InterBusiness Issues - July 2008

Col. William P. Robertson

As Commander of the 182d Airlift Wing, Colonel William P. Robertson is responsible for over 1,200 Illinois Air National Guardsmen. He maintains the combat-readiness of the Wing and ensures that all units can fulfill state and federal missions as directed. The Colonel is a Peoria native through and through, having attended Peoria High School, Illinois Central College and Bradley University.


Business Profile

by Emily Zulz
Metro Centre offers a small-town, Main Street feel to your shopping experience, where you know the person behind the register and they know you.

Achieve Optimum Health Through Wellness Planning

by Kim Wakefield
Optimum Health Solutions, Inc.
Over the past 10 years, worksite wellness has become an increasingly vital topic in HR meetings, executive offices and corporate boardrooms alike.

Promising Changes, Challenging Times

by Ken R. Spirito
Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria
The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria has made significant progress towards the redevelopment of its infrastructure at the Greater Peoria Regional and Mt. Hawley airports.

Also in this issue...


by Dr. Woodruff Imberman
Imberman and Deforest, Inc.
Two low-tech Illinois companies—one a job shop coater in Chicago and the other a galvanizer headquartered in Joliet—have established a track record proving low-tech is live and well in Illinois.

Research Credits—Are You Claiming Them?

by Jay Wadkins
RSM McGladrey
Whether or not you have a separate research and development (R&D) department, chances are your company regularly engages in R&D activities.


Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Jeffrey W. Ward, South Side Trust & Savings Bank
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
William Prather, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Throop - The Summit Group
Dr. Cynthia Fischer, District 150
Keith Steffen, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Jim McConoughey - Heartland Partnership
Mary Pille - Employers' Association
Scott Elger - Robert W. Baird & Co.
State Sen. David Koehler, 46th 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

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