Peoria Chamber and CEO Council Accepting Proposals for Relocation

  August 4, 2016 The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and CEO Council are accepting proposals for our relocation On Tuesday, July 12th it was announced that Riverfront Village will be converted from commercial space to riverfront recreation and green space. The Downtown Development Corporation, the City of Peoria and Mike Wisdom have worked long […]

Posted: August 4, 2016  |  View More »


Riverfront Village and Offices at 100 SW Water to be redeveloped into green space.

  Peoria, IL The Downtown Development Corporation plans to acquire Riverfront Village from Riverfront Villagers Developers LLC. Joe’s Crab Shack, New Amsterdam Bar and Restaurant and the Chamber of Commerce currently operate form the area. The DDC plans to transfer the acquired development rights and physical property to the City of Peoria. The City would […]

Posted: July 12, 2016  |  View More »


Peoria adds new nonstop flights to Charlotte, N.C.

July 8, 2016 For more information:                                                                                                 Gene […]

Posted: July 11, 2016  |  View More »


The City of Peoria Launches New Suggestion Board Website

The City of Peoria Launches New Suggestion Board Website Civic ArtWorks makes neighborhood design more accessible than ever. Our online platform enables citizens to share new ideas and concerns about their community with their neighbors. We remove barriers and enable a fluid conversation between community members and our expert planning and design staff. We strive […]

Posted: June 13, 2016  |  View More »


Moving the Needle Forward

Ashley Taylor, CEO Council iBi May 2016 issue Nonprofits are big business in Greater Peoria. Whether big or small, national or local, nonprofits have a large impact on our community—not only as employers, but also on the economy and quality of life. The work we do matters. Think about a month, a week, a day in […]

Posted: May 3, 2016  |  View More »


GREATER PEORIA BUSINESS ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES JEFF GRIFFIN AS CEO

  Peoria, IL 3-17-2016    The Board of Directors for the Greater Peoria Business Alliance (GPBA), parent organization of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and CEO Council, announced today that Mr. Jeff Griffin has been named the CEO of the Greater Peoria Business Alliance (GPBA). As CEO of the GPBA, Mr. Griffin will serve […]

Posted: March 19, 2016  |  View More »


Peoria named 26th Happiest City in the U.S.

The Houston Chronicle recently reported results from the annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways that shows the best communities in the country to find happiness by looking at the 190 biggest communities in the U.S. to determine the most comfortable place to call home. The rankings analyzed five different facets of well-being: purpose (likely to learn new and interesting things), social (having supportive relationships […]

Posted: March 14, 2016  |  View More »


CEO Council Engages ICC Design Students to Develop New Program Logo

2-15-2016 The CEO Council recently launched Greater Peoria Works, a work experience program that aims to identify, encourage and assist area employers with providing 1,000 non-permanent, recurring jobs or work-based learning opportunities to regional high school and college students to assist them to develop job-related skills and attitudes. Before the program launched in December, the […]

Posted: February 16, 2016  |  View More »


Two new websites focus on helping students build careers and businesses find employees

By Steve Tarter Journal Star business editor  Feb. 11, 2016 at 3:30 PM   PEORIA — Now students, parents, educators and employers can find information relating to part-time work or a career on two new websites recently launched by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and the CEO Council. MakeYourselfGP.org is a new career resource […]

Posted: February 12, 2016  |  View More »


Business Matters: Conversation With CEO Council’s Jim Lynch

ERIK READER 01/15/2016   Business Matters is a series of brief conversations to check-in with corporate, civic, and community stakeholders to gauge the health and progress of our local entrepreneurial ecosystems across Central Illinois. Where are we at today? Are we making progress? How can we support startups and innovation? This is one of many conversations […]

Posted: January 19, 2016  |  View More »


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