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Greater Madison Startups Return to Silicon Valley

Chamber Bringing top emerging companies to represent ecosystem and meet with investors MADISON – Some of Greater Madison’s most promising startups are headed west to meet with prominent venture capital firms next week as part of a regional business delegation led by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. The trip marks a return visit for the Chamber, state economic development…read more →

Pressure Chamber finalists announced

  Six local startups to compete in Shark Tank‐style pitch contest for a spot in the Chamber’s delegation to visit top venture capitalists in Silicon Valley MADISON – What do swallowing disorders, grocery shopping and fertility have in common? Innovative solutions on all of these subjects, and more, will be presented at Pressure Chamber, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s…read more →

Chambers: UW System cuts could hurt state economy

MADISON – The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce joined together to urge Wisconsin state legislators to look for ways to reduce Governor Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System. Together the two chambers represent more than 3,000 businesses in Wisconsin and hundreds of thousands of employees in…read more →

Federal Ruling that Wisconsin’s Gay Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 6, 2014)   MADISON – As one of the first business organizations to publicly oppose Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban in early 2006, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce released the following statement by President Zach Brandon: “Any barrier to the recruitment and retention of talent is a headwind in our efforts to build a greater Madison. This…read more →

What Others Have Said

  • Kudos to the Chamber and the Small Business Advisory Council for the creation of the Road Construction Survival Guide. It connects the affected businesses with the city departments and the construction company in charge. The regular meetings and contact with the correct people makes a huge difference in coping.

    Teena Browder, Cork ‘n Bottle
  • My small business has a voice in local politics with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, I have a voice here. We’re all business people and we look at the bottom line. The return on investment from my Chamber membership and the advocacy it provides is far above what I get from other organizations.

    Tim Lightner, Owner, Two Men and a Truck
  • The Chamber has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the local business community, and to create and preserve the conditions that allow businesses to thrive, for the good of the entire community. I can think of no organization that is better equipped to guide us through this time than the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, and we all owe it our full support, to our mutual benefit.

    David Stark, President, Stark Company Realtors
  • The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has been an excellent resource for my small business. The Chamber provides multiple channels for business awareness, networking opportunities and helpful educational programs. Being a member of the Chamber has really made a difference in helping expand my business visibility, growth and development in Dane County.

    John Vardallas, CAE, Founder/CEO, The American BoomeR Consulting Group

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