My name is Becky Williamson and I am the HR Director for Advanced Climate Solutions. I am proud to be on the Board of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. I have been in Human Resources for much of my career.
In my spare time I love to have game nights with my family, play with my dogs and I really enjoyed watching the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years! Go Cubs!!
Advanced Climate Solutions
2660 Bond St.
University Park, IL 604840
Josh is a 2008 grad of Manteno High School. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2012 and received a bachelors in business administration with a concentration in management. Josh began his career at HomeStar Insurance in August of 2008 for a school to work program. He officially started his career in 2012 at HomeStar as an Insurance Sales executive specializing in auto, home, business and crop insurance. He was the assistant boys varsity and head JV soccer coach at Manteno High School for 4 years Josh was born and raised in Manteno, where he currently lives with his high school sweet heart since his 16th birthday and his three kids.
Jamie is a lifelong resident of Manteno. She is a 1987 graduate of Manteno High School and received a Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing from Governors State University in 1992.
She has served as Director of the Manteno Public Library since 2013.
She joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves as Board Secretary.
Jamie lives in Manteno with her husband, Paul, of 23 years and their two children.
Jodi is a 1985 graduate of Herscher H.S. and a 1989 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she received her BA in accounting.
She joined the Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer in 2000 and is the owner of Jodi K. Gill, CPA, a public accounting firm in Manteno.
Jodi resides in Limestone.
Jacob Carlile is a 1997 graduate of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School. He received a Bachelors in Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2002 in Architectural Studies.
He is a State of Illinois Licensed Architect, serves on the American Institute of Architects Eastern Illinois Chapter Board of Directors, and is former President of the Manteno Rotary. Before practicing Architecture, Mr. Carlile was a Corporal in the Illinois National Guard serving as a team leader for the 133rd Signal Battalion, Charlie Company.
He joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2014 and currently serves as Past Chair on the board.
Jacob resides with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs in Manteno.
Dr. Emily Meyer is a 1986 graduate of Kankakee High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 1993 and later earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2013 from the University of Florida. She is a licensed pharmacist in both Illinois and Iowa.
Emily is currently Director of Pharmacy at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Prior to Riverside, Emily was the Regional Director of Pharmacy for Presence St. Mary’s hospital in Kankakee and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Dr. Meyer also serves as adjunct faculty for Olivet Nazarene University teaching Pharmacology for their Family Nurse Practitioner Certification program.
She joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2015.
Dr. Meyer lives in Manteno with her husband, Mike, and their two children.
Paul Russert is a Manteno resident and has served as a director since 1997. During this time he has been the secretary, vice-president, and the president of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. Paul graduated from Purdue University then went on to get his advanced degree from Chicago State University in Educational Administration and Supervision.
Most recently he was the principal of Manteno High School from 1997 thru 2012. Currently Paul is retired along with his wife Dawn who is also the retired Superintendent of Schools in Manteno. Paul and Dawn have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
Jake Emerson is a 2002 graduate of Manteno High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree at Monmouth College in History and Education in 2006. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in School Improvement Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University in 2010.
Jake taught and coached at Manteno High School for six years before becoming Assistant Principal at Manteno Elementary/Primary School. He spent two years as Asst. Principal before serving as Principal of Manteno Early Childhood Center for two years.
He currently serves as Business Manager for Manteno CUSD No. 5.
Jake lives in Manteno with his wife, Erin, and their two sons.
84 N. Oak St : Manteno, IL 60950
Jim Hanley attended grade school at St. Joseph’s in Manhattan and then went on to graduate from Providence Catholic High School.
Jim graduated from Lewis University with two bachelors in Business Administration and History and then went on to obtain a M.B.A. with a focus in International Business.
Jim has been a resident of Manteno since 2004 and operated a family owned construction business until 2011. In 2011, Jim was hired at the Village of Manteno as the Public Works department Supervisor of Streets and Alleys. In 2015, Jim was promoted to the Superintendent of Public Works.
Jim, his wife Malissa and their children love living in Manteno; they are involved in soccer, dance and enjoy driving the golf cart throughout town!
Chris LaRocque is the Village Administrator in Manteno. He was hired by the village in 2012 and served as the Building Director for five years before being promoted to Administrator. Prior to working for the village, Chris owed and ran his construction company for twenty-three years, building over 150 homes in the Kankakee County area.
Chris and his wife Sue have two children, Michael, who is a Funeral Director and Shelby, who is a Marketing Manager. They enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren and boating with family and friends.
They are also one of the owners of the South Creek Animal Hospital and feel strongly that the Chamber has been an integral part of its success.
“I’m honored to be a part of this active and impressive organization. Successful businesses are critical to making Manteno a great place to live and work.”
Becky Broderick grew up in Peotone and worked in the hospitality industry in Kankakee County as well as Walt Disney World from 1995-2001. Becky, her husband Brian, and two children moved to Manteno in 2000.
Becky has a passion for growing and developing small local businesses through Branding photography. As well as helping the Chamber create and execute fun events for families in the local area.
Becky has owned and operated Broderick Photography in Manteno since 2003. Their unique indoor and outdoor photography studio and home is on 5 acers in Manteno where she specializes in Family, Personal brand images and commercial photography for small businesses.
Becky has been an active member of the Manteno Chamber since 2013 and has served as an Ambassador for the Manteno chamber of commerce since the program started in 2015. She was inducted as a Director for the Chamber August 2018.
Laura Umphrey was born and raised in Ohio but has called Kankakee County home for the past 30 years. She has been working in our local community banks in Kankakee County for 25 years. Laura has her Illinois Insurance Producers License that she has maintained since 2002. She is the Branch Manager of Peoples Bank of Kankakee County in Manteno.
She has volunteered her time attending community events with local chambers over the past several years. She was an ambassador with the Kankakee County Chamber, a Director with the Manhattan Chamber, an ambassador with the Manteno Chamber and recently became a Director with the Manteno Chamber in 2020. Laura has been involved with Catholic Charities, where she has been an Advisory Council Member of the Money Management Program since 2010.
She joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2019.
Laura resides in Bourbonnais with her husband Jeff Umphrey. He is a teacher of Construction Technology at the Kankakee Area Career Center, a home builder and the Bourbonnais Township Supervisor. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. They enjoy being outdoors, boating and spending time with family and friends.
Peoples Bank of Kankakee County
68 N. Oak St., Manteno
President and CEO
Sarah works hard to promote and strengthen the community by forming positive working relationships and to continue to build a strong business sector. She also serves as the Marketing and Community Relations Director for the Village of Manteno. Sarah is a resident of Manteno. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University. She was employed at Lazard Freres-an investment banking firm in Chicago for two years, and from there obtained her Master of Art in Teaching degree. She taught Elementary school in the Manteno School District for six years. In June of 2016, Sarah took on the dual role for the Village of Manteno and the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, sits on the board for United Way, and is a member of the Manteno Rotary Club.
Sarah is married to Ryan who works for the Village of Manteno as the Building Official. She enjoys exercising, travel, reading, and most of all spending time with friends, family, and her dog Maverick.
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Paula moved to Manteno from Kentucky in 1971. She has been with Municipal Bank since 1996.
She has held numerous positions with the company including Administrative Assistant in 1996, Assistant Vice President in 2000, and Brand Manager of their Manteno office in 2005. Paula has been the 2002 recipient of Special Recognition of Chamber Participation Award, the 2002 and 2005 Zip Award, the 2004 Leading the Way Award and 2010 Manteno Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.
Paula joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce in 1993 as an independent business person and has held offices of Treasurer, Vice President and President. Paula has been co-chair of the Manteno Oktoberfest since 2001 and chair in 2013. Paula was inducted as an Honorary Director at the 2018 Annual Meeting.
Paula lives in Manteno with her husband of 45 years, Ernie and they have two children.