December, 2019
While I am writing this letter, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my family from out of town. My daughter is so excited she can hardly go 30 seconds without breaking into a festive song, or blurting out a question about, “How many minutes until… Opa and Oma get here, I get to ride in the parade, I can set the table?”
We are hosting Thanksgiving again this year and my parents have been looking forward to taking part in the holiday festivities (I often wonder if they enjoy the parade more than my company). Every year they ask me before they leave, how did we manage to find such a “Norman Rockwell”-like community? Normally I would give them the standard, “we just got lucky I guess,” but after nearly a year as Chamber President I have discovered that there is much more to it than just luck.
I have seen the work that the Chamber office, Village officials, committees and businesses put in daily to make sure that we are always improving. I have seen the support our community gives to each other in times of need. So, this year I have a better answer for my parents; our community works really hard to make it happen!
Dustin Beck
Chamber President
Chamber Board Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 10 th

Hanukkah Begins
Sunday, Dec. 22 nd

Wednesday, Dec. 25 th

New Years Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 31 st

New Years Day
Wednesday, Jan. 1 st

Winter Farmers Market
Jan 11 th and Feb 22 nd

State of the Community Luncheon Wednesday, January 29 th
The Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater have partnered up to give Grafton residents a VIP experience at its musical, "Chasin' Dem Blues," happening on Saturday, Feb. 29th from 5 to 11:30 p.m.
The cost will be $100 and will include transportation to and from the show in downtown Milwaukee via a coach bus, a three-course meal and admission to the performance!
We have a limited amount of tickets, so buy yours ASAP!
They would be an amazing Christmas present for the theatre-lovers in your life!
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Grafton Planning & Development Newsletter
CLICK HERE to read the November issue of the Village's Planning and Development Newsletter .
Welcome New Members
The goal of Country In the Burg is to bring some of the top country music artists to Cedarburg, WI in order to raise money for our Military, Children's Hospital and other great local charities.

Alex Uhan
W64 N625 Hanover Ave. #204
Cedarburg, WI 53012

From Our Chamber Members
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County will be the recipients of the Pasta and Presents at Pasta Shoppe on Wednesday, December 4th from 4:30-9:00 p.m. Help support BBBS of Ozaukee County. View the event flyer here for details - reservations are encouraged.
Bloomin Olive invites you to stop, shop and enjoy at their unique floral and gift gallery, located at 1404 12th Avenue. Please check out their flyer for details on store holiday hours and the unique services they offer!
COPE Services is hosting a training for new volunteers in January. COPE staff and experts from the community will provide information and skills to new listeners in the areas of metal illness, suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Find out more on how to get involved by clicking HERE to view their informational flyer.
Cornerstone Community Bank is hosting a baby diaper and wipes drive at their Grafton location, 2090 Wisconsin Ave., during the month of December to benefit Ozaukee Family Services. Check out their flyer HERE to see what supplies they're in need of and how you can help.
River Room on the Milwaukee Book your holiday party at River Room on the Milwaukee! River Room is a beautiful private event venue located in downtown Grafton along the Milwaukee River. The perfect venue for any celebration! Offering seating for up to 175 guests, open catering and full bar service. Contact us at (262) 501-4430 or .  
Sahale Ale Works is hosting a Chili for Charity event to benefit Family Sharing food pantry and resale store. come purchase samples and vote on your favorite chilis to decide a winner-- the event takes place this Saturday, Dec. 7th from 3 to 6 p.m. Check out their flier here for event details!
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Portal, Inc. is hosting a Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 th that will be free to attend. Details on the holiday fellowship event can be found on their flier here.