February 2017

What's Happening At The Chamber

2017 is off to a great start at the Chamber with a record number of people attending the Annual Meeting and Luncheon on January 23 at Prestwick Country Club. (More than 110 registered compared to 72 last year.) The new Board of Directors was sworn in and is excited to serve the membership as they build on the successes of 2016.

February events on the calendar include a Ribbon Cutting/Reception at Silver Strand Boutique on the 7th; Meet, Greet & Network on the 21st; and FAWN (Frankfort Area Women’s Night) on the 23rd. Ladies, if you haven’t registered for FAWN yet, visit the Chamber website or call the office. You won’t want to miss this fun evening at the beautiful, new Emagine Theatre! (See enclosed flyer.). Sponsorship opportunities are available and we are collecting raffle baskets, too!

See the back page for information about a meeting for New Members, which we plan on offering quarterly to help you get the most out of your Chamber membership. 

We are also gearing up and taking registrations for Frankfort Community Showcase, which will be Saturday, March 18 at Lincoln-Way East High School Fieldhouse. Get your booth at Early Bird pricing through February 17. This event is a great way to show-off your products and services, meet residents and potential customers, and network with other businesses. (See enclosed flyer.)

If you’re thinking about having a Ribbon Cutting/Reception or Business After Hours this year, please call the Office or email kris@frankfortchamber.com so we can get a date on the books. The calendar is already filling up and we want to accommodate everyone possible.

We hope to see you at an event soon!  

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KidsWork Children's Museum has some fun events coming up for the month of February! We will be offering a private Valentine's Day Party on the 12th from 11am-12pm. We are accepting registrations for 25 kids. Our Wild Wednesday for the month is on the 15th from 4-5pm with Mad Science and their "Fire & Ice Show." Special Opening on the 20th 9am-3pm for President's Day. 

 Frankfort Park District - Winter/Spring 2017 programs brochure is available to download on the Frankfort Park District website at www.frankfortparks.org. Registration is ongoing.  Seniors celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Senior Valentine Luncheon on Thursday, February 7 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Founders Community Center, $12 per person.  Come dressed in red and enjoy live entertainment, a catered lunch and dessert. Registration deadline is February 2. Get out of the cold and join us indoors for Family Swim on Sunday, February 12, from 2-4pm at Lincoln-Way East Aquatic Center. Registration is done at the door at the Lincoln-Way East Aquatic Center. Fee is $2/child and $5/adult. Children 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The Wellness Fair will be Saturday, February 25 from 8:3 am - Noon at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street and is FREE. Super Senior Day is Wednesday, March 1 for 10am - 2pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. The 18th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show is on Saturday, March 25 from 9am – 3pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street and FREE Admission! Crafters and Vendors are wanted! For additional information on this or any of these events, please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400 or visit www.frankfortparks.org. Come join the fun! 

Frankfort School District 157-C Education Foundation will be hosting their 22nd Annual Fundraiser - but with an all NEW experience! A CASINO NIGHT to help raise funds and inspire a cycle of growth for the children of Frankfort 157-C schools including Grand Prairie, Chelsea Intermediate and Hickory Creek Middle School. Be a part of the our event which now includes a Sit-Down Dinner, Open Bar, Gambling for great prizes, Live Auction and more! This event will be held at Tuscany Falls Banquets and Events located at 9425 West 191st Street in Mokena on Friday March 3, 2017 from 7 p.m. to Midnight. Tickets: $100 per person, $180 per couple and $900 for a table of 10. Casual attire. For more information or how to become a Corporate Sponsor or Corporate Donor, please contact Carrie Nagle at or 708-466-1140 cendcn@comcast.net. Give, Grant, Grow.

Do you need a location to host your next event or meeting? Porter Place, 17833 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, has space available that can hold up to 50 people. No charge. For more information, contact Elaine Essary at (708) 781-1045 at Porter Place. 

Frankfort office space available in Mannheim Square, 20500 S. LaGrange Road. 21,000-square-feet, can be divided. Plenty of parking and many amenities included. Reasonable rent. For more information, call building manager, Connie, at 815-469-3500.

Denise Kessler of RE/MAX Action is pleased to offer this great office for lease or purchase! Located at 10325 Lincoln Highway in Frankfort, this office condo has a large, open workroom/bullpen, 2 large offices/conference rooms, a full kitchen, and handicap accessible bath. This end unit was enlarged at the time of construction and offers over 2,000 square feet on the main level. There is a basement that is also available to lease that has another bath, a conference room, and huge storage area with endless possibilities! This office space is available to lease at $12 per square foot or to purchase for $325,000. For more information, please call Denise at 815-693-6951.

22nd Century Media is conducting its second annual Southwest Choice Awards. Reward local businesses by voting for them in the 2nd Annual Southwest Choice Awards! Voting starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, and will run through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Complete at least 50 of the more than 140 categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize — one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico courtesy of Apple Vacations. Voting is open to ages 21 and older. Vote online at www.22ndcenturymedia.com/swchoice


Business Spotlights

Little Joe's Famous Chicago Pizza & Restaurante

20805 S LaGrange Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 534-5084
Little Joe's Famous Chicago Pizza & Restaurante - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight February 2017

Little Joe's serving authentic Italian for almost six decades

Little Joe’s is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been serving up delicious, authentic Italian dishes for more than 59 years.

What started with fresh ingredients and a family pizza recipe at our original location on 63rd Street in Chicago, has grown to be three southwest suburban restaurants offering our famous Chicago-style pizza and much more—all made fresh to order.

Little Joe’s extensive menu includes homemade favorites such as Italian meatballs, sausage and beef; minestrone soup; chicken, veal and eggplant parmigiana; a wide variety of fresh salads and pasta dishes; goulash, steaks, ribs, wraps and burgers. We also have a very popular gluten-free menu.

Whether you choose to pick up your food and take it home or sit down and enjoy our beautiful dining room, be prepared for a dinner you won’t soon forget. Why not relax and start off with an appetizer and a cocktail from our full-service bar—also a great place to stop for our Happy Hour specials!

Little Joe’s also offers private rooms and catering ideal for showers, dinner parties, small weddings and other celebrations.

Stop by today!


20805 S. LaGrange Road


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Perfect Smiles of Frankfort

11137 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 277-2840
Perfect Smiles of Frankfort - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight February 2017

For Dr. Lena Halikias, dentistry goes far beyond a regular checkup and the occasional filling

Dr. Halikias believes that going to the dentist and receiving oral care should be a comfortable experience for the patient, and one that looks at the whole picture when considering patients’ options. Your smile is your fingerprint. Truly and uniquely you. Everything we do at Perfect Smiles is meant to produce a perfect smile. Extraordinary dentistry, impeccable service. We blend the team, the tools and advanced technologies to deliver leading cutting edge dentistry

Dr. Halikias is part of a team of seven specialists behind the practice, Perfect Smiles, which recently opened its doors in Frankfort. Perfect Smiles is unique in its approach to oral care because it’s a multispecialty practice. Patients are not referred from specialist to specialist to receive the appropriate treatment or preventative care. Instead, the Perfect Smiles experts can provide general dentistry, periodontic, endodontic, orthodontic, oral surgery and implant services for the patient within the same practice.

At Perfect Smiles, our team will review your case at one common table, sharing the same set of current diagnostics and each enhancing your care plan. Our team of elite professionals rotates between our offices.

Call today for your free consultation! 

11137 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Frankfort, IL 60423




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