People In Business

Scooter’s Coffee opens with a shot of help from SBDC at SIUE

Scooter’s Coffee is now open on Illinois Route 159 in Glen Carbon. The drive-through coffeehouse is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. The franchise was first established in Bellevue, Neb., and is now available locally thanks to Robert (Bob) Semptimphelter and his wife’s good taste. After relocating to the Edwardsville area…

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Wiegmann Associates receives SMACNA Safety Excellence Award

Wiegmann Associates has been awarded a 2021 Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association Safety Excellence Award in the 200,001-300,000 man-hour category. Every year SMACNA recognizes its members with the lowest injury/illness rates. This year, just 27 member companies in the United States and Canada received a 2021 Safety Excellence Award for overall safety…

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Belleville accounting firm moves to larger location

Willie and Ericka Logan, founders of Logan & Logan, LLC Management and Accounting Services, has expanded and moved to a larger, more adequate location. In 2019, Ericka and her husband, Willie, decided to jump-start their entrepreneurial endeavors by entering into the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Metro East Startup Challenge.…

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SIUE alumna’s videos giving sage advice to pharmacy students nationwide 

Bridging the gap between education and practice, pharmacy residencies are crucial to pharmacists wishing to improve their skillsets and patient care. To simplify and help students navigate the application process, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy alumna Kristen Ingold, PharmD, created informative videos filled with wisdom and best-practice advice. Ingold, of Freeburg, graduated with…

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Waterloo bank marks opening of new Swansea location

First National Bank of Waterloo recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its 13th banking center, located in Swansea. The Swansea Banking Center is located at 4101 N. Illinois St. Swansea Mayor Mike Leopold and several members of both the Metro-East Regional Chamber and O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce attended the event. Staff…

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IT firm serving region opens in Alton

Tech River Consulting, LLC, an information technology company, opened this spring in Alton. Owner Keith Warfield said the company offers professional, specialized, and wide range of services, products and equipment, and solutions to small and medium businesses, organizations, not-for-profits, local governments or municipalities, banks/financial institutions, and professionals, such as law firms, medical/dental offices, and accountants/CPAs.…

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Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois names marketing coordinator

Weston White joined the staff of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois in late June. Weston’s title is project management & marketing communications coordinator. Prior to coming to the Leadership Council, he was a TV news producer for over 10 years, working at WSIL in Carterville, IL, WKRN in Nashville, TN, and most recently at KTVI…

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Professor of chemistry wins society’s award

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Professor of Chemistry Leah O’Brien, PhD, has won the American Chemical Society’s St. Louis Section 2021 Saint Louis Award. She will accept the honor Friday, Oct. 1, at a banquet following a spectroscopy-focused research symposium to be held on the SIUE campus. The Saint Louis Award, originally sponsored by Monsanto Co.,…

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HSHS Medical Group welcomes family practitioner

Dr. Shivani Sharma has joined the family medicine team at HSHS Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine – Highland at 12860 Troxler Ave., Suite 320, in Highland. Sharma cares for patients of all ages and offers a variety of services, including minor procedures, general wellness care, well-child exams and chronic illness management. Sharma received her…

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OB/GYN joins medical staff at Alton Memorial

Dr. Megan Sauer, OB/GYN, has joined the Alton Multispecialists and Alton Memorial Hospital medical staff. Sauer joins Dr. Rachel Durham at Alton Multispecialists, 1 Professional Drive in Alton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 618.463.1181. Sauer provides care for all aspects of pregnancy, from pre-pregnancy counseling to post-partum care. She will…

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