Argosy sets return in Alton, with safety changes in place

Argosy Casino Alton will reopen Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m. In a letter to patrons, Steve Peate, vice president and general manager, laid out a long series of changes or restrictions that customers will experience on their return. “While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for…

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VP marketing and communications named for Illinois Realtors

Anthony Hebron is the new vice president of marketing and communications for Illinois Realtors, based in Springfield. Hebron brings nearly three decades of communications and 10 years of marketing experience to his position with Illinois Realtors, including managing his own company for the last nine years, ATH Reputation Management. He served customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania…

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Illinois-licensed architect at S.M. Wilson adds Missouri credentials

S.M. Wilson & Co. Virtual Design and Construction Manager Matt Niemeyer has become a Licensed Architect in the State of Missouri. Architectural licensing is granted only when candidates complete sufficient professional education, the Internship Development Program and pass the Architect Registration Exams. Niemeyer earned his B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,…

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Gateway Center in Collinsville to host two drive-in movie nights

The city of Collinsville’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Gateway Convention Center have partnered to produce two drive-in movie nights in the rear parking lot at Gateway Convention Center on Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, July 18. “Due to COVID-19 and the state’s restrictions on gatherings, we cannot host our ‘normal’ events,” said Jamie Lane…

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IMPACT Strategies completes latest project for Autohaus BMW

Fairview Heights-based IMPACT Strategies recently completed a full redesign of Autohaus BMW of Maplewood to be consistent with BMW’s latest showroom prototype. The sleek new design involved an expanded car delivery area, reconfigured offices, service advisory area, customer lounge, and a revamp of the showroom. Upgrades to the lighting and final finishes completed the new…

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Stuart says supplemental funding for SBDC will boost local business

The Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is set to receive $200,000 in supplemental funding from the CARES Act, which state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, says will provide crucial assistance to business owners impacted by COVID-19. “Small business in the Metro East have been badly hurt in the economic downturn caused by…

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Madison County Employment and Training reopening to public July 1

WOOD RIVER — Madison County Employment and Training is set to reopen its offices by appointment next week. “Starting July 1, our office will start seeing people again in person,” Director of Employment and Training Tony Fuhrmann said. “All precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff.”…

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$85 million available for Illinois small businesses impacted by COVID-19, civil unrest

First round of applications to open for business recovery grants By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced this week that it will soon start releasing funds from two grant programs aimed at helping small businesses that have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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