By targeting lower-level employees, scammers can gain
general access to a business's inner workings. These attacks on
management are sometimes called whaling, in reference to the “big fish”
targets. The goal is to steal sensitive information such as financial
data or personal details about employees. Whaling attacks specifically
target senior management who have complete access to sensitive data.
Podcasts: Captain Cookie – Saving The World With Cookies
Kirk Francis, Co-Owner of Captain Cookie and the Milkman, stops by
the Better Series podcast to remind us that childhood dreams do come
true. Listen in to hear Kirk share how he is reaching his customers in more
ways than one, all while changing the world one cookie at a time. Play it here.
We have been busy this last month at the Peoria Chamber
Expo, business before and after hours, Springfield Speed Networking,
Jessica spoke with Business students at WIU and Kiwanis snack packing
for Harrison Schools. We also have a new team!
Join us at the upcoming East Peoria Business Expo on
October 4th. It is Oktoberfest themed and we are going to have some
fantastic surprised. Send us invites to all of your events!
Secure your Identity and keep your information safe with a
secure Shred Day on October 6th. This is a free event where we work with
AAA Certified Confidential Security Corp to provide you shredding services.
Click the link above for more information.
Terminations Charity Connection
On August 22, 2018 BBB Board of Directors voted to terminate
BBB Accreditation for failure to uphold BBB's Code of Business Practices
for the following companies:
Apex Roofing of Creve Coeur IL-
Terminated for failure to adhere to standards for advertising and selling
Meyer and Sons Plumbing of Morton IL-
Terminated for failure to fulfill contracts signed and agreements reached.
Did you know we can verify your favorite charity? The BBB Wise
Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to
assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public
confidence in charitable organizations. Click here for more information.
Dream Center in Peoria has Love Peoria on October 23rd coming up!
Amazon Announces Fulfillment Center in North Pekin Amazon purchases 100,000 warehouse in North Pekin with plans to open distribution center in 2022. Pekin, IL- Amazon Prime deliveries will be arriving a little bit faster for Pekin area residents. Web-based retail and delivery giant Amazon plans to take over a 100,000-square-foot warehouse at 1961 Edgewater Drive in North Pekin. The business will be a "fulfillment center," and Amazon plans to open next year, according to a press release from the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. GPEDC CEO Chris Setti said the plans have been in the works for a couple years, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused some delays. "As they continue to build their network of delivery and fulfillment center, they had identified the Greater Peoria area as a place where they needed a center," Setti said. "(It's) kind of their last-mile delivery program." Final jobs numbers have yet to be finalized, but similar fulfillment
Exactly How Many Spudnuts Does Tadough’s Make a Day? Feat: Tadough's Kitchen Managers Scott and Kevin Pekin, IL - By now you’ve seen the re-branding of our beloved Pekin classic: the spudnut. Taking place last March, the rebranding to “Tadough’s” sparked some big questions about Central Illinois’ favorite potato flour-based donut and the future of its legendary legacy. Here’s when Jacqueline and Rick enter the spudnut story. Last March Jacqueline saw opportunity when she heard the business was up for sale. An original Pekinite, Jacqueline and her father Rick are committed to maintaining the Pekin icon and want to bring a long-standing household name into the next generation of business development. “We’ve more than doubled our production of donuts made daily,” says Jacqueline . While the business has historically been known to sell out as early as 6:00 and 7:00 a.m., Jacqueline and Rick aim to keep doors open until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Rick,
Ever Dream of Opening a Bar? A #PekinRestaurantWeek Special Feature Pekin, IL- Chris, Eric, and Ryan didn’t. But a plot twist to a dream dating back over 14 years ago helped a vision become a reality in 2021: The Bunker Indoor Golf Lounge. What is an “indoor golf lounge” exactly? The Bunker hosts indoor, large-scale golf simulators: a big city offering in our Midwestern, small town of Pekin. Oh, and there’s a full-service bar to boot. “We’re really lucky to have great golf courses in Pekin, and now we can enjoy indoor golf too,” says part-owner Eric. Eric lays out the history of the idea and explains he has wanted to open a golf simulator hang-out spot for over a decade, but the technology- and price- just wasn’t there yet. Eric continues, “I toured a lot of simulators in the Chicago area and then was waiting for the right opportunity.” Eric and business partner Chris checked out many property locations over the years, including the old dance and tumbling building on