Sustainable Business Initiative

Established 2010

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, along with a dedicated group of local business and volunteer leaders, launched the Green Business Initiative in 2010.  While recently renamed the Sustainable Business Initiative, we remain steadfast in our commitment of promoting sustainable business practices in Oconomowoc, Lake Country and beyond.  If your business is looking for sustainability resources or would like to join the committee, please call the Chamber office at 262-567-2666.

Charter Members:
City of Oconomowoc
Evolution Marketing
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.



To help local business benefit from the interconnection of economic viability, social responsibility and environmental sustainability through the triple bottom line management philosophy.



  1. Education

  2. Establish and achieve environmental goals, to promote continuous improvement

  3. Eliminate pollution

  4. Reduce natural resource reliance

  5. Save energy

  6. Promote use of recyclable materials whenever possible


Upcoming Events


Chamber Workforce Challenges & Solutions Breakfast

May 12, 2016

The SBI will facilitate a breakout session titled "Sustainable Employee Engagement" following the presentation on workforce challenges & solutions. Join us for an informatiive, interactive and engaging morning.


30x30 Nature Challenge 

Taking time to spend in nature and having natural views can relieve stress, increase memory performance and creativity, and improve attention span. Join us in taking the 30×30 Nature Challenge during the month of June, 2016, so we can reap nature’s benefits together.



Chamber Business Trends Breakfast

October 6, 2016

Tom Eggert, Senior Lecturer Business Sustainability at UW Madison & Executive Director of the WI Sustainable Business Council will present information on state and local trends in sustainability related to employee engagement.



Waukesha County Recycling:

Meribeth Sullivan
Waukesha County Recycling Specialist
Land Resources Division/Dept. of Parks & Land Use
515 W Moreland Blvd AC 260
Waukesha, WI 53188

Green Tier Program:
Kimberly Ake
Small Business Advisor
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Travel Green Wisconsin:
David L. Spiegelberg - CTA
Regional Tourism Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Tourism

WI Green Masters Program:
Tom Eggert
Excutive Director
WI Sustainable Business Council


2014 Green Business Award

Silgan Containers Mfg Corp


Tips and Strategies for a Green Business

Starting a Green Business Initiative (pdf)

Green Business Strategy (pdf)

Platinum Sponsors