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Francis J. Smith Named IMPACT Award Recipient

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Economic Alliance Featured on Kankakee Podcast

From cost of living, to a push for renewable energy, to why we don’t yet have a Portillo’s in Kankakee County, Angela Morrey dives deep into what economic development is and what it means for our area.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Partner Recognition: United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties

Now more than ever, community partners are an integral part of Kankakee County’s resiliance and growth. n 2020, United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties – with our Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley – generated and distributed more than $600,000 for emergency Covid-19 relief. While this work continues, our United Way is mission driven to serve our residential and business community each and every day by investing in the strategic areas of: youth success; economic mobility; and access to health services.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Pivot Part 2: Making Strategy Your Safeguard

Business strategy can be a very large and overwhelming topic for small businesses. Many believe their pursuit of survival overwrites the need to consider long-term strategy. While this may have been true in the past, it can no longer be true in the ever-changing economic landscape that we are witnessing today.

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