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Members You Should Know--Tom and Kim

Tom Van DellenDirector, 2019 Chamber Board of DirectorsTom Van Dellen moved into Frankfort almost 17 years ago. All three of Tom’s children have gone through the 157-C schools, Lincoln-Way East High
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Families enjoy festivities at Frankfort Fall Festival

The Labor Day holiday is an ideal time to enjoy a long weekend with friends, family and neighbors. This year’s Frankfort Fall Festival – held Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and featuring a themeof Starfest –
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Members You Should Know--Gary and Jeremy

Gary GnadeDirector, 2019 Chamber Board of DirectorsGary opened Gnade Insurance Group in 1988 after an 8-year career with Prudential Insurance selling Life and Health Insurance. By creating Gnade
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Members You Should Know--Chris and Mark

Chris HerderDirector, 2019 Chamber Board of DirectorsChris is the General Manager of Herder Bros, a family-owned and operated business that is in its 100th year of business.Herder Bros is a full
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Members You Should Know--Laura and Valerie

Laura VroomDirector, 2019 Chamber Board of DirectorsLaura Vroom has lived in the Lincoln-Way area for nearly 20 years and currently lives in Frankfort with her husband Paul and their two children,
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Members You Should Know--Dean and Drew

Dean Vaundry2019 External Vice President, Chamber Board of DirectorsDean studied advertising and marketing at the Henderson State University in Arkansas and worked 13 years as an Art Director at DDB
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Marla Krippel retires from the Chamber after 20+ years

On behalf of the Frankfort Chamber Board of Directors and Staff, I would like to thank Marla for her many years of devoted service to the Frankfort Chamber. She was a valued employee during her time
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Members You Should Know--Meet Bert and Sam

Bert Behnke2019 Internal Vice President, Chamber Board of DirectorsMy wife, Cindy, and I are Frankfort residents and own Behnke Photographers, which my parents established in 1956.Our studio is at 100
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Community Showcase celebrates area businesses and organizations

Visitors to the 35th annual Frankfort Community Showcase were sure to spot plenty of familiar faces. Local leaders including Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland, state Rep. Margo McDermed, Frankfort Chamber
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After frigid temps, chili cook-off heats up Breidert Green

Despite the nearly 60-degree gain in daytime highs following the polar vortex freeze, the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce could not have asked for betterweather Saturday, Feb. 2, for its annual Chili
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Local Christkindl Market brings cheer despite rain

December and the tree at Breidert Green brightly aglow, it is that time once again to get into the spirit of the season. While inclement weather might have altered plans for the big holiday
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Small Business Saturday draws shoppers downtown

There is a way for residents to support Frankfort schools, parks, police and fire departments without ever even leaving the village, and it’s easy: Shop small. The 2018 holiday shopping season is well
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The witches are back in town

Double, double toil and trouble. Witches will once again descend on Frankfort’s downtown during the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce’s annual Witchy Girls night out, but there is nothing to fear, as they
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Fall Fest takes Frankfort to "paradise"

The Labor Day weekend may mark the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not time for one more party in paradise. From Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, the downtown area was transformed into a tropical
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