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Alliance to Honor IMPACT Award Recipient


The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County seeks to recognize a distinguished individual, business or organization that has demonstrated positive and impactful sustainable development in the region. The IMPACT Award recipient will be honored at the November 10, 2022 Board of Directors meeting to be held at Olivet Nazarene University with complimentary breakfast at 7:00 am and the meeting to begin at 7:30 am.

The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required:



“Our community, our region, has grown to what it is today thanks to the dedication and forethought that certain individuals or groups have had. We want to honor that,” said Tim Nugent, President/CEO of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County.

The IMPACT Award will celebrate the magnitude of past and present investments of time, treasure, and talent to ensure long-lasting growth to the community. The recipient has shown innovation, investment, determination, and commitment over the course of decades. This dedication comes with a vision and ingenuity for economic growth and progress that will continue to have a positive impact for years to come.

“These investments – whether it be building buildings, creating organizations, adding industry to our area or helping our workforce – has left an incredible impression on Kankakee County,” Nugent added. “These are things that happen over time, and will continue to impact generations to come.”

The individual, business, or organization honored by the IMPACT Award exhibits extraordinary accomplishments in leadership, service, entrepreneurship, creativity, and vision, and their work leaves an immense impact on the community that is truly timeless.

Nominations for future IMPACT Award recipients can be sent to the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County Board of Directors, attention Jeff Hammes, Board Chairman and can be emailed to info@kankakeecountyed.org.


The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is a public-private partnership that works to expand the economic base by improving the local business climate in Kankakee County. The Alliance employs a collaborative approach to support development in the strategic areas of business retention, expansion and attraction, and workforce and community development.

For more information contact Tim Nugent, President/CEO at tnugent@kankakeecountyed.org or 815.935.1177; or Angela Morrey, Director of Marketing & Business Attraction at amorrey@kankakeecountyed.org or 630.800.0006.