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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.

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County facilitates new economic growth and business investments in the Kankakee area by collaborating with businesses, the workforce, and community development initiatives.

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."

Hispanic Partnership of Kankakee County

"The KCHP, a collaborative group of individuals, agencies and organizations, strives to enable and empower the Hispanic community by providing access to available resources and services that will improve the quality of life for Kankakee County Residents."

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 County Farm Bureau

"The Kankakee County Farm Bureau is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization governed by 17 local Kankakee County farmers. The Kankakee County Farm Bureau has been an advocate for farmers, landowner rights, and the Kankakee community since 1912."

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.

Manteno Chamber of Commerce

The Manteno Chamber of Commerce represents the Manteno business community, working with local businesses, the community, and the Village to bring prosperity to Manteno.

Ready Nation

"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.

Visit Kankakee County

Visit Kankakee County's mission is to market and develop branded Kankakee County destination experiences to enhance community economic growth and quality of life.

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."

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