People In Business

Local man is president-elect of industrial engineers data analytics group

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sinan Onal, PhD, has been elected as the new president-elect of the Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). His term will begin June 1, 2021, and he will serve through May 30, 2022. “Dr. Onal is an outstanding member of our…

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Firms sponsor SITE Improvement Association scholars from Metro East

The SITE Improvement Association has awarded $2,500 scholarships to each of three deserving Metro East region students planning to attend college in the fall 2020 semester.  High school graduates and college students with a parent employed by one of the 220 SITE member companies are eligible for the scholarships, which are based on each student’s…

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HSHS Medical Group welcomes pair of pulmonologists

HSHS Medical Group has welcomed pulmonologists Zachary Berg, MD, and Christopher Sutton, DO, to their medical team. The doctors see patients at HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care – St. Elizabeth’s, which is located at 3 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., Suite 5000, in O’Fallon, Ill. Pulmonologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the lungs and airways,…

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HilltopSecurities welcomes investment banker to St. Louis market

HilltopSecurities Inc. recently welcomed Michael L. Sorth to the firm’s Public Finance division as an investment banker, who will be joining investment banker Reagan Holliday and Regional Office Administrator Sharon Smith in the firm’s St. Louis office. Sorth (shown) will provide municipal underwriting and advisory services to issuers in Missouri and throughout the Midwest, with…

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Chamber director celebrates 20 years with organization

The executive director of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce celebrated 20 years in her position this month. Dawn Mushill made the two-decade mark on June 6. “It has been quite a ride.  If anyone would have told me that the journey would include everything that I have done, I would have never believed them,”…

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Transportation company honors Metro East associate for 20 years of safety

Averitt Express recently honored associate John Sweet of Maryville for 20 years of safety. Averitt has developed a culture of safety by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators. It also strives to have the safest trucks on the road, aiming for continual improvement through training programs and awareness campaigns. Averitt’s…

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Illinois hospital CEO named to helm Gateway Regional Medical Center

Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City has announced the naming of Bob Moore as chief executive officer. “An Illinois native, Moore comes to us with a deep understanding of our community,” Gateway Regional Medical Center Board Chair Rosemarie Brown said. “His strong background and familiarity with our state positions us for exciting growth in…

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Orsey will become first Madison County lawyer to lead State Bar Association

Dennis J. Orsey, a general practice attorney in Granite City who concentrates his practice in representing downstate police and fire pension funds, will be installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association on June 19 by Justice Lloyd Karmeier at the Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield. Orsey will be the first ISBA president…

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Home Nursery Inc. promotes Metzger to sales manager

With 100-year anniversary planning beginning to develop, family-owned and operated, Home Nursery Inc., announced Hilliary Metzger will be transitioning from sales representative to sales manager beginning July 1. Her educational background and industry experience are expected to play an integral role in the nursery’s strategic plan. As a senior management team member, Metzger will be…

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Human resources director retires in Belleville

For Sherry Favre Salvatore, third time’s a charm on retirement. Her first retirement was from Southwestern Illinois College in 2016 after 18 years of service. She was then hired by the City of Belleville as the temporary director of Human Resources and Community Development, a stint that was only supposed to last for six months.…

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