iBi - June 2011

The Regional Impact of Sports

by Philip Lockwood
Photography by Bob Padilla, Fujimo Sports Photography

Peoria has long been known as a dedicated sports town. Certainly, there is no question that sports is a major part of the local economy—and in ways that the average person may not consider.

Fields Above Par

Photography by David Vernon

Peoria-based Turf Solutions Group offers two decades of experience in recreational land design and development, providing construction design and management of golf and athletic facilities throughout North America and parts of Europe, Asia and Central America. 

Meet Dan Cunningham, EastSide Centre

In his capacity as Director of Tourism, Special Events & Facilities for the City of East Peoria, Dan Cunningham is plugged into the sports world in central Illinois.

Playing to Win!

by John P. Muñoz
Citizens First National Bank

All employees are capable of delivering a superstar performance. Our job is to create the conditions that unlock that potential.

Event Success

by Chevie Ruder
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

From youth events to national championships, the Peoria area is making a name for itself in the sports event market.

Making Sports Memories for Three Decades

by Marc Burnett
Peoria Civic Center

Peoria is fortunate to have a complex like the Peoria Civic Center, providing space for sporting memories to be made for almost 30 years.

Bradley Keeps Its Eye on the Ball

by Sara Browning

Bradley University’s nationally recognized Sports Communication program hits a home run with faculty, students and university partners.