Pritzker: Region 7 to remain under strict mitigation, which prohibits indoor dining and group gatherings of more than 25 people.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
20 Kansas St., Frankfort
Registration required here
Of course, you also will have to opportunity to introduce yourself and give any business updates.
1 FOURSOME AVAILABLE
For Monday, Sept. 21 Community Golf Outing at Prestwick Country Club. $160 per golfer. Call the Chamber to register,
Resumes in the COVID-19 Era
Wednesday, Sept. 30
$10 Chamber members
$15 for future members
Registration open soon!
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A webinar presented by Lauren, Milligan, of ResuMAYDAY. Lauren is sought out as an industry leader, frequently interviewed in media including on television, radio and the web.
Lauren will share her top-level advice for updating and polishing your resume. She will review each component of a resume in an interactive way, using examples and exercises for you to do at home. She also will also address transferable skills and how to promote yourself for an industry or role transition. Lastly, She also will share insider secrets that employers and recruiters can’t/won’t tell you.
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:
Replay of Town Hall on State's
Graduated Income Tax Ballot Initiative
The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBC) and the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE) hosted a Town Hall Tuesday on the state's graduated income tax ballot initiative. Click here to view the replay of this very informative discussion.
The event featured two guest speakers who provided different perspectives.
Ralph Matire, the Executive Director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. Ralph presented arguments in support of the ballot initiative.
Leslie Munger, Former Illinois Comptroller and Deputy Governor, and a current board member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. She presented arguments against the ballot initiative.
The SBC and IACCE received tremendous feedback on this Town Hall and will be putting together a follow-up forum where questions and answers can be addressed. Watch for more information.
Chamber Seeking Board of Director Nominations
The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations from Chamber members who want to join our Board of Directors.This is a great opportunity to work with other members of the community to strengthen the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce and the entire community. Eligible individuals have been active in the Chamber for at least one year and are a current member in good standing. Each elected official commits to a 3-year-term (unless filling a vacated seat) on the board. The application can be found at https://www.frankfortchamber.com/about-us/board-of-directors/
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Frankfort Police Department encourages you to join its new Business Nixle Information System
This free service will allow the Frankfort Police Department to disseminate business specific safety and crime trend information.
Joining is Easy
E-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training required for all employees by Dec. 31
Recent changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) require all Illinois employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by December 31, 2020, and once per year thereafter – and tasked the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) with creating a model sexual harassment training program employers could use to meet that requirement.
After several delays, the IDHR released its model sexual harassment prevention training program along with an FAQ. Now that we have the IDHR’s model training, all Illinois employers should begin planning on how they will administer the training to all employees – including part-time employees, short-term or temporary employees, interns, and so on – especially since the IDHR announced that it will not extend the Dec.31, 2020 deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses who fail to comply with this law will receive a notice from the Illinois Department of Human Rights requiring employers to comply within 30 days. If the employer does not comply within the 30 days, the employer will receive a civil fine.
Family Fall Campfire & Overnight Campout: Friday, Sept. 18 at Commissioners Park, 22108 S. 80th Ave. Family Fun! Start the fall season out with your family and friends. Enjoy a cool fall evening around a campfire in Commissioners Park. Roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate, play field games, enjoy a hayride and listen to ghost stories. For the fourth year, bring your tent and sleeping bags to camp overnight at Commissioners Park. Families will enjoy an outdoor movie with popcorn and a continental breakfast in the morning. Family fun for all! Campfire Only: 6:30 - 8:00 pm and is FREE (Pre-registration required). Overnight Campout: 6:30 pm (Friday) - 9am (Saturday), $39 per campsite (up to 6 people). Campout Registration Deadline: Sept. 15.
Mother-Son Prince Charming Dance: Friday, Sept. 25 from 6-8pm at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St. $15/NR $20 per person. Moms and sons join us for a fun night to show off your best dance moves. Whether you dress fancy-formal or NOT, this is a night you will remember for years to come. Light refreshments will be served along with entertainment courtesy of a live DJ. Pre-registration is required, NO TICKETS will be sold at the door. Registration Deadline: Sept. 21 or until filled.
Scarecrow Building Contest: All entries are due by Oct. 7. Calling all scout groups, homeowners associations, business members and families…Join 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 Aug. 24. All entries are due by October 7. Voting will run from Oct. 9-31. Voting will take place at the Founders Community Center office and 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!
Virtual Tuesday With Friends Book Discussion on Tue. Sept. 15 at 1pm. Join us via Zoom to discuss "They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei. In an award winning Graphic Novel, George Takei, well-known for his acting role on "Star Trek", recounts his childhood memories during WWII within American concentration camps
Virtual Volunteer Fair Series: Lulu's Locker Rescue on Wed. Sept. 16 at 7pm. First in our Virtual Volunteer Fair Series is Lulu's Locker Rescue. Join FPLD and Lulu's founders Dawn and Mike Copp to get to know more about their local non-profit. Take a tour of their facility and see how you can help by adopting, volunteering, donating, and more. You may make a match - as a volunteer or with a new furry friend!
Virtual Let's Talk About Race Discussion on Thurs. Sept. 17 at 7pm. Join us to watch Vernā Myers' TED Talk "How to Overcome Our Biases" and for a discussion on biases and what we can do. Myers encourages us to recognize our own biases in order to actively combat them, emphasizing a "low guilt, high responsibility" philosophy. In her work she points to her own inner biases, because, as she says, "People relax when they know the diversity lady has her own issues."
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!
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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The College Aid
Perma Graphic Printers
Triple R Child Care
Nothing Bundt Cakes,
Rose Pest Solutions
Laura M. Galvin, CPA
K-9 Tail Shakers
Curtain Call Community
Collections at 110
Precise Tree Care
Palermo's of 63rd
Sports & Spine
Oak Leaf Realty
Kolodzeij, Eisen & Fey
Eternally Green Lawn
Ridgeworth Roofing Inc.
The Wine Thief Bistro &
Glory Bee Gifts
A1 Eco/Lindsay Water
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