September 2021

Dear Chamber Member,

I hope that this letter finds you doing well, staying safe and healthy, and that you had a great summer!

Over the past three months, your Chamber Staff and Board of Directors worked to create what is now our new normal. We have begun to host events, like the recent ONCE luncheon and the Farmers Market, and we are looking forward to getting back to Business After Hours events and bringing our Young Professionals group back together. Believe it or not, we have begun work on the Grafton Christmas Parade that will be held on Saturday, November 27.

If you are looking for a way to get more involved in our community, we hope that you will consider joining our Holiday Events Committee. We can use help with our parade, both in the planning, and on the day of the event.

We are excited to be hosting our Annual Golf Outing on September 15, and hope that you will consider joining us. If you are not a golfer, we can always use help at the outing, or feel free to register to join us for dinner.

As always, please remember that if you have any questions, or if we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact me.

We truly appreciate your support of our organization and our community!

Pam King
Chamber Executive Director

Labor Day
Monday, September 6th

Food Truck Tour Night
Tuesday, September 7th

GACC Golf Outing
Wednesday, September 15th

Grafton Farmers' Market
Each Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Autunmnal Equinox
Wednesday, September 22nd

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Pumpkin Derby Kits are now on sale for Fall Into Grafton! There's a $15 deposit for each kit and will be available from September 1st - 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 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

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.
Gottardo Law
David A. Gottardo, Esq.
P.O. Box 64
Grafton, WI 53024
(708) 763-9526

Providing quality and cost-effective patent, trademark and copyright legal services since 2004.
News from Our Chamber Members
The 024 Taproom and The Bottle Shop are once again hosting Beer on the Bridge on Saturday, September 11 from noon to 5pm on Bridge Street! 30+ breweries, live Rock'n'Roll all afternoon, food trucks, and of course killer craft beer! General Admission Tickets are $55 and VIP Tickets are $80.

Tickets also available at the 024 and the Bottle Shop of Grafton.
Cornerstone Community Bank is hosting its annual on-site shred events on Thursday, September 23 from 3 to 5 pm. The public is encouraged to drop off unwanted documents for shredding to protect against identity theft, help the environment and cut down on clutter. For further details on when and where the no contact drop offs will be held, click here to view the flyer for event details.
Eaton's Fresh Pizza of the month for September is The Wisconsin App Sampler! It starts off with a beer cheese sauce topped with their famous mozzarella. On that, they add some of Wisconsin’s favorite appetizers: onion rings, chicken tenders, and cheese curds.Click here to check out their website to see a picture of the pizza of the month.
Grafton Historical Society invites you to participate in its General Membership Board Meeting held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th at Grafton Village Hall. All are welcome to attend the event!
Mel's Charities gives you a September to Remember with three fun events: the 23rd Annual Mel's Pig Roast, Fun Run/Walk for Mel's and Bags 4 Buczek Cornhole Event. Find more information on these great events, check out their flyer here.
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!
Ozaukee Family Services upcoming events:
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.
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.
OFS Fall Brunch - Wednesday, November 10
We’ve missed you and are excited to be planning an in-person event! We’ll be back at Shully’s in Thiensville and Barbara Rinella will entertain us with a dramatization of The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little. Registration will be at 10:00 am with brunch and program to follow. $50 per person.
To register for any of the above, call 262-376-7774 or go to
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is looking for donations new items or monetary gifts for its Auction event being held on Saturday, October 16th, 2021. The theme for the auction this year is "Enchantment Under the Sea" and the proceeds from the event will be divided between St. Paul Church Parish properties, St. Paul School and its athletic fund. All donors will have their names displayed in a prominent location on the night of the auction, which will include a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. Auction items are due by September 30th, 2021. If your business would like to donate an item, please e-mail Donna Thiede at: or call 262-377-1568.
Sirona Recovery is looking for fellow Chamber members who would like to make a difference in the lives of others - they are hiring! Sirona is seeking qualified candidates for a COPE Line Assistant.
Town of Grafton would like to offer the opportunity to fellow Chamber members to let all new residents in the town know about your business/services/organization before they're even settled into their new home by participating in its Welcome Basket Program. To learn more about the program and how your group can get involved, CLICK on THIS FLYER. View a list of current participating businesses, HERE.