iBi - August 2014

by Randy Couri
Photos by Marie Souss, Mike Dwyer and from the collection of Joseph M. Couri Sr.

A century ago, 46 men had the vision to put together an organization that reaches out to us today and begs us to remember who we are, where we came from, and what we can accomplish together.

  • Whether founded for professional, philanthropic, cultural or social reasons, clubs and organizations are essential to getting big things done—things none of us have the capacity to accomplish on our own.

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by Stevie Zvereva

The Junior League’s decade-long commitment to bringing a children’s museum to Peoria is paying off at last.

by Jessica McGhee
Renaissance Park Community Association

Improving a neighborhood is no easy task, but where there’s a will, there’s a way—one small step at a time.

Jeff Griffin has been president of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce since February, having moved to central Illinois from Ohio with his wife and three children.

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The Creve Coeur Club of Peoria turns 120 years old this year.

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Today’s professionals are so much more than “just” firefighters. 

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The Rotary Club of Peoria-North brings fun to the spirit of giving.

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The Heart of Illinois HR Council pools resources for human resource professionals.

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The new DDC is poised to transform the heart of our city.

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A new chapter is providing new outlets for communication and support for business professionals.

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Q&A with Stacey DelVecchio

DelVecchio discusses her passion for engineering and for empowering young girls “to know that they can do anything they set their mind to.”

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Over the past six years, Peoria Promise has supported more than 1,600 City of Peoria students.

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  • The Intersection of Nonprofit Mission and Finance
    Jacqueline Eckman and Rusty Gibson
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


The YMCA celebrates 170 years of service.

A Peoria-based IT company draws inspiration for its latest endeavor from local waters.

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