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Pan American earns top marks from BBB

Pan American Bank & Trust has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for enterprises with 50 to 99 employees. The Torch Award is bestowed on a select few businesses that have distinguished themselves for their excellence and integrity. “The Torch Award is the most prestigious award the BBB can present to a business,” says Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Torch Award winners demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trust with customers, employees, community members, and other stakeholders in which ...

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Forbes salutes William Blair’s Salvino

William Blair financial advisor Thomas Salvino has been named to the Top Wealth Advisors in America list by Forbes magazine for the second year in a row. He was named to Barron’s Top Advisors in America list from 2015 to 2017, and he was also included among the 20 Rising Stars of Wealth Management by Institutional Investor News in 2007, the same year he received the Outstanding Advisor Award from Registered Rep Magazine. A member of the Salvino Wealth Management Team, Thomas, along with his brother John and father Al, manage customized investment portfolios for individuals, families, trusts and foundations.

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Romanucci, Sommario elected

Antonio Romanucci has been installed as the 66th president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and Frank Sommario has been sworn in as the secretary of the National Italian American Bar Association. Romanucci and Sommario are partners in the Chicago-based law firm of Romanucci & Blandin. Romanucci has been an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association since 1995. He was elected to the Board of Managers in 2003 and has served on ITLA’s Executive Committee as well as ITLA’s Nominating Committee. He is a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and the founder of the Justinian’s ...

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Ricchio named a top mortgage broker

Ron Ricchio was among the top 50 mortgage brokers in the country last year in terms of total loan volume, according to Scottsman’s Guide, a national residential and commercial publication. The ranking places him at the pinnacle of a profession that includes thousands of brokers nationwide. Ricchio was ranked among the best mortgage lenders in 2018 by #BorrowWisely, the top 350 originators in the country in 2016 by National Mortgage News, and the top 200 originators in the country in 2010, 2011 and 2014 by Origination News. A broker since 1991, Ricchio is president of Chicagoland Home Mortgage Services in ...

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Glorioso appointed to key state position

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration has appointed Westchester attorney Mauro Glorioso as executive director and general counsel of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. Glorioso has served the PTAB in a number of capacities, most recently as chairman. Prior to that he was a member of the statewide five-member board, and before that he served as an administrative law judge at the agency. “I am honored by the administration’s confidence in me,” Glorioso says. The executive director is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the agency, which assures that real property assessments are fair and uniform.

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Romanucci & Blandin attorneys earn accolades

Romanucci & Blandin, partners Stephan Blandin, Antonio Romanucci and Frank Sommario have all been named to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100 List. This year marks several milestones for the firm, with founding partners Romanucci and Blandin being named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for the 15th consecutive year and Sommario being named to the Top 100 list for the first time. In addition to being on the Illinois Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years, both Romanucci and Blandin have had a presence on the Top 100 list for a majority of that time.

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DeBoni appointed managing partner of Romanucci & Blandin

Gina Arquilla DeBoni has been appointed managing partner of Romanucci & Blandin. She joined the Chicago-based law firm in 2010. As one of the few female managing attorneys in the state of Illinois, Arquilla DeBoni is responsible for the overall management and quality assurance of the firm’s legal and compliance services for its clients. “Gina is an asset to our firm and a passionate advocate of justice for her clients,” says Antonio Romanucci, founding partner at Romanucci & Blandin. “We are extremely proud to promote her to the position of managing partner and know she will continue to see success ...

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Highland Park firm joins forces with R&B Law

The Chicago-based law firm Romanucci & Blandin LLC recently welcomed Highland Park-based Baizer Kolar Neiman P.C. to its ranks. BKN specializes in cases of wrongful death, medical malpractice, automobile accidents and traumatic brain injuries. BKN founder Bob Baizer and partners Joe Kolar and David Neiman bring with them a track record that includes a $29.8 million verdict in a birth injury case and a $25 million medical negligence verdict. “We are extremely confident that the team at Baizer Kolar Neiman will be incredible assets for our growing firm,” said R&B Law founding partner Antonio Romanucci. “Each of them brings a unique ...

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Forbes, Barron’s hail Tom Salvino

William Blair financial advisor Tom Salvino was named to Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list and Barron’s Top State Advisors list for 2019. He has been included in the Forbes list since 2018 and the Barron’s list since 2015. Salvino joined William Blair in 1993 and became a partner in 1999. A graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in finance from Loyola University Chicago, he is a member of the Salvino Wealth Management Team. John, along with his brother, Tom, and father, Al, manage customized investment portfolios for individuals, families, trusts and foundations. ...

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Arcolians assist dental student

The Arcolian Dental Arts Society presented second-year University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry student Jordan Franklin with a $2,500 scholarship at its annual Christmas Party at the Park Ridge Country Club on Dec. 11. Dr. Rosella Spadoni-French, a 1984 Loyola School of Dentistry alumna, conferred the check to Franklin. “I have felt so extremely welcomed by all the members, all of whom readily share their knowledge and support with me whenever they can,” Franklin said. “This scholarship means so much more than the money to me. It means building a closer relationship with an organization that so kindly ...

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