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Week of September 16, 2019

Women's Leadership Panel

Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Networking begins at 4:30 p.m. and the panel discussion begins at 5:15 p.m. The $25 ticket includes a drink ticket and appetizers. Cash bar also available.  This will be a wonderful networking opportunity that includes a professional women’s panel sharing ideas on “Building Up the Women Around You.” Bring your questions for the panel. Space is limited so don’t delay!

The panel is moderated by Kim Martin of “I’ve Decided” and will include riveting discussion with the following guests:

Business Expo: Primetime Peoria

Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

Dress up as your favorite primetime show character and come to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo at Northwoods Mall from 4 to 7pm.

Public Relations Association Luncheon

Public Relations Association of Central Illinois

Camille Yameen of the Center for Prevention of Abuse will present “Difficult Messages: Communicating Tough-to-Talk-About Topics” at the Public Relations Association of Central Illinois monthly luncheon at 11:45am-1:00pm. Registration at

Drinks & Dialogue

Greater Peoria League of Women

The Greater Peoria League of Women Voters will discuss the American Community Survey at its Drinks and Dialogue event, 5:00 to 6:30 pm on September 18 at Zion Coffee Bar, 803 SW Adams St.

Pathways to Success Conference

Women in Leadership of Central Illinois

The 2019 Pathways to Success Conference will empower women to ignite their leadership potential and succeed in all aspects of their lives!   Sponsored by Women in Leadership of Central Illinois (WIL) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the conference will begin with a networking and training session facilitated by Becky Howell that will help participants discover their leadership type and find the leader hiding inside.  The Keynote Address, Live Life out L.O.U.D., will be presented by Mimi Brown, renowned international speaker, author, philanthropist, and contesta

Starting a Small Business in Illinois

Illinois Small Business Development Center

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) is offering the workshop from 3pm - 5pm. 

Fall Job & Internship Fair

Bradley University

Bradley’s largest recruiting event of the year, with over 1,200 students and recent graduates seeking full-time job opportunities and internships will take place at the Renaissance Coliseum from 11am to 3pm.


German American Central Society

Agriculture, Diesel, and Horticulture Showcase

Compeer Financial

The showcase, sponsored by Compeer Financial, provides attendees an opportunity to speak with ICC faculty, local employers and vendors, and industry specialists from a range of career and technically based programs in agriculture, diesel, and horticulture from 9am to 1pm at the Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Building.

Melvin K. Joos Shoot for a Cause Clay Shoot

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria

Test your skill shooting clay pigeons while supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria! Join us on the beautiful acreage of the Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw Illinois. Registration and lunch begins at 11:00 am with the shootout starting at noon. Food and beverages along with your ammo is provided! Top shooter prizes and bragging rights awarded.

$125 per person, four person team format.



Lobster Luau

Hult Center

The Hult Center for Healthy Living will host a Lobster Luau fundraiser from 5 to 10pm with a lobster boil prepared by Dixon Fisheries

NICU Small Wonders Walk

OSF HealthCare Foundation

Join us as we gather to celebrate, reconnect and remember all of the families who have received care at OSF Children's Hospital NICU. Last year's walk raised over $70,000 for family programming, educational classes, activities and medical equipment!

Event Timeline:

8:00 a.m. - Packet pickup and registration begins
9:00 a.m. - Event officially starts! Breakfast available
9:10 a.m. - Moment of remembrance
9:15 a.m. - Group picture with Celebration Walk immediately following
9:40 a.m. - Kids activities open! 

Hope Walk

Peoria Rescue Ministries

8:00 to 11:00 am

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for a simple, two-mile walk to raise support for the Ministries!

600 Block of SW Adams | Dozer Park


St. Jude Walk/Run Bloomington-Normal

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Two great events have come together to help end childhood cancer

Join us for a fun morning and support the kids of St. Jude! Choose to walk, run a fun or competitive 5K; or go long with the much loved We Care Half Marathon!

6:00 am Registration Opens
7:30 am Half Marathon Start
7:45 am 5K Run Start
8:00 am Walk Start


German American Central Society

Be Our Guest

Betty Jayne Brimmer Center

Bring your little princesses and princes to meet the characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from 2 to 4pm. Kids can wear costumes and get photos with their favorite characters, share a snack and sing along to Disney tunes with Belle & Co.


German American Central Society