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AGCMO/TRC Partnership Generates 2nd Class of Graduates

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Early in 2020, AGCMO entered into a partnership with Three Rivers College (TRC) in Poplar Bluff to offer a 6-week certification program designed to propel its graduates into Heavy/Highway construction industry. The first class, taught out of the TRC facility in Poplar Bluff, was dramatically impacted by the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, forcing both

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Labor Unions Food Drive to Support Local Food Banks

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With the cancelation of this year’s Boys Scouts “Scouting for Food” drive due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis area labor unions are stepping up and conducting a food drive among union families to support local food banks.  “We’re asking all working union members do their part to help those who are, or will be,

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CREW-St. Louis Appoints 2021 Officers & Directors

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The St. Louis chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) announced its executive officers and board directors for 2021. CREW-St. Louis officers for 2021, including their respective companies, are: President, Nancy Petersen, Enterprise Bank and Trust President Elect, Stacey Kamps, Koch Development Immediate Past President, Tracy Howren, UMB Bank CREW Network Delegate, Angie Drumm, Carmody MacDonald Secretary, Erin Valentine, McCarthy Building Companies

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Container-on-Vessel Service to the Midwest Moves Closer to Reality

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Innovative new service on track to launch in 2023, offering shippers an affordable, new option Efforts to deliver a new Container-on-Vessel service to efficiently and affordably transport freight along the underutilized inland waterways have taken a big step forward in recent weeks. The plan calls for patented new waterway vessels that will move large volumes

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Southern Illinois Builders Association Awards Scholarships

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The Southern Illinois Builders Association began offering scholarships in 2012 and have awarded 104 scholarships totaling approximately $200,000.  This year fifteen scholarships were awarded to the following individuals:  Lucy Balch, New Athens, IL; Richard Boyer, III, Swansea, IL; Andrew Dant, Highland, IL; William Denny, Columbia, IL; Dylan Hites, O’Fallon, IL; Arianna Kampwerth, Highland, IL; Jason

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Executive Director Terry Briggs to Retire From SITE Improvement Association

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Terry Briggs, Executive Director of the SITE Improvement Association for the past five years, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2020.  Briggs joined SITE in 2001 as Government Relations Director, and in 2015 became only the second executive director in the 54-year history of this independent construction contractor trade association serving eastern

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Electrical Connection Offers Homeowners Winter Electrical Safety Tips

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As the winter months approach, the Electrical Connection is reminding resident to be aware of the hazards of home electrical fires typically associated with colder weather. Dave Roth of the Electrical Connection has frequently been tapped by the media for winter electrical safety tips.  He notes that improper use of space heaters, extension cords, holiday lighting combine with

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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to St. Vincent Home for Children

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2020-21 HBA President Bill Wannstedt of Consort Homes (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Latosha Fowlkes, executive director of St. Vincent Home for Children, and Steven Martinez, chief development officer for St. Vincent. The donation will be used to replace flooring in one of four of St. Vincent’s residential living units. St. Vincent

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Urban Land Institute St. Louis Hosts Annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate

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ULI Panelists Will Detail How St. Louis is Finding Opportunities for Reinvention In what promises to be one of its most momentous reports, the Urban Land Institute St. Louis (ULI STL) will host its annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” on Dec. 10, 2020.  “People have never been more excited to think about what’s in store for the coming

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Midas Hospitality Holds Ribbon Cutting for Element Hotel

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St. Louis’ first Element by Westin recently held a ribbon cutting to signify its official opening.  Located at 3763 Forest Park Ave., the $40 million Element St. Louis Midtown is a seven-story hotel with 153 extended stay rooms.  The eco-conscious property features the rooftop UPBAR, which offers a variety of signature cocktails and food selections.

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