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Steve Koch announces retirement, sells financial planning practice to Jennifer Sylvia

After 36 years of helping clients plan for their financial goals and prepare for retirement, Steve Koch is making a transition of his own. He has sold his financial planning practice, Koch, Sylvia and Associates, 2621 Montega Drive, to Jennifer Sylvia. “I began working with my business partner 14 years ago in anticipation of this [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Haley Wilson joins the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.

Haley Wilson has joined the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln as director of communications. She was most recently director of membership and communications for the Illinois Association of Community and Action Agencies, where she had worked since 2016. “As a Springfield native, I am truly grateful and honored to work for an organization [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Kelsey Hinckley joins President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Kelsey Hinckley has joined the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel as event manager. Hinckley previously worked as the event manager for the Alzheimer’s Association and managed Walk to End Alzheimer’s events around central Illinois. She also served as the development manager for the American Lung Association and most recently worked [...]

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

David Plake purchases Garrison Group

David Plake has purchased Garrison Group, the commercial real estate firm founded by Glen Garrison in 1991, but the company’s namesake will continue to be involved in the day-to-day operations. “Glen and I have been working on a succession plan for five years,” said Plake, who joined the company in 2009 after spending more than [...]

By |March 16th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Dennis Lister, Andrew Novaria and Jeremy Travelstead have become partners of American Central Insurance.

Dennis Lister, Andrew Novaria and Jeremy Travelstead have become partners of American Central Insurance, effective March 1. Located at 3300 Hedley Road in Springfield, American Central Insurance is a locally owned, independent insurance agency established in 1987 that specializes in property and liability coverage for business of all sizes, personal insurance and employee benefits. “We [...]

By |March 9th, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Greg Pettys, Beverley Chapman and Dave Heitbrink join Bank of Springfield

Bank of Springfield (BOS) has announced the addition of new employees Greg Pettys, Beverley Chapman and Dave Heitbrink. Greg Pettys has been hired as vice president of advanced markets and brings 36 years of financial services experience to BOS. He previously worked as a regional vice president for both The Hartford and Prudential Financial and [...]

By |March 9th, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Lana Shovlin joins Illinois Pork Producers Association

Lana Shovlin has been named director of communications for the Illinois Pork Producers Association, effective Feb. 28. Prior to moving to Springfield five years ago, Shovlin worked as a publicist for Southern Illinois University Press, working closely with local and national media to organize press events, schedule book signings and craft press releases for authors. [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Mark Ginster retires from Carrollton Bank

After 25 years, Mark Ginster has retired from Carrollton Bank, effective Feb. 25. While he plans to do quite a bit of traveling, including spending the month of March in Arizona, he will also still work with the bank as a consultant. Taylor-Ann Hamlin is replacing him as Springfield branch manager, while Kasey VanderMeersch is [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Melissa Horn joins Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has hired Melissa Horn as events manager. Horn began her position Feb. 1 and will oversee all events at the Chamber and assist with communications. She previously spent seven years as senior meeting director for the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center and has been in the hospitality industry for [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments