Previous Jul 2016Next Digital Edition Archives About iBi For Inspirational Reading Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi Talking at length with community leaders—many of them retired (or retiring) from day-to-day operations, yet still active in philanthropy and volunteerism—is always time well spent. Byron DeHaan Communicator of Culture As Director of Public Affairs for Caterpillar Inc., Byron DeHaan established and led a diverse range of communications initiatives throughout his 42-year career with the company. Jean Ann & Gordon Honegger Sharing the Wealth The employees of Hometown Community Banks call them “mom” and “dad,” and for good reason: together, they exemplify nurture and development. Mike Landwirth A Life of Development As one of Peoria’s premier commercial real estate developers, Mike Landwirth can tell you the history of just about every building in town. The Honorable David Leitch A Tireless Workhorse Since 1989, Rep. David Leitch has served in the Illinois General Assembly with great distinction—a steady hand getting things done amidst an ever more divided and dysfunctional state legislature. Sally Snyder Advocate for Health and Education A longtime advocate for health and education, Sally Snyder has devoted much of her life to making the Peoria community stronger for its children and for residents seeking medical services. Region Three Hurdles for Critical Reformby Brad McMillan Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University Public Works: Always There by Gary Davis Farnsworth Group, Inc. The GMO Debate ContinuesPatrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau A County ClassicAndrew Rand, Peoria County Board Finance The Fiduciary Quagmireby Mitch Gilfillan Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Lean On Your Merchant Services Provider for EMV SupportJ. Boger Hessing, PSB - Princeville State Bank Workplace Discounts and ConflictMichael Davis - IWIRC Corp. Seven Ways to Spot an Emerging Leader by Brent Eichelberger Commerce Bank In Tough Conversations, Seek to Complete, Not Competeby Lynne Cunningham, Studer Group It’s All About the MoneyJimmy L. Smith, Jim Smith Quality Healthcare Nothing Short Of Legendary by Dr. Mike Cruz OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Hope, Healing and Changing Livesby UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor More... Pathways of Our Forefathersby Molly Crusen Bishop Who Should You Have Coffee With?by Anna-Vija McClain A Tradition of Service to Community and Countryby Lt. David R. Anderson, Jr. U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol One-Up Peoria Roots Run Deep The Illinois State Archaeological Survey recently assembled information on French-Colonial Peoria for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.