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Korte & Luitjohan adds Kues as a project manager

    Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. has added Eric Kues as a project manager.    Kues has more than 17 years in the construction industry. His experience includes new construction, additions and renovations in the commercial, industrial, educational and medical markets.    Korte & Luitjohan is based in Highland. It offers design-build, construction management, general contracting, and…

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Clark joins board of Leadership Council

    O’FALLON, Ill. — Visionary Wealth Advisors says Mike Clark has joined the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois’ Board of Directors.    The Leadership Council’s membership of more than 200 area leaders works to unite business, industry, government, education and labor for economic growth in Southwestern Illinois.    Clark is a senior wealth advisor at Visionary Wealth Advisors…

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Eberwein joins branch of National Bank

    National Bank has announced the recent hire of Ben Eberwein as commercial/ag loan officer for its Highland branch.    He comes to National Bank after nine years of banking in the city of Highland, holding roles as a personal banker, loan officer and the last four years as a branch manager.    Eberwein grew up in…

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Cousley serving as VP for Town and County

    EDWARDSVILLE – Town and Country Bank has announced a new member of the commercial lending team, Mark Cousley. He serves as vice president, commercial banking officer and is responsible for commercial banking and relationship management in the Metro East area.    The bank cites his 20-plus years of experience in commercial banking along with his…

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Simmons attorney honored in ‘40 Under 40

    ALTON – Melissa Crowe Schopfer, a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy, has been chosen by the Law Bulletin Publishing Co. as one of its 2017 “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”     The Law Bulletin’s annual “40 Under Forty” recognizes the 40 “most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois.” Publisher of the Chicago…

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Gramann joins hospitals in communications role

    Hospital Sisters Health System Southern Illinois Division has announced that Ashley Gramann was recently named the manager of communica-tions within the HSHS Southern Illinois Division. Gramann’s focus will be the HSHS Southern Illinois ministries of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland.    Gramann will…

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Prairie Farms executive joins Anderson board

    MARYVILLE – The Anderson Hospital Foundation has added Prairie Farms dairy executive Ed Mullins to its board.    The nine-member Foundation Board provides leadership for carrying out the foundation’s mission: to support and promote Anderson Hospital and its healthcare services.    Mullins is the chief executive officer and executive vice president of Prairie Farms. He has…

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West Star Aviation hires Klose for engine unit

    West Star Aviation has announced Sharon Klose has joined its team as director of engine programs.    West Star’s operations include a substantial aviation repair business at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto.    She has more than 30 years of experience in aviation and most recently, she held the role of senior sales/service engine manager…

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Ziebart joins First Bank as senior vice president

    Ken Ziebart recently joined First Bank as senior vice president, group manager for the Commercial Banking Group. His office is located at First Bank’s O’Fallon, Ill., branch, 804 West U.S. Highway 50.    Ziebart will be responsible for leading and growing the Commercial Banking Group in the Metro East and Southern Illinois.    Prior to joining…

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Community Bankers group hires Peck as senior VP

    SPRINGFIELD — The Community Bankers Association of Illinois has announced the hiring of Jerry Peck as senior vice president of governmental relations. He replaces Kraig Lounsberry who begins his tenure as CBAI president Jan. 1.     “I have known Jerry for more than 10 years,” Lounsberry stated. “He well-known and well-liked at the Statehouse…

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