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2015 October Issue

IMPACT Strategies, Inc., Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Mother and Child Center, Centreville

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Contractors   IMPACT Strategies, Inc., Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Mother and Child Center, Centreville   By KATE GENO     Construction management firm IMPACT Strategies is currently working on a $2.5 million renovation project of the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation Mother and Child Center in Centreville. The multi-phased project is expected to…

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Contegra Construction Co., Bramblett Hills Apartments, O’Fallon, Mo.

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Contractors   Contegra Construction Co., Bramblett Hills Apartments, O’Fallon, Mo. By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE      New luxury apartments, 204 units in all, are now welcoming residents in O’Fallon, Mo. Final touches are underway on Bramblett Hills Apartments, a 17-building multi-family residential complex located one block east of Highway K off…

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Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc., South Harbor Conveyor Project, America’s Central Port, Madison

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Contractors   Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc., South Harbor Conveyor Project, America’s Central Port, Madison   By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE     Construction began last October on a new terminal facility that will move dry bulk commodities onto barges from railroad cars and trucks using a series of drag and belt…

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Meeting to discuss site for NGA slated Oct. 28

IBJ Staff Report     O’FALLON – With time winding down before a government decision, a key meeting will take place this month in which major players will have the opportunity to promote Metro East as site for the relocation of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting regarding…

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High schools targeted to fill hundreds of trades jobs

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH     GODFREY — Educators say they are already thinking about the workforce of the future even as the region’s top economic development group pursues a campaign to link high school students to high-paying jobs.    Madison County Regional Superintendent Robert Daiber says efforts underway in local schools dovetail nicely with the just-announced marketing…

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SWIC kicks off 70th year with its largest fund-raiser ever

Special to the Illinois Business Journal     Southwestern Illinois College hosted a Presidential Gala to kick off the institution’s 70th year of service and a corresponding capital campaign. Attracting more than 500 guests, it was the largest fund-raising special event in college history.      SWIC alumni, donors, faculty, staff and community partners gathered Aug. 6…

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SIUE School of Business offering specialized master’s degrees

By ALAN J. ORTBALS     Longtime SIUE business professor John Navin took the reins as dean of the School of Business on July 1. Over the 24 years since Navin first came to the university in 1991, he’s seen many changes both in the college and in the business school.    One of those changes was…

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McKendree University expands nursing and business program offerings

Special to the Illinois Business Journal     LEBANON — McKendree University welcomed more than 3,000 students this fall, one of the largest student bodies in its 187-year history. University officials attribute the growth to McKendree’s expanding regional and national reputation, increasing community partnerships and a variety of new or successful programs.     Recognized for providing…

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Interim president leans on roots in new Lindenwood role

Special to the Illinois Business Journal     The 2015-2016 academic year marks the next chapter at an institution that has become a key component of the Belleville community. On Aug. 1, 2015, Dr. Brett Barger began his role as interim president at Lindenwood University-Belleville.     Barger’s long-running personal history with Lindenwood and previous ties to…

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Fab Lab to foster innovation on LCCC’s N.O. Nelson Campus

Special to the Illinois Business Journal     EDWARDSVILLE  – Lewis and Clark Community College has unveiled a new facility aimed at fostering innovation on its N.O. Nelson campus in Edwardsville.     The 5,000-square-foot St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab will be used in classroom instruction and also by members of the public, who will be allowed…

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