November 2015

Larry Johnson, Silver Cross Hospital, will be honored as the 2015 recipient of the Marx Gibson Community Leadership Award.

The Marx Gibson Community Leadership Award was formed in partnership between the Joliet Region Chamber and the University of St. Francis in 2000. Marx Gibson was an outstanding community leader in the Joliet area, and sadly passed away before his time in 1999. This award is to honor Marx and all that he did for the Joliet community. The award is presented annually at the Community Leadership School (CLS) Graduation Banquet. Congratulations to Larry Johnson on being selected as the 2015 recipient!

Member Luncheon with Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs

The Chamber will host a member luncheon on Friday, December 11th, 11:30 a.m., with the Illinois State Treasurer as the keynote speaker. The luncheon will be held at the Jacob Henry Mansion Gathering Room, 15 S. Richards Street in Joliet. Cost to attend is $35 per person and reservations are required. Call the Chamber to reserve or reserve online here.

Holiday Member Reception

Mark your calenders for Thursday, December 10th for the Chamber's annual Holiday member Reception, hosted by the Chamber and The Jacob Henry Mansion. The event is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, located at 20 S. Eastern Avenue in Joliet. Come and share in the Holiday spirit with all the Chamber members at the beautiful Jacob Henry Mansion, which will be all decked-out for the holidays! There is no charge to attend, and there will be plenty of delicious appetizers and spirits!

2016 Breakfast Luncheon Sponsors

Anyone who would like to be a Breakfast/Luncheon Sponsor for 2016 can contact the Chamber office, or watch your Chamber mail. For a one-time investment of $200, you will receive:

  • Your business name on tent cards displayed on tables at all Chamber breakfasts/luncheons
  • Your business name in each on-line issue of VISION
  • Opportunity to display materials about your business at all breakfasts/luncheons
  • Business name exposure and recognition to a variety of Chamber members throughout the year
  • Sponsorship sign greets all guests attending the breakfasts/luncheons

Please contact the Chamber office to sign up or for more info.


The Chamber will hold its annual EXPO at Louis Joliet Mall on Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27th. We are changing it up this year and you will not want to miss out on this great advertising opportunity for your business. Information will soon be mailed to ALL Chamber members!

Member News & Notes

Bob Kase, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Francis (USF), has released a jazz quintet CD on the Altenburgh Jazz Label. "As We Gather" was recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The nomination was made for "Outstanding Jazz Solo" on the track entitled "Dr. Doo Good," which is an original composition by Kase. The album was recorded at the USF Digital Audio Recording Arts Studio, and was engineered, mastered, and produced by USF faculty members Alby Odum and Jeff Jaskowiak.

Edward Jones is hosting a career seminar on Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. @ Scrementi's Italian Grill, located at 9716 W. 191st Street in Mokena, IL. The career seminar is designed to attract job candidates interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of building a business as an Edward Jones financial advisor. For more information on the seminar, please contact Financial Advisor Skye Bergeson at 708.478.3060 or visit the firm's employment Web site at

Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit will be held on November 16 & 17 at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Headquarters, 300 East Randolph Street, Chicago. Featuring remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, and more. For reservations or for more information, please contact 866.405.2223.

ARYZTA  is hiring

Due to their continued business growth and current vacancies, they are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to fill Full Time positions in Production, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Sanitation and Maintenance. Benefits include 401K, Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental and Vision.

Please apply online at:

Or, visit us at one of our Job Fair’s. Thursday, November 12, 2015 and Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Fair's run 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day at 300 Innovation Drive, Romeoville IL 60446



Ribbon Cutting @ Holistic Science physical Therapy on October 13th

B2B EXPO & Job Fair at 113 Republic Hall on October 14th

Member Luncheon with Will County Executive Larry Walsh @ Clarion Hotel Joliet Banquet & Convention Center on October 28th

Business After Hours @ Joliet OTB/Bookie Magee's on October 29th

Annual Dinner & Celebration of Success @ 176 West Banquets on November 2nd




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CWW Membership Luncheon

Thursday, November 5, 11:45 a.m. @ Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel, located at 151 N. Joliet Street. Cost to attend is $20 per person and reservations are required. Reserve here.

Jingle & Mingle Open House Event at the Will County Habitat For Humanity Restore on Wednesday, November 11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. located at 200 S. Larkin Avenue, Joliet (entrance/parking in back of store). Meet the new Store Manager and mingle with the staff. Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. to begin the Holiday Season. Cocktails & appetizers. RSVP to Kristin @ 815.714.7100.

Martinis & Mistletoe

Hosted by the Council For working women (CWW) and the Joliet Area Young Professionals (JAYP) on Monday, November 16, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ the Joliet country Club. cost to attend is $25 per person, which includes appetizers, entertainment & more! Reservations are required. Reserve here.

Alianza Membership Benefits Luncheon Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. @ First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Church, located at 55 W. Benton Street, Joliet. Cost to attend is $15 per person. Reservations MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE. Reserve here.

Business After Hours

Thursday, November 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry, located at 1312 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet. No charge to attend. Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine & soft drinks.


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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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