InterBusiness Issues - March 2008

Scott Klaus

Scott Klaus has worked for Klaus Companies since college and has been serving as vice president for 15 years. He manages the company’s Whirlpool territory and field sales, and is proud to be a part of a family-owned business in Peoria. When his grandfather began the company in 1919, he sold electronic parts out of a saddle shop in Eureka. Through their hard work and dedication, three generations of the Klaus family have grown the business to include the information technology and audio-visual integration services they offer today.

Features

City of Peoria Comprehensive Plan

by Ray Lees
City of Peoria Planning Commission
The Comprehensive Plan asks the question, “Where do we, as a community, want to be in twenty years, and what do we need to do to make that happen?”

iSoy Technologies

by Amy Groh
The Peoria-bred company iSoy Technologies has discovered an innovative new ingredient for anti-aging cosmetics.

Leading the Way for Future Engineers

by Amy Groh
Project Lead the Way is a national program to raise awareness and interest in the field of engineering for junior high and high school students.

The Realities and Rewards of Globalization

Jamie Fox
Caterpillar, Inc.
On the whole, globalization has been extremely positive. But at times it’s difficult to see the overall positive effects, which have been gradual and steady over time.

Also in this issue...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the I-74 Reconstruction Project

by Brad McMillan
Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service
On a cold, blustery February weeknight, approximately 150 Bradley students and faculty heard a diverse panel present “A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the I-74 Reconstruction Project.”

Five Steps Retirees Can Take To Help Boost Income

by Joshua T. Waite
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
"...you have to invest knowing that you could have another 25 to 30 years to live. After all, it’s better to have money left over when you die than to run out of money while you are still alive.”

Columns

Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
William Prather, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Erwin - Illinois Central College
Dr. John Throop - The Summit Group
Dr. David Gorenz, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Jim McConoughey - Heartland Partnership
Mary Pille - Employers' Association
Kyle Ham, Peoria NEXT
Scott Elger - Robert W. Baird & Co.
Larry Timm - Junior Achievement
State Rep. Mike Smith, 91st District
Ken Owen, IMEC
Michael Stephan, Heart of Illinois United Way
David Smith - Manpower Professional
Brent Lonteen, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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