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Leapfrog introduces new vice president

Leapfrog announced today the appointment of Scot Wheeler as vice president of consumer intelligence and business analytics, which is a new position within the agency's Consumer Journey practice.

Saddle Creek to launch new distribution center

Third party logistics provider Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced last week that the company has commenced building a new distribution center in Chicago.

McKibben named chief investment officer at Brennan Investment Group

Scott McKibben was recently promoted to the post of chief investment officer at Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group.

VTech toys earn National Parenting Publications Awards

Late last week, officials at VTech, whose North American offices are based in Arlington Heights, announced that nine of the company's products earned National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA).

Haynes and Boone merges with Mavrakakis Law Group

Haynes and Boone LLP recently announced the addition to the firm of the partners and associates of Mavrakakis Law Group LLP (MLG), which operates offices in Palo Alto, California and Chicago.

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good to join Boeing's Board of Directors

BodyDuke Energy CEO and President Lynn Good has been chosen to join Boeing’s Board of Directors where she will serve on the board’s audit and finance committees.

Schawk receives prestigious Excellence in Service award from Amway

Schawk, a firm specializing in branding services, was recently honored by Amway for 2014’s “Excellence In Service,” an award given out only once a year by the Amway Global Procurement group.

Illinois sees a sharp rise in IT sector job postings for second quarter of 2015

Illinois is seeing a spike in information technology (IT) job postings with the second quarter of 2015 seeing a 90 percent jump over the same period last year.

GelTech Solutions agrees to stock-purchase deal with investment firm

GelTech Solutions, an environmentally friendly industrial products company based in Jupiter, Florida, said on Wednesday that it has signed a stock-purchase agreement on Monday with investment firm Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC, which will purchase up to $10 million in GelTech common stock.

Whirlpool to open new distribution center near Chicago

Whirlpool Corporation, makers of well-known appliance brands like KitchenAid and Maytag, is expanding its distribution network in the United States with a new regional distribution center (RDC) to be located outside Chicago.

Leapfrog appoints Kelley to guide consumer journey

Leapfrog, an Evanston, Illinois-based digital marketing agency, announced Tuesday the appointment of Matt Kelley to the newly created position of senior vice president for the consumer journey.

Hub Group president steps down

Mark Yeager resigned Monday as president and chief operating officer of Hub Group, Inc., but will remain a board member, the Oak Brook based company said. 

Chicago marketing company expands print division

Retail First launches Graphics First to provide graphics to specialty organizations.

Clark Power Services relocates Illinois facility

Clarke Power Services Inc. last week moved its facility to 17 Liberty Place, a new 20,000-square-foot center in Pontoon Beach, Illinois.

Ex-Grainger exec appointed to Ryerson's board

Ryerson Holding Corp. announced on Friday that Court Carruthers has been appointed to its board of directors.Prior to joining Ryerson, Carruthers was group president of W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s Americas region.

Illinois Network of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies names new executive director

The Illinois Network of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) announced Friday that Dan Harris has been appointed to serve as its executive director. Harris has served in both the private and public sectors and most recently was assistant director for the Division of Family and Community Services within the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Trading Partners of 2015 announced

H. D. Smith recently announced the eight winners of its annual Trading Partners of the Year award, which honors a select group of pharmaceutical and health products manufacturers.

Illinois Health and Science acquires IBA Molecular

Illinois Health and Science, a nonprofit health care system based in Decatur, acquired IBA Molecular last week.

Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation ends manufacturing

Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation recently announced it will cease the manufacturing of steel fence framework and sprinkler pipe products, effective Oct. 5 and exit the market shortly thereafter.

Technology companies create new social initiative

Twitter and Sprout Social are working together to further technology solutions for social customer service after first forming a partnership in 2012.

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