Partnership Testimonials

"Tourism has impacted me in two main areas:  sharing my passion of hot glass blowing and keeping my business open.  Many people have never seen glass being blown & sculpted.  Through tours I am able to demonstrate and narrate the ancient medium of hand blown glass in the community I am from.  And with tours I am able to employ glass blowers to help educate & entertain tourist, run a gallery and even hire local caterers to provide meals for all that visit my studio."

Jeramie Draper
JDraper Glass

"The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau does a wonderful job representing the Peoria Area and is instrumental in bringing new business to Central IL.  The Par-A-Dice's sales department is not as large as some of the other area properties, therefore, the PACVB is truly an extension of our sales department."

Jodi Tarter
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino

“We feel it is very important to have a larger ad since much of our web traffic is generated by “

Carolyn Cotton
Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce

"Saw the new Peoria video, sweet! Love the, were not "this" and were not "that" but we "are" Peoria. Really comes off well and makes a great point. We look forward to blowing up these events to help bring more to add to these videos in the future."

Joe Bolen
Louisville Slugger Sports Complex

"On behalf of the College of Medicine, we would like to thank you for the gift baskets you guys provided us! We had a successful event with over 50 students and about 30 doctors, including a large group who took a bus from Rockford! The prizes were a great added touch that I think shows Peoria rolls out the red carpet to welcome our guests as well as to those students we hope to keep here as they train and eventually practice medicine. Again, thank you for your contributions!"

Dave Haney
Director of Strategic Communications
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

"Thank you so much for the Radio Advertisement, it brought so many people into our studio for Valentine’s day. You rock!"

Jacob Grant
Wheel Art Pottery Studio