January, 2019
F rom Your Chamber President

No New Year's Resolutions: Goodbye 2018

There might have been things I missed
But don't be unkind
It don't mean I'm blind
Perhaps there's a thing or two
I think of lying in bed
I shouldn't have said
But there it is

You see, it's all clear
You were meant to be here
From the beginning

I want to share a great article with all of you in Reflection Not Resolution.  Use January to celebrate your victories and thoughtfully plan for the coming year.

Happy New Year!
Bruce McIlnay
McIlnay Button Law, LLC
Grafton State of the Community

Please join us on

Wednesday, January  30th 2019

11:30am - 1:00pm 

River Room on the Milwaukee


Buffet Lunch by Ferrante's Signature Catering-  $30 per person

Featured Speakers  

Bruce McIlnay

President,  Grafton Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Nelson - Superintendent, Grafton Public Schools 

Jim Brunnquell - President, Village of Grafton 

Lester Bartel  - Board Chairman, Town of Grafton


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January 22nd
Connect Cell Ribbon Cutting

January 30th
State of the Community Luncheon

February 20th
ONCE Luncheon
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Attend a Chamber Event!

The January State of the Community luncheon (Jan 30th) is an excellent opportunity to find out what's going on locally.  

The ONCE networking breakfast and lunches  offer face time with business people from around Ozaukee County (next luncheon scheduled for Feb. 20th).

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The Christmas Parade may have come and gone, but you can enjoy it ALL OVER AGAIN!

If you're looking for some Holiday Cheer, and want to spread the Christmas Spirit, take some time to watch the 39th Annual Grafton Christmas Parade in it's entirety! Thanks again to our Presenting Sponsor, U.S. Bank, and to all our generous Sponsors who made the parade possible. Thanks to those who participated in the parade and all those who came out to enjoy the show! Click on the Link below to watch - and remember to share the link with those who were unable to come out and see the Parade or who would love to watch it one more time!

2018 Grafton Christmas Parade

Parade Presenting Sponsor
 Breakfast with Santa Sponsor

Tree Lighting Sponsor


Big Frog
Contact: Brittany Miller
10952 North Port Washington Road
Mequon, WI  53092
Business Phone: 262-395-5959
Got an idea for a custom t-shirt or other great gear? Have an event you want to commemorate? We have options for men, women, children, infants and pets. Choose your style, choose your color and get ready to have some fun. At Big Frog, creativity is celebrated in a big way, every day!

Tutor Doctor                  
Contact: Kristy Reed
12359 West Washington Street, Unit 205
West Bend, WI  53095
Business Phone:  262-277-9024
The Sky's the Limit with Our Tutors! 
At Tutor Doctor, we're revolutionizing the way students learn. Rather than settling for cookie-cutter classroom learning, our local tutors are bringing a personal touch to your student's education. We strive to make our private tutoring services easy, reliable, and comfortable, so your student gets the maximum benefit from their education. 
We pair up students with our West Bend tutors based on what every student needs, and then get to work to create a lesson plan that is as unique as they are. We'll take your student's learning style, personality, and level in school into account as we develop a plan to help them tackle tough subjects and shine in school. We also bring learning home, by holding one-to-one tutoring sessions in your home or anywhere else your student likes to study! We make it convenient and easy to get the support your student deserves!


The 024 Taproom  is celebrating our second year with a 2 Year Anniversary Bash on Friday, January 4th! Don't miss our original craft beer and food by That Taco Guy.   CLICK HERE for more!

The Cedarburg Cultural Center is proud to announce Whiskey Bells and Wheelhouse on Saturday, January 12th! Don't miss the Blueburg Cafe on Wednesday, January 2nd from 7-9pm and First Fridays featuring music by Leroy Airmaster & Little Maddie on Friday, January 4th 6-9pm. To see more on all these events and more visit  

Commerce State Bank 
The Commerce State Bank Hall of Fame committee selected Jackson Concrete, KLH Industries, Unbolt, and Interstate Sawing into the Class of 2018 Hall of Fame. Each business was honored and recognized at the Commerce State Bank Holiday Open House on December 4, 2018.  "These businesses demonstrate client loyalty of 10 years or longer, a solid banking relationship with Commerce State Bank, an advocate of the bank in telling others their experiences with our banking experts helping them run their business successfully, and referring new clients to Commerce State Bank," explained Joe Fazio, CEO & Co-Founder of Commerce State Bank.  CLICK HERE to read the press release in its entirety.

Please join us for a Women's Evening Retreat on Wednesday, January 23rd at the River Room (1218 13th Ave, Grafton).
Crescendo Wealth Management invites you and a female guest to celebrate 2018 and set your intentions for 2019. This mini retreat will include a gently, all levels yoga practice and mindfulness session followed by conversation with an amazing group of women. CLICK HERE to view the FLYER and RSVP to

Please call to schedule your complimentary Work Station Analysis to assess for optimal ergonomics with Dr. Camille Berger, DC of
Early Beginnings Chiropractic. The benefit of proper ergonomics includes: less back and neck pain, fewer headaches, decreased sick days and increased productivity. CLICK HERE for the FLYER or call 262-421-8539 or email

Make plans to join the Grafton Education Foundation for our 7 th Annual Soupor Bowl January 26th, 2019  at Cedars III, Cedarburg  ( N53W404 Park Circle) . This is a great evening of bowling, all-you-can-eat soups, auctions and our signature $10,000 reverse cash raffle ( tickets now available at the school offices). The event is a great time, and is a wonderful way to support Grafton Schools!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE    or vi sit our website  for more details and information.

Please join us for the Grafton Lions Club New Member Social on Tuesday, January 22 from 6-8pm at the 024 Taproom (1300 14th Ave in the Grafton Mill). Contact Dan Delorit at 414-236-1361 with questions.

Join Inventor's Brewpub for  Trivia Night (with Bill Clark the Trivia Shark) Tons of prizes and drawing tickets. $50 gift card each night to the winning team.  January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from  6:30PM - 8:30PM. Visit our website for more information and details on all our events and happenings:

Join us on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30pm and on Thursday, January 17th at 1:00pm for Tax Talk at the USS Liberty Memorial Public Library in Grafto n. Join H&R Block professionals as they present a seminar of Tax Reform,  Tax Scams, Consumer Alerts and Understanding your IRS Notice. Register by calling  262-375-5315 if you plan to attend! 


Port Washington State Bank presents First Fridays at the Cedarburg Cultural Center TONIGHT, January 4th featuring Leroy Airmaster & Little Maddie. Kids activities, crafts, food truck and more from 6-7pm, party from 6-9pm! 

Our Savior Lutheran School (1332 Arrowhead Road) invites  parents of 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten classes for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. There will be opportunity to meet the principal and teachers and become acquainted with the curriculum.  For more information, call Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Grulke at 262-377-7780.

It's Maple Sugarin' Season at  Riveredge Nature Center!  Maple Sugarin' is a classic Wisconsin pastime that engages a wide range of audiences. With more than 400 trees tapped in the Riveredge Sugar Bush, 'Nobody does Maple Sugarin' like Riveredge'. Join us for an extra special year as we break in the brand new Riveredge Sugarbush house! Click here to view the FLYER with details or visit us at to see all our winter fun!