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Board Spotlight: Mark Kaner

Board Spotlight: Mark Kaner Our Board Member Spotlight this week is Mark Kaner, AVP/Commercial Loan Officer with Peoples Bank of Kankakee County. Mark has been with Peoples Bank of Kankakee County for just over three years with many more years to come! Mark began his career in the financial industry by working as a teller…

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Investor Spotlight: Riverside Healthcare

Investor Spotlight: Riverside Healthcare Join Riverside in Celebrating Primary Care Month! Riverside Primary Care is your starting point to better health Having a trusted provider to keep you and your family on track with well visits, screenings, and more, allows you to relax and enjoy life’s special moments. “Primary Care Providers are not only there…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Samantha Rocknowski

Ambassador Spotlight: Samantha Rocknowski “I have learned that if you want something to change, it is best to be part of that change instead of sitting on the sidelines hoping it will happen. I love my home and I want to see it continue to thrive,” says Samantha Rocknowski, who is celebrating one year as…

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Newsletter Sponsor Spotlight

Newsletter Sponsor Spotlight In the market to buy a home? Stop in to Iroquois Federal and meet our Mortgage Expert Team! Our Mortgage Expert Team consists of Bob Hoekstra and Gracia Turner. Combined, they have a total of 42 years of service in the banking industry. Bob was born and raised in Kankakee County, and…

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Investor Spotlight: ComEd

Investor Spotlight: ComEd ComEd’s Beneficial Electrification Plan ComEd has proposed a new plan to advance beneficial electrification for northern Illinois, with targeted programs that would help communities and businesses adopt clean transportation, address the impacts of climate change, and promote equitable, and sustainable investment to expand access to electric vehicles (EVs) and EV infrastructure. Pending…

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Partner Spotlight: City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency

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Partner Spotlight: City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) is a grant funded department of Kankakee’s City Government, led by Executive Director Barbara Brewer-Watson. They administer grant programs from federal, state, and local sources to provide assistance to the residents of Kankakee. Many grant programs have a…

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Spotlight: Jim Johanek

Spotlight: Jim Johanek Jim Johanek, owner of Jimmy Jo’s BBQ in Bourbonnais, lives locally with his wife Lisa of 31 years and his German Shepard. He was blessed with three children Jennifer, Julia, and Jimmy. He also just recently welcomed his first grandchild, Forrest. Growing up Jim lived in LaGrange Park and then continued to…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Abigail Smith

Ambassador Spotlight: Abigail Smith “Live less out of habit and more out of intent” – a saying Abigail Smith, fourth year Chamber ambassador, tries to live by. Abigail grew up in Kankakee and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) with degrees in marketing and fashion merchandising. She also received her Master’s in Business Administration from…

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Board Spotlight: Vince Clark

Board Spotlight: Vince Clark Vince Clark was homegrown right here in the heart of Kankakee county. He grew up attending Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School and graduated in the class of 2011. Vince then moved on to attend Olivet Nazarene University, graduating with his Bachelors in 2015. He is currently an agency owner of State…

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Investor Spotlight: Ascension Saint Mary

Investor Spotlight: Ascension Saint Mary Ascension Saint Mary is a hospital located here in Kankakee County, formerly known as AMITA Health St. Marys Hospital. Ascension Saint Mary, is an investor in the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce, and we wanted to use this platform to spotlight our robust orthopedic program. Ascension Saint Mary continues to…

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