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Become a Partner

The mission of the Peoria Innovation Alliance is to share our region’s innovation history, promote our progress and vision for the future, and enable and empower the next round of innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups that call Greater Peoria home.

We’re seeking patrons to support this mission, and we welcome financial and in-kind contributions.


Partnership Levels:

  • Supporter = $250 or less

  • Friend = $250

  • Evangelist = $500

  • Partner = $1,000

  • Connector = $2,500

  • Builder = $5,000

  • Legacy = $10,000

  • Founder = $25,000

  • Visionary = $50,000+

  • In-Kind = Any Level


Financial contributions will be used as follows:

  • Operational costs to launch, build and grow the organization

  • Support educational, promotional and networking events

  • Fund pilot projects and early initiatives such as Smart City Peoria, OpenPeoria

  • Promote our positive stories through regional and national media outlets

Examples of in-kind contributions include:

  • Pro-bono professional services and counseling such as accounting, human resources, intellectual property & corporate law, mentoring, etc.

  • Hosting educational and networking events

  • Promotional products, local and national advertising, etc.

  • Donation of physical resources (office space, equipment, etc.)

Use the buttons below to submit your partnership through a secure and encrypted online Stripe transaction.

Become a Partner of PIA
*The Peoria Innovation Alliance NFP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.


Sponsor Level: Legacy

Reader Area Development, Inc. provides consulting services to downtowns, cities and economic development organizations. Let us help manage your downtown reinvestment strategy, provide entrepreneurial assistance, and customize your marketing efforts to effectively tell your story.

Learn more at: Reader Area Development


Sponsor Level: Builder

Jonathan LA Phillips handles intellectual property, business, and litigation needs for entrepreneurs, startups, and small and medium sized businesses locally and throughout the United States. His clients include tech startups, artists, manufacturing companies, and SaaS providers.

Learn more at: Jonathan LA Phillips, Attorney at Law


Sponsor Level: Connector

Matador Digital is a digital marketing and creative firm based in Peoria, Illinois's historic Warehouse District. We provide web design and development, search engine optimization (SEO), digital marketing management. You can find our happy clients in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Phoenix, LA, and along the big river in Peoria.

Learn more at: Matador Digital

Sponsor Level: Connector

"First Mid Bank & Trust is excited to partner with the Peoria Innovation Alliance, as this is yet another step in helping businesses grow and prosper in our community. We have been named the Central/Southern Illinois Community Lender of the Year for six consecutive years from 2014-2019 and are committed to supporting innovation, entrepreneurship, and startup activity throughout the Peoria community." - Jeremy Howard, SVP, Community Bank President

Learn more at: First Mid Bank

Individual Sponsors

Craig Nelson & Phillis Dewitt (Legacy)
Amy McLaren (Supporter)