Salute To Women Business

Karen Tinsley-Sroka, Owner, My Scratch Offs, Belleville

Karen Tinsley-Sroka, Owner, My Scratch Offs, Belleville By KATE GENO    When Karen Tinsley-Sroka discovered there was a need for a product in the marketplace, she decided to fill that need by starting her own company. My Scratch Offs has become the go-to source for scratch-off products in custom quantities, at an affordable rate.    After six…

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Angie Wurtzler, Owner, AVH Ink & Vinyl, Breese

Angie Wurtzler, Owner, AVH Ink & Vinyl, Breese By KATE GENO    A professional graphic designer for more than 26 years, Angie Wurtzler started her own company, AVH Ink & Vinyl, to share her creative talent with people and businesses in Illinois.    AVH Ink & Vinyl (formerly After Hours Vinyl) produces custom vinyl graphics, full-color banners;…

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Laura Reed, Principal, Cork Tree Creative, Edwardsville

Laura Reed, Principal, Cork Tree Creative, Edwardsville By KATE GENO    Laura Reed, co-founder and principal of Cork Tree Creative, Inc., is dedicated to helping companies thrive with comprehensive public relations and marketing programs. The firm is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary serving companies in Southwestern Illinois.    After working as a public relations executive for a…

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Trish Cheatham, CEO, Think Tank PR, Marketing and Design

Trish Cheatham, CEO, Think Tank PR, Marketing and Design By KATE GENO    Think Tank PR, Marketing and Design is a firm based in Southwestern Illinois that is growing steadily by developing innovative campaigns for local and national clients. CEO Trish Cheatham said she has built the company based on integrity, with the goal to pay…

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Stacy Hinrichs, General Manager, DoubleTree Hotel and Porter’s Steakhouse, LHM

Stacy Hinrichs, General Manager, DoubleTree Hotel and Porter’s Steakhouse, LHM By KATE GENO    Stacy Hinrichs, general manager of the DoubleTree Hotel and Porter’s Steakhouse in Collinsville, began her career as a hotel front desk receptionist and is now a member of the DoubleTree Circle of Leadership team, which recognizes the top general managers in the…

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Jane Louer, Louer Facility Planning Inc., Collinsville

Jane Louer, Louer Facility Planning Inc., Collinsville By KERRY L. SMITH    Nearly two decades ago, a dedicated commercial interior designer steeped in construction expertise launched her own company to blend intelligent design with product functionality and style. That entrepreneur was and is Jane Louer, president and chief executive officer of Louer Facility Planning Inc. in…

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