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Briefcase: March 6, 2019

March 7, 2019 GMT

Henrichs earns award from Country Financial

Country Financial’s Nate Henrichs, of Clifton, recently earned a position on the insurance group’s All American team.

Henrichs is among a group of Country Financial agency managers and financial representatives who qualified for the award. Country Financial has more than 2,000 agency managers and financial representatives in 17 states.

All American is awarded each year to agency managers and financial representatives who have succeeded in identifying insurance products and financial solutions that fit the needs of their customers.


Henrichs serves customers from his office at 437 S. Main St. in Clifton. The office phone number is 815-694-2722.

KCC to offer hospitality certificate

Kankakee Community College will begin offering a hospitality operations certificate for students beginning in the fall.

The 18-credit hour certificate packages two existing KCC courses along with four newly developed courses. It prepares students to enter the hospitality profession in hotels, restaurants, banquet and entertainment venues or meeting, convention and event planning settings.

Courses will be taught at KCC, with internship experiences at area facilities.

“Local businesses are interested in our hospitality students as interns and future employees.” said Michael Boyd, vice president for Instruction and Student Success.

Students will be encouraged to earn Illinois Restaurant Association credentials in food handling, sanitation, alcohol and allergens. The hospitality classes also can be taken toward an associate degree, which can transfer to a hospitality program at a four-year college or university in Illinois to earn a bachelor’s degree.

For more information, contact Robert Babich at rbabich@kcc.edu or 815-802-8656.