People In Business

The Insurance House hires two new team members

The Insurance House recently hired Curt Mayer as a commercial lines insurance producer and Brittny Reising as a personal lines producer. Mayer has experience with various insurance lines including commercial, property and casualty, life and commercial health.  He worked in the automotive industry prior to joining the agency.  Mayer earned his Business Management degree from…

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Pediatrician wins Chairman’s Award at Alton Memorial

Dr. Laura Hill is the winner of the 2019 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award. Hill, a pediatrician with Pediatric HealthCare Unlimited on the AMH campus, was honored at the annual Physicians Appreciation Reception, held recently at the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis. Steve Thompson, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors, made the presentation…

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Gerard Fischer firm named Small Business of the Month

The RiverBend Growth Association has named Gerard Fischer and Associates, LLC as its Small Business of the Month for October 2019. Gerard Fischer and Associates, an affiliate of American Family Insurance, has locations in Godfrey, Edwardsville and Quincy. The firm has raised money for a multitude of community organizations. Last December it was able to…

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Centerstone to host nationally recognized addiction-recovery speaker

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host a Spotlight Series event in October  in Alton featuring Ryan Hampton, a prominent leading face and voice of addiction recovery. Multiple years into recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has been recently rocketed to the center of America’s recovery advocacy movement.  He is changing…

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Ameren reorganizes duties for two senior executives

Ameren Corp. has announced organizational changes that will essentially switch the roles of two of its senior executives, a move the company said will broaden the work experiences for both men. Marty Lyons, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, and president of Ameren Services, will become president of Ameren Missouri. Michael Moehn, currently…

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West Star Aviation announces new Gulfstream program director

West Star Aviation has announced the promotion of Eric Valdes to Gulfstream program director with associated programs for Egyptian contracts, accessories, NDT and window repair at its East Alton facility at St. Louis Regional Airport. Valdes brings more than 26 years of aviation experience, formally serving as Gulfstream program manager at West Star for the…

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Walker promoted to VP role with IMPACT Strategies

IMPACT Strategies has announced the promotion of Nick Walker, AIA, MBA to vice president, Project Development & Strategy. Walker joined the IMPACT Strategies team in 2016 as director of Development and Construction Services. His 20–plus years of experience as both an architect and a construction manager allows IMPACT Strategies to grow its presence as a…

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Paul joins Farnsworth Group as architecture principal

Farnsworth Group has announced that Brian Paul has joined the firm’s Fairview Heights office as an architecture principal. Paul has more than 24 years of experience in architectural design and leadership, most recently serving as Director of Architecture for Gray Design Group in St. Louis.  During his architectural career, Paul has led multiple project teams…

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Rotary Club of O’Fallon donates to childhood foundation

At a recent meeting, President Rich Lunan presented club member and O’Fallon District 90 Superintendent Carrie Hruby with a $2,700 donation to the O’Fallon Early Childhood Development Foundation Inc. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide needy 3- and 4-year-old children who are residents of O’Fallon School District 90 the opportunity…

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Trouw Nutrition donates $1,462 to Highland charity

Trouw Nutrition recently matched donations made by its employees in Highland to donate to Leaps of Love, a local charity supporting families affected by childhood brain tumors and late-effects of childhood cancer. Trouw, a global provider of animal nutrition, donated $1,462 to Leaps of Love, based in Highland. “Leaps of Love looks way beyond the…

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