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Blog Post: 2022 Annual Gala Recap

Blog Post: 2022 Annual Gala Recap Annual Gala 2022 Recap On November 30, 2022, the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Gala. The Annual Gala had an attendance of 385 people, making it a sold out event. The speakers for this event included: President and CEO of Peoples Bank of Kankakee, Jeff Hammes,…

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Press Release: Kankakee County Tourism Continues to Recover

Press Release: Kankakee County Tourism Continues to Recover Kankakee County, IL –Tourism Economics reported that Kankakee County generated $146.1 million in visitor expenditures in 2021, which is an increase from $122.6 million in 2020. Covid-19 restrictions and closures negatively impacted visitor volume throughout 2020, however Kankakee County experienced a rebound as restrictions eased. Though not…

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Press Release: Phillips Chevrolet Presents Check to American Cancer Society

Press Release: Phillips Chevrolet Presents Check to American Cancer Society (left to right: Mike Maheras – General Manager, Phillips Chevrolet; Michelle Pruitt – Senior Community Development Manager, American Cancer Society; Curtis Pascarella – President, Phillips Chevrolet;)   Frankfort, IL. – Today Phillips Chevrolet presented a check to the American Cancer Society for their Making Strides…

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Press Release: Give Local This Giving Tuesday!

Press Release: Give Local This Giving Tuesday! United Way Encourages You to Give Local This Giving Tuesday On Tuesday, November 29th, United Way seeks to raise $10,000, which would essentially provide one community impact program funds for the coming year. Kankakee, IL. – Today, join people across our community to be United in action. It’s…

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Press Release: CLOVE ALLIANCE CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF HOPE & HEALING

Press Release: CLOVE ALLIANCE CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF HOPE & HEALING Join us in celebrating Clove Alliance’s 35th Anniversary of providing hope and healing at “A Night at the Museum “on Thursday, December 1st from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kankakee County Museum (801 S. 8th Ave, Kankakee). Come and view Clove Alliance’s interactive history timeline,…

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Press Release: Phillips Chevrolet

Press Release: Phillips Chevrolet Left to right: Michael Maheras, Phillips Chevrolet General Manager; Curtis Pascarella, Phillips Chevrolet President; Gregg London, J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence Trophy Ambassador Phillips Chevrolet was honored to be presented with the J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence Award for the fourth year in a row. This award recognizes select dealerships throughout the…

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Chamber Chat Sponsor: Mattea’s Joy Gala

Chamber Chat Sponsor: Mattea’s Joy Gala On Saturday, February 4, 2022, Mattea’s Joy will be celebrating almost 13 years of helping families with hospitalized children, find joy in their journey. To get tickets to their gala, please visit https://www.matteasjoy.org/ Check out their video below!

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Partner Spotlight: BEAR Construction Company

Partner Spotlight: BEAR Construction Company BEAR Construction Company is a product of the American dream. BEAR was started in 1984 by three brothers who had an idea and a dream. They now have five offices across Illinois and one in Wisconsin that offers estimating, project/construction management, and general construction. They have grown tremendously from their…

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Investor Spotlight: Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.

Investor Spotlight: Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. Crown Cork and Seal has been around for 130 years and has been serving the Kankakee area since 1969. The company has three divisions: food, aerosol, and beverage packing. The Bradley location produces 12 oz aluminum cans.   Their mission is “Building on a tradition of innovation,…

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Board Member Spotlight: Todd Johnson

Board Member Spotlight: Todd Johnson Todd Johnson is the Operations Director of the Orthopedics, Neurosciences and Surgical Service Lines for Riverside Healthcare. He has been with the chamber for 10 years. Starting as an ambassador and this year became a member of our Board. Todd believes the Chamber is an integral part of the growth…

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