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Fall Fest needs YOU!
Frankfort Fall Festival is seeking volunteers for this year's Fest over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-6.
Help us bring back this annual tradition that draws artisans from across the country and visitors from all over the Midwest! Want more information? Attend a Fall Fest Volunteer Information Session at 7pm, Wed., July 21 at the Village Hall. Register here
Can't make it on the 21st? Please sign up here and indicate in the comments sections what days and times you are available to work at Fest and we will reach out to you.
Promote YOUR business to the 1000s of residents and visitors who attend Frankfort Fall Festival over Labor Day Weekend!
Frankfort Fall Festival is consistently named among the Top 10 Arts & Crafts Fairs in the country. It boasts about 300 artisans from across the country and visitors from near and far. The Chamber is proud to offer YOU, our members, a variety of opportunities to promote your business during this annual event in historic downtown Frankfort.
Opportunities include the following
See link below for more information on each
Festival Fan Sponsors (3 available) Only 1 Left
Festival Guide Book Advertisement (limited space)
Chamber Booth (6 available) 3 Available
Breidert Green Entertainment Sponsors (3 available)
The Garden Entertainment Sponsors (4 available)
Artisan & Volunteer Water Sponsors SOLD OUT
Artisan & Volunteer Coffee Sponsors SOLD OUT
Fall Fest sponsorship/ad opportunities are reserved for Chamber Members only and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. We expect all opportunities to sell out for this highly anticipated event so
call Kris at the Chamber today, 815-469--3356!
Details on each opportunity here
Fall Fest Parade Application deadline extended
Secure your spot in the 2021 Frankfort Fall Fest Parade! Frankfort Chamber members receive complimentary entry into this annual Frankfort tradition that will step off at 1pm, Sunday, Sept. 5 during Frankfort Fall Fest. Entry deadline extended to Wednesday, July 21.
More information and application here
Join us for a
Food, drinks, networking, concert, sponsorships and more!
Thursday, August 5
Open and download flyer here
Thank you to our
2021 Golf Outing Sponsors!
Golf Cart Sponsor
RNH Law, PC
Tee Gift Sponsors
QBF Graphics Group
Gerald Honda of Matteson
@properties, Jessica Jakubowski & Stefanie Campbell
Advance Glass & Facility Repair
Eternally Green Lawn Care
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce
Frankfort Lions Club
Fresh Air Experts
King Heating & Cooling
Lincolnway Community Bank
Orange Theory Fitness
Town Center Bank
Your CBD Store
O'Neill & Gaspardo
Trail's Edge Brewing Co.
Chiariello Behavioral Health
Beverage Station Sponsors
19th Hoe Appetizer Sponsor
AFC Financial Advisory Group
Swag Bag Sponsor
QBF Graphics Group
Precise Tree Care
Tools for Success: Navigating the New Normal
Experts in their fields will show you all you need to know—from legal considerations to best practices in digital advertising; from brand identity to effective sales techniques; from actionable advice on marketing and communication best practices to help your small business succeed in 2021 & beyond.
Open and download flyer with more details here
Third Wednesday of the month
Members: $15 each
Non-Members: $20 each
July 14: 9-10am
The Art of Pivoting: Strategies for Developing a Flexible
Business Model for the Future presented by Julie Shields, USASBE (US Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship)
for July 14
Aug. 18: 9-10am
Sales and Marketing to Help You Dominate Your Market presented by Bill Guertin-the 800-Pound Gorilla
for August 18
2021 "Welcome to Frankfort" Gift Bag program
Get your business information in the hands of every new Frankfort resident in 2021—an estimated 400 to 600 people who are eager to learn about their new community, and local products and services. More information and registration here
If you'd like to offer a discount or special offer to fellow chamber members, send information on your offer to email@example.com
Frankfort Chamber members now have access to special partner discounts every time they shop at the Frankfort Staples store.
Enrollment is required. To enroll, log into your Chamber account at www.frankfortchamber.com and look for the Member 2 Member Deals where you will find a registration link. Once you enroll, your discount should be active within 24 hours. More information here
CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS,
OFFERS & EVENTS
Community members can assist in several ways:
LWSRF on the Links, August 20 at he Links of Carillon, 21200 W. South Carillon Dr., Plainfield. Shotgun start: 12pm Dinner: 5:30pm. The August 13 golf event at The Sanctuary is sold out.
Sponsoring! Whether you or someone you know owns a business, there are many sponsorship opportunities available starting at $75!
Donating raffle baskets!
Baskets or items are needed for the raffles. You may wrap your own basket or drop off the items and staff will craft the basket. We just need the names of individuals or businesses who donated towards the basket, a list of items inside and an approximate value!
Get the full details for the outings – click HERE!
Jon Osborne, owner of Image360 in Mokena, was recently presented with the annual Single-Unit Sales Award by the Alliance Franchise Brands Network.
Presented during the network’s 2021 virtual convention, the sales award is given annually to the top 15 businesses with the highest sales volume for a single center in Alliance Franchise Brands’ international network of signage and graphics providers.
“The last year has been difficult on small businesses and organizations, and the Image360 Mokena team stepped up to serve local businesses and organizations with visual communications support when it was most needed,” said Burke Cueny, vice president of marketing for Alliance Franchise Brands. “Their business’ sales numbers reflect the impact they’ve had on their local market economy over the past year and we’re proud to have the chance to celebrate the team with this award.”
Image360, located at 9960 West 191st St., provides high-quality, custom signage and graphic solutions to regional businesses and organizations.
Unplug At The Parties In The Park - Party In The USA! Monday, July 12 from 6-7:30 pm at Lakeview Estates South Park. FREE Family Fun, sponsored by LWSRA. Join the Frankfort Park District this summer as you unplug from electronics and have outdoor fun at the Parties in the Park. There will be outdoor games, activities including a DJ Dance Party and much more fun! Face coverings must be worn.
Movies on the Green - Trolls World Tour (PG), Tuesday, July 13 at 8:30 pm will be held again at Breidert Green, White & Kansas Street. FREE Family Fun. Grab a blanket or chair & head out to Breidert Green for a free family movie night under the stars. Movies on the Green will be featuring movies for the entire family to enjoy. Please note: No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed. Movies on the Green are co-sponsored by the Frankfort Park District & Village of Frankfort.
Senior Picnic - Stars & Stripes, Wednesday, July 28 from Noon- 2pm at the Founders Community Center. 55 years & older and the fee is $5. Sponsored by: Clarendale of Mokena. Put on your red, white and blue and keep the patriotic celebration going! Join your friends for an afternoon filled with food, desserts, raffles, bingo and fun!!! In addition, we will have our Senior Country Line Dance instructor onsite to teach you some dance moves. Registration Deadline is July 23.
The Short Run on a Long Day 5k Run/Walk, Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 7pm @ Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska, Frankfort. Registration Fee: $21 Pre-Registration (by 4 pm 7/25/21) (includes T-Shirt) and $30 (after 4 pm on 7/25/21). Register On-Line: www.runsignup.com (fee) OR www.frankfortparks.org (no fees). Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Short Run on a Long Day 5k Run/Walk. The Frankfort Park District is in need of volunteers for this year's 5k event. Volunteers are needed for street closures, pre-race registration and post-race activities. Please contact Cali DeBella, Special Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 469-9400.
For more information call the Frankfort Park District office at (815) 469-9400 or visit our website at www.frankfortparks.org. Come join the fun!
Frankfort Arts Association will host its 2nd Annual Art on the Green on September 12 at Breidert Green.
Here's an opportunity to place an ad in the event guide to support this great local organization AND
promote your business to all the visitors.
Secure your sponsorship here
2021 Summer Fest, July 16 at CD&ME. Three bands, raffles, dancing, food and refreshments. Visit www.lincolnwaysummerfest.com for tickets and event details or call 815-462-2976 to reserve your table!
$10,000* All-American Golf Ball Drops! The fundraisers will be at Sanctuary Golf Course in New Lenox on:
Monday, July 5-Second Drop
Tuesday, Sept. 7-Third Drop
No more than 1000 balls will be sold for each drop, and you can enter all drops at once. Details at www.lwballdrop.givesmart.com or call 815-462-2976
Half Marathon and 10K on September 18. Lace up your shoes and join us for a run through the beautiful historic downtown Frankfort, Hickory Creek Forest Preserve and Old Plank Trail! Visit www.lincolnwayhalfmarathon.weebly.com for more information.
Find It In Frankfort
To add your business to the list of Chamber members that accept the Find It In Frankfort e-gift cards, email email@example.com
Polonia Catering & Market
St. Peter's United Church of Christ
ATA National Title Group
The Vrdolyak Law Group
AFC Financial Advisory Group
The Strawberry Patch
O'Neill & Gaspardo
Dr. John J. Dietche & Assoc.
Pathways Therapeutic Services
Park Ace Hardware
Glory Bee Gift Shop
New Life Church Cadets
Village of Frankfort
Kidswork Children's Museum
Edward Jones, Brett Schaibley
Law Offices of Demetrius Karo Ltd.
Riverside Health Care
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
The Lasr Lair
The Dance Co.
St. Peters United Church of Christ
FlipSwitch Social Media
Great Space LLC
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