What Our Members Are Saying…

Joliet Area Community Hospice

“I had the opportunity to attend Chamber Leadership School this past fall. It was an amazing experience.

This program was much more than networking sessions. We heard from speakers who are leaders in the community, enhanced our networking skills and worked on projects for local not for profit organizations. This is one of the many ways The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce helps to bring business, and community members together to make Joliet a better place to “Live, Work and Play.” Other staff members of Joliet Area Community Hospice are graduates of CLS as well.

Members of our staff also attend the Chamber Business Builders weekly, and have had a long participation with the Council for Working Women. I highly recommend being a Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce member and taking advantage of all they have to offer.”

Laureen Crotteau

Events and Media Specialist, Joliet Area Community Hospice

Midland States Bank

“I had been working out of town for the past couple of years and recently came back to work in the area; I was looking to make new contacts and circle back with old contacts. I immediately thought of the Joliet Chamber and the network of businesses they touch on a daily basis. I started attending the Alianza de Negocios Business After Hours events, which evolved into me joining their Board.

My involvement with the Chamber has allowed to me become reacquainted with community leaders and business acquaintances and well as opening doors that allowed me to meet several new associates.

I became heavily involved with the Chamber with the formation of a new Fiesta en la Calle event which was created for the Joliet community. The Chamber and D’Arcy Motors were the brainstorm for the idea and it blossomed into a huge and successful event. Working on this project allowed me to see all the work that the Chamber does, not only for this event but all Chamber events, to ensure all are successful.

In addition to the networking aspect of what the Chamber does, as a member I have access to legislative seminars that provide information that keeps me well-informed with issues affecting the Joliet area.

I was born and raised in Joliet; being a part of the Chamber allows me to contribute back to the community in a small constructive way. And luckily along the way, I made several great friends!”

Rosie Verdin

Community Development Officer/CRA Officer, Midland States Bank

Shark Shredding & Document Management Services, Inc.

“I wanted to pass along a “Thank You” to the staff at the chamber of commerce for a call we received at our office today.

An elderly gentleman from the Joliet area reached out to the Joliet chamber office needing to find help with some shredding services. The staff was kind enough to provide him with our company name and telephone number. As is our normal practice, when finishing up with his phone call, I asked him how he had learned of our company and he explained that he was given our name and number by the folks at the Joliet Chamber of Commerce.

As we all know, in today’s tight economy, there is never a customer too small that cannot be helped. I was truly pleased to learn that a simple phone call to the Joliet Chamber of Commerce will result in business for Shark Shredding, Inc.

Please pass along to your staff at the chamber a Thank You from me and our team here at Shark Shredding, Inc. that it wasn’t Google, Yellowbook, Dex, Bing or any other modern tech devise that led this client to our doorstep, just good old fashioned chamber members helping chamber members.

Thank you for the support of your membership!”

Brian Ciapinski

President/Co-Owner, Shark Shredding & Document Management Services, Inc.

Great American Bagel

“I have been a member of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce for many years. The Joliet Region Chamber has a tremendous staff who works hard to promote business, increase awareness of new and existing businesses in the community and help to create very important and useful relationships amongst business owners, social service organizations and community leaders. Being a member of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce has been an asset to our existence because the community relies on their recognition of local businesses. Being listed as member, people feel secure that we have an upstanding reputation and commitment to providing a quality community in which to live and work.”

Tom Grotovsky

Owner, Great American Bagel

Dale Carnegie Training

“I appreciate the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce for many reasons. After 20 years of working with various chambers, Joliet has become my favorite because of the consistent focus on meaningfully supporting the business and general community without favoritism and leadership that results in efficient teamwork of the staff and volunteers. In an analysis I did last year of my business in Will County, approximately 50% of my business had a direct connection to my relationship with your Chamber.

Thank you and all the team for your great attitude in this challenging economy, the Joliet Chamber is my pick for my most valuable chamber relationship.”

Mark Wilson

Leadership Trainer, Dale Carnegie Training

Larry Walsh

“The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce exemplifies its mission to advance the interests of business, professional and service organizations in the area. As Will County Executive, former Illinois State Senator and as a lifetime resident of the area, I have seen and experienced first-hand the fantastic success this organization has experienced – and brings to others.

Through a team of top notch professionals, the Joliet Region Chamber goes above and beyond the call to bring the community interesting and informative programs, wonderful networking opportunities and excellent tools to advance business and communication. From its Community Leadership School, to its business luncheons and dinners, to its Business after Hours, to its renowned recognition events, the Joliet Region Chamber is a model of excellence. I can honestly say that as a chamber member and participant, I am very proud to be a part of this impressive team and organization.”

Larry Walsh

Will County Executive, Joliet

A.J. Wilhelmi

“Over the past 15 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in Chamber functions, events, committees, and opportunities. In return, I have been fortunate to establish excellent personal and professional relationships. The Chamber has opened many doors that have helped me grow as a person and a professional.”

A.J. Wilhelmi

Former State Senator, 43rd District

Rose Giarrante

“The stars were shining brightly in downtown Joliet for “New Orleans North,” a fun, unique event that transformed Chicago Street into a neighborhood bistro, as diners enjoyed great food from downtown Joliet’s finest restaurants.

I wish to extend my personal congratulations to everyone involved in this flawless event, including Mary Jaworski and the staff of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce, the City Center Partnership, the owners and staff of the participating restaurants and the many people who supported the event with their participation.

From the quality of food and conversation to the full participation of Mother Nature, everyone truly had a wonderful time. I am personally looking forward to next year’s edition of “New Orleans North” when we can once again, “Let the good times roll.”

Rose Giarrante

Wife of, Retired Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante

Housing Authority of Joliet Family Self-Sufficiency

“I have developed countless partnerships and connections as a result of my active participation in Chamber events. Active membership has and continues to pay dividends for those who are engaged and involved.”

R. Dale Evans

Program Coordinator, Housing Authority of Joliet Family Self-Sufficiency

Prairieland Audiology LLC

“I didn’t know anyone in Joliet when I opened my audiology practice so one of the first things I did was join the Chamber. The networking opportunities and the people I met were extremely helpful in growing my business and getting established in the community.”

Karen Pastell

Au.D., Prairieland Audiology LLC

BECOME A MEMBER

To become a Joliet Chamber
of Commerce member please contact
Danielle Blake
815.727.5371
dblake@jolietchamber.com

Member Application
Fill out an online membership application or Download a Membership Application fill it out and fax to 815.727.5374 (attention Danielle Blake)

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Thank You,
The Joliet Chamber of Commerce