Becoming BN is a program of the McLean County Community COMPACT, a subsidiary of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. This program is designed to introduce new residents to the wonderful attributes of the Bloomington Normal community, with specific focus on early career, summer interns, and grad students.  


The program was piloted in 2019 as a way to showcase community events and provide professional and social networking opportunities. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Becoming BN for the Summer of 2020 consisted of four (4) virtual events that exposed participants to panel discussions from  local leaders, young professionals and CEO's from local employers.  Virtual sessions were conducted weekly over the noon hour throughout July.  Session topics will included a Young Professional Panel and "chats" with leaders in Technology, Health & Recreation, and Food & Beverage.  


The 2022 program is currently being developed by our planning committee.  Information will be announced shortly.