iBi - July 2016

For Inspirational Reading

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

Talking at length with community leaders—many of them retired (or retiring) from day-to-day operations, yet still active in philanthropy and volunteerism—is always time well spent.

Byron DeHaan

As Director of Public Affairs for Caterpillar Inc., Byron DeHaan established and led a diverse range of communications initiatives throughout his 42-year career with the company. 

Mike Landwirth

As one of Peoria’s premier commercial real estate developers, Mike Landwirth can tell you the history of just about every building in town. 

The Honorable David Leitch

Since 1989, Rep. David Leitch has served in the Illinois General Assembly with great distinction—a steady hand getting things done amidst an ever more divided and dysfunctional state legislature. 

Sally Snyder

A longtime advocate for health and education, Sally Snyder has devoted much of her life to making the Peoria community stronger for its children and for residents seeking medical services.







Peoria Roots Run Deep

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey recently assembled information on French-Colonial Peoria for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Legends in Our Time

iBi’s Local Legends program began in 2013 as a way to honor the legendary figures of our region—those who have had a lifetime of impact on the Greater Peoria area. 

RED Day!

On May 12, 2016, more than 70 employees from the local Keller Williams office spent all day completing improvement projects at two South Side Office of Concern properties that serve homeless veterans—New Hope Apartments and Veterans’ Haven. 

Also in this Issue...

50 Years on Tracks... Peoria History Tours... A State Report Card.... Security At A Glance... Connecting People, Business and Product... Four Steps to Plug Productivity Leaks!