February, 2020
Dear Chamber

Thank you to all who joined us for the State of the Community Luncheon, which was held at the River Room On The Milwaukee. The Chamber, Village, Town and School District of Grafton gave reviews and highlights of 2019 activities and accomplishments in our community and a forecast for 2020. It was great to see that we have so many members who take such an active part in our community. I feel that the best “take away” from the luncheon was the cohesive collaboration between the various groups that has been a driving force for all of the developments in our community. We are very lucky to have officials who feel that they can work together to accomplish a common goal, while still contributing with their own unique input. As always, please continue to share and support the various upcoming Chamber events - many of them are highlighted in this month's newsletter. Check out the Save the Date section and be sure to read through the notes from our Chamber members for a wide variety of activities and events happening with our business members.

Sincerely ,

Dustin Beck
Grafton Chamber President
YP Bowling Bash
Friday, February 7 th

Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14 th

ONCE Luncheon
Wednesday, February 19 th

Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, Feb 22 nd

Grafton Night at Chasin' Dem Blues Friday, February 29 th

YP Family Game & Movie Night
Saturday, March 7 th

St. Patrick's Day
Tuesday, March 17 th

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 28 th

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual State of the Community Luncheon that was held at the end of January. The 2020 Grafton Economic Profile is now available to view here.

Please check out the GACC and the Celebrate Grafton 's 2019 Year in Review Videos on You Tube!
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!
-Chamber Members and Employees-

Are you 50 and under and looking for a FREE group to network in the Grafton area?!

See the flyer below and share with your coworkers and friends to enjoy
"Networking...in a Casual Environment!"
Welcome New Members
2 Friends & A Blender

Paula Race
871 Bridge Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Ty Olson- Edward Jones

Ty Olson
1505 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 180
Grafton, WI 53024

The Joseph and Rebecca Peltz
Center for Jewish Life

Rabbi Moshe Luchins
2233 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092

From Our Chamber Members
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County is seeking prize donations for our annual Bowl For Kids' Sake . Dates for this event are February 28 th , and March 6 th , 13 th , 14 th and 20 th . We are looking for items such as gift cards, gift certificates, gift baskets, wine, etc. But we will accept just about anything! If you wish you make a donation, please contact Executive Director, Nicole Bulow at nicoleb@bbboz.org, or by calling 262-377-0784. Items are needed by January 31st, 2020. Items can be delivered to 885 Badger Circle, Grafton. We are also happy to make arrangements to pick them up from your locations. Thank you!
The Bloomin' Olive
Bloomin' Olive unique Floral & Gift Gallery is ready to help you celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday, February 14th. They can deliver your Valentine Flowers before Valentine's Day to a work place or have them waiting at a restaurant. Call today at 262-376-1404 or order online at bloominolivellc.com. There is a coupon offer at the website-- check it out now! www.bloominolivellc.com
Compassus is in need of volunteers to work with hospice patents in their community. Non-medical volunteers provide a variety of services. Please view their flyer for more information and to find out how you can volunteer.
Digital Edge
Digital Edge is proud to announce their two BRAND NEW machines that are award-winning equipment and are equipped with breakthrough technology. View this flyer to learn more.
Grafton Lions invites you to attend the 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. There are two shifts, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. This is being held at Circle B Recreation Center, 6261 Hwy. 60. This is for 4-person teams at $20 per bowler. Top bowling prizes, 50/50 & raffle prizes, basket raffles and so much more! Please contact Bob Lauer 414-333-3079 or Ryan Schmitt 262-844-2946 for more information.

Chamber member Grafton Lions Club is also hosting a new members social on Tuesday, February 11th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sahale Ale Works, 1505 Wisconsin Avenue. New members- young or old, male or female- are encourage to attend to learn what Lions do, not only for Grafton, but for Lions International.
River Room On The Milwaukee invites you to attend the Open Tours on Friday, February 7th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, February 8th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, February 9th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Specializing in weddings and private events, River Room on the Milwaukee is a beautiful industrial-chic venue with a seating capacity of 175 guests. we offer full bar service and open catering. See if our venue is the perfect space for your upcoming event!
Sahale Ale Works invites you to attend the first-annual Give Back with Cheese and Mac from 3 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21st, 2020. The proceeds from the benefit will go towards the Grafton Lions Club.
View the flyer for this event to learn more!
Ozaukee Economic Development invites you to attend Keeping Employees Healthy - Body and Mind- Lunch & Learn at the MATC Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, Mequon, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020. The event is a collaboration of area Chambers and the event is $20 for Chamber members and $25 for non-chamber members. View the flyer here for details on the event and how you can register. Furthermore, read the January blog for OED, here .
Office Depot Office Max will be having an adoption event for available Tiny Paws Small Dog Rescue dogs and puppies at the store, 1346 N. Port Washington Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Check out the event flyer to learn more!
Ozaukee Family Serives is offering these FREE classes and workshops (with free childcare available for most.)
Parenting Your Spirited Child
Wednesday, February 19 th from 6-7:30 p.m .
For parents of children who are more intense, persistent, resistant to change or generally more spirited than most. Learn ways to work with your child's spirit and temperament, including positive parenting and discipline techniques. Techniques and teachings based on Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. FREE and free limited childcare is also available. To register, call 262-376-7774 or visit this website .

Save The Date - Families First Gala
Saturday, April 25 th at 5:30 p.m..
Join us for an evening at the Ozaukee Country Club to benefit Ozaukee Family Services. The Gala includes dinner, live auction, silent auction and more. All proceeds to benefit Ozaukee Family Services programs. To learn more visit this website.
The Village of Grafton invites you to attend the lecture, "The Fish & Wildlife of Ozaukee County," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12 th at the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library. Check out the flyer for the event here to learn more.