People In Business

Congressman to join SIUE political science faculty

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville today announced that Congressman John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, will join its College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science for the spring 2021 semester following the completion of his 24-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Three generations of Shimkus family members have taken advantage of the affordable, quality education…

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BJC Healthcare names first to role of VP of diversity

Steven Player will take on the newly-created role of vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for BJC HealthCare on Nov. 1. The role was created to advance BJC’s mission to provide equitable, culturally aware care for all patients and ensure a diverse, culturally competent workforce. Player currently serves as executive director of diversity, inclusion…

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Contegra Construction Co. completes company’s headquarters

 New 367,000-square-foot headquarters for Melton Machine in Washington, Mo. Melton Machine & Control Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Washington, Mo.  Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Co.’s design/build services completed the high performance, energy efficient 367,000-square-foot facility.  The project more than doubles the size of MMCC’s current operations.  It…

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Chambers, SIU center supporting Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois

The Illinois Small Business Development Center for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is part of a professional committee supporting local restaurants and retailers for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. This group, known as the Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois, reached out to area chambers of commerce to create a unique…

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New president of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center named

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton has hired a new president with a long history in hospital leadership in the St. Louis area. Jerry Rumph, MHA, FACHE, will oversee the day-to-day operations of OSF Saint Anthony’s and its other medical facilities in the River Bend effective Nov. 16. Rumph has 25 years in…

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Professor named Fellow by American Society of Civil Engineers

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering Professor Brad Cross, PhD, PE, SE, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers. “This is a great accomplishment and recognition of his contributions to the civil engineering profession,” said Ryan Fries, PhD, PE, professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engineering. According…

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Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli to open new St. Clair County office

Edwardsville-based law firm Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli will be opening a new satellite location at 13 Wolf Creek Drive, Suite 2 in Swansea. “We are excited to have a satellite office in St. Clair County,” said Mark Goldenberg. “I was born in East St. Louis, so having a presence in St. Clair County is very important to me…

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Construction company names director of business development

Bryon Muir of O’Fallon, Mo., has been promoted to director of business development at Knoebel Construction. Muir’s responsibilities include growing clientele nationwide in retail, retail center, restaurant, grocery, automotive and healthcare/wellness markets and pursuing opportunities to expand into new industries. Muir joined Knoebel Construction as a project manager in 2011 and was promoted to senior…

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