iBi - November 2008

Class of 2008

Progress in a community is driven by the strong leadership of individuals—it is the foundation upon which we build. Every November, InterBusiness Issues dedicates an entire issue to the young leaders in central Illinois—our most outstanding 40 Leaders Under Forty.

Introducing...the Class of 2008!

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Farnsworth Group
Peoria Public School District 150
RSM McGladrey
CGN & Associates
The Iona Group
Illinois Central College
A. Lucas & Sons
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Elmwood School District 322
Dream Center Peoria
Pekin Public Schools District 108
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tazewell/Woodford County Children’s Advocacy Center
Methodist Medical Group
Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
Darkstrand, Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
Ultimate Interiors
Metro Centre
RLI Corp.
Menold Construction and Restoration
Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
OSF Medical Group
The Wyman Group
Caterpillar Inc.
American Red Cross, Central Illinois Chapter
Illinois Neurological Institute
Methodist College of Nursing
Big Hollow Companion Animal Hospital
The Heartland Partnership
Caterpillar Inc.
Children’s Home Association of Illinois
Methodist Medical Center
Illinois AFL-CIO
Belcan Corporation
A Leadership Primer
Eighteen leadership lessons from the playbook of former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell Read more »
Toastmasters International is home to one of the most effective leadership-building programs available today. Read more »

Like a lot of you, I’ve had the good fortune to live in Peoria all my life, and we’ve been blessed with many initiatives extolling the virtues of volunteer community participation over the years.

“He has great technical skills, but can’t seem to motivate the team without burning people out.”

Community Leadership School offers an excellent opportunity to the current and future leaders of the area. Read more »
With unnerving headlines and words like recession and downturn buzzing around, it is hard for many people to remain optimistic. Read more »
The Heartland Partnership is harnessing its position of leadership to increase and sustain the prosperity of central Illinois Read more »

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 40 Leaders Under Forty award winners for 2008.

Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program at Eureka College
Michael Thurwanger of Peoria was named director of the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program at Eureka College in July. Read more »







As part of a lighthearted survey of our 40 Leaders Under Forty, we asked them to list a few of their favorite websites.
Does birth order really affect your personality traits?
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