Tuesday, February 25, 2020

4th Annual Eggstravaganza at Hopedale Wellness Center

Hopedale Wellness Center is hosting the 4th Annual Eggstravaganza. Children are invited to splish and splash during a unique Easter egg hunt in the pool on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. Our junior Olympic size lap pool will be full of prize-filled eggs. Every child will go home with the prizes they collect as well as an Easter goody bag.
Be sure to bring a basket or pail to collect eggs. The first wave of swimmers will be children age 3-6 from 5:30pm - 6:15pm, and a parent or guardian must accompany these children in the pool. Children age 7-10 will compete in the second hunt from 6:15pm - 7:00pm. Cost is only $10 per child. Register in person or by calling the Hopedale Wellness Center at (309) 449-4500 by April 1st . Register early because space is limited.
The Hopedale Wellness Center aquatics area features a 25-yard junior Olympic pool with lap lanes, a warm-water therapy pool, and a large spa. The pool is located within the 34,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Hopedale Wellness Center in Hopedale, IL.

Spring 2020 Craft & Vendor Fair

                The Spring 2020 Vendor Fair is returning to the Hopedale Wellness Center. Come shop and celebrate small local businesses at the vendor fair on April 25th from 9am-12pm. The fair contains a variety of booths as no two vendors sell identical products. There will also be a raffle for a 1 Month Household Membership for the Wellness Center! The market will be open, rain or shine, and is located inside the Hopedale Wellness Center at 222 NW Grove Street Hopedale, IL.
                The vendor fair is free to attend. To register as a vendor, call (309) 449-4500 by April 14th. Booth rental is $15.00 for a 10x10 booth with a maximum of 2 spaces per vendor. For more information on local events hosted by Hopedale Wellness Center visit www.hopedalewc.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hopedalewellnesscenter.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Bill Fleming's Retirement Open House

Pekin Business Showcase

2020 R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy Week 7

Leadership Academy had a busy week seven. The week started out with a trip to Pekin Community High School. Dr. Danielle Owens (District 303) explained all the opportunities PCHS has to offer not only their students but our community. Dr. Bill Link (District 108) spoke about the educational opportunities that begin as young as preschool in the 108 district. After hearing the speakers Vice Principal Joel Schmieg led a tour of District 303's CTE area. Participants were able to see the various work areas that students are able to acquire hands on training for future careers.

Day 12 Pictures Here

The week concluded at the 182nd Peoria Air National Guard. This was a joint tour with the Peoria Leadership Academy. Col. McDonough spoke about the importance of the Air National Guard to the community, as well as the support they lend throughout all branches of the military. Everyone then moved to the main hangar to explore the C-130 cargo plane, weapons, plane simulator and many other support supplies. This tour is always a group favorite.

Day 13 Pictures Here

R. David Tebben Leadership Academy Graduation Banquet

Census 2020

The 2020 Census has already begun in remote Alaska, but for everyone else the count begins in less than a month. The Census Bureau will start mailing information to households on March 12, and companies can have a tremendous impact by encouraging their employees, customers and the general public to complete their census questionnaires early (in March and April). For households who do not complete their questionnaire themselves, the Census Bureau will start knocking on doors to collect information in May. 

Companies do not need to do this work alone or start from scratch. Below are examples of how companies are supporting the census and materials to help businesses contribute. Want more help? Reach out to jnaylor@readynation.org

How Business is Supporting the 2020 Census:

2020 Census Business Resources: 

Sample 2020 Census Questionnaire

Want to see the 2020 Census questionnaire? The Census Bureau has released a sample form.

United Way Worldwide (UWW) launches Census Text to Pledge campaign

UWW has launched an initiative to deliver the general public with census information right to their phone. Find out more here or reach out to your local United Way or 211 provider about how your community can participate.

Business in the News

·     NASCAR, U.S. Census Bureau announce official partnership, NASCAR Press Release, Feb. 12, 2020
·     Illinoisans, please help the census, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 9, 2020
·     2020 Census Means Everything to Your Community, Realtor Magazine, Oct. 2019


Do you have any questions about this newsletter, the 2020 Census, or how we can help with business engagement? Contact Jeff Connor-Naylor at jnaylor@readynation.org

Peoria St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

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Open house weekends:
March 14 – April 19
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: noon – 5 p.m.
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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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