From Our President

Thank you for the privilege of serving as your president for the last two years. The end of my term is bittersweet – we should be able to achieve the “Striving for Best Practices” award, but one of my priority goals for this year was for membership growth. Not only did we not add but one student member, but we lost a very dear friend and loyal ABWA member in Joann Lansbarkis. We’ve enjoyed great business-relevant speakers and accomplished much throughout the year. I want to thank the board and committee chairs for your cooperation and dedication. I also want to thank each of the members because your hard work also contributed to our success. I know most of us are wearing more than one hat to achieve our successes – thank you. The camaraderie and dedication of the members to Illinois Heartland Chapter, I feel, is second to none! As we begin a new year, please support Nancy Reddick and her board as she begins planning for another great start for Illinois Heartland Chapter.

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Meeting information

Illinois Heartland ABWA Chapter meets the second Thursday of each month, except September, when we celebrate American Business Women`s Day with other chapters and councils. Their normal location is Lakeside Country Club, 1201 Croxton, Bloomington, IL. Menu and cost vary. Our meeting starts at 6:00 pm, with a half hour networking before we begin. Please check our calendar or Facebook page for specific information each month, or contact us through our Contact Us page.


Next Meeting

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lakeside Country Club
Program: “Keeping Your Mind Healthy” – Bob Milner

Dinner: French Dip with Waffle Fries – $14

Our Chapter

The Illinois Heartland Chapter was chartered on August 13, 1998 from the merger of the Corn Belt and Brass Key Chapters of ABWA. The Corn Belt Chapter was chartered in May, 1973 and Brass Key Chapter was chartered November, 1979.


Chapter Leadership

President – Evelyn Day
Vice President – Nancy Reddick
Treasurer – Jackie White
Secretary – Alexis Kalish



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The American Business Women's Association is a prestigious, national organization established for working women and women business owners.