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Spotlight: Riverside Healthcare

By | May 10, 2022

Riverside is committed to the health of the community.  For decades that commitment has led to the investment of services for those dealing with behavioral health challenges, all along the spectrum-from those needing acute care services to accessibility on an outpatient basis. Riverside partners with numerous clinics, community agencies, and other health care professionals, where…

Board Member Spotlight: Susan Wolff

By | May 10, 2022

For over fours years, Susan Wolff has been an adamant and spirited addition to the Kankakee Chamber of Commerce. For the past three years she has spent serving on the board of directors. Originally, she joined to be more active personally in the community as well as to build more bridges between Olivet Nazarene University…

“Emerging Workforce!” hosted by Kankakee Area Career Center

By | April 22, 2022

Join the Kankakee Area Career Center as they host “Emerging Workforce!” The event will take place at the Kankakee Area Career Center on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event occurring during the school day provides students not only with information about employment opportunities existing in their immediate area, but…

Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Kankakee Area Career Center

By | April 22, 2022

Kankakee Area Career Center is delighted to announce the receipt of a $175,000 grant from the office of Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly FY2022 Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education Appropriations Community Project. Technology is rapidly changing. Kankakee Area Career Center has a great need to upgrade equipment and technology related to curriculum offered. Although…

Spring 2022 Spring Intern Spotlight: Jillian Halsey

By | April 20, 2022

Growing up as the oldest of six children, Jillian was born being a leader and has been a major asset to the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce during her internship this spring. Jillian is a Senior at Olivet Nazarene University where she is double majoring in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. After graduation, she will…

Spring 2022 Intern Spotlight: Byron Braham

By | April 20, 2022

Byron Graham was born in Chicago and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He now attends Olivet Nazarene University where he is studying Corporate Communications and will graduate in May. Byron first started working with the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce through Inspired Strategies Agency, a course at ONU. After working with the Chamber through his class,…

2022 Leadership and Lunch Presented by Olivet Nazarene University

By | April 18, 2022

NEWS RELEASE               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2022 Leadership and Lunch Presented by Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL – The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual  Leadership and Lunch at Olivet Nazarene University in Chalfant Hall on Friday, June 1, 2022,  from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with registration and networking starting at…

Chamber All In for Economic Recovery Coalition Update

By | April 13, 2022

To our members:   The spring session of the Illinois General Assembly concluded in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 9. The Chambers All In for Economic Recovery Coalition stayed keyed into the activity around our platform throughout the session. This note shares an update and celebrates our successes on each platform item. We encourage you to…

Investor Spotlight: Peoples Bank of Kankakee County

By | April 12, 2022

Just about 60 years ago, Romy Hammes, a Ford auto dealer, real estate developer and philanthropist saw a need for greater local decision making and decided to do something about it. The doors of Peoples Bank opened in May 1962 and have stayed open to the Kankakee community ever since. Romy was selling Fords in…

Board Spotlight: Rob Warmbir

By | April 11, 2022

For a total of six years, Rob Warmbir has been a diligent and driven accompaniment to the Kankakee Chamber of Commerce. While serving as an ambassador for all six years, he has also been on the board of directors for the past three years. He originally joined the chamber in search of new networking opportunities…


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