September 12, 2022

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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


Tuesday, October 4- Pub, Grub & Network

Tuesday, October 18- October Meet, Greet & Network


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! Early bird ticket pricing ends today!


We are so excited to bring back Pub, Grub & Network! Join us on Tuesday, October 4th as we visit three local restaurants and enjoy beverages, appetizers, prizes, networking, and more! 

Registration for this event is open now! Don't miss out on this amazing event! Click the flyer below for more information, or to register.


Join us next Tuesday, September 20th for our monthly Meet, Greet & Network at Enrico's! Enjoy refreshments, introduce your business with a 30-second commercial, hear from our sponsor, Gnade Insurance, and more! Click the flyer below for more information, or to register.

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

Camp Manitoqua

Join us on October 22 from 8:30am-11:30am at Camp Manitoqua for our Fall Work Day. Volunteers will help rake, weed, pick up sticks and litter, stack picnic tables, and help us ready the grounds for winter. 

Please bring work gloves, buckets, leaf rakes, shovels, tarps, and anything else you might think helpful! A continental breakfast will be served from the Dining Hall deck!

Interested in volunteering? Click here for more information, or to RSVP.

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!

Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Will Your Company Take the Challenge?

Throughout September, the Crisis Center is looking to partner with businesses and/or corporations that want to support our work and commit to donating $500 each, with an overall fundraising goal of $10,000. Through our Corporate Champion Challenge, the Crisis Center will highlight our Corporate Champions on social media and other communication platforms as socially responsible corporate citizens who take an active role in making a difference in their community.

Interested in becoming a Corporate Champion? Contact Lisa Molloy, Special Events and Engagement Manager, at or (708)-429-7255 ext. 142

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.

Nonfiction at Night on Mon. Sep. 12 at 7pm. Join us to discuss Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology. Please note: Print copies of this title are available at the Library's Circulation Desk. This book is also available as an eBook through Overdrive/Libby and Axis 360 with your library card.

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

Movie Morning on Fri. Sep. 16 at 10am. Our next film is classified as a musical romantic drama. If that sounds good to you and you happen to be a fan of actor Peter Dinklage, then please join us for Movie Morning at the library!

Beyond L2: How the James Webb Space Telescope Sparked a New Golden Age in Astronomy on Tue. Sep. 20 at 7pm. Join us for a special talk about the history of space-based observatories from the 1960s leading up to the James Webb Space Telescope presented by NASA Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Voula Saridakis. Dr. Saridakis will also speak about the latest images captured by the JWST, the most powerful space telescope to date. Her talk will conclude with thoughts on the future of space telescopes.


Register here or call 815-534-6173.  

Pauline Modjeski
Executive Director
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce


Not Your Mama's Trailer

Quality Professional Detective & Security Agency, LLC

Improovy Painters

Entre Commercial

South Suburban Humane Society

Nellis Landscaping

Hope Church


Alexa Group of Re/MAX 10 (Peggy Alexa)

Budget Blinds of Frankfort

Clavio 4 Frankfort

Curtain Call Theatre

First Midwest Bank

Frankfort Girl Scouts- Service Unit 718

Frankfort School District 157-C Education Foundation

Gnade Insurance Group, Inc.

Laura M Galvin CPA PC

McAlister's Deli

Oak Leaf Realty

Old Second National Bank

Old Town Homeowners Association

Palermo's Pizza and Restaurant

Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

State Senator Michael E. Hastings

White Street Market

Wood Street Cabinet

Yesterday's Pride Upholstery Shop

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