Program


  • 7:30 am  - Check In/Buffet Breakfast/Coffee/Networking/Exhibits, including Development Zone Showcase
  • 8:10 am  - Welcome - Melissa Kahoun, Aqua Illinois & Economic Alliance of Kankakee County Board Chair
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am  -  Metro Elected Officials Panel Discussion, featuring New Investment Updates
    Hon. Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, City of Kankakee
    Hon. Mayor Paul Schore, Village of Bourbonnais
    Hon. Mayor Bruce Adams, Village of Bradley
    Chairman Andrew Wheeler, County of Kankakee
    Timothy Nugent, Economic Alliance of Kankakee County (Moderator)
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am  - Industry Panel Discussion, featuring New Expansion Updates
    Chris Abell, Head - Project Management Office, CSL Behring Kankakee
    Johnny Jacobs, Vice President & General Manager, Nucor Steel Kankakee
    Maggie Yontz, Vice President of Human Resources, Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals
    John Keigher, Director of Administration, Urban Farmer
    Bill Ziemek, Client Relations, Bear Construction
    Jeff Bennett, Principal, McColly Bennett Commercial (Moderator)
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am  - Networking & Exhibits, including Development Zone Showcase
  • 11:30 am  - Pizza courtesy of Manteno-based Urban Farmer

Sponsors

  • Economic Alliance
  • Kankakee County Chamber
  • Manteno Chamber
  • LinkPoint Media
  • Northfield Square Mall
  • Village of Bradley
  • Nicor Gas
  • Aqua
  • Village of Bourbonnais
  • City of Kankakee
  • Village of Manteno
  • KCC
  • Village of Grant Park
  • Hitchcock Design Group
  • Midland States Bank
  • Peoples Bank
  • Deck & Baron
  • McColly Bennett Commercial
  • CSL Behring
  • Bear Construction
  • FutureCeuticals
  • Hunters Run Subdivision
  • Nugent Curtis Real Estate
  • Kankakee County
  • Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of Realtors
  • Nucor Steel
  • Van Drunen Farms
  • Bike609
  • Tyson Engineering
  • Steam Hollow
  • Lakeside Rentals
  • Wright In Kankakee
  • Piggush Engineering
  • Village of Grant Park
  • Bid Evolution
  • Premium Specialties
  • Urban Farmer
  • Plochman's Mustard
  • Brickstone
  • Viers Coffee
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