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Collinsville welcomes first Walmart Neighborhood Market

COLLINSVILLE – Collinsville and the surrounding area will welcome its first Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1101 Belt Line Road near Keebler Crossing today, Wednesday, July 26. The new store, which will employ about 125 full- or part-time associates, will feature Online Grocery Pickup, a fueling station and a drive-thru pharmacy. The convenience of a smaller…

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Office space leased in Waterloo

Tom Jackson leased a 1,640-square-foot office space at 1329 North Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, to Confluence Investment Management, LLC. 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 building/property, size of…

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Attorneys providing services free for county committee

The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee says 20 attorneys provided free legal appointments during the months of April, May and June in the Legal Advice Clinic in the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville. The appointments were provided as part of the volunteer efforts that members of the Madison County Bar Association offer to the…

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Businessman sentenced to prison for bankruptcy fraud

A man with Alton connections, accused of being a serial bankruptcy filer, was sentenced this week to prison. Mark A. McFarland, 58, of Springfield, was sentenced in federal court in East St. Louis, to one year in prison for his convictions on two counts of bankruptcy fraud, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois,…

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Belleville man takes on IT support role at WGU Missouri

ST. LOUIS – WGU Missouri, the state’s only fully online, competency-based university, has announced that Michael Rausch, of Belleville, has joined the organization as IT site support technician. In this role, he will be responsible for providing IT support to students, faculty and staff and maintaining systems. Rausch brings to WGU Missouri nearly 10 years…

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Warehouse space leased in Granite City

R&T Alliance Inc. leased a 1,700-square-foot warehouse space at 4320 Horseshoe lake Road, Granite City to 911 Restoration Metro East, LLC. 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 building/property,…

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St. Louis Export Challenge offering $60,000 to companies in metro area

Applicants have until Aug. 9 to try for a share of $60,000 in cash prizes available in the 2017 St. Louis Export Challenge. The project is a partnership among St. Louis-based Arch Grants, World Trade Center St. Louis, and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and it is made possible with funding from JPMorgan Chase. Eligible…

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TWM becomes 100 percent ESOP-owned, president to retire

An executive transition has begun at Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc. with the announced implementation of a 100 percent Employee Stock Ownership Plan. TWM is one of the largest engineering and surveying firms in the Southwestern Illinois/St. Louis region. As part of the change, President Rollie Thouvenot, PE, has announced he will retire at the…

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