Servant Leadership Part 2

While traditional leadership styles accumulate a great extent of power at the top rungs, servant leadership puts other people’s need first and shares power with them. A servant leader actively contributes in the personal development and performance of their team. Here are 10 characteristics and traits that distinguishes a servant leader from the more traditional ones.

Learn all about Servant Leadership with Todd Mandel of Building Mighty Communities, and recent graduate of the Viterbo Masters Program in Servant Leadership. Learn about the philosophy, steps that you can take to incorporate this style of leadership into your work and how this style of leadership leads to positive results. Class is free for Chamber Members and just $10 for (each course, as this is a 2-part session) for the general public. Registration required for all classes, register here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4517628

Grant Writing 101

Useful workshops for your organization or business. Public welcome, free to Chamber Members, just $10 for non-members. Todd Mandel, owner of Building Mighty Communities will join us to talk about the basics of grant writing from best practices to how to find grants for your business. Registration required, save your spot here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4517622

Servant Leadership Part 1

While traditional leadership styles accumulate a great extent of power at the top rungs, servant leadership puts other people’s need first and shares power with them.

A servant leader actively contributes in the personal development and performance of their team. Here are 10 characteristics and traits that distinguishes a servant leader from the more traditional ones.

Learn all about Servant Leadership with Todd Mandel of Building Mighty Communities, and recent graduate of the Viterbo Masters Program in Servant Leadership. Learn about the philosophy, steps that you can take to incorporate this style of leadership into your work and how this style of leadership leads to positive results. Class is free for Chamber Members and just $10 for (each course, as this is a 2-part session) for the general public. Registration is required for all classes, register here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4517625

Creating Your Own Website

With so many different platforms and numerous ways to promote your business, creating a website seems to be a barrier for success to many small businesses. Not any more! We are going to talk about how to build your own website, best practices for imagery, how to make your site manageable, avoid costly hosting mistakes and more! This is a free workshop for Chamber members, and just $10 for the general public. We are co-hosting this amazing workshop with Bad Axe Enterprises! Registration for class is required, register through this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4517600

Instagram for Dummies Workshop

We are excited to host Instagram for Dummies. This class will get you through all of the basics and have you understanding and loving this fantastic social media tool for small businesses. Viroqua Chamber Main Street members will be able to attend this class free of charge, non-members pay: $10. Bring your phone, laptop or tablet to the session with the Instagram app downloaded and ready for use! Thanks to Bad Axe Enterprises for co-hosting the event with us! Registration is required for this class, save your spot here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4517535

Venison Sausage & Curing – Driftless Folk School

Registration Deadline: 12/7/2019

Students will learn how to take scrap venison meat, add pork, seasoning, cure, culture and turn it into delicious, shelf-stable dry-cured sausages. The art of dry-curing meat has been around for millennia and has had a recent resurgence. This class will teach each participant that with careful planning and execution, they too can make dry-cured meats in their own home. We will cover equipment needed, ingredients, and clear steps for carrying out the process. Due to the length of time to make a dry-cured product, the class will not complete the process that day. Instead, participants will make the sausages and the instructor will ferment and dry the sausages for them for either pick-up or mail delivery once they are complete. Each student will leave with basic directions for dry-curing sausage and a list of resources for continuing their studies at home.

Instructor: Ryan Wagner

Class fee: $45, material fee: $40. $10 off for VFC members.

Beeswax Candle Making – Driftless Folk School

Registration Deadline: 12/7/2019

Make simple, hand-dipped beeswax tapers, then try your hand at some more complicated variations. Spend a few meditative hours making several candles, and learn the traditions and meanings of candles as used in many seasonal celebrations.

Instructor: Martha Buche

Class fee: $45, material fee: $15 

Sweet Grass Basketry – Driftless Folk School

Registration Deadline: 11/24/2019

Learn to make a coiled basket using one of the sweetest smelling plants – sweetgrass. Spend a fun day exploring the creative possibilities of this ancient art form as you design and complete your basket. Linda will guide and instruct you on how to start and sew a basket. You will learn various stitching techniques, as well as approaches to incorporating other materials into the design of coiled baskets. This class is for students of all levels and great for those who like working with natural materials. Bring a small pair of sharp scissors, thimble, and reading glasses, if needed for close work; other supplies provided.

Instructor: Linda Conroy

Class fee: $75, material fee: $25 

Herbal Infused Oils, Salves, and Lotions – Driftless Folk School

Registration Deadline: 11/23/2019

Join herbalist Linda Conroy as she leads participants through the process of making oils, salves and lotions. The focus will be on creating remedies from herbs in the garden. Participants will leave with a list of healing herbs, recipes and the three preparations (oils, salves and lotions) made in this class. Suitable for ages 12+.

Instructor: Linda Conroy

Class fee: $75, material fee: $20

Herbal Goat Milk Soap Making – Driftless Folk School

Registration Deadline: 11/22/2019 

Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun day of soap making. We will start out learning the basics and then dive into a hands-on experience, making soap that you will take home. We will make soap with herbs from the garden, as well as fresh goat’s milk. We will make both hot and cold process soap, as well as try our hand at hand milling and felting soap. Participants will go home with soap made in class, along with instructions and recipes for making soap at home. All supplies provided. For adults and youth (ages 8 years and up with an adult). Includes instruction on hot and cold process soap making, as well as hand milling and felting.

Instructor: Linda Conroy

Class fee: $75, material fee: $25. $10 off for VFC owners.