Kate Kennedy named new director of KADC

Photo by Ted Lutz – Kate Kennedy is the new executive director of the Kane Area Development Center, which serves the Kane Chamber of Commerce, the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise and the KADC. The group includes, left to right, seated: Tim Robinson, president of KARE; Kennedy, a 1998 graduate of Kane Area High School; and Jim Greville, Chamber vice president; standing: Royce Novosel-Johnson, vice president of KARE; Steve Tunall, president of the KAIDC; and Rick Engebretsen, Chamber president.
By: 
Ted Lutz
Staff Writer

After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1998, Kate Kennedy left town for college and employment elsewhere.
But her heart has always stayed in Kane.
“I love Kane,” Kennedy said. “I really wanted to come back someday.”
Kennedy’s dream of living and working in her hometown has come true.
She has been named as the new executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). 
Based at 54 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane, the KADC is the link between the Kane Chamber of Commerce, the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) and the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation (KAIDC).
“I’m really excited,” Kennedy said. “I’ll be working with three  organizations that already are doing a great job for the community. 

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