People In Business

New dean of SIUE College of Arts and Sciences takes helm in July

Kevin Leonard, PhD, has been selected as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences. Leonard will assume the role effective July 1. Leonard (shown) brings nearly a decade’s worth of administrative experience in strategic planning, the recruitment, hiring, mentoring and evaluation of faculty, program assessment and budget management.…

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HSHS Medical Group welcomes APRN to family practice

HSHS Medical Group recently welcomed Christina Carey, APRN, to its medical team. She offers primary care for patients of all ages at HSHS Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine Highland, located at 12860 Troxler Ave., Suite 320, in Highland. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She…

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The Maschhoffs honor employee with 2020 Core Values Award

Each year, since 2011, The Maschhoffs, LLC recognizes an employee that has displayed the company core values through key business decisions and leadership actions. This year’s winner is Laura Wesselmann, of Breese, Ill., associate director of Managerial Accounting, Planning & Analysis. The award was announced in mid-May. She received it on April 29 with a…

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Lewis and Clark Community College announces new president

Lewis and Clark Community College will welcome its sixth president – Dr. Ken Trzaska – to campus this fall. The LCCC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the contract for the new president at a special meeting Wednesday, June 3, via Zoom. “The presidential search process has been a semester-long team effort to find the right…

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Professor writes love letters to Alton businesses in watercolor

Editor’s note: This story has been expanded to include a story subsequently submitted by Lewis and Clark Community College. Shown below. Alton area artist Chrissie Chapman has created a series of watercolor paintings that have been put to note cards that feature historic Alton architecture. Titled “Downtime Painting Downtown,” they reflect efforts during the shutdown.…

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Better Newspapers Inc. announces three in-house promotions

Greg Hoskins, publisher of Better Newspapers Inc., has announced the promotions of Scott Hoskins to Metro East regional manager, Katrina Crabtree (center) to corporate business manager, and Emilee Hutman (right) to corporate account executive. The Better Newspapers headquarters is located in Mascoutah and is comprised of 24 weekly publications throughout Illinois and Missouri, as well…

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Two businesses win Alton Main Street façade improvement grants

Alton Main Street this week announced the winners of the inaugural round of its Façade Improvement Grant Program. The initiative was designed to assist property and business owners in Downtown Alton with rehabilitating the facades of their buildings for the purpose of creating a positive visual impact, stimulating private investment, and complementing other community development…

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Cole & Associates announces new shareholder

Cole & Associates Inc. has announced Eric Morff, PE as the newest shareholder of the firm. Morff graduated from University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1997. He is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED AP BD+C. He started with Cole in 2012 and works on a wide range of…

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Firm welcomes new wealth advisor

Claris Advisors, LLC recently welcomed Christopher Schroeder as a wealth advisor. Schroeder joins Claris with more than 25 years of wealth management and advisory experience. Most recently, he served as a senior wealth advisor at UMB Bank. Schroeder also held client advisory roles at PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and previously taught as an adjunct…

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New sheet metal manager joins Beloman firm

Bel-O Sales and Service of Belleville announced the hiring of Dennis Partney as the newest sheet metal manager to team Beloman. As of May 18, Partney will be managing the sheet metal division, including estimating HVAC and architectural sheet metal.  After receiving his B.S. in mechanical engineering, he has spent nearly 35 years in the…

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