September 2016

What's Happening At The Chamber

Fall Festival
The Chamber has been busy with final preparations for the 48th Annual Frankfort Fall Festival, which runs Sept. 3 through 5. With almost 300 artisan booths, food court, beer tent, carnival, parade, and local restaurants and businesses, the festival offers something for everyone.

The Chamber, the Village and several hundred volunteers from more than 30 civic organizations make it all possible. The effort also generates funds for Concerts on the Green, D.A.R.E., Earth Day, Frankfort Area Historical Society’s Candle Light House Walk Open House, Frankfort Historical Business Association, Frankfort School District 157c and Lincoln-Way High School District 210 foundations, Fourth of July fireworks, Hometown Hoedown, KidsWorks Children’s Museum, Midnight Madness, Movies on the Green, Night Out Against Crime, student scholarships, and Winter on the Green. Sunshine Artist continues to recognize the event as one of the Top 12 U.S. Festivals in the country.

We hope to see you there!

Website tools

With the Chamber’s new website up, we want to remind you that as a member, you have the opportunity to market your business to other members and anyone else who visits the Chamber site.

Take a few minutes to log into your Chamber Master account and enhance your business’ informational page with photos, text and social media links. You can also post hot deals, job openings and events. You can add keywords to help people find you, and you can run reports to see stats for your homepage and other advertised items.

To take advantage of this business-building tool, go to the green Log In button at the top of the Chamber homepage,, and log into your Chamber Master account to get started. If you need help or forgot your log in information, email


Business Bullets

5th Annual Midwest BBQ for the Brave will be from 6 to 11 pm, Thursday, Sept. 8, at CD & ME, 23320 S. LaGrange Rd., Frankfort. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Lincoln-Way Marching Band Community Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 10 at Lincoln-Way Central H.S. Football Stadium, 1801 E. Lincoln. Hwy., New Lenox. This all-ages event will feature and benefit the newly formed Lincoln-Way Marching Band, concessions, silent auction and more. For more information, visit

The 23rd Annual Hometown Hoedown will be at 6 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 15 at CD & ME, 23320 S. Lagrange Road, Frankfort. The event raises funds for The Cancer Support Center and Camp Quality, a summer camping experience and year round support group for kids with cancer. Tickets to the Hoedown are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door.  Includes buffet dinner. Cash bar. Must be 21 to attend. The night will include music by Bernie Glim & The Country Road Band, country line dancing and instruction, raffles, silent auction and more. For more information, contact Jenn Adams at 708-404-3525.

Frankfort Township - Frankfort Township and the Illinois Township Association of Senior Citizen Services Committees (ITASCSC) invite you to join us for the first annual Illinois Township Day on Wed, Sept. 21. The Township will host an Open House from 3:30-6:30 pm at its offices at 1000 W. Lincoln Hwy, Frankfort. Come meet your elected township officials and staff, ask questions, tour the facilities and receive important information about our programs, services and resources. If you’re not familiar with all our township provides, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more! Bring a canned good for our Food Drive to benefit the Frankfort Township Food Pantry and Charities. For more information, please contact Frankfort Township at 815-469-4907.

Frankfort Park District – Enjoy a cool fall evening around a campfire; roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate, play field games, enjoy a hayride, dance to music and listen to ghost stories at the Family Fall Campfire from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at Commissioners Park. The fee is $5 per child (adults FREE). Registration deadline is Sept. 20. Family fun for all! 
Join us for a special evening with your little boy at our Mother/Son Dance from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St. Fee is $9/NR $12/person. Pre-registration is required, NO TICKETS will be sold at the door. Registration deadline is Sept. 19.
Celebrate the coming of fall with your friends from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Senior Fall Luncheon at the Founders Community Center. Gather for an afternoon of live entertainment, delicious food, socializing and dessert. Don’t miss out on this special day! Cost is $12/person, 55 years & older. Registration deadline is Sept. 28.
Calling all scout groups, homeowners associations, business members and families, let your creative skills shine and construct some eye catching entries for the Scarecrow Building Contest. The cross sticks are provided by the Park District and are available for pick-up now! All entries are due by Oct. 10. Voting will take place October 12 to 26 at the Founders Community Center office and on the Park District’s Facebook page. 
Save the date for the Halloween Haunting on Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Founders Community Center. Wristbands are $10 at the door. Sponsored by Town Center Bank. For more information on all of these events, please visit or contact the Park District office at 815-469-9400. Come join the fun! 

P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park, a no-kill animal shelter, is hosting a Country Music Night fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at Jenny’s South Side Tap, 10160 191st St., Mokena. Admission is $20 per person and includes a chance to win a gorgeous Margaritaville chair and assortment of spirits. Open to ages 21 and older, no reserved seating, reservations required. Performing will be Rockstar Rodeo and The Long Lost. The event is sponsored by Midwest Animal Hospital. You may download a registration form at and pay by check or pay online by contacting Leslie at

Health Nutz Natural Foods will host a Grand Re-Opening Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept 24 at Brookhaven Market Place, 19844 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. More than 30 vendors and local health retailers. Samplings, tastings, raffles, entertainment and more!

The Frankfort Historic Business Association presents its 5th Annual Wine & Ale Walk, “Wined-ing through historic downtown Frankfort,” from 4 to 8 p.m.,Sunday, Sept. 25. Wine and ale tastes, appetizer and dessert bites, live music and a souvenir glass. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning Sept. 9 and will be $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at or White Street Café, This & That Gifts and La Vie Vintage.

Food and Toiletry Drive—Edward Jones Office of Financial Advisor Tom Hohbach, at 9975 W. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 3, is hosting a drive through Sept. 30.They are collecting for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry Together We Cope, a Tinley Park-based agency that provides resources to families in crisis.

Items needed are: Canned goods such as soup, tuna, chicken, olives, etc. (but not canned vegetables. Frankfort Township Food Pantry said they have plenty); non-perishable items such as beans, mayonnaise, pasta sauce, pasta, applesauce, flour, saltine crackers, hamburger helper, Ensure (nutritional drink), granola bars, ketchup, mashed potato mixes, oil and vinegar, peanut butter, etc.; personal products such as deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, feminine personal products, shaving cream, lotion, etc.; laundry detergent and dish soap; baby supplies such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, formula, baby toothpaste etc.; garbage bags, paper towels, paper plates, foil, plastic wrap, etc.

For Lease, Frankfort—2,000 sqft, Rt. 30 and 80th Ave, Jameson Plaza. $2,400 a month. No real estate taxes, no common area maintenance fee. Available immediately. Call Sophia at 312-622-6300.



Business Spotlights

Town Center Bank

20181 S LaGrange Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 806-7001

Town Center Bank is giving YOU a fun-filled, prize-filled, food-filled party to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Come join the festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10, at 20181 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort. Stop by for free Aurelio’s pizza, free Creamery ice cream, free document shredding by ShredX, gift certificates, T-shirts and prizes. Children will enjoy PAWS puppies and kittens, superheroes and princesses, face painting, magic tricks and balloon fun!

Town Center Bank is a locally owned and operated, full-service, community bank that offers free checking accounts as well as mortgages, and commercial and residential loans.

 “Town Center Bank is the community bank that actually puts community first,” said Shirley Pirko, the bank’s vice president. “Our lobby is always filled with food pantry items, school supplies, support for PAWs, items for women in crisis because of our commitment to our community is very important to us,” she added.

“With our loan decisions made right here in Frankfort, we are able to more fully support local businesses. We know that local business is what builds a strong community,” Pirko said. 

Stop by and meet The Town Center Bank staff and learn more about how they can help you and your business. 

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Edward Jones

9975 W Lincoln Hwy Ste 3
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 464-0461

Tom Hohbach is Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a financial services firm dedicated to serving the needs of individual investors and small business owners. With roughly 12,000 Financial Advisors serving nearly 7 million investors, Edward Jones has been built on the belief that the only way to do business is on a one-on-one, personal basis.

 er you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of your loved ones, Tom can help you develop specific strategies geared toward achieving your goals. Along with his branch office administrator Tess Hillblom, the office of Tom Hohbach is dedicated to providing you top-notch client service.

For more information please call (815) 464-0461, stop by Tom's office at 9975 W. Lincoln Hwy. in Frankfort (next to Aurelio's Pizza), or visit


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