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2018 November Issue

Anderson takes health care to the community with ExpressCare

    Troy ExpressCare will further the goal of Anderson Hospital to bring health care more directly to the community it serves.    The Korte Company has begun construction of the project at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and Scott-Troy Road. The seven-month build should be completed for opening in spring 2019, said Keith Page, president…

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Anderson plans $8.5 million medical complex in Edwardsville

    Anderson Healthcare has unveiled plans to develop an $8.5 million medical campus on a 10-acre parcel of land on Goshen Road in Edwardsville across from the YMCA Goshen Center.     The planning objectives are to create a medical office campus for the benefit of the surrounding community as well as future developments within the…

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Chad Stafko, Wealth Manager, Associated Bank, Fairview Heights

By Roberta Codemo    Chad Stafko comes from a banking family. He grew up in Mulkeytown, in Franklin County, where his mom worked as a loan officer at the local bank. That was his first introduction to the banking industry.    While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he knew fairly early on he…

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John Kemper, President and CEO, Commerce Bank

By RITA DUCKWORTH    On Aug. 1, John Kemper became president and CEO of Commerce Bank. His father David Kemper held the position since 1988 and remains executive chairman. Commerce Bank is a public company but is family-led. John Kemper represents the sixth generation of his family to be at the helm.     After attending college…

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Susan Knabe, Vice President First Bank, O’Fallon and Shiloh

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Susan Knabe joined First Bank three years ago. She was formerly branch manager of the downtown St. Louis location. When she was offered the opportunity to manage the O’Fallon, Ill., branch of First Bank, she jumped at the chance.     “This is where I always wanted to be,” she says. “O’Fallon is…

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Balke Brown Transwestern tries its hand at marketing business park

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Mike Hurley, vice president of Balke Brown Transwestern, airs confidence when he talks about the potential development of University Park, a project that has stymied SIUE officials for years.    “We think the difference is going to be concerted, intentional marketing,” he said. “We’re going directly to companies that have worked with SIUE…

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Illinois still lags rest of the nation in job growth

By ORPE DIVOUNGUY and BRYCE HILL    The Illinois economy added 2,800 jobs in September, according to data released Oct. 18 by the Illinois Department of Employment Security in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.    The preliminary data show Illinois payrolls climbed 0.05 percent over the month, nearly offsetting the payroll decline experienced in…

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Rein in pharmaceutical company ads

To the editor:    I am in complete agreement with your editorial to ban pharmaceutical advertising (Alan Ortbals column, October). In the past the decision on what medication to use was first driven by your physician diagnosing a problem and then he described what medication would best treat your diagnosis, and then prescribing the correct medication.   …

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. BELLEVILLE     Carlyle Plaza, LLC sold a 45,000-square-foot retail center at 653 Carlyle Plaza to Ashland Storage Centers East, LLC. BARBERMURPHY represented the buyer.     FAEC as QI…

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