Best Social Butterfly

Marty Wombacher Upon returning to his hometown of Peoria in 2012 after living in Manhattan for nearly two decades, Marty Wombacher quickly became the area’s top blogger—and one of its most recognizable personalities. Via his Meanwhile Back in Peoria blog, Marty crisscrosses the Peoria area in pursuit of interesting people, inspiring places and unique activities—rediscovering the town he grew up in through his trusty, yet primitive point-and-shoot camera. If you’re a Peorian, you’re bound to encounter Marty’s playful and refreshing irreverence sooner or later.