2015 July Issue

Real Estate Transactions

  Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. ALTON JERDI, LLC leased 1,500 square feet of retail space at 228 Regional Drive to Heights Financial. BARBERMurphy Group represented the lessor. BELLEVILLE Bank of Springfield sold…

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IBJ Newsmakers

IBJ Newsmakers Poettker Construction marks 35 years of building relationships — and buildings IBJ staff report    Building relationships and buildings in the safest, most efficient and budget-conscious way possible has been Poettker Construction Co.’s mission for the past 35 years.      The company was founded in 1980 by Charles V. (Chuck) Poettker, president and CEO,…

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An Alexander Hamilton and change equals more than $10

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    I’d recognize Alexander Hamilton just about anywhere. We’re like old friends joined at the hip.    So, when I heard recently that his portrait is going to be replaced on the $10 bill, there were feelings of both annoyance and sentiment, a wallet tradition about to change.    Why, I asked, must the government…

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Capitalism is a wonderful thing — taken in moderation

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Often times presidential campaigns have themes: Return to Normalcy, the New Deal, a Fair Deal, the New Frontier, etc. But these slogans normally belong to one party or the other. This year is different. Just about everyone — and we have nearly enough candidates for a pickup baseball game — are…

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Grafton mayor determined to stay in port district despite votes

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Quarry Township will be dropping out of America’s Central Port just as soon as Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a pending bill into law, but the township’s main city, Grafton, is staying put.    After sweeping through the House on a 109-0 vote in April, House Bill 3664 was passed unanimously by the…

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Senior Services Plus

Southwestern Illinois Charitable Giving Guide     “Senior Services Plus is currently in the midst of a $3.5 Million Capital Campaign to expand our Wellness Center. The new Wellness Center is projected at 16,050 square feet with an indoor gym area, an additional exercise classroom, additional cardio and weight equipment, one 8×16 endless wave pool for…

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YMCA of Southwest Illinois

Southwestern Illinois Charitable Giving Guide     “At the Y, we work to nurture the children, teens, adults and families of our communities. The Y promotes healthy living, youth development and social responsibility through programs that build a strong spirit, mind and body.     The impact of the Y is shown when a teen makes a…

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Hoyleton Ministries

Southwestern Illinois Charitable Giving Guide     “Hoyleton Ministries is proud of its place in Southern Illinois as a premier provider of care for infants through adults who face life challenges. For over 120 years, we¹ve offered a safe haven for children who need help. The Hoyleton of today continues to serve the community using a…

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SIUE Foundation Inc.

Southwestern Illinois Charitable Giving Guide     “When you drive onto the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, you find the magic of a naturally pristine state park, which includes The Gardens at SIUE, and the vibrancy of one of the great universities in our country. With nationally known programs in several areas, SIUE is annually…

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