Human rights advocate Naomi Tutu inspires foundation supporters in Edwardsville speech

EDWARDSVILLE — Humanitarian Naomi Tutu was the guest of honor at the 2018 Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation Annual Speaker Series and Fundraiser on Wednesday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Desmond Tutu, spoke to the crowd of nearly 460 foundation supporters about…

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General manager chosen for America’s Center

ST. LOUIS – Explore St. Louis this week announced the hiring of Matthew Dewey as new senior vice president, general manager for America’s Center. He will be responsible for managing the 502,000-square-foot America’s Center convention complex, which includes Cervantes Convention Center, the 67,000-seat Dome, the 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre and the Executive Conference Center. “We are…

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Gori awarded 2018 Friend of Labor Award

EDWARDSVILLE — Randy Gori, founding partner of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., was recently awarded the 2018 Friend of Labor Award. The award recognizes the community achievements of Gori by the Central Labor Council representing more than 30,000 members of 80-plus unions, lodges and other affiliated organizations throughout Madison County and surrounding counties. This is…

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Upcoming daily flights add to MidAmerica Airport’s recent growth

MASCOUTAH — With mid-April marking the official start of Allegiant’s busy summer flight schedule, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is preparing for a ramp up in activity that comes on the heels of a year of dramatic growth for the airport. The airport closed out 2017 ranked as the sixth busiest airport in the State of…

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Scheffel Boyle, SIBA partner to offer construction industry tax reform seminar

Scheffel Boyle CPAs and the Southern Illinois Builders Association have partnered to offer a Construction Industry Tax Reform Seminar. Representatives from the CPA firm’s Construction Accounting Team will discuss major updates to the tax code affecting the construction industry stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The seminar will be held on…

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Leadership Council offers 2018 professonal development series

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee is preparing for its 2018 Leadership Series, a way for individuals to enhance their potential through professional development. The series is open to anyone who wants to learn from experienced professionals and will be held at Southern Illinois Builders Association in O’Fallon, Ill., from 8 to 11 a.m.…

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Goldberg Segalla welcomes Juang to intellectual property practice

Goldberg Segalla’s Intellectual Property practice continues to expand with the addition of partner Richard Juang in St. Louis. Juang, formerly of Polsinelli, follows another ex-Polsinelli patent attorney, Ronald M. Daignault, who joined Goldberg Segalla’s New York City office in February. An experienced litigator and registered patent attorney, Juang draws on a varied background spanning pharmaceuticals,…

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SIUE non-credit instructor honored by Italian government

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville non-credit Italian instructor, Barbara Klein, has received one of the Italian Government’s highest honors, the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy, for her work as president and founder of the Italian Film Festival USA, the largest festival dedicated to Italian film in the U.S. “When I began a…

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