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The Benefits of Joining

FJI has over 500 member business partners and 100 + 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? Fill out this simple form to get started.

“We are truly grateful for your support! I have to admit, I’ve always paid the annual member dues just because I figured it was the right thing to do. I never thought of my Forward Janesville membership as an asset to our business. You have proved me wrong. I honestly didn’t even expect a response when I called. Jenny was so friendly, understanding and professional it astounded me you found the time to call me while preparing for a meeting. I value your advice and I will definitely share my experience with other business owners, especially non-members"

-Maria DeCremer, E & D Water Works, Inc.

Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings provide enormous exposure for new and existing businesses and 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, our quarterly magazine and in our online electronic newsletter "Pulse" which reaches an audience of 1800+ 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 business-people make connections and build relationships with other business people in the area through our networking events, including our Business After Fives and Multi-Chamber Networking Events.

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 pass on vital information relevant to business owners and the community.

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. Call 608.757.3160 for more information.

Business Resource Center

We have resources available including: The Report (FJI's quarterly magazine), the Community Profile and Membership Directory, local yellow pages directories; area maps; lists of major employers; a list of local, state and federal government contacts to name a few.

Certificates of Origin

We stamp COO 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).