestate.com
Mike Wissell Real Estate, LLC
Mike Wissell 118 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 319-0114 firstname.lastname@example.org mikewissellrealestate.com
RECREATION Beaver Dam Family Center & Ice Arena Jim Szopinski 609 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9816 email@example.com bdfamilycenter.org
Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association Karen Huber 211 South Spring Street, Suite 3 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1200 firstname.lastname@example.org bdlia.org
Beaverland Must-Skis, Inc. Dianne Bell PO Box 46 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 318-9034 email@example.com mustskis.com
Dodge County Fair Association
Sally Schoenike PO Box 654 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3586 firstname.lastname@example.org dodgecountyfairgrounds.com
Friends of the Horicon Marsh International Education Center Julie Church N7725 Highway 28 Horicon, WI 53032 (920) 387-7890 email@example.com horiconmarsh.org
Swingin’ Beavers Square Dance Club Gary Willard W3973 Decora Road Horicon, WI 53032 (920) 485-4310 firstname.lastname@example.org swinginbeavers.com
Manager 1660 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-8000 travisgitzel @kingpinmanagementllc.com bowlcec.com/towerlanes
RESIDENTIALAPARTMENTS Beaver Dam Lake Historic Lofts
Dawn Zornow 222 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4663 email@example.com wisconsinredevelopment.com
Park Creek Apartments Jennifer Thurk 201-215 Monroe Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-0914 firstname.lastname@example.org bascodevelopment.com
Spring Lake Apartments Jennifer Thurk 201 Woodland Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 219-4404
RESIDENTIAL-SENIOR Golden Living Center Beaver Dam Shannon Angell 410 Roedl Court Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7191 email@example.com goldenliving.com
Landmark at Charleston House
Jasmine Vlassek 104 Fakes Court Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-9818 jasmine.vlassek @landmarkseniorliving.com landmarkseniorliving.com
Madison Place Senior Apartments
Kim Smith 215 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 firstname.lastname@example.org madisonplaceseniorapartments.com
Prairie Ridge Assisted Living Jeannine Morris 212 E. Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53963 (920) 219-4039 email@example.com prairieridgeassisted.com
Sylvan Crossings At Hunter Ridge
Ann Tourbier 626 Monroe Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-1790 firstname.lastname@example.org sylvancrossings.com
RESTAURANT Bayside Supper Club, Inc. Mike Kuzniewicz W9231 County Trunk G Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0505 email@example.com
Benvenuto’s Restaurant Group
Michelle Franke 831 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7994 firstname.lastname@example.org benvenutos.com
Dave Luepke 1601 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-3007 email@example.com culvers.com
Park Avenue Sports Café Billy Jonuzi 709 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4510 firstname.lastname@example.org parkavenuesportscafe.com
Sammi Xiuzheng 820 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 219-9995 email@example.com sakehousewi.com
Sunview Family Restaurant Kika Saliu 827 Park Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9850
Jeff Firari 1739 N. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1739 firstname.lastname@example.org tacobell.com
Wendy’s Restaurant Kristina Neitzel 102 Frances Lane Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5237 email@example.com wendys.com
SCHOOL-PRIVATE St. Katharine Drexel School Principal Jennifer Crombie 503 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-5558 firstname.lastname@example.org skds.org
Wayland Academy Joe Lennertz 101 N. University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3373 email@example.com wayland.org
Stephen Vessey 705 McKinley Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-7300 firstname.lastname@example.org bdusd.org
Moraine Park Technical College Karen Coley 700 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-4426 email@example.com morainepark.edu
SENIOR CARE ComForCare Home Care Services
Melissa Harrill 315 S. Spring Street, Suite 1 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 firstname.lastname@example.org madisonathomecare.com
Rainbow Hospice Care
Debby Boyd 147 W. Rockwell Street Jefferson, WI 53549 (920) 674-6255 email@example.com rainbowhospicecare.org
Matt Thompson 310 Seippel Boulevard, Suite B Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 644-0441 firstname.lastname@example.org visitingangels.com
SPECIALTY RETAIL Chippy’s Popcorn Creations Linda Chipman 507 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-2676 email@example.com chippyspopcorncreations.com
STORAGE SERVICES Apache Leasing, LLC Duane Foulkes PO Box 337 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaver Dam Self Storage, LLC
Jeri Henry N7153 E. Plaza Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9800 email@example.com beaverdamselfstorage.com
THRIFT STORE Goodwill Store
St. Vincent de Paul Society Jim Hafenstein 123 Dodge Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-6971 svdpusa.com
VACUUM SERVICES A-1 Tri-County Vacuum & Sewing Center Kevin Grunewald 312 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9702 firstname.lastname@example.org a1tricountyvacnsew.com
TITLE SERVICES Title Consultants, Inc. Steve Zillmer 211 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-1005 email@example.com titleconsultants.net
VETERAN Veterans Center
TRANSPORT SERVICES G.G. Barnett Transport, Inc. Jean Barnett W5730 County Highway S Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 386-2236 firstname.lastname@example.org ggbarnett.com
Kathy O’Brion 300 Beichl Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-7777 email@example.com americanlegionpost146.com
WASTE REMOVAL Advanced Disposal Heidi McLaughlin N7296 County Highway V Horicon, WI 53032 (800) 387-0949 firstname.lastname@example.org veoliaes.com
TROPHY Custom Trophies
WEDDING SERVICES Chapel of the Archangels
Jim Smits W7716 Redwood Road Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 887-0440 email@example.com customtrophiesllc.com
Jimmie Walker 839 Madison Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 356-1900 firstname.lastname@example.org chapelofthearchangels.com
UTILITY Alliant Energy
Brian Bartels 120 E. Maple Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (800) 255-4268 email@example.com alliantenergy.com
American Transmission Company
WHOLESALE Costco Wholesale
Walters Gas Service
WINERY Edwin Brix Vineyard
John Callaway 5303 Fen Oak Drive Madison, WI 53718 (608) 877-3543 firstname.lastname@example.org atcllc.com
Bryon Walters N6326 Highway 151 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-4030 waltersgas.com
Joan Schmidt N8400 County Road I Burnett, WI 53922 (920) 382-2097 springbrookevents.com
Zach Weber 2850 Hoepker Road Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-4001 email@example.com costco.com
Martin Sell N4595 Welsh Road Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 219-4249 edwinbrix.com
Ann Schwartz 130 Frances Lane Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-3109 firstname.lastname@example.org amazinggoodwill.com
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AdvertiserIndex Air Care Inc.......................................................................... 29 Animart.................................................................................. 16 Apache Stainless Equipment Corp............................ 29 Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services....... 13 Beaver Dam Country Club................................................9 Beaver Dam Dental.............................................................8 Beaver Dam Family Center........................................... 22 Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association.......... 17 Beaver Dam Unified School District.......................... 22 Century21 Affiliated........................................................... 21 Community Living Connections.................................... 11 Compeer Financial............................................................. 17 GrandStay Inn & Suites......................................................2 John Deere..........................................................................30 Lidtke Motors........................................................................ 11
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Mandi Saucerman Real Estate...................................... 39 MEC........................................................................................ 26 Monarch Plaza/Apache Leasing..................................40 Moraine Park Technical College.................................... 21 Neuman Pools, Inc.............................................................. 11 Ooga Brewing Co.................................................................9 Park Avenue Sports Cafe................................................. 11 Prairie Ridge Health Clinic Beaver Dam......................9 Preferred Realty Group.................................................... 31 QBS Law, S.C......................................................................... 11 St. Vincent de Paul Society........................................... 25 Sunview Family Restaurant..............................................3 Super 8.................................................................................. 39 Thrivent Financial.............................................................. 38 Walmart................................................................................ 39
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Beaver Dam is a picturesque community, located in south central Wisconsin on Beaver Dam Lake, and is surrounded by rich farmlands. You will...
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Beaver Dam is a picturesque community, located in south central Wisconsin on Beaver Dam Lake, and is surrounded by rich farmlands. You will...