March 2016



At this time, we would like to Thank all the Chamber members who made our EXPO Hospitality Suite a wonderful place to unwind during the Chamber's Consumer EXPO & Spring Show at the Louis Joliet Mall:

Duke's Catering

Great American Bagel

Home Cut Doughnuts

Marco's Pizza

Hooters of Joliet

Lone Star Steak House

Firehouse Subs

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

We would also like to thank all of the Chamber businesses who participated as vendors, and to our many volunteers!

THANK YOU TO Jon Wise, JPW Productions, for providing the up lighting that added the beautiful ambiance to our festive Gala in February!


Call the Chamber TODAY to order your Boulevard Banners...they are "selling like hotcakes", per Mary Jaworski, Chamber President. Banners and locations are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you have a certain location you would prefer, don't delay! Call Mary at 815.727.5371 to reserve your banners, or for more information!


Please join the Chamber membership on Tuesday, March 8, for a Member Luncheon at Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel. Our guest speaker for the luncheon will be Illinois Comptroller, Leslie Munger. Comptroller Munger will give an update on the Illinois Fiscal Situation. Cost to attend the luncheon is $35 per person, and reservations are required. Invitations have been mailed to all Chamber members, or you may reserve online here.


Please join the Chamber members on Monday, March 21st, as we welcome our local legislators for an Update from Springfield. Joining us for the program will be Senator Pat McGuire, Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Representative Natalie Manley and Representative Larry Walsh, Jr. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and will be held at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate Victorian Ballroom, located at 15 S. Richards Street, Joliet. Cost to attend is $35 per person, or a table of ten for $350.00. Reservations are required - reserve here.



Woodlawn Funeral Home - You are invited to a FREE lunch and seminar, sponsored by Woodlawn Funeral Home, on Tuesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ Al's Steak House, 1990 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet. Topics to be discussed include: Your Final Wishes, Financial Consideration, Final Arrangements. Limited seating is available - reservations are required! Please call 708.508.7520, or email

Edward Jones is hosting a Career Seminar at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at Mistwood Golf Club, located at `700 W. Renwick Road, Romeoville. For more information, please contact Ron Molo at 815.439.8221.

Joliet Area Community Hospice announced the 10th Annual Timmy's Garden Walk, which will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., rain or shine! Garden Walk tickets are $15 and sponsorships are available. For more information, please visit and click on the Events Tab.



Joliet Area Great Teachers Banquet on February 18th at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Business After Hours on February 25th at Louis Joliet Mall

EXPO & Spring Show on February 26 & 27 at Louis Joliet Mall

CWW Luncheon - Thursday, March 3, 11:45 a.m. @ Al's Steak House, 1990 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet. Cost to attend is $20 per person. Topic: Building A Culture of Volunteerism & Ten Secrets of Success in Life! Presented by Ed Dollinger, Edward Jones Investments. Reservations are required! Reserve here.

JAYP Open House with the Will-Grundy Center For independent Living. Thursday, March 10, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Event will take place at 2415 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet. No fee to attend - light refreshments will be served.

Alianza Luncheon - Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. @ First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Church, 55 W. Benton Street, Joliet. Cost to attend is $20 per person (box lunch will be served) and Reservations are required

Reserve here.

Business Showcase - Thursday, March 24, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. @ Shorewood Hypnosis, 102 W. Jefferson Street, Shorewood. Light refreshments will be served, no charge to attend!

Business After Hours - Thursday, March 31, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ The Joliet Country Club, 1551 Spencer Road, Joliet. No cost to attend. Delicious appetizers, cash bar & plenty of great networking!


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Abri Credit Union

Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.

Berman Capital Management & Research

First Midwest Bank

Joliet Area Community Hospice

Joliet Bank & Trust

Northern Illinois Food Bank

NuMark Credit Union

RME Audio Video, Inc.

Rt. 66 Food ~n~ Fuel - Pops Beef

Shorewood H.U.G.S.

Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate

Turk Furniture

Welcome Wagon



New Membership Software / Web Site Attributes

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
Phone: 815-727-5371 Fax: 815-727-5374 E-mail:
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