iBi - October 2013

Where Art Meets Business
by Jonathan Wright
Photography by David Vernon with additional research and input from Reema Abi-Akar

The Sunbeam Building is a showcase for how business and the arts can work together to breathe life into a neighborhood… and a community.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Arts

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

What’s the most important leadership quality for success in business? According to a 2010 IBM study of more than 1,500 chief executive officers from around the world, it’s creativity.

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A Q&A With Barry Cloyd

Photography by Greg Balzell

The Peoria-based singer/songwriter/storyteller/multi-instrumentalist has spent the past 14 years traveling the world, making music, building a successful arts career, and loving life while doing it all.

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Collaborator, Connector, Convener, Consultant…
by Suzette Boulais
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois

The central hub for the local arts community, ArtsPartners, brings together a diverse range of partners… and the entire region benefits. 

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Integrating the Arts
Congressman Aaron Schock

Study after study has shown that the arts are more than just an add-on benefit in education.

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Management as Performing Art

by Dr. Aaron Buchko
Bradley University

We must expand our understanding by seeing management as a daily performance—with a script that is constantly changing.

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Art Works!

by Sharon Amdall

Art works to improve education, drive creativity in the workplace, bolster the economy, and enrich communities.

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STEAMIE: Start Something Today

by Amy Lambert
Startup Peoria

An emerging spin on STEM learning arms students with the skills to apply their knowledge more creatively in today’s entrepreneurial world.

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Twice Awakened

by Doug and Eileen Leunig

By leveraging the arts, we can stimulate creativity in our children and better prepare them with 21st-century job skills.

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The Arts and Business

by Duffy Armstrong
Arts Alliance Illinois

Both nationally and statewide, there is a growing recognition that arts education is essential to society.

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  • A Relationship of Primary Importance
    By Debbie Simon And Gary Knepp, Do - Unitypoint Health - Methodist
  • The Arts and Healing Program
    by Stephanie Franks - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center



Every Tombstone Tells a Tale

by Lori Beckham

The Historic Springdale Cemetery Tour is approaching… a walking excursion into Peoria’s notable place of rest, where the dead rise once a year to tell tales to the living.

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Little-Known Halloween History

Though it’s among Americans’ favorite holidays, few know the history behind the tricks and treats of Halloween. Here are a few facts you can toss out to impress the guests at your next costume party...

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