Community news and notes for week of Sept. 30-Oct. 9

Dr. Brian F. Soltys of Rockford was recently elected secretary of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS). Dr. Soltys’ responsibilities will include keeping the records of the Society, verifying the bonding of all Society officers and staff, notifying committee members of their election and serving as a delegate to the American Dental Association. Dr. Soltys is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and practices general dentistry in Rockford, as well as being active in the Winnebago County Dental Society. … Tammy Ellwanger of Belvidere joined direct-sales company Tastefully Simple as an independent consultant. The national company features easy-to-prepare food products. Ellwanger offers the company’s gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties. … Sean Evans, appraisal and loan review manager at AMCORE Bank, was promoted to senior vice president. He oversees the credit policy, appraisal and loan review departments. Steve Brewer, corporate controller, was promoted to senior vice president. Brewer oversees financial budgeting, forecasting, accounting, analysis and reporting, and corporate taxes.

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From the September 30 – October 6, 2009 issue.