Peoria Magazine: September 2020

The Turner Center's 2020 Small Business Awards honored 10 recipients for excellence in small business success.

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Get Better, Not Bitter

by Sara O’Shea, So Chic Boutique & Events

As a small business, we must take care of those who take care of us.

Remember these fundamental guidelines if you start to feel panicked about the market.

Companies are scrambling to adapt to the “new reality” of business success in 2020.

How do you create connections when you aren’t together… or can’t see half of someone’s face?

by Jared Woiwode, CLA

If you constructed or renovated a building in the last two years, these incentives may apply.

Farmers want the opportunity to choose how they put money back into the local economy.


All The Streets In Peoria

by Jonathan Wright

The childhood friends have now embarked on more than 80 adventures across the city, each chronicled on Facebook.

Education, financial stability and health are the fundamentals needed to build safe and stable lives.

by Matt George, Children’s Home Association of Illinois

Small business plays a huge role in helping nonprofits thrive, grow and connect to our community. 


A Pandemic Within a Pandemic

by Carol Merna, Center for Prevention of Abuse

COVID-19 has caused a dramatic leap in domestic violence, both locally and nationwide. 

by Jaymee Barra, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

UnityPoint Health prioritizes patient comfort and safety with its state-of-the-art dialysis center.


Making a Peoria Renaissance

by Mae Gilliland Wright
Photography by Erick Minnis

A newly formed group seeks to elevate the voices of local Black artists.

Jazz on the Porch

by Jonathan Wright

The pandemic has been rough on everyone, but few have been hit as hard as working musicians.

The PAG Print Room will house printing presses, tools and equipment to support a variety of forms of letterpress and relief printing.