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Additional grant opportunities!

By | October 24, 2023

There are two grant opportunities available through Illinois DCEO that you may be interested in. Please see below and the links to find additional information. The Tourism Private Sector Grant –  To provide grants for the purpose of attracting, hosting and developing new events and festivals in Illinois or enhancing existing festivals and events. Grantees…

Partner Spotlight: Bear Construction

By | October 17, 2023

Partner Spotlight Bear Construction BEAR Construction Company is a family-owned business. We take great pride in the outstanding reputation our company has earned during the past 39 years. Our management team and field staff are career professionals with extensive experience in all facets of general contracting. We have been providing client-focused General Contracting and Construction…

Investor Spotlight: Peoples Bank of Kankakee County

By | October 17, 2023

Investor Spotlight Peoples Bank of Kankakee County Peoples Bank of Kankakee County is a family owned, community bank with offices in Kankakee, Bourbonnais, and Manteno, Illinois.  It was originally founded in 1962 by Romy Hammes.  Truly a family business, Romy’s son, Jerry Hammes, has served as Bank Chairman since 1980 while Jerry’s son, Jeff, has…

Ambassador Spotlight: Abigail Smith

By | October 17, 2023

Ambassador Spotlight Abigial Smith I grew up in Kankakee and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with degrees in marketing and fashion merchandising. I then went back to ONU for my MBA. About 5 years ago I moved back to Kankakee County to work for the family business. My Grandparents started this business in the 60s, and the…

WIN Spotlight: Amber Turner

By | October 17, 2023

Women In Networking Spotlight Amber Turner Amber Turner Account Manager – Agente Staffing  Amber has been with Agente Staffing since April 2019. Responsible for effectively developing and managing existing and new client relationships to secure orders for staffing and placement of talent. Works closely with the recruiting team to identify opportunities, assess the feasibility of…

Visit Kankakee County Announces Second Round of Community Tourism Action  Plan (CTAP) Grant Recipients  

By | October 6, 2023

KANKAKEE COUNTY, IL-October 6, 2023   The Visit Kankakee County (formally known as the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau)  Board of Directors is thrilled to continue their commitment to enhancing tourism in Kankakee County by  building upon the successful initiatives that have already bolstered visitation. We are excited to unveil  the recipients of our latest…


By | September 27, 2023

KANKAKEE, IL (September 27, 2023) – The City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) will host its final Community Conversation this year for the residents of Kankakee on Thursday, October 12 at 6pm at the Kankakee Public Library. For the past six months, the staff of the ECDA has gathered at a different…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023

By | September 25, 2023

Every year in October, Harbor House and advocates across the nation work to raise awareness, support survivors, and look for solutions to work towards a future free of domestic violence. We invite the community to join us in activities throughout the month that connect us to take a stand against domestic violence. Below you will find Harbor House’s…


By | September 25, 2023

FOR PUBLIC NOTICE   ECDA TO HOST EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HOME HEALTH HAZARD REDUCTION   KANKAKEE, IL (September 21, 2023) – The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) will host a workshop on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5:30 PM in the ECDA Office (200 E Court St., Suite 410, Kankakee). This…

Ambassador Spotlight: Logan Miller

By | September 20, 2023

Ambassador Spotlight Logan Miller Pathfinder Market Development Manager   Logan Miller is a Kankakee native with a passion for serving his community. Currently, Logan is the Market Development Manager at Pathfinder, a local full-service marketing agency based in Kankakee. In addition to his role at Pathfinder, he is the CEO of inFrame, which specializes in photography…


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