meet the small but mighty team that does it all.
Paris has a talent and passion for business and community development that has allowed her to be highly successful. Her extensive background and experience in sales, marketing, business development and event planning proves to be a great benefit to the Urbana community as a whole. Growing up in a small Central Illinois town as well as owning and operating a small business has given her the passion to be a part of a close knit community while helping local businesses grow. Paris holds a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship from Illinois State University and was Voted 2007 East Central Illinois’ “20 Most Outstanding Women You Should Know” for exemplifying the word outstanding due to her accomplishments on the job.
Kennedy graduated from Illinois State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Before moving to Normal, she studied in Edwardsville while simultaneously working for a small special events company as an event manager. Her experience and passion for events in the southern Illinois area are now being carried over to C-U, where she hopes to learn and grow with the Urbana community and its businesses. Kennedy plans to build strong relationships with UBA and its members and is excited to be an advocate for the many great services Urbana provides for its local community. Kennedy can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She then joined Busey Bank in Urbana as a Staff Accountant. During her tenure at Busey, Jenn served the UBA as a Sweetcorn Festival volunteer and served on the UBA board of Directors as Treasurer. Upon the birth of her daughter, Jenn opted to resign from her full-time position and board seat and begin working for the UBA part-time as staff accountant. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization and hopes to help keep things running smoothly on the financial side so the UBA can continue to contribute to the Urbana business community. Jenn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-344-3872.