iBi - September 2017

by Hannah Ramlo

Alamwar is a textile producer, a style influencer, and a story of preservation amidst progress.

The Secret Language of Clocks

by Shannon Moore

A visit to Whaley’s Clock Shop is a walk through old-world craftsmanship and machines meant to endure.

Finding the Perfect Shoe

by Mae Gilliland Wright

For 99 years and counting, Moser’s Shoes has dedicated itself to the “comfort business.”

Small Business, Big Incentives

by Katie Arnholt Kim
The Kim Group Ltd

Think strategically about your goals… and how these programs can help make them a reality.

From Big Idea to Business

by Kevin Evans
Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University

The resource you need, when you need it…

The South Shall Rise Again

by Denise Moore
Black Business Alliance, Peoria Chapter

The outmoded battle cry is fitting when it comes to redevelopment efforts in Peoria. 

Service at Their Core

by Mae Gilliland Wright

An unlikely pairing of small businesses, connected by family and a consistent approach to customer service

A Clinic for Ailing Machines

by Heather Lauf

Personal service and customer care bring health to the “sick” at Wieland’s Lawn Mower Hospital.


When Opportunity Knocks...

by Jonathan Wright
Sarah Waldo/Violet and Ivy Photography

Chelsie Tamms' distinctive hand-lettered designs can be found all over the region.