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Business

  • Rotary Honors GFWC Vandalia Womens Club

    The GFWC Vandalia Womens Club, which has been active in Vandalia since 1913, was recently recognized by the Vandalia Rotary Club for its assistance with the Vandalia Rotary Club’s bi-monthly blood drives.

  • Schaal & Associates to hold open house

    Schaal and Associates Real Estate of Vandalia will be hosting a customer appreciation open house on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m.
    The event, which is to say thanks to past and present clients, will be held at the agency’s offices at 112 N. Kennedy Boulevard.
    Participants in the open house are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the CEFS food pantry.
     

  • Holiday Inn Express wins Torchbearer Award

    The Holiday Inn Express of Vandalia has received the Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award.
    Presented during IHG’s Investors and Leadership Conference in Las Vegas last month, the award recognizes the local hotel for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of the operation.
    In making the presentation, Kirk Kinsell, president of the IHG of the Americas, said:

  • FCH opens Cancer Resource Center

    Cancer patients and their families now will have a place to do research about the disease and learn about services available to them.

  • Walmart buys dictionaries

    The Walmart Foundation recently selected the Vandalia Rotary Club's dictionary program to receive a grant of $700.

    Through that program, every third-grade student in Fayette and Bond counties is given a dictionary. Pictured are Vandalia Walmart Manager Ken Wamble, left, and Vandalia Rotary Club President Lyn Gartke.

  • Gottman speaks to Chamber

    Since he had given a full report at the recent new business breakfast, Mayor Rick Gottman presented an abbreviated update as the program for last week’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Business Briefs

    Robbi's Restaurant to close on Nov. 20
    After 2½ years in business, Robbi Phillips is shutting down the grill at her Vandalia restaurant.
    Sunday, Nov. 20, will be the last day for Robbi’s Restaurant, located in the Days Inn motel on U.S. Route 51.
    “It wasn’t an easy decision,” she said. “It makes me sad. Most of us have been together for more than 10 years.”

  • LaDage joins Real Living

    Vandalia native Tim LaDage recently joined the staff of Real Living Vandalia Real Estate.
    A licensed real estate broker since 2005, he has considerable experience in residential real estate sales, although he also has worked in commercial property sales. He even owned his own real estate company for a time.

  • Two couples buy Champion Trophies & T's

    The four new owners of Champion Trophies & T’s have big plans to expand the business to the degree that their customers can get everything they need without having to go out of town.

  • Leader-Union Holds Bake Sale For Breast Cancer

    Members of The Leader-Union staff baked and sold cookies and cakes last Wednesday as a fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer.

    The staff also received some donations of baked goods from local residents. The event raised nearly $200. Shown, from left, are: Judy Mitchell, Bridget Lash, Melinda Garrison, Fran Cole, Rosie Torbeck, Barb Oberlink, Andrew Harner, Penny Richards, Peggy Schulze and Lovetta Lockart.