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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

Tuesday, January 9

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Busey, 1490 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL
Fees: Free

Facebook is becoming the de facto social platform for small business. In this session we discuss how to use Facebook to grow your business including: 1. Deciding if Facebook is the best social platform for your business; 2. Creating and posting content that builds engagement with your audience & more.

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.

Tuesday, February 27

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Networking; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations
Location: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL
Fees: $50 Admission; Cash bar will be available

Busey is proud to sponsor this must-attend real estate event for professionals in all industries, home buyers, sellers and investors. This annual event is the one real estate program that helps you understand and interpret market trends and activities to help you plan and succeed. Presenters will be Denny Grimes, residential real estate expert and president of Denny Grimes & Company; Randy Thibaut, land sales and development expert and owner and founder of Land Solutions Inc.; and Stan Stouder, CCIM, commercial real estate expert and founding partner with CRE Consultants.

For additional information and to sign up, go to www.MarketWatch2018.com.

Monday, January 15

Time: Doors open at 11 a.m.; Luncheon begins at 12 p.m.
Location: Peoria Civic Center, 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL
Fees: $50 Admission

Celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. at the 26th Annual MLK Celebration. Enjoy lunch and hear from Tamron Hall, an American broadcast journalist. Hall was formerly the American national news anchor for NBC News, day-side anchor for MSNBC, host of the program MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall, and a co-host of Today's Take, the third hour of Today. She currently hosts "Deadline: Crime" on Investigation Discovery channel. Tamron is an award-winning journalist, and was the recipient of Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010. Tamron is involved with several charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse.

For additional information and to order your ticket, go to https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/upcoming-events/event/2018/01/15/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration-luncheon

Pillar Club Trips & 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 third month of each quarter

Time: Doors open at 8:40 a.m.; movie begins at 9 a.m.
Dates: March 13, June 12, September 11, December 11
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.

Thursday, January 18

Location: Timpone's Ristorante and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL
Fees: $76 per person
Time: 5 p.m. Timpone's Ristorante, 7 p.m. Cinderella ballet

Join us for Krannert Center’s Annual Moscow Festival Ballet featuring a company of over 50 dancers in dazzling costumes. We begin our evening with a delicious dinner at Timpone’s Ristorante followed by the performance of the magnificent beauty of the Russian ballet Cinderella. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today!

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Wednesday, January 24

Location: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Fees: $102 per person
Pickups: Champaign and St. Joseph

Join us for this sidesplitting comedy that takes place in Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. Get ready to laugh as all 20 of its wacky residents are played by only two actors! Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet (included) prior to the 1:00 pm matinee. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Monday, January 8. No refunds for cancellation after Wednesday, January 10 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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Tuesday, February 13

Location: McCormick Place or Field Museum, Chicago
Fees: $79 per person
Pickups: Champaign, Paxton and Gilman

Escape the cold and snow of February by visiting the largest auto show in North America with nearly 1,000 different vehicles on display. Or choose to spend your day perusing through the Field Museum of Natural History…the choice is yours! Lunch on your own is offered at food courts or restaurants at either facility during your visit. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Hope you can join us!

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Wednesday, February 28

Location: Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL
Fees: $134 per person
Pickups Champaign, Paxton and Gilman

Life is a cabaret, old chum! Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, and it’s because of the extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that holds true in today’s world. Winning a total of 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Musical Revival, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be – entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. Prior to the 1:30 pm matinee, we will enjoy lunch (included) in Paramount Theatre’s Meyer Ballroom. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Wednesday, February 14. No refunds for cancellation after Monday, February 19 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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Friday, March 16

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

Enjoy an afternoon of card playing, St. Patrick’s Day 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. Dress in your best green attire… prizes will be awarded. Come join the fun!

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Saturday, March 24

Location: Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Fees: $178 per person
Pickups Champaign and Decatur

The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Lunch buffet (included) will be served in one of the Fabulous Fox Banquet Rooms prior to the 2 p.m. matinee performance. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Friday, February 16. No refunds for cancellation after Tuesday, February 20 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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Wednesday, April 4

Location: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island
Fees: $116 per person
Pickups Champaign, Bloomington and Peoria

Rise Up, O’ Men is a brand new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and the benefits of solder vs weld, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen! Lunch (included) will be served in the beautiful Circa’ 21 Dinner Playhouse prior to the 1:30 p.m. matinee performance. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Friday, March 16. No refunds for cancellation after Wednesday, March 21 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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Tuesday-Wednesday, April 10-11

Location: Busey, 909 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, IL
Fees: $18 per person
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Improve your driving skills with this two-day course taught by Trooper Tracy Lillard of the Illinois State Police. Attending both sessions earns a Certificate of Completion, and you may qualify for insurance discounts. Seating is limited, so call or email your reservations today.

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Wednesday, April 18

Location: Broadway Playhouse, Chicago, IL
Fees: $148 per person
Pickups Champaign, Paxton and Gilman

It’s the 1950’s. Meet Joan, Connie, Dottie, and Agnes. Four best friends living in Winnetka, IL. They meet every Wednesday for a Betty Crocker cooking contest, imagining how the prizes might change their lives. Their weekly gathering isn’t just about cooking, but a time to confide their hopes, dreams and frustrations. The musical culminates in the 1960’s, at the dawn of the sexual revolution. We learn not only how these women’s lives have changed, but the secrets they’ve been keeping. In an age that believed the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, Joan, Connie, Dottie, and Agnes discover that the way to a woman’s heart is through her best friends. Enjoy shopping and lunch (on your own) with your Pillar Club friends prior to the 2 p.m. matinee. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Friday, March 9. No refunds for cancellation after Wednesday, March 14 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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Wednesday, May 2

Location: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fees: $176 per person
Pickups Champaign, Paxton and Gilman

One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. This global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. Prior to the 1:30 p.m. matinee performance, lunch (included) will be enjoyed at a local Chicago restaurant. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Thursday, March 29. No refunds for cancellation after Monday, April 2 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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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”.

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Trip Brochure

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Tuesday, May 8

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Fees: $162 per person
Pickups Champaign and Decatur

Let Busey take you out to a St. Louis Cardinals ballgame at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. Join us this season in the Club seating - an all-inclusive facility including a 3 hour all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet, all beverages – beer, wine and soft drinks with outdoor covered seating (Section 259) and access to the Club throughout the game. Hope you can join us. Go Cardinals!

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June TBD

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Fees: TBD
Pickups Decatur, Champaign and Paxton

Join us at Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field for an afternoon of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs baseball. We plan to arrive early to enjoy lunch (on your own) and batting practice prior to a 1:20 p.m. game. Following the game we will stop for a buffet dinner (included) at Coyote Canyon on our drive home. Please check back at the beginning of February once group tickets go on sale and a June game date is confirmed. Hope you can join us. Go Cubs!!

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June TBD

Location: Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
Fees: TBD
Pickups Champaign, Paxton and Gilman

The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing and telling it like it is. And they’re all the star of The Cher Show. Lunch (included) will be enjoyed at a local Chicago restaurant prior to the 2 p.m. matinee performance. Boxed dinner (included) will be served on the motor coach on our drive home. Please check back at the beginning of February once group tickets go on sale and a Saturday, June matinee date is confirmed.

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Friday, June 29

Location: Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, IL
Fees: $89 per person
Pickups Champaign

The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi (a strong-willed meddling matchmaker), as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, but it becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself. We will enjoy a buffet lunch (included) at Yoder’s Kitchen in Arthur, IL prior to the 2 p.m. matinee performance at Little Theatre on the Square. Reservation deadline to secure your seat - Friday, June 8. No refunds for cancellation after Friday, June 15 unless another Pillar Club member can fill your seat.

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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.

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