Peoria Magazine: September 2021

Text by Jonathan Wright | Photography by Evan Temchin

The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship celebrates the success of entrepreneurs, startups, rural businesses, innovators and the people who support them.

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Meeting Today's Challenges

by Tom Westphal, Shamrock Plastics

In 53 years of serving customers, we have never experienced a business climate quite like this.

Setting the Pace in Peoria County

by Becca Cottrell, Peoria County Sustainability and Resource Conservation Department

A new clean energy financing option is available for Peoria County commercial properties.


Lift Zones Launch

Comcast has opened six new, WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” at Peoria-area community centers.


Take 10: Jim Foley

Ten things you didn't know about the director of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University...

Triumphs of Fortitude

by Jonathan Wright

We believe in the continued determination of the human body and mind to push forward and persevere over adversity.


The Worlds of Hattie Lee

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Hattie Lee’s rapid ascent in Peoria’s arts community has been as exciting and vibrant as her art.

A Light Story

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Exhibit A Gallery in Peoria Heights will be showcasing the artwork of Sherri Burritt during the month of September.

Peoria's Paint Shop

by Alison Ferolo with Emmanuel Agyemang

Born Paint colors its hometown with more than brush strokes.