2019 June Issue

Illinois gets mixed reviews from site selectors

  By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    What do prospective companies want in a community? They want workforce skills, transportation infrastructure, and quality of life.    What they don’t want are politics and lack of responsiveness.    Southwestern Illinois leaders got some rare insight into what firms everywhere are looking for in the way of development potential during a two-day…

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SIUE corporate partnerships educating business employees

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    SIUE’s Office of Educational Outreach hopes to expand on corporate partnerships that allow businesses a convenient way to add to their employees’ education credentials.    Interim director Mary Ettling said her office is stepping up efforts that have been underway for many years, primarily with area hospitals. The idea is to get a…

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Illinois Business Journal purchased by Better Newspapers Inc.

    Greg Hoskins says his growing company aims to make the best newspapers better.    His firm, Better Newspapers Inc., based in Mascoutah, has purchased the Illinois Business Journal, based in Edwardsville, from owners Alan J. Ortbals and Dennis Grubaugh.    The sale was finalized on May 31 and brings to 21 the number of papers owned…

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Siteman affiliation touted by Alton Memorial — and patients

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    The ramifications of having one of the nation’s most recognized cancer care programs at its disposal are many for Alton Memorial Hospital, says President Dave Braasch.    Last month’s announcement that the hospital would become the first Illinois affiliate of the Siteman Cancer Network means Washington University physicians at Alton Memorial and at…

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Trobaugh certified as health-care constructor

    Holland Construction Services, based in Swansea, says Mike Trobaugh, project superintendent, has earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor by the American Hospital Association.     The national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of 900 healthcare construction professionals in the nation. The certification program is designed to provide an…

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New attorney joins Gori Julian office

    Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. says Michael Ginos has joined the firm as an attorney. Ginos will be working in the Edwardsville office in the practice areas of mass tort and personal injury litigation.    Michael Ginos graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Communication and Spanish. He then graduated from…

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Greensfelder adds lawyer to trust practice group

    Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., which has offices locally in Belleville and St. Louis, has hired Leland R. Moloney as an associate in the Trusts & Estates practice group.    Prior to joining Greensfelder in St. Louis, Moloney was an associate in the Trusts and Estates Department at Affinity Law Group. His past experience also…

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Five local attorneys on state bar councils

    Belleville-based Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. shareholders Bradley W. Small, Deanna L. Litzenburg, Philip D. Speicher, Laura E. Schrick and associate Colin C. Clark were appointed to section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association to serve the legal community during 2019 and 2020.     Illinois State Bar Association section council members regularly meet…

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