August 22, 2022

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Thursday, August 25- Business After Hours- Silver Cross


Saturday, September 3- Monday, September 5- Frankfort Fall Festival

Thursday, September 15- Business After Hours- Old Plank Trail Community Bank

Tuesday, September 20- September Meet, Greet & Network

Tuesday, September 20- Business After Hours- Express Med Spa

Sunday, September 25- Wine & Ale Walk


Per the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of 10-14 members, and typically meets monthly. All members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend other Chamber functions and volunteer their time and energy for various Chamber projects. Board members are expected to serve as positive leaders of the Chamber and to demonstrate their commitment to the Chamber by serving on at least one Chamber Committee.

We encourage our members to apply. Applicants are selected by a Nominating Committee based upon service in the Chamber as well as background and experience.

All applications should be submitted to the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce office no later than September 9, 2022. The application can be submitted via email to

For more information, and to download the 2023 Board of Directors Nomination Form, click here.


Interested in going behind the scenes for all your favorite events, including Fall Fest? Join our community of incredible volunteers! We still have openings still available for Fall Fest, in a wide variety of departments.

To sign-up to volunteer, click here.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to promote your business or organization to the thousands and thousands of people who attend Frankfort Fall Festival over Labor Day Weekend.


Wine & Ale Walk registration is now open! Join us on Sunday, September 25th as we enjoy wine, ale, appetizers, and desserts from all of your favorite Downtown Frankfort businesses!

We are also offering a multitude of sponsorship opportunities, only available for Chamber members!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity, register now!


The 2022 Concerts on the Green series gave us a phenomenal performance this weekend from Rosie and the Rivets. Join us next week for our last concert of the summer, Outcast Jazz Band! For more information, click here.

Check out the 2022 Frankfort Community Map, the best place for information on local businesses! This interactive map showcases our very own Chamber members! Click here to explore all that this map has to offer.

Get your business in the rotating banner Ads at the top of the Chamber website homepage. 

Choose from monthly, yearly or Fall Fest special. Investment is only $50 a month or $600 a year (from start date), which includes Fall Fest prime time July-Sept. Fall Fest prime time, July-September ONLY for just $225 ($75 a month)


Hey Chamber members, just a reminder that you can post your job openings by logging into your Chamber account. The jobs you post will be shared:
  • on our Facebook page
  • through a direct link on our website homepage
  • through a link in our Chamber Connection newsletter (see right side, top of page)
  • on the Job Postings page on our website
  • and on the members only Chamber member message board
If you need assistance logging in to your account, email
If you have an event or special offer your want us to share here, send text only to
Frankfort Lions
The Frankfort Lions Wurst Fest will kick-off the Frankfort Fall Fest on Thursday, September 1 from 6-10:00pm in The Garden, located at Kansas & Oak Streets in downtown Frankfort. Peter from the Bier Stube will join us that evening to provide music, and food & drinks will be available for purchase. Enjoy a fun evening celebrating our town's German heritage while supporting the Lions' mission to serve our community. Tickets may be purchased prior to the event from a Lion or at the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. $20 for 2 adult entries prior to the event or $25 for two adult entries at the door. All tickets are qualified to win raffle prizes. For further information please visit
Kiwanis Club of Frankfort
Kiwanis Club of Frankfort will be sponsoring its annual Peanut Day the weekend of September 23-25. You can support them by purchasing a box of peanuts or a box of Gummy Bears for $50/box. If you do not want a box of peanuts or gummy bears, donations of any amount are graciously accepted. Please consider helping us out. We really do need your help!

You can make checks payable to Kiwanis Club of Frankfort. We ask that you place your order by Friday August 19, 2022, so that we can determine order quantities for our suppliers. You may direct any questions to Kiwanis Club Secretary, Tom Van Dellen at 630-215-4851, or email him at Thank you for your continued support of Kiwanis and our Frankfort community!
Come join us for the Sensory Friendly program at Emagine. This sensory friendly special program makes going to the movies a more enjoyable and accessible for those with sensory needs. What does this mean? First, it means sensory friendly (lights up a bit, sound down a bit). Second, audience interaction (movement, speaking, singing) and electronic device (phone, tablet, etc.) usage are allowed. Third, guests are welcome to bring a safe snack for any food allergies or food avoidance/restrictions.

Movie Description: In "DC League of Super-Pets", Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack- Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle, and Chip the squirrel- to master their newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

The Cancer Support Center
You're invited to the Cancer Support Center's un-fore-gettable Annual Golf Outing. Monday, September 12, 2022, Idlewild Country Club, Flossmoor 12:00p.m. Registration & Lunch. 1:00pm Tee Off. Register as a single player, a pair, or a foursome today!

Non-golfers can join us for post-event OCTOBERFEST themed dinner including raffles and silent auction.

The Lincoln-Way Foundation for Educational Excellence is planning its annual $10,000 All-American Golf Ball Drop Raffle, on 9/9/2022, at the Sanctuary Golf Course in New Lenox! The event will be held after Labor Day weekend with net proceeds funding scholarships as well as grant requests for educational enhancements made on behalf of the students and teachers at all three Lincoln-Way High Schools. The link is: to enter or call (815)-462-2976 for details!

Frankfort Park District – The Fall 2022 registration is Now Open! The Fall 2022 Programs Brochure is available to view online at Fall 2022 brochure can also be downloaded from our website at

6th Annual Pours for Parks: Saturday, October 22 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak Street. $40 advanced tickets, $50 @ the door which includes 10- Tasting Tickets.

  • $40 includes 10- Craft Beer, Wine, Seltzer, or Spirit Tastings
  • $15 General Admission- No Tastings
  • Additional tasting tickets sold @ event
  • Beer Tasting Glass while supply lasts
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Cultivate Community Table will have food available for purchase
  • Guests must be 21 years of age to participate

Sponsored by: Operation Playground Foundation and Frankfort Park District, Trail's Edge Brewing Co., The Finnish Long Drink, Thornton Distilling Company, Outlaw Spirits LLC/ Dillinger Vodka, Hickory Creek Brewing Co., The Wine Thief, Brothership Brewing, Mike's Hard Lemonade & White Claw, Eris Brewery and Cider House, Arrowhead Ales Brewing Co. and Cultivate Community Table. Tickets are available at or @ the Frankfort Park District office, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL.

Scarecrow Building Contest: Calling all families, scout groups, homeowners associations, and business members... to come join the fun by participating in the annual Scarecrow Building Contest! Scarecrows will be displayed outside the Founders Community Center, so let your creative skills shine and construct eye catching entries. The cross sticks will be provided by the Park District and will be available for pick-up starting August 22. All entries are due by October 7. Voting will run from October 10-28. Voting will take place at the Founders Community Center office & on the Park District's Facebook page.

For more information call the Frankfort Park District office at (815) 469-9400 or visit our website at Come join the fun!

Frankfort Country Market, Sundays through Oct. 30 (no market on September 4), 9 am-1pm,1 N White Street and Breidert Green Parking Lots. Throughout the season, the market welcomes nearly 50 vendors selling produce, cut flowers, plants, honey, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, hot foods and more. Enjoy live entertainment each week from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Please visit the village website and Facebook page for details on events.

Frankfort Public Library District offers a variety of programs each month. Here are some of the upcoming offerings.

Trivia Night on Tue. Aug 23 at 7pm. Come on out and test your niche knowledge at our Trivia Night! Single participants and teams of up to 4 are welcome. The categories planned for August are as follows: Iconic Films, Book to Film, What's the Sequel?, Monster Movies, Sidekicks, Movies by Prop, Cult Classics, Cinema Scores, Cameos, Film Firsts, & Stars by Role. You could be the next champion!

Illinois State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property (iCash) Drop-in on Fri. Sep. 2 from 10am-3pm. The Illinois State Treasurer's Office safeguards more than $3.5 billion in unclaimed property belonging to millions of Illinois residents. Did you know that one in four Illinois adults discovers unclaimed property? Stop by and visit with Alice Morales from the Illinois State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property (iCash) office. She will assist you with checking for unclaimed property.

All We Can Save Book Discussion Circle on Wed. Sep. 7 at 7pm. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage & Solutions for the Climate Crisis is an anthology of writings by 60 women at the forefront of the climate movement. Through four meaningful discussions facilitated by librarian Jill Ganeshan, we'll gain ideas for building community around solutions and feel more centered and hopeful about our future. This group meets four times over the course of two months. Attend as many session as you'd like as we will be discussing different essays each meeting. Please note: Print copies of this title are available at the Library's Circulation Desk.

Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing and Beyond on Wed. Sep. 14 at 7pm. In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin's acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Please register for this inspiring conversation here: MarleeMatlin


Register here or call 815-534-6173.  

Pauline Modjeski
Executive Director
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce


Improovy Painters

Entre Commercial

South Suburban Humane Society

Nellis Landscaping

Hope Church


Adobe Express


AAA-Anderson Associates Architects, Inc.

Amazing Love Lutheran Church

Amsco Medical

Aquamist Plumbing & Lawn Sprinkling Company

Bridesmaids Social

Caffe Milan

Cultivate Community Table

Down Home Guitars

Dryer Vent Wizard of Will County

Fleckenstein's Bakery

Frankfort Area Jaycees

Frankfort Girl Scouts- Service Unit 718

Frankfort Preservation Foundation

Frost & Associates LTD

Glory Bee Gift Shop

Granite Mountain

Healthcare Automations Inc.

Hollies Massage

Homewood Disposal

Jean Lachat Photography

Kolodziej Eisen & Fey LLC

K9 Tailshakers Inc.

Law Office of Joseph M. Kosteck, Ltd.

Lincoln-Way Central Music Boosters

Mackenzie Hair Parlor, Inc

Nationwide Insurance- Jeff Vukovich Agency

Nothing Bundt Cakes- Mokena

Parker James Boutique

Smartcorr Systems Inc.

Summit Hill School District 161

The Wine Thief Bistro & Specialty Wines

White Oak Institute for Growth and Wellness

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