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Kelso receives approval to field test its new rail tank car outlet valve

Kelso Technologies, a Canada-based company with operations in Downers Grove, has completed development on its new rail tank car bottom outlet valve featuring ceramic components designed to increase valve life and reliability and has received approval from the Association of American Railroads to undergo field service trials.

AveXis names three to board of directors

AveXis Inc., a Bannockburn-based gene therapy company developing treatments for patients with rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases, recently named Daniel Welch, Terrence Kearney and Frank Verwiel to its board of directors.

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has new offices, plans to launch business incubator

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) recently moved to a new office at 1871, a key entrepreneurial hub in Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago.

Direct Travel launches private luxury division

Direct Travel, a travel management firm with several offices in Illinois, including Schaumburg, Champaign and Peoria, has launched a private luxury division, Direct Travel Luxe, to serve as a concierge travel service providing personalized experiences for its affluent members.

Two Children's Hospital of Illinois pharmacists receive pediatric specialty certification

Two pharmacists at Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria recently achieved a new advanced certification level designed specifically for pediatric pharmacotherapy.

Smith Chiropractic and Wellness Center joins Greater Salem Chamber

Daniel Smith and Smith Chiropractic and Wellness Center have joined the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce.

Business excellence program offered to Kane County manufacturers

The Illinois Manufacturing and Excellence Center (IMEC), in partnership with Chicago Metro Metals Consortium and Kane County, is offering a business excellence program to all manufacturers in the county.

Cabot Microelectronics wins Intel quality-improvement award

Aurora-based Cabot Microelectronics Corp., a supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and supplies, recently was named one of nine companies to receive Intel Corp.'s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for its performance in 2015.

Greater Salem chamber welcomes Eastside Mercantile

The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed its newest member, Eastside Mercantile, along with store owner Cyndee Harness.

OSF HealthCare, Pekin Hospital, UnityPoint to offer advance health care planning

Peoria-based OSF HealthCare, Pekin Hospital and UnityPoint - Peoria are teaming up to offer two free public presentations about the importance of advance care planning.

Children's Hospital of Illinois adds advisory board member

Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria recently named Joe Blackburn to serve on its community advisory board. Blackburn is a senior resident director for Merrill Lynch and lives in Normal with his wife and five children.

Veterans group joins energy industry in supporting Rush-sponsored House workforce bill

A “workforce” bill sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) is drawing the support of veterans and the energy industry.

Chicago's Monterrey Security to be security provider for U.S. Bank Stadium

Chicago-based Monterrey Security recently was selected to be the official security provider at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis by stadium operator SMG, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings. 

Sangamon County aims to become a Certified Work Ready Community

The Q5 Workforce and Education Council of Sangamon County was recently recognized as one of eight in the nation to become a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC), with certification provided by ACT, which is known for its college entrance exams.

Chicagoland chamber opposes city proposal to shift airport control

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Government Relations Michael Reever addressed last week's Chicago Aviation Committee hearing to voice opposition to Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano’s proposed ordinance that would give the City Council greater oversight over the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).

15 Quinn Johnston attorneys make top lawyers list

Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers division has named 15 attorneys from Peoria law firm Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo to the list of the top lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois.

Longtime leader at Peoria's Center for Prevention of Abuse honored for her dedication

Martha Herm, the retired executive director of Peoria's Center for Prevention of Abuse, was honored last week with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's 2016 Community First Award for her years of dedicated service.

Midland States Bank to acquire $400 million in wealth management assets from Sterling National Bank

Effingham-based Midland States Bank and Sterling National Bank announced an agreement last week for Midland to acquire approximately $400 million in wealth management assets from New York-based Sterling. .

Evanston serving up first Restaurant Week

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce kicks off its first Evanston Restaurant Week on Friday to give diners a taste of the city's growing restaurant scene.

Greater Salem chamber welcomes iTech Repair

The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to welcome iTech Repair and its owner, Justin Lewis, to the Salem business community.

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