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The Year In Review 2015

St. Louis Downtown Airport planning taxiway improvements for larger craft

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   St. Louis Downtown Airport planning taxiway improvements for larger craft By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    CAHOKIA — The charter-flight business of St. Louis Downtown Airport is booming and the facility has plans to help that progress along.    The airport is pursuing a long-range plan to improve its main taxiway to…

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SWIC dean says cybersecurity effort places region in important realm

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   SWIC dean says cybersecurity effort places region in important realm By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Dr. Janet Fontenot, dean of the business division at Southwestern Illinois College, says the new Midwest Cyber Center for Excellence places the region in the middle of one of the biggest challenges of the modern…

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Sheppard Morgan & Schwaab marked award-winning year in 2015

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   Sheppard Morgan & Schwaab marked award-winning year in 2015 By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE    Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab, Inc. is a civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Alton with a history dating back to 1892. Providing services to clients for 123 years, SMS primarily serves Calhoun, Jersey,…

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NAI DESCO says Gander Mountain location is becoming a regional draw

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   NAI DESCO says Gander Mountain location is becoming a regional draw By KATE GENO    NAI DESCO negotiated a transaction on behalf of developer Darrell Shelton that brought another large retailer to Southwestern Illinois in 2015, benefiting local shoppers and merchants alike. Gander Mountain retail store opened in May…

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Poettker Construction cites big projects, safety record in strong year

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   Poettker Construction cites big projects, safety record in strong year By KERRY SMITH    Building relationships and buildings in the safest, most efficient and budget-conscious way possible has been Poettker Construction Company’s mission since 1980.        In 2015, Poettker Construction not only celebrated its 35th anniversary, but it also…

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Memorial Hospital forms affiliation with BJC, adds new facility

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   Memorial Hospital forms affiliation with BJC, adds new facility By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE    Serving Belleville and the Metro East since 1958, Memorial Hospital is again strengthening its presence and its service offerings to patients throughout the region. After many months of due diligence, the hospital’s parent group and…

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Kunkel Commercial Group lists two, new Class-A office buildings

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   Kunkel Commercial Group lists two, new Class-A office buildings By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Kunkel Commercial Group landed two of the largest office projects in Southwestern Illinois in 2015: the Green Mount Road Professional Building in O’Fallon and the Park Street Plaza in Edwardsville. Kunkel will be the leasing…

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Madison County spends year building progress, including levees

Year in Review 2015: Southwestern Illinois   Madison County spends year building progress, including levees Special to the Illinois Business Journal     In the last days of 2015, Chairman Alan Dunstan issued a declaration of disaster for Madison County as days of heavy rains caused flooding severe enough to approach levels of the historic 1993…

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