December 2018

A Message From your Chamber President

I am laughing in this picture because the intrepid Mike Cibulka, who does a great job every year serving as the parade public announcer, asked me for a song lyric as I passed his stand. What can I say, but that in that wild celebration  what popped into my head was:
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
I would like to update these lyrics to offer comfort and joy to all whether or not you are a merry gentleman. This time of year is crazy and I know you have a lot more on your minds than reading a letter from me, so suffice it to say that I wish you all the best for the holidays and peace and prosperity throughout the land for 2019.

McIlnay, Button Law, LLC
  December 5th
YP  Party

January 23rd
State of the Community Luncheon

January 22nd
Connect Cell Ribbon Cutting
Grafton Holiday Events were a huge success thanks to all who sponsored attended and volunteered their time at our Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Parade, Please see details below in the Newsletter.
Village of Grafton
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Click HERE  
to read the November Development Newsletter with updates on zoning and sign variances in Grafton.
2018 Outstanding Citizen 

Congratulations  Debbie Krueger, our 2018 Outstanding Citizen!
Debbie is very involved in Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Board, where she served on the board for six years. Debbie has served as a guardian on several  flights, recruits volunteers, organizes training and assists in takeoffs at the airport. Debbie is also involved in St. Joseph's Meal Program for the needy where she prepares meals and delivers to parishes in Milwaukee weekly. Debbie also volunteers at the Grafton USS Liberty Memorial Library two days a week.  Thank you for all you do, giving your time and talents to improve and enhance our community! 
C ommunity Tree Lighting
1st Place - John's Pizzeria
2nd Place - Aurora  Health Care
3rd Place - USS Liberty Memorial Library

The People's Choice, voted on through Facebook went to AURORA Health Care! CONGRATULATIONS!
Thank  you to the Jo hn Long Middle   School Choral Group under the direction of Doug Aren t.  S pecial  thanks to Nicolette Birkholz, our cheerful, energetic  and  tenanted  Jolly  the  Elf



Thank you to ALL our  Tre e Lighting Sponsors

We appreciate your time and talents!
  cornerstone bank Thank You   Cornerstone Community Bank
for sponsoring a fun and delicious  
 Breakfast with Santa
And to all our Breakfast volunteers
Grafton Lions and Leos, GHS Cheer Team, FBLA, and
Cornerstone  Community Bank  Employees, Friends and Family!

Congratulations  to our Parade Float Winners!
Community/Non-Profit Organization Division
1st Place - Cloverleaf 4-H Club
2nd Place - Our Savior Lutheran Church & School
3rd Place - Mel's Charities
     Commercial Division Winner

Suburban Harley Davidson
We hope you all enjoyed the  39th Annual
Grafton Christmas Parade!

   The weather was a bit misty but the show was grand! Thanks to Presenting Sponsor US Bank and all of our other sponsors! Watch our website - the Parade video will be up soon to enjoy once again!
Thanks to Mike Cibulka, Parade emcee extraordinaire! 

From Our Chamber Members

Best Version Media  can help you get your business back on track. Become a part of the community and watch your business grow! C all or email Liz or Liz to connect your business with neighbors.  (414-617-9630) ( 414-750-1856).

Think of  The Bog  for your 2019 events! Our barn is scheduled to be completed in early April and we will have a  variety of great features including the patio and exterior deck overlooking the golf course and a large open concept, main level event space with stairs that lead up to a balcony lounge area that overlooks the main level. Contact KD Hartwig for more info:

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CARTERS SALON OPEN HOUSE   Monday, December 3rd       5pm-8pm!  Join us for this Customer Appreciation Day  to celebrate our 16th year in business!   20% off all retail products (excludes jewelry)   BOGO glasses and $5 jewelry items, Purchase $100+ in products*enter to win a MacBook Pro! Prizes every 30 minutes,  Complimentary beverages and snacks,  Donate toys for Kapco Kids2Kids & meet Santa, bring an unwrapped toy and get another 10% off your purchase!   Gift Certificates available! STOP IN TODAY!  

The  Cedarburg Cultural Center invites you to First Fridays on December 7th with Tangled Lines!   Kids activities & Crafts 6-7pm. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the Kuhefuss House for Christmas!


he Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Presents the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra HOLIDAY CONCERT Thursday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm. Enjoy Seasonal Favorites and a Sing-a-Long! Visit or call 262-376-6161 for tickets. Reserved seating only. Don't miss this holiday tradition!  Click HERE to visit the Cedarburg Grafton Rotary Website.

Cornerstone Community Bank is hosting a baby diaper and wipe drive during the month of December to benefit Ozaukee Family Services. Stop by their Grafton Branch (2090 Wisconsin Ave) with your donations . Click HERE to view our flyer with details.  

 Need help wrapping your holiday gifts this year? Let First Bank Financial Centre) help! Grafton's First Bank Financial Center is offering gift wrapping once again this year now through December 21st from 9am-5pm to benefit Ozaukee Family Services.  For $1.00 per gift FBFC will wrap your gifts for you.   

Grafton Education Foundation
Grafton Education Foundation is accepting donations for their SouporBowl Auction on January 26th Please  Click HERE for the Contribution Confirmation Form and help us make this event successful for our kids! You can also visit our website for more information 

'Tis the Season to be Home for the Holidays! Stay at Grafton's Hampton Inn and Suites for $89 standard room/$109 suite or Towne Place Suites for $99 studio suite or $109 one bedroom suite. Must call hotels and mention 'Home for the Holidays'.  Valid through January 31, 2019.

Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee invites you to our Annual Fundraiser to support our Seniors: Celebrating 25 years of service in Ozaukee County. Wednesday, December  5th from 5-7pm at the North Shore Country Club in Mequon. Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, raffle and informational program. CLICK HERE for additional information or call  Kathy at 262-376-5362 for any questions you have. 

Inventors Brewing is offering STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) Inventor Skills - open to 8-18 year olds the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am-11am. Learn life skills, soldering design, programming and endless possibilities! Click HERE to view the flyer  or Click HERE to visit our Facebook page . Questions? email Captn Adam Draeger at

Put a smile on a child this holiday season by donating a new and unwrapped toy. Kids2Kids toy collection bins can be found at drop off locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Please visit our website  for information.

Ozaukee Family Services is offering FREE classes/workshops.  Call 376-7774 to register or visit our website  
Respect & Resiliency Dec 6, 6-7:30pm  This class is to help parents understand the intricate dynamics of school age kids' peer relationships while developing and maintaining healthy friendships. It will aid parents in empowering their kids to identify, assess, and reduce relational aggression (bullying). It will also provide positive ways to discuss, support and understand concerns about peer relationships.
  Anxiety Management and Self-Regulation:  Dec 11,  6:30-8pm  What's the difference between 'normal' situational anxiety and something more? How can we support someone who is struggling with anxiety? Learn how to recognize symptoms, how anxiety can affect a child's day-to-day life and strategies to ease challenging situations. This class will focus on anxiety in middle and high school age children.

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Portal, inc is having their Holiday Art Sale on Friday, December 7th from 8:00am to 3:30pm  at Portal, inc . Come and explore all that's offered ...    An assortment of glass fusing holiday items, A wide variety of mixed media pieces, Glass fusing jewelry and much more! Many pieces made by the individuals Portal, inc is honored to serve and support! Call 262-377-4410 if you would like more information. 

Stop by the Riveredge Nature Store for holiday gifts! We've got supplies for the active outdoorspeople in your life, books, a selection of soaps and scents, jewelry, and of course our famous Maple Syrup (made from our trees!) and pancake mix. Gift Cards can be used to give the gift of experiences through programs, memberships, summer camp, as well as any items for sale in the store. 

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts presents Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 9th from 12 pm - 4 pm. This free event gives all ages a chance to see the new exhibit. Third Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm. Participate in fiber crafts, a scavenger hunt, raffle, tours from the curator, community art projects and more!  CLICK HERE to view the flyer with details!