September, 2019
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A Message from Your Chamber President  

Dustin Beck, U.S. Bank
Dear Chamber Members,

As the GALA concert series wraps up another successful year with one of the most attended concerts of the summer, I find myself reflecting on what it takes to make these events what they have become. As a result, I would like to take a moment to thank all our Chamber Members. It speaks volumes about your devotion to the success of Grafton that we are able to support so many great events in our small community. Not only is your volunteer and monetary support greatly appreciated, but your attendance and help to get the word out is what makes these events so successful. Thank you!


The stage lit up on Thursday, August 15th with the performance of party band Up All Night, which rocked one of the seven GALA Concert concerts held in Veterans Memorial Park this summer.

The Grafton Area 
Chamber of Commerce 
is now accepting  nominations 

Outstanding Citizen
Outstanding Community Group

Please nominate  a deserving person or organization who puts forth excellent effort in our Community!

CLICK Here for Nomination Details 

Grafton Farmers Markets
Thursdays 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
Now-Sept. 26th, 2019

Traveling Food Truck Tour
Tuesday, Sept. 24th 
4-9 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
Fall Into Grafton Festival
October 4th & 5th 

2019-2020 Grafton Chamber Board of Directors

Front Row from left to right: Dustin Beck, Chamber President- US Bank; Amanda Hansen, Secretary- Hampton Inn & Suites; Mary Karnitz, Vice President/President Elect- Port Washington State Bank; Mike Donahue, Treasurer- Donahue & Associates, LLC; Bruce McIlnay, Past President- McIInay Button Law LLC;  Kim Meisinger - Bloomin' Olive; 

Back Row from left to right: Sean Fahey - Investment Center of Grafton; Carrie Toutenhoofd- Fire Ridge Golf Club; Pam King-Grafton Chamber Executive Director; Steve Talbert- Meijer; Annalise Jasinski - Special Events & Tourism Promotion Coordinator; Hailey Nenonen- Aurora Medical Center; Sarah McCraw- Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator; John Wirth- Digital Edge Copy & Print Center

Not Pictured:  Pat Buechler - Cornerstone Community Bank, Renee Samson - Controlled Dynamics

Thank you for your support and your membership with the
Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Together we can make Grafton the best place to live, work and play.

Golf Space is limited:  CLICK HERE to Register Today!

Visit OUR WEBSITE for details!  
Pumpkin Derby- Get Your Racing Kit Now!
The Pumpkin Derby will take place at Fall Into Grafton's Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, October 5th in Downtown Grafton.

The cost to participate and for the Pumpkin Derby Kit , available at First Bank Financial Centre is $15.

Village Logo Please click below to read Grafton's Planning & Development Newsletter, which includes information on upcoming development in Grafton!   
From Our Chamber Members

A Pop-Up Dinner event will be held at The 024 Tap Room  on Wednesday, September 16th at 6 p.m. Join them for a night of great food from Tess, paired with amazing beer from Eagle Park. Tickets for the dinner cost $55 per person (excluding tax and tip) and include four courses and four beers. Seating is limited, so sign   up at The 024 Tap Room Today!

Aurora Medical Center in  Grafton  would like to thank the donors and its sponsors for supporting the Live Well Ozaukee event on August 16th. CLICK HERE to see the flyer and find out how much money they raised for medical innovations!

Aurora i s offering FREE community tours! You are invited to see how Aurora Health Care is transforming care in your community! Tours will take place the third Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm. RSVP to Alissa at or call 262-235-9507.

Join Chamber Member  Crescendo Wealth Management LLC  during your lunch hour for a webinar on how to move financially forward in 2019 ! The webinar is about how to fund your child's education through life-stage planning and the workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th. Click here to learn more and to register for the webinar online.

Concordia University  Batterman School of Business will be hosting an MBA Industry Leaders Seminar series from September 5th through November 13th at their Mequon Campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon. The series, which is open to the community, will feature influential speakers from various Milwaukee businesses.     

Cornerstone Community Bank is hosting its annual on-site Shred Events at their two locations during Customer Appreciation Week (September 16-21) Click here for details.

Grafton Goodwill invites you to attend Community Day on September 12, 2019 as they celebrate 100 years of service!  Community Day is a tour and open house style event that allows Goodwill leaders to connect with current and potential community stakeholders.

Join the Grafton Fire Department Association the 5th Annual GFD Golf Outing at the Bog, 3121 Cty R I, in Saukville on Saturday, September 21st. Kick off the day with a shotgun start at noon. The evetn includes 18 holes with a car, Hor D'oeuvres and a buffet dinner. There will be hole prizes, a golf ball cannon, table raffle and a 50/50 raffle. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REGISTRATION FLYER!   Would your business like to help make this event great?!
Then, check out the Donation Letter HERE and the Outing Sponsor letter HERE.  See you in there! 

SAVE THE DATE!   The Grafton Lions Club will be hosting their Annual  Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with Fall Into Grafton on Saturday, October 5th  from 8am-11:00am at Atlas BBQ. Contact Tom Krueger at 262-353-5657 for more information. 

American Legion
Join the  Grafton Rose Harms American Legion Post #355 for BINGO on Tuesday, September 10th (and the second Tuesday of every month) at 7:00pm. Don't miss out on the fun! 

Hotel Grafton Apartments
Chamber Member  Hotel Grafton Apartments  has unique apartments available starting September 1st and October 1st at the recently renovated building at 1312 Wisconsin Avenue. The units are walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, bars and businesses. 
  • Sept. 1: One bedroom plus loft, distinctive and ample galley kitchen, washer/dryer. $1,000 per month. 12-month lease. Click here to see the floor plan Apt. 101  floor plan
  • Oct. 1: One bedroom plus den, stainless steel appliances, features bay windows under historic cupola, an upper level grand staircase entrance, and awesome views. $1,050 per month. 12-month lease. See  Apt. 211 floor plan.  
Call 262-375-6180 to schedule a showing today!

 Chamber Member MATC  invites you to attend the Annual PBS Appraisal Fair at their Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, Mequon, on Saturday, October 12th.  Do you think you own a hidden treasure? Have an appraiser and category expert give a verbal appraisal of your items. Tickets must be purchased in advance.    Click HERE to View The Poster  for the event and learn details on what you can and can't bring to have appraised!

Ozaukee Family Services
Annual Ozaukee Autumn Open  - September 6
It's not too late to register now for the 12 th Annual Ozaukee Autumn Open! Ozaukee Family Services will receive all proceeds from this event. The money will be used to improve access to and expand our mental health services for children and youth. It takes 
                               place at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Saukville on Friday, Sept. 6 (rain or shine).

RAINBOWS Program - Registration is open
RAINBOWS is a FREE 12-week program for children and adolescents (K-12) who are dealing with major family changes such as divorce or death. Groups meet every other Tuesday evening (Oct - March).  RAINBOWS helps participants 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.  CLICK HERE For more information (including exact dates) or to learn about becoming a volunteer facilitator.

FREE Parenting Classes and Workshops
Check out our schedule of FREE parenting classes and workshops including Lost in Cyberspace, Parenting your Spirited Child, Infant Massage, Understanding Anxiety and more. CLICK HERE for a complete list, including dates, times and class descriptions.     
Join Chamber member Port Washington State Back  for their Back-To-School Bash from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10th at the Grafton Bank location, 2080 Washington Street. Bring up to 3 boxes for shredding, enjoy free food and beverages and see Gill from the Lakeshore   Chinooks.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Riveredge Nature Center invites you to join the Community Rivers Program (CRP) and help your community connect with the Milwaukee River. Help increase opportunities for village residents to learn about and experience the river. As a volunteer, you'd also help design CRP programming and events to increase the health and awareness of the Milwaukee River. E-mail Mandie Zopp at to join the CRP team today!

St. Paul Lutheran Church  invites the community to their free pipe organ dedication concert on Saturday, September 14th at 7 p.m. at 701 Washington St. in Grafton. The completed organ will be dedicated at the evening's worship service followed by the dedication concert, which will feature national award-winning recitalist Dr. Brenda (Heck) Portaman.  The concert will include St. Paul's Handbell Choir, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. CLICK HERE to learn more about this announcement.

Congratulations to Chamber Member TESCHGlobal  for landing on the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies list for the second year in a row. CLICK HERE to learn more about this announcement.