Gateway Commerce Center exceeds growth forecast
by Lisa Vazzi Sciranko -- January 2003, Southern Illinois Real Estate Issue
TRiSTAR and the Gateway Commerce Center were party to the largest single real estate transaction in
metropolitan St. Louis for the third year in a row. The 2,300-acre business park, located in Madison County at the
intersection of Interstates 255 and 270, will have 4.7 million completed square feet of industrial space by the spring, all of
which has been built in the last four years.
Execs ponder status, future of corporate accountability
by Kurt Prenzler -- August 2002, Southern Illinois Meeting Planning Issue
Illinois professionals from an array of sectors - banking, insurance, public finance, accounting, trade
associations and the clergy - agree that the summer's heat is being felt in a whole new way when it comes to individuals and
boards caught with their hands in the corporate cookie jar. The accountability crisis continues, they say.
Businessman doubles as mayor
by Vicki Bennington -- August 2002, Southern Illinois Meeting Planning Issue
Rob Bowman was not always as outgoing as he is today. Now serving as mayor of Highland and president of Terra
Properties Inc., Bowman said that as recent as 10 or 15 years ago, he was rather shy.
Entrepreneur wears multiple hats in support of business, community
by Kurt Prenzler -- April 2003, Southern Illinois Business Banking Issue
Although not a native of Southwestern Illinois, Tom Long has become prominent in Madison County as a lawyer,
businessman, banker and politician.
Lindenwood University opens first Illinois campus
by Kerry L. Smith -- September 2003, Southern Illinois Banking and Finance Issue
The city of Belleville, Belleville Community School District 201 and Lindenwood University are in agreement:
with growth comes tremendous opportunity.