Business http://peoriapublicradio.org en Running Central opens in Peoria’s Warehouse District http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/running-central-opens-peoria-s-warehouse-district <div>A well-known retail business opened its doors in Peoria’s Warehouse District Tuesday. Running Central re-located from its Peoria Heights location to 311 Water Street. &nbsp;The specialty running store originally opened on Main Street in Peoria six years ago, but moved to Peoria Heights in 2011 to expand. &nbsp;Owner Adam White says the downtown location is ideal for the business:</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:18:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26491 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Running Central opens in Peoria’s Warehouse District Bruce Rauner has plans for Illinois business policy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bruce-rauner-has-plans-illinois-business-policy <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest plan from Republican nominee for governor Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he wants to "end unfair deals and tax breaks for big corporations."</span></p><div> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:13:52 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 25501 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bruce Rauner has plans for Illinois business policy USDA announces expanded business funding in Pekin http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/usda-announces-expanded-business-funding-pekin <div>Pekin now qualifies for new USDA rural development loans and grant funding. A change in the farm bill allows larger populations cities like Pekin to apply. Dwight Reynolds is with the USDA. He says the funding can help cities, business owners, and individuals get better loan terms and lower interest rates:</div><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:54:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24858 at http://peoriapublicradio.org USDA announces expanded business funding in Pekin Cat consolidating plants, affecting 170 IL workers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cat-consolidating-plants-affecting-170-il-workers <p>170 Caterpillar employees are losing their jobs as the company consolidates four plants into one. Cat says its consolidating two plants in Sterling and one in Dixon into its facility in Menominee, Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:33:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24531 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cat consolidating plants, affecting 170 IL workers Washington business owners impacted by roadwork project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-business-owners-impacted-roadwork-project <div>Area business owners in Washington want residents to use traffic detours as part of Business Route 24 remains closed. &nbsp;They say the repair of pavement damage at a railroad viaduct has turned people away from eating and shopping in the area. &nbsp;Jim Linsley owns Lindy’s downtown Market near the city square. He says his customer count was down 320 people last week:</div><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:06:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24176 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington business owners impacted by roadwork project Main/University intersection open for business in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mainuniversity-intersection-open-business-peoria <div>Peoria’s Main and University intersection officially opened Monday after months of construction and improvements. The $2.6 million project includes pedestrian-friendly bumpouts, raised pavement to slow traffic, and three lanes on Main and University for several blocks. &nbsp;Peoria City Engineer Scott Reeise says the short construction timeline was an aggressive pace:</div><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:40:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23199 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Main/University intersection open for business in Peoria FedEx moving airport operations out of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fedex-moving-airport-operations-out-peoria <p>FedEx is terminating its operations from the Peoria International Airport. The company is reportedly moving its operations to the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. FedEx business is just under half of total air cargo flights out of the Peoria airport. &nbsp;Airport Director Gene Olson says FedEx is moving to make their operations more efficient. The Peoria Airport Authority is working to find a replacement service to occupy the FedEx space at the airport. It’s unclear when FedEx will move its cargo plane services to Bloomington.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:21:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23084 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FedEx moving airport operations out of Peoria Galesburg lands Calif. manufacturing company http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/galesburg-lands-calif-manufacturing-company <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A California company has re-located to Galesburg. Pegasus Manufacturing plans to hire 17 people initially, and eventually have up to 30 employees. Director of Operations, Ray Whitehead, says Pegasus makes precision parts for a range of industries and companies, including the </span>BNSF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Railroad, Apple Computer, and Harley Davidson.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:32:39 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 23022 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Galesburg lands Calif. manufacturing company Quinn, Rauner make their case with business leaders http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-rauner-make-their-case-business-leaders <div>The two men dueling to be Illinois' next governor tried Wednesday to win over business leaders with their plans for the state's finances. They both made appearances before a joint meeting of Illinois' retailers and manufacturers, in Springfield. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:45:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22972 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn, Rauner make their case with business leaders Woodruff students launch t-shirt business http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/woodruff-students-launch-t-shirt-business <div>Some students at Woodruff Career and Technical Center are learning what it takes to run their own business thanks to community donations. The school was able to purchase a new t-shirt press along with a printer and ink with 15-hundred dollars in private donations. 10 students within Woodruff’s Contemporary Classroom used the press to make two different t-shirt orders for other District 150 Schools. Woodruff teachers involved students from the art, business and science departments for the project.</div><div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:26:07 +0000 Denise Molina 22537 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Woodruff students launch t-shirt business