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Memorial auxiliary acception donations for bazaar

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting donations through Oct. 30 for its annual Book Bazaar in the Auxiliary Warehouse, located behind Medical Office Center –Two, on the campus of Memorial Hospital Belleville. The books are being accepted on Tuesdays as well as the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. There…

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Frontier adding West Palm Beach service from Lambert

Frontier Airlines has announced it’s adding new non-stop service this fall between St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Palm Beach International in West Palm Beach, Fla., beginning Nov. 15. Frontier will begin twice weekly service (Sunday and Thursday) operating 150-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Beginning February 19, 2019, a third weekly flight (Tuesday) will be added…

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United Way head to leave for CEO post with Midwest BankCentre

Orvin T. Kimbrough, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis, has been elected by the board of directors as CEO of Midwest BankCentre and its holding company, Midwest BankCentre, Inc. He will remain a member of the bank board, on which he has served since 2015. The appointment is effective Feb. 1,…

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First Command Financial Services opens new office in O’Fallon

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce joined First Command Financial Services Advisors Jill Pietrusinski, Steve Bione, John Kafer, Ashley Durbin, Jim Weger and District Advisor Alan Orr on Friday, Sept. 14, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new office at 639 N. Main St. in O’Fallon. In honor of the occasion, the team hosted Chip Payne,…

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Regions Bank names market executive for Central Illinois

Regions Bank on Tuesday announced Bart Rose, commercial relationship manager for Regions, will serve as market executive for the bank in Central Illinois and surrounding communities. As market executive, Rose will work with colleagues and community members throughout Decatur, Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington, Champaign and elsewhere to identify opportunities for the bank and its associates to…

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25th Annual State of the RiverBend Luncheon to be held Oct. 25

The RiverBend Growth Association will play host to its 25th Annual State of the RiverBend Luncheon where the organization will award the Captain of the RiverBend honors to organizations and businesses that are making a difference in the community through economic enhancement, community involvement, and government & public enhancement. Honorees for the 25th Annual State…

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Treasurer to return more ‘lost’ money to taxpayers, and with less effort on their part

A new ‘Money Match’ program automatically will return lost money to Illinois residents without the usual need to gather paperwork or file a claim, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said Tuesday in a local press appearance. The ‘Money Match’ program uses existing technology and state records to match unclaimed cash with qualifying Illinois taxpayers. The…

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SIUE names first assistant director of pre-collegiate programs

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected MaKesha Harris Lee, EdD, as its first assistant director for pre-collegiate programs. During the 2017-18 academic year, the veteran SIUE academic advisor co-created and led the implementation of a 12-month pilot pre-collegiate program with SIUE’s East St. Louis Charter High School. As assistant director for pre-collegiate programs, Harris Lee…

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Hospital Foundation to honor Riley with Elizabethan Award

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation will present Michael R. Riley Sr., owner and President of Professional Therapy Services, Inc., with the 2018 Elizabethan Award. The award will be presented on Friday, Nov. 2, at the 2018 Elizabethan Gala Fundraiser, and it recognizes Riley for his commitment to HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the future of health…

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