Mokena Chamber of Commerce Weekly E-Newsletter

WEEK OF March 12, 2018

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Welcome our newest members to the Mokena Chamber 
of Commerce


Fenske Pure SolutionsShaklee Distributor

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival 

Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation

Nimas Float and Spa

BP Video+

Lincoln-Way Marching Band

CNB Bank and Trust, n.a.

Budget Blinds

Rennology Motor Sports

Peace Renovation & Design, Inc. 

Archer Tax and Accounting Service 

Renewal Disability Services 

Integrity Sign

Skyline Provisions, Inc. 

Crafted Inc. 

Performance Sound, LLC

Mill Pond Dental Group

Andreano Law

Exterior Design Corporation

Gym-Kinetics Gymnastic School

Autumn Dental of Mokena

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Kathy Gentile, General Manager
School of Rock Mokena, where students learn to rock their worlds! 
A fixture in Mokena, we have created crowds of young rockers, since 2011. 
We create a new generation of music - minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session. 
Music education and performance for Today's Musicians!
School of Rock Mokena Videos  

School of Rock Mokena
9613 194th Street
Mokena, IL 60448


Join us Tomorrow at our Monthly General Membership Meeting!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8:15 am to 9:30 am
Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th Street
Presenting Sponsor: David Nozar, Gaab Vacation Club
Topic: Top 10 Reasons Vacations Keep You Healthy
Breakfast Sponsor: Brian Swift, Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation S.O.A.R.
Topic: Non-profits & networking in your community
Coffee/Light Refreshments will be served.
Reservations NOT required, but appreciated.

It's time to reserve your spot in the
"March Madness Mailbag"!!  
Do you have something special you need to promote?  Special Deals for "March Madness" or the Easter Holiday?  Let us do the work for you!  
Just bring 400 copies of your flyer* to the Chamber Office along with  $125  (cash, check or credit card) and we will mail your flyer to our 400+ chamber member businesses! Feature your business specials, announcements, special events, Sales, Coupons, etc.
The deadline to bring in your mailbag materials and payment to the chamber office is Friday, MARCH 23. The mailbag will be sent out the week of MARCH 26. 
Our office is located at 19150 S. Wolf Road, Suite C, Mokena. 
Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
*One page only please. Double-sided is okay, 20# weight preferred. Call the Chamber office at (708) 479-2468 or email  with questions.


In an attempt to give our members new ways to spotlight their business, we are starting a new initiative of having a
"Chamber Member of the Week"

Let your business benefit from being highlighted as the 
"Chamber Member of the Week"
Your AD will be highlighted in the Monday weekly e-newsletter - Plus it will be sent out
EXCLUSIVELY on the following Wednesday and Friday! 
 Your Business will also be featured
on the HOME PAGE of the Chamber's website
for the entire week!

We are here for you! 

Your 2018 Board of Directors

Left to Right_ Vice President Ed Kasza_ Dir. Kevin Mathers_ Dir. SK Patel_ Dir. Mahja Bortocek_ Dir. Bridget Fogarty_ Secretary Michelle DePaolis_ Dir. Lora Healy_ President Skye Bergeson_ Treasurer Mary Frost_ Past President Troy Griffiths_ Dir. Leticia Martino (Not Present: Dir. Chuck Gosney, Dir. Austin Copley)


To view Inaugural Celebration Photos

News from Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210

Lincoln-Way West student wins Frankfort Fall Festival Poster Contest

Lincoln-Way Central student wins essay contest, offered full tuition scholarship

Lincoln-Way Central Mathletes win JJC Invitational

Lincoln-Way Central graduate to compete in World Synchronized Skating Championships

L-W East ArtWorks 2018 Festival 

March 13
:  General Membership Meeting at Mokena Library, 11327 195th Street, 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Speaker: GAAB Vacation Club- David Nozar
Sponsor: Swift Outdoor Accessable Recreation SOAR- Brian Swift

March 15:  Rennology Motor Sport One Year Anniversary Celebration Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting, 8901 W. 192nd Street Suite A, Mokena, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

March 22:  Business After Hours at Renewal Disability Services, 19715 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


March 28: Board Meeting

April 10:  General Membership Meeting at Mokena Library, 11327 195th Street, 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
DETAILS to Follow

April 12:  Same Day Tee Multi-Chamber Business After Hours, 9525 W. Laraway Road, Frankfort, IL 60423, 5 - 7 p.m.

April 19:  Nimas Float & Spa Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours, 5 - 7 p.m., 19081 Old LaGrange Road, Suite 103, Mokena


 February 13th - General Membership Meeting
Sponsor Kevin Mathers, KGM Home Inspection
spoke on 
"How to find and hire a Home Inspector"

Social Media Blitz!!!!!!!
We have stepped up our game in the Social media realm.  
If you haven't already, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  Our Committee Chair, Leticia Martino, asks that you "Friend" her on Facebook and send her an invite to "like" your business pages.  This way she can "share" your events/posts on our Mokena Chamber Facebook Page and other potential platforms. If you have an event or something important to share with the community, you can also send her the information via email, or directly to the chamber office.  Please have the wording exactly as you'd like us to share.  Leticia will be "Copy and Pasting" the information to the appropriate social media platforms.  
In addition to our Social media presence, we have improved and simplified our communication efforts to keep you updated on Chamber events.  Join our texting service to stay more connected.  Simply text @mokenainfo to 81010 and when prompted, choose "student".    You'll receive texts with upcoming ribbon cuttings, events and important dates.  For more information, please contact April, our Executive Director. 

     Check out what's going on with 
your fellow chamber 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
Matt Galik, local Historian and Author of
"Images of America, Mokena" 
will speak at Clarendale of Mokena, 21536 Wolf Road, Mokena
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
RSVP to 815-464-4418 SPACE IS LIMITED
About the Author:
Join author and local historian Matthew T. Galik as he takes the reader on a journey through yesteryear in the photographs of the Robert Horras Collection. In this culmination of years of research through crumbling documents and musty archives, people will learn about Mokena as a rural Midwestern farm town, a place where everyone knew each other and that families and friends still call home. 
Easter Bunny coming to Raffy's Candy Store in New Lenox, Sunday,
March 24 from 1pm-3pm.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks Trip
sponsored by the Mokena Park District
March 26, 2018

Join CrossFit Mokena 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Kids Only Easter Egg Hunt/Workout
Eggs will be filled with candy and an "activity" to complete
OVER 800 Eggs to find!!!
8421 W. 191st Street, Mokena

The Lincolnway Special Recreation Foundation will host their annual Bunny Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, March 31 from 8 to 11 am in the cafeteria at Lincoln-Way East (201 Colorado Ave, Frankfort). Please park and enter LWE by the field house entrance/door 31. The event will include a catered breakfast, Easter egg hunt, craft table, face painter and free pictures with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are now on sale for $10 for adults, $8 for children (2 - 15) and free for children under 2. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event or on-line at   
Lincoln-Way Foundation
SUNDAY *** APRIL 22, 2018
Print Flyer

Lincoln-Way Area Business Women's Organization (LWABWO) 
Are you looking to join a community of women focused on giving back and having a great time? The Lincoln-Way Area Business Women's Organization (LWABWO) meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m., September through June. Dinner meetings take place at Gatto's in New Lenox, 1938 E. Lincoln Hwy. LWABWO is a non-profit club formed in 1971.  Our main focus is to provide scholarship funds to graduating female high school seniors and adult women for the purpose of continuing education. We are always looking for new members. Please visit for further information.  
3/20/18; 4/17/18; 5/15/18; 6/19/18

Need a suggestion for a Great Birthday Gift?
Available all year long at the Mokena Chamber Office!
The 2017 Ornament commemorates the Mokena Fire District's 100th Anniversary! Several past year ornaments still available to complete your collection. List of Available Ornaments
Contact the  Chamber office for purchasing information (708) 479-2468 or e-mail:
 The Cost is $20 without stand / $23 with stand.
You can also purchase at the Chamber office:
Book by Mathew T. Galik.  
Only $20
Your enthusiastic support of the 
Mokena Chamber of Commerce
is genuinely appreciated! 

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). 

Marietta Kafka Glass
Asst. Executive Director 
Mokena Chamber of Commerce 
19150 Wolf Road, Suite C
708-479-2468 (p)
708-479-7144 (f)