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G&S Architectural Products names president

Dennis Voss has been named president of G&S Architectural Products in St. Louis. The company is a subsidiary of Golterman & Sabo, a family-owned supplier of architectural products for the construction industry for more than 100 years. Voss (shown) oversees the company’s specialized service and supply offering in the Midwest. “We are one of the…

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Flat Branch Home Loans chosen Small Business of the Month

The RiverBend Growth Association has named Flat Branch Home Loans as its Small Business of the Month for June 2020. Deb Higgins, senior mortgage banker (far left in the photo), has been in the industry since 1979, and she is specialized in about every phase of the home loan process. Higgins said her favorite program…

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Retiring U.S. Transportation Command staff judge advocate provided 25 years of legal expertise

By MICHAEL P. KLEIMAN, U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS [email protected] SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE –  Since October 1994, U.S. Army Colonel Rick Lear, staff judge advocate, U.S. Transportation Command, has practiced the legal profession in uniform, but in a few weeks, he will transition from the familiarity of his soldier experience to the unfamiliarity of…

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Remodeled Spectrum store now open in Collinsville

Charter Communications Inc. has opened its newly remodeled Spectrum Store in Collinsville. “Our Spectrum stores team is here to help our local customers who need support in getting and staying connected during these uncertain times,” said Pattie Eliason, group vice president, Spectrum Stores & Retail. “They are working to make our newly remodeled store in…

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Millard joins Scott Credit Union’s commercial lending team

Longtime area banker Paul Millard has joined Scott Credit Union as its new senior vice president of commercial lending. Millard most recently was market president for Busey Bank and for years before that held executive roles with Bank of Edwardville. He lives in Edwardsville and brings over 30 years of commercial credit and lending experience…

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Two promoted to VP roles with First Mid Bank & Trust

First Mid Bank & Trust recently announced the promotions of Scott Gruber and Patty Wooff to vice president, retail loan officer in Metro East locations. Gruber has been in the mortgage industry since 1991 and has been serving customers in the Metro East and St. Louis areas since 1998. He has a vast amount of…

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SIUE School of Pharmacy grad among nationally-selected Walmart Scholars

Having just completed a doctorate in pharmacy and serving as Class of 2020 student speaker for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy May commencement ceremony, Austin Dillon, PharmD, of Dixon, has added another feather to his cap as a 2020 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar. The AACP Walmart Scholars…

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Bank of Belleville announces plans for new Edwardsville banking center

Bank taps Edwardsville native Paul Abert to serve as market president Bank of Belleville, a locally owned and controlled, independent community bank located in Belleville, is making plans to open a new banking center in Edwardsville. Paul Abert, an Edwardsville native and longtime Edwardsville area banker, has been hired to serve as the market president…

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Law firm moves to renovated former Millers Mutual building in Alton

The verdict is in and renovation at the former Millers Mutual building in Alton is in favor of Glisson Law, a local personal injury firm. After outgrowing its former space, Glisson Law in conjunction with the law firm WWF&G, has moved its Henry Street office to the newly updated building located at 111 E. Fourth…

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