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Our customers are our neighbors.

A smile, a handshake, a helping hand. At Busey, we're committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. Supporting our neighbors leads to vibrant, thriving communities—the places we're proud to call home.

Check out the Busey sponsored or hosted events and activities in your community or see where the Pillar Club is headed! Click on your market for a list of events in your area, then click the event name for additional details on any that interest you. We hope to see you soon!

Events & Seminars

Saturday, September 23

Time: 12  – 2 p.m.
Location: Busey, 128 E. Holden, Tolono, IL
Fees: Free

Tackle the clutter by bringing your old, unneeded documents to be shredded with our vendor, COPS, to securely dispose of documents containing your personal information. For security reasons, customers must remain with their personal materials until shredded.

Tuesday, October 3

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Busey, 1490 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL
Fees: Free

In tough economic times, why advertise? According to a recent study, firms that advertised during a downturn increased in value and got more marketing bang for their buck. Today you have an incredible opportunity to increase sales and build market share by following these 10 tips for advertising your business.

Seating is limited and lunch will be served. Reserve your seat at busey.com/registration. For additional information, contact Emerson Schoonover at emerson.schoonover@busey.com.

Saturday, October 21

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Busey, 14803 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL
Fees: Free

Tackle the clutter by bringing your old, unneeded documents to be shredded with our vendor, Secure Shredding, to securely dispose of documents containing your personal information. For security reasons, customers must remain with their personal materials until shredded.

Sunday, September 24

Time: 7 – 9 a.m. (40 and 62 mile rides) and 7 – 10 a.m. (20 mile ride)
Location: Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL
Fees: Registration before September 7, $25 per person; Registration after September 7, $30 per person

Busey is proud to sponsor the Macon County Conservation Foundation with their annual fall fundraising event, Prairie Pedal. All proceeds support the conservation of natural areas and wildlife diversity in Macon County, Illinois. Enjoy the 62 mile, 40 mile or 20 mile ride through quiet country roads and have a chance to discover the vibrant prairie grasses, wildflowers and diverse wildlife as we ride for natural area restoration! Register online or in person on the day of the event.

For more information and to register, go to http://www.active.com/decatur-il/cycling/prairie-pedal-2017.

Thursday, October 5

Time: 7 – 9 a.m.
Location: Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 4191 US 36 W., Decatur, IL

The Community Leaders Breakfast is excited to welcome Keynote Speaker, Steve Ford. The son of former President Gerald Ford, Steve shares some fascinating stories "inside the White House."

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 217.421.7905.

Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8

Time: 5 p.m. Friday Kickoff; 10 a.m. Saturday Parade; 11 a.m. Children’s Area opens
Location: Main Street, Shelbyville, IL
Fees: Free

Busey is proud to support the 21st Annual Scarecrow Daze Festival. This event is for people of all ages. Festivities kick off on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Visitor Center with Binga and the Forest Parker Band. Family fun continues Saturday with food and craft vendors, a parade at 10 a.m. and children’s area from 11 a.m – 3 p.m. For more information, call 217.774.2221.

The Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest begins as colorful balloons take to the air Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings at dawn, and balloon glow Saturday night. For more information, call Kevin at 217.774.3986.

Friday, October 20

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Location: Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie Ave., Decatur, IL
Fees: $75 per person

Support the Governor Oglesby Mansion and indulge in a delicious meal during this annual dinner fundraiser. You will enjoy a five-course meal with both a beer and wine accompaniment for each course. Each guest votes for the better pairing at the end of each course. Charlie McGorray and Kevin Graham will be returning as the beer and wine experts, and J. C. Fultz will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Barb Hipple at 217.330.2056. The final RSVP date is October 13.

Thursday, October 21

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Location: RCC Shilling Center, 1 College Park, Decatur, IL

 

Busey is proud to sponsor the Webster-Cantrell Hall Gala. The evening includes appetizers, dinner, a live and silent auction and recognition of Jerry Demirjian, long term board member and Webster-Cantrell Hall supporter. Webster-Cantrell Hall is celebrating 100 years of making a difference in our community by serving children, youth, adults, and families at risk of or in challenging circumstances. They provide for their physical, social, and psychological needs through home, community-based, residential prevention and treatment programs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call Holly Newbon at 217.423.6961, ext. 2138.

Saturday, November 18

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: 2505 N. Water St., Decatur, IL
Fees: Free

Tackle the clutter by bringing your old, unneeded documents to be shredded with our vendor, COPS, to securely dispose of documents containing your personal information. For security reasons, customers must remain with their personal materials until shredded.

Saturday, September 30

Time: Tailgating 3 – 6 p.m.; Game Time 6:30 p.m.
Location: ISU Redbird Tailgate Tent Zone

Join Busey at the CommUniversity networking and tailgating event of the fall, hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and Illinois State University Athletics. CommUniversity participants have the opportunity to celebrate community, university, business and football—all rolled into one!

Participants can host their clients, friends or family for a pre-game tailgate or use the opportunity to promote their business or organization to the hundreds of tailgaters that will attend. CommUniversity takes place in the Redbird Tent Zone, just north of Hancock Stadium./p>

For information on tailgate pricing or to register, contact Traci Andracke at 309.829.1183, or go to http://goredbirds.com/sports/2014/4/10/GEN_tailgating.aspx.

Friday, October 20

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: Busey, 1111 S. Veterans, Bloomington, Il
Fees: Free

Tackle the clutter by bringing your old, unneeded documents to be shredded with our vendor, COPS, to securely dispose of documents containing your personal information. For security reasons, customers must remain with their personal materials until shredded.

Friday, October 20

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Midwest Food Bank Warehouse, 2031 Warehouse Drive, Normal, IL
Fees: Free

Join us as we volunteer at the Midwest Food Bank. Your efforts in volunteering make a huge difference in the lives of the more than 225,000 persons they serve each month. Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age and under 18 years of age must have a form signed by their parent/guardian.

For more information, go to https://bloomington.midwestfoodbank.org/home.

Sunday, September 24

Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Location: 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria, IL
Fees: (Member) $10 per person/$20 per family of 4+; (Nonmember) $15 per person/$50 per family of 4+

Busey is proud to sponsor the Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum "Be Anything”— a playhouse event for children to imagine the careers of their future and to explore what they can become.

For more information, go to https://www.peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved/special-events/.

Friday, November 3

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Location: Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL

Busey and South Side Bank are proud to sponsor the Easterseals Tribute Dinner. For more than 25 years, the Easterseals Tribute Dinner has been widely recognized as one of the Peoria area's premier recognition events. More than a fundraiser, the Tribute Dinner has become a time-honored tradition of recognizing and celebrating the extraordinary achievements and exemplary contributions made by individuals to our Central Illinois community. Easterseals provides exceptional services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their communities .

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Brenda Bleichner at bbleichner@ci.easterseals.com.

Pillar Club Trips and Events

Second Tuesday of every month

Time: Doors open at 9 a.m.; movie begins at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Reynolds Theatres, 3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria, IL
Fees: $3 per person
Inquiries: Busey Movie Hotline 309.683.2302

Join the Pillar Club for a first-run movie—Busey provides the popcorn and more. You can even win a free gift! One guest per member welcome.

Call the movie hotline 24 hours a day during the week prior to the event to hear the current schedule.

Second Tuesday of second month of each quarter

Time: Doors open at 8:40 a.m.; movie begins at 9 a.m.
Dates: 2017 dates: November 14
Location: Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water St., Decatur, IL
Fees: $5 per person
Inquiries: Busey Movie Hotline 217.425.8201

Join the Pillar Club for a first-run movie—Busey provides the popcorn and more. You can even win a free gift! One guest per member welcome.

Call the movie hotline 24 hours a day during the week prior to the event to hear the current schedule.

Wednesday - Thursday, September 20-21

Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Busey, 100 W. University Ave., Champaign
Fees: $18 per person

Improve your driving skills with this two-day course taught by Trooper Tracy Lillard of the Illinois State Police. Attending for both sessions earns a Certificate of Completion, and you may qualify for insurance discounts. Payment is due at time of reservation. Seating is limited, so make your reservation today!

Request More Information - Defensive Driving  Register- Defensive Driving

Wednesday, September 27

Location: Beef & Boards Dinner Playhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Fees: $104 per person
Pickups: Champaign and St. Joseph

Hope you can join us for one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and enduring romantic musical drama created by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are transported to New York City, as two young idealistic lovers struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice. Enjoy a delicious buffet (included) prior to the 1:00 pm musical performance of West Side Story. Reserve your seat today!

Request More Information - Westside Story  Register- Westside Story

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

Wednesday, October 4

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Bridle Brook Assisted Living Center, 1505 Patton Dr., Mahomet, IL
Fees: Free

Shout “BUSEY!” at the Bridle Brook Assisted Living Center this fall. Light refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Seating is limited, so call or email your reservations before Friday, September 29.

Request More Information - Fall Busey Bingo  Register- Fall Busey Bingo

Friday - Friday, October 13-20 OR Monday - Monday, October 16-23

Location: Providence, RI and Cape Cod, MA
Fees: $3,299 per person - Double l $3,799 per person - Single
Pickups: Champaign to/from Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Join the Pillar Club fall tour Islands of New England on your choice of dates as outlined above. Highlights of this tour include: Providence, Newport, Boston, Cranberry Bog, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Cape Cod, Hyannis, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, whale watching or sand dunes and traditional lobster dinner.

Download the Islands of New England Tour #1 flyer the Tour #1 flyer: Friday - Friday, October 13-20

Download the Islands of New England Tour #2 flyer the Tour #2 flyer: Monday - Monday, October 16-23

Request More Information - Islands of New England  Register - Islands of New England

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

Tuesday, October 31

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Busey, 909 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, IL
Fees: Free

Enjoy an afternoon of card playing, Halloween fun and refreshments with your Pillar Club friends. Whether you are a seasoned player or a beginner, we will have a table for you. You do not need a partner to sign up, but please share your level of experience when you reserve your space. Seating is limited, so make your reservations well in advance. Wear your best Halloween costume or orange and black – prizes will be awarded!

Request More Information - Halloween Euchre  Register- Halloween Euchre

Tuesday, November 7

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Masonic Lodge, 102 E. Main St., Tolono, IL
Fees: Free

Shout “BUSEY!” with your friends before the rush of the holiday season. Light refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Seating is limited, so call or email your reservations before Friday, November 3.

Request More Information - Thanksgiving Bingo  Register- Thanksgiving Bingo

Wednesday, November 8

Location: Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Fees: $123 per person
Pickups: Champaign and Bloomington

In this beloved Broadway classic, Peggy Sawyer lands a bigger break in New York City than expected. When the leading lady injures her ankle, Peggy gets the chance of a lifetime to rise from showgirl to star. With show stopping tap numbers and hits such as “We’re In The Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway” there’s no question that this Tony Award winner for Best Musical will have dancing in the aisles. Enjoy a delicious lunch (included) at Drury Lane restaurant prior to the 1:30 pm matinee performance in the theatre. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. This is one show not to be missed!

Request More Information - 42nd Street  Register- 42nd Street

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

Thursday, November 16

Fees: Free

Thursday, November 16, 4:30 p.m. ♦ 100 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL

Please join us to learn more about our exciting 2018 fall tour of the “Historic Hudson Valley Fall Foliage”” scheduled for October 15-19, 2018 through upstate New York. Highlights include: visit Saratoga Springs – site of the Battle of Saratoga and turning point for the Colonies in the American Revolutionary War. Visit Hyde Park – tour Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home, estate, library and grounds along the beautiful Hudson River. Enjoy a scenic fall foliage cruise on the Hudson River, tour West Point US Military Academy and tour the Culinary Institute of America including a delicious farewell dinner prepared by future chefs.

Request More Information - Hudson Valley Fall Foliage 2018  Register- Hudson Valley Fall Foliage 2018

Tuesday - Tuesday, December 5 - 12

Fees: Free

December 5 - 2 p.m. - Gibson City, IL
First Presbyterian Church
401 N. Church St., Gibson City
Call Ashlee Bertan 217.784.8271 or email ashlee.bertan@busey.com

December 7 - 2 p.m. - St. Joseph, IL
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
802 E. Douglas, St. Joseph
Call Brad Krall at 217.469.7631 or email brad.krall@busey.com

December 12 - 2 p.m. - Decatur, IL
Shilling Center at Scovill Zoo
71 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur
Call Carolyn McClure at 217.425.8226 or email carolyn.mcclure@busey.com

December 12 - 2 p.m. - Shelbyville, IL
Shelby County Senior Center
325 E. North 9th St., Shelbyville
Call Tarita Fry at 217.774.5515 or email tarita.fry@busey.com

Celebrate the holiday season with all your Busey Pillar Club friends from Gibson City, St. Joseph, Decatur or Shelbyville. Try your luck at BUSEY Bingo and win fun prizes while enjoying your favorite Christmas sweets and treats. To secure your reservation, please email or call Ashlee in Gibson City, Brad in St. Joseph, Carolyn in Decatur or Tarita in Shelbyville at least 3 days prior to the Holiday BUSEY Bingo Party you plan to attend.

Wednesday, December 6

Location: Water Tower Place
Fees: $60 per person
Pickups: Champaign and Paxton

Kick off the holiday season on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Enjoy a day on your own shopping, viewing the holiday store windows, visiting museums or lunching with your Pillar Club friends – the choice is yours! Before leaving the city, we will drive down Michigan Avenue to enjoy the festive holiday lights. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home.

Request More Information - Chicago Holiday Shopping  Register- Chicago Holiday Shopping

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

Friday, December 8 (tentative)

Location: Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Fees: TBD
Pickups: Decatur, Champaign and St. Joseph

Join the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate the 31th Anniversary holiday tradition of Yuletide Celebration! Enjoy lunch on your own with your Pillar Club friends at one of the many downtown Indianapolis restaurants. After the 2:00 pm matinee holiday performance, we will stop for dinner (included) at the renowned Beef House in Covington, Indiana on our drive home. Celebrate the holidays with us!

Request More Information - Yuletide Celebration  Register- Yuletide Celebration

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

Thursday, December 14

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL
Fees: $20 per person

Join all your Busey Pillar Club friends to welcome in the holiday season. The Holiday Luncheon will include a festive lunch entrée and local holiday entertainment at the beautiful Champaign Country Club. Please make your reservation by Tuesday, November 28.

Request More Information - Holiday Luncheon  Register- Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 15

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Princess Theatre, 300 E. Center St., LeRoy, IL
Fees: FREE

Party with all your Pillar Club friends this holiday season at The Princess Theatre in LeRoy. Enjoy popcorn and pop, as well as Christmas sweets and treats, while watching a classic holiday movie. Reserve your seat today by calling Nancy Spratt 309.962.2311 or emailing nancy.spratt@busey.com by Friday, December 8. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 19

Location: David Davis Mansion & Ewing Manor, Bloomington, IL
Fees: $79 per person
Pickups: Champaign and Bloomington

Step back in time to a beautiful Victorian Christmas in the 1890’s as we visit the gorgeous David Davis Mansion and Ewing Manor decorated in Christmas finery. Take in the architecture, history, postcard scenes of decorated evergreen trees, Christmas wreaths and Poinsettia plants on our guided tours. We will enjoy a festive lunch (included) at the Ozark House with the Tea Ladies, as they take you through a day with the lady of the manor as she prepares for the Victorian Christmas holidays. Welcome in the holiday season with Victorian Christmas Splendor!

Request More Information - Victorian Christmas Splendor  Register- Victorian Christmas Splendor

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

Thursday - Tuesday, December 28, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, Hollywood & Pasadena, CA
Fees: $3,149 per person - Double l $3,917 per person - Single
Pickups: Champaign to/from Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Join the Pillar Club winter holiday tour Tournament of Roses Parade. Highlights of this tour include: Hollywood Insiders Tour, Warner Bro. Studio, Getty Museum, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Float Decorating, New Year’s Eve Party and Rose Parade Reserved Seating. Click Tournament of Roses brochure for a detailed brochure.

Request More Information - Tournament of Roses Parade  Register - Tournament of Roses Parade

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

May 4 - 13, 2018

Join the Pillar Club's early summer tour through British Columbia and Alberta, Canada by train. Highlights include: visit to Butchart Gardens, city tour of Vancouver, journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies aboard the VIA Rail’s The Canadian train, view spectacular landmarks – Icefield Parkway, Maligne Canyon, Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks, and Columbia Icefield - choose a ride across this mass of glacial ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. Stay a night at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and spend two luxurious nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs - the “Castle in the Rockies”.

Request More Information - Canadian Rockies Tour 2018  Register - Canadian Rockies Tour 2018

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

October 15-19, 2018

Join the Pillar Club fall foliage tour through New York’s beautiful historic Hudson Valley. Highlights include: visit Saratoga Springs – site of the Battle of Saratoga and turning point for the Colonies in the American Revolutionary War. Visit Hyde Park – tour Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home, estate, library and grounds along the beautiful Hudson River. Enjoy a scenic fall foliage cruise on the Hudson River, tour West Point US Military Academy and tour the Culinary Institute of America including a delicious farewell dinner prepared by future chefs.

To learn more about this fall foliage tour through upstate New York, please register for one of our Tour Previews.

Request More Information - Hudson Valley Foliage Tour  Register - Hudson Valley Foliage Tour

Download the Pillar Club Trip Waiver.

 
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