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Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureauto invest in tourism-related projects via Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP) Grants

By | January 31, 2023

KANKAKEE COUNTY, IL-January 31, 2023 The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors is proud to continue investing in Kankakee County tourism efforts by expanding on the good work that has been done to drive visitation. Since the Bureau’s inception, Kankakee County and its municipalities have benefited economically from growth in tourism…


By | January 31, 2023

2023 Brave, Bold, and Believed Art Show Packet   Eligibility: Clove Alliance is accepting work for the third annual Brave, Bold and Believed Art Show at the Kankakee County Museum. Artists may submit up to two works. Participating artists must be in 7th-12th grade (if entering in the Student Division) or 18 years of age…

2023 Leadership and Lunch Speaker: Justice Mary K. O’Brien

By | January 26, 2023

Justice Mary Kay O’Brien has been a judge for over 19 years, first on the Third District Appellate Court and most recently as a Justice on the Illinois Supreme Court, having been elected on November 8, 2022, but her commitment to public service began long before her judicial career.  As a student at Western Illinois…

United Way Opens 2023-2024 Grant Application 

By | January 24, 2023

United Way’s annual Community Investment process is open to Kankakee and Iroquois County  serving nonprofit organizations.  Kankakee, Ill. – United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties’ 2022-2023 Community  Investment Fund grant application is now open. These funds are made available to 501c(3) non profit organizations that provide services in Kankakee and/or Iroquois Counties and directed …

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Giselle Hernandez Navarro

By | January 23, 2023

Introducing Giselle Hernandez Navarro, LCSW, CADC   Position: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor, Instructor Giselle Navarro, LCSW, CADC is a Ph.D. candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Northern Illinois University. Giselle earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology with High Departmental Distinction from the University of Illinois at…

Createur Conference and Pitch Competition

By | January 19, 2023

To kickstart a new entrepreneurship program, Olivet Nazarene University will host the Createur Conference & Pitch Competition on April 13-14, 2023. Enter the pitch competition to get advice from successful entrepreneurial judges, and even win up to $3,000 to start or grow your business idea. All currently enrolled college or university students, and Olivet Nazarene University alums are eligible…

Spring Grant Cycle is Now Open!

By | January 18, 2023

Spring Grant Cycle is Now Open! We will be accepting applications for the Communityworks and Rosie Fund Grants NOW through Friday, March 3, 2023 at 5 pm. The Rosie Fund exists to channel financial aid resources to existing nonprofit organizations for the express purpose of alleviating unmet needs of women in Kankakee County that are not funded through traditional…


By | January 11, 2023

Contact Info: Mary Thomson (815) 953-0317 Melissa Tanner (815) 685-7355   The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce and Women In Networking are pleased to announce the bi-annual ATHENA Leadership Award® and the Young ATHENA Leadership Award® nominations are now being accepted. The ATHENA and Young ATHENA Leadership Awards®  are presented to exemplary leaders who have…

The Business Sector Role in Solving the Child Care Crisis: Opportunities & Success Stories

By | January 4, 2023

The Business Sector Role in Solving the Child Care Crisis: Opportunities & Success Stories Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 1 – 1:45 p.m. Central Time REGISTER at: Description: Child care has come to the forefront of major concerns for employers as their workforce faces the challenges of insufficient child care availability and lack of affordability.…

2022 President’s Award

By | December 13, 2022

The President’s Award this year goes to someone who has a demanding career and a busy family life but is always available to talk about the Chamber. John has been a constant cheerleader for the Chamber staff.  He is someone who will give his time to help our organization succeed.  For the last two years…


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