A Great Place to do Business

Momence is home to two of Kankakee County’s
Top 10 employers; Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest
distributor of books and entertainment products,
employing 600 people and Van Drunen Farms
employing 350 people at its facilities, which include
processing centers for the culinary herbs grown on
their farms, drying centers for fruits and vegetables,
and FutureCeuticals, an R&D facility creating functional
food ingredients and nutritional products.
Additional food processing centers in Momence
include Momence Packing Company with 240
employees who produce products for Johnsonville
Foods, Gilster-Mary Lee, a cocoa processor that
serves the national food industry and employs 100
people, and Silva International with 100 employees
provides dehydrated vegetables, herbs, and select
fruit ingredients to the food industry. Momence’s diverse
industries also include; Flanders-Precisionaire,
a filter manufacturing company employing nearly 

200 people, Good Shepherd Manor, a residential
facility for men with developmental disabilities that
employs over 150 people and Edmund Allen Lumber
Co., a wholesale distribution yard for Western Red
Cedar and other housing products with 60 employees.
Many of the facilities in Momence ship their
products around the world.

Many local enterprises are located in and around Momence’s traditional business district, which is adjacent
to the Kankakee River and on historic Dixie
Hwy. There, 19th and early 20th Century buildings
display a unique charm that harkens back to the
earliest days of the “Old Border Town.” Downtown
Momence is now listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.

Local financial institutions, Municipal Trust & Savings
Bank, Centrue Bank and First National Bank of
Grant Park are eager to serve your personal and
commercial loan needs to those who choose to
do business and invest in Momence.Established in 1938, the Momence Chamber of
Commerce, which boasts approximately 75 members,
aims to promote the economic, civic and
social welfare of Momence and the surrounding
area. The group hosts meetings with informative
speakers, arranges regular business after hours and
company tours, and holds a summer golf outing to
increase communication among local businesspeople
and guests. A newsletter also keeps the
Momence business community well informed.

The Chamber also sponsors mayoral and aldermanic
forums, names a Citizen of the Year, and
sponsors several community events.

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