FAQ

Most Frequently Asked Questions

The Chamber is working diligently to ensure that the health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff are a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented a list of protocols for all meetings and events linked here. All in-person attendees for Chamber events and meetings will be required to complete this waiver prior to attending. What is the role of the Chamber? For the last 100 years, the Chamber’s role has been to drive economic growth and community advancement in the West End region. We accomplish this by protecting and improving the business environment and quality of life in our community through programming and initiatives. We strive for success for our members, leadership for our community and prosperity for our region.

Contact Becke Connelly, Executive Director of the Chamber. 262-275-5102 or chamber@genevalakewest.com

Many of our members display a plaque or window-cling to the Chamber membership logo. We also maintain an online membership directory that is searchable by business category and company name.

Yes! When a company becomes a Chamber member, all individuals employed at that company’s address are considered Chamber members and receive privileges of membership.

Yes, it is easy to renew online by visiting the “Member Login” link at the top of this page. Once logged in, you’ll not only be able to pay open invoices, but view a referral report, utilize unique member-to-member discounts and change profile information for your business. If you need your log in information, please contact the Chamber at 262-275-5102.

  1. Click on the “Member Login” tab located in the top menu of this page.
  2. Input your username and password.
  3. Once logged in, choose “Add a Community Event” from the list of options under “Utilize a Benefit.”
  4. Complete the boxes as directed, then click Submit.
  5. Your request will be approved and should be on the Community Calendar the following business day.
  6. To retrieve your login information, please select “Forgot my password” or contact Greg Gaskins

Our advocacy work is the cornerstone of what we do. Most of our members are so busy operating their companies and organizations that they rely on us to be their voice on issues that impact them. Whether we’re providing input into a long-range water plan for the city or supporting changes in state unemployment insurance, we’re always working to create the best possible, diverse business environment so that our members will thrive in this region.

As the largest business membership organization in the state, involvement in the Chamber gives you access to our more than 160 business members, representing 15000 employees and 35 business categories in the region. Our strength comes from our diversity of members. Get plugged in to the network, in order to help your business thrive and grow.

All of our revenue is derived from annual membership dues, special events, sponsorships and management agreements. We’re a membership-based not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization.

Yes. The Village of Walworth currently provides the Chamber of Commerce with Room Tax dollars that it collects each month. Currently the Village of Walworth and GLWCC are working on an agreement to spend those dollars on tourism related items in the Village.

Yes. Small businesses are the backbone of the Chamber, our community and the U.S. economy. Nearly 90% of our members employ 100 or fewer people. Through their Chamber membership they have the opportunity to network, meet with their elected officials and learn from their peers.

No. Learn more about our affiliates here.

The Chamber’s meeting rooms are only for use by the Chamber, its affiliates, key partners and other building tenants. Rooms are not available for use by a member or other business or community organization for non-Chamber purposes. It is the Chamber’s policy to treat requests for room usage for non-Chamber purposes as an opportunity to provide a referral to a Chamber member. A list of Chamber members who are event venues or have space available will be maintained by the Membership & Engagement department and is available upon request.

Our Board of Directors is composed of leaders from diverse industries. They are elected by our membership and meet monthly to help us chart our course. Find a listing of our Board members here and a staff directory here.

The last thing anyone expects to find is a fourteen-foot-high frog sitting in a field. Much less a field in Fontana, Wisconsin. But that’s exactly where you’ll find me.

Who am I? Why, I’m Fontana C. Frog. A proud – and let’s face it, pretty unique – member of the Fontana community for nearly 55 years. So proud in fact, “Community” is my middle name! And it’s my pleasure to bring the local residents and visitors alike together to build friendships, support Fontana businesses and organizations, and have a leaping good time! https://fontanafrog.com/

Learn more on our Committee Opportunities page, contact Greg Gaskins with questions. 262-275-5102 or chamber@genevalakewest.com

Visit our Sponsorships and Advertising page, then contact Greg Gaskins. 262-275-5102 or chamber@genevalakewest.com

Welcome to the West End! Please review our Welcome to The West section for information about our community. You may also contact us at 262-275-5102 for a relocation or newcomer package for a small fee.

Yes! Members can post discounts/coupons for other members to use in the Member Login portal. Companies that are offering discounts will display on this page, and details will be accessible behind the Member Login portal. To post your discount:

  1. Click on the “Member Login” tab located in the top menu of this page.
  2. Input your username and password.
  3. Once logged in, choose “Add a Member-2-Member Discount” from the list of options under “Utilize a Benefit.”
  4. Complete the boxes as directed, then click Submit.
  5. Your request will be approved and should be available for viewing by the following business day.
  6. To retrieve your login information, please select “Forgot my password” or contact Greg Gaskins for assistance.

COVID-19 UPDATES

The Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce takes the Covid-19 Global Pandemic Seriously. We urge all of our members to follow CDC, State, County, and local guidelines regarding Covid-19. Those guidelines change frequently. For information directly from Walworth County, please use the link below.

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