2017 February Issue

What you need to know before buying a business

    Rather than building a small business from the ground up, buying an existing company offers the opportunity to move along the path to entrepreneurship more quickly. With all of the startup tasks already taken care of, a staff in place, an established customer base, existing vendor relationships, and processes and procedures laid out, you…

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Stalled SIUE Science Building Complex resumes for now

If all goes well, work will wrap in 16 months IBJ Staff Report     EDWARDSVILLE — The on again/off again renovation of the older portion of the science complex at SIUE is back on, and officials hope the project remains that way until it’s completed.    Those involved with the project say it’s about two years…

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Homebuilding group produces booklet on industry laws

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH     MARYVILLE — A local homebuilders group and its executive officer are being recognized for a book published to inform members of laws affecting their trade.    “Building Industry Laws You Should Know” is the product of years of work, said Tracy Butler, of the Home Builders Association of Greater Southwestern Illinois.    “It…

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Q&A with Kurt Prenzler, chairman, Madison County Board

    IBJ: Now that you’ve got a majority of Republicans on the County Board, what kind of advantage is it for you? Somebody told me that hasn’t happened in Madison County since the Great Depression.         Prenzler: That’s what I’m told. It is an advantage in terms of two things I want to address. One…

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Louer Facility Planning put homelike feel into Anderson’s new private patient rooms

By RITA DUCKWORTH     Anderson Hospital in Maryville recently completed the conversion from semi-private to private patient rooms. Louer Facility Planning in Collinsville collaborated with Anderson, from the initial planning phases through the recent completion, to select finishes and furnishings for the project.     A major reason for the conversion to private rooms is to…

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EWR puts personalized stamp on Althoff’s new sports complex

By RITA DUCKWORTH     Althoff Catholic High School’s sports teams haven’t been able to claim a home field advantage for more than 50 years. “Home” games for the varsity Crusaders are played at Lindenwood University, Whitey Herzog Field, McKendree University, and other venues in the region. Meanwhile, the Belleville school’s outdated and well-worn facility is…

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QTE completing engineering on new medical office building

By ROBERTA CODEMO     Construction is nearing completion on the new five-story medical office building at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Ill. Plans are to lease the 139,000-square-foot space to physicians with specialty medical practices.    The project began in May 2016 and is expected to be finished in June, at an estimated cost of $25…

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Geotechnology engineers solutions as Arch grounds project continues

By ROBERTA CODEMO     Construction is proceeding on the St Louis Gateway Arch Grounds project. The work is part of a major renovation effort to revitalize the grounds and the surrounding area.     Work commenced in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed this year, at an estimated cost of $400 million. All that remains…

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