People In Business

Pathak honored by OSF HealthCare for philanthropic work

The OSF HealthCare Foundation has announced Ajay Pathak, president of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton, as the 2019 Pearl Award recipient. The Pearl Award recognizes contributions to philanthropic excellence, compassionate care, and visionary leadership that will transform health care. Pathak has led OSF Saint Anthony’s in Alton as President since November 2014. He is…

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Breihan to become community bank president for BOS

Bank of Springfield has announced the promotion of McKenzie Breihan to community bank president. Breihan is located in the BOS Glen Carbon Banking Center serving the communities of Glen Carbon and Edwardsville. She will also oversee the bank’s branch in Staunton. Breihan joined BOS as vice president of Commercial Lending in 2015. She has 21…

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Doctors, practitioner honored at Alton Memorial physicians dinner

Numerous physicians and one family nurse practitioner were honored in October at the 2019 Alton Memorial Hospital  Physicians Appreciation Reception. Dr. Laura Hill was named the 2019 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award. Six other honorees are: — Dr. Raghu Kanumuri, of the TeamHealth Emergency Department, received the Community Service / Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes…

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Grad school presents Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School announced Patrick Ayres, Mary Pearson, PhD, and Roya Mazrouei as the recipients of the Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards and honorable mention award, respectively. Recipients were recognized at the Graduate School Awards Reception on Oct. 29 and received a $500 cash prize. The Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards…

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Craven selected for prestigious training program

Darcella Craven, president of the Veterans Business Resource Center in St. Louis, has has been selected as a scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses  program. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is  program to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To date,…

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Illinois Coal Association names new president

The Illinois Coal Association Board has named a new president, Nick Williams, has been to succeed Phil Gonet as president of the group. He will start on Dec. 1 and assume the position of president on Jan. 1.  Williams, an Illinois native, is currently the associate director of the Illinois Petroleum Council. Williams has previously…

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Cyber Op team at Scott recognized by National Security Agency

Cyber professionals serving with U.S. Transportation Command  at Scott Air Force Base epitomize the overarching message of this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed in October, of Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT. Last month, they received recognition from the National Security Agency for setting the standard in securing, safeguarding, and strengthening the global, warfighting…

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Gupta Family Endowment Excellence Award winners announced

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation and hospital leadership congratulated the 2019 recipients of the Drs. Salil K. and Vandana Gupta Family Endowment Excellence Awards. Donna Meyers, MSN, RN, (left) director of Mission Integration and Peggy Boron, RNC-OB, (right) a staff nurse and educator from the Women and Infants Center were selected to receive the award. The…

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Air Force Reserve officer retires, cited for work

Gen. Maryanne Miller, the commander of Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, made a special coin presentation to Air Force Reserve member Senior Master Sgt. Todd Wadkins at the 932nd Airlift Wing for his consistent hard work and assistance during a recent full spectrum readiness inspection this fall. The men and women of…

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JewelRide launches non-emergency medical transportation service

JewelRide, which calls itself a forward-looking transportation company serving the Metro East with a primary focus on non-emergency medical transportation, has opened in Edwardsville. Owner Tapiwa Mupereki has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May since August, receiving assistance…

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