www.growthassociation.com Business EDGE the Serving Business, Encouraging Growth in Southwestern Illinois Volume 8 FEBRUARY Issue 2 Mark your Calendars – May is Going to be a Busy Month • IN THIS ISSUE • Plan to Expose your invited a national site selector Business to your to tour our area and then tell Meet Your Ambassadors fellow members and us what it takes to attract page 2 ConocoPhillips vendors at businesses in today’s market. • Nancy Baahlmann our Business Expo to be We’ll also have a national • Karen Baker-Brncic • Dorrie Ball held on Wednesday, May speaker to talk to us about 5, 2010, at Julia’s Banquet the importance of business Center in East Alton. Last retention and expansion Welcome our Newest Members page 4 year’s vendor showcase programs in our area. When • Country Financial with ConocoPhillips vendors the keynote speakers are • East Alton Civic Ice Rink was so successful for our finished, participants in that Management, Inc. participating members event will be invited to join • Roloff Decorating that we’ve expanded the Denise Wolff and Martha others for the wine tasting and event. While last year’s venue Schultz of First Clover Leaf Bank • Stephanie’s Alterations restaurant sampling event (top) participated in last year’s Vendor was a little hot for some of the that’s being held in the room Showcase along with Castelli’s Shop the River Bend participants, all participants will next door. The event will be Restaurant at 255 (bottom). pages 6-7 be inside this year! held at the Alton Holiday Inn. This event will be promoted Mayor Report - East Alton We are anticipating 100 or more to the general public through page 8 members showcasing their participating restaurants. products and services. Member Ribbon Cutting Restaurants are being invited And don’t forget the RiverBend page 11 to give us a little taste while we Growth Association’s Duck • White Birch shop among our co-members. Race that will be held on Letters inviting participation and Thursday, May 27 at Raging registration forms will be sent Rivers WaterPark from 5 to 7 out soon. Watch for yours in the p.m. The Duck Race is always mail. a good time with lots of food, 5800 Godfrey Road - Alden Hall fun, prizes and people! Godfrey, Illinois 62035 On May 12, 2010, we’re holding Phone: 618-467-2280 Fax: 618-466-8289 our first ever wine tasting event firstname.lastname@example.org in conjunction with an economic www.growthassociation.com development event that’s being held earlier in the day. We’ve A monthly publication of The River Bend Growth Association... Your Regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Agency page 2 • Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Business Edge THE TELEGRAPH Board of Directors 2010 ••• MEET YOUR AMBASSADORS ••• Denise Wolff, Chairman Larry Franklin, Chair-Elect At Beverly Farm Foundation, Nancy Baahlmann is Director of Community Relations where David Miller, Past Chairman she plans and oversees all fund raisers and events, manages and oversees operations Mike Fitzgerald, Treasurer for Coffee Cabana and the Shopping Complex, and is the coordinator for the Volunteer Dale Blachford Jake Bodi Program for Beverly Farm. All Community Out Reach. Other Committees/Clubs that Nancy David Braasch has served are Growth Association Golf Committee, Growth Association-Duck Committee, Karen Cooper Growth Association Awards Committee, Growth Association For Women By Women Melissa Erker Mike Farrell Committee, Mardi Gras Ball Committee, and Planning and Running Fund Raising Events For Cathy Hamilton Political Campaigns. NANCY Pam Heepke BAAHLMANN Jeannine Kelly E.J. Kuiper Karen Baker-Brncic belongs to the Growth Association and serves as an ambassador, sits Rich Laudon on the Board of the YWCA and is vice-chair of the fundraising committee, is a member Jeff Lauritzen of the Illinois Beverage Association, a committee member of the Mardi Gras Cancer Ball, Steve McRae involved in the events of the River Keeper and Con Trios Yacht Club. Rich Mersinger Don Reedy Cindy Roth Karen is the owner of Parrot Point Marina, Inc and operator of the Alton Marina. The Kent Scheffel Alton Marina is host to approximately 300 slips on the Alton waterfront. Besides the day Rob Schwartz to day operation she is host to many private & public events at the marina and works Cas Sheppard Jim Shrader closely with the Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard and other local organizations Cindy Smalley for the improvement and expansion of events on the waterfront. The Alton Marina was Katherine Smith recently awarded the Captains of the Riverbend and January 2010 Small Business of the KAREN BAKER- Dan St. Peters Month. Karen also was fortunate to appear on the cover of the women’s magazine of BRNCIC Jack Tueth Brenda Walker McCain Flaire in the spring of 2009. Martha Warford Dwight Werts Karen is married to Bob Brncic, who is a local businessman and lives in the Alton area. Bob has a daughter Karen Wilson (Alisa) and a son (Steven) and Karen and Bob are blessed with three wonderful grandchildren Casey, Spencer Jess Woodman and Madeline who bring great joy on a daily basis. Karen feels very lucky to live in such a nice community. Ex-Officio Directors Supervisor William Ambrose Mayor Kenny Beasley Hi, my name is Dorrie Ball and I am a lifelong resident of the River Bend Area. My Mayor Fred Bright husband and I have lived in the Bethalto area for the past 25 years. I am a Roxana High Mayor Steve Bryant School graduate. The majority of my career has been in the banking and construction Dr. Dale Chapman disbursement industry. David Elson Mayor Felix Floyd Mayor Tom Hoechst I have joined the team at Quick Draw Construction Services and Community Title as their Jesse Hopkins Executive Director of Customer Services. I am very proud to have such a devoted group of Supervisor Don Huber people that I work with every day that makes my job a pleasure. Jack Jacoby William Kessler I have been a member of the Growth Association for the past eight years. I have served on DORRIE Debra Kreutztrager Mayor Mike McCormick several different committees through the years and have enjoyed them all. Not only have I BALL Supervisor Doug Mueller developed many professional relationships but many personal ones as well. John Pearson Mayor Lynn Schreiber Mayor James Spann My family is most important to me. My husband of twenty five years, Ron Ball, who is employed by Brett Stawar Marathon Pipe Line, just happens to be my best friend. He also attends many of the after hour events with Mayor Tom Thompson me. We have two sons who we are very proud of: Donnie Lawrence and Kaleb Ball. We have four beautiful Mayor Fred Ufert grandchildren: Dillon, RayAnn, Hannah, and Brendon. Ron and I enjoy raising Paint horses and have a great Sandra Wilson love of nature. I feel very blessed for all the wonderful people in my life. Support The River Bend...Buy Locally THE TELEGRAPH River Bend Growth Association Tuesday, February 23, 2010 • page 3 February 2010 Small Business of the Month Winner Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Congratulations to Mike and to add a special touch to any Aguirre at jaguirre@ Lori Nikonovich and their staff special occasion. growthassociation. at Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, com. located at 300 West Main To congratulate the Grafton in Grafton, for winning the Winery & Brewhaus on their Business Name February 2010 Small Business Small Business of the Month _____________________ of the Month Award. award for February or for more information, please call 618- Owner or Manager The Grafton Winery & 786-3001 or visit their website _____________________ Brewhaus has been open at www.thegraftonwinery.com. since December 2008 and is Business Website RBGA Awards Chairperson Amy Schaake of The Telegraph awards Grafton Winery a full production winery and If you would like to nominate ______________________________ & Brewhaus owners Mike and Lori microbrewery, open 7 days a a business for the River Bend Nikonovich their February 2010 Small week, year round. Along with Growth Association’s Small Business of the Month award. Reason for nomination ___________ the wine and microbrewery, Business of the Month, please it also offers a gift shop, fill out the form below and mail ______________________________ restaurant and banquet center. it to The River Bend Growth Another unique feature to the Association, 5800 Godfrey Road, Alden Hall, Godfrey, Nomination submitted by (optional) Grafton Winery & Brewhaus _______________________________ is their custom labeled wines IL 62035 or contact Joell Welcome our newest members to the River Bend Growth Association Country Financial (618) 254-7465 A Meeting Room is available for is also very “green”. I am very proud Dusty Farrell, Agent eastaltonicearena.org meetings and parties. Over the past of the fact that I am a single woman, Mailing: 3001 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey IL The East Alton Ice Arena opened its 15 years, thousands of patrons have surviving in business, especially 62035 doors on October 5, 1995. Owned by entered the facility to skate or to cheer in today’s economy. My goal is to Physical: 140 Quail Run, Bethalto IL the Village of East Alton, the facility on their favorite teams. The East Alton increase my flooring business, giving 62010 is managed by East Alton Civic Rink Ice Arena is open year round. the best quality, with the best price (618) 978-5392 Management, Inc., a not-for-profit and service. www.countryfinancial.com/dusty.farrell corporation. This combination of Roloff Decorating COUNTRY has a long history of municipal ownership and not-for-profit Rhonda Roloff, Owner Stephanie’s Alterations serving and satisfying our clients. management makes for a unique P.O. Box 5158 Stephanie Doody We started providing insurance in situation as no tax funding from the 5501 Godfrey Rd 722 West County Road 1925, added investments and asset Village is necessary to finance the Godfrey IL 62035 Jerseyville IL 62052 management in 1971, and today stand alone facility. The East Alton (618) 466-3359 (618) 447-3068 protect and manage billions of dollars Ice Arena offers public sessions, Roloff Decorating began in 1954 Stephanie’s Alterations & in assets and investments for families learn to skate programs and figure selling Porter Paints, wallpaper, and Dressmaking is located at 722 West like yours. We are highly rated in the skating classes to the general public, supplies. In 1990, we expanded and County Road, Jerseyville, Illinois industry for financial strength, and and provides many hours of practice began selling flooring. Both industries 62052. The phone number is 618- our claims service is second to none. and game ice to hockey players of all have changed a lot in the past years, 498-7990. Stephanie has 25 years We are committed to putting our ages. The arena is home to ten area finally going very “green” which I am of experience in men, women and experience and financial strength to high school hockey teams as well as very excited about. My main flooring children’s alterations with a specialty work for you. the SIUE Cougar Hockey Team, a supplier is Mohawk and they have in special occasion dress. Tuxedo member of the American Collegiate a carpet called Smartstrand that I rental provided by Jim’s Formalwear East Alton Civic Ice Rink Mgmt., Inc. Hockey Association. The facility has a believe is the best on the market. is also available. Stephanie’s will Larry Thatcher, General Manager full service concession stand as well This carpet comes in different styles, always put her customer first and their 631 Lewis & Clark Blvd. as a Pro Shop to service the needs of saxony, frisse, berber, patterns and is satisfaction is guaranteed. East Alton IL 62024 all skaters who frequent the building. the most stain resistant carpet, and Support River Bend Development...Join the Growth Association Today! THE TELEGRAPH River Bend Growth Association Tuesday, February 23, 2010 • page 4 Kuddes Advertising Specialties helps you Imaging Center of Alton Encouraging keep your business ‘top of mind’ Mammograms By Donating To Oasis Women’s Center or Haitian Health Fund By Candy Mark Therese believes that serving small communities helps promote As part of its ongoing efforts to the software that analyzes the digital Therese Kuddes of Kuddes face-to-face contact with customers raise awareness of the importance of representation of the mammogram Advertising Specialties is not your and keeps the personal touch in breast health, the Imaging Center of image and marks suspicious areas on typical sales person. She won’t the sales process. She meets with Alton is offering patients the option the screen image for the radiologist to bombard you with phone calls or you, listens to you, brainstorms with of choosing a gift to keep or give to compare to their own reading. email. Therese just charity. The Imaging Center of Alton, doesn’t believe in Patients who receive a which is located at #3 Professional “hard sell”. mammogram at the Imaging Center of Drive, Suite A (near the Holiday Inn What she Alton during February and March can Alton), also offers convenient parking, DOES believe in choose from a $10 gift card to Target a comfortable waiting room, on-time is a personal sales or Wal-Mart or have that $10 donated appointments, affordable exams and approach that makes to Oasis Women’s Center in Alton or on-site radiology for faster service. her a stand-out the Haitian Health Foundation. “The Imaging Center has always among her peers. “At the Imaging Center we been known for its great service,” Celebrating more than are continually looking for ways to added Piazza. “We can request a 20 years of managing promote breast health, while giving patient’s films from another diagnostic her advertising back to the community. In 2009, we center or doctor’s office so the patient premium business, held two Women’s Health Screening doesn’t have to and we take more Therese will tell you events where eligible women in than 50 different insurance plans.” that, through the the Alton area were given free To schedule an appointment years, her customers health screenings, which included and take advantage of the $10 gift become her friends Therese Kuddes, with help from Candy Mark, mammograms, for participating. This or donation, please call (618) 465- and many friends spotlights some of her products at a recent Growth latest promotion allows us to extend 4674. For more information about have become her Association women’s seminar. even further into our community and the Imaging Center, visit www. customers. beyond by giving back to other less imaging4life.com In 1984 Therese you, takes your order and follows it fortunate women and individuals, one Open since June 2007, The went to work as a secretary to her through shipment. mammogram at a time,” said Susan Imaging Center of Alton offers MRI, father-in-law, Don Kuddes. Kuddes She is a one-woman show who Piazza, marketing representative for ultrasound and digital mammography Advertising Specialties was founded steers you in the right direction when the Imaging Center of Alton. services. Imaging Center is often in 1955 and has always been a The Imaging Center offers state- able to accommodate same day family-owned business. Some of Don promoting your businesses. Kuddes Advertising Specialties of-the-art digital mammograms. scheduling and also offers evening Kuddes’ original customers remain can provide just the right promotion Mammography remains the and Saturday appointments. They Therese’s customers: Bill Meyer and to leave your customers with a lasting most effective screening tool for accept all major insurance plans Associates, Lenhardt Tool and Die, positive impression. breast cancer today with digital and are accredited by the American Ernst Heating and Cooling, Castelli’s Therese is active in the mammography making even greater College of Radiology. For more Moonlight and Quality Buick-GMC to RiverBend Growth Association strides in early detection efforts. information, please visit www. name a few. (Ambassadors, Education, Imaging Center relies on the accuracy imaging4life.com. Then in 1989 Kevin and Membership Committee, Promotions of computer-aided detection (CAD), Therese Kuddes became owner of Kuddes Advertising Specialties and Committee); Your Referral Source, continued to build her customer base United Way 2009 Campaign, St. in the River Bend area. Her belief Ambrose Parish Council and is a past in buying locally and supporting chairman for the Diabetes Walk. local business is tied in closely to Contact Kuddes Advertising her style of salesmanship. “I don’t Specialties at 467-5080 – Therese will enjoy being ‘pressed’ as a consumer help you keep your business “top of and I don’t like to bring pressure to mind” with your customers! my customers. I try to help people find exactly what will strengthen their brand image and business relationships in a creative, cost- effective way.” Support River Bend Development...Join the Growth Association Today! page 5 • Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Business Edge THE TELEGRAPH SHOP THE RIVER Alarms Entertainment Fitness Health Care (continued) George Alarm Company Alton Symphony Orchestra Senior Services Plus Wellness Center Rose Optical 3 months free monitoring for all new Buy one concert ticket at regular price and $10 off yearly membership 15% off complete pair of glasses systems receive a second one for 1/2 price Sottoriva Chiropractic & Wellness Flooring $20 1/2 hour massage $36 1 hour Attorneys Event Planning Direct Floors massage John W. Hoefert Attorney Incredible Events by 62 Sports Group 15% off entire store Priority Service 20% off Inflatable Activities Heating & Air Conditioning Floral Shop APS Heating & Cooling Law Offices of Katherine M. Smith Financial 10% off Estate Planning Services McConahey’s Flowers Inc. 10% off order Alton Securities Group Inc. Free delivery or wire service sending $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant for Automotive opening an account with Kathy Weaver Framing Andy’s Auto Body and Car Care Oil Change $19.95/Front end alignment Edward Jones – James Claywell Picture This and More $49.95 $50 credit towards investment fees/ Buy one mat and get a second mat of charges equal or lesser value FREE!! Bristow’s Automotive 10% off parts and 5% off labor! First Clover Leaf Bank $50 Visa Gift Card on new checking Glass account Lyons Glass Company Helmkamp Automotive Service, Inc. Free can of Sprayway, “The World’s Best $25 Schnucks card with $1,000 repair OR Glass Cleaner,” with $50 purchase $25.00 Schnucks card with purchase of 4 National Bank at Edwardsville tires $200 off closing cost on your home loan Home Improvement with Gary Health & Fitness Demand Remodeling Quality Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac Be Well Now – A Healthy Lifestyle 25% Discounts Oil change for $24.95. Tire rotation and Olin Community Credit Union $1 discount on the service fee for Visa Gift Center general inspection are free! $45 one-hour massage with minimum Cards Eagle Home Improvement purchase of three 20% off on all remodeling projects Roberts Motors Full tank of fuel with any vehicle purchase Regions Bank FREE financial review Health Care Grenzebach & Sons Construction free home & building inspections Crown Vision Center Banquets/Meetings/Weddings Reliance Bank 25% off eye glasses Mr. Handyman Lockhaven Country Club Free “Scan Fast” remote deposit service $25 off a 2 hours of service Up to $400.00 off a Party Healing Touch Wellness Center Shell Community Federal Credit $5 off your first half hour massage or $10 Union off an hour massage Insurance Contractors No fee for American Express Gift Cards State Farm Insurance & Financial Midwest Electric Heitz Optical Company Services – Karen Wilson 10% discount on the final cost of labor 10% off glasses and 50% off sunglasses free Rand McNally Road Atlas, Wedding TheBANK of Edwardsville $5 discount for 1 year on safe deposit box Planner, or Guide to Pregnancy & Baby’s Mr. Electric, Alton rental First Year HomeHelpers 10% Off Any Electrical Service 2 free hours of caregiver services Vantage Credit Union Jewelers and/or Jewelry Design Employment Services FREE membership when you join and Lieber Vision Center, P.C. FREE COOKBOOK when you apply for Goulding’s Jewelers Comprehensive eye exam only $35 to Free cleaning and inspection of your ring Extra Help, Inc. mortgage new patients 10% off normal rate for clerical employees **Some restrictions apply on some offers. See www.growthassociation.com for details. Offers are valid as of 2/16/2010 and are subject to change. Support The River Bend...Buy Locally THE TELEGRAPH River Bend Growth Association Tuesday, February 23, 2010 • page 6 BEND! In our efforts to keep the buying power of the Riverbend in the Riverbend community and to provide an additional free benefit to our members, the RiverBend Growth Association Lawn Garden Restaurants has developed a “Shop the River Bend” program. The goal GreensKeeper Lawn Service Alfies Receive 50% off your first application $5 off a $30 purchase of this program is to retain buyers in the community who may buy products/services outside of the community. Lodging Cane Bottom/My Just Desserts Buy 2 whole pies at regular price, receive Here is how it works. Participating Growth Association Beall Mansion 3rd pie for $5.00 members commit to providing a “value added service or Early check-in or late check-out at no additional charge discount.” The RBGA compiles these value added services/ Castelli’s Moonlight at 255 discounts into a “Shop the Riverbend” program, which $5 off voucher redeemable on your next Jeni J’s visit with a purchase of $35.00 includes a promotional campaign and a 3x3 card for all Stay one night and get the second night free! RBGA members to distribute to their employees. Employees Coffee Cabana who show this card to participating RBGA members receive $1.00 Off Smoothies, Cappucinos, Lattes, the value added service/discount. Mail Service Bagged Coffee The Mail Box Store Business owners decide what their “value added services/ 25¢ Color Copies, 5¢ Black and White Franco’s at Holiday Inn Copies or $2 off any Shipping; 10% off $6.99 Breakfast Buffet everyday discounts” are. Businesses have the opportunity to change any of our gift items their offer from month to month. Each participating Growth Gentelin’s on Broadway Association member has their offer listed on our website. Media Relations $5 off a $50 purchase Call Joell at 467-2282 for more information. Cork Tree Creative One Free Press Release for local Imo’s Pizza -Alton Pizza LLC 10% off entire order Retail (continued) Signs distribution Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop Arrow Signs & Outdoor Advertising Senior Services Plus School House 10% off entire purchase 10% off retail price of any product or service Non-Profit Organizations Grill 50 cents off any lunch order Alton Area Animal Aid Association Saint Anthony’s Hospital Gift Shop 25% off any dog or cat Storage 15% discount on purchases over $10 Spirits Lounge and Restaurant Hanover Associates Alton Museum of History & Art Inc. 10% discount off entire purchase 15% discount on inside or outside RV, One free admission with one paid St. Peters Hardware & Rental Inc. Auto, Boat storage admission $5 off a $25 purchase Retail YWCA Alton Memorial Hospital Gift Shop White Birch Telecommunications 3 day free pass 20% discount Free local delivery on gifts of $50 or more US Cellular® Waived activation fee, 50% off of case or car charger Promotional Items Alton Square Mall Retirement Communities $5 off a birthday party at The Eagle’s Nest Kuddes Advertising Specialties Fountains IV – Godfrey Title Insurance 10% off a new order Complimentary lunch during your Beverly Farm Shopping Complex scheduled tour Premier Title & Escrow Company 10% off everything in store $25 off closing fee or refinance buy/sell Real Estate United Methodist Village – Godfrey Country Meadows Receive a complimentary gift and lunch Southern Illinois Real Estate Title Beck Group Realty Inc. 10% off storewide $100 commission rebate at closing during tour Center $50 off closing Mississippi Mud Pottery Inc. Recreation $5 off a purchase of $25 or more Salon Winery Serenity Salon and Spa Saint Anthony’s Play Pals Free cut with color/foil, free paraffin hand Grafton Winery & Brewhaus free child’s tee shirt with a paid Play Pals Party Magic 10% off purchase 10% off any cash-n-carry item dip with each salon/spa service. class registration **Some restrictions apply on some offers. See www.growthassociation.com for details. Offers are valid as of 2/16/2010 and are subject to change. Support River Bend Development...Join the Growth Association Today! page 7 • Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Business Edge THE TELEGRAPH MAYOR’S REPORT – Fred Bright, Village of East Alton I would like and occupied this past year and 11 businesses to locate. The Village of East Alton was to thank all more new homes are planned over successful in obtaining $400,000 the Village the next two years. This year the The Village also designated of the federal stimulus money Trustees, Village is targeting vacant lots in the Route 3 corridor area as a for road improvements from employees, several neighborhoods for the new Business District. The combination Shamrock to Lakeside. Look for commissioners construction. This year, with the of the Enterprise Zone, TIF, the improvements to begin as and volunteers help of Madison County Community Business District and the existing soon as weather permits. The for their support Development, the Village was transportation infrastructure Village already had secured and help during awarded $389,000 in Neighborhood makes the Route 3 corridor a Federal funding for the St. Louis the past year; Stabilization Program (NSP) desirable location for economic Avenue to Shamrock portion of their community involvement funds through the federal stimulus development. Over 33,500 cars the roadway in the 2012 budget. makes East Alton a better place funds for home projects on vacant per day travel through this area. The Village is also partnering with to visit, work, or live. As we all lots, purchasing and demolishing the Madison County Highway know the past year has been derelict houses and rebuilding or Julia’s Banquet Center is the first Department on the 2012 project. challenging economically. The purchasing abandoned houses to business that has relocated to the When the projects are completed Village continues to move forward replace with new homes. Route 3 corridor. We are glad the Village will have the road from despite all the challenges that they did! They have remodeled in St. Louis Avenue all the way to 9th have occurred. The Village has put in place a TIF Eastgate Plaza and provide four Street resurfaced. area and Business District area at separate banquet rooms that can The Village continues to improve Wilshire Village. This economic accommodate groups of all sizes. My office is always open to neighborhoods by demolishing incentive tool will help us retain If you have not been by, take a concerns and ideas; please feel derelict houses and building new the existing businesses and make look at what is possible – tell Julia free to contact me at any time. I homes. Four new homes were built the area more attractive for new the Mayor sent you. look forward to another year of progress in 2010. White Birch Celebrates New Location Texting All RBGA Members…Texting All White Birch, an interior and home accent retail boutique, located at RBGA Members… their new location of 701 West The RBGA is mobile! Sign up today for RBGA Chamber Alerts. As Delmar in Alton, proudly showcased part of our ongoing service to our members, we are providing the their newly expanded facility and option to receive meeting updates, event alerts and other breaking celebrated with a ribbon cutting news via text messages to your mobile phone. ceremony on Thursday, February 11. White Birch is composed of a The RBGA is partnering with dynamic mother-daughter duo Opt It, Inc., an SMS application that took their passion of shopping service provider, to provide this and turned it into a family owned exceptional benefit to you, our business. Mother/daughter team, members. Sherry and Stacy, offer a fabulous shopping destination for that special We encourage you to subscribe White Birch employees celebrate with a large crowd of family and friends as they showcase their new facility at 701 person on your gift list: wedding, to this new FREE service as it will be an important communication W. Delmar in Alton. Stacy and Michael Keshner and their birthday, new baby, house warming tool used to notify RBGA members of important last-minute son, Aiden, celebrate with Lou and Sherry Reddo, as they and much more. changes, reminders and announcements. get ready to showcase their newly expanded retail boutique. Several customer service features There are 3 ways to subscribe to this free service: at White Birch include free gift wrapping, free delivery on items over $50 (local areas 1. Text RBGA to 46786 and you will receive a welcome text only), wedding registry, wish lists, special ordering and decorating consultations. message confirming your subscription. 2. Visit our website at www.growthassociation.com and click White Birch, a beautiful and unique retail shopping boutique, is a must see. Sherry and on the RBGA Chamber Text Alerts Sign Up. Stacy will “wow” you with their customer service and selection. 3. Email us your 10 digit mobile number and we will subscribe for you. For more information on White Birch, visit their website at www.shopwhitebirch.com. Support The River Bend...Buy Locally THE TELEGRAPH River Bend Growth Association Tuesday, February 23, 2010 • page 8 Thank you to our members who have renewed their membership investment for 2010 Members paid January 20, 2010 through February 16, 2010 Action Appraisals Greater Gateway Association of Southwestern IL Bldg. & Const. Trades Albert-Fritz, Mary REALTORS® Council Vantage Credit Union Alton Area Animal Aid Association Green Investment Group, Inc. Stephanie’s Alterations WBGZ Alton Automobile Co. GreensKeeper Lawn Service Telsar Computer & LAN Services Weinrich, N. Gail Alton Day Care and Learning Center Greenstreet Realty Third Street Hair Company Wendy’s International, Inc. Alton Memorial Hospital Hale, Walter Ltd. Realty Tony’s Restaurant & Third Street Cafe White’s Greenhouses Inc. Alton Sports Tap, Inc. Hanover Associates Triangle H Farm Williams, Arthur R. Alton Square Mall Healing Touch Wellness Center United Methodist Village - Godfrey Wood River Printing Alton Steel, Inc. Helmkamp Automotive Service, Inc. United Way of Greater St. Louis Worcester & Bell Construction Alton Winnelson Co. Hendrickson Collision Repair, Inc. Vandalia Bus Lines, Inc. World Finance Andy’s Auto Body and Car Care Holiday Inn Alton APS Heating & Cooling Honke Real Estate AT&T Illinois Ice House Cookery & Catering Barrett Heating & Cooling Inc. Company, The The Equestrian Center at Beverly Farm Be Well Now, A Healthy Lifestyle Center Illinois American Water Company Beall Manufacturing Inc. Illinois Small Business Dev. Center The big red barn at Beverly Farm Belle Street Key Service Illinois Valley Economic Development on Humbert Road is home to the Bemis, Dr. Frank C., & Associates, Corp. Chiropractor Equestrian Center and can be home Imaging Center of Alton BethMor Park - Quality Homes by International Assn. of Administrative to your horse or the location for you to Design LLC Professionals exercise your passion for horses and BJC Hospice Jacoby Arts Center horseback riding -- whether this is a Boys & Girls Club of Alton Jeffrey’s Flowers By Design long-lived preference or a brand new Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop hobby. Carrow & Chapel Dentistry Partnership Josephine’s Limited Catholic Children’s Home Junior League of Greater Alton The horses used in the Equestrian Central Ill. Comm. Blood Center Kane Mechanical Inc. Center Program are trained to accept -Southern Region Keister, Brian E. & Associates all calibers of riders safely and each breeding at Blackhawk East College Cherished Memories Kitchen & Bath Outlet Center horse receives extensive training which he attended on a horse judging Chicago Title Insurance Company Lieber Vision Center, P.C. to evaluate its potential. If you are scholarship. His five-member college Colman’s Country Campers Luken Agency, Inc., The interested in boarding your own horse, team won first place in the 1989 ConocoPhillips Wood River Refinery Lynn Tractor & Equip. Co., Inc. applications are available for use of American Quarter Horse Association Contegra Construction Company Lyons Glass Company the eleven stalls in the main arena. collegiate world championships. He Cork Tree Creative Maher’s Auto & Truck Service, Inc. has personally been awarded many Country Financial Maurices The Equestrian Center features an championships in the ring with horses Country Meadows McConahey’s Flowers, Inc. indoor arena that measures 141 x 60 he trained. One way he shares his Countryside Builders, Division of Galaxy Midwest Electric feet. The outdoor round training pen passion is by working with 4H, FFA and Supply Inc. Miller’s Insurance Solutions CR Systems measures 60’ in diameter and has other youth groups judging shows and Missouri Baptist University Dayspring Financial Solutions Morrissey Construction Company a sand surface. Tack and handling mentoring riders and future trainers. Direct Floors New Testament Fellowship Church equipment are available for use He looks forward to sharing his Don’s Tree Service Olin Corporation during training lessons. knowledge in horsemanship with the Droste, Dorothy Party Magic community by offering riding lessons. Dugger Swimming Pools & Spas, Inc. Pearle Vision Center Horseback riding lessons are offered This spring, with the help of volunteers, East End Improvement Association Phone Masters Ltd. for anyone five years of age and he plans to build paths through wooded Edward Jones - Greg Reinhardt Piasa Motor Fuels, Inc. older. Riders participate in lessons acreage at Beverly Farm to offer trail Edward Jones - James Claywell PiasaNet Internet & Computer Service to increase their riding skills and rides without a trip to the country. Edward Jones - Tim Epps Principia College improve their knowledge of horses Extra Help, Inc. Regal Beagle in general. There is a special ADA Spring will be a great time for a visit Farm and Home Supply - Alton Reliance Bank compliant mounting ramp inside the to the big red barn – the Equestrian Fingerhut, David J. Risters Automotive & Transmissions arena that makes it easy for any rider Center at Beverly Farm (or visit on the Fountains IV - Godfrey Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Inc. to mount safely. web: www.beverlyfarm.org.) Gebbs Total Video Roxana Comm. Unit School Dist. #1 Gent Funeral Home, Inc. Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. New Equestrian Center director Jeff Hours are: Tues – Sat 9-5; Tuesday George Alarm Company Senior Services Plus, Inc. Rains earned a degree in Applied and Thursday evening 6-9; Sunday 1-6 Get Logo’d Promotional Products Silenus Group Science with a concentration on equine Grafton, City of SIUE Foundation Support River Bend Development...Join the Growth Association Today!
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