IMPORTANT: Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner Update
Due to the rising COVID positivity rates and gatherings still limited to 25 people, we are postponing the dinner and awards portion of our Annual Meeting until late January. The new date will be announced later this week. All tickets and sponsorships already sold will be honored at the January event.
In the meantime, please join us at 5:30pm, Nov. 18 via Zoom for the meeting portion of the event as we present for your approval the 2021 Board of Directors slate and the Chamber Bylaws.
Register here to attend so you can voice your vote. The Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.
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
Register here for the last
Virtual Meet, Greet & Network of the year on Nov. 17.
The Zoom link will be sent after you register.
We are now scheduling presenters and sponsors for the 2021 MGN season.
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.
If your business would like to participate and offer early discounts, register here.
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.
Watch for a list of participating businesses
to be posted at FrankfortChamber.com
and the Chamber’s Facebook and Instagram.
Support your Community--
Shop, Dine and Play LOCAL!
If your business would like to take part in Midnight Madness and stay open until midnight, register here.
Apply for Small Business Assistance Grant by Nov. 16
Small businesses located in Will County with less than 50 full-time employees and under $5 million in annual gross revenues are encouraged to apply for the second round of the COVID-19 (CARES Act) Small Business Assistance Grant Program.
Apply by Nov. 16 to receive up to $15,000. Eligibility, application and more information here
Apply for second round of Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program
The second round of funding for the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program went live Sept. 17. $220 million is available for small businesses of all types in Illinois.
More details on the latest round of funding and how to apply can be found here
BIG was developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs.
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
Shark Shredding is hosting a Veterans Day shredding event from 8am-Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
As a way of showing our appreciation for their dedication, hard work, and sacrifices, Shark Shredding is proud to offer a 50% Discount on Shredding to all Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders.*
Shark Shredding is located at 18781 S. 90th Ave, Ste G., Mokena. *Appointment and Valid ID Required. Call 708-388-0011 to schedule your appointment.
by calling 708-798-9171.
Pre-orders must be placed by Noon,Monday, Nov. 23. Orders will be available for pick-up at the Homewood or Mokena Cancer Support Center locations
on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1-6pm Homewood; 11am-2pm Mokena,19645 S. LaGrange Road.
This event is sponsored by the Cancer Support Centers Homewood and Mokena Community Board.
All proceeds support the Cancer Support Centers of Homewood and Mokena.
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.
Joliet Junior College is hosting an Apprenticeship Webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 10 during National Apprenticeship Week.
The goal of our program is to increase awareness about Apprenticeships and explain how this type of program can provide a valuable workforce solution for area companies. During the webinar, we’ll also share JJC’s program and discuss benefits of partnering with JJC’s program.
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.
Advanced sign up is required for all members and non-members. Go to www.kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org
to sign up and get information about safety measures they have in place.
Before your arrival, please be aware of the following:
* Health screening and liability waiver must be signed for every visit
*Temperature will be taken before entering the museum.
*Mask must be worn by every adult and child 2 years old and older.
*Social distancing must be maintained in all areas of the museum.
Turkey Time Fun: Monday, November 23, 10:30am- 12:15pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. 4-10 years and $9/NR $12. Here’s your chance to burn off some of your energy before eating all that turkey on Thanksgiving. Kids will have fun playing games, making a turkey craft and enjoying some ice cream. Stay after for the annual Turkey Shoot basketball competition at 12:45pm. Registration Deadline: November 16.
Letters to Santa: Due Date: December 2 by 5 pm. Park District Residents Only. Starting Nov. 16, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed at the Founders Community Center. Santa will personally write to each family who writes him a letter, provided that all letters are received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 2. Santa can only send letters to children who include the following: child’s full name, address, city, zip code and of course, their wish list! Parents, please complete checklist when sending the letter. Checklists will be available at the main office or on the Park District website www.frankfortparks.org
Please address letters to:
Santa Claus, 25 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole
(c/o Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL 60423).
Due Date: Dec. 2 by 5pm
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!
“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.”
Virtual Nonfiction at Night on Mon. Nov 9 at 7pm
This month's selection is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. The author gives a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
Social Services Help on Thurs. Nov 12 at 1pm. Are you needing assistance with job, legal, housing, substance abuse, and unemployment resources, or SNAP, & COVID-19 forms? Meet with the library's Social Work Resource Specialist on Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for a 30-minute appointment in the Lab, by phone, or by Zoom.
Laughter Yoga for Stress Relief, Resilience and Well Being on Thurs. Nov 12 at 7pm. Coach Alexa Drubay will give a short introduction to Laughter Yoga, followed by a highly interactive Zoom session which includes laughter exercises, and yogic breathing exercises (hence the word YOGA in Laughter Yoga). There are no yoga poses. However, it does include movements such as clapping, stretching, and dancing. All exercises can be performed seated or standing.
Register here or call 815-534-6173.
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!
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