Swedish wheelchair maker buys Belleville’s ROHO

From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – Permobil, a Swedish-based manufactuer of wheelchairs, today announced that it has acquired ROHO, a Belleville-based maker of customized wheelchair seating applications and related products. The acquisition marks the next step in what Permobi says is its strategy to become a leading health-care company, providing innovative advanced rehabilitation…

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U.S. Steel to temporarily idle its Granite City operations

United States Steel Corp. announced today it will consolidate its North American Flat-Rolled operations and temporarily idle its Granite City Works operations in Granite City. As the primary flat-roll supplier of Lone Star Tubular Operations, the consolidation is part of an on-going adjustment of steelmaking operations throughout North America to match customer demands, the company…

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Beverage servers to see training changes under new Illinois regulations

From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD — New regulations are to take effect impacting all Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education & Training (BASSET) trainees throughout the state, as well as Cook County bars and restaurants. Beginning on July 1, all current and future BASSET cardholders will need to renew their certification every three years. In…

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Scheffel Boyle accountant earns CPA designation

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Scheffel Boyle has announced that Kate Cantrell has passed all four parts of the AICPA’s administered CPA exam and has officially obtained the designation of Certified Public Accountant. She is now among approximately 50 Certified Public Accountants working throughout Scheffel Boyle’s 10 offices. Cantrell (left) earned both…

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Ameren says work strengthens energy delivery network

Ameren Illinois is building a new, $3.7 million substation on Illinois Route 158 to improve electric service for residential and small business customers in and around Monroe County. COLUMBIA – As part of a multi-year plan to build a next generation energy delivery system and create jobs in central and southern Illinois, Ameren Illinois has…

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Fledgling ‘girl engineers’ test mettle at SIUE day

Emily Fitzgerald works under a desk and tests her bridge (SIUE photo). From Illinois Business Journal news services The Society of Women Engineers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 120 young girls at its third annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, March 21, in the SIUE School of Engineering Building. “We…

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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs opens application process for Mastermind peer advisory groups

From Illinois Business Journal news services. ST. LOUIS – The application process is open for Prosper Women Entrepreneurs’ 2015-2017 cohort of Mastermind peer advisory groups. The program is open to business women in both Missouri and Illinois. Prosper Mastermind pairs groups of five to seven women entrepreneurs for confidential, self-facilitated meetings focused on the challenges…

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State Treasurer’s Office seeking to reunite Madison County residents with unclaimed assets

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza is teaming up with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office to help county residents retrieve unclaimed assets that have been transferred to the state after five years of inactivity. As part of the I-Cash program, representatives of the treasurer will be at the Madison…

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