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6:33 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

IL Gov. candidate weighs-in on ADM headquarters

A newly merged Office Depot chose to locate its headquarters in Florida, instead of Illinois.  A Republican candidate for governor says Illinois needs to hurry if it doesn't want a similar fate with ADM.

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Business
6:01 am
Mon November 18, 2013

A look at Galesburg’s Sustainable Business Center

The newest tenant at Galesburg’s Sustainable Business Center is a coffee shop called Jerry’s Mojo.  However, the owner is only at the Center when he parks the shop at the end of the day.  IPR’s Scott Stuntz explains:

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Business
3:32 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down "Amazon Tax"

The Illinois Supreme Court today struck down the so-called "Amazon tax."  As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, the decision could pave the way for businesses to make more money online.

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Business
5:40 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

BEST Talks aim to help Peoria-area businesses

Area small and medium-sized businesses can hear free monthly presentations on ways to grow their outreach. Bradley University's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is partnering with a marketing company to offer the BEST Talk series.

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Education
1:42 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Regional educators, manufacturers talk job skills

More than 50 school and business officials from Central Illinois attended the annual Manufacturing Educator’s Day in Peoria.  Area manufacturers stressed the importance of graduating students with the skills to jump in the industry.  Lori Laredo is director of operations for East Peoria High School.  She says the school is keeping many vocational programs amid cutbacks in state funding:

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Business
4:37 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant

The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River.  That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish.  The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois.  Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line:

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Business
6:38 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

New business incubator launching in Peoria, with neighborhood focus

The former Blaine-Sumner building in Peoria will house Thrive Capital, the city's newest small business incubator.
Credit Alex Rusciano/Peoria Public Radio

A former school building on Peoria’s South Side is preparing to house a new kind of business incubator. Thrive Capital Partners is launching later this year out of the former Blaine-Sumner building. It’s also now connected to an international organization for business incubators. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the incubator’s other goal is to use local businesses to help revitalize struggling neighborhoods: 

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Business
3:19 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

United Way kicks-off 2013 campaign

The Heart of Illinois United Way kicked-off its annual fundraising campaign.  Hundreds of people turned out for the breakfast at the Peoria Civic Center. The event comes as United Way's partner agencies lost more than 12-million-dollars in state and federal cuts since 2011. Vicki Stewart and her husband Doug are this year's co-chairs for the fundraising effort.  Stewart says the area businesses and community groups raised more than $1 million-dollars for the pre-campaign:

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Business
7:21 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

MC Sports to open store in East Peoria

A MidWest-based sporting goods company is opening a store in East Peoria. MC Sports is opening a 22,000 square-foot store in the former Shopko building on Main Street. It’s the first business in that location since 2007 when Shopko closed.  The location sits next to East Peoria’s new downtown Levee District that includes CostCo and Target. MC Sports runs more than 70 stores in seven states throughout the MidWest.

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Business
7:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Israeli Chamber of Commerce president visits Peoria

Israel wants to buy more products from the United States and fewer products from Europe.  That’s the message from members of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce during a stop at the Peoria chamber for a roundtable with local businesses.  Dan Carmely is with the Israeli Chamber.  He says Europe‘s gloomy economic outlook isn’t reliable enough:

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