The Fennimore Chamber of Commerce has taken great strides in recent years to become a hub for information and services for the business community, residents and visitors to “The City on the Move!” The Fennimore Chamber supports many events and services through the year. The Chamber’s office is conveniently located in the Fennimore Memorial Building at 850 Lincoln Avenue.
The Chamber sponsors many promotion activities throughout the year including the Annual Citywide Garage Sale the weekend prior to Memorial Day each spring; community-wide Chicken BBQ in July; outstanding Citizens of the Year and Business of the Year recognition; Back to School Showcase in August, and Christmas Creations Craft Show (held the Saturday following Thanksgiving). The Chamber promotes buying locally through ongoing projects such as Fennimore Bucks and Small Business Saturday promotions.
Community Development Manager
The office of Jessica Helms, Community Development Manager for the city of Fennimore and Fennimore Chamber of Commerce, is located within the Memorial Building on Lincoln Avenue. Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. This office provides visitors with tourist information and a multitude of business information.
Please contact Jessica with any questions regarding local businesses, tourism, or economic development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-822-3599.
Small Business Assistance
The Community Development Manager’s office works closely with entrepreneurs who are considering starting a business as well as established business owners. The Small Business Development Center counselor meets with clients on regularly scheduled dates. This “no fee” service is made possible through the support of UW-Extension, UW-Platteville, Southwest Tech and Chamber offices. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact the SBDC Counselor, Gary Smith 608-348-1038.
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) Business Development program offers one-on-one business coaching. Unlike classes, books or templates from the internet, SWCAP works with business owners (or potential business owners) to work together on issues specific to you and your situation – specifically designed for your business. Contact David Vobora, 608-935-2326 to set up an appointment.
For more details on resources, available properties or to set up a confidential appointment contact the Community Development Manager at 608-822-3599.