Stateline Area Business People in the News

Gail Daer, Branch Manager of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) in Roscoe, was recently honored by the Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce with the Civic Service Award for her contributions to the community. 

Active in the chamber and the community, Daer serves on the Roscoe Chamber’s Board of Directors, Ambassadors Group, Scholarship Committee and the RoRo Expo. Beyond her chamber activities, Daer also volunteers with the Stateline Kids Club, teaches fourth and fifth grade class for the Kids Club Ministry Team and is moderator for the Stateline Commission which is the board that oversees the development of Stateline Ministries.

Roger Schwartz, project manager for Electrol Specialties’ aviation equipment business, recently celebrated 50 years of continuous service with Electrol Specialties.

Schwartz and the company persevered through a flood in 1973, a fire in 1985 and three ownership changes.

An employee luncheon was held Feb. 19 in honor of Schwartz.

Electrol Specialties was founded in 1950 and is a small diversified company in South Beloit.

Dr. Suresh Sreedharan, a pediatrician, has joined the medical staff at NorthPointe Health and Wellness in Roscoe.

Sreedharan received his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences in India and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He received specialty training in pediatrics in Pittsburgh and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He previously practiced in Minnesota.

NorthPointe Health and Wellness is part of the Beloit Health System.

Dr. Javaid Iqbal, a neurologist, is now seeing patients at the Beloit Clinic.

Iqbal received his medical degree from the University of Karachi in Pakistan. He completed a psychiatry residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.Y., and a neurology residency at the State University of New York in Syracuse, N.Y.

He completed a fellowship in clinical electromyography at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. He previously worked with several Rockford health facilities. He is certified in psychiatry and neurology.