Week of June 17, 2019
Your Weekly E-Newsletter
Upcoming Chamber Events
June 20: Multi-Chamber Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Fabulously Sweet Creations, 19070 Everett Blvd. Ste. 112, Mokena. 5 to 7 p.m. Free networking event.
June 25: Business After Hours at LincolnWay Community Bank, 19102 S. 88th Ave., Mokena. 5 to 7 p.m. Free networking event. Please RSVP to m.depaolis@lwcbank.com . Click here for flyer.
June 26: Board of Di rector's Meeting. 8 a.m. at the Chamber Office.

June 27: Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Oasis Hospice and Palliative Care, 10010 W. 190th Place, Mokena. BAH: 5 to 8 p.m. Ribbon Cutting: 5:30 p.m. Free networking event.

July 4: 4th of July Parade - 10 a.m. More information in box below.

July 5: Chamber Office closed.

July 9: Monthly General Membership Meeting at Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th Street, Mokena. 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Ken Miller of the Joliet Slammers. Have your picture taken with the 2018 Championship Trophy! Free networking event.

July 11: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Relive Physical Therapy/Gold Coast Orthopaedics, 19070 Everett Blvd. Suite 108, Mokena. 5:30 p.m. Free networking event.

July 12: Aesthetica Day Spa 8th Anniversary Party, 18700 S. Wolf Rd. Ste. 204, Mokena. 4 to 7 p.m. Free networking event.

July 24: Board of Di rector's Meeting. 8 a.m. at the Chamber Office.
Be part of the 4th of July Parade!
Parade theme: Heroes Among Us! Celebrate the everyday people that live and work in our community.

Our local parade is a great way to celebrate with the community & promote your business/organization/cause to the thousands of people that attend the parade and the thousands more that watch it as it is replayed many times on Mokena’s Cable Channel 6, online, and on our Chamber YouTube channel!

Chamber Members and Non-Profits can participate in the parade FREE of charge.

All other entries are $125.

Deadline June 21

Back once again by popular demand is our Candy Bag Sponsorship! Have your logo and/or flyers included on/in our 1,500 reusable candy bags distributed along the parade route! Three different options to choose from!  Click here for more info.

Chaired by Cindy Gamboa of  Interior Insight Marketing  and co-chaired by Ed Kasza of  The Little Guys.
Monthly General Membership Meeting - July 9
Join us on Tuesday, July 9, 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: Ken Miller, of the Joliet Slammers. Have your picture taken with the 2018 Championship Trophy!

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)

07/09/19 - 07/09/19

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!
Will you be celebrating Independence Day with us?
Yes, I will be participating in the Parade!
Yes, I will be attending the Parade!
No, I will be out of town.
Last week's results:
Have you had a chance to play golf this season?
Yes, could not wait to get out there! - 15.4%
No, I have not had a chance yet - 23.1%
No, I don't golf - 61.5%
Welcome to our new members that joined in the past 30 days!

19070 Everett Blvd. Suite 108, Mokena

11600 Francis Rd., Mokena

19070 Everett Blvd., Suite 108, Mokena

19220 Greenwich Ave., Mokena

19081 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena

10010 W. 190th Place, 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!

Local Golf Outings this summer!
Did you hear the news? Remember to update our address!
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