InterBusiness Issues - April 2006

Features

Guest Editorial

Tony Rolando, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The Homeland Security Market Development Bureau in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity was created to attract, support, and engage businesses in the industry.

IBI List

Whether you’re making decisions for business or pleasure, the IBI List will be a valuable resource. In its second installment, the List surveyed marketing/advertising agencies throughout central Illinois.

Publisher's Note

Jan Wright, Publisher
Commonplace anymore are newspaper stories that detail the excesses in governmental employee travel expenses at all levels. How often do you look at those stories and say to yourself, “If I ran my business that way…”

Also in this issue...

Pet Owners Welcome a Dog-Gone Good Law

Roni VanAusdall
Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White, & Frederick, P.C.
Your pet has provided you with years of faithful companionship. Now Illinois law allows you to ensure you don’t leave your friend stranded, even in death.

The Newest Marketing Tool

Stephen Ferguson
SpyderHost.net, Inc.
A web site is a true marketing tool—and your customers expect you to have a beautiful, functional, and usuable site on the Internet.

Vibrations: How Much is Too Much?

Bernie Hertlein
STS Consultants, Ltd.
When construction or demolition activity is under way, people in adjacent buildings often feel vibrations and become concerned about property damage.

Columns

Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Ken Spirito, Greater Peoria Regional Airport
Dr. Robert Zinser, Zinser Chiropractic Clinics
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
W. Michael Bryant, Methodist Medical Center
Aditya Nath, CGN & Associates
David Williams, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Erwin, Illinois Central College
Dr. John Throop, The Summit Group
Daniel Baker, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Jim McConoughey, Heartland Partnership
Mary Pille, Employers' Association
Scott Elger, Morgan Stanley
Laura Lee Rose, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
Michael Davis - IWIRC Corp.
Steve Powell, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Michael Stephan, Heart of Illinois United Way
David Smith, Manpower Professional
Bashir Ali, Central Illinois Workforce Development

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