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Friday, January 19, 2024

CEO Program Accepts Applicants for Next School Year

Our local business community partners with area schools to create project-based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours, and one-on-one mentoring. Students earn high school credit upon successfully completing the two-semester course.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Two Hiring Events Planned for EV Battery Manufacturer

Gotion, Inc. will hold two local job fairs to recruit workers for the electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant to be located in Manteno.
Gotion has positions in all employment segments, not just manufacturing positions. They are looking for a variety of skill sets, said Annie Quach a member of the Gotion Recruiting Team.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

CSL Named 2023 IL Manufacturer of the Year by IMA

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is proud to announce CSL Behring’s selection as the recipient of the 2023 Barry L. MacLean Manufacturer of the Year that will be awarded at the IMA’s 130th Annual Luncheon on December 8, 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Cranky Mike’s Popcorn, Momence, Named to Illinois Made Program

Cranky Mike’s is one of 48 Illinois businesses selected by the Illinois Office of Tourism. These businesses are chosen because they epitomize the hidden treasures, authentic experiences, and unique products that make Illinois an extraordinary destination for both residents and visitors.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

B2B NewBiz Grants NOW OPEN

Grant applications are open for businesses that launched during the pandemic. Up to $30,000 available through the B2B NewBiz program.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

ETIP Grant Training Funds Briefing

Get your questions answered about the Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) and how your company can take advantage of these grant training funds.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Meet the CEO Class of Kankakee County

Fall meet & greet to meet the Kankakee County CEO class and learn more about the program. CEO students are eager to meet you (or get reacquainted,) shake your hand, and share some of the things they’ve been doing in the CEO program thus far.

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