InterBusiness Issues - May 2008

Senator David Koehler

Throughout his life, Illinois State Senator David Koehler has served the public in an astonishingly diverse set of roles. A native of South Dakota, he became a Peorian in 1978 when he was recruited to be a community organizer for the Friendship House. In 2006, after serving as administrative assistant to State Senator George Shadid, he succeeded his mentor as Senator of the 46th District.


A Little Green Cleaning

by Amy Groh
With hopes of revolutionizing the regional cleaning industry, Robert Jones operates three companies focused on environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and procedures.

Civic Center Revitalization: A One-Year Review

by Marc Burnett
Peoria Civic Center
Just one year ago, the red ribbons were cut, opening the newly expanded exhibit hall, and shortly thereafter, the beautiful fourth-floor ballroom in the Peoria Civic Center.

Rehabilitating Our Water Infrastructure

by Christian Volz
Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Typical water pipe systems are designed to last for 100 years. Today, U.S. cities depend on pipes well beyond their intended life.

Also in this issue...

Getting the Most Out of Your Pension

by Joshua T. Waite
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
It is important to learn the facts about your plan to make sure you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.

The Five-Point Star of Marketing

by Becky Wood
The Service Station Advertising Agency
Do people remember the concept of the ad, but don’t remember who it was for?

To Be or Not To Be a Safe Harbor

by Linda K. Phillips
Heinold-Banwart, Ltd.
If you are an employer who has or is considering establishing a 401(k) plan, one of your key decisions is whether it should be a safe harbor 401(k) plan.


Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Bill Russell, South Side Trust & Savings Bank
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
W. Michael Bryant, Methodist Medical Center
William Prather, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Erwin - Illinois Central College
Mike McKenzie, Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees
Michael Chihoski, OSF Healthcare System
Roberta Parks - Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
Mary Pille - Employers' Association
Kyle Ham, Peoria NEXT
Scott Elger - Robert W. Baird & Co.
State Rep. Dave Leitch - 73rd District
Tucker Kennedy, 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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