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2013 June Issue

IBJ Newsmakers/IBJ Business News

 IBJ Newsmakers Rench tapped to head First Mid-Illinois Bank’s Metro East region    Brad Rench has taken the reins of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust’s Metro East market in the wake of Gordon Smith’s recent retirement. Rench succeeds Gordon as senior vice president and regional president of First Mid’s operations in Southwestern Illinois which include…

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COUNTERPOINT: President Obama’s Budget

Obama Budget:  A Step in the Wrong Direction    Congress passes hundreds of bills each year, with many of those bills receiving broad, bipartisan support. Most of these bills pass without much fanfare and aren’t reported on by the media. What Americans do notice, however, are the bills to deal with bigger issues – issues…

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Q & A with Kenneth R. Diel

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Diel & Forguson LLC IBJ: Has technology changed the accounting business? Diel: Technology has made a major impact on our industry. For example, every accounting firm used to have a library. We had hundreds of books in our library, and now we have no library at all. All of…

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Lisa Regula, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

    Lisa Regula does not limit her financial advisement solely to her clients at Edward Jones; instead, she makes an effort to share her knowledge and experience with as many people as she can reach through community venues.   Regula donates her time to discuss relevant financial topics to the community on a regular basis.…

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Significant development occurring throughout Southwestern Illinois

with information provided by Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois   While much of the area’s focus is on the massive $667 million construction project to build the New Mississippi River Bridge, hundreds of millions of dollars of development is currently going on throughout Southwestern Illinois. Here is a review of just some of the projects recently finished,…

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Norma Bellcoff, Vice President/Trust, The Investor Group, TheBANK of Edwardsville

  Norma Bellcoff has more than 26 years of experience in banking and brings her knowledge of finance and customer service to the position of vice president/trust for The Investor Group at TheBANK of Edwardsville.   In her role as trust officer, Bellcoff specializes in investment management and trust and estate administration. She facilitates individual estate…

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