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    Chapter meeting

    Date: October 26, 2022, 12:00pm
    Sauk Valley Community College
    Room 2K2
    173 IL Rt. 2
    Dixon, IL 61021
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    This meeting will not qualify for recertification credits. 
    Our Program:

    Childcare is an issue that is impacting workforce opportunities in the Sauk Valley.  The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has been meeting with key stakeholders including Employers, Childcare Providers, Education Systems, and Organizations working with Job Seekers to understand the complex issues around childcare and seek solutions.   The goal of this initiative is to gain a better understanding of how to address this complex issue and prioritize action steps.  The Chamber will present information about this important and complex workforce initiative and will lead a discussion on prioritizing action steps.

    Our Speaker:

    Kris Noble has been with the SVACC since 2014 and the Executive Director since 2015. As Executive Director, her responsibilities include implementing the Strategic Plan as developed by the Board of Directors. The three key priorities include: Providing Value to Membership, Strengthen the Local Community, and Enhance Community Leadership. She is responsible for overseeing 2 staff and over 200 volunteers to develop objectives and implement action to accomplish the Strategic Priorities. In 2018 Kris led the SVACC to a 5-star accreditation Status with the United States Chamber of Commerce. In 2019 the SVACC was awarded the Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. In 2021, the SVACC was the first chamber to be recognized as an IACCE Certified Chamber. Kris uses her background in community development and building relationships to promote workforce development between education systems and the business community.

    Prior to the Chamber world, Kris worked as an Adolescent Therapist for LSSI. In addition, over 28 years, Kris has worked as a consultant in community wellness with an emphasis in positive youth development, community engagement, and strategic planning. She has collaborated with school districts, not-for-profit organizations, service clubs, businesses, preschools, and faith communities on how to make environments more youth friendly and improving youth/adult relationships and partnerships.

    Kris graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. The is trained as a Lead trainer in the 40 Developmental Assets through Search Institute. She was awarded the 2019 Women of Achievement Crete Dillon Bowman Award for Community Leadership. She has completed her 2nd year of IOM through the United States Chamber of Commerce