August 2017

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Please join us in welcoming our new Lodging Member and Associate Members to the WH&LA!

Staybridge Suites Madison – Fitchburg 

2916 Hardrock Road Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719 United States

Located minutes from downtown Madison and right off Highway 151, this property is the newest and most upscale extended stay hotel in the area. Property amenities include a movie theatre, indoor pool, basketball court, free weeknight dinner and happy hour, expanded business lounge, gym, free shuttle within 5 miles, putting green, 24/7 marketplace, free storage facilities, free hot breakfast buffet, free laundry facilities, an outdoor patio with firepits and barbeque grills, spacious rooms with a fully equipped kitchen and sofabed, as well as banquet space for up to 150 people. All rooms include either a single king or two queen beds. The kitchen in each guestroom includes a cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, cookware, sink, and a full size refrigerator with ice maker.


1st Choice Pest Solutions

2916 Hardrock Road Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719 United States

1st Choice Pest Solutions. offers safe and effective treatment of insectsbed bugs, rodents and more. Trained, licensed and insured by the State of Wisconsin, their technicians offer pest control you can trust — including ecofriendly options that are the least risk to people, pets, property, and the environment.


Lifelines for Addressing Worker Shortages
Like many other industries in Wisconsin, the lodging industry is facing many challenges in filling positions to continue to achieve the great reputation Wisconsin’s hospitality industry has earned over the years.
Turnover continues to be a pervasive problem for the hospitality industry.  Additionally, as a career ladder industry, employees are moved to different positions often, creating new gaps to fill and train.
Our expert panel will discuss the variety of tools available to find new employees, train and retain existing employees and to enhance your hiring efforts.
Deputy Secretary Georgia Maxwell brings more than two decades of public and private sector experience in senior management and public policy to her executive leadership role at the Department of Workforce Development(DWD) where she works to develop Wisconsin’s talent and move Wisconsin’s economy forward.
The DWD provides job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work and also works with employers to find the necessary workers to fill current openings.
As the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Career Pathways Education ConsultantRobin Kroyer-Kubicekleads the Academic and Career Planning and the Career Pathways projects promoting quality business-education partnerships and high school to post-secondary career programs and transitions.
Pathways Wisconsin is a regional approach to deliver high-quality career pathways in the state. The hospitality pathway helps students get the education and credentials they need to work in the field.
Dr. Lynea Lavoy serves as the Program Director and Full Time Instructor of Hospitality Management Program at Madison College. Her work includes building and maintaining community relations to increase student job placements in the hospitality industry.
Madison College’s Employment Success Program (ESP), WorkSmart Network, and Nontraditional Occupations/Tools for Tomorrow Program all help companies engage and recruita diverse pool of qualified candidates.
For More Information:    Visit our Conference Web Site

Contact the Potawatomi Hotel at 800-729-7244 or visit their website and enter the Group Code WHL11052017 to reserve a room in the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Room Block for the special rates of $107 single/double standard room and, plus applicable tribal, state and local taxes in effect at the time of check in. The deadline for the room block rate is October 13, 2017.

Full Conference Package with Sunday Reception – only $245
Monday/Tuesday Conference Package – only $215


Donating a lodging package to aWH&LA Bidding for Good Online Auction is a great way to reach new guests and support the WH&LA! Instead of a holiday auction, the Board of Directors decided to host a Fall Colors auction, so travelers can use their prizes to see our great state in the fall.

We hope that you will consider a donation of a lodging package! There is no cost to donate and your property will receive added exposure including:

  • Visibility to the Bidding for Good community on the “Enjoy Wisconsin” Auction page September 13-19, 2017.
  • A link to your website on the listings page.
  • Multiple photos on the details page.
  • Over 8,500 WisconsInn Getaways subscribers and all WH&LA members will be notified of the online auction and asked to share the link with family and friends.
  • Promotion of the auction and your property via Facebook & Twitter.
Click here to fill out the online donation form. Auction donations can be mailed to WH&LA at 1025 S. Moorland Rd. Ste. 200, Brookfield, WI 53005. If you have questions please call Monica at 262/782-2851 or email