Mokena Chamber of Commerce Weekly E-Newsletter

WEEK OF MAY 22, 2017

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Welcome our newest members to the Mokena Chamber 
of Commerce

Caring Senior Service Chicagoland SW

Frost & Associates Ltd

Nighthawk Veterinary Clinic, LLC

Huntington Learning Center

Abe's Custom Car Care & Repair

CPW Truck Stuff

Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors

Palos Builders

Fasteners Plus International

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Join us at our upcoming Chamber events
May 24:  Multi-Chamber " Chuck Wagon Rodeo BBQ"  Business After Hours at Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group P.C.,  11528 W. 183rd Place, Orland Park. 5 to 8 p.m. BBQ Brisket, beer, wine. Best Costume Awards. Special guest appearance by 95.5 FM radio station. Click here to view flyer for event.  FREE networking event. 

May 29: Office closed in observance of Memorial Day. 

May 31: Board of Director's Meeting at the Chamber Office, 19150 S. Wolf Road, Suite C, Mokena. 6 p.m. 

June 8: Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Fasteners Plus Internationa l/ Specialty Plastic Fabricators, 9658 W. 196th Street, Mokena. 5 to 7 p.m. FREE networking event.  

June 14: Annual Chamber Golf Outing at The Sanctuary Golf Course. 12 a.m. shotgun start. More info in box below.

June 20: Multi-Chamber Business After Hours at State Representative Margo McDermed's Office, 11032 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort. 5 to 7 p.m. FREE networking event! Business Attire Clothing Drive! Please bring one (and only one) business-appropriate men's or women's outfit, clean and on hanger. Women's attire will be donated to Dress for Success, an organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Men's attire will be donated to ShareFest Will County. FREE networking event.  Click here to view flyer.

June 21: June General Membership Meeting. 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Program presented by Mike Selep, Executive Director of the Mokena Community Park District. Location: Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th Street, Mokena. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. There is NO CHARGE to attend this great networking event, but please RSVP to the chamber office. Sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. 

June 28: Board of Director's Meeting, 6:15 p.m. at the Chamber Office, 19150 S. Wolf Road, Suite C, Mokena. 

June 29: Mokena Community Night at the Joliet Slammers.  Click here to view flyer. 
Wolf Road Closure at Railroad Tracks
Please be advised that we have been made aware that the railroad tracks at Wolf Road just south of Front Street will be closed from May 24 to June 2.
Recap of the May General Membership Meeting

Thank you to everyone that attended our first General Membership Meeting of 2017 on May 17 at the Mokena Community Public Library. 
Executive Director Melissa Fedora gave a presentation of how to "Make the Most of Your Chamber Membership." 

If you were not able to attend the meeting, you can still view the presentation below.

Making the Most of Your Membership Presentation
Making the Most of Your Membership Presentation -
May 17, 2017.

Thank you to our May Meeting Sponsor Clarendale of Mokena. 

And please join us for our next General Membership Meeting. 
Wednesday, June 21, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. 
Program presented by Mike Selep, Executive Director of the Mokena Community Park District. 
Location: Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th Street, Mokena. 
Coffee and light refreshments will be served. There is NO CHARGE to attend this great networking event, but please RSVP to the chamber office.

Our June Sponsor will be Huntington Learning Center.

Annual Chamber Golf Outing - June 14

Tired of the same old offerings all summer long? 
Join us on June 14, 2017 at The Sanctuary Golf Course for a new and exciting day of golf and fun! 

Your day of golf includes...
  Free Range Balls for Practice Beforehand
  Lunch at the turn and dinner at the Clubhouse
  Liquid refreshments all day (beverage carts)
  Golf Cart, Goodie Bag
  Raffle tickets for prizes (each golfer receives 20 tickets)
Betting holes, Specialty holes
  Two trips to Las Vegas will be awarded
  Silent auctions including lots of sports memorabilia
  Additional prizes for Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, etc.
  Open bar during Networking, Dinner, and Awards
 Register your foursome, or select which exciting sponsorship opportunity you would like to promote your business!

The 4th of July Parade is less than 2 months away!
This year's theme: Celebrating our Milestones!
4th of July Logo

Chamber Members can participate in the Parade FREE OF CHARGE!
Click on image below to download application!

Thank you to our Parade Gold Sponsor - Lisa Thomas Salon

This year, following the Parade, the Mokena Fire Protection District will be hosting a 100 Year Anniversary Celebration at the Front Street Metra Lot. Click in the image below to download the flyer.

Ribbon Cutting at Abe's Custom Car Care & Repair
Abe's Custom Car Care & Repair, 8515 West 191st Street, Mokena, hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 29 to celebrate their recent expansion. 
All of their installers are 3M Certified. They use Premium 3M Paint Protection, Window Film, and Vinyls-as well as Xpel, Valugard, WeatherTech, and LoJack branded materials. They are also proud members of the International Window Film Association. Their team puts the extra "care" in car care. Visit their website at: 
To view more photos from the event, click here.   
Ribbon Cutting at Curtain Call Theatre May 11
Curtain Call Theatre, now located at 11112 Front Street, Mokena, hosted a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new location on May 11. 
The mission of Curtain Call Community Theatre is to provide a vehicle for local performing arts development, production and education and to encourage and foster community involvement. We promote and deliver exceptional community theatre and therefore our motto reads: "Downtown Quality at Community Theatre Prices." 
For the New Season schedule visit:  
To view more photos from the event, click here.
 Fore! Upcoming Local Golf Outings

June 24 at The Sanctuary
Is your organization hosting a Golf Outing? Email a PDF of your info to to have it included here.
News from Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210

District 210 community awards over $300,000 in scholarships.

Lincoln-Way Central students reveal 2016-2017 yearbook.

Lincoln-Way Foundation offers commemorative bricks for graduating seniors.

Lincoln-Way Central students raise funds for local special recreation service.

Lincoln-Way graduate pursues career in psychology.

Lincoln-Way Central students excel in SkillsUSA State Championships.

 Check out what's going on with your fellow members!
If you would like your information included below, we need your information as either a Word Document, PDF, or a website link by 2:30 p.m. on the Friday before the week you would like it included. Email information to

Earn Back-Scratch Chamber Cash!!
Do you want to earn $20 in Chamber Cash? The Mokena Chamber of Commerce is offering $20 in "Back-Scratch Cash" to any Chamber Member who refers a new business that joins the Mokena Chamber.
You are eligible for the reward for each new member you refer. Your Chamber Cash will be issued on a monthly basis and will be good towards most Chamber functions from events to membership dues! So get out there and start referring!!! 

($600 maximum to be earned in a calendar year). 

Melissa Fedora
Executive Director 
Mokena Chamber of Commerce 
19150 Wolf Road, Suite C
708-479-2468 (p)
708-479-7144 (f)