A Major Award

 By Julie House  and Jessica Tharp
 
If your mind doesn’t instantly envision a leg lamp, stop reading this article and go watch a Christmas Story. Yes. Right now.  Ah yes, how proud Ralphie’s father was when he received his major award. He was eager to display his indescribably beautiful lamp in the front window for all to see and salivate over.  It was never really clear why he received the major award, regardless his euphoric pride for the award is priceless.  My point? We all love to be recognized. When someone else recognizes that we have done something right, it’s a big deal.  Here in Central Illinois the Better Business Bureau (BBB) delivers a unique award; the only major award of its kind - an award to business for ethics and integrity. I’ll be honest, the award itself isn’t nearly as sexy as a ...READ MORE

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The Unknown Hero in the Heart of Illinois

by Julie House

 In a world of evolving technology and a maddening marketplace, appears a woman whom the disputes of many are resolved and the scams that prey on Central Illinois are prevented. One who ensures that malicious companies are exposed and people that attempt to bully a company into submission are called out. Protecting business and consumers; leading the way towards truth and transparency. Her identity is about to be  ...READ MORE

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A Book by its Cover

BEHIND THE SCENES
by Julie House

Lena Pearl Haig barley on the verge of turning twenty years old is finding her way in this ever so changing world is not someone you may believe you would normally read about in the ‘Behind the Scenes Article’, but she is exact ... READ MORE

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