May 2016


Please join us for the May Member Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. @ Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center located at 227 N. Gougar Road, Joliet. Introducing the new Executive Director of the Joliet Park District, Tom Carstens. Cost to attend is $35 per person, tables of ten are also available for purchase. Reservations are required. Reserve here.


Chamber members will be traveling to Springfield for the annual Drive-Down on Tuesday, May 10, to meet with local area Legislators. Please call 815.727.5371 A.S.A.P. if you are interested in attending, as two spots remain open.


Tuesday, May 24. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., game starts at 7:05. Tickets just $2.00! Joliet Business Package for $350.00 includes: Table on concourse to talk with fans; Logo on video board, rotated throughout game, pre-game cocktail hour & business networking, 20 tickets for your use, first 12 businesses to reserve, includes your promotion/offer printed on fun card distributed night of event (5,000 distribution). Reserve by Friday, May 13 for your chance to upgrade your 20 tickets to a suite! Call 815.722.2287 to reserve!


The date has been set - mark your calendars for Friday June 10, 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. - for New Orleans North, the Chamber's outdoor summer festival! There will be music, food, Hurricanes, beer & fun for this 21 & over event! Tickets are $7.00 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, our Presenting Sponsor. Tickets are now available for purchase at the Chamber office. Please call the Chamber at 815.727.5371 for more info. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Kelly Baltas at the Chamber for more details!


Tuesday, June 28, 7:10 p.m. Specialty priced tickets! For more information, or to reserve tickets, please visit All orders must be received by Friday, June 17th!



Servpro of Joliet invites ALL to attend an Open House in honor of their 10 year anniversary! Come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.! Great food, cocktails, fun, and of course...margaritas!

Accents Lighting, located in downtown Joliet, was recently honored with the award for Best Commercial Lighting project by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) for their work in lighting the Motherhouse at University of St. Francis. Dave Sloan, Owner, stated "I take pride in making beautiful historical sites in our area shine even brighter."

Joliet Slammers / Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation are teaming up for the Slammers game on Saturday, June 25th at 6:05 p.m. At the start of the game, donations made by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (PSF) to several community departments totaling over $60,000 will be dedicated, including equipment donated to Lockport Township FD, Coal City Fire Protection District, and more. That equipment will be on display throughout the game on the concourse. In addition, Slammers players will wear special jerseys featuring the PSF logo. Those jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with 100% of the process going to the PSF. When you purchase tickets for the game at (click on 'Buy Tickets') and use the promo code "firehouse", 50% of the ticket sale price will go to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYERS! Looking for Qualified Job-Seekers to Match your Business' Employment Needs? Join Rep. John Anthony & Rep. Mark Batinick for a FREE Jobs Fair on Saturday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Minooka Central Community High School, 301 S. Wabena Avenue, Minooka, IL. All area businesses are invited to participate. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today! Call Julie at 815.464.9908 or email

United Way of Will County Launches Volunteer Website

In order to meet the growing demand for volunteer opportunities, United Way of Will County launched a new platform to help match volunteers with nonprofit organizations in Will County. The site includes not only the 46 partner agencies of United Way of Will County, but many local non-profits in need of volunteers. Visit to volunteer today!



Grand Opening @ Window World of Joliet on April 9th


Top Student Banquet at 176 West Banquets on April 18th

Business After Hours @ Joliet Area Historical Museum, hosted by Cornerstone Services on April 28th

Member Luncheon on April 29th @ Mistwood Golf Club. Overview of the New Will County Courthouse presentation.

Grand Opening - Monday, May 2, 4:00 p.m. @ Westside Children's Therapy, 750 Essington Road, Joliet. Meet the staff and learn about the services they offer to the community.

Ribbon Cutting / Open House - Wednesday, May 4, 12 noon @ CAT 5 Restoration, located at 11560 184th Place, Orland Park, IL 60467. Ribbon Cutting at noon, follow by an open house. Lunch & refreshments from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., followed by an open house with drinks & hors d'oeuvres from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

JAYP Social Event - Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. @ 12 Handles Ale House, located at 1827 Knapp Drive, Crest Hill. No admission fee - cash bar. Opportunity for all to introduce themselves to the Joliet Area Young Professionals.

CWW Luncheon - Thursday, May 5,

11:45 a.m. @ The Jacob Henry Mansion, 20 S. Eastern Avenue, Joliet. May is Membership Drive month! Bring a guest, and introduce him or her to the CWW organization! Each new guest that attends will be offered a Special Membership price of $25.00 if they join before the end of May. Cost to attend the luncheon is $25.00 per person, and reservations are required. Reserve here.

Ribbon Cutting - Wednesday, May 18, noon @ New Star Jewelers, located at 2417 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet.

Alianza Business After Hours Membership Event - Wednesday, May 18, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ BMO Harris Bank, located at 78 N. Chicago Street, Joliet. No charge to attend. Anyone who joins Alianza at this event will receive 1/2 off the membership price for the first year! Bring a friend!

Ribbon Cutting - Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. @ Living Water Yoga, located at the Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet.

Ribbon Cutting - Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. @ CubeSmart, located at 305 S. Larkin Avenue, Joliet.

Business After Hours - Thursday, May 26, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Rialto Square Theatre, located at 102 N. Chicago Street. Come celebrate the Rialto's 90 Year Anniversary! No charge to attend. Appetizers & cash bar will be available.

Save the date...for the CWW's UNCORKED Wine Tasting on Monday, June 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ Anthony's Restaurant & Pub, located at 3151 Voyager Lane, Joliet. Cost to attend is $25 per person. The first 100 attendees will receive a FREE wine glass. Reservations required - reserve online 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



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