Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce
Grafton Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
JULY, 2019
A Message From Your Chamber President

Dustin Beck
Dear Chamber Members,
I want to start by thanking Bruce McIlnay for his leadership and willingness to try anything during his term as Chamber President. I hope that I can be as good a mentor to my successor, as Bruce has been to me. While I may not have the same history with Grafton that Bruce has, I am passionate about seeing Grafton lead the way creating new experiences for our families and businesses.

I would also like to welcome aboard our two new members, Hailey Nenonen from Aurora Medical Center Grafton and Carrie Toutenhoofd from Fire Ridge Golf Club. We are also welcoming Sarah McCraw as our new Programs Coordinator and Annalise Jasinski as our Tourism Promotion and Special Events Coordinator. With a couple of fresh faces and ideas in the mix with our tenured directors I am very excited for the
     year to come.

As summer has kicked off with Beer on the Bridge and an exciting and well attended Giro d'Grafton, it is clear that our loveable little town is booming with opportunity. No matter if you are looking for better exposure for your business or just something to do with the family, Grafton has you covered. Remember to check out our monthly newsletter for updates on events and make sure we are sharing these opportunities with everyone.


Dustin Beck
Chamber President
Thank you to our Celebrate Grafton Sponsors for making our summer events 
Giro' d'Grafton 
Holidaze Where Music Plaze 
a GREAT success!


Holidaze Where Music Plaze
Independence Day Parade               Lime Kiln Music Stage
  & UW Marching Band                        SPONSOR

 Shuttle Bus SPONSOR                   Fireworks SPONSOR

Thank you to all of our supporting sponsors that make these amazing community events possible.
Cary Rentals
Tillmann Corporation
Schmit Realty, Inc.
Sendik's Food Market
Town of Grafton
Zaun Memorial Foundation
Philipp Lithographing
Bridge Inn
RAM Tool
Suburban Motors Harley Davidson
First Bank Financial Centre
Grob Inc.
Grafton Orthodontics
Our Savoir Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Heinz and Sons 57 Auto Body
Cornerstone Community Bank
K Komfort
Donahue & Associates LLC
Grafton Education Foundation
Culver's of Grafton
Gilman Precision
Home Instead Senior Care
Kohler Credit Union
John's Pizzaria
Becker & Grisar DDS, Ltd.
Lakeside Electric
Renassance Salon
Grafton Mobil
PK Petrykowski CPA
Festival season is here! Listen to our latest Get Away to Grafton Podcast to find out about all the cool places to eat and drink outside around Grafton.


Stop by on Opening Day (July 11th) for Shopping & Lunch!
Purchase the best local produce around as well as
Popcorn, Confectioneries, Honey, Soaps, Specialty  Mustard, Jams, Hand-made Art and MUCH MORE! 
Bring the kids to Story Time at the River with the Grafton Library!

Grafton Area Businesses!
We invite you to promote your business and participate in 
the fun at Ladies Night Out
  on Tuesday, August 6th 2019!  
Your $35 Registration Fee includes an LNO Gift Bag and fees collected go towards the Raffle Prizes! 
More Than 500 ladies will be out & about shopping, sampling, laughing, enjoying live music throughout
d owntown and hoping to win amazing raffle prizes!

Ladies looking to enjoy the FUN of Ladies Night Out as a participant, Click below to register!
$10 in Advanced ~ $15 at the Event
Please take a minute to read the Grafton Planning and Development Dept.  Development Newsletter  for all the latest updates! 

We need help spreading holiday 
magic in Grafton! 
Our Holiday events committee is looking for volunteers to help with festivities. We are in need of committee chairs for Floats, Cars, Celebrities and Costumes!    
If you're interested in joining our team of committee members, please e-mail Pam King at or call the chamber at 262-377-1650.

Dental Care of Grafton 
Contact: Kendra Jones
1580 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI 53024

We are a wonderful, friendly primary care dental office that is always accepting new patients of any age.

Ozaukee Community Therapies 
Contact: Erin Perez
1245 Cheyenne Ave. Ste 200
Grafton, WI 53024

Ozaukee County Therapies LLC is a mental health counseling center that provides counseling and supportive services to children and families. Erin Perez, MA, LPC, is the founder/clinic director and has been working with children, families, and communities in Ozaukee County for the past 15 years.  We offer a variety of services from outpatient mental health counseling (children, adults, families, couples, groups and school based), consulting, and training.  In 2019, we will be opening a school based satellite clinic in Ozaukee County and the Family Resiliency Center.  This center will support divorced/separated individuals and families supervised visitation, safe exchange, a child specialist (licensed mental health therapist who is trained in family inclusion mediation), and a variety of groups/training.

Ozaukee County Jail Literacy Program, Inc.  
Contact: Holly Ryan, President
P.O. Box 391
Grafton, WI. 53024
The OCJLP provides educational opportunities to incarcerated adults through compassionate delivery of services and community support. This is accomplished by offering high school equivalency diploma completion, basic literacy skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, goal setting and career awareness and employability skills and courses. We also offer life skills classes, computer classes, financial literacy classes and an art workshop. The OCJLP has been in Ozuakee County since 1992 and does not use taxpayer money - instead it relies on the generosity of donations and grants to fund the program. The OCJLP is currently the only private agency in Wisconsin that provides education at the jail level.


AMRAP METHOD  has an offer for fellow chamber members to advertise yoru business on their new member bags. Please  

Consider becoming a mentor to a child in Ozaukee County through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County. Only have so much time to give? Consider our School Based Mentoring where you'll meet with your "Little" once per week at their school during the school year. Have more time to give, and are looking to get more involved? Our Community Based Program may be just the thing for you! Meet with your "Little" a few times per month out in the community, and have fun! Go to the movies, spend time at a local park, enjoy the zoo. There's so much to do with your Little! Have questions about our programs, or want to learn more about becoming a mentor? Contact us at 262-377-0784 or *We are currently looking for more mentors for children in waiting within the Port Washington, Saukville, and Fredonia area. However, we have children waiting in all areas of our county that need someone like you. Contact us today!*

Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County is offering free education sessions for family caregivers now through September. The next session entitled "Riding The Emotional Rollercoaster" takes place on Thursday, July 18th. Learn more about their education sessions - Click Here for the Flyer. Caregiver Connection also invites folks to partake in the family caregiver coffee breaks that happen each week at various locations. Please read more details here.

Controlled Dynamics Inc. , headquartered in Grafton, Wisconsin, is  excited to announce the addition of a 16,000 square feet building in Jackson, Wisconsin. The new building provides needed space for further growth and to be able to meet current demands for structural aluminum framing systems.  The new space is located in the Jackson Industrial Park at W208 N16974 North Center Street - Jackson, WI  53037. 

fire ridge logo Don't miss  Fire Ridge's  exciting  FIREWORKS PARTY   on Tuesday, July 2th. Featuring a taco and nacho bar, live music and chipping under the lights.   CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER.

Chamber member  Kapco, Inc  is honored to join the Lakeshore Chinooks in sponsoring the first ever MACC FUND  Celebrity Softball Game at Kapco Park  (at Concordia University) on Saturday, August 10th. Kapco, Inc. is seeking sponsors, auction donors, ticket buyers and individuals who wish to donate in order to play on a team with celebrities. Confirmed celebrities include Robin Yount, Jon McGlocklin, Jim Gantner, Desmond Mason and many others. Please contact with any questions.

Ozaukee Family Services is offering the following FREE classes/workshops this summer. Please call 262-376-7774 to register or for more information, go to

(Coping And Regulating Emotions) - a DBT skills group for teens Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Already underway but with rolling admission, so teens can start any time! This group helps teens (6th -12th grade) who have difficulty managing emotions, are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, are engaging in self-harming behaviors, have suicidal thoughts and/or are having difficulty with daily functioning. Sessions are facilitated by OFS counselor Ashley Maas, MSW, APSW. Ashley has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, specializing in depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideation, both individually and in groups. Click HERE for complete details.

Guys Group
Starting in July, Dates and times TBD (we will do our best to accommodate schedules of those wishing to participate)  This group is designed to be a supportive space for boys ages 10-13 to learn valuable skills to promote their social and emotional well-being. A variety of topics will be discussed. In the past these have included managing stress, reducing anger, enhancing coping skills, fighting depression, building healthy friendships, setting goals, and improving social skills. For more information email Mike at

Infant Massage
Thursdays, July 25 - August 15, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Kathy Bergmann, Certified Educator of Infant Massage and OFS parent educator, will demonstrate how to perform basic infant massage and stroke techniques. She'll share the benefits of infant massage for both the infant and caregiver including research regarding the benefits of touch in the healthy growth and development of a child. Parents/caregivers are invited to attend with babies from birth to 10 months. Free childcare will be available for children not participating in the class. To register,
  email Sandi at

Chamber member  Sleep Number has an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for licensed medical professionals, valid 7.8.2019 through 8.14.2019. Click Here for Details .

The Grafton Lions Club
21st Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Monday, August 19th at Fire Ridge Golf Club in Grafton. Registration begins at 9:30am and  Semi Shotgun Start at 11:00am.  The event is open to the public and we hope you will consider joining us!   Click HERE to view the flyer with additional information.  For more information please contact  Lion Tom Krueger at  
(262) 353-5657.

The  Ozaukee County Historical Society presents Pioneer Polka Party happening from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Check out the event's 

The  Ozaukee County Jail Literacy Program  needs help stacking their classroom with supplies. Its holding a School Supply Drive now through August 31st. Please drop off much-needed school supplies for incarcerated students in Ozaukee County. Donations can be dropped off at the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce. Check out the FLYER HERE for a list of donation items that are needed.