SBDC planning small business workshops
The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center is planning two more sessions of its workshop, “Starting a Small Business in Illinois.
They will take place:
- Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village of Hartford Hall, 140 West Hawthorne Ave.
- Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peer 151, 15 N. First St., Belleville.
Both events will feature a one-hour “Social Media Workshop” from noon to 1p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, or you may schedule a 30-minute appointment by contacting Jo Ann Di Maggio May,
Conservancy group annual dinner set
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – HeartLands Conservancy’s annual dinner will feature organic beer tastings and highlight the 2nd Annual Green Leaf Achievement Awards presentation.
The annual dinner will be held on April 19 at Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights. The networking reception and beer tasting (for adult attendees), will begin at 5 p.m.
The awards celebrate achievements in different areas of environmental awareness—from individuals to groups to businesses.
Emig-Hill to receive Distinguished Service Award from SIUE
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville double alum Camille Emig-Hill, a communications expert, business and financial services professional, and community and youth supporter, will receive the university’s Distinguished Service Award at its May 2016 commencement.
Emig-Hill achieved a bachelor’s in mass communications and journalism in 1972 and a master’s in business administration in 1977. She will appear at the ceremonies scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7.
While working on her undergraduate degree, Emig-Hill worked at the Alestle, where she held many positions from reporter to editor. She also met her husband at the campus newspaper. Bob Emig was the sports editor at the time.
After graduating from SIUE, Emig-Hill began her career in business communications with Ralston Purina. Later, she worked 30 years at Anheuser-Busch, where she retired as director of human resources shared services.
Throughout her career, Emig-Hill has been actively involved with her alma mater. She has returned to campus numerous times to speak to students and fill communications openings at her companies with SIUE graduates.
In the late 1990s, Emig-Hill joined the SIUE Department of Mass Communications Alumni Advisory Board. During her tenure, she set up an endowment in the name of her late husband, Robert Emig, who was a 1971 SIUE mass communications alumnus. The annual scholarship is to support worthy mass communications students.