Free signs to let everyone know you're open
Chamber members, if you'd like a 19x13 sign for your window, email
and let me know your hours to drop it off this week
or you can pick it up at the Chamber Office, 123 Kansas St., Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. Just call before to make sure we are here, 815-469-3356.
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN UPDATE
We are sad to announce that the 33rd season of the Frankfort Chamber's Concerts on the Green series has been suspended for June and July.
We hope that Governor Pritzker's phased plan to reopen the state will allow us to present August concerts. We will update you on the status in July.
Thanks for your support,
Concerts on the Green Committee
Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors
Currie Motors Ford of Frankfort
Old Plank Trail Community Bank
Silver Cross Foundation
Frankfort Preservation Foundation
Jim & Stacy Holland
Phoenix Fire Systems ($300)
RWC Insurance Group
State Farm--Terry Gross Agency
Town Center Bank
Chip & Lori Krusemark
Jerry & Karen Vrshek
Frankfort Lions Club
Glatz Management Services
Don & Jeanne Schwarz
Peace Lutheran Church
Restore Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Business and Returning People to Work Safely
Under the Restore Illinois framework, certain businesses and activities are allowed to resume in Phase 3 with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place.
To prepare businesses and employers to implement the new safety guidelines and to bring many residents back to work, the State of Illinois has developed this business toolkit complete with signage, training checklists, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest and greatest public health recommendations.
Phase 3 guidelines span 10 different industry categories. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines.
Main Street Lending Program Webinar
Friday, May 29 | 10 a.m.
This webinar is an opportunity for potential borrowers in the Main Street Lending Program to learn more about the program and ask questions to senior officials from the Federal Reserve. The Main Street Lending Program supports small and medium-sized U.S. businesses and their employees during this period of financial strain by giving these businesses access to additional credit. The program is intended to help companies that were in sound financial condition prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic maintain operations and payroll until conditions normalize. Small and medium-sized businesses are integral to the U.S. economy and create jobs for a large share of the U.S. workforce.
To allow as many potential borrowers to participate as possible, we ask each business to register no more than two representatives for the live session. A recording of the session will be available shortly after the call. We strongly encourage participants to use the webinar audio on their computer for the best experience.
Restaurant owners: Two free webinars to help Illinois restaurants as they gear toward reopening
Each webinar features a panel of food service industry professionals, restaurant owners, and faculty from College of ACES Department of FSHN Hospitality Management program to present a comprehensive framework for reopening strategically and safely. Registration is free. Questions are encouraged.
Part 1 Scaling UP Illinois Restaurant Operations: Financial Considerations
May 28 | 10 AM
Information and registration
Part 2 Scaling UP Illinois Restaurant Operations: Opening Safely
June 4 | 10 AM
Information and registration
Leading in Uncertain Times
A live webcast geared for business owners
presented by Craig Lyons, of Sandler Training
Friday, May 29
Free to attend, but registration required
- Strategies for proactive conversations with customers and staff
- A systematic process for using the phone and technology to communicate
- How to identify and inspire the “key attitudes” that will lead to sales success
- How to keep in touch with your Team, together and individually.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guide
Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the funds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses.
to download this step-by-step guide to calculate your loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven.
A Guide to Reopening Your Business
can be found
Throughout the past weeks, CO— has hosted a series of town halls and workshops to bring you tactical solutions for your most pressing business problems, take your questions and feedback, and continue to support you, your businesses, and your employees. Recaps from each event can be found
so you can catch up on what you may have missed.
Fresh Air Experts SanitizeIT
are infection control specialists. We come to your home and business to bring you to Clinically Clean with our disinfecting spray service. We lightly fog our hospital grade disinfectant that is CDC listed and EPA registered to eliminate bacteria, odors, and viruses like
MRSA, Coronavirus, H1N1, Staph
and more. Quick dry, Food & Animal Safe, affordable. Chamber Discount 10% off. Based on sq ft and appointments required. We Clear the Air to give you Peace of Mind 708-888-2008
and FreshAirExpert.com for more information
Camp Bow Wow New Lenox
offers premier doggy day care and boarding with all-day play, live web cams, and all-inclusive pricing! Our highly trained camp counselors are certified in Pet CPR and First Aid to ensure your pup is having a fun and safe time in our climate controlled indoor and outdoor play yards. Stay in the know by signing up for our PUP-dates on our website at
. See what the woof is about this Summer with your first day FREE!
put together a super simple, FREE fundraiser for businesses (as well as their own) affected by the shutdown. The campaign is called City Strong. They will feature a t-shirt design on their City Strong fundraiser page for any small business affected by COVID-19 that wants to participate. More information
Team up with the
to support our local front line workers? For only $7/person you can send a package that includes food and a ticket for each person. We will take care of the rest! Information
Minuteman Press of Frankfort
is participating in
Bounce Back USA
, an initiative created by
to offer two free services to help support neighboring businesses as we find a way to work together through these unprecedented times.
First, they are distributing a COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters at no charge to any business in their service area. Second, they are providing free local advertising on the Bounce Back website to stimulate business and help neighbors overcome the tremendous economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to list your business, click
Town Center Bank
is getting SBA PPP applications approved the same day or next day with each completed application. Apply today! Information
A way to give back to hospitals and first responders.
is offering catering delivery to many locations. Hospitals have meal trains to feed their healthcare workers. Their individual, boxed lunch is a safe, convenient option for healthcare workers. Its contents are labeled and includes a sandwich, chips and cookie. If your business is interested in donating, please call
Denise Burks, catering manager, at 630-886-2249.
Their full catering menu can be found
US Safety Products
Silver Auto Sales
Safety Meeting Outlines
Maria's Super Clean
Mokena Animal Clinic
Frankfort Memorial VFW
Accelerated Open MRI
Anytime Fitness, Frankfort
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