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Enjoy chance to bond with co-workers by escaping with them

Staff relationships are imperative to a successful workplace and business, so it’s important to make sure team-building activities are considered when planning for staff development.

The Grundy County Chamber is teaming up with member Escapement Mobile LTD to offer an event businesses can take advantage of for a team-building session, or just a fun activity to do with staff for the holidays.

Escapement Mobile is bringing their mobile escape room to the Chamber office in Morris, where we’ll host 15-minute sessions in the room followed by drinks and appetizers in the Chamber office where teams can take some time to network, as well.

Teams will be challenged to get out of the escape room by working together to solve riddles, finding clues and problem-solving.

The Chamber staff recently took part in the mobile escape room and not only found ourselves having a great time working on the challenge, but we left having bonded as a team especially with our newest staffer, membership director Jodie Luke.

The Chamber is taking registration for time slots now for the mobile escape room, which will be at the Chamber office on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. Just visit or call 815-942-0113 for more information or to get signed up.

Teams of four are $150, which includes the escape room, food and beverages.

Teams of 5 or 6 are possible for an additional charge.

Zentangle with the Chamber

Our Women in Business group is having a Zentangle session with Three Wells Acupuncture Clinic Owner Laurie Stone on Nov. 7. Join us to learn more about the Zentangle Method – an easy and fun way to draw beautiful images using structured patterns.

The structured patterns relaxes you by putting you in a state of focus, making Zentangle an easy way to relieve stress. Stone will teach us this technique from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber’s Morris office, 909 Liberty St.

No artistic talent is necessary and there is no judging or critique of your work.

The class is $15 for WIB members and $20 for nonmembers.

To register or for information visit or call 815-942-0113.

Upcoming events

Coffee & Company – 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Sunshine Garden Center, 2850 N. Division St., Diamond. Free to attend. Bring lots of business cards and come learn all Sunshine has to offer.

Business After Hours – 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Heartland Bank, 500 Bob Blair Road, Minooka. Free to attend, bring lots of business cards and hear who receives the bank’s Heart of the Community Award.

Keep track of all area and Chamber events on the Community Calendar on the Chamber website at

Don’t forget to download the free app for Chamber event reminders, access to all members, hot deals, and more.

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