June 2022 | Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Chambertalk...in June
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

If your business would like to participate as a sponsor of the race we have some awesome, new opportunities this year to showcase your business during the event! Check out our sponsorship opportunities below.

Please note- the red, white, and blue sponsorship is taken. Thank you!

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!

Registration for vendors, sponsors, and parade entries is below.
Stockton Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing
Thank you golfers and sponsors for making the Annual Golf Outing a special year. We have blown past our record for the number of golf teams we ever had. Shout out to Brewster Cheese, Stockton Dental Center, Citizens State Bank, Solutions Bank, Wagner Automotive, Petersen Law & QDROs LLC, Jim Sullivan Realty, Allure of Stockton, Furststaffing, Daroda Accounting, Tri-State Porta Potties, Stateline Solar, Country Financial- Sarah Heller, M&M Concrete, and Jo-Carroll/Sand Praire for being this years sponsors
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.
Timber Lake Playhouse Workshops for the Youth

A series of performance workshops for youth ages 7 – 12 begins with our Children’s Theatre Performance Workshop featuring Kid Detectives with a focus on acting and PopStar Party with a focus on singing and dancing. This workshop runs June 20 through June 25 with a public performance on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 and 2:00.
Frozen, Jr. will be produced as a part of a two-week workshop for youth ages 7 – 12. The workshop will begin on July 11 and run Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 for two weeks. The public performance of Frozen, Jr. will be on Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 and 4:00.
TLP’s Script Writer’s Workshop runs June 13 through June 17 and is open to youth ages 7 to 18. During this workshop, writers will work with TLP’s education staff to develop a script that will be used in the performance of the Kid Detectives workshop. Additionally, TLP will host a Children’s Theatre Workshop for youth ages 4 through 12. This workshop is on July 2 and is a three-hour introduction to theatre skills. It includes attendance at the July 2 matinee performance of TLP’s Annie.
The High School Showcase is open to all high school students. This is a five-day immersive experience that will feature training in acting, dance and music, improvisation, playwriting, and how to audition for schools and professional shows. Students will leave the workshop with a monologue, vocal cut, a dance piece, and other audition material that can be used for auditions and college applications. Audition material will be recorded and students will receive a video link to their performance for their professional reel. The workshop includes daily lunch and a ticket to TLP's production of We Will Rock You
TLP is again offering high school students an opportunity to perform at the playhouse. TLP invites all area high school students to audition for their summer musicals including Annie (June 30 – July 10), Legally Blonde (July 14 – 24), and We Will Rock You (August 11 – 21). Actors may audition for one or more of the shows. This opportunity is also open to student technicians.
Visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org for more information
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.
Congrats Seniors
Stockton City Wide Garage Sale
Stockton City Wide Garage Sale weekend will be held on June 17th-18th!
Introducing our 2022 Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to our scholarship winners Diana Montalvo and Trace Williamson! Good luck with your next adventures!
Galena Tourism Luncheon 
Some Stockton Chamber of Commerce board members attend Galena Country Tourism Luncheon where they talked about their past year's achievements and their planning process for this year!
Babysitting Clinic with the University of Illinois Extension Program
 The University of Illinois Extension will be offering a babysitting clinic this summer. Interested youth may attend the clinic on June 7, 2022, at the Elizabeth Community Building between 9 am- 2:30 pm. Participants will learn to watch over the children in their care by learning to build leadership and decision-making skills, choose age-appropriate activities and fun games, create healthy snacks, understand the behaviors of different age groups of children and give you the tools needed to help manage them, and more. Participants will also learn about choking prevention and receive beginner First Aid training. This clinic is designed to help you become a babysitter that families can rely on!
All youth ages 11 and up, who have completed the 5th grade, are welcome to attend for only $5. Pre-registration is required. You may register by visiting our website at go.illinois.edu/jsw or by calling the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273. 4-H membership is not required. The deadline to register is June 2 and space is limited.

All Veterns Parade
Business Spotlight
Subway/Arand Enterprises
Your local Stockton Subway® Restaurant, located at 207 East North Avenue brings delicious ingredients and mouth-watering flavors in billions of sandwich, salad and wrap combinations to you. An alternative to traditional fast food, we offer freshly cut veggies, toppings, protein and freshly-baked bread to create perfect the meal with freshly baked cookies all at a great value! All Subway® Restaurants are independently owned and operated by business owners who employ talented Sandwich Artists™ that are ready to take your order in person, online, or in our Subway app.
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