Previous Aug 2014Next Digital Edition Archives About iBi The Itoo Society: Celebrating 100 Yearsby Randy CouriPhotos by Marie Souss, Mike Dwyer and from the collection of Joseph M. Couri Sr.A century ago, 46 men had the vision to put together an organization that reaches out to us today and begs us to remember who we are, where we came from, and what we can accomplish together.Read more » The Great Work of Groups Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society Whether founded for professional, philanthropic, cultural or social reasons, clubs and organizations are essential to getting big things done—things none of us have the capacity to accomplish on our own. A Place to Play by Stevie Zvereva The Junior League’s decade-long commitment to bringing a children’s museum to Peoria is paying off at last. Building Community on West Main Street by Jessica McGhee Renaissance Park Community Association Improving a neighborhood is no easy task, but where there’s a will, there’s a way—one small step at a time. The Future of Peoria’s Downtown by Michael J. Freilinger Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria The new DDC is poised to transform the heart of our city. An Interview with Jeff Griffin President, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Jeff Griffin has been president of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce since February, having moved to central Illinois from Ohio with his wife and three children. Work + Play = Camaraderie by Stevie Zvereva The Creve Coeur Club of Peoria turns 120 years old this year. Tackling the Economic Divide by Jannise Bush and Denise Moore Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter A new chapter is providing new outlets for communication and support for business professionals. Fighting Fires… And So Much More by Anthony Ardis Peoria Firefighters Local 50 Today’s professionals are so much more than “just” firefighters. Building a Talent Pipeline Q&A with Stacey DelVecchio Caterpillar Inc. / Society of Women Engineers DelVecchio discusses her passion for engineering and for empowering young girls “to know that they can do anything they set their mind to.” Tradition With a 21st-Century Twist by Jeff Randolph, Doug Huff and Robin Barnes Rotary Club of Peoria-North The Rotary Club of Peoria-North brings fun to the spirit of giving. Peoria Promise: Donor-Funded, Business Approved by Sheri McGill Peoria Promise Over the past six years, Peoria Promise has supported more than 1,600 City of Peoria students. Solving Challenges in HR by Laurie Trompeter Heart of Illinois HR Council The Heart of Illinois HR Council pools resources for human resource professionals. Region Possibilities on the Horizonby Cindy Morris Peoria Public Schools Foundation Citizen Diplomacy in ActionMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria The Search ProcessDavid Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board Finance Stretching Traditional IRA Tax Advantages to Cover Heirsby Cathy S. Butler Morgan Stanley Workplace Cloud Computing for Midmarket Companiesby Keith Brooks McGladrey Innovate… Or Stagnateby Jimmy L. Smith S-Squared Enterprises USA Strategic Cultures Drive Organizational Performanceby Dr. Leslie L. McKnight The 7 Most Common Negotiating Mistakesby Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez The “Two-Pizza” Rule: Why Small Teams Winby Rich Karlgaard Healthcare Service Organizations Are CriticalDebbie Simon, UnityPoint Health Getting Into the “Sing” of Thingsby Shelli Dankoff OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Reclaiming Your Youthby Sara Browning More... Strategic AnalysisThe Intersection of Nonprofit Mission and FinanceJacqueline Eckman and Rusty Gibson CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Balance Swim, Gym and So Much More by Annie Locke The YMCA celebrates 170 years of service.