Peoria Magazine: September 2019

The Turner Center's 2019 Small Business Awards honored 10 recipients for excellence in small business success.

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Business

The Future of Insurance

Technology advancements are upending business models, shifting market dynamics and altering consumer expectations. How are leading firms reshaping their products and processes to stay relevant?

by Patrick Kirchhofer, Peoria County Farm Bureau

For Midwestern farmers, every year brings a different slate of challenges.

Employers have the burden to prove a valid and enforceable agreement to arbitrate.

Junior Achievement of Central Illinois received a grant to provide a hands-on curriculum and career expo experience for eighth graders.

The Pekin Main Street board is calling on building owners to participate in an open house later this month.

by Stephanie J. Petri and Matt A. Smutz, CLA

A new payroll tax credit may ease the increased minimum wage hike for Illinois businesses.

Community

A Taste of Tazewell

by David Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board

The Taste of TCRC provides a community service by putting people with disabilities to work.

The Jump ARCHES partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois has expanded dramatically...

Your donations to the Community Impact Fund will positively change lives in central Illinois.

A group of volunteers with the Tremont Historical Society opened a new museum in an old firehouse.

Lifestyle

Ten things you didn't know about the president of Junior Achievement of Central Illinois...

by Micheline Maloof, Sculpt Mode Fitness

We all want to look and feel our optimal best—but often don’t know where to begin.

The University of Illinois Extension offers courses for anyone interested in conservation and the natural environment.

by Brian Boesen, UnityPoint Health

Robotic surgeries at UnityPoint Health are enhancing patient recovery and long-term outcomes.

Art

Heartbreaker.

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Hidden in plain sight, the gallery is a catalyst for curiosity and the exchange of ideas.

Jazz Flavors in Season

by Dr. Todd Kelly, Artist-in-Residence, Peoria Symphony Orchestra

A longtime jazz performer and educator meets a renowned symphony orchestra.

Symbols of Triumph

Rama Suresh of Mythili Dance Academy will host an open house next month showcasing her collection of handmade dolls from India.

Luminosity: Woodcuts by Cathie Crawford will showcase the artist's latest explorations.

by Edith Barnard

You don’t need a background in the creative arts to get involved and explore a new craft.