• Committees

    Ellsworth Area Chamber Ambassadors

    This dedicated and enthusiastic group of Chamber volunteers acts as an extension of our staff and board. Serving as the goodwill arm of our Chamber, they help to promote the benefits and services of our organization to members and others in the business community through their attendance at Chamber meetings and events, business visits and community events. 

    We rely on this active bunch to organize and host our Business After Hours events, Kickstarter Morning Coffees and ribbon cuttings. They play a very visible an active role in community outreach and help mentor new members on the benefits of the Chamber. If you've been looking for a way to get better known throughout the community and be more visible to clients, customers and prospects, you're in luck -- They're always on the lookout for new members! Find more information about becoming an Ambassador member here.

    Cheese Curd Festival Committee

    As the “Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin” it’s only fitting that we would dedicate an event to this designation. The Cheese Curd Festival is held in East End Park annually each June. The festival is the largest fundraiser for our organization and that means this committed group of member-volunteers has a big job. 

    In addition to serving as a foundation for area tourism efforts, a share of profits are allocated for local non-profits, such as the Ellsworth Lions Club and Ellsworth Community School District Foundation. In recent years the Festival has earned international attention with mentions in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and LoveFood.com. The event continues to grow and attracts visitors from throughout the Midwest.

    Industrial Council

    Our manufacturing and Industrial members face many unique challenges; from workforce and technology issues to infrastructure and regulatory matters, and everything in between. The goal of this committee is to offer an opportunity for our members within the industrial sector to discuss challenges hindering their growth and success, and problem-solve together. Issues related to local technology, transportation, communication, workforce recruitment and development, and more have been addressed by this committee, which consists of not only leaders of manufacturing, but finance, economic development, local government, utilities, real estate, and more.

    Connect Communities

    With the Chamber's acceptance into the WEDC's Connect Communities program, this committee has an important task. Their focus is on the planning, development and revitalization of our downtown district. The committee is currently being formed. If you have an interest in bettering our downtown, contact Russ Korpela, Director, by email here.