Friday, March 27, 2015

Chamber Graduates Twenty

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce held a banquet on March 26 to celebrate the graduation of twenty current and future leaders from the R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy.  This was the 17th consecutive year the chamber coordinated a leadership academy.  A total of 360 local business and community leaders have graduated from the program.  You can see more pictures from this event at http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

State Senator Darin LaHood was the keynote speaker.  He encouraged the graduates to take their academy experiences and put them into action in the community.

Other banquet speakers included the Chamber’s Executive Director Bill Fleming and Events Manager Renna Hadsall, as well as the Chamber’s immediate past president, Tom Hornstein from Excalibur Seasoning.  Class members Adrienne Southerland from Pekin Hospital and Mike Eeten from the City of Pekin shared their thoughts and experiences of the program.

The 10-week academy included classroom presentations from a variety of community leaders on education, government, recreation, courts and leadership.  The program also included weekly VIP tours of local business and organizations.

The 2015 graduates are:

Cameron Bettin, Pekin Park District
Brian Byrne, St. Paul United Church of Christ
Mike Eeten, City of Pekin
Justin Emery, Excel Foundry & Machine
Krissie Finch, South Side Bank
Royce Fults, Pekin Insurance
Sara Hamilton, Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rich Jordan, River Valley Mechanical Services, Inc.
Teresa Mack, Artistic Community Theatre
Rev. Jim McClarey,  First United Methodist Church
Jacob Mills, Busey Bank
Trent Moberly, Grace United Methodist Church of Pekin
Brent Oest, Illinois American Water
Caleb Ogden, Illinois Corn Processing
Josh Parker, Pekin First Church of the Nazarene
Tyler Shepke, Excalibur Seasoning Company
Adrienne Southerland, Pekin Hospital
Janet Stevens, First Pekin Savings Bank
Al Tharp, Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLC
Brian Throener, Illinois Corn Processing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YWCA of Pekin Seeks Nominations for Women's Recognition Day

The YWCA is accepting nominations for outstanding leadership and achievement awards to be presented at its 34th Annual Women’s Recognition Day luncheon on Friday, May 8th at the Pekin Country Club.  The event will begin with a social from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed immediately by the luncheon program.

Nominations to honor outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women in their careers and community service are being accepted at the YWCA office through April 22nd.  To qualify, nominated women must have residence or employment in Tazewell County and meet specific criteria for the nominating category.  Women may be nominated as outstanding employee or for contributions to the arts, business, professions, sports, or community service.

The arts award is given to a woman displaying skill in drama, dance, music, painting, literature, sculpting, the graphic arts, or other artistic endeavors.  An accomplished banker, realtor, agent or other businesswoman, business owner or partner will receive the business award.  The professions award is bestowed on an outstanding educator, lawyer, doctor, aviator, social worker, or other professional with special licensing or training.

Sports award nominations may include women who either pursue sports as a hobby or a career, or promote sports in the community. A volunteer or community leader for a nonprofit agency or other community organization will receive the community service award, and the outstanding employee award will be presented to a woman who has exhibited on-the-job excellence and loyalty to her employer.

The YWCA Board of Directors will also select the Mission Award recipient for dedication to achieving the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. In addition, Tazewell County schools will have the opportunity to honor a female student for outstanding academic, extracurricular, and volunteer leadership. Winners will be recognized at the luncheon.

Women’s Recognition Day was established in 1982 to honor the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women in their careers and community service. Luncheon reservations are open to the public and must be made by Friday, May 1st. Nomination and luncheon reservation forms are available at the YWCA during regular business hours or on the YWCA website. For more information, call the YWCA at 347-2104 or visit www.ywca.org/pekin.

Rotary Friends Social

Pekin Rotary Club will be hosting a special event:  "Rotary Friends Social"  at 6 pm on Tuesday April 21st at Mashie's Pub and Grill.  This cocktail social is an opportunity to learn more about Pekin Rotary and the benefits of membership.  They invite business professionals who are willing to put "service above self"; people who desire a better community; and individuals looking to build lasting friendships.

There will be light hors d'oeuvres and a short program on the club's fund raising activities and the impact it has on the community. 

I-74 Lane Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right two lanes of eastbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28th.

All eastbound I-474 traffic will be required to merge into one lane of I-74 traffic. Significant travel delays are possible on both eastbound I-74 and eastbound I-474 during this time. Motorists should plan accordingly.

The lane closures are necessary for striping work to be completed in preparation for the upcoming construction season.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For more information on this project, visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ICC Showcases Pekin Campus with Open House on April 22

Illinois Central College will host an open house on Wednesday, April 22, from 4 to 6 pm, at the ICC Pekin Campus, located at Riverway Business Park, 225 Hanna Dr., Pekin. Visitors may tour the nursing and welding labs, as well as view all classrooms located at the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

ICC Pekin offers core general education courses on a four-semester rotating basis for the convenience of Pekin residents and surrounding communities, as well as courses in non-credit Adult Community Programs. Students attending the ICC Pekin location benefit from smaller class sizes, “smart” classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, free academic placement testing, and convenient, free parking. Enrollment services and student accounting services also are available at the Pekin campus.

Courses for the summer 2015 term include communication, English composition, nursing assistant (CNA prep), and math, all of which have sections offered during the day. Fall 2015 courses include English composition, communication, preparation for college reading and writing, math, art appreciation, introduction to sociology, medical terminology, nursing assistant (CNA prep), and GED preparation. Most classes for fall are offered in the evenings, but additional daytime sections also are available.

Enrollment for the summer 2015 semester begins March 30, and enrollment for the fall 2015 semester begins April 6. Students must first apply to ICC by going online to http://icc.edu/admissions/enrollment/apply-now/. Class schedules for both semesters are available online now at http://icc.edu/academics/class-schedule/. The schedule for Adult Community Programs is available online at http://cce.icc.edu/acp/.

For more information, call Illinois Central College’s main information line at (309) 694-5-ICC or ICC Pekin at (309) 642-6601.               

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chamber Members Save Money

As a chamber member you can enjoy exclusive savings on all of your office supplies.  Just visit the Staples Advantage registration page and start your savings!

http://www.staplesadvantage.com/chamber/

March Biz Barometer






Welcome To Our Newest Member

C.T. Gabbert Remodeling & Construction
1323 SW Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-637-2110
Chuck Gabbert, President
www.ctgabbert.com 
C.T. Gabbert Remodeling and Construction Inc. of Central Illinois is a professional home remodeling and home building firm based in Peoria and servicing all of Central IL. They have been a full service remodeling company since 1978.

PCHS CAREER FAIR

Pekin Community High School
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – 6:00 - 7:30pm 
Bringing Pekin area businesses together to meet with students and their parents to explore career options and connect the pieces to educational opportunities for success.
Sponsored by Pekin Community High School Dragon Pride Committee

Pekin Community High School invites area businesses to participate in the 2nd Annual PCHS Career Fair, held in conjunction with our Dragon Pride event, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30pm.  The Career Fair will be held in the area around Dawdy-Hawkins gymnasium at Pekin High School with Pekin area businesses invited to participate.  The Dragon Pride event, including student-based classroom projects displays, will be held within Dawdy-Hawkins gym.

The event is designed to showcase area businesses and provide information about all career opportunities in each respective business.  Students will gain valuable insight on college and career opportunities and businesses will benefit from connecting with potential employees.

Who Should Participate?  Business representatives from all career areas are invited to showcase their company and bring information about specific career opportunities within their business.  Virtual tour videos and hands-on samples for students and parents to view are also encouraged.

Who Will Attend?  Students from PCHS will be invited to attend along with their parents.  Information will be shared with students in the counselor’s office and 4th hour classes, as well as distributed through the Pekin High newsletter.  Announcements and posters will also be used to promote the event.

This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to talk with local business representatives about potential career opportunities and the educational requirements to be successful in that field in an informal setting.


To participate and showcase your company, complete and submit the information below.
Registrations required to: Priscilla DeLaere, pdelaere@pekinhigh.net; FAX to (309) 477-4377
Cost: FREE
So we may plan and promote effectively: Registrations are required by March 27, 2015



 
PCHS Career Fair – Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Yes! We want to participate and showcase our company to students and their families.

Company Name: _________________________                          Contact name: ____________________

Contact E-mail: __________________________                           Contact phone: ____________________

Primary Company Product or Service: ______________________

We will need access to:
Electricity:  ___ yes  __ no      WiFi __ Yes  __ No         Other:  _________________
One (1) 4 ‘ Table and two chairs will be provided.  Business should bring their own extension cords.
 

Pekin Community High School, 1903 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554 / (p) 309-347-4101/ www.pekinhigh.net

Friday, March 20, 2015

Kiwanis Grants Available

Grants from the Kiwanis Club of Pekin are given for direct services and programs that align with our 3-year mission: “Help Improve the Wellness of Children”.

Each year has a different focus and the grants will be given out based on that years focus.
o Year 1 (2015): Focus on children’s physical health
o Year 2 (2016): Focus on children’s mental health
o Year 3 (2017): Focus on maintaining wellness throughout the life of the child and building a healthy family environment.

Grants amounts generally range from $100 to $1000. This year's grant applications must be received by the executive board on or before July 31, 2015. Grant applications must be emailed to the Kiwanis Club of Pekin (pekinkiwanis1@gmail.com) and the subject line needs to read "2015 Kiwanis Club of Pekin Grant Application" to insure it is identified properly.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pekin Business Showcase at Pekin Kids' Festival 2015


Kreps Joins Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management, a nationally recognized fee-only wealth management firm is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Kreps as a financial advisor in the Peoria office. In his new role, Kreps will be responsible for managing all aspects of the financial planning and investment process for Savant’s clients. He will work with clients, advisors, portfolio managers and planners to determine and coordinate effective planning, investment and tax strategies.

Prior to joining Savant, Derek worked as an investment consultant. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Monmouth College and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science program in finance at Webster University.


About Savant Capital Management
Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, and family office services to financially established individuals, trust funds, retirement plans and non-profit organizations.

For more information on Savant Capital Management, log on to www.savantcapital.com.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SHOCK NAMED LIFE AGENT OF THE MONTH FOR PEKIN INSURANCE®

Bill Shock, an owner of James Unland & Co., Inc., in Pekin, Ill., has been named Pekin Life Insurance Company’s Life Agent of the Month for February 2015. He earned this honor by going Beyond the expected® in the field of life insurance sales to make sure his clients are protected.

Pekin Life Insurance Company is proud to be celebrating 50 years of providing financial protection and peace of mind for its policyholders. With assets of over $2 billion, the company offers a variety of life and health insurance products in 16

states through its network of over 1,500 independent agencies and 8,000 independent agents. For more information, visit www.pekininsurance.com.

Speakeasy Art Center Featured Artists

We are excited to announce First Fridays in Downtown Pekin. Come mingle with creative people at The Speakeasy Art Center.

Featured artists at The Speakeasy Art Center 

Susan Carson-Multi Media
Jamie Lovell-Multi Media
Danny Rohr- Sculpture
Vin Luong- Exhibit on 2nd Floor 
Pekin Community High School Student Art
Broodmoor Jr High School Student Art
Edison Jr High Student Art
Wilson Intermediate School Student Art
Washington Intermediate School Student Art
Patt Schnieder-Belly Dancing Demos
Jay Zentko-Magic
Mural Painting-Darren Cox
Velvet Crush - Music 5:30-7:30
Taste of TCRC-Coffee & Refreshments
Nacho Mamas Grilled Cheese
The Smokers Blues-8:00PM
Rhythm & Blues-Alcohol Sales

Big City Shuffle to shuttle from Peoria to Pekin throughout the evening for donations from 5:30-9:30.

$5 Cover charge for Entertainment after 8PM

Illinois American Water Partners with EPA During Fix a Leak Week

Illinois American Water has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 16-22. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within homes. Considering there are more than 110 million households in this country, a seemingly minor leaky faucet or running toilet collectively results in a tremendous amount of wasted water -- more than a trillion gallons of water are lost annually nationwide through leaks occurring within our homes, with the average residence losing 11,000 gallons a year this way. However, through initiatives like Fix a Leak Week, local companies like Illinois American Water, are hoping to significantly reduce that amount.

“If you can picture a hole the size of the period in this sentence, it may not seem like much, but in your water system, it can waste more than 4,000 gallons a month—enough for a shower every day. Being proactive in checking for leaks, and fixing them in a timely manner not only makes you a more environmentally conscious consumer of one of the world’s most valuable resources, but also saves money on your water bill,” said Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President.

To assist customers with at-home leak repairs and prevention, Illinois American Water has produced a helpful infographic as a quick guide for finding and fixing common, and some not-so-common, indoor and outdoor water leaks. A downloadable leak detection kit is available in the Learning Center of American Water’s website, www.amwater.com.

About Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.  


Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 45 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.

Chamber Connection

Check out your Weekly Chamber Connection here!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Welcome to Our Newest Member

Kellem & Kinzer Electric
213 Dogwood St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-241-7787
Ken Kellem, President
Tom Kinzer, Vice President 
Kellem & Kinzer Electric specializes in generator sales, services, and instillations in both residential and commercial.

First Fridays at Speakeasy Art Center


Artist of the week at Speakeasy Art Center








Patt Schneider

As a child, Patt always wanted to be a ballet dancer; even going so far to learn ballet from a book from the library! Aside from a stint on a pom squad and a PE dance class, studying dance-ballet & jazz-just didn't seem to be in her future. One day, many years later, while browsing through a parks district course catalog, the title, "Middle Eastern Dance" caught Patt's eye. She could not bring herself to sign up for the class right then; she worried that she was "too old" to be a dancer. Finally, in the summer of 2004, she made what was to be a life-changing decision and registered for her first belly dance class.
Worried that she wasn't coordinated enough, not skinny enough and possibly was too old, she took a deep breath, walked through the classroom door and met Babs, her first instructor. Babs' supportive teaching style and encouragement for all the students in the class gave Patt the courage to continue the study of Raqs Sharqi, not realizing at the time how belly dance would eventually shape the next ten years of her life. She went on to study raqs sharqi/fusion style belly dance with Sahira Zedare, joined the studio's professional dance company and began teaching.
In 2013, an opportunity to operate her own dance studio presented itself and Patt, along with her husband, Darin, opened Odyssey World Music & Dance . Patt had long recognized her students loved learning about belly dance, but many were intimidated from beginning to dance because of preconceived notions of having to be a certain size/age or the misguided ideas that belly dance is overtly sexual and done to please a "sultan". She works tirelessly to overcome these outdated and incorrect assumptions by reassuring her students that belly dance is for all women (and some men!), only becomes better with age and there is no perfect size for a belly dancer. She encourages her students to dance to please themselves, discover the strength and beauty in the body that they are in and to express happiness and joy.
She includes any and all who have an interest in discovering Raqs Sharqi and what studying this ancient folkloric dance will do for their lives. She encourages every student to embrace the dance and have the dance fit them....not to try and change to fit a narrow parameter of what a dancer "should" be. Some of her students have had extreme limits on range of motion in limbs, scoliosis, and limited vision--all are encouraged to fully join classes and work within their physical limits and they have become beautiful dancers.
Patt teaches and performs American Cabaret/Egyptian raqs sharqi style but also enjoys mixing other styles of belly dance and traditional dance into her personal and class choreographies. As a native of Pekin, she is excited to be teaching in her home town at the Speakeasy Art Center. In addition to the beginner level classes, she is excited to be forming a student-based dance company in conjunction with the Speakeasy Art Center, featuring her students.

 
Patt will be a featured performer during the inaugural First Friday event on April 3 at the Speakeasy Art Center.

 
 Beginner classes are open to anyone; to inquire about joining a class, please e-mail odysseywmd@gmail.com. More information about belly dance classes and performances are at her website: www.odysseywmd.com .

 

 

 

Easter Brunch at Hopedale Medical Complex


Avanti's Dome presents Comedian Jay Harris


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mashie's St. Patrick's Day Specials


LWVGP Schedule Pekin Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria have scheduled two candidate forums for Pekin races.

On Monday, March 16th, at 7:00pm there will be a candidate forum for the Pekin Mayor's race.  The forum will be held in the community room at the Tazewell County Justice Center, 101 S. Capitol.

The candidates for Pekin's City Council seats will be the focus of the forum on Thursday, March 19th.  It will also begin at 7:00pm and also be held at the Tazewell County Justice Center. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tickets Available For "April in Paris'

Tickets are available for "April in Paris" the Gala Dinner for the St. Joseph Church Spring Festival.  It will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Pekin Country Club from 5:30pm to 11:00pm. 

Cocktails: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Silent & Live Auctions: 8:00pm
Entertainment: Dueling Pianos 9:00 to 11:00

Cost is $40 per person or $320 for a table of 8
Contact Kelly Cone at 309-267-9874 or the Parish Center at 347-6108 for questions or tickets.
Sponsor:  Louis E. Miller, Attorney at Law

https://www.facebook.com/events/900077166704363/

Soda Pop Tour in Pekin


Local Financial Advisors Receive Woman of Distinction Honor

Marilyn Burrell, Joni Hootman, and Kim O’Donohue, all Financial Advisors at CEFCU, registered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. have received 2014 Women of Distinction awards in recognition of their superior performance, value, and overall contribution to the financial services industry.

Women of Distinction is an award presented by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. recognizing the top female financial advisors throughout the nation within their broker/dealer operation. Candidates are nominated by industry peers, and selections are based on the nominee’s annual performance and outlined contribution to their clientele, the credit unions they service, as well as the financial services industry as a whole.

Through their roles as a Woman of Distinction, Burrell, Hootman, and O’Donohue will participate in a national mentoring program sponsored by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. where they will have the opportunity to work with, and foster, female advisors who are new to the industry.

CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. utilizes face-to-face financial advisors to help credit unions meet member retirement, investment and insurance needs. Working onsite at credit unions, financial advisors provide members with comprehensive financial services from simple transactions to complex financial planning and wealth management services.

CUNA Brokerage Services provides Broker Dealer services to credit unions throughout the nation, offering a full range of investment products, variable insurance products, securities programs and professional services related to securities transactions.

CUNA Mutual Group is a leading provider of financial services to cooperatives, credit unions, their members and valued customers worldwide. With more than 75 years of market commitment, CUNA Mutual’s vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence and customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation. More information on the company is available on the company’s Web site at www.cunamutual.com.

19th Annual John M. Evans Scholarship Golf Tournament

Mark your calendar for this special event! The John M. Evans Scholarship outing will be held, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. 



This tournament is designed to raise money so Laborers' Local 231 can continue to give financial assistance to qualified recipients.

The Local Union would greatly appreciate it if you would sponsor a golf team and/or a tee sign. If you cannot sponsor a team, please feel free to donate a gift certificate or prize. The cut off date for tee signs and team sponsors will be May 29, 2015.

Please contact Kate Beckman at Laborers' Local 231 (309-347-7106) for more information regarding this event.

Costco IHSA State Final Tournament Ticket Holders Event



Our Newest Member

Plastic Addicts Disc Golf Supplies
405 Radio City Dr.
North Pekin, IL 61554
309-712-2190 
Johnnie Harrison, Owner
www.plasticaddicts.net
Plastic Addicts is a disc golf retailer providing disc golf equipment, apparel, targets and many other disc golfing essentials.

Ridership on CityLink in Pekin on the Rise

In 2009 ridership on the municipal bus service in Pekin was 17,316.  Last year (2014) the ridership had increased to 43,555.  The average daily rider count rose from 68 to 170 during that time period.

CityLink provides two routes in Pekin - a north loop and a south loop.  There is also a bus that runs from Pekin to the CityLink transfer station in downtown Peoria.

You can download the schedules here:

#17 - Pekin North

#18 - Pekin South

#23 - Pekin to Peoria

Monday, March 9, 2015

Pekin Business Showcase


GOODWILL AND JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE OFFER FREE JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois and Joliet Junior College have partnered to offer FREE job skills workshops. Workshops are held at the Morris Education Center in Morris, Illinois.
“This is another great partnership for us,” said Patty Fuchs, Goodwill President & CEO. “We rely on these great local organizations to help us facilitate our mission and offer the free training that is going to help people find and maintain employment.”
These free workshops cover a multitude of areas designed to assist people in finding employment and building the skills needed in today’s workforce. The curriculum includes; resume building, job searching using the Internet, computer basics, email basics, Microsoft Word and Excel.
To register, contact Joliet Junior College Workforce Development – Morris Education Center at (815) 942-0566. The center is located at 1715 N. Division Street, Morris, Illinois.
Goodwill of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides job training, career and vocational services to veterans, individuals and families who are working to better their lives. Goodwill also operates a youth mentoring program for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at www.goodwillpeo.org or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.

Friday, March 6, 2015

ICPR After Hours

Thanks to ICPR and Sumer Wellness & Spa for hosting the March 6th Business After Hours.  About 50 chamber members and guests enjoyed refreshments and tours and the opportunity to visit with the ICPR and Sumer Wellness staff.  Dr. Volkan and Merry Sumer are very proud of their new facility and happy to be a part of the Pekin community.  More pictures from this event are available at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Marigold Festival Grand Marshal Nomination Form

Time to pick your nominee for the 2015 Marigold Festival Grand Marshal!!! You can get a nomination form by clicking here.

Golf Classic: St. Joseph Spring Festival

It's time to register your foursome for the April 18th St. Joseph Golf Classic.  Part of the St. Joseph Parish Spring Festival, the event will begin with an 11:00am box lunch and registration followed by a 1pm shotgun start on Lick Creek Golf Course, and concluding with dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Click here to download the registration flier and other information. 

PCHS Career Fair

PCHS CAREER FAIR
Pekin Community High School
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – 6:00 - 7:30pm

 


Bringing Pekin area businesses together to meet with students and their parents to explore career options and connect the pieces to educational opportunities for success.
Sponsored by Pekin Community High School Dragon Pride Committee
 


The Pekin Community High School invites area businesses to participate in the 2nd Annual PCHS Career Fair, held in conjunction with our Dragon Pride event, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

The Career Fair will be held in the area around Dawdy-Hawkins gymnasium at Pekin High School with Pekin area businesses invited to participate.  The Dragon Pride event, student-based classroom projects displays, will be held within Dawdy-Hawkins gym.

The event is designed to showcase area businesses and provide information about all career opportunities in each respective business.  Students will gain valuable insight on college and career opportunities and businesses will benefit from connecting with potential employees.

Who Should Participate?  Business representatives from all career areas are invited to showcase their company and bring information about specific career opportunities within their business.  Virtual tour videos and hands-on samples for students and parents to view are also encouraged.

Who Will Attend?  Students from PCHS will be invited to attend along with their parents.  Information will be shared with students in the counselor’s office and 4th hour classes, as well as distributed through the Pekin High newsletter.  Announcements and posters will also be used to promote the event.

This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to talk with local business representatives about potential career opportunities and the educational requirements to be successful in that field in an informal setting.

To participate and showcase your company, complete and submit the information below.
Registrations required to: Priscilla DeLaere, pdelaere@pekinhigh.net; FAX to (309) 477-4377
Cost: FREE
So we may plan and promote effectively: Registrations are required by March 27, 2015

 


PCHS Career Fair – Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Yes! We want to participate and showcase our company to students and their families.

Company Name: _________________________                          Contact name: ____________________

Contact E-mail: __________________________                           Contact phone: ____________________

Primary Company Product or Service: ______________________
We will need access to:
Electricity:  ___ yes  __ no      WiFi __ Yes  __ No         Other:  _________________
One (1) 4 ‘ Table and two chairs will be provided.  Business should bring their own extension cords.

Pekin Community High School, 1903 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554 / (p) 309-347-4101/ www.pekinhigh.net