April 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

Have you signed up for the annual Pub! Grub! Network! event scheduled for Thursday, April 14th? It's not too late to participate! Let the Chamber help you network in a fun and casual environment from 5 to 8 pm. Board the bus in Downtown Frankfort at Breidert Green and travel to three local restaurants to experience business networking in a whole new way. Meet the owners/managers at Buffalo Wild Wings, Enrico’s Italian Restaurant and Fat Rosie’s and taste a sampling of their cuisine. All you need to do is park your car and let the Chamber help you connect with other people. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Register on-line at www.frankfortchamber.com or call the office at 815.469.3356.

Join us on April 19th for our monthly morning Meet, Greet & Network meeting. Networking begins at 7:30 am so come on out and enjoy continental breakfast sponsored by Climate Control Systems Heating & Air Conditioning. Then at 8 am listen to guest speaker, Cathy Dulberg from Chiro One who will do a presentation on workplace health, wellness and environment tips. After Chiro’s short presentation get your name and business noticed and introduce yourself with a 30 second info commercial about your business to the whole group. A very low key relaxing event that allows you to meet your fellow Business colleagues and learn what resources are available right in your area. Make those connections and see how your business can grow. We invite you to join us at the Frankfort Village Hall (Community Room) on April 19th. Open to the public and free to attend. Do a friend a favor and bring them along to attend our informative Meet, Greet & Network event.

Our Community Showcase Event was held on Saturday, March 19th at Lincoln-Way East High School. We had over 100 Chamber Businesses come out and set up a booth to make connections and to develop a network within the community. This was a perfect venue to gain valuable information and to help our local businesses. What a great opportunity to be involved with our community and showcase ones business. Thank you all for coming out and supporting this annual event.

Annual Golf Outing is set for Monday, July 25th at Prestwick Country Club. Mark your Calendars now! We are looking for business sponsors and participants for this exciting day of golf! Call the Chamber office fordetails at 815.469.3356.

Business Bullets

American Cancer Society Relay For Life is forming teams for the June 10th - 11th, event at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Avenue in Frankfort. Come be a part of this inspiring experience and join us for a night of hope. Opens June 10th with a 5:30 pm Survivor dinner and opening ceremonies begins at 6:30 pm. The event closes on June 11th at 2 pm. We will walk together against cancer. For additional information go to: www.relayforlife.org/frankfortmokenail or call Karen Bruck, Community Manager, Relay for Life 708.633.7771 or email karen.bruck@cancer.org.

Coffee News Lincolnway Area is looking for local businesses to sponsor their monthly Where’s Wally contest for May-December. Donate a $25 gift card and receive a month of free advertising. If interested, please contact Pattie at 708.525.1673.

Costco is offering membership opportunities to enjoy low warehouse pricing on thousands of brand name products for your home and office!This offer is available only through your Chamber membership representative, Glenn. Costco is committed to offering the absolute best value to our members with a risk free 100% satisfaction on every item including the membership. Your choice of two money saving memberships for personal or business use!  Choose from the Gold Star or Business Membership at a cost of $55 annually and receive a $10 cash card or upgrade to the Executive Membership Upgrade for an additional $55 cost and receive a $20 cash card, 2% rebate on Costco purchases (some exclusions do apply) and additional savings on Costco services, auto programs, check printing and more. Call Glenn at 708.945.1449 for all  the details.

Frankfort Area Historical Society will be hosting a Church Walk featuring the four oldest congregations in Frankfort.  The Walk will be held on Sunday, April 10th from 1:30 - 4:00 pm and will include Frankfort United Methodist, Good Shepherd Lutheran, St. Anthony’s Catholic and St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.  While these churches are long established on or adjacent to Sauk Trail, they have quite storied beginnings. Come to the Walk to find out which o these churches… Was established before Frankfort officially became a village. Hel their first service in a Rock Island railroa car. Started out as Deutsche Evangeliche Gemeinde. Was first attended to b preachers on horseback riding town to town and is the youngest congregation fittingly established by several youn families. In addition to learning about their role in Frankfort’s history, each church will provide a unique experience including entertainment and refreshments. All are welcome to this free event. No advance tickets are required. Churches are located at 7659, 295, and 12 W. Sauk Trail and 215 Linden Drive. Inquiries can be directed to the Frankfort Area Historical Society at 815.469.6541.

Frankfort Park District – Come out to Main Park for the Celebrating Earth Day event on Saturday, April 16th from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.  Bring the whole family to this FREE event. There will be green education workshops, learning activities for children, crafts, give-a-ways, popcorn, hot dogs, electronic recycling drop-off, paper shredding drop-off and more! The Spring Wine Tasting is on Friday, April 22nd from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. Sponsored by the experts at Wine Styles of Shorewood, is for ages 21 & older. Admission Fee is $15. Registration deadline is April 18th or until filled. Register early for the Mother/So Bowling Night at the Thunderbowl, 18700 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena on Friday, May 6th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Registration Deadline is April 22nd). Fee is $19/NR $22/person. Sign your kids up for the 6th Annual Kids Garage Sale on Saturday, May 14th, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Founders Community Center. Sellers must be age 5-14 years old. Fee is $9 per space which includes table and advertising. Do some kid’s stuff spring cleaning now, the Registration Deadline is May 7th. Spend some quality time with your little girl at the Mother/Daughter Spa Day on Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. Fee is $12/NR $15/person. Pre-registration is required. NO registration will be taken at the door. (Registration Deadline is May 9th or until filled). Sponsorshi Opportunities are available for the 16th Annual Short Run on a Long Day and the 4th of July Celebration, please contact Cali DeBella at 815.469.9400 / cdebella@frankfortparks.org for more information. For more information on all of these events, please visit www.frankfortparks.org or contact the Park District office at 815.469.9400 Come join the fun!

Frankfort Public Library – Just in time for Mother’s Day… The Friends of the Frankfort Public Library will hold their 5th Annual Geranium and Herb Sale on Saturday, May 17th at the library, Route 30 and Pfeiffer Road. Hours: 9:00 am until the last plant is sold. These beautiful plants are all priced at $4.00 and sell out very quickly.

Please join Kidswork Children’s Museum for their 7th Annual Gala on Friday, May 7th, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm at 11 S. White Street, first floor in t Trolley Barn. Sponsorships available! $80 per person includes appetizers and desserts. Cocktail attire, cash bar, silent auction, entertainment and lots of games! For more details visit www.kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org.

Party Fortress located at 16070 S. Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park offers party supplies for birthdays, graduations, school spirit days (Lincoln-Way East and Central items), anniversaries, weddings or any special event. Over 500 plus items to choose from. Open M-F 10am – 9pm. Sat 10am – 6pm and Sun 10am – 4pm. Party Fortress is located next to Sam’s Club and Fannie Mae off of Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park. Give us a call 708.444.1122.

Sweet Lulu is thrilled to offer the sweetest selection of party ware, stationery and gifts from around the world. Everything you need to make your party pretty! Visit our new retail store at 702 Center Road in Frankfort, IL (at Laraway and Center). 815.464.6264 or visit our website at www.shopsweetlulu.com.

Business Spotlights

CAT5 Restoration, Inc.

11560 184th Place
Suite A
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 479-0911

CAT 5 Restoration is a locally owned Midwest based Disaster Recovery Expert with offices in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin an Florida. We are available 24/7 to assist you with any damages you may have due to water, fire, storm, smoke or mold.  e specialize in handling the complexities of residential or commercial property damage of any size with Integrity, Innovation and Excellence.  Mike Carroll, owner/CEO, has over 23 years of restoration experience.  Over his 23 years he has worked with a National Franchise and a global restoration company where he served as a Regional Sales/Operations Manager and National Manager.  Our senior management team has been together as a team for 11 years and have responded together during Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Ike, Cedar Rapids Floods, Nashville Floods, Greensburg, Kansas tornado and many other large loss projects.  CAT 5 Restoration is very selective in only recruiting the best talent the industry has available while maintaining the company values of Honesty and Integrity in all we do. CAT 5 Will Get You Back in Your Home or Business!

CAT 5 Restoration will provide the necessary personnel, equipment, tools and knowledge to get you back in your home or business.  With our quick response and expertise in the science of water, fire and mold remediation, we can control the space an prevent conditions from deteriorating further. CAT 5 Restoration responds to damage of any size from Water, Floods, Fire, Smoke, Storm, & Mold.

CAT 5 Restoration also has a separate division with an experienced construction management team that focuses on providing complete reconstruction services for residential and commercial buildings.  Our project management team and contractors will work quickly to restore your property back to its original condition before your disaster happened.  The team communicates daily with the emergency mitigation team to insure a rapid start to the reconstruction phase to get you back in your home or business fast. Please feel free to contact us 24/7 at  (708) 479-0911 or visit our website at www.c5restores.com.

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Ken's Custom Upholstery Inc.

22771 Citation Rd Unit 1
Frankfort, IL 60423
(708) 444-4401

Don’t throw out that old sofa! Recycle your furniture. We can make it look better than new at a fraction of its replacement cost.

  •  Reupholstering sofas and chairs is our specialty
  •  Furniture repair
  •  Furniture restyling
  •  Cushions refille
  •  Over 25 years in the upholstery industry
  •  4th generation craftsman
  •  Large selection of fabric patterns and styles to choose from
  •  Skilled master upholsterers
  •  Free estimates


Pick-up and deliveryWorkshop and showroom with over 4,400 square feet of working space.

  • Residential: sofas, chairs, recliners, sofa beds, antiques, kitchen dinettes, chaises, ottomans
  • Commercial: office furniture, exam tables, lobby furniture restaurant booths, bar stools
  • Recreational: boat cushions, camper cushions, RV cushions
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