PeoriaMagazines.com - Greater Peoria's resource for business, community, lifestyle and art https://www.peoriamagazines.com/rss.xml en April Update from Peoria Magazines https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2020/04/08/april-update-peoria-magazines <span>April Update from Peoria Magazines</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/files/remote-working-collage-2.jpg" width="1189" height="318" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/webadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">WebAdmin</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/03/2020 - 16:43</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>All of us are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Any semblance of a normal routine at home, at work or socially has been thoroughly disrupted. We’ve experienced chaos before—wars, death, the Great Recession, 9/11—but this crisis feels different: larger, more uncertain, more confusing and likely to be longer lasting.</p> <p>We are grateful to our healthcare workers and other essential employees who are keeping the world running, as well as the many organizations who are helping individuals and businesses survive: local and state governments, our financial institutions, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, area chambers of commerce, etc. We also thank our sponsors, advertisers and contributors who continue to support us during this challenging time. Thank you!</p> <p><strong><img alt="April issue carryout" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9b4b5009-3099-4f5b-a248-7722d3a8168a" height="432" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/magazine-carryout.jpg" width="324" class="align-right" />Complimentary Copies</strong><br /> Like many of you, most of our team has pivoted to working remotely. However, we are offering complimentary copies of the latest issue outside our office doors during <a name="_Hlk36808245" id="_Hlk36808245">limited hours</a> (weekdays, 9am to 12pm), as most of our distribution locations are closed. We are located at 4736 N. University St. (the building in front of Schnuck’s).</p> <p><strong>New Restaurant Partnerships</strong><br /> We have also partnered with four local restaurants to distribute our magazines with carryout orders! Starting today (April 8), <a href="https://www.hearthpeoria.com/" target="_blank">Hearth</a> and <a href="https://www.edgepeoriaheights.com/" target="_blank">Edge</a> will package a copy of the April 2020 issue with your carryout order, and <a href="https://rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.com/" target="_blank">Rhythm Kitchen</a> and <a href="https://www.oneworld-cafe.com/" target="_blank">One World Cafe</a> will begin doing the same this weekend. Please call in your order and ask for a copy of <em>Peoria Magazine</em>!</p> <p><strong>Digital Resources</strong><br /> We have a robust <a href="http://www.peoriamagazines.com/">website</a> featuring native articles, a digital magazine (complete replica of the print magazine—<a href="https://www.omagdigital.com/publication/?i=655878">here’s the April issue</a>, for example) and other content. We are keeping our <a href="https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar">online calendar</a> updated with virtual events, as well as rescheduled events later in the year. We also send an email newsletter full of news updates to more than 4,500 subscribers each week—<a href="https://www.peoriamagazines.com/pm-weekly/subscribe">click here to sign up</a>.</p> <p><strong>Publishing As Scheduled</strong><br /> As we look to the future, our editorial and events will necessarily shift and evolve. While the lead time required for print makes adjustments more challenging, we continue to publish as scheduled—and we remain focused on celebrating the best Greater Peoria has to offer.</p> <p><strong>Tell Us Your Stories!</strong><br /> Please email us, comment on our social media posts, and keep us posted on your latest developments. Do you have a story to tell, or know someone who does? We are actively seeking ideas for future articles and individuals/organizations willing to share their perspective on these tough times… and what lies ahead. Send your suggestions to <a href="mailto:info@peoriamagazines.com">info@peoriamagazines.com</a>. We appreciate hearing from you. Additional details will be coming soon... stay tuned!</p> <p><strong>Your Support Is Essential</strong><br /> Finally, please remember that keeping our doors open depends on your support. Advertise your business, subscribe to the magazine, and ask your friends to do the same!</p> <p><em>*Unfortunately our online subscriptions are temporarily down for website upgrades, but we’re happy to take your order over the phone! Please email Amy Manwaring at <a href="mailto:amanwaring@peoriamagazines.com">amanwaring@peoriamagazines.com</a>, and she’ll arrange a quick phone call to get your credit card information. We expect online subscriptions to be available again by April 10.</em></p> <p>Most importantly, stay safe and well! <strong>PS</strong></p> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15061&amp;2=comment_node_blog_entry&amp;3=comment_node_blog_entry" token="3e0SWQ9asOwL2-s2Uy34Wn4UmcEfRxwkI2KhPwXJWpg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15061/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:43:13 +0000 WebAdmin 15061 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2020/04/08/april-update-peoria-magazines#comments Mushrooms of Illinois Online Webinar https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-05-07/mushrooms-illinois-online-webinar <span>Mushrooms of Illinois Online Webinar</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-05-07T12:00:00Z">May 7, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Online webinar</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://go.illinois.edu/mushrooms">https://go.illinois.edu/mushrooms</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Mushrooms of Illinois Online Webinar<br /> 1 pm - 2 pm</p> <p>Please join University of Illinois Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit for a fascinating presentation by Dr. Andrew Miller, on the Mushrooms of Illinois, Thursday, May 7, 1 – 2 p.m. for an online webinar presented via Zoom.</p> <p>Dr. Miller will discuss the large variety of fungi that occur throughout Illinois. The major groups of macrofungi will be presented including several edible and poisonous mushrooms.</p> <p>Dr. Andrew Miller is a research professor and serves as the Director of the Herbarium at the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A native of Illinois, Miller began his formal education in mycology (the study of fungi) under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Methven at Eastern Illinois University and completed his doctoral degree at The Field Museum in Chicago, IL.</p> <p>Miller has traveled extensively throughout the world collecting and describing fungi, documenting their biodiversity, and studying their evolutionary relationships. An expert on both large macrofungi and small microfungi, he has described over 100 species of fungi new to science. Andrew has published over 120 scientific and popular papers on fungi and has given numerous lectures and workshops to a variety of organizations on the diversity and importance of fungi.</p> <p>Register online to attend at <a href="https://go.illinois.edu/mushrooms">https://go.illinois.edu/mushrooms</a>. For more information contact Christine Belless, University of Illinois Extension ag and natural resources program coordinator, at <a href="mailto:cbelless@illinois.edu">cbelless@illinois.edu</a>.</p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15060/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:47:40 +0000 amanwaring 15060 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Mayor's Roast https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-30/mayors-roast <span>Mayor&#039;s Roast </span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-30T12:00:00Z">September 30, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Civic Center, Peoria, Il</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Host Organization</div> <div class="field--item">Mayor Jim Ardis</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Please note the Mayor&#039;s Roast (Lesley Matuszak) benefiting WTVP Children&#039;s Charities<br /> has been rescheduled again due to COVID -19. The new date is Wednesday, September 30, 2020.<br /> All other details remain as previously reported.</p> <p>Thank you.</p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15059/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:30:30 +0000 Anonymous 15059 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Behind the Scenes: April 2020 https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2020/04/01/behind-scenes-april-2020 <span>Behind the Scenes: April 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/files/behind-the-scenes-april2020.jpg" width="851" height="450" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/jwright" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jwright</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/31/2020 - 08:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><em>Above: Seward Johnson’s massive sculpture based on Grant Wood’s iconic “American Gothic” painting was transformed by a prankster, March 16, 2020. Photo courtesy of Peoria Riverfront Museum</em></p> <p>Such timing! As we release the first-ever issue of <em>Peoria Magazine</em> focused on the retail sector, the vast majority of area shops and small businesses are temporarily closed. The COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to hit Illinois as we go to print… and it will almost certainly get worse before it gets better.</p> <p>This unprecedented situation has compressed time in an unprecedented way. What one says this morning could be moot by afternoon. Each day comes with a month’s worth of news. A week feels like a lifetime. Because a magazine’s deadline is several weeks ahead of its release, it requires one to think into the future. This has always been the case, but in these hyper-compressed, fast-moving times, it’s more difficult than ever.</p> <p>Our plans for this issue’s cover were thwarted by the closure of local retail establishments due to the pandemic. But soon, a timely alternative made itself known. On the morning of March 16, a Facebook post from Peoria Riverfront Museum CEO John Morris went viral:</p> <blockquote><a href="/pm/2020/apr"><img alt="Peoria Magazine April 2020" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b76f942e-8b93-4ce9-9377-7139f1b70e7a" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/PM_0420_COVER72small.jpg" class="align-right" /></a>“When staff showed up this morning, we were surprised to see the monumental Seward Johnson sculpture based on Grant Wood’s iconic ‘American Gothic’ painting had been altered by a prank in a statement of our times. This farmer may not have heard the mask will do him no good. (His wife apparently actually read the CDC warnings). He is lucky though. At 25 feet tall, he is certainly maintaining the recommended six-foot distance.”</blockquote> <p>And so we have our cover image—a stark, nighttime portrait that transforms the familiar in much the same way our lives are being transformed. It conveys the seriousness of a situation that impacts everyone, but does so in a fun and clever way. It’s a bit unsettling, which is why it feels relevant. Indeed, it is a statement of our times. Many thanks to photographer Jeffery Noble for capturing the zeitgeist.</p> <p>No one knows what will happen in the weeks and months to come. As we navigate the uncertainty, our thoughts are with you: our friends, neighbors and community members. We at <em>Peoria Magazine</em> will continue to highlight your efforts to make our community a great place to live, work and play.</p> <p>As the Peoria Riverfront Museum goes virtual, its CEO recognizes a deeper meaning behind this prank: “Seward Johnson entitled this piece with a phrase appropriate for these times: ‘<em>God Bless America</em>,’” Morris writes. “And, surely he would add, may God bless the world.” Check out the <a href="/pm/2020/apr">April 2020 issue</a> of <em>Peoria Magazine</em>. <strong>PS</strong><em> </em></p> <p><em>—Jonathan Wright, Editor In Chief</em></p> <p> </p> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15058&amp;2=comment_node_blog_entry&amp;3=comment_node_blog_entry" token="llwHWod6fnHdsJ_flg98iHysVf2T8Uj3SDvhqcIcz3I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15058/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:21:44 +0000 jwright 15058 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2020/04/01/behind-scenes-april-2020#comments Chris Setti, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council https://www.peoriamagazines.com/columnists/chris-setti-greater-peoria-economic-development-council <span>Chris Setti, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council</span> <div class="field field--name-field-columnist-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/columnists/images/setti_c.jpg" width="250" height="375" alt="Chris Setti, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council" title="Chris Setti, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/webadmin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">WebAdmin</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Chris Setti</div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15055/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:33:02 +0000 WebAdmin 15055 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Fall Serve the City https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-26/fall-serve-city <span>Fall Serve the City</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-26T12:00:00Z">September 26, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">TBD</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://www.dreamcenterpeoria.org/">https://www.dreamcenterpeoria.org/</a></div> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15054/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:51:08 +0000 amanwaring 15054 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Peoria Magazine: April 2020 https://www.peoriamagazines.com/pm/2020/apr <span>Peoria Magazine: April 2020</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3369" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">agray</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:47</span> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15007/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:47:10 +0000 agray 15007 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com UICOMP - 50th Anniversary Jubilee https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-09-26/uicomp-50th-anniversary-jubilee-0 <span>UICOMP - 50th Anniversary Jubilee</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-26T12:00:00Z">September 26, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">TBD</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://peoria.medicine.uic.edu/">https://peoria.medicine.uic.edu/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>50th Anniversary Jubilee Gala – Celebrating 50 Years of the University of Illinois College of Medicine<br /> September 26, 2020<br /> Location TBD</p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15005/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:48:49 +0000 amanwaring 15005 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com *RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 25 & 26* Brats for the Cure https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-05-01/rescheduled-september-25-26-brats-cure <span>*RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 25 &amp; 26* Brats for the Cure</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-05-01T12:00:00Z">May 1, 2020</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-05-02T12:00:00Z">May 2, 2020</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-25T12:00:00Z">September 25, 2020</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-09-26T12:00:00Z">September 26, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">TBD</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://komenmemorial.org/">https://komenmemorial.org/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Brats for the Cure<br /> September 25 &amp; 26, 2020</p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15004/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:42:56 +0000 amanwaring 15004 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com *POSTPONED* Peoria PRAY for the CURE https://www.peoriamagazines.com/calendar/event/2020-05-07/postponed-peoria-pray-cure <span>*POSTPONED* Peoria PRAY for the CURE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-05-07T12:00:00Z">May 7, 2020</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3391" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amanwaring</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-location field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">TBD</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-webpage field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Webpage</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://komenmemorial.org/">https://komenmemorial.org/</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>PRAY for the CURE</p> <p>Postponed until a later date TBD</p></div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/15003/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:42:25 +0000 amanwaring 15003 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com