Third-party payment processors no longer need licensure in Illinois

  From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD — Third-party payment processors that allow merchants to utilize “smart” technology to process transactions for goods and services will no longer be required to apply for licensure in the state of Illinois. The change in policy will allow companies like Square Inc., which offers a mobile card…

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SIUE introduces master’s in integrative studies

  From Illinois Business Journal news services Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a master’s in integrative studies that will be available for the fall 2015 semester. The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the program during June. “Our society’s quickly changing pace is creating new career opportunities for individuals trained in multiple disciplines,” said…

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Operators of farm vehicles now exempt from some regulations

  From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD – This month, operators of farm vehicles no longer have to apply for commercial driver’s licenses. Sponsored by state Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, legislation was signed into law this month to ensure Illinois is compliant with federal regulations that would exempt operators and vehicles such as tractors,…

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SIUE awarded $1.5 million federal grant for East St. Louis clinic

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has been awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The interdisciplinary grant provides funding for the School of Nursing, along with the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, and the SIUE Department of…

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Metro East SBDC toasts Stumpy’s Spirits as business success story

  BELOW: Adam and Laura Stumpf From Illinois Business Journal news services Entrepreneur Adam Stumpf, who captured second place in the 2014 Metro East Startup Challenge business plan competition, this month celebrated the grand opening of Stumpy’s Spirits Co. distillery. Stumpf’s concept of a grain-to-glass vodka and whiskey operation is finally coming to fruition. Stumpy’s…

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Local Financial Executives chapter donate thousands to youth education program

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Chapter of the professional networking group Financial Executives International used $5,000 raised at its annual spring golf benefit and applied it to Aim High, a tuition-free personal and academic enrichment program that annually serves and supports more than 300 motivated middle school…

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SIUE School of Business sponsors World IT Project during August

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is bringing the World IT Project to St. Louis during August. The World IT Project is a research initiative focused on learning about the impact of culture on information technology professionals around the world, including attitudes towards work, job satisfaction,…

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Glavin named director of government affairs for Illinois American Water

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – Matt Glavin has been named director of government affairs for Illinois American Water, Glavin will represent the firm at all levels of state government. Glavin (left) brings more than 15 years of experience in the political and legislative process, most recently serving as deputy director for…

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Juneau Associates adds Borrenpohl as project engineer

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Juneau Associates, Inc., P.C., a professional engineering, land surveying and structural engineering company, today announced the addition of Zachary Borrenpohl as project engineer. Borrenpohl (left) will be responsible for environmental and water resource engineering design and analysis. He brings 10 years of engineering and project management…

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Illinois American Water to invest $12 million in East St. Louis Water Treatment Plant

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – Illinois American Water’s Interurban District, which serves the communities of East St. Louis, Granite City, Belleville and surrounding areas, will invest approximately $12 million at the East St. Louis Water Treatment Plant to enhance operations. The project began earlier this year and will continue into 2016.…

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