Guide to Small Business
COVID-19 Emergency Loans
What Small Businesses Need to Know About the New Pandemic Relief Package – Changes to PPP and More
Information from the U.S. Chamber here
A description of the PPP loans for 501c6, put together by the American Society of Association Executives here
Click on a flyer below to
open and print
Register here for MGN.
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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:
Selling for Non-Salespeople (with SCORE)
January 7 at 2pm
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 21st 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
Phillips Chevrolet has been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s highest honor, the “Torch Award.” This prestigious award is given to businesses that represent the highest business standards of honesty, and integrity. For over 50 years, Phillips Chevrolet takes a great deal of pride in providing a fair, quality car-buying and service experience, with non-commission salespeople and transparent pricing. Phillips Chevrolet has been the #1 Selling Chevy dealer in Illinois for 14 consecutive years, with locations in Frankfort, Lansing and Bradley.
Office space for rent in Frankfort at 10175 Vans Drive.
$1,950/month for a minimum 24-month contract. All water and electric utilities are included in the rent as well as there are no additional tax bills owed.
Office 1 18 X 14; Office 2 15 X 14; Office Area 29 X 25; Storage Room 3 X 9; Kitchen 12 X 8.5; Restroom 9 X 7 + 3 X 3 shower; Entrance 14 X 7; Hall 12 X 5.
21 topics in 21 minutes for 2021 growth. In less than 30 minutes, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College will help you prioritize key 2021 business plans whether it is for your people, your product, your marketing, your sales, your money or the impact of this crisis. In this short one-on-one exercise, we will help you determine up to 3 of the biggest opportunities for growth in the year ahead. We will offer no-cost tools to develop your strategy for success in those areas. Email us at SBDC@JJC.edu and we will send you a link for registration.
Coping with COVID-19: "What Kids Need" and "Facing Loneliness" on Thurs. Jan. 7 at 8pm.
Listen to these two 15-30 minute episodes of the Checking In with Susan David podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and join us on Zoom to talk about how you’re dealing with the pandemic as the weather gets colder and as we’re all going more stir-crazy.
Virtual CoffeeCake & Crime on Fri. Jan. 8 at 1pm.
Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's selection: The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu. First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, readers are introduced to amateur sleuth Su Lin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore. A limited number of print copies are available to check out at the Library.
Virtual Program: Chair Yoga on Thurs. Jan. 21 at 10am.
Join librarian and yoga instructor Jill Ganeshan for a guided and reflective yoga practice that helps you wake up your body and face life's challenges the best you can. You'll consciously move the spine, create heat in your core, breathe, and meditate with the aid of a chair. Be prepared with an armless chair ideally, placed on carpet, sticky mat, or stable rug.
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
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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