As we bid farewell to Executive Director Alicia Bermes at the end of last month, we were reminded that change is the only constant in life. The Chamber is a better place because of her, and we will continue to build on what she initiated. An active search is underway to fill her position.
In the meantime, it’s business as usual with the dedicated office staff and board members pitching in to keep the Chamber moving forward as we enter into our busiest time of the year.
Spring and summer mean warm-weather events such as the Annual Community Golf Outing, Concerts on the Green, Sidewalk Sale Days, the Frankfort Historic Business Alliance’s Girls Night Out events and, of course, Fall Festival! In addition, May’s calendar includes four Business After Hours and two Ribbon Cutting/Receptions. See Upcoming Events on page 5 and the Events Calendar on the Chamber website for more information.
We hope you will put these events on your calendar and come out to network, shop and have fun taking advantage of all the Chamber offers.
In celebration of the Lincoln Way Area Coffee News’ 7th anniversary, they are offering a special introductory deal. Owner/Publisher Patti Moore, said, “We are so confident coffee News will work for you, we are offering you an opportunity to have your business showcased for 13 weeks for only $225. No ongoing contract, no set up fee. Pick any ONE edition and submit your information. We will create your ad and place it in the edition of your choice for 13 weeks. After 13 weeks, you can either walk away, pick a new edition for 13 weeks at the same rate or sign a contract for your preferred edition and keep your ad running.” Sound good? Then contact their office today at 708-525-1673.
The Frankfort Park District will host the Frankfort Community Garage Sale from 9am-3pm, Sat., June 2 throughout the Frankfort Park District Community. Cost is $10 per home. Registration deadline is May 26. Each registered participant’s address will be included on a list of all participating homes. The Park District will advertise throughout the community. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 18th Annual Short Run on a Long Day and the 4th of July Celebration, For more information, call 815-469-9400 or visit www.frankfortparks.org.
Join Lincolnway Special Recreation Association, 1900 Heather Glen Dr., New Lenox, on Sat., May 5, 10am-2pm for a one-stop spot to learn about disability services in the Lincoln-way area. This free resource fair is open to parents, guardians, family members, teachers and therapists looking for disability services in the Lincoln-Way area. For more information, visit www.LWSRA.org.
Joliet Junior College will host the 19th Annual Joliet Regional Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 at the main campus, 1215 Houbolt Road. This event is free to job seekers and open to the public. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing Love Lutheran Church completes renovations
Have you heard of Amazing Love Lutheran Church? If you have yet to hear of us, let me tell you why I believe God is doing great things among us.
Love matters. We all know what it is like to feel like an outsider and to be treated like one. At Amazing Love from the moment you walk in you will be warmly greeted and feel like you belong. There is no dress code, or insider language. There are just incredible, loving people rallying around Jesus. We’ll give you a cup of coffee and donut. We’ll enjoy the morning with you, and you’re guaranteed to leave uplifted and refreshed.
We do this because God’s love matters. We all deal with guilt and shame. We know what it is to kick ourselves for what we said or did. But out of love God sent his Son, Jesus. And on the cross that Jesus bore love mattered most. For the cross of Jesus won for us forgiveness and peace. His love is so good we want to live in it and learn more about it.
Community matters. You know what it is to have or to be great neighbors. Neighborliness is huge in this neck of the woods. We think the church should act like a great neighbor. We do this by holding soccer camps for youth, free garage sales that support the Frankfort Food Pantry, mom’s programs, and we participate in the Frankfort Fall Fest, and Frankfort Arbor Day efforts. We believe a church is here to help.
A little history…We’ve been in this community almost 10 years now. We started at Hickory Creek Middle School, and then bought the building south of the Library on Pfeiffer Road. The incredible people of Living Hope Lutheran built this structure. As a point of clarification, Amazing Love has no affiliation with Living Hope and is part of a different church body. Since the purchase, we have had some renovations to the building. We worked with Aspen Group, Jack Built Co, Advanced Sound Technologies (AST), and most recently Olivieri Brothers. We try to keep it local and the Frankfort Chamber has helped us do just that. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.
We invite you to come check us out Sundays at 9:30am. God bless!
Let Robin Curtner perform her magical marketing
Robin Curtner is the Founder of Magical Marketing by Robin. She brings passion and drive to each day, along with over 15 years of sales, marketing and public relations expertise. Successfully starting two other companies in her career, Robin knows the ins and outs of successfully running a business and ensuring the highest level of service and satisfaction. Robin has a deep understanding of philanthropy and marketing, which led to the success of her coffee-table book.
Magical Marketing is a Marketing agency located in Frankfort, IL. The team specializes in social media management. They also offer a variety of services including graphic design and content creation. Companies contract with Magical Marketing by Robin to manage their social media channels, among other amazing services.
“Marketing is about the personal connection,” Curtner says. “Customizing a strategy and plan for each business is something that I find great passion in.” Robin also donates her services to many local and national non-profit organizations, such as Renewal Disability Services in Mokena. Curtner doesn’t believe in yearly contracts and allows small businesses to contract the services for month to month and as needed. “I believe that businesses should see the growth, hard work and results each month. There are too many times that I see companies sign yearly contracts and they are chasing the business they signed agreements with months in to get the work done. “ states Curtner. Magical Marketing believes that the business should focus on the business, that’s why their tag line is: YOU DO THE BUSINESS, WE DO THE MARKETING.
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Langlois takes pride in agency, community and clients
Langlois Insurance Agency takes great pride in our agency, community, and clients. As your Independent Agent, we offer choice, provide a high level of service, and are local to your community. But what does that really mean? Can’t other agents say the same thing about their business? We sure don’t think so! Here is how we are different.
Choice: As an independent agent, we offer a choice of multiple insurance carriers, coverages, prices, and more. Our main focus is to find the insurance coverage that best suits your overall needs. We want to earn your trust through regular communication, personal relationships, community involvement, and excellent service.
Provide a High Level of Service: When you call our agency, you will know who you are talking to. We will also be readily available in the event of a claim. Being an Independent Agent means that we work for you, not the insurance company. We will be there to make certain your best interests are protected and not forgotten.
Local: When most people say they are local, they are just saying they have an office in your town. When we say we are local, we are saying that we are a part of your community. We are involved with local and national charities and organizations that benefit where we live. We believe that if we put our time and money in our community, we all benefit. We hope that you can join us feeding the hungry at MorningStar Mission, watching our local kids play on one of the Langlois Insurance Agency baseball teams, or participating in the 5K Walk for Faith at St. Jude’s Church.
Referrals for a Good Cause Program: Our clients are like family to us, and we appreciate you entrusting your friends and family with us. Because we love helping the community, we developed this referral program. For every person you refer who calls for a quote and says you referred them, we will give $10 in charitable donations. Don't worry. We ask on every call!
Give us a call at 815-485-2106 or stop by our offices at 200 West Maple St., New Lenox. Visit us online at www.langloisinsurance.com
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