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Green Leaf Awards presented by HeartLands Conservancy

HeartLands Conservancy recently presented Green Leaf Achievement Awards to four organizations that embody its mission of sustaining and enriching Southwestern Illinois’ diverse environmental resources. “Leafies” were given for Conserving Land & Protecting Natural Resources, Building Greener Communities, Engaging People with Nature, and Volunteers of the Year: Conserving Land & Protecting Natural Resources: St. Clair County…

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Company sells apartment building in O’Fallon

Pineview Inc. sold a 16-unit, 16,880-square-foot apartment building at 109-111 Sugar Pine Lane, O’Fallon, Ill. The purchaser is Sugar Pine Apartments, LP. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. *** Just close a commercial real estate deal in Southwestern Illinois? Tell us about it. We’ll need to know the buyer/lessee, whether it’s sale or lease, type of…

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International Horseradish Festival celebrating 30th anniversary

COLLINSVILLE — The 2017 International Horseradish Festival is celebrating 30 years in the horseradish capital of the world. Collinsville will be celebrating a love of all things horseradish June 2-4, 2017 at Woodland Park. This three-day festival has a variety of events for adults and children. Local food vendors will have a huge selection of…

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Alton Main Street survey targets future of Downtown

ALTON — Alton Main Street has launched a needs assessment survey to gauge which businesses and quality of life improvements are sought in the Downtown district. A link to the survey can be found on the home page of www.DowntownAlton.com. The organization’s Economic Development committee will use the data to proactively target businesses. The ultimate…

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AMH Family Care Pharmacy hours changing June 1

ALTON – The Family Care Pharmacy at Alton Memorial Hospital will have new hours starting June 1. Located in the Olin Wing on the hospital’s Ground Floor, the new Family Care Pharmacy hours will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pharmacy will continue its Mobile Pharmacy services during these hours.…

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Centralia economic development to host Small Business Development Center

The Centralia Economic Development Office will play host to staff of the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center from SIUE. On Wednesday, June 21, local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to meet and participate in one-on-one counseling sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. at Centralia City Hall, 222 S. Poplar St. Staff from…

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Production firm Ignite!Events acquires Parties & Props

Event production firm Ignite!Events, which is headquartered in Edwardsville, has acquired event design company Parties & Props, Ltd., effective June 3. Ignite!Events will become Parties & Props Event Production Group, an event design company that specializes in distinctly creative events. For more than 25 years, Parties & Props, Ltd. has provided options for event design…

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Associate professor receives two engineering awards

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Ryan Fries, PhD, has received both the 2017 University of Delaware Department of Civil Engineering Citation for Outstanding Achievement Award and the Illinois-Indiana Region American Society of Engineering Education Outstanding Representative Award. Fries is an associate professor of civil engineering in SIUE’s School of Engineering. The UD award goes to an…

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Apartment complex sold in Swansea

Dan L. Sheils, LLC sold a 108-unit, 113,400-square-foot apartment complex at Cantwell Lane and Old Collinsville Road, Swansea. The purchaser is Swansea Applegate Apartments, LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented the seller. *** Just close a commercial real estate deal in Southwestern Illinois? Tell us about it. We’ll need to know the buyer/lessee, whether it’s sale or…

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Area’s first Macy’s outlet store to debut in Fairview Heights

A Macy’s Backstage outlet store will debut inside the Macy’s St. Clair Square store in Fairview Heights on Saturday, June 17. The store will be carved out of approximately 17,800 square feet.of space on the first level. The grand opening will be celebrated with $20 gift card giveaways for the first 100 customers and special…

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