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Encore Consignment Wearhouse joins Greater Salem Chamber

Encore Consignment Wearhouse is the newest member of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Salem chamber offers electricity buying program for members

The Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce is offering an electricity and gas buying program for businesses, churches, industries and schools that would negotiate better rates.

Powell named behavioral health medical director for Harmony Health Plan

Harmony Health Plan Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans Inc, has named Dr. Traci Powell as behavioral health medical director, a new position for the company.

Attorney: PTSD workers' comp case may open claim floodgates

In a stunning workers’ compensation opinion that could set an expensive precedent, the Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that a senior fire official who claimed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the line-of-duty death of a fellow firefighter should receive benefits.

Union Partners acquires Michigan-based Berg Steel

Union Partners I LLC (UP), based in Oak Brook, has acquired Berg Steel Corporation.

Deere plans 120 indefinite layoffs at Moline plant

Beginning the first week of September, 120 Deere & Co. production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois will be placed on indefinite layoff. 

Simmons Hanly Conroy recognized by Legal 500 as a top tort firm

Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation's largest mass torts firms, has been recognized by the Legal 500 directory as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the country for product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort lawsuits.

TCS Group rebrands as Schwartz Capital Group

Chicago-based TCS Group LLC, a family investment firm, has changed its name to Schwartz Capital Group.

Shepard Endowment for Healthcare Engineering receives $10 million from its founder

The Shepard Endowment for Healthcare Engineering (SEHE) at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center has received a $10 million donation from founder William Shepard to expand its work.

Ameren Illinois opens new operating center in Macomb

Ameren Illinois President Richard Mark was joined by Macomb Mayor Mike Inman at the opening of the company's new operating center last week.

Kapow plans corporate events so companies can focus on clients, not logistics

When David Becker first came to CDW in 2013, it was a co-worker that told him to work with Kapow in setting up events. Three years later, and the senior brand manager told Illinois Business Daily that he's already booked 10 events this year alone.

Naperville Chamber hosts session on business resiliency

Mary Rose Hennessy from the Illinois Business Innovation Services recently spoke about "Strategies from the Trenches" at a Women in Business meeting in Naperville.

Illinois adds masters of science in information management

The University of Illinois School of Information Sciences is launching a new master's degree program, the master of science in information management.

American Association of Insurance Services names new corporate communications director

Melanie Howard has joined American Association of Insurance Services as its director of corporate communications.

Ameren Illinois is most trusted large utility in Midwest

Ameren Illinois is the top energy company in the Midwest for establishing brand trust among its business customers, based on results of a Cogent Reports study from Market Strategies International.

Illinois waterways responsible for 1.7 million jobs, study shows

Illinois waterways contribute to more than 1.7 million jobs and $102.5 billion in wages, according to a report released by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation about the Illinois River's impact on the economy.

Comcast launches ultra-high-speed internet trial in Chicago area

Comcast has launched a trial service of up to 1 gigabit per second internet speeds in the Chicago area, delivered over the company's existing network infrastructure.

Ameren Illinois customers earn credits for reducing use in peak times

More than 7,000 Ameren Illinois customers lowered energy use last week and earned a collective $45,456 in energy-bill credits for doing so.

Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams selects two new directors

Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd., one of Chicago's largest public accounting firms, has elected Adam Levine and James Pellino as directors.

Naperville chamber's Speakers Bureau celebrates 10 years

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10 years of continuous, positive growth within the Speakers Bureau, a strong resource for business owners and managers within the community.

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