Showing posts from September, 2021

Pekin Municipal Airport Receives Illinois General Aviation Airport of the Year Award

  Pekin Municipal Airport Receives Illinois General Aviation Airport of the Year Award   Illinois’ Division of Aeronautics recognizes airport manager Todd Dugan and the Pekin Municipal Airport for redevelopment improvements and overall contribution to Illinois airspace community.     Pekin, IL- This month Pekin Municipal Airport was recognized as the 2020 Illinois General Aviation Airport of the Year. The recognition came by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics. Criteria for the award is based on cooperation and coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation office, the airport’s safety record, service the airport provides to the local community, general maintenance of the facility and more.   Pekin Municipal Airport manager Todd Dugan and Director of IDOT Aeronautics Clayton Strambaugh. Located just south of Pekin city limits, the Pekin Municipal Airport serves the local business community as well as the General Aviation Comm

Reditus, PAL Health, Add to Growing Team

  REDITUS, PAL HEALTH, ADD TO GROWING TEAM  PEKIN – Reditus Laboratories and PAL Health Technologies again have added to their growing team.  Craig Bryant has been named accounting manager for both companies and Jake Ganze has been appointed as both companies’ strategic sourcing director.  Craig Bryant, Accounting Manager  Bryant is responsible for managing accounts payable and managing non-patient accounts receivable and is responsible for the monthly and yearly accounting close. He has 16 years of accounting experience: six years in manufacturing with Excel Foundry & Machine Inc., three years in medical with Hopedale Medical Complex and seven years in personal finance and banking, including with First Farmers State Bank. Bryant has a bachelor’s degree in financial accounting from Illinois State University.  Jake Ganze, sourcing director Ganze is responsible for the commercial management of suppliers, including supplier sourcing and relations, purchasing and receiving. He ha


                                                                                                                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2021 PEORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES RETURN TO CONCERT HALL WITH SYMPHONY TRIUMPHANT PEORIA, IL – The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce their return to the concert hall on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. In the first concert of the PSO’s 124 th Season, Symphony Triumphant , Mozart and Beethoven treat us to their happiest, charming, and most profound affirmations of life. P ianist Kevin Murphy , a leading figure in the classical vocal world, joins the PSO for this joyous evening. Regarding the season opening concert, Maestro George Stelluto comments: “The program is life affirming, celebratory, and thankful. Mozart’s Magic Flute playfully reminds us of humanity’s fairy-tale quest, often misguided

nuEra Announces Month-Long “Pre-Rolls for a Cause” Fundraising Initiative to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

  nuEra Announces Month-Long “Pre-Rolls for a Cause” Fundraising Initiative to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Illinois Breast Cancer Awareness Organization Selected to Benefit from Donation Program, nuEra launches "Pre-Rolls For a Cause", New Partnership with Illinois Women in Cannabis, and More   CHICAGO September 22nd -- nuEra , one of Illinois’ only vertically integrated cannabis companies wholly owned and operated within Illinois, today announced a month-long fundraising initiative in which proceeds will benefit Gilda’s Club of Chicago, a nonprofit that serves the needs of the women and families affected by breast cancer.   Throughout the month of October nuEra’s five dispensary locations will be donating $1 per unit sold of special edition cannabis flower pre-rolls and “Blazy Diamonds” infused pre-rolls. They are also donating net revenue from sales of a “show your support” pink nuEra logo pin. Proceeds will go to Gilda’s Club , whose services include suppor

Changes to Cullinan Properties' Leadership Team Help Forge a Path for Growth

  CHANGES TO CULLINAN PROPERTIES’ LEADERSHIP TEAM HELP FORGE A PATH FOR GROWTH   (Peoria, IL – September 28, 2021) – Cullinan Properties Ltd. is pleased to announce changes to its leadership team that will help usher in a new era of growth throughout its multiple asset classes across the U.S.  Kathleen Cullinan Brill has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations, and A. Michael “A.T.” Toroyan has joined Cullinan as Vice President and new Director of Real Estate.    Kathleen Cullinan Brill has successfully completed over 1,000,000 square feet of transactions with Cullinan Properties.  In her new role, Brill will be leading business development to further expand its medical portfolio, while retaining and growing key corporate and anchor relationships, as well as managing investor relations with Cullinan Properties Founder and Chairman, Diane Cullinan Oberhelman.  Brill will remain based in Cullinan’s Chicago office.   “Kathleen

Pekin Hosts Last Downtown Street Party Series of 2021

Pekin Hosts Last Downtown Street Party Series of 2021 Pekin wraps up summer street party series with music, food and local business vendors.   Pekin, IL- The City of Pekin hosts its final Downtown Street Party of the summer series this Saturday, September 25 th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Held in the 300 block of Court Street, this free, outdoor concert will feature family friendly entertainment and the popular local musician group: Matt Miller Band. The Downtown Street Party series has been held as recurring block parties in the historic downtown business district of Pekin. Each event features live, outdoor music with September 25 th showcasing Matt Miller Band. With a first album released in 2017, Matt Miller has played venues with big name artists such as Trace Adkins, Shooter Jennings, Cody Jinks and more. His singles “Good Times” and “The Drinkin’ Song” are played on Nash FM Cumulus Media radio stations worldwide. This is a free event, sponsored by the City of Pekin’s

Diabetes Workshop Offered at Hopedale Wellness Center

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         CONTACT : Courtney Long Phone: (309) 449-4500 Email: Media: None     Diabetes Workshop Offered at Hopedale Wellness Center     September 20, 2021   Hopedale, IL – Take the time to care for you or someone that is important to you with the Diabetes Workshop Series at the Hopedale Wellness Center.   This 4-week diabetes series will be taught by Hopedale Medical Complex Registered Dietitian, Amy Sammis.   Program participants will meet each Thursday from 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Hopedale Wellness Center beginning on October 21 with completion of the program on November 11, 2021.   This program is for those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, and for caregivers of persons with diabetes.   Participants will focus on maintaining active and fulfilling lifestyles that can be improved by utilizing problem solving and deci

CityLink Hosts Unveiling Event of Three New Proterra Battery-Electric Buses Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Darin LaHood and Rep. Cheri Bustos Among Speakers

CityLink Hosts Unveiling Event of Three New Proterra Battery-Electric Buses Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Darin LaHood and Rep. Cheri Bustos Among Speakers (Peoria, IL) -- The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) hosted an event on September 8, 2021 at their facilities located at 2105 NE Jefferson Avenue in Peoria to officially unveil its three new Proterra battery-electric buses. Several dignitaries attended the event, and remarks were made by CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Representative Darin LaHood, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, NRDC's (Natural Resources Defense Council) Selena Kyle on behalf of the Edwards settlement plaintiffs and community partners and Proterra founder Dale Hill. At the beginning of the event, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Proterra also hosted a unique ribbon cutting with one of the buses breaking a banner that served as the ribbon.  “Today began a new and exciting chapter in CityLink’s history. W

Pepsi Marigold Medallion has been found!

  When Carrie Smith and sister Stacey Hayes woke up the morning of Labor Day, they were hopeful. But, the women had no idea they would make history, with years of hard work sleuthing paying off. At 7:11 a.m., little more than an hour after Clue 7 released, the sisters made their discovery at Pekin’s Riverfront Park: the first year in 43 years the Pepsi Marigold Medallion was hidden at this location. Cluemeister Gary Gillis said he had never hidden the Pepsi Marigold Medallion in this area before because of a lack of landmarks that could mislead hunters. The area was essentially too unique. After seeing the Riverway Road sign just adjacent to the Spalshpad, the Cluemeister felt inspired. Key components directing hunters to the location included phrases such as a “panoply of sounds” and the stanza “Look for a 2006 winner of a Presidential Freedom award. Find two books of an historian’s work. You'll be in the thick of your reward.” Sisters Carrie and Stacey have been avid hunters