Week of September 2, 2019
Your Weekly E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events
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: Ryan Hesslau of ForeverU. 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. Also, join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our upstairs neighbor MBLO Funding Inc./ Lincoln-Way Realty. Same time/location!

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

September 22: 1st Annual Mokena Chamber Ambassador Program "Kick the Keg" fundraiser at Crafted Bottle Shop and Tap Room, 19200 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. 12 to 4 p.m. Raffles, games, networking and fun! Light refreshments by chamber vendors. If you would like your business promoted at this event, please consider donating a raffle prize! Please contact Melissa at the Chamber Office or Ambassador Chair Susie Stringham at susie@StringhamInsurance.com with any questions!

September 25: Board of Di rector's Meeting. 8 a.m. at the Chamber Office.
Mokena Chamber of Commerce Community Expo 2019
Join us for our Annual Mokena Chamber of Commerce Community Business Expo!
October 5, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Held at The Mokena Community Park District's The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10845 LaPorte Road, Mokena.

Chamber Member Booth: $160
Non-Chamber Member Booth: $355
(includes 1-year chamber membership)
Non-Profit & Taxing Bodies Booth: $100
Home Based Business Booth: $100
Electricity: $50
(Reserved to only the first 25 requested)

A single booth space is 10'x10'. Each booth is provided 1 table (1 1/2' x 8'), 2 chairs, white plastic table cloth and skirting.

Expo Sponsorship Opportunities!
Choose from three different exciting sponsorship opportunities to best suit your marketing plan!

Exhibitor Gold Sponsor - $350
Have your logo included in 4 ads in the Mokena Messenger, link to your website on our website,
E-Newsletter & Facebook Expo Event page, signage at event, logo on 350 Welcome Bags distributed at event. DEADLINE: 9/13/19 *Email logo to chamber@mokena.com as JPEG or PNG.
Exhibitor Silver Sponsor - $250
Have your logo included in 2 ads in the Mokena Messenger, link to your business on our website,
E-Newsletter, and Facebook event page, signage at event. DEADLINE: 9/20/19   
Welcome Bag Sponsor - $125
Have your business logo included on 350 reusable Welcome Bags that will be distributed at event. DEADLINE: 9/16/19 *Email logo to chamber@mokena.com as JPEG or PNG.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Mokena Chamber Board of Directors
Per the Mokena Chamber of Commerce Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is accepting applications for the 2020 Board of Directors.

Applicants are selected by a Nominating Committee based upon service in the Chamber as well as background and experience. This slate of Directors is presented for election to the general membership at the November General Membership Meeting. Seating of the new board will take place at the December 2019 Board of Directors meeting.

Unfortunately, due to limits we may not be able to accept every applicant, but we encourage you to apply if you are interested. All applications should be submitted to the Mokena Chamber of Commerce Office, 11104 Front Street, Suite 1B, Mokena, IL 60448, or via email to chamber@mokena.com no later than October 11, 2019.

Mokena Logo-Alone
Come out and Kick the Keg with the Chamber Ambassador Committee!!!
The Mokena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee is hosting their very first Kick the Keg fundraiser at chamber member Crafted Bottle Shop and Tap Room !

We will be tapping a very special beer brewed by chamber member Tribes Beer Company. The 5-0 Copper Lager was created in collaboration with the Mokena Fire Protection District and the Mokena Police Department. $1 of every pint purchased at our fundraiser will be donated to the 100 Club of Will County, which supports families of Fire/Police/First Responders whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty.

This is a family friendly event! Light refreshments will be provided.

If you would be willing to donate a raffle prize for the event, please reply to this email or call the chamber office at 708-479-2468. Thank you in advance!

Monthly General Membership Meeting - September 10
Join us on Tuesday, September 10, 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: Ryan Hesslau of foreverU
Topic: The Power of Perspective

We are still looking for a sponsor for this event! For $75 you get your business logo on all marketing materials and you may speak for 10 minutes at the meeting!

Free networking event.

Be prepared to give your 30 second elevator speech! Free networking event.

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)

09/10/19 - 09/10/19

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!
The NFL's 100th season begins Thursday. Who is your favorite current Bears player?
Mitch Trubisky
Khalil Mack
Kyle Long
Allen Robinson
Roquan Smith
Last week's results:
Today is National Dog Day! If you were a breed of dog, what breed would you be?
Jack Russell - small, tough, opinionated - 9.1%
German Shepherd - Incredibly protective of those close to you - 31.8%
Poodle - beautifully presented, classy, poised - 4.5%
Golden Retriever - warm, cuddly, great with kids - 40.9%
Pit Bull - scary until people get to know you - 13.6%
The Mid-Week Chamber Check-In Facebook LIVE!
Check out last week's Facebook Live Mid-Week Chamber Check-In for August 21, 2019.
The Mid-Week Chamber Check-In for Wed. Aug. 21, 2019. We take the show on the road to  CTO Enterprises  while the chamber office is under construction with the tile wall replacement by  Relentless Carpentry Inc.  and  The Floor 4U.com !
We play a little game called "How Well Does Melissa know her Members?" Watch Melissa try to guess your favorite subjects as answered in last week's E-Newsletter poll. Thank you to our wonderful game show host Samantha Tunney for the assist!
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. 
Local Golf Outings this summer!
Welcome to our new members that joined in the past 30 days!
Blackhawk Properties, LLC
19102 S. Blackhawk Pkwy. Mokena

19416 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena

19226 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena

8002 189th Street, Mokena

11106 Front Street, Mokena

8508 W. 192nd Street, Mokena

16525 W. 159th St. #147, Lockport
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

September 2019

September 4

September 5

September 7

September 9

September 21

September 28

October 3

October 6

October 26 & 27

And now a word from our 2019 Premier Sponsor
Berkot's Super Foods - 20005 S. Wolf Road, Mokena
Quick Chamber Links
Quick Community Links
Follow us, we're social!
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