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2016 June Issue

Julie Laurent, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager-Illinois, First Bank, O’Fallon

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Women in Banking and Finance   Julie Laurent, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager-Illinois, First Bank, O’Fallon By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE    The next generation of banking began for Julie Laurent’s family when she declared her career choice at her eighth-grade graduation ceremony. Her father spent more than 50 years in banking…

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Sarah Teutrine, Residential Mortgage/Consumer Banking Officer, Providence Bank, Fairview Heights

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Women in Banking and Finance   Sarah Teutrine,  Residential Mortgage/Consumer Banking Officer, Providence Bank, Fairview Heights By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Sarah Teutrine has watched banks come and go in her 16 years in the business, and she believes she has settled into one of the best.    Teutrine, 38, a consumer banking officer,…

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Commerce Department slams Chinese steel producers with huge tariffs

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Granite City got some good news last month as the U.S. Department of Commerce socked Chinese steel manufacturers with duties of more than 500 percent on their cold-rolled steel being imported into the United States.    In a final ruling, the Commerce Department added anti-subsidy duties of 256.4 percent to anti-dumping duties…

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Q&A: Bankers address their customers’ changing habits

EDITOR’S NOTE: This Q&A features comments from: Chad Abernathy, senior vice president, chief retail officer at First Clover Leaf Bank; Darryl Collins, regional retail banking director at Commerce Bank; Charles Daily, Fairview Heights market president for Providence Bank; Julie Laurent, senior vice president, Illinois regional manager for First Bank; and Rob Schwartz, senior vice president…

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Illinois General Assembly moves several items to the governor

IBJ Staff Report    A number of bills were approved by the Illinois Legislature and sent to the governor in the last days of the spring session. Here is a sampling. 3D mammography covered by insurance     Last year the General Assembly passed a measure that would add 3D mammography to the list of low-dose mammograms…

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Airport head says recent honors tied to economic progress

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    EAST ALTON — The year 2016 is settling in as a perfect landing at St. Louis Regional Airport, with major honors for the airport and its chief tenant and significant economic development progress.    The facility was named Reliever Airport of the Year last month, the second time since 2007.    Airport Director of…

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ARCH Medical Services lands at St. Louis Regional Airport

ARCH Medical Services lands at St. Louis Regional AirportIBJ Staff Report    The company that does business as ARCH Medical Services has established a maintenance facility and extra hangar space at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton.    Air Methods Corp.’s new location will support the safe, rapid air transport of critically ill and injured patients…

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