The Mokena Chamber of Commerce
In Partnership with
The Mokena Community Park District
The 2017 “Business Expo & Health Fair”on Saturday, February 25
at The Oaks Fitness & Recreation Center
Visitors have the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked, be screened for diabetes, discover their body fat ratio and much more! They could find a dentist, a plumber, sports team, dance classes, home repair services, gift shops, bank, restaurants, insurance – everything a family needs to live, work and play hard in Mokena!
Visit our Photo Gallery to take a virtual tour of the 2016 Expo to see the fun YOU can have by joining us in 2017!
Mokena Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Christmas Fest!”
was held on November 19, 2016
Santa’s workshop, lunch & photos with Santa, the “Parade of Lights” and Tree Lighting on Front Street, hot chocolate and cookies compliments of FNBC Bank & Trust, and the Family Dance at Mokena VFW Post #725 we enjoyed by all in attendance!
The Mokena Chamber would like to extend a special Thank You to all the incredible volunteers, the parade participants and the following Sponsors who, combined, make this event so successful!
|John J. Mazzorana Attorney-Village Trustee|
|A.B.MATERIAL TESTING LLC|
|Lincoln Way Family Dental|
|American Combustion Services|
|Mary Kay-Angelica Bertucci|
|Mokena Woman’s Club|
|Old Plank Trail Community Bank|
|Will County Tobacco|
|Post Game Pub & Sedona Grille|
|A Better Door and Window|
|Maertin Heating, Inc.|
|Little Al’s Bar & Grill|
|Automated Forms & Graphics Inc.|
|Thomas P. Maloney, DDS|
|Parlay Mortgage & Property, Inc.|
|Mokena Lions Club|
The Mokena Chamber of Commerce 2016 Ornament commemorates the
50th Anniversary of the Mokena Community Library District
The ornament features three Library locations from the first in 1966 to the current
state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot building located at 11327 W. 195th Street.
The Mokena Book Club organized a library for Mokena in the late 1930’s and ran it until 1966. The Mokena Lions Club paid for the rent and heat for small quarters located on Front Street in downtown Mokena and staffed by volunteers. In 1966 the Woman’s Book Club formed a Friends-of-the-Library organization and, through a special referendum, the Library became a tax-supported library district and was officially named the MOKENA COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT. The Library then moved to a new location, the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at Union and Cross Streets in Mokena. This location was dedicated on April 23, 1967 and the owners of the Mokena Pharmacy (the Kurber family) donated shelves and racks. Twelve thousand books were housed in a 1,400 square foot space. Again, volunteers staffed the library with minimal hours. In 1967, the first paid librarian assumed her duties where she remained until 1986. In August 1972, the Library purchased 2.5 acres of property on 195th Street from the Mokena School District, and on March 18, 1978, a single-structure building designed to accommodate the community for twenty years was opened, housing 26,750 books. The building was officially dedicated on June 4,1978. Eighteen years later in 1995, voters passed a referendum to expand the building to meet the needs of the community. The newly remodeled building was officially dedicated on April 13,1997. In 2004, the community once again passed a referendum that raised the library’s tax rate revenue, thereby assuring sufficient funds to operate effectively. The Library is open for 65 hours a week, six days a week. The Library is an active member of the Mokena Chamber of Commerce, the Mokena Intergovernmental Consortium and participates in many community-based activities throughout the year.
For more details visit: Mokena Library website
You can purchase this Beautiful Commemorative Ornament
all year long at the Chamber Office, 19150 Wolf Road, Suite C
$20.00 (without Stand) *** $23.00 (with Stand)
The 2015 Traditional Mokena Chamber of Commerce Ornament featuring
Mr. Benny’s Restaurant *** Lettermen Sign Company *** Gas N Wash
$20.00 (without Stand) *** $23.00 (with Stand)
The following years still available at a cost of $17.00 (without stand) $20.00 (with stand):
2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Contact the Mokena Chamber Office (708) 479-2468
“Images of America – Mokena”
Makes a Great Christmas Gift!
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