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August 20, 2020 | 3 Drivers Business Education Series

Dear Partners,
Along with our neighboring Chambers of Commerce, VISIT Lake Geneva is proud to co-host the upcoming 3 Drivers Business Education Series from the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance. This next series of free webinars will focus on customer service during this time of COVID-19. The sessions are just 30 minutes long to fit into busy schedules, but they'll pack a big punch with industry leaders sharing their innovative ideas and advice. READ MORE>


August 11, 2020 | Impact Awards Call for Nominations

Dear Partners,
I am pleased to announce the opening of nominations for our 2020 VISIT Lake Geneva Impact Awards. Since 1974, we have honored those that have made positive and significant impacts on the quality of life in our community. We invite you to join us in this tradition by nominating a person, business or organization in any of the four esteemed award categories below. READ MORE>


July 30, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
Today Governor Evers issued a statewide mask mandate and public health emergency. We have included the details below. Two days ago, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot added Wisconsin and three other states to their expanding COVID-19 travel quarantine list. The city announced that Wisconsin, as well as Missouri, North Dakota, and Nebraska would be added to the list, which now includes 22 states. READ MORE>


July 10, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
We have some information to share with you from the Walworth County Health Department regarding COVID-19, as well as a traveler sentiment study done by Longwood’s International. Information changes rapidly so we want to be sure to pass it on in a timely manner. See below for the full details. READ MORE>


July 2, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
We Happy 4th of July! We know this is an enormously busy time, so please stay healthy and safe while celebrating our Declaration of Independence. Regarding the issue of health, VISIT Lake Geneva has partnered with the City of Lake Geneva and the Streets of Lake Geneva on a campaign called Lake Geneva Cares, highlighting the importance of social distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands and what to do if you’re feeling sick. See below for more information about free posters to use in your business and images to share on social media. Research shows us that visitors are more likely to patronize businesses that are committed to safety and health in the era of Coronavirus. READ MORE>


June 15, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
Lake Geneva has received some wonderful press coverage with recent interviews on Wisconsin Public Radio, CBS-Milwaukee and Bleu Magazine. We also have to defend our title as USA Today's #1 Small Town for Adventure. You will see the link to vote below. Please share it with your friends and colleagues. READ MORE>


May 27, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
For those of you with businesses within the City of Lake Geneva, please note that the City announced today a special meeting of the Common Council to take place on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. Item #7 on the agenda is "Discussion/Action regarding the City of Lake Geneva Ninth Amended State of Emergency Proclamation and City of Lake Geneva Bounce Back Plan relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic."  READ MORE>


May 14, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
We know you have heard the news: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned the Safer at Home Order. According to Walworth County, "Effective immediately, businesses can open, and people can travel and gather in large groups".ateway Technical College offers free webinar series. READ MORE>


May 13, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Gateway Technical College offers free webinar series. READ MORE>


May 11, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners, 
There is good news to share from the Governor’s office as some Retailers are allowed to re-open. We have provided a link below for complete details. Last week VISIT Lake Geneva hosted six online Chamber Partner meetings and three things really stood out.  READ MORE>


May 4, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

For Immediate Release: 10th Year of Tourism Growth for Lake Geneva Area - Strategies in Place for 2020 Recovery. LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (May 4, 2020) – With positive economic headlines nearly extinct these days, the news this morning from Stephanie Klett, president and CEO of VISIT Lake Geneva, regarding tourism’s economic impact in the area provides a singular bright spot. READ MORE>


April 24, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners, 
We know at this time more than ever there is a lot to discuss, so we’ve planned a series of virtual partner meetings to share what we’re working on at VISIT Lake Geneva, and to hear from you.    READ MORE>


April 20, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
The Save Small Business Fund is a grant-making initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. This is an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.   READ MORE>


April 18, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
Thank you to those who joined us for yesterday's video conference with U.S. Congressman Bryan Steil to discuss the CARES Act. For those who were unable to participate, you can watch a recording...  READ MORE>


April 16, 2020 | Wisconsin Safer at Home Order

Updated 4/16/20 - Governor Tony Evers extends Wisconsin's Safer at Home order to be effective through May 26, 2020. READ MORE>


April 13 , 2020  | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
This Friday we will be hosting a free webinar open to all VISIT Lake Geneva partners with U.S. Congressman Bryan Steil (1st District). Congressman Steil will address the details of the CARES Act and how it can assist our businesses. READ MORE>


April 9, 2020  | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
We have sent you a lot of information the last few weeks regarding SBA disaster assistance, the CARES Act, and various grant programs. That will continue. But today we wanted to be sure you were using the available resources through VISIT Lake Geneva to help promote your business. READ MORE>


April 2, 2020  | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
I’ve never seen so many heroes in our community than right at this moment. Our health care professionals are working around the clock, our grocery stores are open to ensure we have food on the table, and our pharmacists are filling prescriptions to keep us as at our best. READ MORE>


March 29, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
The amount of information coming at us daily, if not hourly, is overwhelming.  We hope this will simplify things. READ MORE>


March 27, 2020 | Partner Bulletin: Gift Card Directory

VISIT Lake Geneva partners selling gift cards online and by phone are invited to post their details on our website's new Gift Card Directory. READ MORE>


March 25, 2020 | Strategies & Resources for Small Businesses & Community Groups

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Wisconsin Main Street have teamed up to provide this presentation containing helpful ideas and resources for our small business community: READ MORE>


March 24, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
We’ll keep this email brief, knowing you have lots on your mind and in-boxes are overflowing. Governor Evers released details of his “Safer at Home” order, which closes non-essential businesses effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. Access the order HERE. For updates on COVID-19, log on to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website HERE. Neighboring states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana also have shelter-in-home directives.   Today  READ MORE>


March 19, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
Today I received an email from Mike Black, Vice President of Finance with Brunk Industries, a local supplier of component parts to the medical device and high-tech industries, both important in fighting the coronavirus. The company is looking to add 10 to 20 temporary employees to their workforce during this virus lockdown to backfill for their employees who are out because of illness or underlying medical conditions. READ MORE>


March 18, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

Dear Partners,
Have a good thought for the healthcare workers. Donate to the local food pantry. Make sure your neighbors are cared for. Shop local online. Show appreciation to cashiers and cleaning staff. Stock up on compassion. We are in this together and we thank you for all you’re doing to care for your employees. Now, here’s what we know right this minute... READ MORE>


March 17, 2020 | Lake Geneva area restaurants move to takeout and delivery only

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration has barred gatherings of more than 10 people, effectively closing restaurants and bars around the state. Under the new order, they may remain open, but only for takeout and/or delivery. VISIT Lake Geneva has compiled a list of restaurants and retailers that are offering takeout and/or deliver services, including curbside pickup. Click HERE for the list. To have your restaurant listed, click HERE to submit your information.

March 13, 2020 | Partner Bulletin

In these unimaginable times, I’m reminded of how important it is that we all remain in this together. In an abundance of caution and a need for rapid response, I direct you to the sources we are turning to for guidelines and the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus outbreak: READ MORE>