People In Business

#GivingTuesday on Dec. 3 honors retiring McKendree president

Members of the McKendree University community are invited to give back to honor President Jim Dennis’ 26th and final year at the university during #Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. The fifth annual event encourages collective giving among individuals, communities and organizations, and celebrates generosity worldwide. Dennis is set to retire from the Lebanon campus in…

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Two gyms to merge in Maryville, grand opening set

Two locally-owned, boutique-style gyms in Maryville are merging in the coming weeks. Flow Spin Studio, located at 2921 N. Center St., Suite 5 in Maryville, will relocate next door to share Iron Orchid Studio’s current space at 2921 N. Center St., Suite 2. The gym will operate under the new name IO Fit & Flow.…

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RiverBend Growth Association announces new members

The RiverBend Growth Association recently announced new members: •             A. R. Deahl Construction:  A. R. Deahl Construction Co. is a commercial general contractor. Brad Barnard is its managing member and an Alton area native. Jennifer Joelner, administrator. 111 E 4th St, Suite 350 Alton, IL 62002. (618)474-9150. www.ARDeahl.com •             Black’s Sporting Goods: Black’s Sporting Goods,…

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Allsup names new chief operating officer

Allsup, LLC, a Belleville-based nationwide provider of specialized services and technologies that help meet the financial and healthcare needs of people with disabilities, today announced David Doeren has been named chief operating officer. Doeren will oversee a team of 650 working on behalf of customers and clients to provide a range of services for individuals…

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Forefront Dermatology opens new location in O’Fallon

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce joined chamber member Forefront Dermatology as it celebrated its new location at 930 Talon Drive location in O’Fallon. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Nov. 12. Dr. Scott Carrizales, board-certified dermatologist and retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, isaid he is passionate about helping patients overcome their skin conditions.…

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Bank of Belleville continuing consistent growth, president says

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Having the right team members gives a community bank a leg up on the larger competition, says Bank of Belleville’s Ron Stephens, who became the institution’s president and chief executive officer this year. “What makes the difference is the people, the place and what it stands for. People knowing you and you…

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Professor receives 2019 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award at LCCC

GODFREY – Developmental Education Professor Chrissie Chapman is Lewis and Clark’s 2019 Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. “I’ve been here 20 years, and I’ve enjoyed working here every year,” Chapman said. “The thing that really brings me the most joy is when I complete projects with my students, I ask them to step out…

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Belleville storage facility signs on as U-Haul dealer

U-Haul Company of Illinois Inc. has announce that Gateway Storage Mall has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Belleville community. Gateway Storage Mall at 17 Royal Heights Center will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

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East St. Louis teacher receives 2019 Emerson Excellence Award

Quintina Fisher, third-grade teacher at Gordon Bush Elementary School in the East St. Louis School District, was awarded an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in St. Louis. Fisher’s supporters say she embodies all characteristics of excellence in teaching.  She encourages her students to strive towards their goals and sets high expectations for learning with every…

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Baker Sterchi enhances Illinois presence with new hires

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC has enhanced its Belleville presence with the addition of Greg Odom and Meghan Kane. Both join Baker Sterchi from the Edwardsville, Illinois office of HeplerBroom. Additionally, Jennifer Maloney joined the St. Louis office of Baker Sterchi. “We are thrilled to welcome Greg and Meghan to our Belleville office,” said…

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