Associated Bank welcomes two residential loan officers

EAST ST. LOUIS – Associated Bank recently added two residential loan officers, Kelly Acosta and Richard Coolbaugh. Acosta joined Associated Bank as assistant vice president, residential loan officer, Consumer and Business Banking. She is responsible for residential mortgage lending at the Belleville locations. Acosta (left) brings more than 25 years of banking experience to Associated…

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SIUE Graduate Admissions plans open house for prospective students

  The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Morris University Center Oak and Redbud Rooms. Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 70 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral…

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Edwardsville Frozen Foods to change owners, but Herbie is staying

EDWARDSVILLE – The blueprints for Edwardsville Frozen Foods, at 246 N. Main St., were first drawn up in 1947 and now – 70 years later – that blueprint will be updated with the sale of the business to new owners, Bob Keyser and Jeff Merkel, both from Edwardsville. Longtime residents, they grew up going to…

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RE/MAX’s Sharon Pratt recognized as Realtor of the Year

ALTON ─ Sharon Pratt, managing broker/co-owner of RE/MAX River Bend, was named 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors. The honor came March 18 at the annual Awards Banquet. Pratt will receive special recognition during the Illinois Realtors state banquet June 6 in Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.…

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Midland States expands wealth management group with CedarPoint acquisition

EFFINGHAM — Midland States Bancorp Inc. has expanded its wealth management services with the acquisition of CedarPoint Investment Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisory firm located in Delafield, Wisc. Founded in 2009, CedarPoint provides clients with a range of financial planning and investment services and has approximately $180 million in assets under administration. The transaction…

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Burton named 2017 board chair for Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way

GRANITE CITY — Keith Burton, president and CEO of GCS Credit Union, has been selected as the 2017-2018 chair for auxiliary council of the Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis. Burton succeeds Katie Hubbard, associate attorney at Goldenberg Heller Antognoli P.C., who held the chair position in 2016. “I believe that…

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LCCC workshop for those seeking retirement advice

EDWARDSVILLE – Lewis and Clark Community College’s Corporate and Community Learning division is offering a workshop for those seeking retirement advice. “One of the biggest concerns of retirees is knowing when they can retire,” said Joe Allaria, who will lead the workshop. “We will cover how to find out the answer and to confidently know…

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Emerson becomes first Premier Corporate Member of Edwardsville-based Fab Lab

  A recent tour of the Fab Lab at Lewis and Clark Community College’s Edwardsville campus. EDWARDSVILLE – Emerson, a global technology and engineering company headquartered in St. Louis, sees Lewis and Clark Community College’s St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab as a resource for its innovative research and development divisions. The company is the first…

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Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation names Jansen as corporate vice president

CENTREVILLE — Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation has announced that Joe Jansen has joined the organization as corporate vice president. Jansen’s primary responsibilities will focus on expanding SIHF’s specialty services network and other business growth. He has more than 30 years of health-care experience, most recently as vice president and associate administrator at Des Peres Hospital…

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