First of Six concerts in New Downtown Concert Series Set for May 6!

The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a new downtown concert series, scheduled to begin the evening of May 6, 8-11 pm, following the MayFest.

Once a month between May and October, the Downtown Concert Series will feature a different band. The schedule for 2017 is as follows:

Saturday, May 6; 8-11pm – Father Jack

Sunday, June 11; 4-7 pm – Scrambled

Sunday, July 9; 4-7 pm – The Trophy Mules

Sunday, August 13; 4-7 pm – Burnt Toast and the Jam

Sunday, September 10; 3:30-7 pm – O.O.P.A. , The Sofa Kings

Saturday, October 14; 8-11pm – Riverside

Food options will be available along Mill Street, starting an hour before the concert is scheduled to begin. Bring your blanket and chairs, and grab a great spot to enjoy the concert!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Rock Star Sponsors: Edward Jones, Midland States Bank, Oak Hill, Red Bud Regional Hospital, Thrivent Financial, Weir

Back Stage Pass Sponsors: A&W Insurance, First National Bank of Waterloo, Garden Place Senior Living, Hentscher Johnson Orthodontics, Philomena + Ruth, Savannah’s Southern Charm, State Farm Insurance, Stubborn German Brewing Co., and Timberwolf Vacation Rentals

Fans of the Music Sponsors: Farmers Insurance, Kyle Osterhage, Monroe County Commissioner Vicki Koerber, Quality Collision, State Bank of Waterloo

This is a free, outdoor concert, presented by your Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. We are committed to Building Community and Supporting Business.

 

 

MayFest Musician Applications Due April 3 – Turn yours in today!

A friendly reminder to our local musicians – The MayFest musician application deadline is Monday, April 3. Turn in your application before then to be considered. The MayFest is an annual festival, hosted by the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, that highlights local musical talent. The event also features local artisans, antique and vintage dealers, small businesses, retail vendors, crafters, and more. (Vendor applications, including those selling food items, are also being accepted.) The event takes place on the first Saturday in May (May 6), in beautiful downtown Waterloo, IL at the Monroe County Courthouse square.

For more information, please contact the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce at 939-5300 or chamber@htc.net.

Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Annual Trivia Night

Join us for one of the most fun Trivia Nights in Monroe County! The annual Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Trivia Night takes place Saturday, January 21 at the SPPCS gym, 217 W. Third Street, Waterloo, and you don’t want to miss it! Only 40 tables available, so don’t wait to reserve your team’s table!

Theme: Games People Play

Cost: $100 for a table of 8 (Please make check payable to “Waterloo Chamber of Commerce”)

Mulligans, 50/50, Heads or Tails, and Surprise Inside game

Decorate your table (and your teammates as your favorite board game)!! Best decorated table wins a special prize!

Call 939-5300 or email us at chamber@htc.net to reserve your table!

2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for our 2nd annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, December 1, at 6:30 pm! This will take place at our newly planted 15+ foot Evergreen tree, located at the corner of Main and Mill Street, on the courthouse square. Please arrive a few minutes early, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and be on hand to celebrate the initial lighting of the tree! Hometown Harmony will join us by singing Christmas carols and the Waterloo Lions will provide cookies – it’s an old-fashioned, fun event!

We’ll also announce the Christmas Walk Winners, Lamppost decorating contest winners, and the winner of the Storefront Decorating Contest!

 

Join us for our Annual Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic!

Golfers, join us for our annual Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic, taking place Thursday, September 15th, Noon, at Mystic Oak Golf Course! Cost: $400/team of four, includes golf, carts, skins game, chance to win a new car, closest to the pin and longest drive contest, lunch, and dinner! This is a perfect event for networking in a casual environment! You do not need to be a chamber member in order to participate.

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3rd Annual May Music & Market Festival – May 7th

Get ready for a great day of music, games, shopping, food, and fun! The 3rd Annual May Music & Market Festival takes place Saturday, May 7th, 9am-4pm at the Monroe County Courthouse Square. We will have 6 LIVE musical groups performing at the historic bandstand throughout the day! Bring your lawn chairs, sit a spell, and enjoy the sweet sounds!

First National Bank of Waterloo will have a Shred Truck at the corner of Market and Mill Street from 9 – Noon, so be sure to bring your discarded papers.

Helping Strays will host an adoption event, and several local businesses will provide children’s games.

We will have food and beverage vendors on hand to tempt your taste buds!

And of course, there will be many artisans, crafters, retailers, vintage dealers, and more for your shopping pleasure!

We are anticipating a great day, so be sure to save the date and join us!

 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: First National Bank of Waterloo, Grey Eagle Distributors, HTC, & JV’s Downtown Bar & Grill

 

Vendors, we still have spaces for you! Contact the Chamber at 939-5300 or chamber@htc.net for an application.

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6th Annual What Women Want – Girls’ Night Out

Ladies, get your tickets now and plan to join us Thursday, April 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm at our 6th Annual What Women Want – Girls’ Night Out event, taking place at the Waterloo Scott Credit Union, located at 1019 N. Illinois Rt. 3, Waterloo!

For only $15, you will enjoy a lovely spread of hors d’oeuvres, catered by J.Fires’ Market Bistro, fresh fruit and other goodies with the luscious chocolate fountain, wine, and shopping!! It’s the perfect mini get-away for the evening!

We’ll give away multiple attendance prizes every 15 minutes, and you can also purchase a chance to win a gorgeous burgundy leather Coach purse at the end of the evening! (Retail Value $395).

Here’s how you receive attendance prize entries:

  • Purchase a ticket to the event
  • Purchase your ticket in advance (contact the Chamber office for more details at 939-5300)
  • Bring 5 canned goods for our annual food drive

You’ll definitely want to bring a group of friends with you, and we encourage you to car pool, and arrive together! This event is So.Much.Fun!!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Premier Sponsor: Scott Credit Union

Executive Sponsors: Bountiful Blossoms, Bridal Manor, First Baptist Church of Waterloo/The Beacon, IPM Insurance, and Legacy Place.

Win Me! This gorgeous Coach purse is valued at $395!  You could win it!!

Coach Purse 2016

 

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Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Annual Trivia Night

Get your team of 8 fun-looking folks together and join us for a evening of player-friendly trivia!! Our trivia night is one of the funnest in town and we strive to keep it that way year after year! In honor of Monroe County’s Bicentennial, our theme this year is “Happy 200th Birthday, Monroe County!” Decorate your table for a birthday party – best one wins a prize!

Cost is just $100 for your team of 8, and you are invited to bring your own snacks and beverages.

We’ll play Mulligans, 50/50, Heads or Tails, Dead or Alive, and the Surprise Inside game.

The top 3 teams win cash prizes, but all are guaranteed to have a fun evening!

Contact the Chamber and register your team today! We sold out last year, so don’t wait until the last minute!

939-5300 or chamber@htc.net

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Waterloo German Band Santa Float and Schedule

Waterloo German Band Santa Float & Schedule

Only in Waterloo will you find this wonderful tradition!! On the Eight Nights before Christmas, Santa and his helpers travel through the residential areas in Waterloo to spread joy and good cheer! All who come outside to greet Santa will receive a special gift!

So, be ready! Set your coats and shoes by the front door so that you can run outside to greet Santa when he arrives.

Don’t worry – you should easily be able to hear his upcoming arrival – a lead car provided by the City of Waterloo, with flashing green and red lights and playing Christmas music, will precede the Santa float!

Special thanks to our Primary Sponsor: the Waterloo German Band!

Schedule:

December 17th and 21st

Rose Meadows, Sterritt’s Run, Dannehold Farms, Lou-Del, Stoney Creek, Lakeview Estates, Westview Acres, Silver Creek Crossing, West Lake Estates, Sunset Acres, The Meadows

December 18th and 22nd

Palter Heights, Gibault CHS Area, North Winds, Garden Place, VFW Area, Downtown, Leland Terrace, Springview Acres

December 19th and 23rd

Market Street East, Sandalwood, Greenfield Manor, Morrison Avenue, Hardy Acres, Bellefontaine Heights, Stonefield, Vandebrook, Oak Valley, Southview Villas

December 20th and 24th

Villas at Bradford, Marneys Clearing, Bradford Estates, Remlock, East Ridge, Quail Ridge, The Ridge, Oak Hill, Legacy Place, Parkwood, Country Lakes

Update: Sunday, December 20th – The Santa Float will depart at 4pm, visiting the Country Club Hills Subdivision as its first stop.

 

Sponsors

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