March 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

Our first Meet, Greet & Network meeting was a huge success drawing in over 60 attendees! What a great way to meet other Business colleagues and learn what resources are available right in your area. Make those connections and see how your business can flourish. e invite you to join us at our next meeting scheduled for March 15th. Networking will start at 7:30am with the program starting at 8am and ending at 9am in the Frankfort Village Hall (Community Room). Open to the public and free to attend. Do a friend a favor and invite them to attend our informative Meet, Greet & Network event. Refreshments will be served.

Still accepting registrations! Is your business signed up to participate in our Community Showcase scheduled for March 19th at Lincoln-Way East High School. This event runs from 10am to 3pm in the field house.Showcase has partnered with Artworks 2016 to attract 900 additional potential customers. For more information visit our website at www.frankfortchamber.com and click on Community Showcase. What a great opportunity to be involved with our community and showcase your business. Yes it’s time for brand awareness to get your business noticed!  Don’t forget to invite your sphere of influence to stop by your booth.

We are gearing up for another Pub, Grub & Network event scheduled for Thursday, April 14th. We will be traveling to Buffalo Wild Wings, Enrico’s Italian Restaurant and Fat Rosie’s. Step aboard on the bus that will start off from Breidert Green in Frankfort’s downtown Historic District. Park your car and let the bus take you in comfort to these three establishments to enjoy a night out with new friends!

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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 10 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. 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 of these churches... Was established before Frankfort officially became a village  Held their first service in a Rock Island railroad car. Started out as Deutsche Evangeliche Gemeinde. Was firs attended to by preachers on horseback riding down to town and is the youngest congregation fittingly established b several young 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 Lions Club - will host FREE vision, hearing and KidSight screenings on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. during the Frankfort Park District's “Super Senior Day” at Founder's Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort. No appointments are necessary, walk-ins welcome. On Saturday, March 19, the Frankfort Lions will host its annual blood drive at the Frankfort Chamber Community Expo at Lincoln Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort. For more information, please visit us at www.frankfortlionsclub.com or call 815.683.8283.

Frankfort Park District – Super Senior Day is Wednesday, March 2 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. This is a one-day program that consists of: Rules of the Road, Vision Screening, Mobile Drivers Facility and The Frankfort Lions Club: Mobile Units; Diabetic Retinopathy Screening & Hearing Check Testing. The 23rd Annual Family Fun Faire will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Lincoln-Way Central High School, FREE admission.  Shop a diverse selection of crafters and vendors on Saturday, March 5 at the 17th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street and FREE Admission! Also on Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 pm is the FREE Clover Hunt at the West side of Founders Community Center (outside) for children ages 2-8 years. Join Peter Cottontail for Lunch with Bunny on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Founders Community Center, registration deadline is March 15, $9/NR $12/person for tickets. The fun continues after the lunch with the annual Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail on March 19 at 1:00 pm at Commissioners Park (Fort Frankfort), for ages 1-8 years, FREE admission. The Super Dog Egg Hunt is also on March 19 is at 2:30 pm at the Bark Park at Commissioners Park, FREE admission and is sponsored by Chew on this Dog Barkery. Grab your kites and join us for the 11th Annual Family Fun Fly on Tuesday, March 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Fort Frankfort at Commissioners Park as we celebrate “Flying for Kids Month”, a statewide kite fly to promote park districts, recreation agencies and the Park District Youth License Plate. Bring your own kite or borrow one from the Park District to fl. This event is FREE and open to the public! Kids ages 4-10 years decorate your “cars” at our 1st Drive-In Movie Night on Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. Fee is $15/NR $20/person. Sponsorship 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 a 815-469-9400. Come join the fun!

Frankfort School District 157-C Education Foundation - will be hosting their 21st Annual Fundraising Auction. A special night for teachers, families, donors and sponsors to inspire a cycle of growth for the children of Frankfort 157-C schools including Grand Prairie, Chelsea Intermediate and Hickory Creek Middle School. FUNDraising at every level is happening throughout the evening! Be a part of the can raffles, bid on silent auction items using your smart phone and bid on live auctions! Silent auctions offer something for everyone - spa and restaurant gift cards, kids' parties, Chicago Bulls tickets or the ever popular “Principal for a Day”. Please join us for cash bar drinks, heavy appetizers and sweet treats. This event will be held at Prestwick Country Club located at 601 Prestwick Drive, Frankfort on Friday March 11, 2016 from 7 p.m. - 12 Midnight. Tickets: $60 per person (in advance) and $65 per person (at the door). Casual attire. For more information or how to become a Corporate Sponsor or Corporate Donor, please contact Carrie Nagle at cendcn@comcast.net or 708-466-1140 or Catherine Duncan at cduncan1203@me.com or  630-220-8225. Give, Grant, Grow. 

Business Spotlights

LK Acupuncture LLC

91 Bankview Drive
Frankfort, IL 60423
(219) 617-4538

Liz Kelchak was introduced to acupuncture at the young age of 15 while suffering from migraines. After 4 acupuncture sessions she never had one again. Seeing the benefits acupuncture brought t her and her family Liz knew this would be her dream career. Liz continued to work in the acupuncture field while she achieved her Associates degree in Biology from Purdue; followed by 4 years of Chinese Medical School at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where she received her Master’s degree in Science and Oriental medicine. Liz is excited to bring this healing art to the Frankfort community. Liz’s mission is to help restore health without the use of drugs or surgery.

Liz practices Traditional Chinese medicine, which includes: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutrition. Liz has experience in treating anything from pain, infertility, emotional issues, digestive issues, to internal organ dysfunction. Schedule your health history consultation with Liz today and see what this natural medicine can do for you! 

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