The Pickleball Court ribbon-cutting was a fun-filled
Muskego event. Ribbon-cutting events celebrate and welcome a
new or updated business.
Photo submitted by Joyce Paisley
MUSKEGO - Muskego-area businesses are
busy updating, renovating and decorating. The exciting
changes started after Janesville Road got a makeover.
“Since the completion of the road, many businesses
members moved or renovated their buildings,” said
Krisann Durnford, Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce
events and marketing coordinator. Janesville Road was
originally two lanes but was expanded to four lanes in
2014. Durnford said the road now looks beautiful and
The new landscape is a welcome change.
For a long time Muskego was on the outskirts and
residents had to travel to a different city to find
“We spent many years working towards
having more commerce and the ability to drive five
minutes to something,” Durnford said.
Ribbons, balloons and celebration
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are offered as
a member benefit to brand new businesses that join the
chamber or for existing members that relocate or have
In 2014, the chamber held sixteen ribbon
cuttings. Thirteen were for new locations or businesses.
This year nine new locations or businesses and three
remodels have been celebrated. Looking ahead is the new
Forward Dental building, the relocation of BMS (formerly
Bulk Mail Services) and the grand opening of Costco.
Durnford said ribbon cuttings can garner
a crowd up to 20 people. It depends on what the business
is planning, such as refreshments or a grand opening.
The Muskego business community has
variety to fit the needs of the city’s 24,500 residents.
From restaurants and clothing stores to industrial and
construction companies, from health and dental choices
to Muskego’s first and only Pickleball Court, the
community is expanding.
“With a business membership hovering
around 325, the Muskego chamber is proud to represent
such a variety of career and business choices,” said
The chamber continues to work on events
for the year including the holiday parade. Durnford
thinks the appeal is community, which is valued in the
town. Residents are often looking for ways to network,
socialize and have open communication.
“The new road brings a new look and helps
us update business along the road,” she said.