May 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

Annual Golf Outing is set for Monday, July 25th at Prestwick Country Club. Mark your Calendars now! We are looking for business sponsors and participants for this exciting day of golf! Call the Chamber office for details at 815.469.3356.

Only 4 months to go and the Annual Frankfort Fall Festival will be here over the Labor Day weekend, so don’t forget to visit our event starting, Saturday, September 3rd thru Monday, September 5th. Did you know this event is put on by the Frankfort Chamber using all of our amazing volunteers? If you would love to give back to your community we are always looking for more volunteers for this event. Please visit our website at www.frankfortfallfestival. info for more details or give us a call at 815.469.3356 to learn more.

Have you heard the BUZZ concerning our monthly Meet, Greet & Network meetings? If not come out and join us on May 17th for our monthly morning event that begins at 7:30 am for some networking and continental breakfast sponsored this month by 157-C Frankfort School District Education Foundation. Then at 8 am listen to guest speaker, Gretchen Dust from Evolve Media who will provide information you need to know about social media. 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. No pressure event! Great place to work on your public speaking skills and meet your fellow business colleagues. Keep apprised for your local resources available right in your area. Make those connections and see how your business can grow. We invite you to join us at the Frankfort Village Hall (Community Room) on May 17th. Open to the public and free to attend. Do a friend a favor and bring them along to attend our informative Meet, Greet & Network event.

Our 5th Annual Pub! Grub! Network! event sold out before it was held on Thursday, April 14th. What a spectacular night for all. Everyone enjoyed themselves mingling with each other at all three restaurants. Thank you to LWSRA – Lincoln-Way Special Recreation Association for supplying the buses to travel to and visit Enrico’s Italian Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings and Fat Rosie’s. All three restaurant were able to showcase their establishments by providing tasty drinks and appetizers.

Thank you, Enrico’s Italian Dining, Buffalo Wild Wings and Fat Rossie’s for hosting such a wonderful event!

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life is forming teams for the June 10th - 11th, event at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Avenue in Frankfort. Come 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. For additional information go to: frankfortmokenail or call Karen Bruck, Community Manager, Relay for Life 708.633.7771 or email

The Cancer Support Center is sponsoring the Spring Walk of Hope on May 15, 2016 at Commissioner’s Park located at 22108 S. 80th Avenue in Frankfort. Registration and more walk information is online at www. Walkers can also come to the center to register. The registration fee is $30 for adults (ages 15yrs and up) Child fee is $15 (ages 5-14) children under 5 are free. Registration fee will increase $5 on May 8, 2016. Our “HOPE” is that each walker will raise $100 to help us meet our program needs. The first 900 registered walkers will receive tee shirts. There will be light refreshments. Registration is at 8am. 9am is the Survivors celebration and awards and 9:30am is when the walk starts. This is a family friendly event that people will be walking to honor loved ones and to support the cancer support center. Any questions can be answered by Kathy Kahlhammer at kkahlhammer@ cancersupportcenter. org or by call Kathy at 815.341.1238.

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 or 815.557.1909. Proceeds benefit Frankfort 157-C schools.

Frankfort Park District –The month of May offers kids the opportunity to earn some extra money by participating in the KID Only garage sale on Saturday, May 14th. How about taking Mom to the Mother/Daughter Spa Day which is also held on Saturday, May 14th. Don’t forget on Saturday, June 4th the Park District is hosting the annual Frankfort Community Garage Sale from 9-3pm. For more information on all of these event, please visit www.frankfortparks. org or contact the Park District office at 815.469.9400. Come join the fun!

Frankfort Public Library – Just in time for Mother’s Day… The Friends of the Frankfort Public Library will hold their 5th Annual Geranium and Herb Sale on Saturday, May 7th at the library, Route 30 and Pfeiffer Road. Hours: 9:00 am until the last plant is sold. These beautiful plants are all priced at $4.00 and sell out very quickly.

Kidswork Children’s Museum is gearing up for its annual gala, entitled “Lucky Number Seven.” It will be hosted by Mayor Jim and Stacy Holland. The benefit is set for May 6 at the museum, located in the Trolley Barn in historic downtown Frankfort. The night includes a silent auction, a wine raffle, and casino inspired games. Funds raised will help the museum continue to offer quality exhibits and programs to the children of Will County. Tickets are priced at $80 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets can also be purchased online at For more information please visit our website kidsworkchildrensmuseum. org, call (815) 469-1199, or email info@

Old Plank Trail Community Bank has two great events coming up. Ladies Night! Open from 7 to 9pm on Friday, May 6, 2016. Shopping, wine tasting and fun! Come shop local woman owned businesses! It’s free! Bring your girlfriends, sisters and your mom. Join us at our Frankfort Branch office located at 20901 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort. Then on May 7, 2016 join us for a Community Shred Event. Free from 10 to 11am. We will shred two boxes per person only. This event will also be held at Old Plank Trail Community Bank at 20901 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort. Call for more information: Judy Filippo at 815.464.6888.

Riverside Healthcare is proud to announce the opening of its newest healthcare campus in Frankfort, Illinois. Located at 23120 South La Grange Road, the campus features Riverside Medical Group primary and specialty care. The 21,000-squarefoot facility also includes oncology and infusion services, as well as diagnostics, imaging and laboratory services. In addition, occupational health services for businesses is available onsite through Riverside WorkForce Health. The Frankfort Campus is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information about Riverside Healthcare’s awardwinning services, visit

Business Spotlights

DriveU Livery, Inc.

21201 S Elsner Rd #56
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 277-7870

DriveU Livery understands and can accommodate the needs of today’s clients and we invite you to explore all of our services. Whether you require transportation to and from Midway or O’Hare airports, or corporate business transportation, DriveU Livery’s professional and courteous drivers have over 15 years of Chicago area transportation experience. We also provide specialty transportation including to and from medical appointments, sporting events, an evening of entertainment, or any other special occasion.

DriveU Livery is a full-service private car transportation company that is economical and provides the highest quality service and unparalleled dependability. Our drivers are experienced with the Chicago area. We are only a private ride transportation service, "Not" a share ride company.

DriveU Livery services are offered 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to meet all your individual and group transportation needs. Serving the Chicagoland South and Southwest suburbs. Contact DriveU today, for your transportation needs.

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Family Hearth General Store (The)

119 Kansas Street
Frankfort, IL 60423
(708) 334-1988

You’ll find a little bit of yesterday that will delight you today at The Family Hearth General Store in Historic Frankfort, Illinois. Situated in an authentic 1870s-style general store on the main street of town with the original wide plank pine flooring, the shop is full of vintage wares and unique gifts! Honoring home, faith and family life, the shop features gifts for special family occasions, weddings, anniversaries, new babies, moms, dads and families! From Victorian replicas, vintage décor, quilts, candles, antique samplers and jewelry to unique books, hand-milled soaps, old-time candy, ice cream and bottles of pop, you’ll find a warm welcome here “around the family hearth”. Pull up a chair and enjoy a book in our reading room, play checkers, or bring along your laptop! A cozy fireplace and fresh gourmet coffees and teas await your visit. Come sit a spell! Located on the main street of historic downtown Frankfort.

The Family Heart General Store is open:

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
  • Some Sundays and Evenings during special events in town

The Family Hearth General Store is the retail storefront ministry of Forming Faithful Families, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 public charity, founded by Jim and Kathleen Littleton, J.D., M.T.S., parents of fourteen children and residents of Frankfort for almost thirty years. Forming Faithful Families offers speaking engagements, books, radio and television programming nationally and internationally on faith, marriage, and family life. The storefront ministry of The Family Hearth offers programs and services such as Kind Deed for a Family in Need, Spiritual Direction, Cancer Support, Scripture Study, Book Clubs, Needlework Traditions Nights, and Faith Sharing Groups from a Christian view welcoming all faiths and denominations. See our website for all details.

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