The RiverBend Growth Association Wednesday selected WBGZ/AltonDailyNews.com as its Small Business of the Month.
Congratulations to WBGZ owner Sam Stemm and his staff on being selected the June 2015 Small Business of the Month. WBGZ is located at 227 Market St. in downtown Alton. WBGZ is a locally owned and operated radio station and has been in business for 67 years. Their dials are 1570AM and 94.3FM. WBGZ is hyperlocal, focusing the majority of its broadcasting to local news and information. For more information on WBGZ, visit www.altondailynews.com or call (618) 465-3535.
Associated Bank celebrates with ribbon cutting
Associated Bank, located at 104 Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, showcased its renovations to this site on June 16. Bank Manager Kim McGibany was excited to reveal all of the renovations inside the lobby as well as introduce staff members who pride themselves in customer service. Associated Bank offers a wide variety of products and services such as checking and savings accounts, online and mobile banking, insurance products, private client services and more. For more information on Associated Bank in Alton, visit www.AssociatedBank.com or call (618) 465-4422.
Encore Bath & Shower celebrates new location
Congratulations to Encore Bath and Shower owner Allan Morse on his 24 years in business and the grand opening of his storefront business at 6001 Godfrey Road, Suite E in Godfrey. Encore Bath and Shower is a family business established in 1991. They are third-generation contractors specializing in bathroom remodeling. Encore Bath and Shower specialties include walk-in hydro therapy tubs, replacement tubs/showers, customer shower walls, tub to shower conversions, tub/shower liner systems with lifetime warranty, tub/shower resurfacing and ADA safety. For more information on Encore Bath and Shower, visit www.encorebathil.com or call (618) 466-1100.
Investment Planners is new business in Godfrey
Congratulations to Kathy Weaver and her partner, Chris Hammann, on their new business, Investment Planners, located at 5512 Godfrey Road, Unit B, in Godfrey. Investment Planners offers solutions for investment and asset management as well as wealth advisory services for high net worth accounts. Kathy and Chris have a combined 35 years of financial industry experience. For more information on Investment Planners, call (618) 466-0100.
Med Resources reveals renovations
Med Resources celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 16 to reveal the incredible renovations to this facility located at 2350 State St. in Alton. Med Resources is one of the largest full-service providers of medical equipment and supplies in the area. Their product offerings include orthotics, ambulatory aids, complex mobility equipment, bariatric equipment, respiratory line, retail store and more. For more information on Med Resources, visit www.medresourcesinc.com or call (618) 466-5632.
Nominations being accepted for Captain of the RiverBend awards
The Captain of the RiverBend Awards were created by the RiverBend Growth Association to help identify the many ways in which local businesses have enhanced the Riverbend region. Recognition awards will be given to businesses that have excelled in their efforts and achievements over the past year, from July 1, 2014, to June 30. The businesses in our community are vital to the economic growth and development of the Riverbend region. Sales and real estate tax dollars, increased employment opportunities, job training and education, improved working conditions, and civic “marketing” provide city officials, civic organizations and individuals with the tools for progress in many areas. Please help us honor businesses deserving recognition by nominating a member company. All nominations need to be submitted by July 31. The Captain Awards will be presented at the annual State of the RiverBend Luncheon on Oct. 29. Send an email to Joell Aguirre at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the member business you believe is deserving of this honor.
2015 RBGA Golf Classic Tournament Results
Flight A 1st Place: Premier Auto with a score of 57
Flight A 2nd Place: Sheppard Morgan & Schwaab with a score of 60
Flight A 3rd Place: First Clover Leaf Bank with a score of 62
Flight B 1st Place: Illinois American Water with a score of 64
Flight B 2nd Place: CNB Bank & Trust Shipman with a score of 64
Flight B 3rd Place: 1st MidAmerica Credit Union with a score of 64
Flight C 1st Place: Liberty Bank/Express Employment Professionals with a score of 65
Flight C 2nd Place: Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery with a score of 67
Flight C 3rd Place: Andy’s Auto Body and Car Care with a score of 68
Longest Drive: Tammy Windham of Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery, Shane DeSherlia of First Bank
Closest to Pin: Katie Linsey of Airport Plaza Bowl/Bowl Haven Lanes, John Stimac of First Clover Leaf Bank
Putting Contest: Greg Pasdiora of Airport Plaza Bowl/Bowl Haven Lanes
Skins: Johnny Aguirre, Jay Stemm, Jacob Stemm and Bobby Townser
50/50 winner: Mark Voegele of Express Employment Professionals
More information about the Growth Association and all these events can be found at www.growthassociation.com. Reservations are requested for all of our events so that we have adequate accommodations for our members. Call us at (618) 467-2280.
This article was submitted by the RiverBend Growth Association.