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Jul 20, 2011

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Peoria ranks No. 71 among the top 200 “Best Places for Business and Careers” in 2011, according to, up from No. 86 last year. Peoria tops the list of Illinois cities, with Chicago at 80, Lake County at 134 and Rockford at 191. The list focuses on three main components: cost of business, job growth and education. Visit for the complete list.
Ten Bradley University students have secured highly sought-after internships with NBC at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The network conducted a series of on-campus interviews in April before selecting the students, who were in competition with students from a select few of the top universities across the country. Interns will fulfill a variety of duties, ranging from front-line tasks in London to behind-the-scenes production jobs in New York City. The internships will last from three to five weeks next summer.
The Tazewell Count House of Hope and The Center for Prevention of Abuse announced the consolidation of services for victims of violence and abuse. The House of Hope has operated in Pekin as an emergency shelter for battered women and children since 1998. Services for House of Hope residents will be integrated with the broad range of programming offered by the Center.
Illinois Central College will offer a four-session course on the early history of Peoria during the fall semester as one of its non-credit Adult Community Education Programs. The course, titled "Four Flags over Lake Pimiteoui," will be taught by Mark Johnson, a trustee of the Peoria Historical Society, and will cover 213 years of the early history of Peoria, from 1622 through 1835. It will take place in Hickory Hall on the ICC North Campus at 5407 N. University. Registration or further information available at or by calling (309) 690-6900 after August 1st.
The American Heart Association is seeking nominations of forward-thinking companies leading the way to provide their employees with a culture of physical activity and health for the Fit-Friendly Companies Award. Companies will be judged on three criteria: physical activities that are encouraged on-site; nutritional education and healthy food options that are available; and the general culture of health promoted at the workplace. Applications are due by July 31 and can be found at
Subway is sponsoring a free community outreach program as part of a national goodwill publicity campaign. Register at, and you will be contacted by an event coordinator.A volunteer doctor who specializes in nutrition and stress management will come on-site to your company and give a 30-minute presentation during a complimentary catered Subway breakfast or lunch.
Peoria County announced the winners of the 2011 County Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards last week. The program honors commercial businesses, schools and organizations for their recycling and waste reduction efforts. 2011 award winners are: Caterpillar, Inc. - Mossville; The Center for Prevention of Abuse; Coca-Cola; Farmington Central School District 265; Forest Park Apartments; Muir Omni Graphics, Oak Grove East School; and O'Brien Steel Services. The County's Recycling Department has been honoring award winners since 1997.

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Thursday, July 21st @ Childers Banquet & Events Center
A wine tasting to benefit the Children’s Home Association of Illinois will take place from 5 to 7:30pm. Cost is $15/person or $25/couples. Call (309) 687-7205 or for more info.
Thursday, July 21st @ Mt. Hawley Country Club
Kramer Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center will host its sixth annual “Girls Night In” event, with registration at 5pm and activities taking place through 9pm. There will be lectures and breakout sessions focused on women’s health and well-being, aromatherapy massages, food and drinks. Call (309) 693-9600 or email
Sunday, July 24th @ Kickapoo Creek Winery
Summer Concert at the Winery will be held from noon to 5pm. Admission includes wine tasting and entertainment, with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association – Central Illinois Chapter. Call (309) 681-1100 for more information.
Monday, July 25th @ WeaverRidge Golf Club
The OSF Healthcare/Peoria Area Chamber Golf Outing will take place, with morning shotgun at 7:30am, afternoon shotgun at 1pm, and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6pm. for more info.

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1 comment:

Charlie McPoyle said...

I had a friend that served a Mormon mission in Peoria. He was gone for two years doing church service. I asked him how he liked the area that he served his mission and he told me he loved it. He said the people are friendly and easy going.

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