iBi - October 2014

A Look Inside Maui Jim’s International Operations
by Stevie Zvereva
Photography by David Vernon

From the islands of Hawaii to more than a dozen countries worldwide, the Peoria-based sunglasses company is testament that a quality product backed by superb customer service can thrive in any global market.

Peoria: A Global Community

by Angela Weck
Peoria Area World Affairs Council

Central Illinois is very much integrated with the global economy, and the concept of globalization is felt locally in many ways.

Successful Exporting

by Jim Ryan
Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University

A well-considered plan, a strong internal team and a network of outside experts are among the critical factors of exporting success.

The International Port of Peoria

by Jim Foley
Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University

Peoria’s international port designation offers a range of benefits to area residents and companies.

It’s a Small World After All

by Gene Olson
General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport

The construction of a new international terminal will build on PIA’s reputation for ease and convenience while stimulating economic growth.

Morton International

by Jennifer Daly
Morton Economic Development Council

A successful international investment has opened up new possibilities for business recruitment.

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A Helping Hand for Vets

by Beth Knapinski

Goodwill offers supportive programs to reintegrate veterans into civilian life.