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Turner: Women in Business Leadership Award

Christell Frausto looks at Peoria and sees potential for greatness. If you try to warn her about the city’s problems,...

Incubating baby businesses

By many accounts, small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy. Yet despite that distinction, many entrepreneurs run into...
Doug Oberhelman, board chairman of the Gilmore Foundation

Choose Greater Peoria

Peoria is putting out the word: Won’t you be my neighbor?In May, Peoria business leaders launched a $1.6 million effort...
Annette and Brian Ford are the vice president and president , respectively, of Facet Technologies

Turner: Small Business of the Year

Like many small business owners, there came a day when Brian and Annette Ford of Facet Technologies, Inc. almost lost...

Turner: Rural Business of the Year

Plants aren’t the only thing growing at Evergreen Farm Brewing.By more than 20%, sales in 2022 exceeded projections at the...
Products made with Natural Fiber Welding fiber

Turner: New Exporter of the Year

For Natural Fiber Welding, exporting has never been a question of “if” but “when.”That future is now, as NFW —...
David Demirjian, Ph.D. President of Midwest Bioprocessing Center

Turner: Innovation of the Year

A smile spreads across Dave Demirjian’s face when asked why a Chicago-area businessman would start up a bioprocessing technology company...

Turner: Exporter of the Year

You don’t have to be a big company to do business overseas. That’s been the message from the International Trade...
Kathleen Kelly is president and founder of Lifting Up

Turner: Small Business Advocate of the Year

When Kathleen Kelly decided to establish her own small business, her biggest hurdle was getting the right information for what...
Amy Whiting-McCoy is executive director of the Pekin Chamber of Commerce

Turner: Community Partner of the Year

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce practices what it preaches. Named the 2023 Community Partner of the Year by Bradley...
Matt Whitehall cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of GoodJava, a software company that won the Turner Center’s 2023 Startup of the Year

Turner: Startup of the Year

GoodJava Inc. opened in Morton on June 1. But there’s no sign for the company on the front door of...
(L to R), LeAntwone Davis Sr., LeAntwone Davis Jr., Ron E. Davis, Terry A. Davis

Turner: Government Contractor of the Year

Catching up with LeAntwone Davis is no easy matter. On any given day, the owner-president of Davis & Davis General...

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