Episode 54: Open for business: Talking tourism in central Illinois

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An interview with Don Welch, the president and CEO of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

We introduce the show's topic, the tourism and convention business in the Peoria region and introduce the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's new CEO, Don Welch. We discuss the need for the bureau's services, the excitement building over new developments sure to draw tourist, and the controversy surrounding funding for the organization. Also included is Kevin Kizer's literary segment. This week he has another segment of Kevin Reads Stuff So You Don't Have To.