April Business After 5 @ Lamers Bus Lines
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Stay Safe Everyone. See you next Wednesday April 25th


Lamers Bus Lines, Inc.

Is hosting April’s Business After 5

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

5:00-7:00 pm

2665 3rd St North

Monroe, WI 53566

Tour vehicles of all styles

Denise Schindler is promising you will be surprised

at what Lamers can do!

Rumor has it, there will be a driving demonstration!

This event is free and open to all Chamber Members and their employees as well as potential members.

May Business After 5 @ Flanagan's Shenanigans
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Wide Garage Sales @ Multiple Locations
May 11 – May 12 all-day

We are excited to announce the Monroe Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the

Monroe Noon Optimists to host this year’s City Wide Garage Sales

2018 Spring City Wide Garage Sale Registration Form




This year we will be holding the garages Sales on May 11th and 12th.  Mother’s Day weekend always seems to be a nice time to get out, enjoy the spring air and start the bargain hunting. The Chamber of Commerce will assist the  Noon Optimists as we had done in the past. The Noon Optimists will be contacting previous participants directly to coordinate this year’s sales. The Chamber of Commerce will continue the role of accepting  payments to be a part of the City Wide Garage Sale map and to be included in the advertising. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce is  happy to be partnering  with the Monroe Noon Optimists to organize the 2018 City Wide Garage Sales. We feel this partnership will be an opportunity for the City Wide Garage Sales to thrive with some new creative ideas and will also provide a platform for the Noon Optimist to share their mission with the community.  If you have interest participating in this year’s sales,  Please Contact Brandi Camron at

If you are unfamiliar with the Monroe Noon Optimists, here is just a little insight to their mission and how they are helping our community.  At Monroe Noon Optimist we have a  upbeat outlook, and  commitment to creating a more optimistic future for kids. Communities in the United States, Canada, the nations of the Caribbean and other countries throughout the world have been touched by the powerful, positive force of Optimist Club Members. From sponsoring youth athletic leagues, to weatherizing the homes of the elderly, to conducting oratorical contests for young people—Optimist Clubs are responding to the special needs of our local communities. Although we come from all walks of life, Optimist Club Members share one common trait. We know that we can make a difference in the lives of others. We sponsor the Monroe Jr Optimist Club and many organizations have benefited from our fundraising and volunteering efforts. Such as, The Santa reception, Big Brother Big Sisters, Jacob Swag Foundations, Faith, Green Haven, Family Promise, Childhood Cancer Campaign, Young Eagle Fly In, Merit Center, and many others.


SCORE Business Concepts: Funding Sources @ Monroe Chamber of Commerce Office
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Presenter,  David Grunke

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

Wednesday My 16, 2018

8:00–10:00 am

1505 9th St Monroe Wi

Register by calling 608 325 7648 or email

Business Concepts: Funding Sources

This workshop offers information on how to finance your small business.

In this session, discussions include:

  • sources of funds,
  • accounting the six C’s of credit,
  • banking relations,
  • ratio analysis,
  • and monthly preparation and review of financial statements.

A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan application.

At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

May will conclude the Series on business start up and in June we will turn the attention to maintaining and expanding a well run business.

SWCAP Community Action Month Presentation @ Monroe Chamber of Commerce
May 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) will be celebrating Community Action Month, an entire month dedicated to programs and services with an anti-poverty mission.  Our work is truly at the community level – from food pantries to weatherization to Head Start programs to behavioral health partnerships and so much more, we are committed to making our communities stronger.Please join Michelle Ripp.   Michelle is the Operations Director for SWCAP and has been with the agency for 10 years.  Prior to that, Michelle worked in the private sector financial industry.  She lives in Mineral Point, with her husband and two children.

Tuesday May 22nd

7:30 Networking with light breakfast served

8:00 Presentation By Michelle Ripp

1505 9th St Lower Level Conference Room

Monroe WI 

 This event is free to all Chamber of Commerce Members

Please RSVP to 608 325 7648 or