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
Training opportunities available for Madison County residents
WOOD RIVER — Madison County Employment and Training Department wants the public to know funding is available for educational opportunities.
The funding, which is provided through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, can be used to pay for tuition, books and fees and assist with job search and employment opportunities.
“This program is designed to strengthen and improve our public workforce and help get youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers,” Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler said.
Many of the training programs are offered through area community and include courses for registered nursing, welding, machining, computer network security, process operations, truck driving and more.
Residents must meet specific requirements to qualify for the funding. Contact Employment And Training at (618) 296-4301 for more information.
11th Annual Free Diabetes Education Program at SIUE
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC HealthCare and the American Diabetes Association, is hosting the 11th annual Free Diabetes Education Program at SIUE’s Morris University Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
The annual free program provides information and features topics related to both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. Participants have the opportunity to attend speaker sessions, a vendor fair, receive free screenings and a free lunch, and speak directly with healthcare professionals.
Session topics include:
• Dietary supplements – is natural better?
• Healthy eating on the go
• Weight loss strategies – from medications to apps
• Diabetes treatment – new era of medications
More than 18 community vendors will be present to provide insight to patients and caregivers on how they can assist with the daily management of diabetes.
40th Annual SIUE Friends of Art Auction set for March
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Art & Design and the Friends of Art host the 40th Annual Art Auction on Wednesday, March 15. The auction will be held in the Art West Gallery located in the Art & Design West building on the SIUE campus.
The 2017 auction will offer original artworks donated by faculty, visiting artists, alumni, friends and advanced students. Additional work will be available to the highest bidder in a silent auction.
Since l977, the Friends of Art has assisted the SIUE Department of Art & Design in staging this fundraiser. Last year’s auction proceeds allowed the department to invite 14 local, national, and international artists and lecturers to the SIUE campus, in addition to providing funds for 16 students to attend a national conference. Auction funding also paid for jurors and awards for student exhibits.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and Ahrens & Niemeier auctioneers will start the bidding at 7 p.m. To view images of the artwork to be auctioned, visit the Friends of Art SIUE on Facebook or attend a preview in the gallery on Tuesday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $7 for the general public and can be purchased at the door. Admission is free to all students, auction donors and members of the Friends of Art. Complimentary food will be provided, and a cash bar will also be available.
Complimentary parking will be provided in Lot B (SIUE’s Visitor’s Lot). Although parking will not be available adjacent to the building, attendees may be dropped off at the doors behind the Art & Design West building.
Ed-Glen Chamber seeks nominees for awards at 30th annual gala
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Community Awards Gala & Auction will take place Saturday, March 4, in SIUE’s Meridian Ballroom with the theme “Make a Name for Your Business.”
The gala is the highlight of the Ed/Glen Chamber’s year, an opportunity to celebrate the chamber’s achievements, the business community and present the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement, the Tallerico Leadership Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Business of the Year Award to those who have served the communities with excellence.
Nominations are being sought through Feb. 15.
Click here to get the nomination forms and more information.