June 2015



Friday, June 12th...MARK YOUR CALENDARS, and plan on coming to New Orleans North for FUN!!! Pre-sale tickets are $5.00 ($10.00 at the door). Must be 21 & over to attend. Food vendors include: Big Bash Catering, Parmesean's Pizza, Cheese Cakes by James, Louisiana Barbeque, JJC Culinary Department Alumni, Joliet Police FOP. Music by 4 Star Brass Bank & Blind Whiskey. Roving entertainment, beer, hurricanes & more! With each ticket purchased, there is a chance to win a trip for 2 to Harrah's in New Orleans! Please call the Chamber for more info.



The June member luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 11:30 a.m. @ Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel, located at 151 N. Joliet Street. The Chamber will welcome Joliet's new Mayor, Bob O'Dekirk, who will speak on "What's Ahead For Joliet". Cost to attend the luncheon is $35.00 per person. Tables of ten are also available for purchase. Reservations are required.


The deadline for CWW Scholarship Applications HAS BEEN EXTENDED to June 15, 2015. Please contact Kelly at 815.727.5371 or email kbaltas@jolietchamber.com for more info.



The Joliet Chamber will host their annual golf outing on Monday, August 3, at the beautiful Joliet Country Club. Information on foursomes and sponsorships has been mailed to all Chamber members. Please call the Chamber to reserve your foursome or with questions!



PROGRAM CHANGE...The last packet of Chamber Stuff flyers has been mailed! We have listened to your feedback, and we are doing away with the Chamber Stuff mailing. Your flyers that you submit will now be emailed each month as part of this newsletter.

For those of you who utilize this program for advertising, we are offering you a route to digitally convey your message, event, etc.

Sumbit your flyer in a jpeg format attachment (530 x 700 pixels) by the 20th of the month to info@jolietchamber.com. The charge will be reduced from $175 to $75.

If you are not currently receiving emails from the Chamber, please send your email address to info@jolietchamber.com to receive the newsletter and flyers each month. Please call the Chamber with any questions. See sample below




The Joliet Chamber has two intern positions open, both available to start on immediately. Sales & Events Internship; and Marketing & Communications Internship. Please click here for more info, or to apply.



Links on the Links is Back!!!


Watch your email for info later this week on our Chamber golf league. We will be golfing this year at the Joliet Country Club on Wednesday nights starting on May 27 and ending on August 12. Fee will be $30 for 9 holes of golf, cart, and a drink (beer, water, pop, or gatorade) after your 9 holes. Payment will be weekly before play and will be direct to the Joliet Country Club. Country Club members will only pay for cart fee. We will be reaching out to neighboring Chamber's as well. Call the office for more information and/or again watch for more details this week.

This is a great networking opportunity for golf enthusiasts regardless of skill level as we'll mix up the groups each week.


Affordable Attorney Access and legal Services. LegalShield believes everyone deserves access to affordable legal protection. And for over 40 years, we have been providing members with affordable attorney access. For as little as $20 a month, LeagalShield gives you the power to talk to an attorney about any personal legal issue. Whether it's big, small or somewhere in between, your LegalShield provider law firm will be there to offer advise or assistance on a variety of personal legal issues. Your membership allows you to get help on things that you may never have even thought needed an attorney from real estate to traffic tickets, from warranty disputes to being sued, and beyond.

LegalShield also provides IDShield the most comprehensive solution to Identity theft in the marketplace. Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. IDShield provides privacy and security monitoring, consultation, and Comprehensive Identity Restoration from Kroll. So in the unfortunate event something does happen to your identity, you'll have professional help in getting your identity restored to what it was before the fraud occurred. To ensure you have the best coverage possible, there is an IDShield Family plan that includes you, your spouse/partner, and up to 8 children.

At LegalShield, small businesses benefit big. We believe every business should have access to legal coverage and every business should be able to afford it. With all the fine print and legalities of running a company today, legal protection is a necessity, but it doesn't have to be unaffordable.

For one low monthly cost, you can lead your business with peace of mind knowing you'll have access to legal advise when you need it most. From legal consultations and contract reviews to debt collection and more, we'll help you and your business with any legal matter, big or small.

To learn more about how to cover your family, small business and employees at no cost with LegalShield, contact Timmer Halligan at 630.697.5657, and visit www.timmerhalligan.com to learn more.



Congratulations to Mark Karner of the financial services firm Edward Jones Investments in Joliet, who has been authorized by the Certified Financial Plannwer Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP. Mark successfully completed the CFP Board's initial certification requirements, which include completion of financial planning coursework and passing a comprehensive examination. Individuals who hold CFP certification must agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and uphold CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

Six Flags Great America Special Discount Days - Enjoy a thrilling day of fun! Tickets will be available for $35 - that is a half off deal to you! Dates available will be June 26-28 and July 3-5. Go to sixflags.com/greatamerica and in the upper right corner choose "enter promo code." The code for this offer is JRC2015



Scholarship Banquet at Jacob Henry Mansion on May 7th

Carpet for Less Ribbon Cutting on May 8th

Ribbon Cutting at Fit Cafe on May 13th

May Luncheon featuring I.D.O.T. Acting Secretary Randall Blankenhorn

Business After Hours at Northern Insurance on May 28th

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CWW June Meeting - Thursday, June 4, 11:45 a.m. @ San Damiano Hall (on the campus of The University of St. Francis), located at 520 Plainfield Road, Joliet. Topic: Your LinkedIn Strategy & Social Media Trends". Cost to attend is $20 per person and reservations are required.

June Ribbon Cuttings:

Tuesday, June 2, 4:30 p.m. @ Express Employment Professionals, 20660 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill.

Wednesday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. @ Sparkle Car Wash, 2831 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet.

Wednesday, June 10, 6:40 a.m. @ Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 2700 Plainfield Road, Joliet.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market invites all to attend their Friends & Family night on Tuesday, June 9 from 5 to 8 PM

Thursday, June 18, noon @ Presence Medical Group Immediate Care, 3100 Theodore Street, Suite 203, Joliet.

Tuesday, June 23, 5:00 p.m. Kodo Pharmacy & Senior Solutions @ Kodo Pharmacy, 1522 E. Washington Street, Joliet.

Alianza Business After Hours Networking Event - Wednesday, June 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ NuMark Credit Union, 1654 Terry Drive (Route 6), Joliet. Topic: Banking / Loans. No charge to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Business After Hours - Thursday, June 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ The Patrick C. Haley Mansion, 17 S. Center Street, Joliet. No charge to attend. Great networking & refreshments.


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We are finished with our conversion to Chamber Master as our new membership software program. In the last few days you should have received an invite to setup a new username / password.

Once you are all set to go you can then begin to take advantage of the following:

After 15+ years working in the same software program, we appreciate your patience through this total data conversion. We are confident that once all of the bugs have been worked out and we become totally familiar with our new program that the benefits to you, our members, will be superb.

Thank you,

Chamber Staff




Joliet Chamber of Commerce
63 North Chicago St. City Center P.O. Box 752 Joliet, IL 60434
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