Announcements


Chamber Golf Outing April 29th

posted Feb 8, 2017, 7:12 AM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated May 2, 2017, 7:15 PM ]

Thanks to our sponsors: Midland States Bank, Becker Automotive, Loitz Brothers, MainSource Bank, Minne Monesse Golf Course, and the Momence Progress Reporter; the Chamber Golf Outing met its goal of funding a scholarship for a Grant Park High School Senior and our usual donations. The winner of the Sox Tickets raffle was Dan Woldhuis, Jr.  Thanks to all who participated in the raffle.  

GP Historical Society Golf Outing

posted Oct 27, 2016, 6:46 AM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated Jul 1, 2017, 7:16 AM ]

The Grant Park Area Historical Society hosted its Annual Golf Outing at Minne Monesse Golf Course on June 10th. Lunch and registration began at 11:30 with a shotgun start at 12:30. Golf, 1/2 cart, lunch, snacks and drink tickets all for an $80 donation to assist the Society in keeping their doors open. Thanks to the teams that participated it was a great day. 

Grant Park Garden Clean Up

posted Nov 19, 2015, 9:03 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated Jul 1, 2017, 7:20 AM ]

The Chamber scheduled the annual weeding and preparation of the twelve flower gardens along Dixie Highway for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Unfortunately it rained but everyone's garden is looking great, even with the drought conditions that we've been experiencing. 
  

Join The Grant Park Chamber

posted May 26, 2015, 3:15 PM by Dennis Granger   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 6:16 PM by Grant Park Chamber ]

Chamber memberships are now available for 2017. Join as a business, a service provider or as an individual. Help us to benefit and promote Grant Park and put our "best foot forward" to the rest of the world. 

Driving the Dixie

posted May 4, 2015, 2:47 PM by Dennis Granger   [ updated May 17, 2017, 6:19 AM by Grant Park Chamber ]

The annual "Driving the Dixie" car tour is scheduled to arrive in Grant Park in the afternoon on June 17th. The trip begins in Blue Island and travels the route of the Dixie Highway through Harvey, Homewood, Flossmoor, Chicago Heights, Steger, Beecher, and Grant Park. At each town the driver's route card will be stamped to show they were there. In Grant Park the drivers will be challenged to "guess the weight" of their car and contents and then be weighed on the Co-Op scales.  Ice Cream, cake, & cookies are planned to be sold and live music will be on hand.  The famous Grant Park Burn-Out will be available, at no cost, in front of the Police Station.  

This is a great opportunity to visit the Grant Park "Driving the Dixie" sign of pictures, stories and Dixie Highway map located on the south-west corner of the Dixie as it crosses the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks.  

Membership Application for 2017 Available

posted Jan 25, 2015, 8:24 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 7:52 AM ]

The Grant Park Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of Grant Park so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. We look forward to working with you and your business to achieve this goal.

Chamber members have the opportunity to meet regularly with other business leaders to network and plan Chamber activities. These bi-monthly meetings are held at various locations in the Village, and dinner may be provided by a local restaurant or snacks may be offered at the meeting. Dinner or snacks are included with membership. In addition to in-person networking, the Chamber helps promote local businesses through its website, Facebook page, Member booklet, mailers, and events.

Chamber sponsored events include our fundraisers,  Golf Outing and The Amazing Race, as well as community activities such as the Gardens along Dixie Highway, Oktoberfest  and Christmas in the Village. Chamber members have the opportunity to help with these activities by volunteering or helping financially. These events bring residents together and often draw attention to local businesses. The Chamber has also donated toward a variety of projects in the Village including the Christmas lights, the John Deere Wagon Display, School District projects, Village flowers, and more.

Any person, association, or business having an interest in improving Grant Park is invited to join the Chamber. Please find the membership application enclosed. Even if your business has been a Chamber member in the past, please fill in and return the application completely. The information provided may be included on our website, in the Chamber newsletter, and in a possible Chamber directory to be published later this year. Providing this information in full will ensure an accurate listing for your business or organization. Individual members will only be listed by name. Applications are due by March 1, 2017 but are accepted year round.



Grant Park Wagon

posted Dec 8, 2014, 9:03 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated Jun 12, 2016, 9:40 AM ]

Check out the new Grant Park sign along the Dixie Highway,  The centerpiece focuses on a one hundred year old John Deere Iron Clad Farm Wagon restored by volunteers from the Village and the Chamber of Commerce. The wagon moved into place on May 20th.   

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posted Oct 1, 2014, 8:26 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated May 4, 2016, 9:28 AM ]

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posted Aug 13, 2014, 9:47 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated May 4, 2016, 9:03 AM ]



Grant Park Amazing Race

posted Apr 18, 2014, 8:10 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated May 29, 2016, 7:59 AM ]




“The Amazing Race” is coming to Grant Park! The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this fundraising event scheduled to take place on June 11, 2016. The proceeds will go toward the 2016 Oktoberfest event and Donation Request Fund for community projects. Teams of four Racers will start at the Race Central (Hamann Center at the Elementary School).  The Center will be open at 9:00 AM but since teams are timed individually, their start time will vary over the next hour or so. The team will then receive the first clue to begin the race. They will then go from location to location throughout the Grant Park area, following clues and completing “roadblock” tasks along the way. Each location will feature a special task that each team must complete in order to receive your next clue and move on.  There will be Express Passes available for sale to move on and receive the next clue, but rules and conditions and other small print apply.  Teams will collect puzzle pieces at each location and when all 10 are yours, teams will return to the Hamann Center and put the puzzle together to stop their timer. The 4th place winners will win $25, 3rd place is $50, 2nd place is $75, and the winners of the Amazing Race receive $100. The entry fee for the Racing Team is $25, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, 1:1 ratio. Each Racing Team must have at least one 18 year old person with a drivers license to participate. The entry form and payment is due June 8th but teams may sign up on the day of the race, if time is still available. (Make Checks payable to the Grant Park Chamber of Commerce). A waiver must be signed before the race starts. The waivers are available on line, at the Village Hall, and at Race Central at the Hamann Center on the day of the race.

All Race participants who are twenty one years of age or older may also enter the Poker Run for $10. You will receive one playing card at six of the locations along the race. The best hand will win a “split the pot” prize.

Race Central will be the place to be as the race is run. There will be a leader board to keep you apprised of your team’s progress through the course. The silent auction will open at 9:00AM when the Amazing Race begins, and close at 2:30 or soon after all teams have completed the race. This is the first event of its kind in Grant Park and is a most excellent way to spend the day with your family! Sign up today and enjoy being able to say that you participated in the Grant Park Amazing Race!

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