Showing posts from October, 2022

Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Announces the 2022 Business & Community Recognition Awards Recipients

  Advanced Medical Transport AJR Brands Artistic Community Theater - Nona Buster (no photo) Ashers Bar & Grill (no photo) Bond Eye Associates CASA of the 10th Judicial Circuit CEFCU Center for Prevention of Abuse Hopedale Medical Complex Illinois Oil Marketing Equipment, INC. First Pekin Savings Bank Mashie's Pub & Eatery Mayor Mark Luft Pekin Animal Hospital Pekin Insurance Pekin Park District- The Miller Center Phil Craft Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Rustic Roots Cosmetology Studio The Greenhouse Flower Shoppe The HOPE Chest The Sweet Bean Coffee & Treats Touch of Glass UnityPoint Health Pekin Unland Insurance and Benefits   

Quarterly Business Breakfast Award Winners

Quarterly Business Breakfast Award Winners The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our Chamber Business Breakfast award recipients!  Sunshine Award  Ian Lott was presented with the Sunshine Award which recognizes a business, group, or individual going above and beyond, volunteering in the community. Ian has help to grow the local St. Jude Jeep Creep Committee.  Blue Ribbon Award   Roger Brotherton was presented with the Blue Ribbon Award which is given to a business or individual to recognize significant upgrades to their property. Roger has owned the Franklin School Building since 1996. Prior to his purchase, the historic building was nearing demolition. Since that time he has improved the building to top standards both inside and out.  Franklin School Building is now home to Brotherton Properties, which includes an incredible museum on the lower level. The museum has been toured by visitors from as far as Australia!  Deuce Development, owned by Tim and Janet Glass,

Cedarhurst of Pekin Celebrates a Centennial

    Cedarhurst of Pekin  Celebrates a Centennial Pekin, IL- Pekin celebrates another centennial this month with the 100th birthday of Dorothea of Cedarhurst Living. Dorothea was born on October 3, 1922. Friends from coast to coast gathered this month to celebrate the occasion, reminiscing on decades of memories with “Dot”.  Dot was born at home in Mason County in 1922. While spending 42 winters in Florida, Dot considers Central Illinois her home. At 19 years old she was prompted to take a civil service test, scoring high enough she was immediately whisked up to Chicago where she then met her husband Lawrence at a rooftop garden dance. They married in 1946, going to raise two boys: Gary and Wallace.  Friends remark Dot is an exceptional person. She worked for 35 years as the secretary to the Assistant Director of the National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research in Peoria, known locally as simply “the AG lab”. She also traveled extensively, noting her favorite destination


  GOVERNOR PRITZKER PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 15, 2022 MOVE OVER DAY IN ILLINOIS Press Release - Friday, October 14, 2022 Illinois State Police Reminds Drivers to Slow Down, Move Over - It's the Law CHICAGO  - The Illinois State Police (ISP) joins law enforcement agencies across the nation in the campaign to recognize October 15, 2022 as "Slow Down, Move Over Day." Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued a proclamation designating October 15, 2022 as Move Over Day in Illinois, which aligns Illinois' law designed to promote safe driving behavior and encourage motorists to move over for all vehicles stopped on the side of the roadway. "This ‘Slow Down, Move Over Day,' I am thinking about emergency responders, like Chicago Firefighter Lieutenant Scott Gillen, who lost their lives while saving others," said Governor JB Pritzker. "These deaths are as tragic as they are preventable. And this day—and every day—I remind the great people of Illinois to support our firs