iBi - December 2016

They are thinkers and doers, leaders in their fields, and strong advocates for Greater Peoria, whose influence can be felt in every corner of the community. In turbulent times, they are stewards of the future and mentors to the next generation, making a positive difference in the world and blazing a trail for others to follow.

A Level Playing Field

Less than 30 years ago, women who wanted a business loan in many U.S. states were required to provide a signature from a male relative. That did not change until passage of the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988. Hard to believe, right?


A Brand Renaissance

For nearly a century, Easterseals Central Illinois has helped children with disabilities reach for and achieve their full potential.