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Comcast Business offers its third annual competition for entrepreneurs, startups

Comcast Business is accepting entries from the nation's most innovative entrepreneurs and startups for its third annual Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs (I4E) competition.

Ameren Illinois president named among 100 most influential blacks in corporate America

Ameren Illinois President Richard Mark has been named among Savoy magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America for the second time.

Heyl Royster names new law partner at Peoria office

Illinois law firm Heyl Royster has named Dana Hughes a partner at the firm's Peoria office.

Nutrisystem adds new warehouse in Troy

Nutrisystem said Wednesday it is adding a new warehouse in southwestern Illinois to enhance productivity and increase shipping speed.

Crystal Lake-based AptarGroup acquires Mega Airless

AptarGroup Inc., headquartered in Crystal Lake, said this week it has acquired Mega Airless, a provider of airless dispensing systems, after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals.

Northern Trust to provide investment services for Herzing University

BodyNorthern Trust has been chosen to provide investment services for Herzing University, Ltd. “Northern Trust has served nonprofit organizations in the Milwaukee area for more than 17 years and our work with Herzing is an example of our deep relationship with the community,” said Darius A.

Save-A-Lot to open a store in Peoria

A Save-A-Lot grocery store is expected to open in Peoria's Southside by early this summer, filling a void in the area for a retailer selling fruits, vegetable, meats and other groceries.

Roth named judge of new TBS reality show

Carol Roth of Intercap Merchant Partners has been named a permanent judge for a new reality show, 'America's Greatest Makers.'

Illinois American Water, Missouri American Water announced as finalists for corporate citizenship award

Illinois American Water and Missouri American Water have been named finalists for the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Ameren Corporate Citizenship Arcus Award for providing means for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medicines.

First Community Financial introduces commercial banking team

First Community Financial Partners Inc., the parent company of First Community Financial Bank, has added an experienced commercial banking team.

SMB Help Desk recognized for managed IT excellence

CRN recently honored SMB Help Desk Inc. with placement on its Managed Service Provider 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.

Farmland Partners closes on farm acquisition deal worth $197 million

Farmland Partners Inc. has finalized its acquisition of 118 farms, totaling more than 22,000 acres near Paris, Illinois.

Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization to launch new patient center in Chicago

The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) and the iBIO Institute will launch a patient-focused center in the iBIO Institute in Chicago.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. named as one of world's most ethical companies

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., based in Itasca, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a World's Most Ethical Company.

David Vaughan Investments names investment research director

David Vaughan Investments Inc., a private, independent investment advisory firm with offices in Peoria and Florida, has named Stephen Hinrichs director of investment research.

Exelon names senior vice president of investor relations

Exelon, headquartered in Chicago, recently said Daniel Eggers will become senior vice president of investor relations effective March 29.

Remember: Daylight saving time means turn clocks forward one hour

The change to daylight saving time occurs Sunday morning, so remember to turn your clock one hour forward before going to bed Saturday night.

Morton Community Bank, Heritage Bank of Central Illinois plan merger

Morton Community Bank and Heritage Bank of Central Illinois said this week they will be merging once the merger of their respective parent companies, Hometown Community Bancorp Inc. and Trivoli Bancorp Inc., is completed.

Kickapoo Creek Winery hosting Kick Abuse 5K to benefit Pediatric Resource Center

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to raise awareness, the Pediatric Resource Center (PRC) in Peoria is hosting its fourth annual 5K Kick Abuse at Kickapoo Creek Winery Trail Run/Walk on April 16 in Edwards.

WTVP-Public Media, MapLight team up to offer Voter's Edge Illinois

Peoria-based WTVP-Public Media is partnering with MapLight to provide Illinois residents with Voter’s Edge Illinois - a nonpartisan online voter guide — in time for the 2016 primary election

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