FREE sexual harrassment prevention training for your staff

Dear Chamber Members, With the Illinois Human Rights Act that passed in 2020, businesses and organizations are now required to provide sexual harassment prevention training every year. Linked below is a FREE resource from the the Illinois Department of Human Rights that you as an employer can provide to your employees to meet this obligation.…

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Morris Ice Rink Ribbon Cutting reschedule

Due to the warm weather and rain, the ice rink is not quite ready yet. The ribbon cutting originally scheduled for today is rescheduled for 10 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4. The rink is located at lower Goold Park in Morris. Please visit the city and/or Chamber Facebook pages for updates.

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Forepaws celebrates new location

MINOOKA – The Channahon Minooka Chamber and the Village of Minooka recently celebrated the new location of Forepaws, a one-stop-shop for all your pet needs. Forepaws is now located at 453 S. Ridge Road in Minooka, formerly the Family Video location, and is owned by Megan Kurzweil. “Forepaws is a locally owned and operated by…

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Contact Congress on new proposed IRS reporting mandates

The American Families Plan proposal from the White House includes new IRS reporting mandates that would require banks and credit unions to report all customer account activities over $600. The new requirements raise workload, cost, and privacy concerns for small businesses. Part of the plan requires financial institutions to report transactions of $600 or more…

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Morris Downtown Trick or Treat set for 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28

Participating downtown Morris businesses will host Trick or Treat from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 following the Morris Lions Club’s costume contest on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn. Families are encouraged to dress up and Trick or Treat downtown. Participating businesses are listed below and will be marked with a pumpkin poster in their…

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Village of Coal City and Chamber celebrate downtown renovations

COAL CITY – The Village of Coal City and the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry partnered to celebrate the new renovation of Broadway Street in downtown Coal City Sept. 18. The Village hosted a community-wide celebration that Saturday – Fall Fest. The event included family-orientated activities including a car show, children’s games, 5K,…

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Business Spotlight – Jimmy D’s Quick Lube

MORRIS – The Grundy County Chamber and the Morris community welcome new business, Jimmy D’s Quick Lube, 1400 Park Blvd. in Morris. The quick lube provides full service oil changes including battery checks, fluid top-off, tire pressure checks, and making sure all exterior lights are in working order. Vehicles also leave with vacuumed floors and…

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Megan Arseneau State Farm opens in Minooka

MINOOKA – The Channahon Minooka Chamber and the Village of Minooka recently welcomed new State Farm Agent Megan Arseneau with a ribbon cutting ceremony where Jake from State Farm even made an appearance. Well, it was just a life-size cutout of Jake, but Arseneau brought the fun with “Jake” photo-ops, giveaways, cookies, and a friendly…

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