InterBusiness Issues - May 2007

Joe Dondanville

The senior vice president and chief financial officer at RLI discusses his company’s culture, the quality of of life in Peoria and the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on corporate accountability.


Business Profile

by Jennifer Burns
If you’ve ever waited for the water to go down the bathroom sink or stood ankle-deep in water while showering, then Scott Turner may have solved your problem with a material you probably already have in your home right now—Velcro.

Money Smart Week Peoria

by Jennifer Burns
During the week of May 7-12, local organizations will help area residents improve their money management skills with Peoria’s first annual Money Smart Week.

Publisher's Note

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi
What has struck me most about the governor’s healthcare plan, a “crusade,” as he has referred to it, is the sanctimonious way in which he has tried to sell it.

Shape-Based Pricing Rate Change

by Dave Rappa
Midwest Mailing & Shipping Systems, Inc.
As part of its May 14, 2007 rate change, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will introduce shape-based pricing, one of the most dramatic postage structure changes in years.

Also in this issue...

Telecom Spring Cleaning

by Julie Drake
Jewel Technology Services, Inc.
Spring cleaning should not only apply to our attics, closets and garages—it should also apply to our monthly business expenses.


Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Dr. Robert Zinser, Zinser Chiropractic Clinics
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
Abhijit Shanker, CGN & Associates
William Prather, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Throop, The Summit Group
Carolyn Conover, OSF Saint Clare Home
Jim McConoughey, Heartland Partnership
Mary Pille, Employers' Association
Greg Dickerson, Iron Mountain
Scott Elger, Robert W. Baird & Co.
State Rep. Dave Leitch - 73rd District
Mike Waight, IMEC
Michael Davis - IWIRC Corp.
Michael Stephan, Heart of Illinois United Way
David Smith, Manpower Professional
Brent Lonteen, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bashir Ali - Central Illinois Workforce Network

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