March, 2021

Fellow Chamber Members-

Today as I write this, I am prepping for a warm vacation, but am thrilled that temperatures here in Grafton have been close to 50 these past few days. I know that my husband is thankful for the rest that the snow blower is receiving and that my 4 month old puppy is finally enjoying some walks in the neighborhood again. I’m sure that he must have forgotten that the outdoors did extend beyond our back patio, the only place that his frozen family members wanted to step outside into.

From the Chamber’s perspective, the Board of Directors and Staff continue to develop creative strategies to help promote your businesses and to keep you up to date on local, state and federal initiatives related to COVID-19. I would encourage you to stay connected with our organization by reading our weekly Chamber Shorts, monthly Newsletter, and following us on Social Media. Remember, as a Chamber Member, you have the ability to share what is happening at your business to the GACC's 850 e-mail subscribers and with our more than 3,000 followers on Facebook. Just think about the number of people you could be reaching to promote your business if you work actively with the Chamber. 

Last week, we had 40 participants join us for the first session of our 3-part Marketing Seminar Series. All session are via ZOOM, and you can find registration information for the next session, which will focus on Social Media Marketing, in this Newsletter.
As we move into spring, hopefully, sooner than later, we are cautiously optimistic and have begun discussions regarding the feasibility of holding in-person, socially-distanced, outdoor Chamber and Community events such as our Annual Meeting, the Giro d’ Grafton, Holidaze Where Music Plaze, Farmers Market and Ladies Night Out. We are hopeful that ONCE- Ozaukee Networking Chamber Exchange- events will resume in late summer. We will keep you in the loop regarding our plans, and if you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pam at the Chamber.
Here’s to lots more warm and sunny days ahead!

Mary Karnitz
Chamber President

Women's History Month Begins
Monday, March 1st

Employee Appreciation Day
Friday, March 5th

Daylight Saving Time Starts
Sunday, March 14th

St. Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17th

March Equinox
Saturday, March 20th

Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28th

Passover Starts
Sunday, March 28th

National Vietnam War
Veterans Day
Monday, March 29th

Historic Grafton Pictures

(Pictured Above) A view of the Milwaukee River and Woolen Mills.

(Pictured Below) The train stop located in Grafton, Wisconsin in the early 1900's.
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 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
Herrick Performance Consulting
Brittany Herrick
1284 Horns Corners Road.
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Herrick Performance Consulting implements mental training that can help athletes make real-time evaluations and adjustments by implementing their mental skills in order to take control of various circumstances and situations.
From Our Chamber Members
Advocates of Ozaukee is partnering with UW-Madison Extension Ozaukee County, along with various law enforcement entities to host a webinar entitled "Ozaukee Law Enforcement Address Citizen Questions on Race and Biases" This virtual event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021.
To learn more about this event CLICK THIS LINK.
To register to attend the webinar CLICK RIGHT HERE.
Balance Inc. is excited to be providing a Summer Recreation Program for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This program relies on volunteers and underwriters to adopt activity days. Please click here to VIEW MORE DETIALS.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County will be hosting holding 3 Lunch and Learn events on March 10th, 17th and 31st from 12:30 to 1pm. We encourage you to join us to learn more about our great program!
Eaton's Fresh Pizza of Grafton is offering the Popper Pizza for the March Pizza of the month. Please click here to find out what toppings are on it and to VIEW MORE.
Grafton Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of Grafton area history. CLICK HERE to read their 2021 Winter Newsletter.
Ozaukee County Jail Literacy Program is looking for a volunteer to help with the non-profit's website to periodically make changes to it, as things arise. The ideal candidate would be knowledgeable in Wordpress. If you or someone you know would be interested in helping out with this volunteer request, please contact the OCJLP Board President Mark Harrington for more information at
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

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.

Now Hiring: Counselor
Part to full-time, 20-40 hours per week
Now Hiring: Family Steps Coordinator
Part to full-time, 20-40 hours per week
These are great opportunities to join our dedicated team and make a positive difference in the community. We offer a flexible schedule, generous paid time off policy including holidays, a retirement plan with employer contribution, and a warm, collaborative, and supportive work environment. CLICK HERE for complete job descriptions.
Port Washington State Bank invites you to participate in their Rise & Shine Food Drive taking place this month to benefit the food pantry of Family Sharing. CLICK HERE to view details.