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FEBRUARY JOINT MEETING
Gabrielle Balzell, Guest Speaker18
Biography of Gabrielle Balzell
Associate Editor Central Illinois Business Publishers August 2012 – December 2013 (1 year 5 months) Peoria, Illinois Area •Authored over thirty art- and business-oriented articles monthly and wrote news bulletins, calendar items and other creative content for three print publications--InterBusiness Issues, art & society, and Peoria Progress--and the Web •Interviewed local business professionals, artists, and other community members and researched a wide range of article topics •Photographed community events and article subjects to complement magazine and Web content •Edited written content from external contributors and internal staff •Supervised and mentor editorial interns and assistants •Brainstormed compelling story ideas and innovative layout designs •Coordinated nominations, served as liaison, and assisted in planning and event execution for CIBP’s annual 40 Leaders Under Forty awards. Presentation Topic Gabriella heard about a local unit that was raised by Caterpillar Tractor Company during WWII. With the help of her father did an in depth research and then authored an article on the 497th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Group that served in the CBI, helping to build the Burma Road. She will give us an interesting and enlightening report of this local Caterpillar Unit.