iBi - September 2016

by Amanda Seaboch and Jonathan Wright

What started with a single restaurant in 1956 has grown into a many-layered shopping-and-dining experience.

A Message to Repeat

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

Buy local, shop where you live, keep your dollars circulating in the region…

Sparing the Landfill

by Liz Scoville

Having brought a personal touch to area recycling since 1990, Midwest Fiber shows no sign of slowing down.

Salvaging Peoria's Past

by Maegan Gilliland Wright

Two area companies are preserving the past at an affordable cost—and rescuing local architectural history in the process.

50 Years Avanti!

by Liz Scoville

After a half century in business, this Swiss immigrant has never lost his entrepreneurial spirit.

The One-Stop Home Shop

by Maegan Gilliland Wright

At Studio 29, six local businesses have come together to help you design or update your home.

Vision for Life

by Heather Swick

Bard Optical observes a milestone anniversary with a yearlong program and a sustained focus on community.







Seeking a Champion

Best Buddies Illinois has opened up nominations for its 2016 Champion of the Year fundraising event.

Measuring What Matters

by CASA of Peoria County

How much our society values its children can be measured by how well they are treated and protected. It’s an equation that crosses all racial, economic and cultural lines.

Also in this issue...

Top Tech Tools for Business... The State of Employee Benefits... Millennial Entrepreneurship… By the Numbers... Workplace Writing 101... Handwriting: An Essential Skill?... Business Myths to Squash...

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