The Benefits of Joining

FJI has over 500 member businesses and 250 active volunteers who network, develop and act with a unified voice in the economic, educational, political and organizational areas for the betterment of members, investors and the community. Why not become a member today?

Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings

These ceremonies, which provide enormous exposure for new and existing businesses, are provided to members only.  Forward Janesville produces the audience and the event photos, which are posted on our Facebook page, on, in the Report Magazine, and in our online Weekly report, which reaches an audience of 1500 and growing!

Economic Development

Forward Janesville is a leader in retaining and growing existing industries while diversifying the area economic base.

Targeted Advertising

We offer many free or low-cost ways to advertise your business to consumers or areas businesses.


We help businesspeople make connections and build relationships with other business people in the area through our networking events, including our Business After Fives and Nothing But Nets.

Your Voice in Government

Our active government relations program benefits every business in our area!

Education and Workforce Development

We actively promote partnerships between the area business and area education communities.  This mutual awareness benefits everyone, and helps bring our community closer together. 

Business Referrals

We refer Forward Janesville members to hundreds of potential customers every year!


Forward Janesville offers regular bulletins to keep members informed of special events and to pass on vital information relevant to business owners.

Exposure includes a business directory of members in both alphabetical and categorical order, giving you worldwide exposure. Members receive a free link to their own home page and may take advantage of the banner advertising opportunities. Our website receives thousands of visits each month.

Mailing Labels

Members may purchase a complete set of labels for direct mailing information to the nearly 500 businesses on the Forward Janesville member mailing list, allowing you to develop a database of business prospects.

Business Resource Center

We have dozens of resources available to businesses at Forward Janesville, including: community demographics information local telephone directories; a list of clubs and organizations; information on SBA regulations; area maps; lists of major employers and industrial directories; a list of local, state and federal government contacts; business start up kits; and business resource guides.

Certificates of Origin

We stamp these forms for members who ship their goods and products outside of the United States.

Tax Deductibility

Forward Janesville membership is usually more than 97% deductible as a business expense (this percentage changes each year).