Friday, January 31, 2014

Hair Cuttery Grand Reopening

The Hair Cuttery, 531 S. Parkway Drive, celebrated their grand reopening today and the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce was there to commemorate the event with a ribbon cutting.   Hair Cuttery is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts, styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary. They also offer a full line of professional hair care products.  In Pekin you can reach the Hair Cuttery at (309) 353-9415 or on the web at www.haircuttery.com.  You can see more pictures from this event at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Greater Peoria Regional Food Summit

Seeds2Success
Greater Peoria Regional Food Summit
 Planning for Community Sustainability
February 22, 2014
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center, Peoria

Sustainable local food systems balance economic prosperity, environmental preservation, and public health while moving agricultural products from farmer to consumer. Join us for a conversation with key leaders from Homegrown Minneapolis, as we explore strategies to strengthen the local foods movement in our region.


Event sponsors include: Peoria County Board, City of Peoria, Peoria LISC, Peoria County Health Department, Peoria County Farm Bureau, Illinois Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Committee, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University, Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, University of Illinois Extension,  and University of Illinois Department of Urban and Regional Planning.


Unland’s Smart Choices™ Marketplace Makes Shopping for Health Insurance Easy

The Unland Companies is making it easier to buy health insurance by offering ConnectedHealth’s Smart Choices™ Marketplace – a private insurance shopping site that provides access to virtually all health plans available on and off the public marketplace.

“Under the new law, all citizens must have health insurance or pay a penalty,” Bill Shock, Executive Vice President of Unland’s benefits department, said. “Smart Choices is a great tool for those who are looking for an alternative to the public exchanges and want to select the benefit options that are important to them.” He explained that both individuals and businesses will benefit from this service, enabling them to make informed options. “Businesses that don’t offer health insurance, or those with non-benefit eligible employees, can show their whole team they are appreciated and valued for the services they provide.” 

The Smart Choices Marketplace is simple to use and navigate, providing convenient online resources to clarify health insurance and the individual mandate. Consumers can select from well-known national and regional health insurance companies as well as insurance plans on the public exchange.

“The choice (and price they pay) is theirs,” Shock continued. “They can find the right insurance to suit their own preferences and budget in as little as 12 minutes and – once an application has been sent – receive their enrollment confirmation usually within about 10 days.”

The insurance options available through Smart Choices include Humana, Aetna, UnitedHealthOne, Assurant, Celtic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CIGNA and others. Smart Choices requires no employer participation other than promotion of this valuable benefit. No payroll deduction, premium subsidy or HR support is required.

Consumers also gain access to valuable information in the Smart Choices Resource Center. Topics discussed include healthcare costs, deciding how much insurance to buy, how health insurance works, how to compare health plans, what you need to apply and what to expect after you apply.

The Smart Choices Marketplace is currently in open enrollment for 2014 coverage. In general, an individual can only enroll in non-group health coverage (enroll in coverage directly) during the annual open enrollment period. The open enrollment period for 2014 coverage extends through March 31, 2014. Once the open enrollment period is over, individuals and families will not be able to enroll in a new health plan until the next open enrollment period.  Changes in circumstance – e.g., a person loses his or her group health insurance – allows individuals to use the marketplace between open enrollment periods.


To learn more about Smart Choices Marketplace, visit unland.com or call 1-888-874-8408 to speak to a representative.

Biz Barometer

J A total of 444 homes were sold in Pekin in 2013.  That’s a 3.7% increase over 2012.
L The average sales price of a home in Pekin in was $107,999 in 2013.  That’s down 1.5% from 2012’s average price.
L The unemployment rate in Pekin was 10.5% in December, up from 10.1% in November and 9.4% a year ago.
J 15,508 people were employed in Pekin in December .  That’s up 21 from November.
L Pekin’s January sales tax disbursement from the state was down 15.1% compared to a year ago.
J Pekin’s sales tax disbursement for the past 12 months is 2.2% greater than the previous 12 months.
K The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased  0.3 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis.  Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

(Source:  Peoria Area Association of Realtors, Illinois Department of Revenue, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois Department of Employment Security)


Membership Renewals

Thanks to the following businesses, organizations and individuals who have renewed their investment in the chamber…

5-Star MVPs:  Enviro-Safe Refrigerants ~ Pekin Insurance

4-Star MVPs:  Herget Bank ~ South Side Bank

3-Star MVPs:  East Court Village ~ Excalibur Seasoning Company ~ Illinois American Water ~ Liberty Village of Pekin ~ Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

2-Star MVPs:  Commerce Bank ~ Excel Foundry & Machine ~ Illinois Corn Processing ~  McDonald’s ~ Pekin Times ~ Tazewell Machine Works

1-Star MVPs:  Brewers Distributing ~ Comcast Business ~ Golf Green Lawn Care ~ Hallmark House Nursing Center ~ Pekin Community High School ~ Peoria Chiefs ~ Servpro of Peoria & North Central Tazewell ~ Syngenta ~ Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care

Classic:  Ace Hardware ~ Allegra Print & Imaging ~ CJ's CafĂ© ~ Dreamscapes Landscaping ~ EMEX Power ~ Enviro-Dry Clean Carpets ~ Facet Technologies, Inc ~ Goodwill Industries ~ Greenhouse Flower Shoppe ~ Heartland Chiropractic Center ~ Illinois Collections Unlimited ~ iTV-3 ~ JMP Radio Group ~ Laborer's Local #231 ~ Living Alternative Pregnancy Resource Center ~ McDaniels Marketing/Interactive ~ Midland Davis Corporation ~ Moehle, Swearingen & Umholtz, Ltd. ~ Neal Chiropractic Clinic ~ Pekin Main Street ~ Pekin Veterinary Clinic ~ Pet Supplies Plus ~ Schwartz & Miller Family Dentistry ~ Sound Choice Hearing Clinic ~ Springleaf Financial Services ~ The World of Vitamins ~ Total Dental Care ~ Tractor Supply Company ~ Udry Jewelers ~ Vonderheide Floor Coverings ~ YWCA of Pekin


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Illinois American Water Announces 2014 Environmental Grant Program

Illinois American Water announced today that the application process is now open for its 2014 Environmental Grant Program to support innovative, community-based environmental
projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships.

The company will award grants of up to $10,000. The program is designed to support diverse types of activities, such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer
restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts.


"Illinois American Water is committed to protecting our water supplies through outreach and education. This program is another way we can help communities play an active role in this important
effort,” said Karla Olson Teasley, Illinois American Water President.

To qualify, proposed projects must be located in an Illinois American Water service area and:
·         address a source water or watershed protection need in the community
·         be completed between May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014
·         be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a significant expansion to an existing program
·         be carried out by a formal or informal partnership between two or more organizations
·         provide evidence of sustainability

In 2013, Illinois American Water issued eight grants totaling $34,943 to the following organizations:
·        Living Lands and Waters received its requested $1,500 grant in full for the Great Mississippi River Clean Up. Mississippi River clean up efforts took place on Oct. 12, 2013 from the Grafton boat
launch in Illinois American Water’s Alton District. The goal of the project is to engage volunteers to help with the removal of approximately four tons of debris from the river.

·        The City of Waterloo, located in Illinois American Water’s Interurban (Metro East) District, received its requested $3,000 grant in full to preserve the environmental nature of a parcel of land within
William Zimmer Park while preventing ground erosion of the land surrounding the retention basin which eventually leads to Gerhardt Creek.

·        Country Club Estates Civic Association in the Chicago Metro service area received a $6,443 grant for a community rain garden project. The project includes installation of a 300 square foot rain
garden within a .75 acre drainage area. The expected benefit is a reduction in surface run-off by 54%. Overall benefits include beautification of the area, mitigate flooding and surface run-offs.

·        Great Rivers Land Trust in Alton received a $4,000 grant for the Piasa Creek Wetland Project. This project restored about 2.5 acres from degradation caused by agricultural practices. This restoration
provides vital habitat food and breeding sources.

·        The Illinois Green Business Association in the Champaign District received a $4,900 grant for the Businesses on Board for Water Conservation project. The project helps businesses earn green
certification with a focus on water conservation, helping to protect the precious water source of the Mahomet Aquifer.

·        River Trails School District 26 in the Mount Prospect service area of the Chicago Metro District received an $8,000 grant for their Watershed Protection and Storm Water Collection project. This
project focuses on storm water collection to address problems of flooding, water pollution and high irrigation costs. The project will incorporate an outdoor classroom concept and engage students
in problem solving.

·        The Sierra Club in the Champaign District received a $3,500 Grant for the Perkins Road Park Riparian Restoration project. This project restores native vegetation on a parcel of land with in the
Champaign Park District. The site was previously used by the sanitary district for sludge removal.

·        Trees Forever received a $3,600 grant for the Stewards of Our Water project in Pontiac. The project engaged citizens in workshops about the importance of water protection. Participants
learned about best practices and had hands-on training prior to implementing a water quality project in Pontiac.


Grant information and application forms can be found online at www.illinoisamwater.com.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2014, and mailed to Karen Cotton at Illinois American Water,
7500 North Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615 or emailed to karen.cotton@amwater.com.  Email is preferred, but not required.


About Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water, a wholly owned 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 is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated
professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found
by visiting
www.amwater.com

Tech Tip Tuesday: Best/Simplest Strategy to Keep Your Inbox Empty

Managing the volume of emails you receive each day can be a challenge.  We're talking about real, business-related emails, not spam (that's a whole different topic and strategy).

Here's the best and simplest strategy to keep your inbox empty:  Don't reply to emails unless it's important.

We've all seen it.  You receive an email and you send a reply (maybe even a "reply to all").  Then you receive replies to your reply, which require you to send another reply, which generates more responses.  More replies, more responses, and it continues all day.  It's true - emails breed emails. 

People will not consider you impolite if you do not acknowledge every email they send you.  In fact, they should be grateful you don't!

And if you must reply to an email, stop and consider if it is really necessary to "reply to all" or just a reply to the sender.





    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    GOODWILL OFFERING FREE SERVICES IN CANTON AND MACOMB

    Goodwill of Central Illinois has partnered with Spoon River College to offer free computer and job readiness workshops to the residents of Canton, Macomb and the surrounding communities. Classes are held at the Spoon River College Outreach Centers in Canton and Macomb.

    The workshops are designed to improve the skills that are valuable in finding employment or finding better employment. Three workshops are available. Computer Skills for the Workplace teaches basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word and the Internet. Get Your Skills Together focuses on creating an effective resume and how to navigate online job sites. Nail the Interview covers techniques and skills needed for a successful interview. Individuals can take just one workshop or attend all three.

    Independently, Goodwill is also offering veteran’s services in these communities. These services are designed to help homeless veterans and veterans in need overcome barriers to employment. Veteran’s services are arranged on an individual basis. Anyone interested can contact Logan at (309) 369-8878.

    “We are thrilled to be partnering with Spoon River College to provide these opportunities,” said Bill Bontemps, Goodwill’s Director of Vocational Services. “The donations made by the people of Central Illinois fund these free workshops and programs and we are grateful for every one of them. Our mission is to support individuals and families who are working to better their lives and these services are a great start in these communities.”

    For more information or the register, call the Spoon River College Outreach Center in Canton at (309) 647-6260 and in Macomb at (309) 833-6031


    Family & Business Showcase

    The chamber's Family & Business Showcase was held on a cold, blustery night at the Avanti's Dome. 43 vendors displayed their products and services to the public. Blue-Ribbon winning vendors included Liberty Village of Pekin, Pekin Hospital, Thirty-One/Kay Bloodworth and First Pekin Savings Bank.  You can see more pictures from this and other chamber events at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    18th 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 18, 2014. More information will be available around March 15th.

    NASH FM 97.3 KICKS OFF ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR DRIVE FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ILLINOIS

    Last year, NASH FM 97.3 listeners donated over 2,000 teddy bears to Children’s Hospital of Illinois that were delivered on Valentine’s Day. NASH FM 97.3 hopes to beat last year’s total and continue to supply Children’s Hospital of Illinois with teddy bears for patients throughout 2014.  
    The Teddy Bear Drive will run from Monday, January 20th through Wednesday, February 12th. The Nash FM 97.3 staff will deliver the bears to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois on Friday, February 14th for Valentine’s Day. Donations may be dropped off at NASH FM 97.3/Radio Peoria, 120 Eaton Street in Peoria, during regular business hours: Tuesday – Friday from noon to 5pm. All bears must be new. 
    Morning show host Jenn Smith explained what motivates the station to continue the drive every year: “It’s scary enough for an adult to be in the hospital. It’s even worse for a child. Being sick, in a strange place with people you don’t know coming in and out of your room. We want to give those children a little comfort when they’re feeling scared. Something that will hopefully bring them smiles during a difficult time.”
    Thank you in advance for your support of NASH FM 97.3 and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

    For more information, please contact:

    Jenn Smith
    NASH FM 97.3 Morning Host
    Cumulus Media-Radio Peoria
    120 Eaton Street, Peoria IL 61603
    Studio: 673-0973 Office: 669-1217
    jennifer.smith@cumulus.com

    American Water Charitable Foundation Provides Illinois Triad organizations with Public Safety Grants

    The American Water Charitable Foundation is providing Illinois Triad organizations $12,000 in public safety grants.
    “Triad is dedicated to keeping senior citizens safe and improving their quality of life,” said Illinois American Water President Karla Olson Teasley. “We want to recognize them and through these grants, assist in providing some of the resources they need.”

    A total of $12,000 will be distributed evenly among Triad organizations including:

    - Tazewell County Triad
    - Naperville & Lisle Township Triad
    - Whiteside County Senior Center
    - Peoria County Triad
    - Champaign County Triad SALT Council
    - DuPage County SALT Council

    The National Association of Triads is a partnership of three organizations—law enforcement, older adults and community groups. The purpose of Triad is to promote older adult safety and to reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience.  Some examples of Triad projects that may be supported by American Water Charitable Foundation safety grants include ID jewelry for individuals with Alzheimer's or Dementia, File for Life materials, neighborhood safety watches and the development of community groups.  The National Association of Triads assists local communities in forming their own councils/SALT organizations (Senior And Law Enforcement Together).

    Established in 2010 the American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate American Water’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where the company and its employees live, work and operate. The Foundation also helps support American Water employee identified nonprofit endeavors.

    About Illinois American Water
    Illinois American Water, a wholly owned 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 is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com

    Medical Explorers Meeting Planned

    Local high school students interested in health careers are invited to attend a Medical Explorers Meeting on February 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Illinois Central College located at 115 S.W. Adams Street in Peoria. Cathleen Korondi, CDA, RDH, Ed.M., will discuss dental careers.

    Pekin Hospital is partnering with the W.D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America to offer a Medical Explorers Post in Tazewell County.  The program’s goal is to provide young men and women the opportunity to receive hands-on, work-related experience and to explore health careers they may never have otherwise considered.  The program is open to young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old who are interested in learning more about health careers.  The cost to join is only $10 per person.

    For more information on the Medical Explorers Program, please call (309) 353-0763 or visit pekinhospital.org.

    Tech Tip Tuesday: Do you talk to your phone?

    Did you get a new Android phone for Christmas?  Have you mastered the Google voice commands?  http://trendblog.net/list-of-google-now-voice-commands-infographic/ has an awesome list of commands...some are very useful, and the Easter Eggs are just plain entertaining!

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    Gold's Gym Express Grand Opening

    Gold's Gym Express held their grand opening celebration and the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce was there for the ribbon cutting.  Located at 3455 Court Street, Gold's Gym Express believes that better fitness should be within reach for everyone. They've created an environment that’s friendly, not intimidating. Affordable, yet uncompromising. And focused on real results, not empty promises. Gold’s Gym Express offers the equipment variety and quantity you would expect to see in a full service gym. The only thing Express about them is your ability to work in a workout on your schedule!  They can be reached at 346-2323 or http://express.goldsgym.com/gym/IL/Pekin/5129.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Pekin Hospital Remodels 6 North

    Pekin Hospital celebrated the completion of their remodeling project on 6 North with a ribbon cutting, reception and tours.  You can see more pictures from this and other chamber events at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

    Monday, January 13, 2014

    Central Illinois Business Publishers Inc. Joins the Chamber

    Central Illinois Business Publishers Inc.
    5005 N. Glen
    Peoria, IL 61614
    (309) 683-3060
    www.peoriamagazines.com
    Jan Wright, CEO
    Jonathon Wright, Managing Editor
    Kelly Walz, Client Coordinator
    Central Illinois Business Publishers is the area's business social and arts resource in the area. Publishers of IBI, Art & Society, Peoria Progress and Perspective enewsletter. Central Illinois Business Publisher also produces several events, including 40 Leaders Under Forty!

    Mashie's Ladies Night Out

    Small Business Health Coverage Options from Get Covered Illinois

    Get Covered Illinois has information about new opportunities for small businesses to access health coverage for their employees. If you or other members of your organization would like to receive additional updates from Get Covered Illinois, please sign up at: http://getcoveredillinois.gov/stay-informed/

    Over the last several weeks, there have been many rule changes to the Affordable Care Act affecting small businesses. To help clarify those changes, Get Covered Illinois is happy to share updated information about the health insurance Marketplace, financial assistance available to small businesses and what steps Illinois businesses and individuals can take to find a health plan right for them.

    Please click on the following link to access the toolkit for small business owners who may be interested in learning more about the Small Business Health Options Marketplace (SHOP) and the Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit, worth up to 50 percent of an employer’s contribution to employee premium costs. A variety of materials are included to help educate your membership and empower them and their employees to make informed choices about their health coverage.

    For employers who choose not to provide health coverage, this one-page flyer contains some basic information that a business can share with their employees on newly available health coverage options and where to find more information. 


    January After Hours at the Avanti's Dome

    About 50 hearty business leaders braved the elements to attend the January 9th Business After Hours held at the Avanti's Dome. They enjoyed great food and a presentation from Bob Adams on upcoming events and activities at the dome.  You can see more pictures from this and other chamber events at http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    DIOSHDay 2014

    DIOSHDay (Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Day) is March 5th at the Peoria Civic Center. It is for employers, employees, and all others interested in safety and health. Experts in the field will present a program on the most current issues in safety and health today. Many governmental agencies will have booths in the exhibit area. This is a great opportunity to get your workplace safety questions answered in a neutral setting.  Information and registration is at http://www.DIOSHDay.com

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    IRS Announces 2014 Standard Mileage Rates

    The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

    • 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
    • 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
    • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

    The business, medical, and moving expense rates decrease one-half cent from the 2013 rates.  The charitable rate is based on statute.

    The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.

    Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

    Pekin Hospital's Ribbon Cutting for 6N Renovation


    Medical Explorers Meeting Planned

    Local high school students interested in health careers are invited to attend a Medical Explorers Meeting on January 14 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Parkside Athletics in Pekin.  Kaitlyn Leigh, M.S., Director of Fitness, will discuss fitness health careers.

    Pekin Hospital is partnering with the W.D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America to offer a Medical Explorers Post in Tazewell County.  The program’s goal is to provide young men and women the opportunity to receive hands-on, work-related experience and to explore health careers they may never have otherwise considered.  The program is open to young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old who are interested in learning more about health careers.  The cost to join is only $10 per person.

    For more information on the Medical Explorers Program, please call (309) 353-0763 or visit pekinhospital.org.

    Professional Duo to teach Communication Techniques at Annual Caregivers Celebration Event Jan. 11th in Peoria

    Do you wish you could communicate better with your loved one with dementia?

    Gerontologists Marilyn Woelke and Linda Gilman with GeriEd Services in Bettendorf, Iowa, will role play the “do’s” and “don’ts” of effective communication techniques with persons with dementia on Saturday, Jan. 11th in Peoria.

    The program is an event of the Alzheimer’s Association® – Central Illinois Chapter Annual Caregiver Celebration. Presenting Sponsor is OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

    The 90-minute program will be held from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, at the Alzheimer’s Association, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria

    Brought back by popular demand, Gerontologists Woelke, MS, LCSW, and Gilman, MS, LPC, were the featured speakers at the Chapter’s April 2013 Education Conference in Peoria.

    There is a $5 registration fee per person. To register, please call 800.272.3900. Attendees will receive a free caregiver's gift.

    The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter is a donor supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central Illinois. Its three office locations - Peoria, Quincy, and Dixon - provide educational and supportive services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers understand and deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. Disease, caregiver, and program information can be found on the agency website at alz.org/illinoiscentral.

    Beltone Hearing Center Joins the Chamber

    Beltone Hearing Center
    2508 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554
    (309) 346-5323
    www.beltone.com
    Laurie Chiou, Owner
    Tina Gleason, Office Manager
    Beltone's goal is simple: to bring you hearing so natural, listening is a pleasure again—wherever you go. We engineer comfort and ease into every style of hearing aid we make. And, thanks to Beltone's leading micro-processor technology, our hearing aids are feature-rich, yet super small.