Ameren Illinois President & Collinsville Resident Recognized
Ameren Illinois President & Collinsville Resident Recognized
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ameren Illinois President & Collinsville Resident, Richard Mark,
Recognized by Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce
-- Presented Corporate Leadership Award at 10th Annual Statewide Convention --
(Courtesy of Collinsville Chamber of Commerce) - Ameren Illinois President (and long-time Collinsville resident) Richard J. Mark was presented the Corporate Leadership Award by the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) during its 10th Annual Statewide Convention last week in Peoria. The award is presented to an individual who champions diversity within his or her company.
“Our executive team looks very closely at who is selected for our awards," said Larry Ivory, president and CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce. “Richard Mark was an easy choice. He is accessible, committed, supportive of minority business, and of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce. Richard Mark is also a great humanitarian; always working to positively impact the community. The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce was proud to present him with the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award.”
“I am honored that our efforts to build a diverse culture have been recognized by one of the state’s leading business organizations,” Mark said. “As the largest energy delivery company in downstate Illinois, Ameren Illinois has a significant role to play in growing and developing the communities we serve. Having a more inclusive workplace ensures that we not only succeed as a company, but we create opportunities for others throughout our entire region to thrive."
Ameren Illinois has taken a number of steps to further its position as a leader in diversity and inclusion:
Since 2012, the value of goods and services Ameren Illinois has purchased from minority and woman-owned businesses increased by $76 million. To help maintain a steady pipeline of diverse suppliers, hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners and Ameren procurement reps meet annually to network and identify buy-sell opportunities at Ameren’s Supplier Diversity Symposiums.
Diversity outreach events. In communities throughout Illinois, Ameren partners with local organizations to host outreach events to identify potential new employees with diverse backgrounds.
Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council. In May, Ameren Illinois joined four other Illinois utilities in announcing the formation of the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council. This council is designed to grow business opportunities for diverse suppliers through closer collaboration, technical development and sharing of best practices.
Ameren's commitment to diversity and inclusion has also been recognized nationally. In April, Ameren Corporation was named the number one company on DiversityInc's list of top utilities for diversity. This is the fifth consecutive year Ameren has been recognized among the top five utilities nationally for creating an inclusive workplace, reaching diverse customers and having strong supplier diversity.
About the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce
The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most active voice for African American businesses in the state of Illinois. Our objective is to help promote job creation and growthamongst African American businesses.For more information, visit ilbcc.org.
About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in downstate Illinois, and our mission is to power the quality of life. Ourservice territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us onTwitter @AmerenIllinoisand Facebook.
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131
Bring your unwanted electronics and appliances to the public parking lot
at 227 W. Main (across from Spiritos Grocery) this Friday (4/8) from
Noon until 6pm. Power Recycling donates money to Miner's Theatre for the items you drop off.
Call Power Recylcing at 618-344-7232 for more information.