June 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

Have you signed up for our Annual Golf Outing scheduled for Monday, July 25th at Prestwick Country Club? Some of our sponsorship opportunities have already sold out but there are many more to choose from. Give us a call at 815.469.3356 before it’s too late. We would love for you to golf or sponsor!

The 2016 school season is coming to a close and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce celebrated on May 11th and May 17th by giving out 10 $500 dollar scholarships. The scholarships were awarded to 5 outstanding students from each Lincoln-Way North and East. Please help us recognize and congratulate the following winners:

Lincoln-Way East

  1. Doug Barkauski
  2. Emma Eaton
  3. Allison Mauriello
  4. Ethan Tunstall
  5. Wesley Wall

Lincoln-Way North 

  1. Anne Allen
  2. Alyssa Clark
  3. Brian Galassini
  4. Tierra Gray
  5. Taylor Knight

Concerts on the Green starts up on June 19th over the Father-Day weekend. Bring your dad out to enjoy some family time and great music at 6:30 pm at Breidert green. The Concert series runs every Sunday from June 19th thru August 28th. These concerts are free to the public thanks to the following who have supported with monetary donations.

Grand Benefactor ($1,000 to $4,999)

Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete and Riverside Healthcare

Benefactors ($500 to $999)

Bimba Manufacturing Co., Cool Beans Ltd dba Coffee News, Mokena Animal Clinic, Ltd., Old Plank Trail Community Bank, Treasured Smiles Dentistry and Walt’s Food Center

Patrons ($100 to $499)

A Better Door & Window, ABRI Credit Union, Ambrosino’s Italian Market & Deli, Area Landscape Supply, Inc., Behnke Photographers, Ltd., Brookside II Homeowners Assoc., John W. Currier & Company, Ltd., DePaulo Travel, DriveU Livery, Inc., Flooring America, Frankfort Kiwanis Club, Frankfort Lions Club, Frankfort Preservation Foundation, Frankfort Rotary Club of Tinley Park & Frankfort, Gnade Insurance Group, Inc., Alan J. Heath, D.D.S. & Cindy Health, Herder Brothers, Inc., Isabels Journey, ISAGENIX –Sue Wolf, Dr. & Mrs. Peter Kahlhammer, Lagestee-Muilder Construction & Realty – James & Joyce, Lincolnway Community Bank, Little Joe’s Ristorante, MacKenzie Hair Parlor, Inc., Mayor Jim & Stacy Holland, New Horizons Family Chiropractic, Oak Orthopedics, Old Town Homeowner’s Association, Rick & Kathy Paulsen, Peace Lutheran Church, Phoenix Fire Systems, Inc., Providence Bank & Trust, Safety Meeting Outlines, Inc., Donnell & Jeanne Schwarz, Standard Bank & Trust, State Farm – Terry Gross Agency, St. Peters United Church, This & That Gifts, Town Center Bank, Tuscany Falls Banquets, White Street Café, LLC, White Street Market, Inc., Dr. Lawrence & Marilyn Wyllie

Friend ($1 to $99)

Jeffrey Boubelik & Family, Terry & Gina Briese, Edward Jones – Bob Meyers, Frankfort Women’s Club, Glatz Management Services, Inc., Gregory J. Griffin, Don & Mindy Olivieri, Special Touch Cleaning Company and Zaborac Counseling Group

The Chamber is gearing up for the upcoming Frankfort Fall Festival over the Labor Day weekend. We are always in need of volunteers to help out. This is a great way to give back to your community and become a member of the yellow shirt club. Great friendships have started just by working the Frankfort Fall Festival. For more information visit our website at www.frankfortfallfestival.info or give us a call at 815.469.3356.

Business Bullets

American Cancer Society Relay For Life takes place June 10th and 11th, event at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Avenue in Frankfort. Join them and 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. Visit www.relayforlife.org/ frankfortmokenail or call Karen Bruck, Community Manager, Relay for Life 708.633.7771 for more details.

Frankfort School District 157-C Education Foundation is hosting their 4th annual golf outing on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Prestwick Country Club located at 601 Prestwick Drive in Frankfort. $155 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a forecaddie per foursome with a box lunch and dinner. This event will be a 4-player scramble with a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. Registration and access to the practice facilities begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jen Dore at yunks2@msd.com or 815.557.1909. Proceeds benefit Frankfort 157-C schools.

Frankfort Park District – The Park District will be hosting the Frankfort Community Garage Sale on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm throughout the Frankfort Park District Community. The list of all participating homes is available at www.frankfortparks. org or at the park district office. Movies on the Green will feature Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) on June 8 at Dusk, approx. 8:30 pm, for FREE at Breidert Green and is co-sponsored by Frankfort Park District, Village of Frankfort and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. Our 16th Annual Short Run On A Long Day 5K Run/Walk is on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 pm at Main Park. The Pre-registration (by June 13) fee is $19 and $25 after 5 pm on June 13. Volunteers are needed for this event! Please contact the Park District office at (815) 469-9400 if you are interested in volunteering your time. Start your summer with an evening Party In The Park - “School’s Out for Summer” on Monday, June 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Lincoln Meadows, Johnson Ave. & Elm Street. It’s FREE! Calling all golfers ages 8 years & older! The Wiffle Ball Golf Tournament is on Saturday, June 25 a 12:30 pm (Tee Off) at Commissioners Park. Cost is $45/ per twosome. Registration Deadline is June 17. 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. 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!

Porter Place an Anthem Memory Care Community will be opening a facility this Summer at 17847 Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park. Anthem Memory Care provides specialized, compassionate care for individuals facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Call for more information at 708.781.1050 or visit their website at www.anthemmemorycare.com/porter 

Trader Magazines has advertising slots available in the 2016 Frankfort Fall Festival Guide. Over 20,000 guides will be available to 2016 Frankfort Fall Festival visitors. 4 AD sizes are available and are sold on a first come first serve basis. For more details contact Chuck at 815.354.3965 or email Chuck@bizpub36.com.

Chamber News

Mary Mitchell a senior at Lincoln-Way North High School won the committee’s 2016 Fall Festival poster contest. Her poster will be seen throughout the coming months to promote the Frankfort Fall Festival. Congratulations Mary!

M 2 M Advantage – the BEST way we have to encourage Chamber Members to SHOP CHAMBER FIRST!

  •  Each member provides a discount or benefit they are willing to offer to ALL Chamber members
  • Chamber compiles a list of these M2M benefits
  •  Chamber maintains this list on their website, promotes through weekly e-mails, and gets the word out!
  •  Each member receives two M2M Advantages cards
  •  Members use these cards to identify themselves when shopping a Chamber member who is participating in the M2M Advantage Program
  •  Have YOU provided the office with the discount or benefit you would like to offer?
  • What is everyone else offering? Contact Alicia (815-469-3356 / alicia@frankfortchamber.com)
  • Cards are available for pick-up in the office
  • Join the growing list of members who are being promoted through the M2M Advantage Card

Thank you, Bob Meyers from Edward Jones who purchased scissors for the Frankfort Chamber office. They are a great addition and will be used proudly at all our upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies.

Business Spotlights

Smooth Ink Sports, Inc.

19816 S Harlem Ave
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-8000
Smooth Ink Sports, Inc. - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight June 2016

Smooth Ink Sports, Inc. is dedicated to make your School, Team, Organization or Business look great through our various services. We offer Screen Printing, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Rhinestone Transfer & Embroidery Services. We are experienced and know what it means to imprint your items with quality and great customer service.

  • In-House Graphic Design Team
  • Create one of a kind designs
  • NO DESIGN OR SET UP FEES!
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Cool Beans Ltd. dba Coffee News

20238 S Greenfield
Frankfort, IL 60423
(708) 525-1673

Coffee News® is an entertaining, upbeat publication filled with unusual news stories, jokes, trivia, amazing facts, and a whole lot more. No bad news here! It’s a weekly, one-page publication (front & back) printed in black and tan. Estimated readership… Over 126 locations are carrying the paper each week. You can find it in restaurants, coffee shops, and all
kinds of waiting areas. It provides a pleasant way to pass the time while you’re waiting for service. And it’s free! Designed as an alternative to expensive traditional print advertising, the Coffee News® also features ads from local businesses. Ads that are affordable, exclusive, and just about everywhere.

Why Advertise?

  • Affordable: Advertising rates are lower than any other local print media options. Exclusive: Coffee News® accepts only one ad from each profession, trade, or service. Be the first to place an ad and block out your competition.
  • Visible: You can pick up a copy of Coffee News® three meals a day, seven days a week. A new edition arrives Thursday afternoon.
  • REPETITION: Ads run week after week at a rate lower than spot advertising with other print media. Even small businesses can afford to advertise regularly. Repetition and consistency bring results!
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