Friends of Santa

The Friends of Santa was founded 24 years ago in answer to a need to help bring Christmas to children in the Unity School District. That first Christmas in 1986, Friends of Santa delivered gifts to 56 children. Last year, Christmas 2009, over 166 children, representing nearly 46 families, received Christmas gifts from Friends of Santa. In addition to new Christmas toys, we also provided clothes, coats, and shoes to many of the children.

Holiday Craftaganza 2010

Please come out to St. Joseph United Methodist Church in St. Joseph on Saturday November 13th 2010 – 9:00 a,m. – 2:00 p.m. to shop early for your Thanksgiving baking and Christmas gifts! Betsy’s Bake Shoppe will offer variety of sweets to purchase as well. The proceeds will go towards purchasing holiday meals and gifts for area needy families! There will be over a dozen vendors ranging from Tastefully Simple to Baby Bibs and Homemade Candles! Nut Meats are also available to purchase!

October General Meeting Update

C.I.A.A.  invites members and guests to enjoy an extended casual lunch to Meet the Candidates from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  during Oktoberfest. Come out to Stone Creek Country club to mingle with the candidates. Bring your questions.  CIAA is discounting your lunch to $6.00 per person. Please RSVP for OCtober 21st lunch before October 18th by calling Marita at 344-2222 or send her an e-mail

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Coldwell Banker - Devonshire Realty


Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty is multi-faceted real estate company offering Brokerage and Property Management. With offices in Champaign, Peoria, and Springfield, CBCDR offers property valuation, property disposition, and property acquisition services in Central Illinois. Matt Wavering specializes in multi-unit apartment properties with a focus on Central Illinois college campuses. CBCDR’s Property Management division offers maintenance, accounting, leasing, and asset management services with a focus on commercial properties and portfolios.

From the Pros - Optimal Customer Service


Congratulations on completing another turnover season with your best foot forward and given the best Customer Service possible… or have you?

Here are some tips to teach you to give optimal customer service to your current tenants and future prospective tenants. Be sure to check out the top 12 ways to show excelling customer service.

Speaker Spotlight - Rules for Lead Based Paint


September 16th 2010 General Meeting at Kennedy’s Restaurant

Speaker: Sam Churchill of Illinois Lead Program

Topic: $84,000?? Concerning Rules for Lead Base Paint – Who does this concern? Who should be certified? Come to this meeting to learn more and get answers to your questions. Bring a guest!

RSVP: September 13th 217-344-2222 or send Marita an e-mail @ Cost for meeting & luncheon is $13.00


Reinhart Grounds Maintenance


Reinhart Grounds Maintenance, Inc. (RGMI), has been meeting the needs of Central Illinois companies since 1986. Our full-service lawn and landscape maintenance company is represented by only the most professional, highly-trained employees who share our core values and vision. Our personal attention and high quality workmanship combined with the latest technology and techniques makes RGMI the most respected landscape management firms in the area.