People In Business

New Spectrum store opens on Green Mount Road in Shiloh

Charter Communications Inc. announced Friday the opening of a new Spectrum store in Shiloh. The store, located at 3950 Green Mount Road, allows customers to learn more about and try Spectrum services, which include video, internet and voice services and its latest offering, Spectrum Mobile. Officials said Spectrum Mobile combines the nation’s largest LTE network…

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Scheffel Boyle adds four accountants, 12 interns

PHOTO: Top, Evan Tyson and new interns. Bottom, from left, Jessica Lake, Jett Durr and Zach Williams. Scheffel Boyle CPAs announced the recent addition of four staff accountants and 12 senior interns to its team. The public accounting firm welcomed accountants to its Alton, Edwardsville, and Belleville offices, with plans for more growth later this…

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State rep drops in on Granite City shoe shop

As part of efforts to learn more about obstacles for local business owners, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, recently visited Holt Shoe Shop in Granite City. “Visiting Holt Shoe Shop was a great opportunity to better understand their work and impact on the local community in Granite City,” said Stuart. “Small business like Holt help…

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Associate judge named to Illinois Supreme Court evaluation committee

Associate Judge Maureen Schuette of the 3rd Judicial Circuit was appointed as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for a term commencing on Jan. 1, 2020, and expiring on Dec. 31, 2022. “I am honored to be appointed and look forward to serving as an active member of the committee,”…

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Tucker Ellis firm promotes 10 of its attorneys

Tucker Ellis LLP, which does work in the bistate area, promoted 10 of its attorneys to counsel in 2020. “Our clients reap the benefits of what we believe is a better system from the typical law firm’s associates and multiple-tier partnership system. Instead, at Tucker Ellis, we promote associates to counsel, and counsel to partners…

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First National Bank of Waterloo president and CEO to retire

First National Bank of Waterloo and President and CEO Gary Hemmer on Tuesday announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2020.  Hemmer began his tenure with the bank more than 20 years ago on July 1, 1999. “Hemmer has provided strong and steady leadership over the past 21 years as president and CEO of…

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HSHS Medical Group welcomes endocrinologist

HSHS Medical Group has added an endocrinologist, Dr. Fadi Siyam, to its medical team. He is seeing patients at Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group – O’Fallon, located at 775 Sunset Blvd., Suite B, in O’Fallon. Siyam specializes in disorders of the endocrine system, including diabetes, metabolic and nutritional conditions, pituitary diseases, calcium…

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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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