iBi - August 2013

by Gabrielle Balzell

Having grown from a single warehousing and distributing center to become a multifaceted, global moving, storage and logistics provider, Federal Companies celebrates a century of service and 100 years of "making moves that matter."

A Salute to Small Business

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

August is a milestone month for us. This issue marks the 24th anniversary of iBi, and 16 years since I became sole owner of the business.

Peoria’s Udderly Delicious Diner

by Gabrielle Balzell

When it comes to passion, sometimes you’re just born with it. For Frank Abdnour, owner of The Spotted Cow, it didn’t take much more than a single taste to realize his love for ice cream. 

Keeping It in the Family

by Sara Browning

A family business for five generations, Peoria Brick Company is one of the leading suppliers of brick, stone and landscaping materials in central Illinois.

Services You Can Bank On

by Reema Abi-Akar

On January 4, 1922, amongst Peoria’s riverside stockyards and downtown businesses, 203 community investors banded together to establish the first South Side Bank.

Reasons to Smile for Every Occasion

by Sara Browning
Johnson’s Floral and Greenhouses delivers professional services with the special touch only a family business can provide.

A Family Business That Shines

by Reema Abi-Akar
Deeply rooted in family and the community, Red Carpet Car Wash brings a memorable experience to all of its customers.







The Business of Fashion

by Reema Abi-Akar

Fashion designer Lindsey Ntouvas creates one-of-a-kind clothing, made in Peoria.

Food, Fun & Family

by Gabrielle Balzell

The Ackermans plan to serve up toasty sandwiches, tasty treats and toe-tapping jams at Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the Levee District.

Also in this Issue...

10 Ways to Protect Your Privacy... The Scoop on Small Business... Small Business, Big Opportunity... Best in State... Paws Off My iPhone!

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