Showing posts from January, 2019

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Opens February 2nd

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL THE BEST IN 2019! We reopen on Saturday February 2nd,for the 2019 year and we are excited to invite you to the vineyard! Even though it's cold outside we have fun and warmth in store for all. Check out the calendar below and come out and beat the winter blues with some winter REDS, WHITES, BLUSHES and FUN. Open February 2nd, Noon to 5pm in the Tasting room and 6-9pm for the first Trivia Game night of 2019 Hours February and March Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12pm to 5pm Come out for Trivia, Painting Class or a Murder Mystery dinner  and of course WINE!

Welcome To Our Newest Member

Cole Munge - Country Financial  602 S. Adams St.  Manito, IL 61546  309-968-7200 Website  Cole Munge , Owner Many people dream about how their lives will change in the years to come. There are some things that are a real possibility. Meet with Cole to talk about your present needs and future plans!

Keeping Local, Local

The City of Pekin has contracted with Retail Strategies, LLC to undertake and develop a retail attraction plan for Pekin. Part of the City’s contract with Retail Strategies includes access to some value-added resources. One of those is an opportunity below for a free webinar for local business owners and developers. Webinar - February 12th @ 10AM (CST): Keeping Local, Local with Angel Cicerone Keeping Local, Local: Energizing a downtown or emerging area starts with energizing locally-owned retail and restaurants! While the focus is generally on attracting national brands, it’s the local businesses that create vibrancy, a true sense of community – and sustainable success! This webinar will discuss best practices to attract and nurture local business to solidify the success in our downtown. Website Link: Registration Link:

Gateway Foundation: Know the Facts

This week marks National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week, when organizations work together to shatter myths of alcohol and drug use, especially for teens. What are some impacts of alcohol and drug misuse? Alcohol and drug use alter brain chemistry and change how the brain performs and interferes with a person’s ability to make choices. On average, 130 Americans die each day as a result of an opioid overdose. 80% of people who use heroin started by misusing prescription drugs. 88,000 deaths

3rd Annual Stand Up for Kiwanis


St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway


Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

TRIVIA GAME NIGHTS Saturday evenings 6:00-9pm Check-in & wine tasting 6-7pm Game starts at about 7pm February 2,9,23 March 2,9,23,30 Players match their wits in a strictly for fun game of trivia. It is $5 per person to play and the winning team players get weekly prizes. Teams can be a maximum of four players (less if you’re REALLY,REALLY SMART). We start playing at 7pm and usually end about 9pm. There are eight categories and a tie-breaking ninth when needed. Teams can bring their own foods and treats and we serve wine, beer, sodas and bottled water. Call Diane at 309-645-5054 to reserve a spot for your team or if you have questions. No trivia: February 16 and March 16 because of the Murder Mystery Dinners. No trivia on March 20th- Easter weekend.


Cullinan Properties, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Lochner as Vice President of Development. Lochner brings over 25 years of development, finance and operational experience to the Cullinan team. Based in Cullinan Properties’ St. Louis office, Lochner will lead development and municipal related activities for Streets of St. Charles, Lofts at Euclid and other upcoming projects in the St. Louis market and throughout the Cullinan portfolio.  "We are very excited to welcome Rob to our team," stat ed Christopher M. West, Chief Executive Officer for Cullinan Properties . "His wealth of experience in commercial real estate development will be a great asset to our organization as we continue to expand our mixed-use portfolio.” Lochner previously served as Vice President of Project Development for St. Louis based Koman Group. He was responsible for all development activities from concept to occupancy, including site selection, due diligence, acquisit

Bradley Turner Center Senior Consulting Capstone

Bradley Turner Center clients and Community Partners: There are more spots available for the Senior Consulting Capstone class for this Spring Semester. S ome students registered late for class, so there's room for more projects . There's still time to apply as long as we receive applications by Noon on Tuesday, January 29th . Any business of any size may apply. Don't miss out on this great opportunity - this program is provided at no charge . Graduating senior students in the Foster College of Business will be your business consultants to identify and solve your problems. Do you need assistance in creating: ·      a marketing strategy ·      a feasibility study ·      a strategic growth plan ·      or launching a new product or service The student teams work with local small and medium sized businesses to develop a strategic plan. This plan includes: ·