The Final Chapter The Supreme Court Overrules Abood

  • June 27, 2018
  • Carol Gieske

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking decision in Janus v. AFSCME eliminating the public sector fair share requirement and thus changing the face of public sector labor. The Janus case, originating in the 7th Circuit, involved an appeal over the dismissal of a complaint that sought to invalidate agency fees and to reverse the Supreme Court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education.
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Triumph Community Bank to Become TBK Bank

  • June 18, 2018
  • Carol Gieske

Triumph Community Bank to Become TBK Bank TBK Bank, SSB (“TBK Bank”) announced that it will begin fully operating its Midwest division, Triumph Community Bank, under the TBK Bank brand in July of 2018. “Current customers of Triumph Community Bank will not be required to take any action as a result of the rebranding,” said John DeDoncker, EVP and Senior Banking Officer for the Midwest Division of TBK Bank. “Their current checks, debit and credit cards, online banking, bill payment services and PIN numbers will work as they always have. When someone visits our branch, they will be greeted by the same friendly staff they’ve come to know. Above all, we will continue to be community-centered, focused on meeting the credit and deposit needs of the communities we serve.”
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Middleby Receives 2018 Governor’s Export Award

  • June 18, 2018
  • Carol Gieske

Middleby Receives 2018 Governor's Export Award Elgin’s Middleby Corporation received the Export Continuing Excellence Award recognition from Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) at the 2018 Governor's Export Awards during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago. The Governor's Export Awards are Illinois' highest recognition of export achievement, honoring Illinois companies that have achieved excellence in exporting, as well as organizations that provide export assistance.
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Middleby buys grill company

  • April 24, 2018
  • Carol Gieske

ELGIN — The Middleby Corp. said it acquired Josper S.A., a manufacturer of charcoal grill and oven cooking equipment for commercial food service and residential applications. Based in Pineda de Mar, Spain, Josper has approximately $20 million in annual revenues. “Josper is a recognized leader in the specialty charcoal cooking category. Charcoal cooking is a growing trend in the U.S. and markets globally due to the flavor profile and versatility of the equipment,” said Selim Bassoul, CEO of The Middleby Corporation. “Josper has led the way in this category introducing market-leading innovations allowing for faster grilling times and a superior, natural grilled taste. We are excited about the continued growth potential of Josper, which should be enhanced through leveraging Middleby’s long-standing customer relationships and global infrastructure.” Middleby, headquartered in Elgin, is a global leader in the food service equipment industry. It develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial food service, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries.
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