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2013 June Issue

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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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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