Ribbon Cutting with Fish Window!

Posted on 12. Jun, 2013 by in Updates

Join us for a ribbon cutting with Fish Window Cleaning Thursday, June 20 at 9 a.m.

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WWW: Power of Networking

Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by in Updates

Vision Beloit Building | GBCC Offices | Mark Preuschl

It’s not about WHO* you know, but who knows YOU! Join us for this Working Women's Wednesday (WWW) to hear Monica Krysztopa, Executive Director of Visit Beloit, talk networking!

Networking is important, but even more important is the pre-planning and follow-up.  Learn how to set goals, follow prospects, follow-up and reward your efforts.

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Legislative Breakfast: Federal Health Care Reform

Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by in Updates

Vision Beloit Building | GBCC Offices | Mark Preuschl

This session will prepare you for many of the important strategic decisions that need to be made today to navigate through the many aspects of PPACA.

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May BAH: National Flag Store

Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by in Updates

Our May Business After Hours is set for Wednesday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. with National Flag Store! Check out their new renovations and mingle with members. $5

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Bridging Our Communities with LDA

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by in General, Updates


Show Your Support to Connect Beloit & Janesville Trails

Using the old railroad bridge abutments, a Leadership Development Academy group is looking to install a  30' long and 15' wide bridge over Goose Creek at the entrance to Big Hill Park in order to connect Janesville and Beloit through the hiking, biking and recreational trail.

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CEO Series with Skip Bliss POSTPONED

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by in Updates

Vision Beloit Building | GBCC Offices | Mark Preuschl

Our CEO Series with Skip Bliss has been canceled, but we will be rescheduling with Skip shortly. Stay tuned!


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April BAH is Set!

Posted on 19. Mar, 2013 by in Updates

Join us at Full Circle Furnishings (a division of Rock Valley Community Programs) on Wednesday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. for our April Business After Hours!

Full Circle's mission is to create employment opportunities for residents of RVCP's Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing Program. RVCP Veterans are in need of employment to assist them in transitioning to independent, permanent housing

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Sen. Ron Johnson to visit Beloit

Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by in General, Updates

Ron Johnson

Sen. Johnson will give us an update on the status of our national economy and other important issues facing our country today.

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Adult Spelling Bee!

Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by in General, Updates

Adult Spelling Bee Logo

It’s an adult spelling bee! (That’s right, A-D-U-L-T-S Only!)

Thursday, April 4
Suds O’
435 E. Grand Ave., Beloit
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Come avenge your childhood spelling errors (we may or may not have spelled out on the word “alderman” in the state spelling bee. Just saying.)

Teams of three

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It’s An Easter Egg Hunt!

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by in Updates

easter egg 2013

Join the Greater Beloit Young Professionals and the Downtown Beloit Association when we go hunting for eggs!

Saturday, March 16
Horace White Park
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We’ll have staggered egg hunts, a Fun Zone with slide and bounce house, cotton candy, mascots, photos with the Easter Bunny &

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City Center Seminar Set

Posted on 28. Feb, 2013 by in Updates

Donovan Rypkema will join Beloit 2020 for the City Center seminar: “There’s More Road There Yet: Redevelopment is Never Complete.” Seminar is held Tuesday, March 5 at noon at Vision Beloit, 500 Public Ave.

Open to the public, no reservations needed.

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2013 Annual Dinner

Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by in General, Updates

Join us at our 86th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, March 5 at Eclipse Center.

Cocktail hour is 5-6 p.m. with dinner & program from 6-8 p.m.

Donovan Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics, will discuss downtown and neighborhood district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. Donovan was recently awarded the 2012

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February’s BAH: Beloit Historical Society

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by in Updates

Join us for a fascinating trip back in time at the Beloit Historical Society!

Browse through vignettes of Beloit’s history, preview moving photo transitions of Beloit. You don’t want to miss this fun evening to mix, mingle & enjoy refreshments.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
5-7 p.m.
845 Hackett St., Beloit.

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Vision Center Series

Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by in Updates

Vision Beloit Building | GBCC Offices | Mark Preuschl

Business 101 with Bud Gayhart Postponed

Our final two seminars with Bud Gayhart, director of the Small Wisconsin Business Development Center (SBDC), have been canceled. We will reschedule these as available.

Business owners need to be at a stage of business development where consulting will benefit them. Intake interviews to
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CEO Series: Brian Morello

Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by in Updates

CEO Series

CELEB Director Brian Morello will be next CEO Series Speaker

Brian Morello, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education, Beloit College will join us Thursday, Jan. 17 at Vision Beloit from 4:30-6 p.m.

Brian has been CELEB director since July 2011. Formerly a beer wholesaler, the founder and president of

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2012 Ambassador of the Year Is…

Posted on 09. Dec, 2012 by in General, Updates

2012 Ambassador of the Year

Congratulations to our GBCC Ambassador Nicole Morgan! She was awarded with the 2012 Ambassador of the Year Award during the Ambassador holiday party. Nicole is with Beloit Regional Hospice, and we appreciate her dedication and hard work to the Ambassador Club. Interested in learning more, or joining? Check out our

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Lock In 2012’s Member Rates!

Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by in Updates

Thinking of becoming a GBCC member? Let us count the ways.

When consumers know that a business is a member of a Chamber of Commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from that company.

Small businesses also

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2012 Member Survey

Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by in Updates

Have a gripe with us? Just want to say you love one of our events? Maybe you have a suggestion to better membership? We want your two cents, so please take a few moments to answer four simple questions in our survey.

Take me to the survey!

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2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by in General, Updates

2013 GBCC Sponsorships

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Meet Our Ambassadors: Cheri Adair

Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by in General, Updates

Cheri Adair

Name: Cheri Adair

Company: Independent Investment Professional – which means that I work with clients with their 401k, mutual funds, annuities, stock, bonds, life insurance and long term care insurance.

I have always worked in the banking industry.  In 1997 I began working in the Investment area and have been

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Social Media-Phobes Anonymous!

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by in General, Updates

Calling all social media-phobes! You won’t want to miss this free seminar from Type A Images owner Amanda Reseberg.

Amanda has built a massive online following in the short time she has owned her photography company, and it shows. Amanda will walk you through the various social media tools that

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Legislative Lunch: Sec. Gottlieb

Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by in Updates

WisDOT Sec. Gottlieb

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb will join us for a legislative roundtable and lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Hampton Inn from noon-1 p.m.

Cost is $15 for members; $20 for non-members and we are welcoming members of the GBCC, Roscoe and Janesville chambers at the member rate.

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2012 Ambassador Grant Application

Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by in Updates

The Ambassador Club of the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for grants from Greater Beloit area organizations. Interested groups must parallel the purposes of both the club and Chamber.

The criteria for the grant request are that the organization:

  • Has 501c/3 status
  • Helps promote a prosperous
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Health Care Mandate Compliance

Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by in Updates

South Central Health Policy Summit Set

What You Need to Know About PPACA and New Health Care Mandates

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Eclipse Center as the Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU) hosts the South Central Health Policy Summit.

There is no charge for

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Meet Our Ambassadors: Tara Dunn

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by in General, Updates

GBCC Ambassadors

Name:  Tara Dun

Company:  Visit Beloit

Position: Office Manager/Finance Assistant

A bit about you: I have worked the past 5 years at Visit Beloit. I’m married to Mr. Tracy Dunn. I have a 19-year old daughter in her second year of college at Alabama A&M. I have a miniature Jack

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Member Data Verification

Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by in Updates

We’re making it beyond easy to keep your directory listing up to date. Please fill out the form below to verify contacts, employee counts, and business information.


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Social Media for Dummies

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by in Updates

Are you looking to launch a Facebook page? Or maybe you have a page but haven’t logged on in so long you can’t recall your password?

Fret not.

We’ll cover the very basics of Facebook, including common terminology, how to launch a business page and how to interact with your

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Fraud Detection and Prevention

Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by in Updates

Fraud Detection and Prevention Presentation

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 8:30-10a.m. Free for members; $20 for non-members.

Fraud:  It’s a bigger problem than you think.  Occurrences of fraud and theft have increased dramatically and no business is immune to fraud attempts.  Fraud comes in a variety of forms, including credit

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BAH: Budweiser Motors

Posted on 01. Oct, 2012 by in General, Updates

Our next Business After Hours is set for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Budweiser Motors from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, drinks and door prizes at the dealership. $5 for GBCC members; $10 for non-members.

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Assembly District Debates Set

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by in Updates

The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters will host debates for the 31st Assembly District and the 45th Assembly District at the Beloit City Hall Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6:30-8:45 p.m.

The first debate will be for the 31st District

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