One World Catering and Café

by Bill More

What a delight to sit down once again with Sam Eid, age 49,  owner of One World Catering and Café at Main and University in Peoria. Sam and his brother are full owners and they have been providing unique, varied, and different dishes at this spot since 1993 --- and they have location, location, location. They bought out the previous owner for about... READ MORE

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Stephanie Bernardi Brott

by Bill More

I had the great good pleasure to speak with Stephanie Bernardi Brott to interview her regarding food trends in Central Illinois. Stephanie is now 42 and has been in the food business nearly all her life. She and her family own Mona’s and Capponi’s restaurants in Toluca, Illinois, for decades, and the Bernardi’s restaurants in... READ MORE

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Powerful Business Strategies for 2013 to Ensure Success

by Tammy Finch

Here I am spending yet, another Winter in East Peoria I

L.  My plan about 10 years ago was to spend my Winters someplace warm, building websites from my beach house.  I would come back to Peoria to visit family during the Summer months and leave with the birds at the first sign of frost.  But here I am with a space heater at my feet writing from my home office in Illinois with snow on the ground outside.  Sometimes business strategies just need to be pushed back a year or two or reorganized. Regardless of what your plans are, setting goals is very important for any business. READ MORE

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