Business of month is preparing big camper expansion in Hartford

The Godfrey-based RiverBend Growth Association has named Colman’s Country Campers in Hartford as its Small Business of the Month for September 2020. Brian Campbell and Matt Diamond became the new owners of Colman’s Country Campers in early 2019. It is one of the largest such dealerships in the state, with a team devoted to sales,…

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Mallinckrodt’s Trudeau named to manufacturers association board

The National Association of Manufacturers announced that Mark Trudeau, president and CEO, Mallinckrodt has been named to the NAM board of directors. Mallinckrodt, whose operational headquarters are in St. Louis, is a global business consisting of multiple wholly owned subsidiaries that develop, manufacture, market and distribute specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. Trudeau will join the…

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Trick-or-treating goes on — with safety measures advised

City of Edwardsville announces healthy Halloween events Edwardsville has announced trick-or-treating days and times along with new events for the community to celebrate a healthy Halloween. The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Virtual Costume Contest from Oct. 15 to 30 on the department’s Facebook page.  Participants may enter in one of the…

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O’Fallon mayor chosen for two statewide organizations

O’Fallon Mayor Herb Road has been appointed to one statewide panel and is pending appointment to a second, he said Monday. In his weekly column to residents, Roach explained recent developments. Here is his column, in full: “During the last three and half years, it has been my pleasure and honor to serve and represent…

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Former Madison County postal employee charged with stealing mail

A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois has returned an indictment charging Tia M. Taylor, 27, of Alton,  with one count of theft of mail by a postal service employee. The indictment charges that in July 2020, Taylor stole four packages addressed to Godfrey residents from the Godfrey post office, where she…

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Illinois announces renewal of seven enterprise zones

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity today announced the designation of seven enterprise zones to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. As part of its annual review process, the Enterprise Zone Board evaluated applications submitted by municipalities and counties and gave their final approval at a meeting held earlier this month.…

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First Mid Bancshares and Providence Bank owner to merge

First Mid Bancshares Inc., which has a strong presence in Metro East, and LINCO Bancshares Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which First Mid will acquire all of the outstanding shares of LINCO. LINCO is the holding company for Providence Bank, which is a Missouri state-chartered depository trust company with approximately…

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Knoebel Construction completes work on new Drake’s location in O’Fallon

The new Drake’s restaurant in O’Fallon, Ill., was recently completed with St. Louis-based Knoebel Construction serving as the general contractor. The 6,014-square-foot restaurant and entertainment venue features two full-service bars and a covered patio. When open to full capacity, the restaurant accommodates indoor seating for 134 guests and outdoor patio seating for 30 guests. This…

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State-regulated utilities extend shutoff moratorium to winter 2021

ICC urges residential customers to contact their utility to determine their eligibility By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Several state-regulated utilities have voluntarily extended a moratorium on disconnections into next year after requests from the Illinois Commerce Commission. The ICC announced that Nicor Gas and Liberty Utilities have agreed to halt shutoffs…

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S.M. Wilson rep joins organization of business leaders

S. M. Wilson & Co. Director of Client Development Kristyn Newbern has joined the Aligned Advisory Board. Aligned is an organization of business leaders across market sectors in Missouri and Kansas dedicated to improving education for workforce development and economic growth. Newbern is representing the design and construction perspective on education for the St. Louis…

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