Scheffel Boyle raises thousands for Big Brothers Big Sisters

EDWARDSVILLE – Scheffel Boyle employees recently teamed up to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois at their annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fund-raiser. At last count, Scheffel Boyle’s teams have brought in more than $2,900 in donations for the agency. Donations were still coming in. Scheffel Boyle’s two bowling teams participated…

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House committee backs resolution urging NGA campus be located in St. Clair County

From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Economic Development committee approved bipartisan legislation today urging the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency campus to build the agency’s new facility in Illinois. House Resolution 10 introduced by Illinois state Reps Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, and Charlie Meier, R-Okawville, received bipartisan support from state Reps. Jay…

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129 apply to present at the 2015 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum

From Illinois Business Journal news services KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nearly 130 entrepreneurs who want to tell their companies’ stories to potential investors have submitted applications in hopes of being selected to present at the 2015 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum. Thirteen of those applicants are from Illinois. “We’ve received a great selection of applications this…

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Sivia named Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Sivia Business & Legal Services, P.C. has announced that managing partner Todd Sivia was named one of Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, a rating service of legal professionals, releases a list of up-and-coming attorneys in each state every year. All peer-nominated candidates undergo the Super…

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Midland States Bancorp. announces area leadership appointments

From Illinois Business Journal news services EFFINGHAM – Two key positions have been filled by Midland States Bancorp, Inc. for its St. Louis Market. Jason Ramthun has been promoted to president of Midland’s St. Louis Market. Jason Penfield has been appointed director of Commercial Lending. Midland has a total of 21 banking locations in the…

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Good news and bad news for Illinois taxpayers, local CPA says

By DAN CONNORS   Illinois taxpayers woke up to some good news on Jan. 1 when the temporary state tax rate increase of 2012 finally began phasing out. Individual rates went from 5 percent in 2014 to 3.75 percent in 2015. Corporate rates dropped from 9.5 percent to 7.75 percent. With this decline, the Missouri/Illinois…

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Attorney tapped to lead area’s new Goldberg Segalla office

From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS – Kurtis B. Reeg, a 35-year veteran of the St. Louis legal community and a nationally recognized insurance coverage and toxic tort lawyer, has been chosen to launch the new St. Louis office of Goldberg Segalla. Reeg has been the president and managing partner of Reeg Lawyers,…

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