The first Wednesday of every month, the Viroqua Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours (B.A.H.) meeting which is a time of networking at a local business. This as been such a great gathering that I (Amber… and occasionally¬†Mark) have really enjoyed attending. Each month, a different business hosts and is given time to present what it is that they do, a little history of their business and any other information that they feel is helpful for other local business owners to know. Preceding and following the presentation, attendees are encouraged to socialize and get to know one another.

I have taken photos of past events but have held off on sharing to our page/blog directly as the photos are more event photography style and do not represent what our true commercial photography work looks like. But these events and businesses deserve to be shown, as it is not only great to learn about the businesses local to Viroqua, but the hosts deserve to have a record of their event as well.

The most recent business to host the Business After Hours meeting was Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School. Parents in Viroqua are so fortunate to have such wide ranging choices for their child’s education. Whether it be the traditional public school system, private Christian schools, or one of several charter and alternative learning centers, there is something to fit the desires of each parent for their child(ren). I’ll be honest, I didn’t know a whole lot about the Waldorf style of education, despite growing up in Viroqua and being around the students who integrated into the public high school their freshman year. What I did know, was that those students who joined the public school from Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School excelled at math, science, english and art.

Now that I have three sweet children of my own, I have taken a greater interest in the wide range of options for education. After listening to the presentation during the B.A.H. gathering and visiting a few of the classrooms, it is clear as to why those students did so well in those subjects! Check out the photos from this month’s B.A.H. I dare you to not wish you were a kid again and could go to school here!


Art by one of the students.


Pencil case created in class by one of the students.

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*** A note to BAH hosts. Please feel free to share this post on your social media sites and create your own little write up about your event. We just ask that you not use these images for any purpose other than to talk about the BAH gatherings, as they do not have the same level of care and planning that goes into our commercial photography. If you love the photos and are interested in having us back for a proper photoshoot, please send us a message and we’d be happy to discuss how we can better show the uniqueness of your small business.