Local Business Headlines
- St. Louis Freightway, Port of New Orleans sign pact aimed at fostering economic growth
- J.C. Penney says it will close up to 140 stores
- Alton resident presented Living Legends Award
- Economic development course series starts March 1
- World’s Largest Garage Sale makes return April 23
- CNB Bank & Trust announces new financial advisor
- SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with LCCC
- Divine Immanence LLC, Maryville beauty supply business, opens
SIUE SBDC salutes O'Fallon pharmacy success story
From SIUE news services
When a career pharmacist and an MBA think in tandem, it may well produce a successful entrepreneurial venture.
It has with Melissa and David Epps. Retail pharmacist Melissa Epps and her spouse, David Epps, worked hard to achieve Melissa's goal of owning an independent pharmacy.
Thanks to expertise from the Metro East Small Business Development Center, the Epps' venture came to fruition in July 2014. Melissa Epps (right) and her business partners – pharmacy technician Deann Rallo and pharmacist Mark Walz, Rph – bought an existing Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in downtown O'Fallon.
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Are you in IT? Federal Reserve here may have a job for you
From Illinois Business Journal news services
ST. LOUIS – The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will play host to a career fair on March 30,geared toward positions in the IT field.
The fair will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the St. Louis Fed and the bank's culture; the different departments in the bank with IT functions; current and future opportunities; and typical projects applicable to bank IT employees.
Examples of positions include:
Data scientist, C# developer, Java developer, project manager, research analyst, application architect, quality assurance tester, technical service analyst, technical systems analyst, business/operations analyst, business/operations manager, information security analyst and instructional technologist,
The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the bank, 1 Federal Reserve Plaza, St. Louis. All individuals must register in advance at https://www.stlouisfed.org/events/2015/03/itcareerfair.
For more information visit www.stlouisfed.org/careers.
Lewis and Clark sets annual Job Fair on April 8
From Illinois Business Journal news services
GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College will play host to its annual Job Fair this spring, hoping to match community residents with employers from throughout the metro area.
The fair is free to employers and jobseekers. The event, which typically draws more than 300 attendees each year, will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in The Commons, inside the McPike Math and Science Complex.
The LCCC Career Closet will be also on site to offer free interview attire to attendees, said Terry Lane, associate director of LCCC's Career and Veteran Services. Wireless access and laptops will be provided for visiting employer websites or completing online applications. Technical assistance will also be available.
Seekers are encouraged to dress to impress and bring their resumes. See participating employers by clicking on the job fair news release at www.lc.edu/news.
Region's first food conference planned in Godfrey
Illinois Business Journal staff report
GODFREY - The Alton Area Business Development Association has teamed up with Lewis and Clark Community College to host the region's first local food conference at the college on March 31.
The event will take advantage of the growing interest locally of farmers markets, farm-to-table, community supported agriculture and related topics. It will be from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15 when purchased online at MarketFreshNetwork.org and $20 at the door.
"If you're a farmer, nutritionist, food producer, entrepreneur, restaurant owner, caterer, economic developer, food retailer, food distributor, hospital, school district, senior living institution, government official, or anyone interested in growing their business or community through local food, you should get a front row seat," said event planner Ron Tanner, of BiG iDEA Workshops.
The event, titled Opportunities in Local and Regional Foods Conference, will feature speakers from the Illinois Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development, and other partners including Illinois-Metro East Small Business Development Center, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Madison County Community Development, BiG iDEA Workshops, University of Illinois Extension, Trailnet, Feast Magazineand St. Louis Regional Chamber.