Week of May 24, 2021
Your Weekly E-Newsletter
Upcoming events
May 26: Board of Directors Meeting. 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.

June 3: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 19220 Greenwich Avenue, Mokena. 5:30 p.m. Free networking event. Map to location here.

June 8: June General Membership Meeting CANCELLED. We're making time for you to do your networking IN-PERSON the next day at The Sanctuary Golf Course! Reserve your foursome or sponsor a hole at our Golf Outing. Can't come out during the day? Join us in the evening for dinner, drinks, raffles, and fun! More info in box below.

June 9: Mokena Chamber Golf Outing at The Sanctuary Golf Course, New Lenox. Download the application for golfers and/or sponsors here.

July 4: 4th of July Parade! Step off time at noon. More info in box below.
Join us for the Chamber Golf Outing -
Wednesday, June 9 at The Sanctuary!
After our 2020 COVID-19 hiatus, we are thrilled that the 2021 Chamber Golf Outing is back! We aren't shy to say this is one of the BEST golf outings around!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Sanctuary Golf Course -
485 N. Marley Road, New Lenox
Shot Gun Scramble


We are looking for raffle prizes and items for our golfer's goodie bags! This is a great way to promote your business. Contact the chamber office at 708-479-2468 or chamber@mokena.com.
We're calling everyone we know to share the news!
The Mokena 4th of July Parade is back!
We are pleased to announce that the Mokena Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade is back! Join us Sunday, July 4 at noon stepping off at LaPorte Road and Mokena Street.
 
With Illinois currently in the Bridge Phase of the Governor’s Restore Illinois reopening plan, we are optimistically planning to run the parade in its traditional format. Whatever phase of the reopening plan the State should be in on July 4, however, rest assured we will conduct business consistent with executive orders of the Governor in place at that time.
 
On the day of the event, participants and spectators must adhere to CDC guidelines. At-a-distance viewing will also be available on our professional livestream. Application, sponsorship opportunities, possible updates and the livestream link can be found on the chamber’s website at mokena.com/fourth-of-july and our Facebook Event page.
Have your business listing include more info.
If your business falls into any of the categories below and you would like to have the info included on your online member profile on our website at mokena.com/member-directory please email us at chamber@mokena.com.

Currently the database system we use only allows for you to select one. Our apologies. As the technology evolves we are hoping to be able to make it unlimited options in the future.

Options are:
  • Veteran Owned
  • Woman Owned
  • Minority Owned
  • LGBTQ Owned

If you prefer not to answer and have the additional information featured on your listing, no problem!
Is there a category you don't see listed that you think we should add? Let us know!
Shaw Media's 2021 Best of Lincoln-Way Readers' Choice Awards!
We invite everyone to tell us who their favorite businesses are. There are over 60 categories to choose from including Health & Beauty, Food & Drink, Professional Services, House & Home and more. Find the category for your business and be sure to ask your customers to vote for you!

Voting is open from now through June 11. You may vote once per day, per category. The top two winning businesses will be recognized in a special section published on July 28.

Vote for yourselves and your fellow chamber members!!!!

Nominate Your Favorite Businesses for Southland's Best
SouthlandYourTimes.com website just launched! On June 1 we will be starting the nominations period for our first every “Southland’s Best” event. Southland’s Best is a chance to celebrate great local businesses across 150 categories in the towns of Mokena, Frankfort, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen and Lockport. Once our readers select the top 5 nominees in each category, we’ll begin the formal voting period starting July 29.

Mokena Strategic Planning Survey
The Mokena 159 Board of Education is embarking on a strategic planning process, and your feedback is critical to this process. 

This is an important process for our school district because it will help us identify long and short term goals, consider how best to allocate resources, and finally, determine a strategic course of action for the next 3-5 years.

Input from our entire Mokena 159 community will be instrumental in establishing a plan that is relevant to the district's future direction and priorities. We ask that you please take a few minutes to answer this survey which will be reviewed by the Board as well as the Strategic Planning Committee members. A link to the survey may be found HERE

Respectfully,

Dr. Mark Cohen, Superintendent, & the Mokena 159 Board of Education
So much important info from your fellow chamber members. Please read & support each other!!!
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
Upcoming Workshops at the Workforce Center of Will County
Upcoming Webinars
May is World Trade Month
May is World Trade Month and the SBA has teamed up with partnering organizations to offer webinars all month to help small business owners gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. All webinars begin at 1 p.m.

  • May 25 | Business Beyond Borders: Commemorating World Trade Month | Register here

  • May 27 | Logistics of Growing Global eCommerce | Register here
Take our Weekly Poll!
Final results in next week's E-Newsletter.
Have you turned on your air conditioner at home?
Yes
No
Results from last week's poll
Have you ever answered a poll question with a random answer?

Yes: 0%
No: 42.9%
Pancakes: 57.1%
Welcome to our new members!
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708-694-2032

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708-995-5287

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800-200-8733

708-580-6390
These members renewed their chamber investment in the past 30 days!
As a chamber member you can receive discounted Constant Contact service!
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If you are an existing Constant Contact customer, but would like to receive the Chamber Member benefits, please email billingadjustment@constantcontact.com

More information here! Plus enjoy a 60-day free trial if you're still thinking this offer is too good to be true!
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!

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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