Member Name and Business Other

Alice Anthony

Aleece`s Pita Chips

Phone: (309) 699-8859
Email: [email protected]
308 Illini Dr

East Peoria, IL  61611-1825

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Betsy Bladel

Common Place

Phone: 309-657-5976
Email: [email protected]
463 East High Point Road

Peoria, IL  61614

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Advise for Adult Literacy, GED, Jobs for Life ad fundraising/programs.

 

Education:

2007-09 Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership - Eureka College & 1975-2001 AAS, Library Technical Assistant - ICC

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Junior League of Peoria, Board of Directors Sustainer Advisor, P.E.O. Chapter FQ, OSF women's Advisory Board - president, Women in Leadership - President Elect, Conference Committee, Community Foundation Women's Fund - Development Committee, Richwoods High School Alumni Committee -Class of 1972

Awards and Recognition:

25 Women in Leadership (2005); Those Who Excel in Education - State of Illinois (2005); Sustainer of the Year - Jr. League of Peoria (2010); Above and Beyond - Jr. League; Community Leader of the Year - WIL (2013)

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Reading and container gardening

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Kellie Branch-Dircks

Kellie E. Branch-Dircks, LLC

Phone: (309) 696-7184
Email: [email protected]
420 Walnut St

Pekin, IL  61554-4550

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Mental Health and Professional Education

 

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Membership Programs

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homeschooling her three boys, hanging out with her wonderful husband, cooking, and exercise. And coffee... copious amounts of coffee.

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Emily Britton-Arnold

Emily's Authentic Solutions

Phone: (309) 717-9140
Email: [email protected]
301 Carolina St

Washington, IL  61571-1804

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Hi! I'm Emily! I'm a wife, mom, and business owner. I keep busy by homeschooling my 3 boys, running Emily's Authentic Solutions and Mio Creativo, speaking at engagements, working on my book, and napping occasionally. It is my joy to help and witness people grow in whatever capacity they are seeking. In both of my businesses, I create space for business owners to grow to the next step. If you ever need help or just want to grab a cup of coffee, I'm your gal. :)

My Philosophy

1. Keep priorities straight. You get to decide what they are, but keep them in line.

2. Give your all and keep the grit.

3. You are more capable than you can even imagine.

4. You are blessed more than you realize.

5. Things change and that's a good thing.

 

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BS Psychology; Religion

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I love to run barefoot, read, and cook.

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I am married to my wonderful husband, Lyle, and we have 3 boys. Paul is 15, Christopher is 11, and Jacob is 5.

Diane Broe

First United Methodist Church

Phone: 309-251-6038
Email: [email protected]


, IL 

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Non-profit organization and NAWBO Affiliate.

 

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B.A. in Management

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First United Methodist Church & Pets for Seniors

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Reading, Hiking, Bicycling, Swimming

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Tim and Bekah Broe (son, wife); Jason Broe (son)

Gin Burwitz

European Wax Center-Bloomington

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329 Pocono Avenue

Morton, IL  61550

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European Wax Center is a major chain of hair removal salons that offer waxing services as well as products in the skincare, body and brow categories. Reveal your most radiant skin at European Wax Center where our waxing services and experts will have you walking in and strutting out!

 

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Volunteering in MANY Community Events & Charities, Crossfit, Running, Rotary & Peoria Art Guild Members.

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Married over 12 years to my better half Jim Burwitz. No kids but 8 amazing Nieces and Nephews between the 2 of us!

Vickie Clark

Waddell & Reed

Phone: (309) 467-4200
Email: [email protected]
1928 S Main St
Ste A
Eureka, IL  61530

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MBA, Bradley University

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Athena Award, 25 Women in Leadership, Forty Under Forty, Friend of the Hospitality Industry.

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Joyce Day

Grow Your Green Lifestyle

Phone: (309) 642-7709
Email: [email protected]
15 Alexander Ln

Bartonville, IL  61607-1860

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I am originally from the Peoria area but moved out west after high school to pursue my first degree and see the world. I love the outdoors and lived in Wyoming for 8 years. I explored all sorts of fun activiites there including horseback riding, rugby, hiking, backpacking, winter camping, summer camping, broomball, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, and more. I moved back to the Midwest in 2006 to pursue my Master's Degree at ISU. I started dating my husband during that time (though we had known each other since high school). I graduated in 2008 and was very fortunate to find work as a hydrogeologist right here in Peoria, IL (a total miracle). My husband and I were married in 2010. Ella joined our family in 2012. 

I was planning on stay a hydrogeologist forever but by the time Ella was 18 months old I knew I would need to change my career.  Working many hours and carryin the stress of a full-time corporate job did not blend well with the type of mother I wanted to be. It was that realization that led me into the world of entrepreneurship. I launched my first business with essential oils in 2014. A year later I left my corporate job. I have grown my business beyond just oils and now have plans to travel and speak about wellness in businesses and local venues. I'm also working on my first book. My particular passion is helping women find a path to wellness that works for them in spite of their very full schedules. 

I sacrificed my health for many years because I felt I was "too busy" to take up the utimate eating plan or exercise program. Those were the only 2 ways I knew of to "get healthy". But in 2015 I found myself in a health crisis due to the many years of pushing myself to the limit. Since then I have dsicovered there are many ways to care for my body that help me feel my best right now. And it was those wellness practices that have helped me recover my health and to heal faster from 2 accidents that occured in 2019 (severely broken leg in a skiing accident and a car accident). I am on a mission to share these wellness practices with other women so that we can all feel confident about getting older and feeling our best right now and in the years to come.

 

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B.S. Geology/Environment & Natural Resources 2003. M.S. Hydrogeology 2008.

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Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Walking, Dancing, Learning, Writing, Speaking, and hanging with my family :)

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Mom to 3 kids (Serenity, 21; Chase, 19; and Ella, 7.

Jane DeBolt

Corporate Partner - Busey Bank

Phone: 309-495-4340
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2119 SW Adams Street

Peoria, IL  61602

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Pat Drake

Fidelity on Call Ltd.

Phone: (309) 691-1500 ext. 202
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9006 N Industrial Rd

Peoria, IL  61615-1512

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Paxton Community High School; Peoria Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School 1984

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Central Illinois NAWBO has been very good to me when it comes to recognition. I received the first annual Pioneer Award in 2000 and again in 2005; was the Unsung Hero in 2004 and again in 2013; and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. In 2017, they recognized me with the Bridge Builder award. Also was recognized as 2003 Business Woman of the Year from the NRCC Business Advisory Council; finalist for 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. In 2017, CI NAWBO nominated me and I received the Athena International Leadership Award. And I am one of 100 National Lifetime Members for National NAWBO; 2016 International Athena Leadership Award Recipient In 2019, I was selected as one of the Top 10 Women Business Owners by National NAWBO. I also received the 25 Women in Leadership Award sponsored by the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and WEEK.

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I love brain games. I also like to walk, 4 wheel and do virtually any kind of physical activity. As my friends from NAWBO know, I don't like to sit much!

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Widowed - Richard; Son, David (Fraughter, Julie); Grandson, Collin; Granddaughter, Gabrielle.