When businesses come together, communities thrive. Business partnerships help strengthen and unite the business community. The Chamber's partnerships include the following businesses:
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
The ACCE serves more than 9,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce. ACCE informs chambers on best practices, industry trends, corporate partners, networking, and new ideas to advance the interests of their communities.
Community Foundation of the Kankakee River Valley
The Community Foundation of KRV is an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of residents by identifying and understanding community issues and seeking grants to enhance support for the community. One initiative by the Community Foundation is Kan-I Help, an information network which connects residents with government agencies, human services, and other non-profits.
Greater Kankakee Black Chamber of Commerce
GKBCC is a non-profit supporting black owned businesses in the Kankakee area. The organization is "positioned to develop, educate, economically empower, sustain, and promote African-American businesses by advocating for economic development through pro-black business legislative policies, entrepreneurship, procurement, community reinvestment, programmatic and professional development, and capitalistic activity within the Kankakee Area."
Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
IACCE serves more than 100 Illinois Chambers and their professional staff, providing professionals with information, professional development, and communications to carry out the mission of each respective Chamber.
Kankakee Community College: Educate and Elevate program
The Educate and Elevate program is a partnership between KCC, the Kankakee Chamber of Commerce, and Manteno Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members receive 20% off on educational workshops up to $150. Learn more about the benefits to Educate and Elevate.
Kankakee Public Library
The Kankakee Public Library "strives to inform, enrich, and empower all people in the Kankakee community by providing equal access to information and programs." The library provides patrons with a safe environment to learn new skills and have new experiences in addition to providing information resources to patrons.
The partnership with the Library includes access to Data Axle Reference Solutions. Enter a valid library card number to use the search engine.
"ReadyNation leverages the experience, influence, and expertise of approximately 3,000 business executives to promote public policies and programs that build a stronger workforce and economy. Since 2006, ReadyNation members have made a bottom-line case for effective, bipartisan investments in children as the future workforce that will drive success in the global marketplace."
United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties
United Way focuses on improving education, health, and financial stability in Kankakee and Iroquois counties by tackling issues related to these three areas. Partnerships with local businesses and other philanthropic organizations leads to greater impact on the community.
US Chamber of Commerce
The US Chamber of Commerce represents small businesses, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and global corporations. The US Chamber advocates for policies that help businesses create jobs and grow the economy. A trusted advocate, partner, and network for business, helping improve society and people's lives.
Workforce Board of Grundy, Livingston, and Kankakee
The GLK Workforce Board is part of a national network involved in workforce preparation and employment, partnering with job seekers, employers, and partners. The board "oversees and sets policy for workforce development and training programs for Grundy, Livingston, and Kankakee Counties."