• About Us

  • Established March of 1963 by David Lund, the DeForest area Chamber of Commerce was originally incorporated as the DeForest Development Corporation.  Lead by Rosella Kruse, in April of 1969 the DeForest Development Corporation became the DeForest Chamber of Commerce.  It remained the DeForest Chamber of Commerce until August of 1982 when the name was changed to the DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce.

    For over 52 years the DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce organization has advocated, educated and promoted local businesses and organizations.  It is the mission of the Chamber to provide pro-active leadership to advance a positive business environment and foster economic growth through community identity, involvement and membership participation.

    With over 200 members the chamber promotes the economic and community development in the communities of DeForest, Windsor, Burke, Leeds, Morrisonville, and Vienna.

    Located just 10 minutes north of Madison, the DeForest area is experiencing continuous residential and business growth, making our area one of the fastest-growing regions in Dane County.  Our close proximity to 3 interstate highways, 3 major state highways, Dane County Regional Airport, state capitol, UW Madison and several top hospitals make our location an easy destination for everyone.

    If you would like more information on the DeForest Area, please feel free to contact us at info@deforestarea.com or call 608-846-2922.


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  • The DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director is Caryn Reinthaler. Originally from Rhinelander, WI, Caryn graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. She previously has worked as a Special Events Coordinator and Communication and Marketing Specialist. She has a passion for economic development and community relations. Contact Caryn at the Chamber Office at 608-846-2922, or email her at caryn@deforestarea.com