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The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

OUR MISSION: Working together to cultivate and connect our business community

In abiding with Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order, the Chamber office will be closed to the public, effective immediately.  Although our physical office will be closed, please be assured that we are still working to support our local business community.

Our staff can be contacted by leaving a voicemail at 815-469-3356, or via email:

General questions: office@frankfortchamber.com

Executive Director: marianne@frankfortchamber.com

Events & Communications Coordinator: kris@frankfortchamber.com

Accounting & Support Coordinator (includes Fall Fest artisan inquiries): kari@frankfortchamber.com

We are committed to being as responsive and accessible as possible, and we will continue to provide you with pertinent updates as they are received.

See below for Chamber President's special message and more information. 

SPECIAL UPDATE FROM CHAMBER PRESIDENT

Dear fellow Chamber members,

Happy Friday everybody, I hope your business is doing well and you are joining us at tomorrow’s Business Showcase at Lincoln-Way East.

That is how I had hoped to be able to start my President's letter to the Frankfort Chamber members… boy what a difference time and circumstance makes! The recent COVID19 crisis has seemed to turn our world upside down and changed all of our daily lives in a minute.  This little unseen viral enemy has attacked the whole world at the same time. It doesn’t know political views, religion, race or gender bias, it has attacked us all. So how do we battle this unseen terror?

My advice to you is to do all you can to support one another, not only as fellow businesspeople but as neighbors and friends and family. It is encouraging to hear our government, yes, the one that has been arguing over their own views, come together and support small businesses and all people. I honestly can’t remember when I heard small business referenced as much as I have recently, that to me, is very encouraging.

As small business owners, we know the hardships that come with it. We know the responsibility we all feel to our employees, our customers, and our community. We also know the benefits, the successes and the lifestyle that we usually enjoy. So, let’s remember that as we navigate through this sea of uncertainty. We know how to deal with adversity. We know how to create community. And we know how to persevere.

As for your leadership here at the Chamber, we have already started working on being your advocate, your place for information and your cheerleader for when we get to the other side of this crisis. Life will go back to normal, maybe even a new normal, and we will be as strong of a business community as ever. I promise, your board and staff will remain vigilant in keeping our Chamber as strong and relevant as ever. We are the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.  We are your advocates and we are your supporters.

Watch your emails for current status reports and information. And when this is settled, we will see you at our various events to showcase the Frankfort business community.

On behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff, we’ve got your back!

Bert Behnke
2020 Chamber President

PRESIDENT Bert Behnke

FRANKFORT CHAMBER BINGO

TO PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESS & POSITIVITY

Complete all the tasks on this card and email it with your name to kris@frankfortchamber.com to be entered into a special drawing after the Stay-at-Home Order is lifted.

Make sure type BINGO in the e-mail subject line.

For a list of Frankfort Chamber members, visit www.frankfortchamber.com

BINGO CARD

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR BINGO CARD

CONCERTS ON THE GREEN

Starting June 2020 Every Sunday from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, family & friends! The concerts are offered every Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (from the beginning of June to the end of August) on Breidert Green in the center of Frankfort’s Historic District. For your added convenience, public parking is available at White and Elwood Streets.

Looking to become a Sponsor? Click Here!

FRANKFORT FALL FEST

Saturday, September 5th 2020 through Monday, September 7th 2020!

The Frankfort Fall Festival welcomes over 300 artisans from all over the United States to exhibit their elite products and services. Admission is FREE and there is something for everyone from carnival rides to main stage entertainment, to walking tacos and funnel cakes, Frankfort Fall Fest has it ALL!

Artisans Online Application on ZAPP®

Upcoming Events

Find it in Frankfort E-Gift Card

Looking for the perfect gift, but not sure what to get?

Give them a Find It In Frankfort Digital E-Gift Card!

How it Works
Select the value of your gift card. Choose your recipient(s) (family, friends, team members) and send via email or text message. The recipient can use that value to make purchases at any participating retailer.

Where Can I Use The Card?

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Email the E-Gift Cards to the recipients so they always have them on their phone or print them out and give a paper copy.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

Sponsor a Chamber Event!

The Chamber hosts over 30 events every year - truly something for every type of business and member.
As one of IL’s largest and most active Chambers, we are delighted to be able to offer members so many
different and well-attended opportunities to promote their business, staff, and market their products and services.

Get Involved

The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce hosts a myriad of events throughout the year both for members and the community at large. Networking is at the heart of most of our events, but we also know how to have fun! So whether we are hosting the Annual Chili Cook-Off during Frankfort's Winter on the Green or we are boarding buses for our annual Pub! Grub! Network! we are meeting new people, making connections between our members, and having a great time!

Volunteer Opportunities

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The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

OUR MISSION: Working together to cultivate and connect our business community

The Frankfort Chamber is only as good as its volunteers and members. Volunteering allows you to give back to the community, have fun, network and get involved! Its also a wonderful way to promote your business while helping others. The Chamber has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities from serving on a committee and planning to handing out raffle tickets at Community Showcase and everything in between.

One of our biggest volunteer opportunities at the Chamber is Frankfort Fall Festival. This is our three day Fest that runs every Labor Day. This event takes hundreds of volunteers to run. If you have even three hours to share that weekend we can use you! Participating on this team is both rewarding and just plain fun. You get to see what Fall Fest is like from the inside! If you are interested in getting involved just give us a call and we will be happy to point you in the right direction!

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