TWM welcomes Copeland to engineering team

Swansea-based engineering and surveying firm Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. has added Heather Copeland, P.E., to its the growing team of transportation engineers. Copeland of St. Louis comes to TWM with a wealth of expertise in various roles working for the Missouri Department of Transportation. She has acted as a senior highway designer, a hybrid…

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IMPACT Strategies adds business development coordinator and project engineer

IMPACT Strategies, a Fairview Heights-based construction management firm, has announced the recent hiring of Stephanie Sullivan as business development coordinator and Travis Schwartz as project engineer. In the newly formed business development coordinator position, Sullivan is responsible for all marketing coordination and oversight, as well as providing administrative support to company management. She previously worked…

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Metro East businesses teaming to help airmen transition into civilian workforce

Scott Air Force Base and local companies have partnered to provide a networking opportunity with 75-plus top transitioning military who come to the table with excellent leadership, management and work-readiness skills. The event aims to connect active duty members, guard/reserve and spouses to open available jobs in Southwestern Illinois It will take place Thursday, Nov.…

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National Bank hires commercial loan officer in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE — National Bank has hired Bryan Cassidy as commercial loan officer for its Edwardsville branch. He comes to National Bank after 13 years in banking and finance. He started his banking career as a personal banker, worked his way up to branch manager and loan officer. “Bryan has already been a great addition to…

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Illinois Pipe Trades Association backs Aud Crowe in senate campaign

The Illinois Pipe Trades Association, a regional division of the United Association, has endorsed Democrat Rachelle Aud Crowe, of Glen Carbon, in the election for the 56th Illinois Senate District. “I’m proud to be endorsed by the Illinois Pipe Trades Association,” said Crowe. “Standing up for working families is critical to putting Illinois on the…

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HeartLands Conservancy to host Southwestern Illinois Communities Conference

HeartLands Conservancy will host its annual Southwestern Illinois Communities Conference on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville. Breakfast and networking will start at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 8 a.m. The meeting will focus on “Bringing forests back to communities”, and will feature Meridith McAvoy Perkins, who manages the…

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HotelsCombined recognizes Beall Mansion among best inns in the U.S.

ALTON — HotelsCombined, an Australian-based hotel meta-search company, says the Beal Mansion, an Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn in Alton, is one of the best of its kind. HotelsCombined has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within Illinois. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating…

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Office space leased to state representative

B & K Auto Sales & Services Inc. leased a 720-square-foot office space at 2105 Vandalia St., Collinsville, to State Representative Katie Stuart. 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…

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House call animal practice hires second veterinarian

Metro-East Home Vet Care, a house call-exclusive companion animal practice in Southwestern Illinois, is pleased to announce the addition of its second veterinarian. Dr. Laura Boeren is now accepting new patients, both canine and feline. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, with honors, in 2001. Boeren’s particular interest lies with…

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Belleville woman wins $50,000 in Illinois Lottery

Lifelong Belleville resident Eugenia Oelrich played an Illinois Lottery Red Ribbon Cash ticket and instantly won a top prize of $50,000. Oelrich was at BP Food Mart, 1257 Lebanon Ave., in Belleville, buying a Powerball ticket, when the clerk suggested she also try the new Red Ribbon Cash game.  She bought a ticket and took…

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