Year In Review 2013 Southwest Illinois

Commercial Energy Consultants adds natural gas to reverse auction

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois Commercial Energy Consultants adds natural gas to reverse auction     Commercial Energy Consultants, LLC added natural gas to its reverse auction program. The St. Louis-based firm had been providing the service for electric for two years, according to Mike Grimes, the company’s president.    The reverse auction is a computerized…

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SIUE’s rising ACT, recognitions give university bright outlook

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois SIUE’s rising ACT, recognitions give university bright outlook     SIUE has had a highly active and productive year.     The following are some accomplishments of which the university is particularly proud:    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fall 2013 semester was highlighted by record total enrollment in the Schools of…

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Investment in Granite City exceeds $1 billion since 2007

    Granite City celebrated a significant milestone during 2013, reaching more than $1 billion in new investment since the start of the Great Recession, which created more than 700 jobs and retained more than 4,000.      “Despite ups and downs during the course of the recent economic downturn, Granite City has emerged standing strong and…

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New St. Joseph’s Hospital modernizes for the future

    St. Joseph’s Hospital’s new health-care campus in Highland is designed with the future in mind.     A multi-year, master campus plan for expansion is in place and provides the opportunity for additional growth, Peggy Sebastian, president and CEO, says.    “The master plan allows for the expansion of what we believe will be our most…

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Economic impact study touts Lewis Clark Community College’s value to region

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois Economic impact study touts Lewis Clark Community College’s value to region     GODFREY – Continued growth at Lewis and Clark Community College has had significant ramifications for the regional economy, a newly released economic impact study concludes.     The overall impact of LCCC on the local business community during the…

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Hampton Place housing development completed in Alton

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois Hampton Place housing development completed in Alton     The third and final phase of the Hampton Place housing development was completed in 2013. A total of 86 new, single-family homes have been built as part of the project in the Mexico neighborhood in Alton since 2002.    The neighborhood is…

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Korte & Luitjohan renovating Illinois Supreme Court building

    The renovation of the 1906 Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill., by Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. began in June 2013, and is expected to be complete in one year.     The scope of work includes the renovation of office, storage and work areas, as well as the historic preservation of public spaces,…

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Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois A few words about the year gone by — and a new one dead ahead Here’s to 2013, a very … intriguing year.    For some businesses, the past 12 months has been a swing period, as the nation continues to climb out of the hole left by the meteoric…

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Poettker Construction enjoys busy year, looks to another

    Founded in 1980, Poettker Construction Co. is a second-generation family-owned business specializing in providing exceptional construction expertise for health-care and educational institutions as well as retail and industrial clients throughout the Midwest region of the U.S.     Poettker provides a full range of services to its clients, including general contracting, design-build, construction management, and…

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2013 a year of firsts and continued growth for Lindenwood University-Belleville

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois 2013 a year of firsts and continued growth for Lindenwood University-Belleville     The Belleville campus of Lindenwood University has been a continuous mecca for growth and development for over a decade now, serving as a catalyst for positive success and change for students, education and the community alike. Celebrating…

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