A huge thank you to everyone who attended or supported Fall Fest 2022. We are so grateful for every single attendee, sponsor, vendor, parade participant, volunteer, and everyone in between who made Fall Fest the incredible success that it was. Your support means the world to us, and Fall Fest wouldn't be what it is without each and every single one of you!
WINE & ALE WALK
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!
PUB, GRUB & NETWORK
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.
2022 COMMUNITY MAP
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.
ADVERTISE ON OUR WEBPAGE HOMEPAGE
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)
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 email@example.com. 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: For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
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: https://22balldrop.givesmart.com to enter or call (815)-462-2976 for details!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (708)-429-7255 ext. 142
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
Cultivate Community Table will have food available for purchase
Guests must be 21 years of age to participate
Sponsored by: Operation Playground Foundation www.opfrankfort.org 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 atwww.opfrankfort.org 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 www.frankfortparks.org. 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.
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.
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 andAxis 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: https://bit.ly/ILP 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.