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2014 August Issue

IBJ Business News

IBJ Business News Hayes named outstanding engineer in construction     O’FALLON — Horner & Shifrin says Kelly L. Hayes has been selected by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, St. Louis Chapter, for its 2014 Outstanding Engineer in Construction Award.     As construction engineering manager at H&S, Kelly has overseen the completion of projects such…

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Gori inducted as fellow in ABF

IBJ Newsmakers Gori inducted as fellow in ABF     EDWARDSVILLE — Gori Julian & Associates, Inc. has announced that Randy Gori, partner at the firm, has been selected to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a designation bestowed upon fewer than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers.    The Fellows of the ABF is an…

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For 50 years, fledgling businesses have had friend in SCORE

    With age comes wisdom, and at 50 years old, SCORE has the experience to prove it.    The nonprofit organization founded in 1964 has helped some 10 million small business owners find their way through the daunting economic wilderness.    Launching one’s own company is no easy venture. As the wise man once said, “If it…

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TINA calls shots with today’s stock market

    TINA is the driving force behind the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which saw new highs this past month before retreating, says Nathan Klitzing, principal at Cambridge Capital Management in O’Fallon, Ill.    “Right now,” said Klitzing, “there’s an acronym that’s thrown around, TINA. TINA stands for There Is No Alternative to stocks. Anything fixed income…

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Critics, backers spar over Ex-Im Bank reauthorization

    EDITOR’s NOTE: This month, we offer competing views on the Export-Import Bank, which is up for reauthorization by Congress. Here is a brief view we’ve put together of just what the bank is and why there is controversy over the reauthorization. Read this, then turn the page for our special Point/Counterpoint.     The Export-Import…

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Voluntary dental benefits might be right for small business

    Delta Dental of Illinois recently commissioned a survey to help offer Illinois employers some insight into the importance of dental benefits and their connection to oral health and overall well-being. Along with demonstrating that Illinoisans with dental coverage visit the dentist more often, we also found that when they do, they feel better about…

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Business leaders voice support for Belleville accelerator

    BELLEVILLE — A group of regional leaders is showing sincere interest in a project to turn the historic Turner Hall building into an accelerator for small businesses, and specifics are likely to evolve over the next few months as resources, including money and participation, are determined.    Kurt Artinger, who is remodeling the newly acquired…

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Illinois does the right thing for the children of military families

    The people of Illinois – and particularly those living here in “Scott Country” – should be proud of recent action by our elected officials to correct glaring deficiencies in state law that have for years penalized military parents seeking to enroll their children in public schools when they transfer into Illinois for assignments at…

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