Previous | Jul 2016 | Next | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About iBi For Inspirational Reading Jan Wright, Publisher, iBiTalking 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 Communicator of Culture 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. Jean Ann & Gordon Honegger Sharing the Wealth The employees of Hometown Community Banks call them “mom” and “dad,” and for good reason: together, they exemplify nurture and development. Mike Landwirth A Life of Development 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 A Tireless Workhorse 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 Advocate for Health and Education 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. Region A County Classic Andrew Rand, Peoria County Board The GMO Debate Continues Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau Public Works: Always There by Gary Davis - Farnsworth Group, Inc. Three Hurdles for Critical Reform by Brad McMillan - Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University Finance Lean On Your Merchant Services Provider for EMV Support J. Boger Hessing, PSB - Princeville State Bank The Fiduciary Quagmire by Mitch Gilfillan - Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Workplace Seven Ways to Spot an Emerging Leader by Brent Eichelberger - Commerce Bank It’s All About the Money Jimmy L. Smith, Jim Smith Quality Discounts and Conflict Michael Davis - IWIRC Corp. In Tough Conversations, Seek to Complete, Not Compete by Lynne Cunningham, Studer Group Healthcare Nothing Short Of Legendary by Dr. Mike Cruz - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Hope, Healing and Changing Lives by UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor More... Pathways of Our Forefathers by Molly Crusen Bishop Who Should You Have Coffee With? by Anna-Vija McClain A Tradition of Service to Community and Country by Lt. David R. Anderson, Jr. - U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol One-Up Peoria Roots Run Deep The Illinois State Archaeological Survey recently assembled information on French-Colonial Peoria for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 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! 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.