2018 July Issue

West Star expanding again at St. Louis Regional

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    West Star Aviation, which industry professionals have ranked five years in a row as the best maintenance repair facility around, is seeing its success rise from the ground at St. Louis Regional Airport headquarters in East Alton.    West Star has again been voted the No. 1 Preferred Maintenance Repair and Overhaul…

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Handyman plan bridges trust gap for wary seniors

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    At one time or another, everyone needs the services of a handyman, and the older one gets, the more the demand.    But who can you trust? It’s a question that particularly dogs seniors wary of being taken by scammers.    The growing concern prompted Alton-based Senior Services Plus to start its own handyman…

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Law students from Illinois take first in world competition

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    If their recent past is any indication, Julie Holdener and Benjamin Paulsen will have plenty of questions for future law clients. When it comes to client consulting, they’re among the best students in the world — with a plaque to prove it.    Holdener, of Mascoutah, and her college tag-team partner, Paulsen, of…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s honored for stroke-care achievements

IBJ Newsmakers HSHS St. Elizabeth’s honored for stroke-care achievements By ALAN J. ORTBALS    HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Ill., has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.     The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to…

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IBJ Business News

IBJ Business News Riverbend Family Ministries expands space     Ten-year-old Riverbend Family Ministries recently expanded its space, adding more rooms for therapy and offices for the collective of nonprofits that operate out of 131 E. Ferguson Ave. in Wood River.    When Riverbend Family Ministries first opened its doors in 2007 it served 51 families. This…

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Mathis, Marifian & Richter grows with new attorneys, offices

    The year 2018 has been one of continuous growth for law firm Mathis, Marifian & Richter. The firm was founded in 1984, when Patrick Mathis, George Marifian and Kevin Richter sought to open a law firm that would provide businesses and individuals with a better choice in legal representation. They framed the Belleville-based law…

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Jackson Lewis, Lowenbaum see this year’s merger as a good fit

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The St. Louis office of the Jackson Lewis law firm nearly tripled in size this year when it merged with Lowenbaum Law in January.     Jackson Lewis is a national firm headquartered in New York. It specializes in labor law, which is a booming sector in law practice. Lowenbaum Law was…

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Greensfelder attorneys make an impact across the Metro East

    The Belleville office of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., is continuing its mission of providing high-quality legal services while engaging with the communities of southwest Illinois. With lawyers from across Greensfelder’s full array of practice areas, the firm’s office at 12 Wolf Creek Drive, Suite 100, is well-positioned to serve a wide range of…

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