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The Financial Leaders Of Southwestern Illinois

PNC Bank intent on supporting communities, regional president Scully says

By KERRY SMITH    Michael Scully, PNC Bank regional president for St. Louis and Southern Illinois, says he’s proud to work for a company that has pledged $500 million to support a myriad of early education initiatives in celebration of the bank’s 15th anniversary of Grow Up Great, its signature outreach.    “This year marks a $150…

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Commerce’s Gomric says bank leadership has deep roots in Southern Illinois

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Commerce Bank has billions of dollars in assets, but it’s never gotten away from its community bank approach, says Matthew Gomric, the Southern Illinois market president.    “When you think of Commerce Bank you think of our culture and the commitment to the community. Although we are publicly traded, we very much take…

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First National Bank in Staunton grows with region, exec VP says

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    First National Bank in Staunton got an experienced banker back in 2001 when Brian Ury took on the role of executive vice president and senior loan officer.     But banking wasn’t his first career choice. He graduated Illinois State University in Bloomington with a degree in finance.    “When I went to college,…

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