« Previous Aug 2013Next »Digital Edition Archives About iBi Federal Companies: Built to Lastby Gabrielle BalzellHaving grown from a single warehousing and distributing center to become a multifaceted, global moving, storage and logistics provider, Federal Companies celebrates a century of service and 100 years of "making moves that matter."Read more » A Salute to Small Business Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi August is a milestone month for us. This issue marks the 24th anniversary of iBi, and 16 years since I became sole owner of the business. Peoria’s Udderly Delicious Diner by Gabrielle Balzell When it comes to passion, sometimes you’re just born with it. For Frank Abdnour, owner of The Spotted Cow, it didn’t take much more than a single taste to realize his love for ice cream. Eighty Years of Service, Three Generations of Catering by Reema Abi-Akar Since 1933, the Barrack family has provided exemplary food service and long-standing experience to the Peoria area and beyond. Raising Standards of Correctional Healthcare by Sara Browning Advanced Correctional Healthcare provides care, manages risk and contains costs for thousands of clients nationwide. Leveraging a Legacy Successful Transitions in Family-Owned Businesses by Lisë Stewart and Steve Barnhart Less than 40 percent of family businesses survive the transition to the second generation, and just 15 percent to the third. Services You Can Bank On by Reema Abi-Akar On January 4, 1922, amongst Peoria’s riverside stockyards and downtown businesses, 203 community investors banded together to establish the first South Side Bank. Reasons to Smile for Every Occasion by Sara Browning Johnson’s Floral and Greenhouses delivers professional services with the special touch only a family business can provide. Muir Omni Graphics A Golden Anniversary by Becky Brown The second-generation, family-owned silk screening company celebrates five decades of perseverance and innovation. A Family Business That Shines by Reema Abi-Akar Deeply rooted in family and the community, Red Carpet Car Wash brings a memorable experience to all of its customers. Keeping It in the Family by Sara Browning A family business for five generations, Peoria Brick Company is one of the leading suppliers of brick, stone and landscaping materials in central Illinois. Region Senator Dave KoehlerA Life of Principled Serviceby Brad McMillan Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University Never Stop ImprovingMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria India: A Study in ContradictionsCongressman Aaron Schock Highlighting Our RegionDavid Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board Finance Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Businessby Cathy Butler Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Payment FraudThe Target Is You!by Scott Stevens CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Digital Data and Estate PlanningDaryl Dagit - Savant Capital Management Workplace Workplace BullyingAn Ongoing Problemby Bill Blundell The Antioch Group How to Handle Embezzlement in the Family Businessby Lois Lang, Psy.D. Focus on the Process, Not the PeopleJimmy L. Smith, Jim Smith Quality Healthcare Supporting Small Business (Even When You’re Not So Small)by Shelli Dankoff OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Is the PPACA DOA?by Tim Wyman The Wyman Group A Better Way to Manage Primary CareDebbie Simon, UnityPoint Health More... Helping Businesses SCORE a Successby Sharon Amdall SCORE Peoria R&R: An Essential Job Dutyby Michael Fricke Cover, Evans & Fricke Llp Mastering the Art of Healthy Relationshipsby Van Moody When Nobody's HomeJeanne Buysee - American Family Insurance Balance The Business of Fashion by Reema Abi-Akar Fashion designer Lindsey Ntouvas creates one-of-a-kind clothing, made in Peoria.