*POSTPONED* Brimmer Lecture Series: Are You Ready to Lead?

Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts

The Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts in Peoria Heights begins a new feature in March with a quarterly lecture series focusing on career development and personal improvement.

The first installment of the Brimmer Lecture Series -- “Are You Ready to Lead?” -- will be from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 with sessions on “Personal Branding,” “Credibility Starts With Self-Awareness” and “Leading From Wherever You Are.” The first installment of the series originally had been scheduled in February.

The presenters will be Lori Birkland, Patty Atherton, Michelle Adams and Heather Nena Rega.

Tickets are $49 and include a light breakfast, coffee, and mid-morning snack. Reservations can be made at thebettyjayne.com/calendar.  

“The Betty Jayne Brimmer Lecture Series will provide a development opportunity for attendees to establish their brand, improve their value, and strengthen their confidence in the talent they possess,” said Jenny Parkhurst, executive director of performing arts for KDB Group. “The topics will be modern, relevant and diverse, aimed to be relatable to all.”


The Betty Jayne, at 1327 E. Kelly Ave. in the Heights, sits across from Heritage Square in what originally was the Heights Library. It is the first of entrepreneur and philanthropist Kim Blickenstaff’s many projects in Peoria Heights, with the mission of becoming not only an entertainment destination but a cultural and educational center, as well. The venue is named for his late mother, the former Betty Jayne Brimmer, a one-time stage dancer in the Big Band era.