InterBusiness Issues - November 2007

40 Leaders Under Forty

Leadership is the ability to get things done—to not only dream big dreams, but bring them to fruition. Each November, InterBusiness Issues dedicates an issue to our young leaders in central Illinois.

For the 14th year, InterBusiness Issues and Caterpillar Inc., along with sponsors RLI, Illinois Central College, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Health Alliance Medical Plans, South Side Bank, Commerce Bank and Farnsworth Group, present the new class of 40 Leaders Under Forty.

The Class of 2007 includes men and women who are committed to making central Illinois an even better place in which to live and work. They were chosen because of their dedication to advancing both their professional lives and supporting organizations that benefit their friends and neighbors. These remarkable individuals were honored at a prestigious awards ceremony November 7th at the Hotel Pere Marquette’s Cotillion Ballroom.


Where, Oh Where Do Those Dollars Go?

by Julie Drake
Jewel Technology Services
Have you ever wondered what you actually pay for when you write that check for your monthly telephone bill?
Also in this issue...

Business Blogs as Marketing Tools

by Steven Streight
Having a blog shows your willingness to inform and interact with customers in a relaxed, “regular guy or gal” manner.

Cooling Global Climate Change

by Richard H. Osa
STS Consultants
Scientists have warned that carbon dioxide released during combustion of natural gas, oil and coal may lead to global warming.
Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Dr. Robert Zinser, Zinser Chiropractic Clinics
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
W. Michael Bryant, Methodist Medical Center
William Prather, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Throop - The Summit Group
Jim McConoughey - Heartland Partnership
Mary Pille - Employers' Association
Scott Elger - Robert W. Baird & Co.
State Rep. Dave Leitch - 73rd District
Dr. William Duensing, IWIRC Corp.
Congressman Ray LaHood - U.S. Congress
Michael Stephan, Heart of Illinois United Way
David Smith - Manpower Professional
Brent Lonteen, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bashir Ali - Central Illinois Workforce Network