Each July, iBi hosts an intimate reception to honor “Local Legends”—those individuals who have had a lifetime of impact on the Peoria-area community.
The 2017 Local Legends Reception will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Country Club of Peoria. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public—get yours today!
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2017 Local Legends
Our 2017 honorees include Dr. Stephen & Patti Bash, Royal Coulter, Ken Hinton, Norm Kelly and Joan Krupa.
2016 Local Legends
- Byron DeHaan: Communicator of Culture
- Jean Ann & Gordon Honegger: Sharing the Wealth
- Mike Landwirth: A Life of Development
- The Honorable David Leitch: A Tireless Workhorse
- Sally Snyder: Advocate for Health and Education
2015 Local Legends
- Wayne Baum: A Legacy of Servant Leadership
- Bob Gilmore: “Yellow-Blooded” Philanthropist
- James Polk: An Advocate for All
- Dave Ransburg: Businessman and Civic Leader
- George Shadid: The Principled Statesman
2014 Local Legends
- John Bearce: Entrepreneur and Adventurer
- Lowell "Bud" Grieves: Developer, Businessman and Conservationist
- Gene & Harriet Swager: A Partnership in Service
- Kathryn Timmes: Teacher and Counselor
- Jay Vonachen: Businessman and Community Leader
2013 Local Legends
- Glen Barton: Businessman & Visionary
- Congressman Bob Michel: Distinguished Public Servant
- Art & Judy Oakford: A Pair of Peoria Philanthropists
- Gerald D. Stephens: Entrepreneur & Businessman
- Pete Vonachen: Peoria’s Mr. Baseball