April 2017


You are invited to join Chamber members on Wednesday, April 26th for our Member Luncheon, and meet the new Executive Director of the Rialto Square Theatre, Valerie Devine. The luncheon will take place at the Rialto Square Theatre in the rotunda, and begin at 11:30 a.m. After lunch, guests will move into the theatre for the program portion.

Cost to attend is $35.00 per person, and reservations are required. Please reserve online here, or watch your Chamber mail for a reservation form.


The Joliet Chamber Education committee invites you to help support our next generation of business leaders by joining us on Tuesday, April 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ The Sullivan Center on the campus of the University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet, for the Entrepreneurship Club EXPO.

The Entrepreneurship Club is an innovative partnership between local businesses and schools for children grades 6-8 to deliver an innovative entrepreneurial business concept or provide a solution to a community problem.

Students will create a project, which will be a business plan, or an innovative idea, and will be on display at the EXPO. We encourage you to visit all the displays and interact with the students. All are welcome - there is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served.

The program will feature Guest Speaker Trisha Prabhu, creator of ReThink: a patent-pending technology product that stops cyberbullying at the source, which has been featured on Shark Tank, Good Morning America, MSNBC and Tedx.


Call the Chamber TODAY to order your Boulevard Banners. Information has been mailed to all Chamber members. Banners are selling quickly, but we still have some great locations available. Call Mary at 815.727.5371 to reserve your banners, or for more information!


The Chamber is planning our annual Springfield Drive-Down for Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Our drive-down will begin with a luncheon on Tuesday, followed by a briefing, legislative meetings, reception and dinner. Cost to attend is $135.00 per person - this includes everything EXCEPT YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS. Please visit www.jolietchamber.com for more details or to register.


Mark your calendars for Friday, June 9th for our NEW ORLEANS NORTH street festival, the kick-off to summer! Watch for info & updates to follow, and please call the Chamber at 815.727.5371 for sponsorship opportunities!


Our annual JOLIET NIGHT through our Chamber member, the Chicago White Sox, will be on Thursday, June 29 at 7:10 PM vs. the New York Yankees. Visit www.whitesox.com/joliet for more information or to purchase the specially priced tickets. Use the code: JOL for special offer.


American Cancer Society announces the Glen Marcum Community Engagement Award. This award is for American Cancer Society Volunteers in the East Central Region of the Lakeshore Division.

The Glen Marcum Community Engagement Award recognizes individuals who have consistently over time exhibited dedication, time, talents and treasure to achieve the vision and mission of the American Cancer Society. This award was initiated in 2017 to honor and acknowledge Glen Marcum’s outstanding commitment to every aspect of the work of the ACS in the East Central Region of the Lakeshore Division. For full information click here.

Governors State University will hold their 2017 Spring Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, April 13 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Lobbies/Hall of Governors. Please contact the Office of Career Services for registration information at 708.235.3974, or email cstaples@govst.edu

NuMark Credit Union - NuMark Credit Union wants to help people understand Medicare with a FREE seminar titled: Medicare Made Clear. This FREE seminar will take place on Thursday, April 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at their Crest Hill office, located at 2380 Caton Farm Road. Participants do not need to be a NuMark Credit Union member . Seating is limited, so interested participants should register in advance by calling 815.729.3211, or email numarkonline@numarkcu.org.

United Way of Will County - April is National Volunteer Month, and the United Way of Will County is looking for volunteers to assist them at two different Mobil Food Pantries in Joliet: On April 24, 20 volunteers are needed from 3:15 - 6:15 p.m. at Judson Memorial Baptist Church, and on April 27, 20 volunteers are needed from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. For more information, contact Sarah at sarah@uwwill.org

Joliet Area Community Hospice will hold their Annual dinner and fundraiser on Monday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m., at 176 West Banquets. Tickets are $75 per person and reservations are due by April 14th. Registration is available at 815.740.4104, or www.joliethopsice.org/events.

Center For Disability Services - The Board of Directors is please to announce Randy Chapman has been named President and CEO of the Center for Disability Services, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland. Chapman has returned to the area from Rochester, MN, where he was publisher of the Post Bulletin and Rochester Magazine. Previously, Chapman had been senior development officer at the University of St. Francis and before was publisher of the Joliet Herard News.



Ribbon Cutting at XFINITY Comcast

March Member Luncheon featuring the Joliet City Council Candidates at the Jacob Henry Victorian Ballroom

Ribbon Cutting at Joliet Union Station on March 23rd

Business After Hours at the Joliet Area Historical Museum on March 30th

Member Flyers

CWW April Breakfast - Thursday, April 6, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. @ Workforce Services Division of Will County, located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet. "How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile". Cost to attend is $15.00 per person, and reservations are required. Reserve here.

Ribbon Cutting - Thursday, April 13, Noon @ The Forge Entertainment Venue, located at 22 W. Cass Street, Joliet, IL 60432.

Alianza Business After Hours - Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Big Brothers Big Sisters, located at 417 W. Taylor Street. No cost to attend. Appetizers, refreshments & networking.

Joliet Area Young Professionals Luncheon - Monday, April 24, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Location TBA. "Region in Transition" is the topic and will feature Jim Hock (Joliet City Manager) and John Greuling (Will County Center for Economic Development President/CEO). Talk will focus on how regional projects will impact Young Professionals. Call 815.727.5371 to RSVP or for more information.

Business After Hours - Thursday, April 27, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ KSKJ Life, located at 2435 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet. No cost to attend - cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served including a selection of Slovenian sweets and wines. Additional parking will be located at 2400 & 2455 Glenwood Avenue.


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Any Chamber member who brings in a NEW member to the Joliet Chamber will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks, which can be used toward your Chamber dues, or any other Chamber program (luncheons, dinners, EXPO, etc.)

This is an ongoing program! Please contact the Chamber for more info!



Joliet Chamber of Commerce
63 North Chicago St. City Center P.O. Box 752 Joliet, IL 60434
Phone: 815-727-5371 Fax: 815-727-5374 E-mail: info@jolietchamber.com
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