Week of July 29, 2019
Your Weekly E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events
August 13:  Monthly General Membership Meeting at Mokena Community Public Library,11327 W. 195th Street, Mokena. 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Gwendolyn J. Sterk of Sterk Family Group. Sponsored by Sterk Family Law Group. Free networking event.

August 14: Mokena Community Night at the Joliet Slammers. Business After Hours at 5 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room. Game time 7:05 p.m. $10 tickets available through the Chamber Office. More info in box below.

August 28: Board of Di rector's Meeting. 8 a.m. at the Chamber Office.

September 2: Chamber office closed for Labor Day.

September 9 - 13: National Chamber of Commerce Week

September 10: Monthly General Membership Meeting at Mokena Community Public Library,11327 W. 195th Street, Mokena. 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Gage Callahan of Speakeasy Marketing and Media. Free networking event.

September 12: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Business After Hours at the new and improved Mokena Chamber of Commerce Office! 5 to 8 p.m. Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m. 11104 Front Street, Suite 1B, Mokena.

September 19: Business After Hours at FNBC Bank and Trust, 11100 Front Street, Mokena. 5 to 7 p.m.

September 25: Board of Di rector's Meeting. 8 a.m. at the Chamber Office.
Mokena Community Night at the Slammers - August 14
Head to the ball game and watch the Joliet Slammers play the Washington Wild Things. Gates open 6:05 pm - Game time 7:05 pm.
Free Business After Hours - 5 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room.

Any company (or group) purchasing 30 tickets or more will be given a table on the concourse to advertise their business.

Tickets are $10. PLEASE purchase tickets through the Mokena Chamber Office – 11104 Front St. Mokena. (Children under 2 FREE)
Local Golf Outings this summer!
Monthly General Membership Meeting - August 13
Join us on Tuesday, August 13, for our Monthly General Membership Meeting. These meetings are always held the second Tuesday of the month from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the Mokena Community Public Library Community Room (lower level). 11327 W. 195th Street, Mokena.

Speaker: Gwendolyn J. Sterk of the Sterk Family Law Group.

Topic: Let's Roll! Positive Teamwork Achieves More.

Free networking event.

Be prepared to give your 30 second elevator speech! Free networking event. Click here to view flyer.

Would you like to sponsor an upcoming meeting? You will receive one month of exposure when we promote this event in our E-Newsletters, our Facebook Event, our Social Media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and on our website.
Are you joining us?
Mokena Public Library Community Room (lower level)

08/13/19 - 08/13/19

I will be there!
Take our Weekly Poll!
Final results in next week's E-Newsletter. Can't wait that long? Mid-week results revealed on our Wednesday Facebook Live broadcast at noon!
Bears Training Camp is underway! Do you think they will make it to the Super Bowl this season?
No way
Last week's results:
Do you prefer the extreme heat or the extreme cold?
Heat - 81.3%
Cold - 18.8%
The Mid-Week Chamber Check-In Facebook LIVE!
Check out last week's Facebook Live Mid-Week Chamber Check-In for July 24, 2019.
The Mid-Week Chamber Check-In for Wednesday, July 24, 2019. We discuss the new website, today's (7/24/19) Board of Director's meeting, Member Appreciation Month in September, the General Membership Meeting on August 13, the  Mokena Community Night at Joliet Slammers  on August 14, and the 4th of July Parade Trophy Presentation.
The Facebook Live Mid-Week Chamber Check-In happens (almost) every Wednesday around noon. Watch to see if your business is given a special shout out during the broadcast!
Be sure you have "liked" our chamber page so you don't miss out! Mokena Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. 
Welcome to our new members that joined in the past 30 days!
8508 W. 192nd St., Mokena

16525 W. 159th St. #147, Lockport

14701 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park

17715 Haas Road, Mokena.
(815) 485-7391

9755 W. 143rd Street, Orland Park


Glass Etc.
(815) 469-6022

19620 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena


Thank you to these members for renewing your chamber investment in the past 30 days!
New Resident 'Swag Bag' marketing opportunity for you.
As a member of the Mokena Chamber of Commerce you can be one of the first businesses to welcome new residents to Mokena!

When new residents set up their utilities account at Village Hall, they are given a card to bring to the Chamber Office to redeem for a Welcome Swag Bag of free gifts, including promotional items and coupons from Chamber member businesses, along with information about the community.

To participate in the Welcome to Mokena program, we just ask that you provide a promotional item for the Welcome Bag, and/or a coupon for your business.

To participate, we ask for a 12-month commitment in the program. In return, at the end of each quarter, you will receive the mailing addresses of the Welcome Swag Bag recipients who have opted to receive information from you.

The program fee is only $200 per year!

News from Lincoln-Way High School #210
Available for purchase at the Chamber Office!
“The 1926 Orland Park Murder Mystery.” Written by Mokena native, author, and historian Matthew T. Galik.

Copies of this true-crime book are available for purchase for $20 at our office.

Book description: On the morning of April 14, 1926, the Inland Steel payroll delivery was hijacked in Indiana Harbor. Later that afternoon, Will County deputy sheriff and Mokena resident Walter Fisher died in a hail of gunfire just outside Orland Park. That night, the bullet-riddled body of Santo Calabrese turned up on a Broadview road.

The exact sequence of events remains uncertain, but a jury was able to trace enough of the day’s violent trajectory to send Daniel Hesly on the path to Alcatraz.

Matthew Galik leaps into a drama of high-speed pursuit and mistaken identity that shocked the jaded sensibilities of Prohibition-era Chicago and plunged the town of Mokena into mourning.
If you would like your information included below, submit as either a Word Document, PDF, or a website link by 3:30 p.m. on the Friday before the week you would like it included. Reply to this email or send to chamber@mokena.com
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Berkot's Super Foods - 20005 S. Wolf Road, Mokena
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Melissa M. Fedora
Executive Director
Mokena Chamber of Commerce
11104 Front Street, Suite 1B
Mokena, IL 60448
Tel: 708-479-2468
Fax: 708-479-7144