Shop Small Saturday
Early Bird Event
Watch for a list of participating Frankfort businesses to be posted at www.FrankfortChamber.com and on the
Chamber’s Facebook and Instagram.
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Join the Holiday FUN at the Chamber's 25th Annual Midnight Madness--specials, raffles, refreshments and more!
Stroll, shop and dine in a safe, socially distanced environment from 6pm-midnight, Friday, Dec. 11
Also visit the 17 Giving Trees around town and support local non-profits (watch for information and map).
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State of Illinois Business Interruption Grants: An Update with DCEO Director Erin Guthrie
Watch the webinar replay here
To date, DCEO has already awarded 4,000 grants across Illinois, with an average grant size of $23,000. Additional funding remains, with grants available in amounts of up to $150,000. Details and eligibility guidelines can be found online dceo.illinois.gov .
Tier 3 mitigations effective November 11
Governor Pritzker announced new Tier 3 mitigations for regions 5, 7 and 8, which includes Will County. The mitigations follow the announcement of 10,573 new cases of COVID-19 across the state and rising positivity rates.
Bars and Restaurants
- Reduce party size from 10 to six individuals
Meetings, Social Events and Gatherings
- Maximum indoor/outdoor gathering size of 10 individuals
- Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings
- This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general business guidance, such as office, retail, etc.
- Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning
Not applicable to sports, see sports guidance
- Promote work from home when possible
Organized Group Recreational Activities
- Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors
- Groups limited to 10 individuals or fewer
- Does not apply to fitness centers
(These mitigations do not apply to schools.)
Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations are available 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
ComEd offering help to families and businesses experiencing financial challenges caused by pandemic
ComEd is offering a comprehensive customer support package to help families and communities who are recovering from the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These assistance measures include:
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Business Nixle Information System
This free service allows the Frankfort Police Department to disseminate business specific safety and crime trend information.
Joining is Easy
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
• Your name and business name
• E-mail address you can access to receive information
• Mobile phone number
An unlimited number of representatives from your business can register, but we highly recommend at least one manager register per business. The information shared will be business specific, however this group will also receive alerts pertinent to general public safety.
Questions? Call the Frankfort Police Department at (815)469-9435 or email email@example.com
Employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Dec. 31
ALERT on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Law: Public Act 101-0221 amended the Illinois Human Rights Act ("IHRA") requiring: Illinois employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020 and annually thereafter; restaurants and bars to establish and disseminate a written policy on sexual harassment prevention training and provide "supplemental" sexual harassment prevention training; and the Illinois Department of Human Rights ("IDHR") to develop a model sexual harassment prevention training program for use by employers.
Employers may develop their own sexual harassment prevention training program that equals or exceeds the minimum standards for sexual harassment prevention training outlined in Section 2-109(B) and/or Section 2-110(C) of IHRA. More information on the IDHR website here
Joliet Junior College is offering several online Sexual Harassment Workshops. More information and registration can be found here.
OFFERS & EVENTS
Santa is dropping presents early this holiday season to a few lucky winners! The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence is holding an inaugural $10,000 Golf Ball Drop fundraiser at Sanctuary Golf Course at Noon, Dec. 2. Golf Balls are one for $20, three for $50, and seven for $100.
Purchase golf balls today for your chance to win a $10,000 Grand Prize! The ball that is at the bottom (or closest to the pin) will receive the First Prize of $1,000, the Second Prize winner (second ball from bottom or second closest) will receive $500, Third Prize (third ball from bottom or third closest) and Farthest From the Hole winners will each receive a $200 Sanctuary Gift Card. A sealed envelope containing a random number from 1 to 1000 will be placed into Santa’s Hat, and if that number matches the First Prize-winning number, that winner will receive the $10,000 Grand Prize! A maximum of 1000 balls will be sold and dropped. Sales will end on the morning of December 2. Winners do not need to be present. If 400 balls or less are sold, the Foundation reserves the right to reduce all prize payouts 50%, excluding the Grand Prize.
This event will be live-streamed on Lincoln-Way 210’s Facebook page and replayed at a later date. A very special "thank you" to the Village of New Lenox, New Lenox Fire Protection District, and Sanctuary Golf Course for making this event happen.
Christmas Raffle Tickets
(LWABWO) Christmas Auction has been canceled. Since this is the only event that we do
to raise money for Lincoln-Way area students, we are holding an online raffle that will be streamed on Facebook Live at 7pm on Dec. 15, 2020.
You may purchase raffle tickets:
· Moody Blues Jean Boutique, 1844 E. Lincoln Hwy. Kathy Wilda or a member of her staff will be able to assist.
· You also can send a check to us, PO Box 366, New Lenox, IL 60451 - we will mail you out the ticket.
1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
The organization also accepts monetary donations.
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.
In response to the Executive Order issued on November 17, Frankfort Park District has cancelled in-person recreation programming, effective Friday, November 20. The Founders Center office will be CLOSED effective end of day November 20.
“Have you missed going to the movies and indulging in your favorite snacks? The Emagine Frankfort Movie Theatre is now open and giving you the opportunity to experience The Magic of Movies and More! Check out our website at www.emagine-entertainment.com for showtimes and private theatre rental opportunities.
Emagine Frankfort is located at 19965 South La Grange Rd., Frankfort Il and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.”
Effective Friday, November 20, in response to current public health guidance and increasing rates of infection and hospitalization due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Frankfort Public Library District will be closed to the public until further notice, except for some limited services.
The following services are available:
- Telephone, chat, and email Reference and Reader’s Advisory (Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm).
- Book drops are open and all returned items are quarantined before being checked in.
- Vestibule pickup for holds and DIY kits (Mon-Thu 9:30am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm). Please call the Circulation Desk at 815-469-2423, prompt 3 when you arrive in the Library’s parking lot.
- Virtual programming.
- Donations for the Crisis Center and Lions Club Wish Lists can be placed inside their donation boxes which are located in the vestibule.
- Some Children’s Craft take-aways will be available in the vestibule on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The following services are available by appointment only for Frankfort Public Library District cardholders:
- Notary, proctoring, computers, copying, faxing, and printing. (Mon-Thu 9:30am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm). Please call Adult Services at 815-534-6173.
- Home Delivery for on-hold items. Please call our Outreach Librarian at 815-534-6167.
Get Protected With COVID-19 Panels!
Getting back to "normal" is important to everyone, but doing it safely is key. Resuming business with new safety precautions can be hard, but we are here to help. Contact us at Advance Glass & Facility Repairs to help your business reopen and operate safely by ordering /installing COVID-19 Panels. Protective freestanding COVID-19 Panels guard against sneezing and coughing, cutting down the spread of germs drastically. We make all kinds of different variations to suit your business needs. Call us today for an estimate or more information at (708)756-0700.
The CDC now estimates that roughly 40% of COVID-19 transmissions are happening before people feel sick or show any symptoms, and 35% of those with COVID-19 never show symptoms at all. Knowing this makes it increasingly more important for everyone to consider testing to check for both current or past infection, especially before returning to work or other activities. Click on the link to learn more about ARCpoint Labs of Orland Park’s customizable service offerings and help #preventthespread.
METT Therapy Services is a therapist-owned physical and occupational therapy company that has been located in the south suburbs for over 20 years. METT Therapy contracts with Franciscan Health and is located in the heart of Frankfort at 10367 West Lincoln Highway.
METT Therapy provides individualized care for various post-surgical, orthopedic, neurological, chronic pain and vestibular conditions. METT Therapy is following all CDC guidelines to ensure our patients’ safety is of top priority during these difficult times. METT also accepts most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid and is now offering telehealth services. Call (708) 679-2940 for more information or to set up an evaluation today!
Elements by The Odyssey- As we navigate through this unprecedented time and resume business with new safety precautions, let Elements put you at ease. We are prepared to accommodate smaller events taking proper safety measures and procedures. INQUIRE TODAY ABOUT RENTAL RATES!
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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
GT Luscome Co.
Amazing Love Lutheran
State Senator Michael
Crisis Center for South
Yarns to Dye For
Amazing Fantasy Book &
Frankfort Cub Scout
Community Services Foundation
Chef Tara Triefenbach
S& J Door
ATA National Title Group
Biskup & Segui Pediatric
Littleton Claim Services
Lange Tax & Financial
Frankfort Machine & Tool
The Maddog Strong
Illinois Foot & Ankle
Kole Digital Systems
Park Ace Hardware
South Oak Dodge
Fuse Salon & Spa
The Brow Lounge
Hickory Creek Church
Aura Bella Salon & Day
Law Office of Richard
St. Peter's Preschool
Frankfort Auto Haus
Dykstra Home Services
Frankfort Memorial VFW
The Family Hearth
Summit Hill Education
Payroc, Bryan Moberg
Trinity Services Inc.
World Data Systems
New Horizons Family
The Alexa Group of
Sterk Family Law Group
John's Auto Service
Unlimited Masonry & Construction
The College Aid
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