MetroLink work is scheduled in Illinois starting Monday

  From Illinois Business Journal news services MetroLink passengers are encouraged to allow extra time for their commutes in Illinois next week as maintenance work on the MetroLink system may result in delays for some Red Line passengers. To accommodate work crews, Red Line MetroLink service will end at the College MetroLink Station and a…

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West Star Aviation, Norwest Equity Partners enter investment partnership

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EAST ALTON — St. Louis Regional Airport’s largest tenant is entering an investment partnership that will allow the company to grow. West Star Aviation, an aircraft refurbishing company with locations around the country, has reached an investment partnership with Norwest Equity Partners, a middle market investment firm founded…

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Allsup to provide disability screenings during race at GCS Ballpark

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE — Allsup, a national Social Security Disability Insurance representation company, will provide SSDI and veterans disability benefits screenings at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern Illinois’ Race for Recovery, Sunday, May 7. The family-oriented event will feature mental health information and…

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Cinco de Mayo-themed Pub Crawl on May 5 in Downtown Alton

ABOVE AND BELOW: A group of crawlers during last year’s event, and this year’s T-shirt design that features a taco-eating cat designed by local artist Julia Johnson. From Illinois Business Journal news services ALTON – Alton Main Street is planning a Cinco de Mayo-themed Pub Crawl in Downtown Alton on Thursday, May 5. Thirteen of…

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Summit marks official launch of St. Louis Regional Freightway

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS — Bi-State Development hosted Freight Summit 2016 on April 27, which served as the official launch of the St. Louis Regional Freightway, BSD’s newest enterprise and the culmination of several years of study and regional planning aimed at capturing a share of the significant increase in…

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COCA plans trenching and shoring training

  From Illinois Business Journal news services MARYVILLE — COCA, the Council of Owners and Construction Associates, is sponsoring a Trenching and Shoring Competent Person Training Class on Saturday, May 7. The one-day course is being held at Ameren’s Service Yard, 1050 West Boulevard, Belleville. It will be conducted by TekSolv’s American Allied Safety Council.…

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Starting a business workshop to be held in Belleville

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE, in partnership with The Greater Belleville Chamber, Southwestern Illinois College and Southwestern Illinois Chapter of SCORE, will present an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and future business owners on Thursday, May 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The “Starting…

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Metro East housing statistics on the rise

  From Illinois Business Journal news services SHILOH — The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois this week released the March 2016 housing statistics, resulting in a higher number of homes sold in St. Clair, Randolph, and Clinton Counties in March 2016 compared to February 2016. Realtors in St. Clair County sold 9.9 percent more homes…

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Numbers mixed on Southwestern Illinois construction starts

  From Illinois Business Journal news services NEW YORK — Dodge Data & Analytics reported April 28 on March construction starts for the metropolitan statistical area of St. Louis, consisting of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Jersey, Lincoln, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, Warren and Washington counties in Illinois and…

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Regional image campaign touting the Metro East enters second year

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — A regional image campaign launched in 2015 to help everyone in the Metro East get to know their community better is entering its second year. “Get to know m.e.- The Metro-East. I live here. I love it” touts the attractions and the reasons people love living…

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