Peoria Magazine: September 2021

Text by Jonathan Wright | Photography by Evan Temchin

The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship celebrates the success of entrepreneurs, startups, rural businesses, innovators and the people who support them.

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by Greg Wilson, POGO Marketing

Develop strong policies and procedures, follow them closely and revise as needed. 

by Diana Hendel, PharmD and Mark Goulston, MD

We face a new era of uncertainty, and we need to be prepared to handle it.

by Tom Westphal, Shamrock Plastics

In 53 years of serving customers, we have never experienced a business climate quite like this.

by Jennifer Witts and Sue Jasinski, CLA

When key employees retire, organizations should review their processes, systems and people.

by Becca Cottrell, Peoria County Sustainability and Resource Conservation Department

A new clean energy financing option is available for Peoria County commercial properties.

There is no perfect answer, but you can learn the rules and how they apply to you.


Mini-Walks to Defeat ALS

Every 90 minutes, someone loses their battle with ALS—but advocates aren’t missing a step in the fight.

Comcast has opened six new, WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” at Peoria-area community centers.


Take 10: Jim Foley

Ten things you didn't know about the director of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University...

Triumphs of Fortitude

by Jonathan Wright

We believe in the continued determination of the human body and mind to push forward and persevere over adversity.


The Worlds of Hattie Lee

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Hattie Lee’s rapid ascent in Peoria’s arts community has been as exciting and vibrant as her art.

A Light Story

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Exhibit A Gallery in Peoria Heights will be showcasing the artwork of Sherri Burritt during the month of September.

Peoria's Paint Shop

by Alison Ferolo with Emmanuel Agyemang

Born Paint colors its hometown with more than brush strokes.