« Previous Apr 2017Next »Digital Edition Archives About iBi The Emerging Era of Fintechby Jonathan WrightPeer-to-peer lending, digital payment technologies, robo-advisors, insurtech, the blockchain. Can legacy companies adapt to this changing world… or will they be consumed by it?Read more » A Firm Footing Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi With so many decisions out of our control—and with politics as broken as the healthcare and tax systems Congress is attempting to fix—how do we plan responsibly for the future? Present Trends and Future Indicators A Conversation with Dr. Joshua Lewer, Bradley University iBi sat down with Dr. Lewer to discuss the state of the national and local economy, the rise of economic populism across the globe, income and wealth inequality, and the economic impact of tax policy and federal spending. Living in a Carefree Home by Terry Bibo Photography by Greg Neaveill R.G. LeTourneau’s past innovation is a present dwelling… and a future museum exhibit. Trust, Discipline and Steady Growth by Liz Scoville For four decades, DVI has adhered to the client-centric values of its founder, offering stability and integrity in the face of financial storms. Q&A with Brad Halverson Caterpillar Inc. Growing up in Delavan, Brad Halverson admired his father’s work on the third shift at Caterpillar’s East Peoria plant. Today, he's a group president, CFO and 29-year veteran of the company. Grab These Business Tax Savings While They Last by C. Mark Colvin CliftonLarsonAllen Nothing is ever permanent—so take advantage of these opportunities before the laws change. Looking Back at Lessons Learned by Kip McCoy Central Illinois Angels Since forming in 2009, Central Illinois Angels has learned—and adopted—best practices for angel investing. The Importance of Trust in Banking by Shaun Heuerman Morton Community Bank In our industry, there’s one thing you cannot do: break trust. Building Wealth From the Ground Up Cathy Butler - Morgan Stanley If you are coming into wealth for the first time, a unique set of challenges presents itself. IRA vs. 401(k): Know the Rules Daryl Dagit - Savant Capital Management Tips on rollovers, the withdrawal penalty and paying the fees… Application of the Illinois Credit Agreements Act to Commercial Loans by Emily H. Wilburn Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Both lenders and borrowers must understand this powerful tool. Underutilized Tax Incentives in Architecture, Engineering and Construction by Aaron Roy Coffeen Engineered Tax Services Learn more about these commonly underutilized tax incentives… and maximize their impact. Money Matters for Millennials by Philip Schmidt Witzig Financial Strategies Despite holding different priorities than previous generations, money does matter to Generation Y. New Standards for Financial Literacy Mary Pille, Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Personal finance education is best when started at a young age. Lessons to Develop Financial Wisdom by Maggie Classen The Antioch Group In this ever-changing world, the need for financial understanding is more important than ever. Region Achieve the VisionMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Audits in County GovernmentG. Allen Mayer Peoria County Board Our Responsibility as StewardsDavid Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board Downtown Development Moving ForwardMichael Freilinger Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria Finance Creative Ways to Utilize Your Tax Returnby Patricia G. Cutilletta, Morgan Stanley Helping Fortunate Kids Understand Finances by Rebecca Walser, Walser Wealth Why Being Friends With Your Broker Could Cost You Moneyby Dennis Notchick, Safeguard Investment Advisory Group Workplace Why We Drug-Test in the WorkplaceMichael Davis - IWIRC Corp. Healthcare A Fresh Start for Transitional CareDr. Keith Knepp, UnityPoint Health – Peoria Healthcare Through the Investment LensMadeline Smith Precise Benefits Group More... Five Steps to Finding the Right Houseby Brian Weber Commerce Bank Use of Drones Improving Energy Delivery by Daetta Jones Ameren Illinois One-Up The New Peorians This WTVP series takes a look at the three major immigrant groups who found their way to central Illinois, embraced this land of opportunity and helped shape a new society.