MORTON – Jess Brown was on the fast track in California’s digital workplace but instead of staying in California and relocating to Silicon Valley, he and his family moved back to Greater Peoria.Read More
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.Read More
If you ask people the likelihood of riding in an autonomous vehicle, 70 percent say it will occur in the next 15 years.
That's a remarkable admission for a nation that prides itself on the so-called car culture, for a country that's made the drive-thru lane a way of life and still gets excited over road trips.Read More
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.Read More
PEORIA -- Lloyd "Trey" Bowles III has a message for those who want to establish Peoria as a technology hub: you can do it.
In fact, he delivered that message personally at a May 1 launch event and fundraiser in Peoria's Warehouse District announcing the formal arrival of the Peoria Innovation Alliance.Read More
PEORIA -- If you missed this month's edition of Software Executive, that's Pekin native Brandon Dewitt on the cover.
As the co-founder of Utah-based MX Engineering where he serves as chief technology officer, Dewitt helps lead a fast-growing digital firm that provides online services to banks and credit unions across the country.Read More
PEORIA -- One of the things that Anna Palmer remembers about growing up in Pekin was a fondness for garage sales. Finding something nice to wear at a reduced price is a concept that not only led to a flourishing startup but started Palmer on the road to entrepreneurial success.Read More