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Business

  • Leader-Union wins six awards in SIEA contest

    The Leader-Union received six awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Southern Illinois Editorial Association.
    The awards were presented at the organization’s annual meeting on April 26 at Giant City State Park.

  • Northwestern to recognize Scott Vieregge

    Vandalia native Scott Vieregge, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual in its Edwardsville office, will be awarded the company's  Centurion Award.

  • Vandalia Mutual celebrates 125 years

    One hundred and twenty-five years ago, when Vandalia Mutual County Fire Insurance Co. began, it protected the important property assets of its policyholders.
    Like barns, horses and houses.

  • Lucken speaks at Chamber meeting

    Tom Lucken, who heads up the Field of Dreams organization provided the program at last week’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • FAYCO hosting autism program May 23

    FAYCO Enterprises of Vandalia will be hosting on May 23 Dr. Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who has become one of the leading advocates for people with autism.

  • New CPAs

    Two employees of the Vandalia accounting firm of Luallen, Cearlock, Barth & Burnam Ltd. have earned their certified public accountant’s credentials.
    Tyler Osborne and Amy Palecek successfully passed the Uniform CPA Exam.

  • Diekemper Donates To NF

    Megan Diekemper of Diekemper Photography, right, presents a check for $720 to Jordan Walk, to be donated to Neurofibromatosis research.

    Jordan suffers from the disease, and Diekemper Photography has donated the session fees from its annual Tutus and Ties children's special to fight the disease. Also pictured are Jordan's mother, Amanda, and her younger sister, Bella.

  • Sam Stock promoted to loan officer in Patoka

    The First National Bank recently announced that Sam Stock has been promoted to loan officer.  He started his new position on April 1.
    Stock, a St. Peter resident, graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in ag business and animal science. He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and the Illinois State University National Ag Marketing Association. He began his career at First National Bank in March 2012, and is located at First National Bank in Patoka.

  • Janice Romack elected to FVC board

    First Vandalia Corp., parent company of The First National Bank, recently elected Greenville resident Janice Romack to serve on the board of directors at the annual stockholders' meeting.
    Romack, a partner of West & Company, LLC, a certified public accounting and consulting firm in Greenville, is a certified public accountant who has served clients in Southcentral Illinois for 29 years.  

  • First Vandalia Corp. gives 2012 highlights

    The annual stockholders’ meeting of First Vandalia Corp., parent company of The First National Bank, with locations in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville, was held on April 10 in Vandalia.
    Greenville CPA Janice Romack was elected to the board of directors. Current directors  Thomas L. McCarty and R. Wynn Provines were re-elected to serve three-year terms. They join current directors William E. Chappel, Todd Shulman, B. Rand Edwards, Ann M. Schwarm and Haldon E. Warner.