Event Spotlight: Greater Peoria Food Innovation Meetup

PEORIA – The idea of making Peoria a food hub was placed on the table for public consumption last week (July 31).

A food innovation meetup, sponsored by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and the newly-formed Peoria Innovation Alliance, drew some 40 people to the Sous Chef market in the city’s Warehouse District.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Reuben Cummings

PEORIA -- If there's a poster child for the technology movement for the Peoria area, it may be Reuben Cummings.

An African American who grew up on Peoria's South Side (his mother, Yvette Cummings, still lives on Starr Street) left central Illinois to get his education at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, he stayed in Boston to refine his computer skills before deciding to see the world.

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