Each week participants will engage in activities and experiences that introduce them to our thriving community, while they have opportunities to network, meet local CEO’s, and pick up a few professional development tips along the way. The Becoming BN is a program of McLean County COMPACT, a subsidiary of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, June 4 - Becoming BN Kick-Off Event
Mix and Mingle and learn about the upcoming weekly events for Becoming BN 10 week program.
Wednesday, June 12 - Lounge about the Roundabout in Uptown Normal
Learn about Constitution Trail and uptown Normal. Stay for a free concert on the lawn, BYO picnic.
Famous Illinois Shakespeare Festival
“As You Like It” at Ewing Theater - 48 Sunset Rd., Bloomington, IL
Cost to Attend: $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance through weekly registration link by June 13th!
Park in the church parking lot (corner of Emerson St. and Towanda Ave.) Meet on the terrace. First 25 to arrive will have an opportunity for a backstage tour. Enjoy a provided picnic dinner, show, and networking with community leaders. This is an “all weather” event, please dress appropriately.
National Impact – Volunteer Opportunity
Midwest Food Bank, 2031 Warehouse Rd, Normal, IL
Learn about the impact community organizations are making in McLean County. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare meals for distribution by the Midwest Food Bank. Register to volunteer by June 24th.
Learn the Nuts & Bolts
Beer Nuts, 103 N. Robinson St., Bloomington
Come sample some local products, and learn about the Foundry Businesses thriving in Bloomington, IL. Guest speakers, and networking opportunities plentiful at this nuts and bolts session!
Fun at Sugar Creek Arts Festival
11:00 am Meet in the picnic area at Emack and Bolio’s - 107 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL
Walk to Children Discovery Museum for presentations regarding tourism in McLean County. Enjoy the free arts festival!
Brews and Bits @ Destihl Brewery
1200 Greenbriar Dr., Normal, IL
Networking and socializing will be abundant that this event. Cost of beverages and food will at your own expense.
Crib and Corn: Baseball Game @Corn Crib Stadium
1000 W. Raab Rd, Normal
Cost to attend: $10 Tickets must be purchased in advance through weekly registration link by July 16th!
Come out to the ballpark for some fun and networking opportunities.
Closing Party: Location to Be Determined
More information to come as the weel of August 5th draws closer!