Becoming BN

Becoming BN a program of the McLean County Community COMPACT, a subsidiary of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

This program is designed for individuals who are summer interns, early career, or graduate students.  




2020 Program: 

  • Becoming BN will run from June - July of 2020

  • Cost to participate is $25/ participant

  • The goal of the program is to introduce participants to the wonderful attributes of the Bloomington-Normal community through local activities, networking opportunities, and service experiences.  

  • Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  Please contact Jancy for more information. 

Sign-Up to Receive Becoming BN 2020 Updates HERE!   


2020 Registration Opens March 20, 2020!  


The 2020 Becoming BN official events currently include: 

  • Kick-Off Party:  TBD

  • Chamber After Hours Networking Event:  June 10th @ Vrooman Mansion

  • Business Hightlight & Social:  TBD

  • Community Service Experience: TBD

  • Illinois Shakespeare Festival:  TBD @ Ewan Cultural Center

  • Lounge About the Roundabout Concert:  July 22nd @ Uptown Normal

  • Closing Party:  TBD 

Other higlighted community events include, but are not limited to: 

  • WGLT Free Summer Concert Series

  • Frist Friday in Downtown Bloomington

  • All Chamber Before and After Hours Networking Events

  • BNYP (Young Professional) Events - additional cost for lunch

  • Saturday Farmers Market Downtown Bloomington

  • Lincoln Festival on Route 66 

  • Sugar Creek Arts Festival