Call for Nominations for the 2015 Mokena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee is considering applications for the 2015 Board of Directors. The term of office is for 1 year, with eligibility to serve an additional two years upon election of same. The Board of Directors consists of 13-15 members.

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and all members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend other Chamber functions and volunteer their time and energy for various Chamber projects. Board members are expected to serve as positive leaders of the Chamber and to demonstrate their commitment to the Chamber by serving on at least one Chamber Committee.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: OCTOBER 20, 2014            Application

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Christmas Fest is just around the corner ** November 22, 2014

Dear Fellow Chamber Members:

The Mokena Chamber of Commerce proudly presents a day of Holiday Merriment for the whole family beginning at 10:00 am with Santa’s Workshop, Artisans/Crafters, Letters to Santa, Creating Christmas Decorations and more at Mokena Elementary School, 11244 Willowcrest Lane. Lunch and Pictures with Santa from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm // Lunch: Adults $7 / Children $4 // Photos $5.  Then, stroll on over to Front Street to enjoy more festivities including the famous “Lighted Christmas Parade” at 5:00 pm followed by the Tree Lighting ceremony. The Family Christmas Dance follows immediately after the tree lighting until 10:00 pm at the Mokena VFW Post #725, 19852 S. Wolf Road // Adults $5 / Kids $3 / under 2 free.

To make this event a success we need sponsors and volunteers.  The following is a list of sponsorship categories needed.

$250.00 – Santa                           $150.00 – Elf

$100.00 – Snowman                    $  50.00 – Reindeer

We can also use raffle prize gifts and items for gift bags for the children visiting Santa. For your donation, you will be recognized on signs posted during the event.

The success of Christmas Fest is not possible without volunteers; we need volunteers to help at events on Saturday.  If you would like to volunteer or be on the committee, please give me a call.

We also encourage you to participate in the lighted parade.  All that is required is that you have lights on your float, car or person.  It will be a wonderful sight.

If you need additional information, please contact Debbie Engler – 708-609-6238. PLEASE fill out the attached FORM and return to the Chamber Office with your check or gift by November 3rd.

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The 11th Annual “Food and Wine Festival” was held on Saturday, September 13, 2014

 In Association with the Mokena Community Park District at Historic Yunker-McGovney Farm

We would like to extend a special Thank You to all of our Sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate their dedication to the Chamber and the Community!

Remember to “Shop the Chamber!”

Currie Motors – Event Sponsor

Meijer – Event Sponsor

Town Center Bank

Melka Landscaping & Garden

Krupske Sprinklers

A.B. Material Testing LLC

American Chartered Bank

McCutcheon Insurance

Brookhaven

Gamboa’s Grease Lightning Inc.

State  Bank of Illinois

Area Landscape

Old Plank Trail Community Bank

American Combustion Service, Inc.

Shark Shredding

MBLO Funding

North Community Bank (Archer Bank)

Ray’s Auto Body, Inc.

Dollar Does It

Old Second National Bank

Enterprise Glass

Hearne and Associates

LincolnWay Bank

Maertin Heating

State Farm Insurance Kevin Molloy

Meghan Development

Merchant Solutions-D.M. Buxbaum

NuWay Disposal

Timberview RV

Mokena Community Park District

Thomas P. Maloney DDS

Fleckenstein’s Bakery

Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Edward Jones Investments – Skye Bergeson

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Margo McDermed

Midwestern Electric Co. Inc.

Lenny’s Gas N Wash, LLC

Nick George

Don Labriola

Italian Fiesta

Lionheart Financial

C & J Silkscreening
Debbie Engler
Letterman Signs
Joan Yunker
Kozol Brothers Distributors
F D Printing
On Time Design
The Inertia Group

We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the wonderful folks with whom we could not have done this without, including: The Mokena Park District, the Village of Mokena, the Mokena Police and Public Works Departments, E.S.D.A., the Mokena Library, the Food & Wine Fest Committee and the many volunteers who graciously donated many manpower hours!  Thank You to all of you!!  Experience the ambiance of the Food & Wine Festival – visit our photo gallery

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New Monthly Newsletter!
Our new monthly print newsletters began distribution in February 2014. It is being distributed through the Chamber Office and Berkot’s Super Foods and Brookhaven Marketplace, both in Mokena.

The newsletter is promoting happenings within the community and chamber member businesses.

Advertising opportunities to fit every budget are available to chamber members and range from $25 to $600.

Please contact the chamber office for more information. We hope to see you all highlight your business in the newsletter in coming months!

Deadline to participate in the September newsletter is August 29.

View the July Newsletter

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“Images of America – Mokena”

Mokena History

Treasure this keepsake book of images celebrating the history of your town, Mokena, by Matthew T. Galik. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. It also makes a wonderful gift to share with a former Mokena native.

 

Limited number available at the Mokena Chamber Office – Only $20

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Tour the 2014 Business Expo & Health Fair with a Beautiful Slide Show presented by Dave Pallay Media Group, Inc