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About amidean

An entrepreneur with 20 years experience, Ami most recently started the newest addition to her business family, The Rally Point. As the CEO & Mailroom Clerk at The Rally Point, Ami oversees Operations, Sales, Marketing and well, um, the mailroom. After starting WithIn, Inc. (an employee training and development firm) in 2005, she found herself repeatedly asked by her clients to find them a venue with a more inspiring and creativity provoking environment than the saltine cracker hotel room or in-house training room. Frustrated that she couldn't fill her clients requests (simply because it didn't exist in the market) she, being the customer service fanatic she is, created it for them. Ami holds her MBA but she truly feels her greatest accomplishment is being a living example of work/life harmony and to make that work - "You've gotta get creative!' she says. Ami has always felt that if fun couldn't be part of her job responsibilities, she just wouldn't fit the culture. "Now, I laugh, play and am truly able to create the perfect environment for those teams, businesses and organizations that need to incorporate fun into their meetings to boost creativity, production, morale and inspiration. My job rocks and so does The Rally Point, I mean, have you seen this place?" Fiercely passionate about her faith, her three daughters, and the MiAMI Dolphins, Ami still finds time to enjoy sitting on the Boards of Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau Counties and Women in Leadership of Central Illinois, shopping, interior design and traveling.

Run to WIN


We all struggle.   We all get tired.   We all like our comfort zone.  In those times we want to quit, it is imperative that we surround ourselves with encouragement and people who won’t let us retreat.  For me, … Continue reading

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EXCITING – Peoria’s Rally Point Meeting Center Makes National News!!


        The Rally Point, Peoria’s Original Creative Meeting Space was featured in Rejuvenate Magazine’s October/November issue as one of the top creative meeting spaces in the country. More than banquet chairs and projector screens, The Rally Point is a … Continue reading

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Turtle or the Hare?


Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress… is progress. DON”T QUIT!

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WONDERMENT WEDNESDAY


After being stuck at home yesterday, eh, I mean after choosing to work from home yesterday while recovering from a root canal procedure I had on Monday, I found myself enthralled in the Science Channel’s program entitled “How The Universe … Continue reading

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Wonderment Wednesdays


Introducing: Wonderment Wednesday Every Wednesday The Rally Point will post a question for you to “wonder” about. If we watch children we understand that they don’t just believe in miracles, they live in the realm of the miraculous. The world and … Continue reading

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Too Much Self in Self Help


How to Win Friends and Influence People, Keys to Success, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, The Prophet, The Alchemist, Who Moved My Cheese?, The 48 Laws of Power, Rich Dad Poor … Continue reading

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Suit Up, Show Up and Shut Up!


  I know, it sounds harsh, but I kindasortareallymaybe mean it to be.   I’m tired of the whining. Moaning. Groaning. Complaining. Resenting. Blaming. Self righteous attitudes.  Ya’ know?? You feeling me?   You have probably identified the culprit.  You know … Continue reading

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