Local Business Headlines
- St. Louis Freightway, Port of New Orleans sign pact aimed at fostering economic growth
- J.C. Penney says it will close up to 140 stores
- Alton resident presented Living Legends Award
- Economic development course series starts March 1
- World’s Largest Garage Sale makes return April 23
- CNB Bank & Trust announces new financial advisor
- SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with LCCC
- Divine Immanence LLC, Maryville beauty supply business, opens
Beiser, Citizens Utility Board partner for free utility bill clinic
ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will play host to a utility bill clinic with the Citizens Utility Board on March 3.
Experts from the CUB will look at gas, electric and phone bills to see what simple ways people can save money or reduce their overall monthly costs.
The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton. Residents should bring copies of their utility bills. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on to reserve space, contact Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.
Granite City area chamber to begin networking luncheons
The Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County will hold the first of a series of monthly introductory networking luncheons, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, at the Granite City Housing Authority Community Room, 2517 Nameoki Road, Granite City.
Networking begins at 11:30 with lunch at noon and a presentation at 12:20 p.m. and roundtable at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will cost $10.
The meeting is open to the public, and participants are invited to bring promotional items and/or information and be ready to give a one-minute profile of their business. This meeting and future gatherings will have a rolling jackpot, and winners must be in attendance.
The chamber serves the communities of Granite City, Madison, Venice, Pontoon Beach and Mitchell. Sponsors are being sought for the coming year. Those interested may call the office at (618) 876-6400.
Sponsorship for a lunch is $200 and includes a 20- to 30-minute presentation where you can highlight your business, service, products etc.
Luncheons are planned March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.
Scott Credit Union named Ed-Glen Chamber's Business of Month
The Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce recently named Scott Credit Union as its Business of the Month. Scott Credit Union’s president and CEO is Frank Padak. Scott Credit Union has a volunteer board of directors chaired by Betty L. Renth. Its headquarters are at 101 Credit Union Way in Edwardsville. The company was founded in 1943 and now employs 222 people. Scott Credit Union was founded by a group at Scott Field who created a local credit union where the average person could save and borrow money. Membership was limited to any civil service employee of the Technical School and the Army Air Force Technical Training Command at Scott Field, now Scott AFB. The credit union, led by board president Lawrence Donna, consisted of 27 charter members and $145.60 in share deposits. Today, Scott Credit Union membership is open to anyone living or working in Monroe, Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, or Jackson counties in Illinois or St. Louis County. The credit union is a member-owned, member-operated, not-for-profit cooperative. Today, it features 15 branches, more than 130,000 members and more than $1 billion in assets.
Stuart encourages local students to apply for legislative internship program
SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is seeking students interested in government and community service to apply for an internship in her Collinsville constituent services office.
“Internships like this are an excellent way for students to gain critical hands on experience in government while also working to serve the community they live in,” Stuart said. “I am looking for students interested in gaining experience in government and learning the interworkings of a representative’s office.”
Interns will gain valuable experience working with residents of the community, helping plan events and engaging with the community on pressing issues they face. The internship will be based in Stuart’s constituent office at 2105 Vandalia St. in Collinsville. Work hours are flexible and no experience is required. Although internships are unpaid, school credit may be available.