•                     

  • Upcoming Events

  •  
  • New Members


  • News for Press Release

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    - POLLSTAR Magazine just released its annual Top 200 rankings for venues, and the Peoria Civic Center made both lists.  The arena at the Peoria Civic Center ranked 89th and the theater ranked 105th in the United States according to the magazine.  The rankings are based on total number of tickets sales from November 23, 2017 through November 21, 2018. During this time, the Peoria Civic Center ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    The holidays are a time for friends, family and coworkers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are — at an office party, a family member’s home or out at a bar — it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. To help spread the message about the dangers of impaired driving, the Peoria Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    The following individuals successfully earned a degree from Methodist College at the conclusion of the Summer 2018 semester. In addition, Ashley BardezBanian-Lohn, Steven Faulkner, Nancy Lake, Dawn McDowell, and Jacqueline Sharpe graduated Summa Cum Laude; Kristi Hoover graduated Magna Cum Laude; and Kristen Burdess, Rachel Curtis, Caitlin Demont, Lisa Doty, Sarah Ferguson, Hannah Keenan, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has received two years’ worth of grants from Community Foundation of Central Illinois. For 2017/2018 Goodwill was awarded $6,500 and for 2018/2019 the nonprofit received $15,000. The funding is designated for assisting clients in gaining and maintaining employment in the Peoria and Pekin area. “While we are supported by the generous donations of our ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce Kate Carroll has been named Director of Development of the UnityPoint Health – Methodist ǀ Proctor Foundation. Carroll began her career as Greater Peoria Economic Development Council’s first-ever Director of Workforce Solutions. The Central Illinois native developed a team and launched impact strategies in a 5-county region to help companies develop, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Loren Marion, III has been named the Police Chief of the Peoria Police Department, City Manager Patrick Urich announced today. Previously the Interim Chief, Chief Marion assumes his position November 14, 2018. Chief Marion began his career with the Peoria Police Department in October, 1995. During his career, Chief Marion worked in Patrol, the Community Area Target Team, the Street Crimes Unit, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Illinois Central College Professional Development Institute (PDI) recently welcomed Pam Hilliard, of Metamora, Ill., as its new Business Solutions Learning Consultant. In this newly created position, Hilliard will assist local businesses in achieving their desired outcomes with regard to training, within a culture of engagement and life-long learning. She joins the Professional Development ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The 2018 New Year’s Eve Countdown presented by Better Built will take place at the Peoria Civic Center for the second year on Monday, December 31st. Beginning at 3:00 pm, the PNC Kids Countdown activities will take place in the Great Hall with a variety of events and entertainment for the whole family. Activities will include Wild Style Face Painting, superhero appearances, Game On, Unique Twist ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    First Mid Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Melissa Engle has been promoted to the position of Branch Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and ensuring financial and business goals are met at the Bartonville banking center located at 1101 W Garfield Avenue. Engle joined First Mid in 2017 and served as Assistant Branch Manager prior to her ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    On July 9th, 2018 Detectives issued a message to all Officers that probable cause existed for the arrest of Luis Cruz in connection to a shooting that occurred on June 21st, 2018 in the 2700 block of N.E. Madison (18-13798). The arrest message (10-49 message) was for Aggravated Battery with a firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a firearm, and Aggravated Assault. Mr. Cruz also had an active arrest ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The IVY Club celebrated the conclusion of the IVY Club Open Race Fleet (IORF) sailing season on Saturday, November 3 with dinner and awards ceremony along with stories from the sailing season.  The 2018 sailing season began on May 19 and concluded on September 15with crews sailing on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The weather conditions varied from very light to moderate winds. Several ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    In remembrance of the five year anniversary of the Washington tornado, Homeway Homes is celebrating the rebuilding of Washington and the “Rebuild Washington” initiative.After the 2013 tornado, Homeway was one of the first home builders to complete a new home – a total of 13 homes were built in Washington alone.  This November, the Goodfield-based builder is breaking ground on another home in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The same receptors that tell your brain when something is hot may provide new answers to addressing chronic pain, researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria say. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria was awarded $235,000 by the National Institutes of Health to expand a series of studies over the next five years that focus on two “heat sensitive channels” ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Illinois Central College will host a Health Careers Exploration Fair for potential students to explore its state-of-the-art facilities and career program options on Mon., Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the ICC Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. Registration begins at 5 pm in Cedar Hall. The event is free and open to the public. High school students and their parents, as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Today, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Zac Brown Band announced dates extending their highly successful summer 2018, “Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour” to include Spring 2019 dates. The “Down The Rabbit Hole Live Tour,” spring 2019 tour will follow this past summer’s epic, 31-stop tour that brought the band to some of the nation’s most iconic Major League Baseball stadiums, including ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Sales Locations: TICKETMASTER.COM 1-800-745-3000 PEORIA CIVIC CENTER BOX OFFICEOn Sale: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT 10AM Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. “Morning Wood” has been certified gold and “Greatest Hits” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    November has brought both a new addition and a sad loss to Peoria Zoo.    On November 14, 2018, the Zoo welcomed a second female takin, Bing Leng, from Minnesota Zoo.  Bing Leng will be a companion to Meg, the Zoo's other female takin, until both are able to be in physical contact with the male.  Unfortunately, shortly after celebrating the new animal addition, the Zoo's male zebra, Hogan, died ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Presented at the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner Thursday, November 8, 2018, this award honors an outstanding Illinois Chamber Executive."Jeff Griffin embodies the qualities of a true leader – not only in his chamber but just as importantly, in the wider community. Under his leadership, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release