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Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce

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Board Spotlight: Kari Nugent

December 12, 2023

Vice President for Advancement, Marketing, and Public Relations at Kankakee Community College. Kari Nugent is responsible for the college’s creative and fundraising teams, including advertising, social media, the web site and major gifts development. In all, Nugent has more than 25 years in marketing and business-related positions. She joined KCC’s staff in 1999 and has held…

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WIN Spotlight: Melissa Tanner

December 12, 2023

    Melissa Tanner is no stranger to the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce.  She has been a part of the Women In Network (WIN) committee for several years.  Prior to becoming WIN the committee was called Women In Business which Melissa was also part of their Executive Committee. Melissa joined CSL Behring in 2016…

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Board Bootcamp Launches, Empowering Young & Emerging  Local Leaders 

December 5, 2023

Kankakee, IL. – A new program called Board Bootcamp is set to launch in January of  2023. This four-session training is designed to equip professionals in Kankakee and  Iroquois Counties with the skills and knowledge to serve effectively on nonprofit boards.  Board Bootcamp will cover diverse aspects of board service – broken down to be…

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