« Previous Oct 2013Next »Digital Edition Archives About iBi At the SunbeamWhere Art Meets Businessby Jonathan WrightPhotography by David Vernon with additional research and input from Reema Abi-AkarThe Sunbeam Building is a showcase for how business and the arts can work together to breathe life into a neighborhood… and a community.Read more » Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Arts Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi What’s the most important leadership quality for success in business? According to a 2010 IBM study of more than 1,500 chief executive officers from around the world, it’s creativity. ArtsPartners Collaborator, Connector, Convener, Consultant… by Suzette Boulais ArtsPartners of Central Illinois The central hub for the local arts community, ArtsPartners, brings together a diverse range of partners… and the entire region benefits. A Q&A With Barry Cloyd Photography by Greg Balzell The Peoria-based singer/songwriter/storyteller/multi-instrumentalist has spent the past 14 years traveling the world, making music, building a successful arts career, and loving life while doing it all. Ear in the Envelope An Entrepreneurial Tale by Gabrielle Balzell A head-turning name, eye-catching designs, and the birth of a business… Management as Performing Art by Dr. Aaron Buchko Bradley University We must expand our understanding by seeing management as a daily performance—with a script that is constantly changing. Art Works! by Sharon Amdall Art works to improve education, drive creativity in the workplace, bolster the economy, and enrich communities. Developing Creativity in Today’s Workforce by Beth Reusch Peoria Art Guild Fostering entrepreneurialism and innovation with hands-on internships for local students… Copyright and the Artist by Jonathan LA Phillips Shay Kepple Phillips, Ltd. The rights of artists are enshrined directly in the Constitution itself. Twice Awakened by Doug and Eileen Leunig By leveraging the arts, we can stimulate creativity in our children and better prepare them with 21st-century job skills. STEAMIE: Start Something Today by Amy Lambert Startup Peoria An emerging spin on STEM learning arms students with the skills to apply their knowledge more creatively in today’s entrepreneurial world. Citywide Celebration of Women Artists A Sneak Preview by Channy Lyons A collaborative event to recognize women artists and their persevering entrepreneurial spirit... STEAM Integrating the Arts Congressman Aaron Schock Study after study has shown that the arts are more than just an add-on benefit in education. The Arts and Business by Duffy Armstrong Arts Alliance Illinois Both nationally and statewide, there is a growing recognition that arts education is essential to society. Region Organizational Efficiency and EffectivenessMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Finance Charitable GivingMapping Out a Lasting Legacyby Cathy S. Butler Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Claiming Social Security BenefitsDaryl Dagit - Savant Capital Management Workplace Five Ways Your Business Can Improve by Admitting to Mistakesby Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey Six Personality Types That Can Sabotage Your Company’s Best Thinkingby Mitchell Rigie and Keith Harmeyer Managing Stress in the Workplaceby Bill Blundell The Antioch Group Is That Dream Job Worth It?Mary Pille, Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Healthcare You and Your DoctorA Relationship of Primary ImportanceBy Debbie Simon And Gary Knepp, Do Unitypoint Health - Methodist Mind and BodyThe Arts and Healing Programby Stephanie Franks OSF Saint Francis Medical Center More... Art Matters. Architecture Matters.By Edward J. Barry Jr. Farnsworth Group Checked Your Phone Bill Lately?Jessica Tharp, Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois Balance Every Tombstone Tells a Tale by Lori Beckham The Historic Springdale Cemetery Tour is approaching… a walking excursion into Peoria’s notable place of rest, where the dead rise once a year to tell tales to the living.