July 2022 | Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Chambertalk...in July
Mission: The Stockton Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote economic growth in and around the Village of Stockton by supporting local businesses and special events while encouraging hospitality, beautification, and community pride.
Stockton Chamber of Commerce 5k/10k
Where: Stockton Township Memorial Park
When: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
What: 5k/10k Race

Race perks include:
  • Chip timing is provided by J3timing with results posted during the event.
  • Snacks, subway cookies, and refreshments after the race.
  • Each division will be awarded a medal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with the overall male/female winner as well.
  • This year we will post those winning names to social media on the Stockton Chamber Facebook page for recognition.
  • On course entertainment by the Stockton Band
  • Performance T-Shirts provided to all runners
  • Instant race results online, on your phone, and at a touch screen kiosk at the race!
  • Family Discount
  • Breathtaking scenery and views on a great community course

Thank you to all of our sponsors!!

Brewster Cheese is our Red, White, and Blue sponsor which is our top sponsor! Thank you for your continued support!
Molitor Plumbing is our Star sponsor! You can see there logo along the course. Thank you for your support!
Stateline Solar is our Flag sponsor which means you will see there logo on some turns along the course! Thank you for your support!

Six Point Services is another one of our Flag Sponsors so you will see there logo as well on some turns along the course.

Stockton Chamber of Commerce Fall Into Stockton

Fall Into Stockton 2022 will be a day filled with fun that includes a kick-off parade, live music featuring Freefall, Ten Gallon Hat, and Back Country Roads, vendors, kiddie tractor pull, car show, bags tournament, and much more!!

Mark your calendars for August 20th! To stay updated on events like us on Facebook!

We are in need to sponsorships for Fall Into Stockton 2022. Please check out the information below
Bring a Child To Work Day
Northwest Illinois Economic Development is organizing ‘Bring a Kid to Work Day’ for Wednesday, August 3, 2022, and we are encouraging you to take part. This is a workforce development + chamber development + youth retention initiative. There would be no cost to your organization!
The idea is to encourage chamber businesses to allow their employees to bring a kid to work so that they can see what happens in the workplace. This could be the employee’s kid, their grandkid, their neighbor’s kid. Just find a kid and bring them to work!
If a chamber business wishes to participate, it will be on them to sort out the logistics of the day. We are just the facilitators of the event there to organize it and to give them creative ideas. What they then do is up to them. All we ask in exchange is for them to snap a few pictures and post them on their Facebook page and in doing so tag their local chamber and NWILED.

Fiber Internet in Stockton
ATTENTION STOCKTON RESIDENTS! A fiber internet upgrade is coming to Stockton! The STK6 fiber neighborhood is anticipated to begin construction this Summer! Also, the STK1 and STK3 fiber neighborhoods have recently advanced to the Signup phase! If you haven’t already, you can signup at connectsp.com/iwantfiber. You can also verify your signup status at this same address, checking if you only completed the fiber interest form or if you completed the fiber signup agreement and selected your fiber internet package. Signup today to receive free installation! (129.95 value). Once the signup goal is reached, the fiber neighborhood will advance to the construction phase.

For members in the remaining areas of STK2, STK4, and STK5: If you haven’t done so already, please express your interest at connectsp.com/iwantfiber. Once enough interest has been expressed, these areas will go into the sign-up phase.

Be sure to share with your neighbors. Follow the progress at connectsp.com/fiber/communities/stockton. For more information about our fiber internet speeds, benefits of fiber internet, and pricing of our packages, please visit us at connectsp.com/fiber.
Starting Your Own Business

Safe Haven Classical Blast
Classical Blast Concert benefiting Safe Haven Humane Society is scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2022, at the historic Turner Hall in downtown Galena. This is the band's only appearance in Galena for the summer of 2022.

Safe Haven Golf Outing
2nd Annual Safe Haven Golf Outing & Benefit is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Woodbine Bend Golf Course & Restaurant. This is Safe Haven's largest fundraising event of the year. There are spots open for businesses to sponsor! Various sponsorship levels are available.
Christ in the Wilderness
The Christ in the Wilderness had a wonderful overnight thunderstorm that watered the land. Christ in the Wilderness is bursting with daisies, brown eyed susans, milkweed and lots of other flowers. The birds are such a delight to hear during the day. If you have not scheduled a retreat lately, check out the dates that are available below. We see the fawns running after their mothers and one retreatant even saw a fawn nestled along a path in the grass. Beautiful sights. 

How Do I Donate?
Online - Click here Rooted in Love Fund or go to www.citwretreat.com and click the “Donate Now” button for a quick and easy donation process. Use the drop-down menus to designate your Donation Frequency and Designation.
All Veterns Parade
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Galena Country Tourism
Galena Country Tourism® is the official destination management organization for Galena Country® (City of Galena and Jo Daviess County), nestled along the Mississippi River in the upper northwest corner of Illinois. Their mission is to promote, develop and expand the visitor industry for the benefit of the local economy and community including the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois. We promote Galena Country as the Midwest’s premier destination for overnight visitors. Galena Country Tourism is supported by a board of 11 directors consisting of representatives from the travel and tourism industry, local government and experienced businesspersons.
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