July 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

It’s tee time and it’s not too late to sign up to golf at our upcoming Community Golf Outing at Prestwick Country Club. Come on out on Monday, July 25 for a leisure day of fun, networking and golf. If you can’t golf there are a few sponsorship opportunities still available to get your business noticed. Call the Chamber office for details at 815.469.3356.

Did you know that it’s almost time for our award winning Frankfort Fall Festival?! It cannot operate without the help of hundreds of volunteers like you. Please join our team and wear one of our yellow shirts. What a great way to form new friendships and give back to your community. For more information visit our website at www.frankfortfallfestival.info or give us a call at 815.469.3356.

Speaking of our Frankfort Fall Festival, has your business signed up to participate in the Fall Festival parade that takes place on Sunday, September 4 starting at 1pm until. Get your business noticed by the community you serve. As a chamber member this is one of your FREE benefits if you sign up before July 16th.

Have you visited one of our Meet, Greet & Network meetings? If not you are missing some valuable community connections. Come join us at our next meeting scheduled for July 19th and experience what everyone is talking about. Networking begins at 7:30 am and the program starts at 8:00 am with guest speaker John Clavio. After the presentation stand up and get your name and business noticed by introducing yourself to the group by providing a 30 second info commercial about your business. We look forward to seeing you there!

Business Bullets

Climate Control Systems - is your trusted Heating & Cooling Contractor Serving the Chicagoland Area Since 1971. Is your air conditioning not working? Give us a call to schedule your appointment by calling 815.806.1055 or visit us online at www.climatecontrol411.com.

Frankfort Car Club is pleased to announce their weekly Frankfort Club Cruise night in downtown Frankfort at Breidert Green every Thursday night starting at 5pm to 8pm weather permitting. Cruise night runs until September 15th. Come out and take a look at these beautiful and nostalgic vehicles. Frankfort Lions Club wants you to Save the Date for their Annual Wurst Fest that will take place Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the beer tent on Kansas and Oak Street during the Frankfort Fall Festival. Advanced tickets cost $20 and at the door $25. Go to wwww.frankfortlionsclub. com for ticket and sponsorship information.

Frankfort Park District – The annual 4th of July Celebration is from 5-9 pm at Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska Street. $10 wristbands include: unlimited access to inflatables, kids entertainment, face painting and carnival games. The band “Sundance” will perform from 7:30-9:00 pm followed by Fireworks at Dusk! Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the 4th of July Celebration; please contact Cali DeBella at (815) 469-9400 / cdebella@frankfortparks.org for more information. Enjoy FREE family fun at Party in the Park - “Backyard Game Fun” on Monday, July 11 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Shaffer Park, Tanglewood Lane & Colorado Ave. Presented together by the Frankfort Park District and LWSRA, this party starts at 6:00 pm and will include a DJ dance party, surprise guest mascots, giant inflatable, kid’s games and much more! Grease (Rockin Rydell Edition) (PG) will be featured at Movies on the Green on Wednesday, July 13 at Dusk, approx. 8:30 pm, FREE at Breidert Green and is co-sponsored by Frankfort Park District, Village of Frankfort and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. Free popcorn will be popped and served by Kiwanis Club of Frankfort. Yappy Play & Movie Night on Friday, July 15 at the Bark Park @ Commissioners Park, Yappy Play at 7:30 pm and the movie starts @ Dusk, approx. 8:30 pm and is FREE! Watch a movie under the stars with your 4-legged BFF. Bring your lawn chairs and snacks. Come socialize your dog prior to the movie and meet others in our pet community! During the movie, all dogs need to be leashed. Join your friends Wednesday, July 27 from 12-2 pm for Senior Picnic - “Sweet Treats” at the Founders Community Center and enjoy an afternoon filled with catered food, dessert, raffles and bingo. Fee is $10, registration deadline is July 22. 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!

Joliet Junior College – Career Connects Will & Grundy aiming to give students in our area real-world career development and exploration through job shadows, internships and message boards with local professionals. Through this exploration, our hope is that every student will have a better understanding of the career path they would like to pursue and the steps they will need to take to get there. Check out our website at www.jcc.edu. for more details and click on resources and the career coach.

Olivieri Real Estate has office suites, condos and vacant land available in the Lincoln-Way area for sale or for lease. Please contact our office at 815-469-6400 and ask for Josh or Jackie for details.

Trader Magazine still has advertising slots available for the 2016 Frankfort Fall Festival Guide. Over 20,000 guides are given out to Frankfort Fall Festival visitors throughout the weekend. 4 AD sizes are available and are sold on a first come first serve basis. Call Chuck at 815.354.3965 for details or email Chuck@bizpub36.com.

Chamber News

Internship Program
The Chamber started an official internship program this spring under the direction of Executive Director, Alicia Bermes and has already placed three students in member, local business. For the program, possible interns send their resumes to the chamber and the chamber’s staff send the information to member businesses, and the businesses conduct interviews. The Chamber accepts students’ information on a rolling basis, and businesses have the option to take on a student whenever they would like during the year.

Meet Kyle Knott
Kyle Knott is our 2016 summer intern. Since he began he has enjoyed continually developing real-world business skills. This year he graduated from Kankakee Community College with an Associates of Science with a business emphasis. After graduation he intends to work in government, fostering programs that strengthen communities and working to develop policies that help struggling areas. This fall he will be attending Northern Illinois University in pursuit of degrees in both Management and Leadership and Public Administration and Service.

Business Spotlights

Dino Jump

18811 90th Ave Unit D
Mokena, IL 60448
(800) 383-3466

We are the original Dino Jump and have been locally-owned and family-operated since 1996. We are fully insured by an A-rated insurance company, Illinois State Certified, and all of our units are cleaned and sanitized after each rental.Start planning your party today! Call 1-800-383-3466 to speak with one of our party planning specialists.DINO Jump offers the following:

  • Jumps & Themes
  • Slides
  • Combos & Obstacle Course
  • Games
  • Concessions
  • Face Painting

Book a slip-n-slide for your next party! Fun for everyone!

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Pin High Wiffle Golf

24751 S 88th Ave
Frankfort, IL 60423
(708) 935-1615

An interactive wiffle golf event – right on your property! The newest, most unique mobile Party.

  • A mobile wiffle golf course that will be set-up on your propert
  • 9 authentic and challenging holes of tournament style golf for all skill levels
  • We bring the entire course to you! From fairways and greens to tee-boxes and sand traps, all carefully, yet temporarily, designed on your property
  • Golf car on site to transport players or deliver beverages to your golfer
  • Individual competitions including longest drive, closet to the pin and hole-in-one challenges
  • Scorecards, banners and printed with your company logo or party theme
  • Tournament prizes available
  • Showcase you property
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