Morton Matters Newsletter
June 2017
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June 29
4:30 - 6:00 pm
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Chamber Board Members
Jacque Austin
Paul Beckman
Brian Cross
Jamie Durdel
Nick Esser
Justin Ferrill
Barbara Heer
Craig Hilliard
Shelly Hunt, Treas.
Mary Jane Johnson
Cathy Kemp
David Mills
Tim Mueller
David Zern, Pres.
Alissa Williams, Vice Pres.
2017 Calendar
2017 150% Club
A Brush of Color
Aaron Miller, Real Estate Broker
Ackerman Family Farms
Alltrust Financial Management
Apostolic Christian Restmor
Barbara Heer, Broker
Brandon Wood Retirement Center
Captivation Dance by Kaleigh
Carius Dairy Queen
CORE Construction
Country Financial
Craig Barley
Crossroads Concrete
David Mills CPA LLC
David W. Kinsinger DDS
Deputy Duct, Div. of ATC Insulators
Heartland Veterinary Clinic
em.bel.lish hair design
IT360 Inc.
JA ROECKER Architecure/Structures
Jay Fox Insurance Agency
Jim Maloof Realtor
Jm Yordy
Keach Architectural Design
Kennel Lake Sportsmen's Club
Knapp Johnson Funeral Home
Kuhl Insurance
LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant
Le Nails & Spa
Lennie's Quality Meat Shop
Lighthouse Buick GMC
Liquor Station
Littlefield & Lovell Orthodontics
Marie Fisk, Realtor
Markley's Pest Elimination
McDonald's of Morton
Merlin Birky
Mike Murphy Ford
Mike Yordy Excavation
Mohr & Kerr Engineering & Land Surveying
Morton Buildings
Morton Collision Repair
Morton Dental Center
Morton Family Dentistry
Morton Financial Services
Morton VFW
Oak Lawn Estates
PC Doctor Computer Consulting
Peoria Area Association of Realtors
Ranson & Ranson Dental
RMH Foods
Schooner's of Morton
Season's Gastropub
Stephens Electric
The Iona Group
The Prassas Co./Morton
Towne Center
The Whisler Agency
Tri County Cleaning Systems
Two Men and a Truck
Village of Morton
Villas of Holly Brook
Web Services Inc.
West Central IL Bldg & Construction Trades Council
Witzig Financial Services
Wm. Aupperle & Sons
Yinlun USA Inc.
Yogi's Super Liquors
Pumpkin Festival Registrations Open
The following registrations are now open for the 51st Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival from September 13-16, 2017
Parade Marshal Nominations deadline is June 16
Last Chance for Festival Ads
Pumpkin Festival Logo
If you haven't done so, Morton Chamber members still have time to take advantage of this opportunity to promote your business to over 20,000 local and regional families! The official Pumpkin Festival Guide will be distributed through the Morton Courier and our elementary schools. It is also distributed at festival events and venues.
1/8 page (coupon): $150                  1/4 page: $400
1/2 page: $650                                  Full page: $1200
Learn More About Your Membership
Chamber 101
June 27 from noon to 1 pm
Chamber Office
FREE to Chamber Members

This one hour, informal get together includes a review of free member services, promotional opportunities, and our events and programs.  We encourage all new members, new managers, and current members who would like a quick reminder of their member benefits to join us! Lunch will be provided.
Memorial Plaza Pavers Still Available
Veterans Memorial Paver order forms are available at the Morton Chamber office or at the Morton Community Foundation or by downloading. Deadline for ordering is March 1, 2018.  Pavers will be installed by Memorial Day, 2018. 
Chamber Welcomes New Members for May
Complete interior tank trailer cleaning facility.

Integrative, functional health clinic that focuses on improving your quality of life.

Doll clothes, fabric items, and art
Leadership Women - Save the Date
August 8
Evening at Kemp 208
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Details coming soon!
Business Briefs
At CEFCU's recent Annual Meeting, the Credit Union reported outstanding achievements for 2016.  At the end of the year, assets were over $5.6 billion, which is an increase of over 6% compared to 2015.  Total membership for 2016 grew by over 6,500 members.  

Morton Fine Arts Association presents Arts in the Park on Thursday nights from June 22 to July 27. These live concerts will be held in the Idlewood Arts Pavilion. Learn more at
Morton Tourism News

The Morton Tourism Association (MTA) met with several business leaders/members on May 19 at the Chamber office. The next meeting will be 8 am on June 16 at the Tourism office, 200 South First Avenue.

The Morton Downtown Dining Stroll will be on June 1 from 5 - 7:30 pm. Eight Morton restaurants will be offering selections. Tickets will cost $1 and will be sold at the event.

Super Hero Day will be downtown on Saturday, June 10 from 
10 am to 3 pm.

All American Girl Day will be downtown on Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Morton Night with the Chiefs will be Saturday, June 17 at 
6:30 pm. Fred Bird appearance, fireworks, and a concert by Jason Gray.

Morton Chalk Challenge will be downtown on Saturday, June 24 from 8 am to 9 pm. Cash prizes for winners. 3D Chalk Artist Shaun Hays will be creating a premier piece. 

Go to to get more information and view all the Tourism events for the summer.
Morton Community Foundation News
by Scott Witzig

THANK YOU to the following individuals and businesses have joined the MCF as Annual Support Partners, signing their intention to give financially to the MCF operating fund on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis for a minimum of 3 to 5 years each.
Facade Grant Submittal Deadline June 13

The Building Facade Improvement Grant Program of the Village of Morton makes funds available to owners of properties and businesses located within the Morton Business District to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of the exterior of commercial buildings. Deadline to submit grants is June 13 at 5 pm at the Morton Village Hall, 120 North Main Street.