April 2018

What's Happening At The Chamber

As we move into spring, the Chamber is looking forward to some fun outdoor events!

Pub! Grub! Network! is already half sold out at the time of this article, so if you haven’t registered yet, visit our website today! This always popular event is sure to sell out.

Planning is underway for our annual Community Golf Outing, which will be Monday, July 23 at Prestwick Country Club. Watch for registration and sponsorship opportunities
to be available soon. 

Warmer weather also means Concerts on the Green, which kicks off on Sunday, June 17 at Breidert Green and continues on summer Sunday evenings through Aug. 26.

The Frankfort Historic Business Alliance, a committee of the Chamber, will kick off its summer events with the annual Fiesta Girls Night Out on Wednesday, May 16. Mark your calendars and tell your girlfriends!

And Fall Festival planning is in full swing. The Artisan Committee is pouring over applications, the Beer & Wine Garden Committee is working on details, and the other Committee Chairs are ramping up for a great 50th year. We hope to see you at an event soon!

Business Bullets

Thanks to your FAWN and Community Showcase Sponsors

Sponsorships are an integral part of making many of the Chamber’s events and programs successful. 

Thanks to our FAWN sponsors, ticket prices were kept low and we were able to raise about $3,000 for the Lincoln-Way Area Business Women’s Organization. FAWN Sponsors were: American Family Insurance-Maria Hohman; Baird & Warner; Barre It All; CRIS Realty; Distinctive Gold Jewelry; The Dressing Room; Edible Arrangements of Mokena; Emagine Entertainment; Gwendolyn J. Sterk & the Family Law Group; ISAGENIX--Sue Wolf; La Vie Vintage; Latko Wealth Management; Lil Surprises MacKenzie Hair Parlor; Minuteman Press of Frankfort; Morgan’s Place; Multack Eye Care; My Town Too; Parlay Mortgage & Property; Petty,Bielik and Burke Orthodontics; RE/MAX Synergy-Peggy Alexa Breathe Fitness, boutique fitness studio in Tinley Park Group; Riverside Healthcare; Salon Agapé; State Rep. Margo McDermed; The Music Connection; Town Center Bank,@Properties-Stefanie Campbell; Aura Bella Salon; Chef Klaus Bier Stube; Chew on This Dog Barkery; Cool Beans/Coffee News; Eating Clean with Nicole Green; The Frankfort Station; Glory Bee Gifts; Isabel’s Journey; James & Sons; KidsWork Children’s Musuem; Little Joe’s Restaurante; Ambiente Awning;Letter Genie; Old Plank Trail
Community Bank; Silver Strand Boutique; Spa Remedy; Studio 16; Sweet Frog; The Talking Shirt; The Storehouse; ViaONEHOPE; White Street Café; Yesterday’s Pride Upholstery; Francesca’s Fortunato; Nothing Bundt Cakes. 

The 34th Annual Community Showcase provided an opportunity for more than 100 Chamber businesses and organizations to showcase their products and services. The first 750 guests received a reusable shopping bag made available by our 17 bag sponsors. Each received their logo on the bag and the opportunity to put a 1/2-sheet flyer or small item in each bag.

Thanks to our 2018 Community Showcase bag sponsors: AFC Financial Advisory Group; Cantrell Property Group; Minuteman Press, Riverside Healthcare; Bobbie Noonan Child Care; MacKenzie Hair Parlor; Kelly Services; Gwendolyn J. Sterk & The Family Law Group; Community Services Foundation; Cartan Tours; Farmers Insurance-Wilkins Agency;
Frankfort Public LIbrary District; State Rep. Margo McDermed; US Bank; Town Center Bank; Edward Jones-Brett Schaibley; and iCandy-Rachael Rae Jones.

Business Spotlights

The Cancer Support Center

19645 S. LaGrange Rd
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 478-3529
The Cancer Support Center - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight April 2018

Be a Superhero at the Spring Walk of Hope, May 20

Mark your calendar now and join hundreds of walkers at the Spring Walk of Hope on May 20 where Superheroes in the Southland
will unite for a good cause—the Cancer Support Center!

For 25 years, the Cancer Support Center has been a source of support and wellness programming for people affected by cancer in the Southland community. Whether a patient, caregiver or loved one, The Center is here to provide help, hope and healing to anyone on a cancer journey. All services are provided by professional therapists, counselors, nutritionists and experts.

The Center is a community-based organization (with locations in Homewood and Mokena) and we Be a Superhero at the Spring Walk of Hope, May 20 need your help! Proceeds raised at the Spring Walk of Hope will benefit The Center’s services right here in our community. So grab your favorite cape or supersonic shoes to help our families, neighbors and friends affected by cancer. Let's get walking together!

Form your own Superhero Team now. Fundraising prizes offered for individuals raising $500 or more. Registration is now open at www.cancersupportcenter.org. The event will be at Commissioner’s Park, 22108 S. 80th Ave., Frankfort. You may opt for a 1-mile or 3-mile walk.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Program & Survivor Celebration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 per walker ($40 registration day-of-walk) /$15 for children ages 5 to 15 years. For more information, email, Kathy Kahlhammer at kkahlhammer@cancersupportcenter.org

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957 S. 7th Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 573-1716
ViaONEHOPE - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight April 2018

viaONEHOPE, a wine company that helps non-profits

Hi! I am Nicole Wilson, a Senior Director and Founding Leader with viaONEHOPE, a cause centric winery based in Napa, CA.

ONEHOPE’s mission is bringing people together to celebrate and serve the world. Each of our varietals represent a non-profit that we donate back to 365 days a year. For example, our Cabernet Sauvignon provides ABA therapy for children with Autism, our Chardonnay provides clinical trials to women with breast cancer, and so many more amazing causes.

We offer in-home tastings, weddings, fundraisers, and corporate gifting and branding. I’m happy to come to your office
and talk about options and bring some samples! We also have nonalcoholic options and coffee, too!
viaONEHOPE is a community of

viaONEHOPE, a wine company that helps non-profits inspired entrepreneurs that make an impact in the world. In addition to the built-in donation from every bottle, 10% of Case for a Cause sales are donated to the event host's non- profit 501c3 of choice.

I've been with the company almost three years. I love wine and wanted to host a wine tasting, but once I tasted the wine and saw the impact they were making, I knew I had to be a part of it. I want to make a difference. I was one of the first 50 people in the company to become a Director and earn my Founding Leader spot. It's something I'm so proud of and I've been lucky to watch the company grow and with that our impact. We have donated over $3 million dollars to our non-profit cause partners. There are so many people fighting for a cure, standing up for what they believe in, and opening my eyes to new and wonderful causes, and I'm so blessed to be a part of that.

You can reach me at 815-573-1716 or nmwilson12@yahoo.com or at Facebook.com/goodthingstakewine. Visit my website at

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Breathe Fitness

7545 W. 159th Pl
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(630) 841-7202
Breathe Fitness - Frankfort Chamber Business Spotlight April 2018

Breathe Fitness, boutique fitness studio in Tinley Park

Breathe Fitness is a women’s only boutique fitness studio that is unrivaled in individual and group fitness classes. We believe that wellness is available and achievable. We’re not just talking fitness, we’re talking about health and wellness for all women—inside and out.

Hoping and wishing may not be the best route to take to ignite your PASSION and we’re ready to help you carve out the time you need to break through and succeed beyond your fitness limits. At every step, you’ll have passion-driven and skilled industry leaders to help Increase your fitness AWARENESS to achieve optimal results! We offer a range of classes that include kickboxing, yoga, Zumba, Werq, POUND, and many other fun formats.

Get the support you need through maintaining balance in your life and we’ll help you ramp up your performance.
Sluggish, disengaged or just flat out being unmotivated will be a thing of the past, when you partner with us for your fitness goals.
Download the Breathe Fitness app and register for class soon.

We look forward to you walking through the doors of Breathe so you can LET IT OUT and make your way to a healthier life.

During the month of April, we would like to extend the opportunity to experience Breathe at a discounted rate of $5 per class to all teachers and professors, as a way to honor their commitment to making our world better by using their gifts.

Yolanda Cox, affectionately known as Yoli, is the owner and founder of Breathe Fitness, Inc. and the LET IT OUT brand. She is no
stranger to her community where she partners with many local and national organizations to customize and facilitate fitness workshops and seminars. Yoli has been seen on several local television networks showcasing her love for fitness, featured in several print
and online publications as an expert in health and wellness, and she continues to be highly sought after to speak for organizations
that look for a motivational speaker that will inspire vision and change.

Her involvement and knowledge has fueled her commitment to anyone that works with her to make sure they walk away with a clear plan of action on how to create a healthy way of life in their mind, body, and soul. For more information, visit

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