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Bourbonnais Friendship Festival Returns

By | June 15, 2022

Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival returns for its 47th year Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, at Goselin Park on the Bourbonnais Municipal Center grounds 700 Main St. NW. In preparation for the five-day festival, the following will undergo temporary closures: Effective Tuesday, June 14, the Event and Skate Plaza is closed.…

Inclusive Backing Grants for Small Businesses

By | June 14, 2022

The fourth grant cycle will provide grants to small business owners who identify as Native or Indigenous, Hispanic or Latinx, LGBTQ+ or as immigrants, refugees or forcibly displaced. Membership in Main Street America is not required to be eligible for the Program, but businesses must have a “brick-and-mortar” location and operate in an older or…

Early Childhood Education Collaboration Funding Opportunity

By | June 10, 2022

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS:   To further increase equity in funding across the State, Birth to Five Illinois is issuing grant funds to local early childhood collaborations to deepen their work and to jumpstart the creation of new local collaborations focused on strengthening ECEC systems. For further information and the application link go to: Birth to…

ComEd EV Rally $2,000 Scholarship Opportunity

By | June 10, 2022

After a two year COVID hiatus, we are bringing back our big summer STEM event! This year, we are evolving the Icebox Derby to become the EV Rally. Much like Icebox Derby, six teams of young women will work with ComEd mentors to build an EV race cart over four build nights. The event will…

Active Shooter Preparedness

By | June 8, 2022

The Active Shooter / Armed Intruder Planning For…Responding To…Recovering From the Unthinkable©     Last week’s shooting at the school in Uvalde, TX has once again left our nation shocked, appalled, and numb with grief and disbelief. And once again, we find businesses and organizations of all types pushing active shooter preparedness to the top…

Spotlight: Dondi Maricle, Ambassador

By | June 8, 2022

Dondi Maricle is a very active member of the community. She volunteers at several organizations including the Lions Club, Woman’s Club, and Hippocrates Medical Clinic. This is also her first year at a Chamber serving as an ambassador; however, she has been involved with the chamber for five years. She loves meeting new people and…

Spotlight: Mary Posing, Board Member

By | June 8, 2022

Dean of Kankakee Community College (KCC), Mary Posing has been a Chamber Board Member for 15 years. She started in 1997. She is a firm believer in the Chamber, and in recent years joined the Chamber Board.  “I choose to be involved in the Chamber because of all the good things that it does in…

ComEd, Argonne Team Up to Study the Impact  

By | May 26, 2022

ComEd, Argonne Team Up to Study the Impact of Climate Change on the Power Grid   312-394-3500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ComEd, Argonne Team Up to Study the Impact   of Climate Change on the Power Grid   First Study Launched in Concert with EPRI’s Climate READi™: Power Initiative  CHICAGO (May 25, 2022) – ComEd, in partnership with…

Ribbon Cutting: United Way

By | May 18, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 5, 2022   Contact: Mariah Vail, Development Manager  Email:  United Way to Host Business Before Hours Event on Wednesday,  June 8th from 7:30 – 9:00 AM  Join us to celebrate the unveiling of United Way’s 2022-2023 Impact Partners.  Kankakee, IL – United Way, along with the Kankakee County Chamber of…

Ribbon Cutting: Pathfinder

By | May 18, 2022

KANKAKEE, Ill. (May 26, 2021) – Jesse Erickson, (COO) Chief Operating Officer and Marketing Strategist of Pathfinder, and (CCO) Chief Creative Officer and Visual Storyteller Brian Prairie of Pathfinder is hosting a Ribbon Cutting event on Thursday, May, 26th in their office located in downtown Kankakee, Illinois from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST. Pathfinder…


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