Annual Dinner Meeting Postponed
Due to the continued restrictions on gathering size, we are again postponing our annual dinner meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20.
The committee discussed doing a virtual event but decided we'd rather wait until we can get together in person.
Watch for the new date to be announced!
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been
re-opened; new guidance issued.
Click on a flyer below to
open and print
Join U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Neil Bradley, and CO— Content Director, Jeanette Mulvey, at 1pm, Tuesday, January 19 as they discuss the aid that's now available and what small businesses need to know.
They will discuss updates to PPP, new tax credits, EIDL grants and more. Register here.
Watch the most recent Small Business Update on the new stimulus bill (held on 1/5) here.
Zoom link will be sent after
2021 "Welcome to Frankfort" Gift Bag program
How would you like to 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.
The Chamber’s “Welcome to Frankfort” Gift Bag program provides you with an avenue to do just that!
It gives Chamber members the opportunity to capitalize on the credibility of the Chamber to influence new residents to “Shop Chamber Members First.” According to a national study, consumers are 63% more likely to buy from businesses that are members of the local chamber of commerce.
Here is how the Welcome program works:
The Village gets an average of 30 to 50 new residents each month! When a new resident visits Village Hall to set up their utility account, they are given a “Welcome to Frankfort” Gift Bag, a reusable tote bag full of coupons, information, and goodies provided by our members.
In turn, the new resident is asked to fill out a brief information sheet so we can capture their data. If they opt-in to receive future communications, we will provide their name and mailing address to our participating Chamber members so they can do their own follow-up.
The cost to participate for 2021:
* $200 for businesses
* Free for non-profits
To take advantage of this great promotional opportunity, please register at https://bit.ly/2VGtJ49 or call Kris at the Chamber, 815-469-3356. You can join at any time of the year. As soon as we receive your information we will start adding it to the bags.
Bring us 100-400 items and we will let you know when we run out so you can replenish. We will begin adding your items to the bags as soon as we receive them.
Be creative with what you give us for the bags. If you need ideas, call the Chamber and we will help. We also have several Chamber members who can help you come up with a promotional item or offer. See the list below. Click here to open and download a flyer with all this information
Chamber Members who provide printing
and/or promotional items include:
SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College offers one-on-one business advising, resources and seminars to assist entrepreneurs with the start-up or expansion of their business. JJC is part of a state-wide Illinois Small Business Development Center network that has been serving small businesses for over 30 years.
Upcoming webinars include:
Starting Your Business in Illinois
January 14 at 9am
Introduction to Researching Competitive Businesses (with Shorewood Library)
January 14 at 6pm
Advanced Business Data Research (with Shorewood Library)
January 21 at 6pm
Learn more about these webinars and more and register for here.
Please support our local restaurants/bars/catering companies.
Below is an updated Chamber Eatery list to help with your meal planning. Click on the flyer to open and print. The list can also be found on our website here
OFFERS & EVENTS
Virtual Excel Basics Session 1, Mon. Jan. 18, 7pm.
Excel is a great program to help you organize numbers and information. This class will help you find the important parts of the software, show you how to make simple formulas, and illustrate how it can help you in your life and work.
Virtual Tuesday with Friends, Tue. Jan. 19, 1pm.
Join us via Zoom to discuss "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Fleeing from an abusive marriage, Lakshmi heads to Jaipur where she becomes a henna artist popular with the elite class. She is surprised one day when her ex-husband and long lost sister confront her at her doorstep. Life has not been easy for Lakshmi and we continue to root for her through her ups and downs as she helps those in need throughout this book.
COVID-19 and our Food System, Tue. Jan. 26, 7pm.
This presentation explores the risks of industrialized animal agriculture as a breeding ground for zoonoses and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated systemic injustice in the U.S. food system, from the mass “depopulation” of farm animals to the disproportionate impacts on agricultural workers, low-income communities, and communities of color. In recent years, science has confirmed the inhumane and destructive impact of animal agriculture — a food system based on interrelated oppression and injustice. Farm Sanctuary humane educator Aliana Turkel will present the talk.
Register here or call 815-534-6173.
Test POSITIVE for COVID?
Call us to Disinfect To Protect! Fresh Air Experts spray service brings your facility to Certified Clinically Clean with our hospital grade disinfectant. Quick Set, Safe on Electronics, Affordable, SanitizeIT KITS available for continuous use between services, not a bleach so it is hypoallergenic and respiratory friendly. Frankfort Chamber Discount of 10% off by calling 708-888-2008 and contacting us at Fresh Air Experts
To add your business to the list of Chamber members that accept the Find It In Frankfort e-gift cards, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find It In Frankfort
Joan Angio Wator, CPA
Enrico's Italian Dining
Coldwell Banker Realty
Homes for Heroes
Midwest Analytic &
Chicago Box Company
Plus One AV
B Practical Solutions
Village of Frankfort
Friends of the Frankfort
Frankfort Girls Softball
Leon Kosek, O.D.
MacKenzie Hair Parlor
LW High School Dist 210
Frankfort Public Library
Fat Rosie's Taco &
Budget Blinds of
Air Source 1
Orange Theory Fitness
Lincoln-Way East Athletic Boosters
Boy Scout Troop 270
Redemske & Associates
Kurtz Memorial Chapel
Frankfort SD 157-C
McDonald's on Lagrange
Local Printing & Design
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