Bradley University is Best in Illinois

Bradley is the most likely school in Illinois to score you a job according to Zippia. June 17, 2019 Finding a job after graduation isn’t always easy, but choosing Bradley can help you lock in one. The career site Zippia ranked schools based on students finding employment after graduation and Bradley is #1 in Illinois. Bradley has […]

Posted: June 20, 2019  |  View More »

Selling the Peoria Area

We are fortunate to have an abundance of amenities to sell to potential clients and visitors. by Don Welch, Enjoy Peoria/Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau The Peoria area boasts a diversity of businesses, meeting space and entertainment, so Enjoy Peoria has plenty to promote for local tourism and convention sales. Our goal is to […]

Posted: June 19, 2019  |  View More »

Illinois Central College Named One of the “2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges”

Congrats to our valued partner, Illinois Central College! ICC was recently named one of the “2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  ICC was one of 19 community colleges nationwide to receive this award. NISOD selected these institutions based […]

Posted: June 7, 2019  |  View More »

Excited to see some of our members collaborating to give more students the opportunity to study STEAM.

Opportunity  Recognizing the need to develop a local pool of talent interested in health care-related careers, Jump Simulation , a part of OSF Innovation created the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program in 2017.Jump STEAM courses target students in middle school all the way through college, offering hands-on experiences in everything from anatomy and physiology to developing a […]

Posted: April 25, 2019  |  View More »

UICOMP Regional Dean Sara Rusch announces retirement

PEORIA – Dr. Sara Rusch, Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) announced Monday her intent to retire in May of 2019. Rusch, who has been in the position since 2008, leaves a legacy of campus expansion, enhancement of the medical education programs, financial stability and facility upgrades. “It has been […]

Posted: February 14, 2019  |  View More »

Debbie Simon Announces Retirement from UnityPoint Health

Debbie Simon, chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health™ in Central Illinois, has announced she will retire June 30, 2019, after a 43-year career with the organization. “Debbie has passionately served our organization and our community every day for decades,” stated UnityPoint Health’s Central Illinois Board of Directors chair Dennis Triggs. “Always mission-driven, she has been […]

Posted: February 14, 2019  |  View More »

Innovation Hub Intended for Downtown Peoria

OSF HealthCare, the University of Illinois System, Illinois Central College, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council are joining forces to develop a Peoria Innovation Hub. Having already identified space in the Thomas Building at 201 SW Adams Street that was recently vacated by Illinois Central College, the hub will be dedicated to finding solutions […]

Posted: December 21, 2018  |  View More »

OSF HealthCare buys shuttered Cub Foods in MidTown Plaza

OSF HealthCare has purchased the long-vacant Cub Foods building in MidTown Plaza and will relocate some medical practices there starting next year. Some 150 employees will work out of the East Bluff facility when it’s complete, officials said, including about 50 physicians or advanced practice nurses. “It’ll be quite a full building with a lot […]

Posted: December 18, 2018  |  View More »

November IBI – John Kaiser, RSM US LLP

John Kaiser RSM US LLP John Kaiser is an audit partner at RSM US LLP, the fifth-largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services. A member of the firm’s central Illinois executive team, he has more than 16 years of experience serving middle-market businesses. As audit leader for RSM’s four central Illinois offices, […]

Posted: November 2, 2018  |  View More »

November IBI – Melissa Yoder, CliftonLarsonAllen

Melissa Yoder CliftonLarsonAllen LLP As managing principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Melissa Yoder leads a group of nearly 200 employees across four locations, including Peoria, Bloomington, Dixon and Princeton, and a range of service disciplines, working to ensure that clients are provided quality and timely accounting, consulting and tax services. Since joining CLA, she has been […]

Posted: November 2, 2018  |  View More »

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