February, 2021

Fellow Chamber Members-

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant”
– Anne Bradstreet

This is a quote that fills me with hope and seems so appropriate for the current times. Can you believe that it has almost been a year since shutdowns occurred and impacted our local businesses, schools and social dynamics? With each new day more folks are being vaccinated and we begin to see some hope for a return to some sense of normalcy. At the Chamber, we continue to look for ways to support our members during these tough times. 
Hopefully you were able to either use some of the coupons from our January rollout of the local business coupon book, had an opportunity to learn about the PPP Loans during the Zoom meeting hosted in partnership with the OED and our neighboring Chambers, or joined us in our first ever State of the Community virtual event. Still looking for something fun to do? There is also plenty of opportunity to get out and play during the winter – a walk or snow shoe on the Ozaukee Interurban Trail or a family trip down Lime Kiln’s snow hill. Grafton has some great parks and trails – winter can be just as fun to visit them and try something new..........or in my case, patiently wait for the warmer weather.  

Mary Karnitz
Chamber President

Black History Month Begins
Monday, February 1st

Groundhog Day
Tuesday, February 2nd

Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 7th

Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12th

Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14th

Presidents Day
Monday, February 15th

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17th

Friday, February 25th

Our 2021 State of the Community Address is now available for viewing on YouTube!
Click Below to view the entire presentation.

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:

We have created a Covid-19 Update page as a resources for chamber members, businesses, and community members to access. You'll be able to find information regarding updated hours and policies about restaurants & bars, medical services, retail, attractions, hospitality and financial institutions in Grafton.

If you have information about your business that you would like us to update, please email Annalise Kannenberg at celebrate@grafton-wi.org with the details.

Furthermore, this provides a central hub to helpful links from state and federal officials regarding tax credits, small business loans, Covid-19 F&Q's and so much more. Click on the button to access the Covid-19 Updates website.
Welcome New Member
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Nicholas Behl
P.O. Box Z40885
Milwaukee, Wi. 53224

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From Our Chamber Members
Advocates is hosting a virtual benefit concert featuring Willy Porter on Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m. via Facebook Live. To learn more about the benefit concert CLICK HERE to view the flyer.
Eaton's Fresh Pizza is offering a special rate on vehicle loans - now may be the time to refinance and save! Click here to VIEW THE FLIER for further offer details..
Oz. Economic Development Logo
Ozaukee Economic Development is currently planning its 2021 OED Outreach Event to be held on Thursday, May 12th at Shully's in Thiensville. There are limited 2021 Outreach event sponsorships available - for more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Kathleen Schilling at 262-238-7730 or via e-mail at kschilling@co.ozaukee.wi.us.

Check out the OED Newsletter CLICK HERE.
Ozaukee Family Services invites you to FREE virtual presentations. For more info, call 262-376-7774 or CLICK HERE.

Every other Tuesday
Feb. 9th-June 1st, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (via Zoom)
Know a child or teen who is having troubling adjusting to a death or divorce in their family? Our free RAINBOWS program can help. Goals of the program are to help kids (K-12th grade) understand and express their feelings, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place. Children are grouped by age and will share activities and discuss common concerns. Groups are facilitated by understanding and empathetic volunteers who have participated in a formal training program. A concurrent group is offered for parents.