Peoria Magazine: December 2020

Portraits by Christie Newell, Sonshine Portrait Design

In a year full of uncertainty, the natural abilities and characteristics of women leaders shine brightly on the public stage.

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Discover Black-Owned Peoria

by Jonathan Wright
Photography by Chris Khoury/Discover Peoria

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau shines a light on Peoria’s Black-owned businesses.

Leaning In to the New Normal

by Weston Berchtold, Eli’s Coffee

Small businesses will need to meet the new preferences of the post-COVID consumer. 

by Patrick Kirchhofer, Peoria County Farm Bureau

Corn and soybean crop yields were respectable considering the challenges of this year.

by Daryl Dagit, Savant Wealth Management

Securing income protection for an unplanned disability is a basic financial necessity.

by Mike Slavik with Melissa Yoder, CLA

These reflections are key to carrying your organization through and out of challenging times.

by Cynthia Spraggs, Virtira

Many months into the pandemic, companies and individuals are still grappling with the challenges of working apart.


Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington

by Tiffany White, Dirksen Congressional Center

A long-serving U.S. Senator offers a legacy of courageous leadership and remarkably timeless wisdom.

by Jennifer Zammuto, Heart of Illinois United Way

We have a choice as individuals and as a community: to fight change or to be ready for it.


Pitch for Peoria Goes Viral

by Mae Gilliland Wright

"It's affordable. It's awesome. It's a little gem called Peoria." That's the pitch from Angie's Listings.

Take 10: Dr. Sarah Zallek

Ten things you didn't know about the community leader and medical director of the Sleep Center at OSF HealthCare...

The Gift of Terroir

by Bradley Beam

With the holidays around the corner, folks should focus on terroir-based gifts for friends and family.

by Kirk Wessler, OSF HealthCare

Seasonal affective disorder comes and goes with the seasons, and can affect anyone.


Frame and Canvas

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Exhibit A Gallery combines custom framing and fine art in one unique retail experience.