General Information

If you are already apart of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce, but would like to be more involved, becoming an Ambassador is the answer! Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 11:30 held at various Chamber member restaurant locations.  Apply today!



We have a dynamic group of ambassadors comprised of Manteno Chamber members from a variety of professions.  Our group strives to make the Manteno Chamber a fun, engaging, and productive organization.  They help plan events and their participation helps their business flourish...its a win-win! If you are interested in joining the Ambassadors Program contact Sarah today! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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nicole lyon

Nicole Lyon is a lifelong resident of Kankakee County. She graduated from Bishop McNamara High School and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Currently she resides in Bradley with her husband Mike and two cats. After college Nicole worked in the medical field for 4 years, first at Carle in Champaign and then at ATI in Bourbonnais. Although she loved working in the health industry, she was approached by Aflac in 2013 and has been there ever since. Aflac has created a unique opportunity for her to represent a Fortune 500 company, work with wonderful people, and help clients have peace of mind when something bad happens to them, all while having the freedom of running her own business.


Top ten reasons to be a member of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee:

1.  Be on the front line to meet and mentor new members and promote your business.

2.  Take advantage of unique networking opportunities with existing Chamber members.

3.  Make a difference in your business community by taking an active role in the planning and execution of business growth activities.

4.   Maximize the return on investment of your chamber membership by leveraging your position on the Ambassador Committee to meet the leaders of the business community.

5.  Recognition in the community for yourself and your business.

6.  Develop your skills in sales, management, and marketing in a risk-free environment by learning best practices from top business professionals.

7.   Peer recognition among a group of other dedicated professionals like yourself.

8.   Increase your confidence while making new friends and enhancing your community image.

9  Hone your networking skills by helping the Manteno Chamber of Commerce continue to prosper and grow.

 10.  Have FUN!