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p18 woolpertBy ALAN J. ORTBALS
    Woolpert was the full-service design team for the placement, analysis and design of the new Student Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. The 67-acre campus was the former home of the Greenbrier Military School, which was built in the early 1800s. Construction of the Student Center was just completed, and a grand opening ceremony is scheduled for the end of August.
    The Student Center is a freestanding 60,000-square-foot, two-story building. It is comprised of food service space, student study and recreational lounges, technology support areas, and student organization locations on its lower level, and a multipurpose meeting space for up to 1,000 people attending school and community events on the upper level. The upper level also features the president’s parlor, and is connected to the lower level by a sweeping circular stairway. Intended to be the physical and symbolic “heart” of the campus, this signature building features an iconic clock tower that anchors the structure and serves as a beacon to the Lewisburg community.
    Woolpert’s design team leveraged its advanced technology and building information modeling to successfully coordinate and complete this project from multiple offices. The Student Center is the latest in series of projects with which Woolpert has assisted the school over the last five years.
    “These new projects represent important opportunities for WVSOM, improving our capability to offer innovative medical education to future generations of students and enhancing our ability to bring people together for interprofessional education, alumni networking events, student fund-raisers and more,” said school President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D.

 
IBJ Business News

Workshop open to small-business owners

    GRANITE CITY — The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County and the Southwestern  Illinois Chapter of SCORE, will hold an “Open House for Small-Business Owners and Entrepreneurs”  at the chamber on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Small-business counselors will be available to take questions, discuss growth opportunities, and connect people  with potential resources. This is a great chance to get the information, resources and support you need to succeed.
    Participants are also offered a one-hour workshop from noon to 1 p.m., “Starting a Small Business in Illinois.”
    The chamber office is 3600 Nameoki Road, Suite 202, Granite City.
    Anyone is welcome to stop in during the open house hours, but those who prefer a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment with a counselor can contact Jo Ann Di Maggio May, small-business specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (618) 650-2929.
    Other business workshops are scheduled in Metro East, including, Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Southwestern Illinois College, 500 W. S. Fourth St., Room 123, Red Bud.
    The SBDC services are free of charge to for-profit businesses.
    The office also recommends seeking the advice of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    Go to these links: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business and http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/default.aspx