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Kimberly Buchanan

Kimberly Buchanan, CEO of Soul News Network, is an award-winning professional who has spent her multi-decade career working with regional and multi-billion dollar global brands. Kimberly began her career in communications as an intern at a Fox News station. Before long, she had transitioned from intern to being in charge of media relations for a global aerospace company to a vice president overseeing a team of individuals at another corporation. During all the transitions, she earned several awards and later taught communications and media relations at the university level which led her to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Today, Kimberly spends her time as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies who are looking to increase market share and run more efficiently. She works with executives, management and marketing teams to develop efficient plans for launching new products to consumers, new programs to employees, as well as streamlining internal training and communication processes to increase employee engagement and productivity. She’s trusted by some of the best in the business, including Pfizer, Abbvie, Accenture, Daimler Chrysler, US Foods, UTC Aerospace and more. Kimberly uses her spare time as a speaker, coach and to create time and efficiency breakthroughs for women who are very busy, but still want to enjoy a great life and successful career without losing their minds, putting their families second, or making themselves a last priority. Learn more about The More Life Method at www.kimberlybuchanan.com. Kimberly refers to Soul News Network as her Passion Project stating, “I wanted to create something that showcases all the great things going on in the community. I want Soul to be a source for news, resources and information. I also want to celebrate achievements and motivate people to reach goals.” Recognized as one of the Forty Leaders Under 40, Kimberly has served on several boards, including the Literacy Council, YMCA Black Achievers, Northern Illinois University Alumni, Golden Apple Foundation and SwedishAmerican Federal Credit Union. A few years back, she started The Foundation for the Advancement of Urban Youth as a way to assist children in need. The Six Sigma Green Belt has been recognized amongst the Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs and in 2009 she was part of America’s first graduating class of the world-renowned Black Belt Communicators Program. Kimberly is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a founding board member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council of Rock River Valley. Kimberly earned a master’s degree in communication studies and a bachelor’s degree in organizational and corporate communications from Northern Illinois University. She is also certified as an inbound marketing professional. Learn more about Kimberly at www.kimberlybuchanan.com Keep up with Kimberly on Twitter and Instagram @kimsbuchanan

  • Happenings
    Summer Bash

    It’s that time again! Master Builders Masonic Lodge #9 will be hosting our 3rd annual summer bash fundraising event. Last year...

    Kimberly BuchananJuly 10, 2017
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    Jones Retires from Rock Valley College

    Congratulations to Jessica Jones who recently retired from Rock Valley College where she was VP of Human Resources. Jones joined Rock...

    Kimberly BuchananJuly 10, 2017
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    Mayor McNamara Appoints Shurice Hunter

    Rockford Mayor Thomas McNamara has named Shurice Hunter as Director of Human Resources for the City of Rockford. She is scheduled...

    Kimberly BuchananJuly 10, 2017
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    Roby Completes 26th Book

    Congratulations are in order for Kimberla Lawson Roby who recently announced the completion of her 26th book. Roby, a Rockford native,  shared...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 18, 2016
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    Take a Look Inside the Obamas’ Gorgeous Post-White House Home in Washington, D.C.

    If you are talking house goals – this is it! Take a look at the new home of the President and...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 17, 2016
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    Jessie White Just Unveiled These New Illinois License Plates

    Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced his office will launch a cost-efficient passenger license plate replacement program beginning in January to...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 15, 2016
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    Catch Harlan Jefferson Every Tuesday in November

    Harlan Jefferson will be playing every Tuesday during the month of November from 6:30pm – 10:00pm at Big Al’s Bar! If...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 14, 2016
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    Work At Home – For Disney

    Here’s your opportunity to work for one of the most recognized companies in the world, from the comfort of your own...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 8, 2016
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    Fall’iday Bazaar

    2nd Annual Fall’iday Bazaar at Harlem High School 70+ handmade crafters PLUS 25 unique vendors! Start your holiday shopping local! DATE:...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 7, 2016
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    KFACT Friend-raiser

    Come out on November 29, 2016, at Abreo ti meet the Executive Director and Founder of KFACT, Shamika Williams, Board members and some...

    Kimberly BuchananNovember 7, 2016