There is no single formula for the perfect workplace; instead, there are many ways to get there. iBi went behind the scenes at four area companies, attempting to reverse-engineer the secrets of their success. Here’s what we discovered.

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Four Trends Reshaping Design Solutions for the Workplace
Creative interior design can enhance your business, increase employee retention and promote your brand.
Beyond Office Walls and Balance Sheets - Culture and the Alternative Workforce
The more things change, the more culture matters.
Rethinking Your Benefits Strategy
Want to hire and retain the best employees? Bring on the benefits!
People: The Critical Factor for Workplace Success - Q&A with Eric Tolman, Caterpillar Inc.
The ways in which we attract the best people has changed dramatically in recent years, and these changes are even more challenging in an increasingly tight labor market.
7 Differences Between Generation Z and Millennials Entering The Workforce
Employers will have to adjust to another new generation.

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Secrets of the Great Workplace
In 2017, Farnsworth Group was certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work for the second year in a row.
Secrets of the Great Workplace
CEFCU has distinguished itself with its focus on employee training and development—an ongoing investment in its people.
Secrets of the Great Workplace
As the world further embraces AR and VR, the developers at CSE Software have front-row seats to a range of emerging technologies.

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Studies have shown that having pets in the workplace can reduce stress levels and increase productivity for some employees. A new program through SAMS (Stray Animal Midway Shelter) in Hanna City offers local businesses a way to enjoy those benefits while helping homeless cats find their “forever homes.” Read more in the June issue of iBi! Attention bargain hunters, antique collectors and road trippers…! The month of June brings plenty of opportunities to pile into the car and explore Illinois while searching for deals.

Read more in the latest issue of Art & Society about the Moss Avenue Antique Sale & Festival, Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor and More on 34 - Miles and Miles of Sales... Looking for the perfect pairing for this gorgeous summer weather? Try @goldaandbob’s recipe for a deliciously boozy Strawberry Rhubarb Fizz in the latest issue of Art & Society. 🍓 Keep an eye on your mailbox for the  June “Workplace” issue of iBi!

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A House of Elegance & Enchantment
Having stood the test of time, the historic Orpheum Theatre is the crown jewel of Galesburg.
Mics Uncut: Talents Uncovered
A local poet works to reveal Peoria's hidden talents... and shares inspiration in the journey.
The Great Plastic Reef
A trip to Costa Rica placed Jessica McGhee right in the thick of the global plastic problem... inspiring a colorful art installation with a global message.
Peoria's Vaudeville Palace
On April 24, 1911, Peoria, Illinois, officially landed on the national Orpheum Circuit.

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Ten things you didn't know about the executive director of Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre...
Seasonal produce, live music, local art and much more at the Peoria Riverfront Market...
Jim Burnham's time-lapse photography compresses nine months of plant growth and weather changes into five minutes.

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