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.


Be aware of behaviors that sabotage employee and organizational success.

by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library

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

by Nicole Nevicosi, Heinwold Banwart, Ltd.

Beyond the legal requirement, audits can provide opportunities for improving efficiency or effectiveness.

Improving your use of eye contact can make you a more powerful communicator.

by Michael Davis, IWIRC

Illinois’ recent minimum wage increase could have undesirable side effects.

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.

Tianguis Peoria carries on a long Mexican tradition.

by Mayor Jim Ardis, City of Peoria

The quality of government in our democracy begins at the local level.

by Kathleen Brown, University of Illinois Extension

An online tool connects students with STEM professionals who serve as student mentors.

by David Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board

If it is important enough to mandate, it is important enough to fund.

Courtesy of Midstate College

Armed with an innovation mindset, you will be well-positioned for new opportunities.

by Quint Studer

Newcomers bring new revenue and fresh ideas to your community. Get intentional about welcoming and celebrating them.


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.

Ten things you didn't know about the talk show host and radio personality...

Ten things you didn't know about the personal trainer and TV personality...

by Fabiola Orozco, UnityPoint Health

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

by Laura Nightengale, OSF HealthCare

Give your family the gift of peace of mind.

by Chef Golda Ewalt

Make your own vanilla extract… then enjoy a cocktail!


Wandering the Heartland

by Emily Potts

Local singer/songwriters hit the right notes, nabbing national acclaim in Rolling Stone.

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.

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.

by Emily Potts

Building connections and camaraderie through the arts.