Southern Illinois Builders Association soliciting scholarship applicants

The Southern Illinois Builders Association, which began offering scholarships in 2012 and have awarded 119 scholarships totaling approximately $222,500, is again seeking applications. SIBA solicits candidates for the SIBA Scholarships in the fall and requests that information be submitted by Nov. 5 for the SIBA Education Committee to meet and make their selections. To be…

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Graduate enrollment leaps at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Landmark graduate enrollment, the largest first-year class in six years, increasing diversity and growing international attendance highlight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s strong fall 2021 enrollment picture. SIUE’s overall enrollment grew 1.2 percent (150 students) to 13,010 for fall 2021. The University welcomed 1,992 first-year students in fall 2021. Master’s and doctoral degree program enrollment reached…

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New energy law will invest billions on renewable, nuclear sectors

Unions, environmentalists call it a win for climate, job creation in state By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out…

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New leaders installed for Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois

Members of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois recently gathered to celebrate the Association and install the new officers and directors. Karen Sheesley was installed as the 2021-2022 President of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois at an installation event held in August at the 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. Banquet Center in Belleville. Karen…

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Granite City mayor discusses grants with business owners

Granite City Mayor Mike Parkinson recently partnered with the Small Business Development Center at SIUE to go door to door canvasing local Granite City businesses to bring awareness to the Back2Business Grants and announce the city’s upcoming small-business grants. “I wanted a more aggressive approach to letting businesses know of the available funding to keep…

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Four Points RV Resorts buying up Jellystone Park locations

Four Points RV Resorts, LLC is making a splash in the family campground business. The Lake Charles, La.-based company recently acquired two Jellystone Park locations and converted a third campground into the Yogi Bear-themed franchise network in time to catch the summer camping season. “We have been very busy. We couldn’t be more excited, and…

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Alton hospital urges community input about health needs

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center is requesting help from the local community to determine and prioritize health needs. A survey is now available, and residents can participate at welisten.at/Alton. Here is the link for the version available in Spanish. The survey will remain available until Oct. 1, 2021. “Access to health care and other…

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IWR names director of project management

IWR North America, one of the longest-standing building enclosure contractors in the U.S., promoted Joe Sharamitaro to director of project management. In this role, Sharamitaro will supervise the project management team, while maintaining the departmental structure and goals of IWR. He will ensure projects are executed effectively and efficiently, aligning internal methodologies and processes with…

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Holland completes work on second building at Eleven South

Holland Construction Services has completed work on the Eleven South Office Building II in Monroe County. The three-story office building stands as the second of several planned buildings on a 26-acre site developed by Admiral Parkway Inc. “I think Holland did an excellent job on this development,” said Admiral Parkway Inc. President Joe Koppeis. “They…

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CLA named top audit firm for credit unions for eighth year in row

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) was named the top audit firm for credit unions for the eighth consecutive year by Callahan & Associates. The rankings are published in the 2021 Supplier Market Share Guide: Credit Union Auditors. CLA said it continues to outpace all auditors on the list in terms of the raw number of credit union…

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