Maryville resident Matt Laws has been named director of the network office for Network Supervision for Northwestern Mutual in Clayton, Mo. Laws is a native of Granite City and has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2003.
Leslie Miller, of Century 21 Hartmann Realtors in Collinsville, has earned the Military Relocation Professional Certification. Miller and other Realtors with this certification can help military personnel and veterans with housing that best meet their clients' needs and allow them to take advantage of military benefits.
Dustin Richert, manager of ApexNetwork Physical Therapy in O'Fallon, attended the 7th Annual St. Louis Soccer Conference, a continuing education program presented by the Washington University Orthopedic group. The program included discussion about common lower extremity injuries sustained by soccer players with a focus on articular cartilage injuries. Physicians discussed surgical techniques and protocol guidelines.
Tiffany Michael, of Hendrickson Salon in Edwardsville, recently attended The Redken Exchange in New York City to learn advanced techniques in hair design and hair color from leading experts in the salon industry.
Deena Fowler, owner of Play It Again Sports in Fairview Heights, was recently given the Sales Excellence Award at Play It Again Sports' Annual Conference and Trade Show.
Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis in Collinsville has new named New Douglas resident Lisa Rose the Employee of the Year.
News-Democrat advertising representative Willie Harris will be honored next month by the Metro-East Professional Organization (MAPO). Harris will be one of ten to be recognized at the MAPO banquet to be held April 6 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.