November 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

What’s Happening at the Chamber

The Chamber is gearing up for a busy last two months of 2016 with educational opportunities, ribbon cuttings, networking events and holiday fun!

We will be hosting a Department of Labor regulations seminar on November 10 at Village Hall, followed by the last Meet, Greet & Network of the year on November 15
where Renee Matlock, The Private Practice Coach, will be talking about “The Real Art of Networking.” If you’re interested in being a presenter at a 2017 Meet, Greet & Network, email

We also will have our General Membership Meeting on November 17 at CD & ME where we will honor the Volunteer of the Year, call a vote on the amended bylaws, and present the 2017 Board of Directors’ slate. Thanks to all of you who signed up to sponsor a table and create a centerpiece. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! Make sure you check out the calendar on page 3 for the two Ribbon Cutting/Receptions we have scheduled this month. These events are all great opportunities for you to make connections with your fellow chamber members.

Right around the corner is the annual Chamber Open House during the House Walk on Friday, Dec. 2, and then the Midnight Madness shopping event a week late on Dec. 9. Remember, if your business wants to participate in this year’s Midnight Madness and be included in the advertising, applications are due to the Chamber by Friday, Nov. 11. You can participate by offering special deals, discounts, etc. from 6 p.m. to midnight. A trolley will be operating during the event, taking shoppers to and from the downtown area to some outlying shopping centers. We’ve enclosed an application with this mailing for your convenience. If you need another application or more information, please contact the Chamber office.

If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours in 2017 or would like to be featured in a Spotlight (see page 2), email

We hope to see you soon!

Business Bullets

Sign up early for Frankfort Park District Youth Basketball Leagues for girls and boy 3rd-8th grades, registration deadline is November 9. The Leagues
will play December 6 through March 11 with practices on Tuesdays and games on Saturdays, $129/NR $134 ($5 off additional siblings). The 23rd Annual
Holiday Craft & Vendor Show will be on Saturday, November 12 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. This is a great time to get
some great holiday gifts and admission is Free. Also on Saturday, November 12 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Founders Community Center is Crafty Kids Day.
Drop in for some “crafty” fun. Fee is $5 per child for 3- to 8- year-olds and no registration is required. Kids can make crafts, play games and watch movies
while parents get time to shop around the Holiday Craft & Vendor Show. The Fall Wine Tasting is Friday, November 18 from 7 to 9 pm at the Founders
Community Center. Let the experts teach you about the many varieties of wine and beer you will taste. The $15 fee includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and
a souvenir wine glass. Pre-registration is required. NO REGISTRATION will be taken at the door. Space is limited, please register early. You must be 21 to attend.
The registration deadline is November 16 or until filled. Turkey Time Fun is Wednesday, November 23 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Founders Community
Center. Kids ages 4 to 10 years will have fun playing games, making a turkey craft, jumping around in a giant inflatable and enjoying some ice cream, $6/NR
$9. Save the date for Dinner with Santa on Friday, December 2 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Founders Community Center. Celebrate the holidays by joining Santa
and Frosty the Snowman for dinner this year. Children must be accompanied by an adult. NO TICKETS sold at the door. Space is limited, please register early.
Tickets are $9/NR $12 per person and the registration deadline is November 29 or until filled. For additional information on all of these events, please
visit or contact the Park District office at (815) 469-9400. Come join the fun!

Studio 16 salon will host an Open House from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 18 at 19618 S. LaGrange Rd., Mokena. Join them for cocktails, appetizers and
raffles and get a head start on holiday gift shopping.

Attend a FREE Sandler Training Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Rasmussen College-Mokena/Tinley Park campus, 8650 W. Spring Lake Road, Mokena. Discuss sales challenges and develop solutions for the obstacles you face when trying to sell, manage your sales team, and grow your business. how the psychology of Success puts you at a huge advantage. Registration required. Call Craig Lyons at (815) 735-6914.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, will offer its 20th Annual Free Thanksgiving dinner at noon, Thursday, Nov. 24. They invite you to spend Thanksgiving with them if you: are alone or in need; are new to the area and want to meet others; would like to spend Thanksgiving with others. Transportation will be available if needed. They also will deliver to homebound. Reservations required by Nov. 21. Call 815-485-5327 or email

The Kiwanis Club of Frankfort is looking for people who want to help with the many humanitarian projects going on in the Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox
area. If you believe children are our future, take pride in your community, want to reach out to those in need, and enjoy meeting new people—Kiwanis needs you! Kiwanis provides local support including scholarships to area high school seniors, Special Olympics, Fourth of July Fireworks, Camp Quality for cancer patients, Frankfort Township Food Pantry, Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Miracle League baseball and local middle and high school
organizations. The Club meets at 7:30 a.m., Thursdays at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave. For more information, contact Sam Giordano at, visit our Facebook page or Kiwanis.

Business Spotlights

Frankfort Sports Bar, Bowl & Billards

15 Ash Street
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-5333
Frankfort Sports Bar, Bowl & Billards - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight November 2016

Book your next party at Frankfort Bowl

Family-owned and operated since 2009, the Frankfort Sports
Bar, Bowl and Billiards is a friendly place with a welcoming
atmosphere. Located up the stairs at the corner of Kansas
and Ash streets, we’re here for all your life events, whether it’s
a holiday party, a birthday celebration, an office get-together,
bowling with your buddies or a place to gather and watch the big
game. We are here to celebrate and enjoy those times with you.
We have a full bar, a vintage six-lane bowling alley, three nine-foot
pool tables, and big screen TVs.

We will continue to be a part of our community with a warm smile
and an equally warm welcome. So come in and bowl a game or
two, shoot some pool or enjoy a cold, refreshing drink after a long
day—whatever the occasion, we’ll save you a seat.

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White Street Cafe LLC

11 S White St Unit 111
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 277-2790
White Street Cafe LLC - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight November 2016

White Street celebrates three years, expands menu

White Street Café recently celebrated its third anniversary and
announced a new, expanded breakfast menu and hours.

“We decided to expand both our breakfast hours and menu
selections based on feedback from our customers,” said Café
owner Pauline Modjeski. “They love our breakfast specials and
wanted to see more of those items on our regular breakfast menu.”

The new menu includes a variety of omelettes and breakfast
bowls. You can choose from one of their creations or build
you own from a long list of optional ingredients. New breakfast
sandwiches include the popular Breakfast Sliders, Chorizo Burrito,
Monte Cristo and The Italian. They’ve also added a Kids Breakfast
Menu with chocolate chip pancakes, French toast and eggs.
“And, we’ve added more gluten-free sweet products from Sweet
Ali’s,” Modjeski said.

Breakfast is now served until 11:30 on weekdays and all day on

In addition to a delicious breakfast menu, White Street also
offers a wide variety of lunch options from soups, salads and
sandwiches to wraps and paninis. They also offer custom catering
and boxed lunches for all your events.

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