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Keller helming RBGA while search continues

    The RiverBend Growth Association has named John Keller as interim president replacing Monica Bristow, who resigned to run for the 111th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.    “John has the qualifications to step into the position. He has been on the RBGA Board since 2012 and served as its chairman in 2014.…

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Korte & Luitjohan team honored

    Highland-based Korte & Luitjohan was honored as a finalist in the Under $25 Million Category of the AGCMO Keystone Awards for the renovation of the Washington County Courthouse in Nashville, Ill.    Keystone Awards are given to contractors who exhibit excellence in achieving solutions to the obstacles and challenges faced during a construction project.    Pete…

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Niebur to retire at end of February

    Gary Niebur, president and CEO of the Edwardsville YMCA, has announced he will retire at the end of February.    Niebur was hired in 1982 as executive director and led the Edwardsville YMCA through a continuing period of growth, in addition to serving as mayor of Edwardsville for 20 years from 1993-2013.    Mark Motley, president…

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Business development manager named

    ST. LOUIS – S.M. Wilson & Co. has hired Kristyn Newbern as business development manager.    Newbern will be the business development lead for S.M. Wilson’s health care and higher education market sectors. She will assist in acquiring new clients, maintaining existing relationships and elevating S.M. Wilson within the community.    Newbern holds an M.S. in…

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Doctor wins honors at Alton Memorial

    ALTON – Dr. Angela Holbrook is the winner of the 2017 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award.    Holbrook, chief of Emergency Medicine at AMH, was honored at the annual Physician’s Appreciation Dinner, held recently in the Caramel Room of Bissinger’s in downtown St. Louis.    Holbrook has led the ED physicians at AMH since 2011. She…

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Johnson named head of center’s STEM program

    EDWARDSVILLE — The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation has added Candice Johnson as program coordinator for the “STEM Meets Humanities” initiative.    The foundation has partnered with Lewis and Clark Community College, the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences and its IRIS Center for Digital Humanities, the SIUE STEM Center, the Madison County…

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