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Chamber programs for new residents

Samantha Yeager-Walrath
Samantha Yeager-Walrath

The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce is kicking off a new program that will allow Chamber members to reach new residents who move to Grundy County.

The resident greeter program will be a countywide program that allows any Chamber business to include one pamphlet or brochure along with a promotional item to deliver to new residents.

The program will have an initial cost of $100 and will be $75 a year after the first year.

There also will be a $1 fee for each welcome packet delivered.

The program will be a great way for businesses to reach new residents of the county as they are settling into their new home and may be looking for new banks, doctors, restaurants and other essential services.

The program also is a great way for home improvement-related businesses to advertise as well since many new homeowners are looking to put their personal touch on their new home.

The Chamber will personally hand-deliver these items along with area maps, a resource guide and other area information.

For information on the program or to get signed up, give the Chamber a call at 815-942-0113 or send an email to

Mark Your Calendar

Join us for numerous upcoming Chamber events, including our next Chamber luncheon at First Midwest Bank’s meeting room on the third floor at 220 W. Main St. in Morris on July 19.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will be discussing the five generations that are currently in the workplace and how each generation can work more effectively together.

We also have our Business after Hours on Thursday, July 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Joliet Slammers Stadium at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive in Joliet as part of Morris night. The event is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. There will be food, drinks, prizes and plenty of networking.

Our next Women in Business event will be Tuesday, July 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 222 Gore Road in Morris. We will be discussing business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing, as well as social media strategies for both.

The luncheon is $15 for Women
in Business members and $20 for nonmembers.

For information on upcoming Chamber events or on membership to the Grundy and Channahon Minooka Chamber, visit, download the free Grundy Chamber App, or call 815-942-0113.

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