January 2017

What's Happening At The Chamber

What’s Happening at the Chamber

As we ring in the New Year, it’s important to reflect on 2016—a banner year for the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. Membership is up and attendance at many events is higher than ever--the Chamber is growing and our members are involved! Make sure to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on January 23 at Prestwick Country Club to learn more about 2016 and what’s to come in 2017.

We are looking forward to the first Meet, Greet & Network of 2017 on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at our new location, The Frankfort Library. See enclosed flyer or our website for details and don’t forget to invite a friend! We’ve already got a full slate of monthly sponsors and presenters for the year!

Calling all chili-makers and chili-tasters, join us for the 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off from noon to 2 p.m., January 28 at Breidert Green (Founders Center, if inclement weather). See enclosed registration form or our website to enter your chili in this fun competition. New this year, amateur and professional categories. Cash prizes awarded!

Plans are in the works for our annual FAWN (Frankfort Area Women’s Night) on February 23 and our annual Community Showcase on March 18. See enclosed flyers or our website for more information.

We look forward to a great year of continuing to deliver impactful programs, products and services to Frankfort businesses and residents.

From our Chamber family to yours, we wish you a very Happy & Healthy 2017!

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Frankfort Park District - Winter/Spring 2017 programs brochure is available to download on the Frankfort Park District website at www.frankfortparks.org. Resident registration began on December 27. Non-Resident registration begins on January 3. Frosty the Snowman will be at the Winter on the Green-Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 14 from 12-2 pm at Breidert Green (White & Kansas Streets). This is a FREE outdoor event! Stay warm by the bonfire with hot cocoa and cookies! Dads dance with your little girl at our annual Daddy Daughter Dance, “Sock Hop”, on Friday, February 3, or Saturday, February 4 from 6-8 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, $11/NR $14 per person.  Registration deadline is January 28 or until filled.  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 Sundays; January 22, February 12, and March 19 from 2-4 pm 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. For additional 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! 

cliftUPlift Worldwide (our 501c3 nonprofit) is hosting a Sexual Violence Intervention Training in Homewood on Sunday, January 8, from 1-3pm. It's open to all community members 16+, at no cost. The training covers what you can say and do to prevent sexual violence and harassment as a parent, peer, coworker, and community member. We'll also cover myths vs. facts about sexual violence and harassment, relevant state and federal laws, resources for survivors, and what else you can do to get involved and spread awareness. All training participants will become Certified liftUPlift Intervention Allies. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexual-violence-intervention-training-tickets-29727836760

KidsWork Children’s Museum has your ticket to Emagine Entertainment’s Grand Opening Celebration. Reserve your tickets today by making a donation to KidsWork. Emagine has generously offered to support KidsWork by giving 100% of the donations to the museum. Admission: $100 per adult, $50 per youth (18 and under). Tickets include gourmet strolling dinner, cocktails, motion picture viewing, photo op with Benny the Bull, musical entertainment, and much more! Reserve your tickets to the grand opening celebration of the new theaters in Frankfort by calling the museum at 815.469.1199 or online at emagine4kidswork.eventbrite.com.

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has joined forces with Emagine Theater for a fantastic fundraiser on Thursday, January 19, at 6p.m. Thanks to Emagine’s generosity, the IPO has 100 passes available for Emagine Theater’s Grand Opening Party. Passes are $100/adult or $50/youth (10-18), and the IPO keeps 100 percent of the party pass donations.

The Grand Opening Party includes: the ribbon cutting ceremony, musical entertainment, movie screenings, a gourmet strolling dinner by Dancing Marlin, cocktails (for adults) and photos with Benny the Bull. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to support the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra while welcoming a great new business to Frankfort. To reserve your passes, call the IPO office at (708) 481-7774.

In addition, the IPO will be at Lincoln-Way East H.S. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p. m. for our Slavic Soul concert with conductor candidate Maestro Stilian Kirov and guest artist Sean Chen, winner of the 2013 American Pianists Award. Sean will be joining the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Chamber members can take 50% off bronze, silver or gold tickets for this January 21 concert by using code FCC50 online at ipomusic.org or ordering by phone at (708) 481-7774. Offer ends January 20 at 11p.m.

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. - 12 Midnight. Tickets: $100 per person, $180 per couple and $900 for a table of ten. 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!  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 for only $12 per square foot!  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!  For more information, please call Denise at 815-693-6951.


Business Spotlights

Christie Digital

PO Box 252431
West Bloomfield, MI 48325
(269) 370-8920
Christie Digital - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight January 2017

In-lobby digital advertising at the premier movie theatre in Frankfort

In partnership with Emagine Theatres, Christie Digital presents the Christie Experiential Network. Christie Digital provides an advertising platform inside the lobby of the Emagine Theatres via networks of digital signage ranging from 55-inch, portrait, high--definition displays, to multi-screen displays over 15-feet wide! Some are even interactive and touch screen with sound. We even handle lobby product displays, like vehicle displays for dealerships!

Emagine Frankfort is now the premier spot in the area to see movies. It is a reserved seating venue with a full bar and expanded food options. That means people will already have a ticket in hand with a seat reserved when they arrive, so they won’t need to rush into the theater early to get a seat. They will have time to grab a pizza and/or a pre-movie drink, walk around the lobby and check-out the Christie Digital signage.

As a special introduction to the local businesses of Frankfort, we are pleased to offer Frankfort Chamber members the opportunity to try our digital signage out for their advertising needs for only $69 per week. 

Call or email today, don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of this special discounted rate and be seen by thousands of people every week.


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Green Owl Dry Carpet Cleaning

17950 Ashland
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 263-8888
Green Owl Dry Carpet Cleaning - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight January 2017

Green Owl Services leaves your carpet clean and dry

Green Owl Services is a family-owned and operated, environmentally-certified carpet and grout cleaner. 

Owned by Bob and Tina Boldt, the company is looking to use its unique product and process to educate people about how they can maintain their home flooring in a way that is both effective and environmentally friendly.

The benefits of the Host Dry system are numerous. “We have garnered a lot of attention because of the dry angle,” Boldt said. When we walk out, the customer can walk right in and not have to worry about damp carpets.”

The traditional way of cleaning carpets, either via water or steam, leaves the carpets wet and unusable for hours. According to studies, for every 10 gallons of water used to clean; only 6-7 gallons are actually taken out. Water left on carpets promotes mildew and eventually carpet shrinkage.

Our product and process helps to eliminate the things that settle into carpeting, causing distress to those with respiratory issues,” Boldt said

Another benefit to the Host Dry system is that spots do not wick back. “What happens with wet methods is that the water drives the spots down to the jute of the carpeting, but when the carpet eventually dries, the spot will rise to the surface and reappear.”

If you are interested in receiving a free estimate, call Bob at 708-263-8888.




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