People In Business

Upper Alton Association to present Souper Saturday

Area businesses to bring on their best soup to see who walks away with the best tasting soup The Upper Alton Association invites the public to attend Souper Saturday on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave., Alton. This is Upper Alton Association’s first fundraising event…

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Donco, LLC completes rebranding – now known as Utilitra

After announcing a name change in October of last year, Edwardsville-based firm Donco, LLC has officially renamed and rebranded its company. Complete with a new logo, website, and brand presence developed by consultant Jim Harper, Donco entered 2020 as Utilitra. The company has offered multiple service lines operating under several acquired DBAs: Donco, Fowler Technology…

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Edwardsville Bank adds two seasoned bankers to local ranks

Edwardsville Bank on Friday announced the hiring of seasoned bankers Brian Simmons and Tom Baird as the branch manager and vice president of business development, respectively. Simmons (right) will be managing the branch and its day-to-day operations.  He and his team will work to provide customers with tailored solutions to their financial needs.  Baird (left)…

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S.M. Wilson VP Wagner announces retirement

S.M. Wilson announces retirement of Vice President of Healthcare, Bill Wagner after 18 years with the company and more than 39 years in the construction industry. During his tenure, Wagner has forged partnerships with industry leaders and built a talented healthcare project team, leaving the company in a strong position to execute strategic initiatives, the…

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B & B Custom T’s & Gifts named as Small Business of the Month

The RiverBend Growth Association has named B&B Custom T’s & Gifts of Alton as its Small Business of the Month for January 2020. B & B Custom T’s & Gifts offers a wide variety of products including T-shirt printing, promotional products, banners, signs, plaques, trophies, window decals, photos on anything, business cards, mugs, and more.…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital welcomes newest physicians, providers

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital continues to expand their Medical Staff and advanced practice providers to meet the health care needs of area residents, both now and in the future. Over the past quarter (October through December 2019), St. Elizabeth’s is proud to have welcomed the following new health care providers: Anesthesiology Brittany Jarvis, APRN Jonathan…

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Treasurer graduates University of Illinois Extension Leadership Academy

Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser recently graduated the University of Illinois Extension 2019 Leadership Academy for local government officials. The announcement came from Anne Silvis, program leader/assistant dean of community and economic development for the University of Illinois Extension, and United Counties Council President David Meyer. “This was an intensive study,” Slusser said. “The University…

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West Star Aviation appoints director of quality assurance

West Star Aviation has announced the appointment of Gary A. Schandl as director of quality assurance for all West Star facilities. He will be working out of the East Alton operations at St. Louis Regional Airport. He has more than 45 years of aviation experience with the majority being in quality, while previously holding positions…

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University names director of Center for Student Diversity

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Lindy Wagner as director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Wagner will assume her new responsibilities on March 2, 2020. “Lindy’s extensive experience in both higher education, training and development uniquely qualifies her to lead CSDI,” Waple said. “Lindy…

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