Sixty-Five chamber members and guests enjoyed a great time at the Avanti's Dome for the October Puttin' on Pekin breakfast. Daryl Dagit won the early prize: $5 donated by Debbie Fornoff Interior Design and Draperies. It was presented to him by the breakfast emcee, Drew Lockwood from PNC Bank. State Representative Mike Unes presented the chamber with a certificate of recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives for the chamber's 125th anniversary. Tom and Dori West, owners of West Dublin Pub received a Blue Ribbon Award for their work on their property at 507 Court Street. The award was presented by Manda Brown from Perfectly Planned Events. Jake Ista and Sue Nolan from Jake's Place received the Sunshine Award in recognition of the work they do with veterans, including free haircuts for veterans. The award was presented by Debbie Fornoff. Pekin Police Chief John Dossey was the breakfast speaker. He spoke about Pekin's crime rate, K-9 program, and the work done by the Pekin Police Foundation. You can see more pictures from this event at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dVBfcxFZJ2QDpThX7
Goodwill of Central Illinois will hold the 5th Annual Recycle Your Style Contest. High school students within Goodwill’s territory are encouraged to donate their used clothing. The high school that donates the most pounds of clothing will win a SMART Board donated by Bradfield’s Computer Supply. The contest runs from October 1st through October 31st. “This has been a very successful campaign for us,” said Bob Parkhurst, Goodwill Vice President. “We are grateful for Bradfield’s Computer Supply’s donation of a SMART Board each year. That prize really heats up the competition among the high schools.” Donations of items other than clothing are encouraged, but only clothing will count toward the contest. Only high schools are eligible, but others can participate including teachers, family and school supporters. Donors need to tell the Goodwill donation attendant which high school they are supporting for their donation to be counted. Donations can be made at any of Goodwill’s nine stores o
The Pekin Women's Leadership Network empowers women to become effective leaders by providing essential skills and strategies for professional and personal growth. A variety of carefully tailored programs are designed to support women in all phases of their careers. Why is this program needed? Although women have made great strides in achieving equality, a leadership gap continues. In 2013, 20 women serve in the Senate, and only 78 women serve in the House of Representative. Overall, women hold 98, or 18.3% of the 525 seats in the 113th U.S congress. Locally, the statistics are even worse, with only 1 woman serving on the Pekin City Council. The business world does not fare much better, with only 22 women CEO's in the Fortune 500. Our focus is on helping young women develop the skills and abilities necessary to succeed and flourish in their chosen career paths. Sessions scheduled for the 2013-2014 series include: November 1st - Women in Politics - Rep. Cheri Busto
January 29, 2010 Methodist Medical Center is hosting a free “Coffee with the Doctor” on Saturday February 27, 2010 in observance of National Heart Month. Tahir Ilahi, M.D. of the Methodist Medical Group Cardiology will be making a presentation on “Cholesterol and Your Heart”. Registered Dietician Hannah Lee will also be on hand to demonstrate heart healthy meal preparation. “Coffee with the Doctor” will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Methodist Medical Group Cardiology Conference Room at 112 NE. Crescent Ave in Peoria. The event is free but space is limited. Reserve your seat by calling 671-5121.