Calendar of Events - Morton Chamber of Commerce
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Events available for Registration...

2022 Fourth Fridays - Business Registration
4/22/2022 - 8/26/2022

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2022 Fourth Fridays Artisan Registration
4/22/2022 - 8/26/2022

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2022 Fourth Fridays Fitness & Health Registration for Health Zone
4/22/2022 - 8/26/2022

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2022 Fourth Fridays Musician/Busker Registration
4/22/2022 - 8/26/2022

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2022 Fourth Fridays Non Profit Activity Registration for Family Zone
4/22/2022 - 8/26/2022

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Ambassador Business After Hours
7/28/2022
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2022 Window Decorating Contest
8/22/2022
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2022 Libby's Pumpkin Recipe Challenge
9/7/2022 - 9/7/2022
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2022 Pumpkin Tennis Open
9/9/2022 - 9/11/2022
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2022 Fishing Derby
9/10/2022
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2022 Pumpkin Pedal
9/10/2022 - 9/10/2022
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2022 Pumpkin Idol Jr.
9/16/2022
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2022 Lip Sync Contest
9/17/2022 - 9/17/2022
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2022 Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition
9/17/2022
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Events in the next 30 days...
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6/26/2022
Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day is a small business vendor market like you know and love from the girls at So Chic, but with a family-friendly spin! There will be tons of games and activities for the littles to enjoy while their mamas shop!


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7/1/2022
Showtime in the Garden

All ages are welcome; Shows begin at 12:30pm.  Come early to save your spot and enjoy your lunch under the trees in Hannah's Reading Garden.

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7/2/2022
Miss Vickie's South Car Cruise-In

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7/4/2022
Independence Day - Office Closed

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7/8/2022
Groove in the Garden

Morton Public Library's July Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy free live music in Hannah’s Reading Garden at 6:30 pm.


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7/8/2022
Showtime in the Garden

All ages are welcome; Shows begin at 12:30pm.  Come early to save your spot and enjoy your lunch under the trees in Hannah's Reading Garden.

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7/13/2022
Starting Your Business in Illinois

This workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn all the components of how to start a successful business in Illinois. Get a realistic view of the requirements to start a business and the resources available to support your new venture. While attending this 2-hour workshop, at no cost, you will learn how to get your business name registered, where to obtain a tax ID number, which legal form to choose, business planning, taxes, financing options and much more!  These events are sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University and co-sponsored by Morton Community Bank. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation containing the link to the workshop.
 

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7/15/2022
Showtime in the Garden

All ages are welcome; Shows begin at 12:30pm.  Come early to save your spot and enjoy your lunch under the trees in Hannah's Reading Garden.

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7/15/2022
Groove in the Garden

Morton Public Library's July Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy free live music in Hannah’s Reading Garden at 6:30 pm.


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7/16/2022
Breakfast & Beasts

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7/16/2022
Midwest Food Bank Taste & Tour


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7/22/2022
Groove in the Garden

Morton Public Library's July Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy free live music in Hannah’s Reading Garden at 6:30 pm.


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7/22/2022
Parking Lot Party


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7/22/2022
Fourth Fridays

Join us for an evening of art, music, shopping and dining! This family friendly even has something fun for everyone!

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7/23/2022
Kid's Muddy Madness for St. Jude

On July 23, 2022 kids ages 2-17 have a blast getting muddy while raising money during our annual mud run fundraiser held at Westwood Park in Morton, IL to benefit the Morton to Peoria St. Jude Satellite Run.


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7/23/2022
Back-To-School or Sports Physicals with Springfield Clinic

Walk in or schedule your back-to-school or sports physical. 

Be seen between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to receive a FREE summer treat after your physical from Sucre Sweets & Socials!

Open to new and exisiting patients.

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7/25/2022
Cash Flow and Alternative Financing for Small Businesses


Where do you go when the banks are not ready for you, or your business is not ready for the banks?  What do you do when your business is growing, but tight cash flow is inhibiting growth and limiting profitability?  If your business is in either of these situations, be sure to attend our discussion with Bob Jaskiewicz and Liz Whitten from 12Five Capital.
 
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bradley University is offering this in-person training event at no cost to attendees to help with common cash flow challenges facing today's small businesses.
 
Topics of discussion
  • Issues that make a small business “un-bankable” in the short run
  • Common cash flow challenges facing small businesses
  • Where to turn when traditional bank financing is not a fit
  • The importance of timing when it comes to cash flow
  • Tips for getting a handle on cash flow management
  • Becoming familiar with small business financing terminology
  • Understanding asset-based lending programs
  • Introduction to purchase order finance
  • How to manage cash flow for profitability and owner’s equity
  • Cash flow and working capital problems and potential solutions
Sadly, many small businesses fail even when they appear to be profitable.  One way to prevent this is to implement effective cash flow management tools and practices.
 
Who should attend?
 
Any Small Business:
  • That is heavy on assets and equipment but tight on working capital
  • Facing growing pains that keep them from taking on bigger customer orders
  • That wants to know how to manage cash flow for improved profitability
Especially:
  • Companies that sell B2B (Business-to-Business)
  • Companies that sell B2G (Business-to-Government)
Speakers:

Robert Jaskiewicz, Managing Director at 12five Capital, has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the alternative finance industry. With a heart for service, Bob helps small businesses find the capital they need to thrive and understands the growing pains many business owners face.  In addition, he is quite involved with various charity organizations, nonprofits and community-based groups of all types.  Bob originally hails from Michigan but spent much of his life in the Bolingbrook area.  He recently retired to Pekin with his wife Linnea and enjoys charity work and his six grandchildren.

Elizabeth Whitten, VP of Internal Operations for 12five Capital, focuses her efforts on supporting the team through internal financial management, human resources, marketing and credit. Supporting businesses through sound strategic decisions has been the focus throughout her career. Shortly after earning her degree from DePaul University, she and her husband Greg moved to Peoria and have continued to make it home. Liz enjoys traveling, home projects, and being a mother to her three children. 
 
This event is cosponsored by: Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center and the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center, at Bradley University.

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