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2019 June Issue

COUNTERPOINT: Should Illinois employers ease up on marijuana drug screening?

No. Safety necessitates firms should keep policies intact for testing of all drugs — legal or not By JO MCGUIRE    There are many assumptions and misperceptions about how drug testing works pertaining to marijuana. Clearing up the myths often helps create better dialogue and understanding about why employee screening is so very important to the…

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PNC Bank intent on supporting communities, regional president Scully says

By KERRY SMITH    Michael Scully, PNC Bank regional president for St. Louis and Southern Illinois, says he’s proud to work for a company that has pledged $500 million to support a myriad of early education initiatives in celebration of the bank’s 15th anniversary of Grow Up Great, its signature outreach.    “This year marks a $150…

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Commerce’s Gomric says bank leadership has deep roots in Southern Illinois

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Commerce Bank has billions of dollars in assets, but it’s never gotten away from its community bank approach, says Matthew Gomric, the Southern Illinois market president.    “When you think of Commerce Bank you think of our culture and the commitment to the community. Although we are publicly traded, we very much take…

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First National Bank in Staunton grows with region, exec VP says

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    First National Bank in Staunton got an experienced banker back in 2001 when Brian Ury took on the role of executive vice president and senior loan officer.     But banking wasn’t his first career choice. He graduated Illinois State University in Bloomington with a degree in finance.    “When I went to college,…

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Jerseyville native hired, will help city plan for Mid-American business park

    Jerseyville’s decision to hire a city native lends some perspective to the significance of a planned business park at the city’s outskirts.    Bob Manns was selected as the new public works director by the Jerseyville City Council. He officially stepped into the role June 1.    “This is a new position,” Jerseyville Mayor Bill Russell…

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New microscope builds capability of surgeries at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s

By ALAN ORTBALS    HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon recently acquired a Leica OHX surgical microscope — commonly referred to as a blue light microscope — to improve its capabilities in brain and spinal surgeries.    This is a game changer, St. Elizabeth’s executive director of surgical services Sue Holloway says, because, when teamed with the…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. ALTON Weber Living Trust sold a 26,200-square-foot, 109-unit self-storage facility at 3214-3216 East Broadway to BSH Properties, LLC. BARBERMURPHY represented both parties in this transaction. C.W. Byron Warehouse…

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