May 2015


Please join the Chamber on Thursday, May 21st, 11:30 a.m. at the Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road for the May Member Luncheon. The program will focus on "The Needs and Status of Illinois Infrastructure". Cost to attend is $35 per person. Tables of 8 are also available for purchase. Reservations are required. Register here online.


A few Banners are still available for purchase. Call Mary at the Chamber to secure your location! Locations go fast, so don't delay! Call Mary TODAY at 815.727.5371.


The date has been set - mark your calendars for Friday June 12 - for New Orleans North, the Chamber's outdoor summer festival! There will be music food & fun! Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. With each ticket purchased, there is a chance to win a trip to Harrah's in New Orleans, courtesy of Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel, the Presenting Sponsor. Tickets are now available for purchase at the Chamber office. Please call the Chamber 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!


Chamber members are encouraged to advertise in our "Chamber Stuff" mailing, which goes out each month to all Chamber members. The cost to insert a flyer in our mailing is $175 ($150 for charitable organizations). You must deliver 1,900 copies of your flyer to the Chamber office by the 20th of the month (along with payment). If you are short flyers, they will not be included in the mailing! The flyer may be double-sided, postcard, tri-fold, etc., but only one page. (Extra charges will apply for more than one sheet). Please contact Trish with questions at 815.727.5371 or email


The Joliet Chamber has two intern positions open, both available to start on May 18, 2015. 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.


Please submit items for Member News & Notes to Trish at



Ribbon Cutting @ Accurate Personnel on April 8th

Joliet Catholic Academy

Joliet Central

Joliet West

Top Student Banquet @ Clarion Hotel Joliet on April 20th

Entrepreneurship EXPO @ University of St. Francis on April 28th

Ribbon Cutting @ Bronk Berry Farm on April 29th

Business After Hours @ BMO Harris Bank on April 30th




CWW Luncheon - Thursday, May 7, 11:45 a.m. @ Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel, 151 N. Joliet Street. "It's Sweet To Meet You" Networking Luncheon. Candy introduction is a get to know you game that helps people learn new facts about each other in an easy an fun way! Cost to attend is $20 per person and reservations are required. Reserve here.

Alianza Business After Hours - Wednesday, May 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Ron Tirapelli Ford, 4355 W. Jefferson Street, Shorewood, IL 60404. No charge to attend. Topic: Auto Industry Update. Come and join the Alianza for great networking and refreshments!

SAVE THE DATE for the Alianza Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, September 23 at Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel. A great evening of celebration & entertainment! Click here for Sponsorship opportunities.

Business After Hours - Thursday, May 28, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Northern Insurance, 350 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60436. No cover charge. Cash bar, music, great food & raffles!

Joliet Area Young Professionals Professional Development Event - Tuesday, May 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. @

BMO Harris Community Room,
USF Plaster Free Enterprise Center

16 West VanBuren St., Joliet 60432

Topic: Entrepreneurism and Local Business Incubator

Speaking: Bonnie Covelli, Director School of Professional Studies, University of St. Francis

Valerie Nicola, Owner, Pioneer International Inc.

$15 charge - Register Here


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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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