October 2021














Dear Chamber Member,

Oscar Wilde said, "All at once, Summer Collapsed into Fall...." , so true! Our recent crisp mornings, and beautiful sunny days, and amazing sunsets make it pretty easy to "Fall into Grafton"! The leaves are beginning to turn colors, homes and businesses have placed pumpkins and fall decorations on their doorsteps, Grafton's Homecoming is this weekend, and Halloween is just around the corner!

We had a beautiful mid-September day for our golf outing at Fire Ridge. Thank you to our many sponsors, golfers and volunteers for helping to make our day great. We would especially like to thank Meijer, our dinner sponsor, Cornerstone Community Bank, sponsors of our healthy snacks, Bank Five Nine our Golfer Gift Sponsor, and Port Washington State Bank, Beverage Cart Sponsors for helping to provide an exceptional experience for our golfers. As expected, attendance was down a bit, but a great time was had by all!

I hope that you and your family will consider joining us next weekend, October 8 and 9 in Downtown Grafton for Celebrate Grafton's Fall into Grafton Festival. There will be lots of free family activities, and if the weather cooperates, we are sure that a great time will be had by all.

Moving forward, please watch for details about our upcoming Holiday Events. We are excited to bring the Grafton Christmas Parade back to the streets of Grafton on November 27, along with a few new and improved activities, and hope that we can count on your support to make this event as great as ever!

We are always looking for volunteers, so if you or any of your employees are looking for ways to get more involved, please have them contact Pam at the Chamber Office!

Hope to see you soon!

Amanda
Amanda Hansen
Chamber President



Downtown TIF Celebration
Friday, October 8th

Fall Into Grafton
October 8th and 9th

Bosses Day
Friday, October 15th

Sweetest Day
Saturday, October 16th

Halloween
Sunday, October 31st
Village of Grafton
Trick or Treating 5-8pm



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Register your foursome today for this fun 9 hole mini golf event!

Here are the links to register to join us for Putt'n
Around Downtown Grafton.
11am-12:30pm Tee Time https://conta.cc/3i7eygi
12:30pm-2:00pm Tee Time https://conta.cc/3zBWIYx
2:00pm-3:30pm Tee Time https://conta.cc/3kDQFP5
Pumpkin Derby Kits are now on sale for Fall Into Grafton! There's a $15 deposit for each kit and will be available now until October 8th or until supplies run out.
Is your business hiring? Looking for staff?
List your available jobs on the Chamber website! Use the Job Postings feature found on our home page.

<--- Click on the logo to access the Job Postings page. In the upper-righthand of the page, click Membership Login to access the portal and simply fill in details of the available position!
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 Sarah McCraw at Sarah@grafton-wi.org with 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
Exsell Real Estate Experts
Shawn Wendtland
1208 Bridge Street
Grafton, WI 53024
262-323-4947

We are a full service flat fee real estate brokerage. Selling homes for just $2,500 at closing plus 2.4% of the sale price to the agent who procures the buyer. That's It! No hidden costs, or lack of marketing/exposure/representation. Just straight savings and results. We put our clients before commissions.
News from Our Chamber Members
Advocates of Ozaukee County invites Chamber members to participate in a Luminaria Walk honoring those impacted by domestic violence. It's taking place -rain or shine - at Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 14. For further details on the event, take a look at the FLYER by CLICKING HERE.
Bank Five Nine invites fellow Chamber members to The Idea Collective Retreat, a three day, in-person event for small business owners to reset, refocus and recalibrate for 2022. The event is taking place at the Grand Geneva Resort from November 5-7, 2021. Click HERE to view the flyer.
Eaton's Fresh Pizza of the month for October is The Chicken Carbonara! In true Italian fashion it starts off with a creamy carbonara sauce. Then they add garlic chicken, bacon, broccoli and pasta. Finally, it's topped off with delicious mozzarella cheese. Click here to check out their website to see a picture of the pizza of the month.
The Investment Center of Grafton needs to make space and is selling filing cabinets. All are in very good shape. Please click HERE to view 4 drawer HON file cabinet that looks the same. The 3 drawer cabinets are $125 and the 4 drawer cabinet is $150. All are in very good shape
Meijer is hosting walk-in interviews from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. come prepared for an interview for fulltime and partime positions throughout the store. Meijer offers competitive wages and excellent benefits.
Apply at jobs.meijer.com
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Neutral Ground Martial Arts is calling on fellow Chamber member businesses to to support its first ever Trunk or Treat taking place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. We are looking for the generous support of sponsorships to make this a FREE event for the community to attend. If your business is interested in sponsoring, please reach out to Perry at perry@wisconsinbjj.com or text 262-474-5866 to connect. If you'd like to attend the event, please visit this link to RSVP.
Off The Rails Podcast presents a benefit comedy night for the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center taking place from 7-9p.m. on Saturday, October 9th at the ONC, 2360 Dakota Drive, Grafton. General admission is $20. Drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase at the event. Click HERE to register for a night of laughs!
The Ozaukee County Historical Society and the Ozaukee County 4-H is presents The Haunt at the Village for six nights only from 6:30 to 9:40 p.m. at the Ozaukee County Pioneer Village. Click here for a view at the poster and for admission details.
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Ozaukee Economic Development would like to remind fellow Chamber members that registration deadline is October 11 for the 2021 Economic Forecast and Business of the Year Breakfast. The event will honor Kyote's Bar & Grill, Missing Links Golf Course & Driving Range and Guy & O'Neill, Inc. For further information or to RSVP for the event CLICK HERE.
Ozaukee Family Services upcoming events:
Now Hiring – Parents as Teachers Parent Educator (part-time) Make a positive difference in the lives of families through Parents as Teachers, a national evidence-based program that promotes the early development, learning and health of young children. 20-30 hours/week with flexible hours. Key qualifications are a strong knowledge of child development as well as the ability to engage with families. For complete details go to

The Incredible Years – Mondays (Oct. 4 – Nov. 22), 6:00-7:30 pm. FREE and limited free childcare available (advanced registration required). An evidence based parenting program to help promote the social, emotional, and academic success of kids ages 2-14. Learn how to prevent, reduce, and treat emotional challenges in children through a positive and nurturing approach.
 
Strategies and Tips for Managing ADHD - Tuesday, October 5, 6:00-7:30 pm. Gain an introductory understanding of ADHD including what it is and when to get help. We’ll discuss common intervention strategies for home, school, and therapeutic environments in addition to recommendations for parent coping and self-care. 

Rainbows Program Every other Tuesday (October 19 – March 29; no session on Dec. 28), 6:30-7:30 pm.
This FREE program is for children and adolescents (k-12) who are dealing with major family changes such as a divorce or death. Its goals are to help participants understand and express their feelings, to build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and to direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place.
 
Bedtime Blues Thursday, October 21, 6:00-7:30 pm
A good night’s sleep – sound like a dream? This class will provide information to promote good sleep habits for babies and offer guidance and solutions for toddlers with sleep issues. Laugh while you learn. 
Saukville Food Pantry invites you to a Food Truck Frenzy fundraiser to benefit the pantry. Come party with the pantry and raise money for your neighbors in need in Ozaukee County. The event will have food trucks including That Taco Guy, Smokin' C's BBQ, Immy's African Cuisine and more. Click HERE to see the event flyer. The fun goes from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
United Way of Northern Ozaukee is now selling beautiful ornament called Ship of Hope. The pewter ornament is designed, sculpted and produced by Reichert Studios of Port Washington. CLICK HERE to see a picture of the ornament, which cost $25 each. To order one, contact Barbra Bates Nelson at uwno@sbcglobal.net.