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    State of the City 2014 


    Saturday, April 12 2014

    10 AM - 3 PM


    In collaboration with the City of Peoria, City of Washington, and the Washington Chamber of Commerce, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a Shop Washington weekend April 11, 12, and 14. We are encouraging the entire Greater Peoria Area to participate by supporting the businesses in Washington.


    Businesses in Washington are open for business. Chevie Ruder, Executive Director of the Washington Chamber of Commerce explains that many businesses were not damaged by the November tornadoes. “Until people rebuild and many of the displaced residents return to Washington, there are not residents to support the many locally owned businesses in Washington.”  


    CityLink will be providing a bus for shoppers on Saturday, April 12. The bus will be departing from the Riverfront Clock Tower in front of the Spirit of Peoria at 10 am, stopping at Cherry Tree Shopping Center, Valley Forge Shopping Plaza, and Washington Square. The bus will return to Peoria at 3 pm.

    Several stores will be offering special incentives and promotions for the weekend. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange and show their support. Click here for the coupon booklet to use throughout the weekend.

    Jeff Griffin, President of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, believes this is one way we can support the businesses in Washington. “It can be as simple as spending an afternoon in Washington or dining at a restaurant in Washington. When Mayor Ardis approached us with this idea, I knew this is something the entire business community could get behind. It’s about collaboration and building a sense of community with our neighbors.”