People In Business

East Alton native named SIUE director for University Housing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Mallory Sidarous as director for University Housing. Sidarous has served as interim director since July 2019 and will assume her new role on Jan. 2, 2020. An East Alton native, Sidarous brings more than 11 years of professional experience in higher education…

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SIUE program director honored as Nurse of Year

Eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing faculty and students were honored as finalists during the March of Dimes’ eighth annual Nurse of the Year Awards Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Each year, the March of Dimes presents awards across 20 clinical and practice specialties to extraordinary nurses in…

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Scott Credit Union credit analyst earns CCRA designation

Scott Credit Union Commercial Banking Credit Analyst Victor Bland has earned the designation of Certified Credit Risk Analyst. The special designation, which included academic studies and a comprehensive exam, certifies him to better analyze financial statements and make informed credit risk assessments for business members at the local credit union. “As we grow our commercial…

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West Star Aviation announces director of employee communications and component marketing

West Star Aviation, based in St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton, has announced Tommi Krell has assumed leadership for marketing the component repair business units, Dallas Aeronautical Services, Flite Components and Avant Aerospace. Avant Aerospace LLC, Dallas Aeronautical Services, LLC, and FLITE Components, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of West Star Aviation Holdings, LLC.…

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McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips opens new Illinois office

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips has opened its eighth office across the Midwest in Springfield, Ill. The office is the second office opened in 2019 by MVP and follows the opening of the Des Moines, Iowa, office in August. MVP has served Illinois for more than 20 years out of the St. Louis office and…

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Movers can now find U-Haul at Jefferson Trailer Sales in Jerseyville

U-Haul Company of Illinois Inc. announced that Jefferson Trailer Sales has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Jerseyville community. Jefferson Trailer Sales partners Jeremy and Kristen Hanold said they will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes at the location at 1669 S. State St.…

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Wealth management firm announces 2019 ‘Archford Angels’ philanthropy winners

Swansea-based independent wealth management firm, Archford Capital Strategies, is announcing that its philanthropic initiative “Archford Angels” has completed its third year. This program challenged the firm’s team members to impact a local charity of their choice. This year’s winners chosen by the Archford advisory board are: •       1st Place: Jacob Hong, Baskets of Hope received…

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Construction company announces relaunch, new name

GRP Mechanical Co. Inc. and Wegman Electric Co. have jointly announced the relaunch of their firm. As of Dec. 9, it will be known as GRP|WEGMAN. “GRP|WEGMAN combines the strengths of GRP Mechanical and Wegman Electric Company,” the firm said in a letter to customers. “By bringing both names into one, we look to simplify…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation raises nearly $140,000 at Elizabethan Gala

In November, nearly 300 people gathered at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon and celebrated the annual Elizabethan Gala Fundraiser, raising nearly $140,000 to benefit the new HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Radiation Oncology Center set to open in early 2020. The traditional fall event featured an evening of fellowship and fundraising accompanied by dinner and music.…

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