Peoria Magazine: April 2019

by Mae Gilliland Wright

From employee attraction to creative problem-solving, the arts and culture are critical ingredients in a healthy community.

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Building a Chamber

by Emily Potts

A small but mighty force is on the rise in the local business community.

Artists Shift the Paradigm

by Philip Newton, Perennial Partners

Through ART, Inc., young people will gain access to a potpourri of community creativity.


Evidence of History

by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library

Library materials can guide patrons as they assess the possibility of revitalizing historic structures.

From IRA to Charity

Courtesy of Heartland Bank

Arranging for a transfer to charity from an IRA may have better tax results.


Investing in the Arts Community

by Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

The Arts Mean Business Fund combines economic development with investment in the arts.

Imagining Our Future

by Rebecca Shulman Herz, Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The arts play an important role in developing the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.


Not Just Black and White

by Dr. Anni K. Reinking

A new memoir details the thoughts and experiences of a white mother raising a black son.

A Midlife Pivot

by Banu Hatfield, Zion Coffee Co

Making the decision to step away from my corporate career surprised many in my circle.

A New Surgical Robot

by Fabiola Orozco, UnityPoint Health

The Mazor X Spinal Robot helps patients with faster recovery times and less pain.


Imagine a Day Without Water

by Lori Horstman, Illinois American Water

By combining art and science, we can raise awareness and instill the value of water in our young customers.

Why I Buy Art

by Abby Gettys, Collecture

Procuring original art for clients' homes reinforced my philosophy that the best way to support the arts is to buy art.