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2013 June Issue

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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IDOT multi-year transportation program includes major emphasis on interstate bridge safety

   In contrast to recent years where emphasis has been on added capacity projects such as the New Mississippi River Bridge and Illinois 255 here, the Illinois Dept. of Transportation’s FY 2014-2019 Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program will focus on maintaining existing bridges and roads statewide.   The $9.53 billion program, “Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow,” allocates nearly…

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Board Chairman Brouster leads turnaround of Reliance Bank

   IBJ Newsmakers Board Chairman Brouster leads turnaround of Reliance Bank    Reliance Bank is alive and well and is actively looking for business, following a recapitalization of $31 million earlier this year. The revival has been led by Reliance Board Chairman Thomas H. Brouster Sr. and his long-time business partner, Gaines Dittrich. Brouster is…

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St. Louis Regional’s West Star Aviation announces major expansion

IBJ Newsmakers St. Louis Regional’s West Star Aviation announces major expansion   Solid growth in West Star Aviation’s key markets is fueling significant expansion plans, including its presence at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton. Airport manager David Miller says that while the industry as a whole continues to rebound from the greatest aviation downturn…

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