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2010 Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Profile and Resource Guide

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Carbondale Community High School • CCHS Scholar Bowl Team - Illinois State Champions in 2009, 2nd Place in 2006; Masonic Tournament State Champions in 2009. • CCHS WYSE Team - 3rd Place in State in 2009, 5th Place in 2008. • CCHS Band awarded the Marine Esprit de Corps Award and the CCHS Music Program ranked 9th in the State and 5th in their Division. • CCHS Architectural CAD students won the 2009 National Skyscraper Competition for the H.O.B. Plus Associates Architectural Firm. • CCHS Boys Soccer - 2nd Place in State in 2003. • CCHS Boys Basketball - 2nd Place in State in 2005, 4th Place in 2004. • CCHS Boys Track - Individual Champions in State Finals in 2003 and 2009. • CCHS All-State Academic Team 1st Team Members in both 2006 and 2007 (26 Students chosen each year state-wide for high academic achievement and success in IHSA competitions.)

Education Excellence Since 1923 For additional information: Mr. Steven R. Sabens, Superintendent Administrative Center 330 South Giant City Rd. • Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 457-3371 • Fax (618) 549-1686

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Commerce City of Carbondale Southern Illinois University■ at Carbondale Saluki Athletics Jackson Growth Alliance ■ Carbondale Convention and Tourism Board Carbondale Main Street Keep Carbondale Beautiful Carbondale Elementary School District 95 Trinity Christian School Carbondale New School■ John A. Logan College■ Carbondale Community Arts■ The Varsity Center for Arts■ Southern Illinois Healthcare■ Southern Illinois Regional■ Social Services Southern Illinois Irish Festival■ Shawnee Hills Wine Trail■ Connect SI■ Southern Illinois Airport■ 13Pro■ SIUC Office of Economic & Regional Development■

Live Here....................................8 Living Green............................10 Government.............................12 Tourism: Go, See, Do..............14 Commerce ...............................18 Industry....................................21 Local Arts.................................23 Education.................................25 Quality Health Care . .............29 Membership Directory...........31

This book is published by The Southern Illinoisan and distributed through the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information, contact The Southern Illinoisan at 618-529-5454. All photos, unless otherwise noted, by The Southern Illinoisan photo staff. © 2010 The Southern Illinoisan, 710 N. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901. 618-529-5454,


Welcome Carbondale’s Town Square features fountains, sculptures and green spaces

Welcome to Carbondale Carbondale is always on the upswing. New businesses are opening and buildings are being planned and erected.

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o matter what you’re looking for in a place to proudly call your home, Carbondale, Illinois, is sure to possess it. Carbondale is comprised of lawyers, professors and doctors. It also embraces artists, athletes and musicians. It has older generations that have called the city home for decades. And each fall, an infusion of new young people stream into the city to prepare for their futures at the respected and research-based Southern Illinois University Carbondale. And who doesn’t love to relax after a hard day of work? Carbondale is home to a thriving regional retail center, from the ever-expanding University Mall to the smaller, unique boutiques sprinkled throughout the city. There are also plenty of golf courses, venues for live entertainment and beautiful wineries in the area that would keep any fun-seeker busy for a long time. Not to mention its scenic landscapes that are home to a great variety of unique wildlife. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will be taken aback by the scope of natural beauty in Carbondale and its surrounding areas. Carbondale is always on the upswing. New businesses are opening and buildings are being planned and erected. City officials and industrial parks work together to make sure Carbondale is breaking ground often on new worksites. Take one drive through the city and you will find opportunity and prosperity, not to mention, a community of hard-

Welcome working people who absolutely love where they live.


Carbondale was founded in August 1852 when a group of men with a common vision bought 360 acres of land. Daniel Harmon Brush, John Asgill Conner and Dr. William Richart settled on the site between Marion and Murphysboro because of its potential to become one of the area’s leading railroad communities. The plan worked, as Carbondale quickly developed into a mercantile and transport center along the Illinois Central Railroad route. Carbondale turned its atten-

tion to education after the Civil War, winning a bid for a training school and Southern Illinois Normal University, which would later grow into SIUC. It’s easy to see that Carbondale is still grounded in its original roots, with a dedicated passion for business development and education.


Carbondale boasts a unique mix of historic charm and modern class for its citizens and visitors to enjoy. The city was, is and will always be a great place to learn, live and visit. Over the years, SIUC has evolved into a prestigious, well-renowned

institution of higher learning. The university isn’t the only educational leader in the area, as a mix of private and public schools at all levels of education help mold the minds of our future generations. Carbondale is an easy place to find, as U.S. Highway 51 and Illinois Route 13 will bring you to the city’s center. Major cities around Carbondale (St. Louis, Mo., Chicago and Memphis) can be reached by a short road trip on the interstate, a Greyhound bus ride or a trek on the convenient Amtrak passenger train, not that you’ll ever want to leave beautiful and budding Carbondale, Illinois.

Enjoy reading the following pages as you get a taste of what keeps Carbondale’s citizens prideful of their prospering community.


Chamber of Commerce The Chamber’s annual banquet recognizes community and business leaders.

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce The Chamber provides information to everyone, whether you know the city like the back of your hand or you’ve never stepped foot inside the city limits.

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ake a quick peek at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce’s calendar of upcoming events and you will realize the true meaning of the term “full slate.” And the Chamber’s dedicated staff members and board of directors wouldn’t have it any other way. They thrive on the ability to offer membership services, publications and special events, while balancing the goal of expanding Carbondale’s business community.

The Chamber’s mission is to advance the interests of business, while promoting Carbondale as a great place to live, work, visit, play and invest. It provides practical, useful information to everyone associated with Carbondale, whether you know the city like the back of your hand, or you have never stepped foot inside the city limits. The Communicator — the Chamber’s bimonthly newsletter — is chock full of information on past and upcoming events. It also features updates on the latest business developments in Carbondale and contains plenty of local advertising. Past issues of The Communicator are posted on the Chamber’s user-friendly website, www.carbondalechamber. com. Visitors to the site will be pleased with the ease at which they can flow through information on all the Chamber’s members, programs and committees. The website also posts updates and news on the Chamber’s 450-plus members. The Chamber is able to tackle a variety of different tasks thanks to its

Chamber of Commerce wide array of dedicated committees. The Saluki Pride Committee is focused on nurturing the everlasting bond that exists between Carbondale and Southern Illinois University. Saluki Pride members help SIUC by volunteering, raising money for scholarships and spreading Saluki spirit. One needs to look no further than the numerous “paw prints” painted on city streets and driveways to find out how much school spirit the Chamber possesses. Committee members also aid in coordinating the annual Campus Community Welcome Fest, during which they help students get acclimated with Carbondale and its business community. The Chamber’s largest group is the Ambassadors Committee. Its members are charged with the task of promoting Carbondale businesses by attending various ribbon-cutting ceremonies and after-hours events. The committee is made up of subcommittees, including the Annual Banquet, Fun Day and Membership groups. Another crucial committee is Leadership Carbondale, which is designed to develop effective leaders by enhancing their civic, social and professional skills to positively impact the community.

Participants attend day-long sessions at various locations each month in the Carbondale area. Sessions include unique topics ranging from the history, health care and government of Carbondale to economic development, law enforcement and tourism. The Chamber also serves junior and senior students at Carbondale Community High School through the Futures Program. Students partake in training that briefs them on proper job etiquette, interview techniques, resume preparation and many other employability skills. After the training, students earn firsthand working experience through part-time employment within community businesses. Students may be retained if their on-the-job performances satisfy the employers’ expectations. The partnership with the City of Carbondale makes this program possible. Corporations, organizations and individuals alike can benefit from being a member of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Chamber, its staff, upcoming functions and how to get involved, call Executive Director Kristin Gregory and her staff at (618) 549-2146 or visit

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Executive Director: Kristin Gregory President: George Sheffer, Murdale True Value President Elect: Joel Sambursky, Forbes Financial Group Past President: Woody Thorne, Southern Illinois Healthcare Treasurer: Janice Payne, Payne, Gaertner & Associates

TJ Martin, TJ’s Fine Jewelry/The Blue Martin Todd Darnstaedt, Today’s Technology Auto Repair Darin Fager, Fager-McGee Commercial Construction Samuel Cox, My Favorite Toys Kevin Baity, The City of Carbondale Bob Bleyer, The Bank of Carbondale Jason Bourque, Common Grounds Coffee House San Chan, Hunan Village Larry Dietz, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dan Terry, The Newell House Angela Povolish, Feirich/Mager/ Green/Ryan

Bringing Young Pros Together

The organization, 13Pro, was born when two Southern Illinois Chamber directors united with a shared interest in bringing young professionals to the same spot. With ‘13' for Route 13, which connects our communities and “Pro” for professional, this organization aims to unite smart, savvy professionals employed in Carbondale, Herrin, Marion, Murphysboro and the surrounding areas. The members are committed to making this region a great place to live, work, play, visit and invest through professional, social and community activities. Membership is always open. 13Pro is a great way to take advantage of networking opportunities, access to Chamber events, professional and education development activities, volunteer efforts and much more. For more information, visit 7

Live Here Mary Anne Patterson of Glass Roots displays her wares at the Downtown Arts and Wine Fair.

Home Sweet Home Carbondale and its neighboring areas offer everything you could possibly want in a place to live.

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f you are a longtime resident of Carbondale, you already know. If you are just passing through, you will soon find out that the city is a great place to call home. Carbondale and its neighboring areas offer everything you could possibly want in a place to live: the comfort of safety, plenty of employment opportunities and proximity to outstanding schools and top-of-the-line medical care.

The homes themselves that make up Carbondale’s living community range from the historic to the luxurious. Try to imagine any kind of living space: single-family homes, assisted living centers, student dormitories, apartments, condominiums and country estates. Carbondale has them all, and then some. The city has the unique ability to accommodate anyone, whether you are a student just getting your start or a retiree looking to settle down. The city has worked extremely hard to rejuvenate its downtown area in hopes of keeping residents as well as drawing in new ones. The Carbondale Main Street committees are focused on design, organization, economic development and promotion. The design committee handles the aesthetics of the downtown areas such as Town Square and Veteran’s Park. The crucial task of fund-raising and campaigning for the importance of a vibrant downtown is taken care of by the organization committee. The economic development committee meets to gauge interest

Live Here and progress of businesses that are located in the downtown area. Finally, the promotion committee plans all the exciting events that occur downtown. The committees form a total group that is invested and dedicated to the common goal of making the downtown area a vital part of Carbondale’s living community. If you need more convincing that Carbondale is a great place to live, the proof is in the numerous awards the city has won over the past few years. Last year, Mother Earth News listed Carbondale as one of the “11 Best Places to Live That You May Not Have Heard Of,” labeling the city as an “intellectual, artistic and activist hothouse.” Carbondale was also recently dubbed as one of the top 200 towns for sportsmen by Outdoor Life magazine. This was due to a variety of factors: proximity to the stunningly beautiful Shawnee National Forest; its golf, tennis and cycling opportunities; its familyfriendly parks; and its hunting, fishing and boating options. Carbondale was named a finalist last year in the All-America City competition. The honors are doled out by the National Civic League for outstanding civic ac-

Neighborhood Coop promotes local and regional food.

Kreations for Kids promotes creativity for all generations.

Learning at the library.

Last year, Mother Earth News listed Carbondale as one of the “11 Best Places to Live That You May Not Have Heard Of.”

complishments, including collaboration, innovation and civic engagement. Carbondale’s residents also benefit from the area’s many park. The Carbondale Park District, organized in 1940, is comprised of seven gorgeous public parks, providing some shade for the adults and some playtime for the children of Carbondale. People looking for a great place to host their events can reserve many park locations, including all shelters, pavilions, sports fields, garden plots, the Life Community Center indoor pool, as well as numerous other lots. The district offers a wide array of programs, special events, instructional lessons and leisure services to serve Carbondale. 9

Living Green

A volunteer participates in the annual Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day.

Thinking Green If Carbondale had an official city color, it would be probably be green.



f Carbondale had an official city color, it would probably be green. Not just for the plentiful amount of bright, beautiful trees that line the streets and fill the parks, making the city such a sight to see. But also for the dedicated love that the people of Carbondale possess for the environment. Here are some of the many programs and groups that make the city a green scene. Through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Carbondale was recently able to expand its curbside recycling collection services to include mixed paper (newspaper, magazines, books, etc.). Thanks to the expansion, the city saw a big increase in the amount of recyclables that were diverted from the city landfills, making a positive impact on the environment. Keep Carbondale Beautiful is a nonprofit corporation that has been active in Southern Illinois since 1987. Its goals are evident through its mission statement: “Keep Carbondale Beautiful initiates, plans and directs cooperative efforts in litter control, recycling, community beautification and environmental education.� The group sponsors the annual Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day. Officers for the SIUC Department of Public Safety can be seen riding a new green gadget, a stand-up three-wheel scooter. This scooter has zero gas emissions, costs about 10 cents per day in electricity, and allows the officers more maneuverability around campus.

LIving green SIUC’s bus service, Saluki Express, cuts down on the number of cars on the road by offering affordable transportation around the city. The SIUC Student Recreation Center also rents bicycles for free, giving students a fossil fuelfree way of getting around town. Speaking of bicycling, many of Carbondale’s streets are lined with bicycle lanes to provide a safe zone for commuters and cyclists. The city sponsors an annual “Bike to Work Day” to promote cycling as a healthy, environmentally friendly means of transportation. Food Works is a nonprofit organization formed in 2008 that has focused on local, sustainable food systems development for Southern Illinois. Located in Carbondale, the Food Works group is creating a new farmer training program, as well as a branding program that will promote the produce, meats and dairy products that are grown and developed regionally. Carbondale has been named “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation for 28 consecutive years because of its commitment to the development and sustainability of community forestry.

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Government Citizens can take comfort in the fact that the facets comprising their government are represented by devoted officials and employees.


arbondale’s citizens can take comfort in the fact that the facets comprising their government are represented by devoted officials and employees. The city implements a council-manager form of government, with the mayor and six council members elected at-large for four-year staggered terms. The council serves as the policymaking body for the city and hires a city manager to serve as the chief administrative officer. The mayor is the official head of the city. Regular city council meetings are conducted every other week, open to the public and include a “Citizen Questions and Comments� portion that allows any citizen to bring forth an opinion on a particular concern. Carbondale residents are also integrated into the numerous commissions and boards, as appointed by the mayor. The city boasts more than 280 loyal employees who work in areas including police and fire protection, development services, public works, water and waste collection.


The City of Carbondale Police Department provides around-the-clock service to the community it is charged with protecting. It is responsible for the investigation of all criminal incidents, traffic collisions, special traffic enforcement, planning for special events as well as the enforce-


Government ment of city animal ordinances. The police department also plays a big role in community education and crime prevention programs. Some of the programs they implement include D.A.R.E., Neighborhood Watch, Personal Safety for Women and other programs focused on domestic violence, gang resistance and child passenger safety. The people of Carbondale can get involved in the force through the department’s Citizens Police Academy. In its 16-year history, the academy has graduated more than 500 people, the basics on topics like firearms familiarization, patrol tactics, gangs, drug enforcement, media relations and many other areas. Carbondale’s police force, city officials and residents are exciting about the brand new Public Safety Center that will soon replace the outdated, existing police station. The building has been designed with room for growth within the department and will hopefully meet the city’s goal of better serving the people of Carbondale.


Carbondale is served by two fire stations and more than 30 professional firefighters, all certified by the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office. The department boasts a Fire Investigation Unit that is comprised of certified arson and fire investigators, as well as a technical rescue team that is trained to perform high-angle, vertical and confined-space rescues. Services to the community include many fire-prevention programs that help educate Carbondale’s citizens through protection. The department takes a fun approach to teaching Carbondale’s children with its costumed Dalmatian mascot, Sparky, who makes numerous appearances throughout the community to educate and inspire the city’s youth. Sparky is a featured guest at the Carbondale Fire House open house, where children have the opportunity to make picture buttons with their furry friend. Through events like Sparky’s community visits to the more serious efforts of encouraging residents to fill out household risk analysis checklists, the Carbondale Fire Department is motivated to make its city safe living for everyone.

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arbondale is the host with the most. The most scenic natural beauty, the most delectable food choices and the most traditional historic sites make the city a must-stop destination on anyone’s quest for adventure and fun. It’s no coincidence that many people who plan on “just visiting” Carbondale end up staying for life.

Fun with Mother Nature

Giant City State Park and Shawnee National Forest offer enough majestic views and wilderness trails for the most dedicated outdoor enthusiasts. Flowing streams, burgeoning trees and diverse wildlife make the areas unique and special places to visit. And if watching wildlife is your passion, look no further than the 4,000-acre Crab Orchard National Refuge. Deer, wild turkeys, geese, coyotes and fish make their homes in the reserve. Many people choose to fill their weekends by hunting, fishing and camping at Crab Orchard. Carbondale is also known for its many parks and gardens. The city’s park district and numerous garden clubs spend long hours manicuring and maintaining Carbondale’s parks and plants. The Green Earth organization is focused on preserving natural areas around town, including various preserves that contain bottomland hardwood forests, prairie habitats or seasonal ponds.


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Places to stay

Carbondale offers many inclusive lodging options for its visitors. There are plenty of hotel rooms available for people who are planning trips to the city. For those looking for more intimate places to dwell, Carbondale is also home to many cabins and bed and breakfast lodging options that range from basic to extravagant. No matter what your preference, Carbondale will do its best to accommodate your needs.

History in the making

One of Carbondale’s biggest tourism draws is its unique, rich history. This tradition is represented by the countless number of historical sites that can be found within city limits. Museums are great tools for telling and explaining history, and Carbondale has no shortage of them. The African American Museum of Southern Illinois is located in University Mall. Its exhibits vary, but usually include uniquely designed

quilts. The Science Center, designed for children, is also located in the mall and offers interactive exhibits and special activities. Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s University Museum features an art display and a collection of scientific objects. Downtown Carbondale’s Historic District showcases buildings listed on local and national registers. Special events seem to always be underway in the Town Square area, home to local shops and restaurants. Also part of the historic downtown, the Old Illinois Central Railroad Passenger Depot houses the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and Carbondale Main Street. SIUC is home to a few historic buildings, too. Altgeld Hall, constructed in 1898, is the oldest building on campus. Its tower-like structure and pointed arches give the building a Gothic feel. Shryock Auditorium plays host to many concerts and lectures. The facility was built in the early 1900s and is dedicated to former SIUC President Henry William Shryock.

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Golfers new to the area will be blown away by the quality of courses in Carbondale and its surrounding areas. Hickory Ridge Golf Center features a full pro shop and a challenging, nationally renowned course. Stone Creek, located just south of Carbondale, offers perfectly cut fairways and greens, as well as enough sand bunkers and water hazards to make any round of golf a fun, yet challenging experience.

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Tourism: Go, See,Do Kathleen Ensor looks at a print in the “Art for Empowerment” program at the Carbondale Civic Center.

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Bicycling has become quite a popular sport in Southern Illinois. Recreational clubs in Carbondale are seeing their membership numbers increase with each passing year. This is due to the wonderful riding the area has to offer. Rolling hills, beautiful scenery and winding country roads are a few of the factors for the growing interest in cycling. Not to mention Carbondale’s focus on the safety of its riders: many of the city’s streets contain sections reserved only for cyclists. Large-scale competitions like the Great Egyptian Omnium choose Carbondale and the areas around it because of the abundance of riveting roadways and picturesque paths.

Eat, drink, shop

There is always something to eat in Carbondale. Opinions may vary on what local restaurant best represents the city, but one thing is for sure: Carbondale is not short on eatery options. From national chains to diners, ethnic fare to traditional feasts, a delicious meal awaits even the most selective eater here in Carbondale. The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail offers great food, but is known for its great assortment of wines. Twelve wineries make up the trail, and each one offers a unique experience. Lovely views of the hills and forests are the backdrop to a relaxing day or weekend that can be spent sipping wine, sampling food and taking in the sights. Carbondale is also a perfect place for people who want to shop. Unique stores and boutiques are located throughout the city, while name-brand clothing and accessories are easy to find. And fans of antiques can find what they’re looking for in the many markets and sales that take place in shopper-friendly Carbondale.


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Special Events

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta is exactly what it sounds like: Participants put their creativity to work by building boats out of cardboard and racing them across SIUC’s Campus Lake. But you must experience one of the competitions to fully appreciate the skill and fun involved. SIUC’s Homecoming is celebrated during a fun-filled weekend

that features Saluki football, a parade, reunion parties, special events and, of course, plenty of school spirit.

The annual Southern Illinois Irish Festival takes place in late April and honors the music, spirit and essence of the Emerald Isle. Cultural presentations, traditional music and dances, activities for the kids and friendly competitions make this event a unique experience. The holiday season is enhanced every December when the Lights Fantastic Parade takes to the streets of downtown Carbondale. The parade features bands and brightly lit floats. Carbondale Main Street hosts many Art and Wine Fairs throughout the year that showcase great local wines, outstanding artwork and original live music. Thursday evenings in June and July get even hotter with the Sunset Concert Series. A Carbondale summer tradition for more than three

decades, these free, family-friendly concerts alternate between the steps of the Shryock and Turley Park.

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Commerce Pagliai’s is one of many locally owned restaurants.

Commerce Visitors to Carbondale will have no problem finding great things on which to spend their time and money.



isitors to Carbondale will have no problem finding great things on which to spend their time and money. It just depends on what they’re looking for on that particular day or night. With a multitude of shops, a smorgasbord of restaurants and a wide array of entertainment and sports, Carbondale is a dream location for people who love to have a great time.

Shopping and dining

Carbondale’s retail and dining options reflect that of its community: diverse. Locally owned shops and eateries are popular for residents who want to feel like they are reinvesting their money into their city. More nationally known stores and restaurants are also located throughout Carbondale, giving buyers a large selection of brand name items and a variety of food choices. Sporting goods, furniture, electronics, books, antiques, flowers, collectibles and much more can be found in Carbondale. Options are unlimited when it comes to finding that perfect specialty item, especially in the unique shops located in Carbondale’s always-improving downtown district. Downtown businesses take pride in their community and bond together to form a collaborative team that is always focused on promoting and improving commerce in the city of Carbondale.

Commerce many food styles from international cultures such as Chinese, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Greek, Thai and everything else in between. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or midnight snack, Carbondale will meet the cravings of any foodie or empty stomach.


Carbondale Farmers’ Market The west side of town boasts many long-running businesses inside the popular Murdale Shopping Center. At the center, shoppers can choose from a bakery, a hardware store, an international food store, a cooperative grocery store that sells organically grown products, and several other offices and shops. Also on the west side, the traditional Farmer’s Market , each Saturday in the springtime, summer and fall, draws in many consumers who are craving some homegrown produce. Carbondale’s east side is just as bustling, with University Mall housing many national department stores like JCPenney and Macy’s. A long walk through the always-busy mall will reveal a great mix of clothing, home décor and specialty stores, not to mention the countless booths that sell jewelry, electronic items and much more. University Mall is also a great place to grab a bite to eat. Nationally known restaurants are located in and around the shopping center, as well as within the SIUC Student Center. For more diverse options, Carbondale is home to restaurants and diners that serve

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Carbondale’s many impressive entertainment venues range from the large and amplified to the small and intimate. National bands and comedy acts have performed their sets at the recently renovated SIU Arena in front of huge, adoring crowds. Local bands and artists have showcased their skills at the many coffeehouses and bars. Live music is also a staple of the summertime Sunset Concert Series and Carbondale Main Street’s Brown Bag Concert Series. Another musical staple in Carbondale is the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Illinois Music Festival, which features local musicians of all ages, as well as guest conductors and opera groups, who perform at various events around the region. No matter their level of popularity, every entertainer can agree that Carbondale is a great place to put on a show. Music isn’t the only form of entertainment in Carbondale — far

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Commerce from it. Museums and special cultural events are a popular choice for people who like to be entertained and educated at the same time. Live theater is also a great way to spend an evening in Carbondale. SIUC’s theater department puts on many shows at McLeod Theater and Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theater. The Stage Company is comprised of a talented group of stage performers who take their shows to the remodeled Varsity Center for the Arts.


There’s nothing quite like being one of 20,000 fans rooting on the Saluki basketball team at the intimate SIU Arena on a Saturday night. Unless of course you are one of the passionate diehards cheering for the Carbondale high school football team in a playoff game on a crisp, fall afternoon. Come to think of it, Carbondale is full of year-round options for sports fanatics. SIUC fields teams in baseball, softball, basketball, football, swimming and diving, golf, track and field, cross-country, volleyball

and tennis. But the sports don’t start and stop with SIUC. Carbondale Community High School athletic teams are perennially successful, and play many games at the city’s Super Block sports complex that features running tracks, training facilities, and baseball, softball and soccer fields. Younger ages are also active in Carbondale sports, benefiting from the large variety of baseball, softball, football and soccer leagues. The SIUC Recreational Center offers more non-traditional athletic activities like fencing and squash, as well as boxing, martial arts, dance and much more. The facility also offers an Olympicsized swimming pool, aerobic rooms, basketball courts, running tracks and weight and cardio machines. Workout fanatics can also find a variety of gyms around Carbondale to go along with the many programs and classes offered by the Carbondale Park District. If you love your sports, Carbondale is the place for you.

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Industry Construction is underway for SIUC’s new Transportation Education Center.

Industry Carbondale is able to accommodate the goals of small-scale endeavors as well as the ambitions of larger national corporations.


any business owners have found out that Carbondale is able to accommodate the goals of small-scale endeavors as well as the ambitions of larger national corporations. One of the reasons the city is such a hotbed for development is because business owners are not alone in their quest to grow and expand their dreams into profitable ventures. Carbondale invests in business development through its city economic development office and through the city’s Enterprise Zone and Tax Increment Financing Districts. Also, SIUC helps potential and existing business owners with a variety of services through its Illinois Small Business Development Center. Jackson Growth Alliance is the county’s economic development organization, funded jointly by private, public and business investors. Industrial and business facilities and parks are sprinkled throughout Carbondale. Business Park East at Reed Station Road is located just 1.5 miles from SIUC and offers ready-to-build lots with all utilities including fiber optics. Bicentennial Industrial Park at Dillinger Road is located conveniently adjacent to Hwy 51 and the Canadian National Railroad, and also offers up various sizes of lots. Other development-ready sites include the Southern Illinois Research Park, which is focused on the growth of new businesses guided by SIUC’s unique 21

Industry Business Incubator program, and the 15-structure Carbondale Manufacturers Center. It also houses SIUC’s Entrepreneurship and Business Development Unit, which assists area businesses. Carbondale’s industrial growth isn’t limited to the ground. The development of SIUC’s $55 million Transportation Education Center (TEC) at the Southern Illinois Airport is expected to be completed by 2012. It will house nationally renowned automotive and aviation programs and will provide companies the luxury of working hand in hand with SIUC.

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A team effort

Carbondale is a thriving place for people and businesses alike because of the network of community organizations that work together toward the goal of improving the city. The Jackson Growth Alliance is a prime example of this teamwork. The cooperative effort among government, university and business leaders in Jackson County tries to encourage economic and community development. Other groups in Carbondale that come together to form a suc-

cessful, united team are the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, SIUC, the Carbondale Economic Development Office, the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau, Carbondale Main Street, the Carbondale Business Development Corporation, SouthernTech and many other instrumental organizations. This teamwork, along with the accessibility to almost any form of transportation (including air, highways and train) makes Carbondale a supremely desirable option for any business looking to open or expand.

Local Arts Artist Craig Thomas of Cape Girardeau draws a pair of comedy tragedy masks on the south side of the Varsity Center for the Arts.

Local Arts There’s something for everyone here in Carbondale, especially if you’re a fan of the fine arts.


f cultural diversity breeds art, then Carbondale is one of the most artsy communities you will ever find. Carbondale celebrates its diversity through theater, art, music, poetry and dance… just to name a few. Helping lead the way for a creative tomorrow is the non-profit local agency, Carbondale Community Arts. The organization’s mission is to “cultivate, nurture, harness and celebrate the creativity of our total community.” CCA’s endeavors include: the Southern Arts Fund, which offers grant support to artists and art organizations in Southern Illinois; ArtWorks in Schools, a program implemented to integrate fine art into public schools; the Corridor Gallery, which shows off local artists’ works in the Carbondale City Hall/Civic Center; and the All Southern High School Theater Project, which offers local high school students professional training and a chance to perform on the prestigious McLeod Summer Playhouse stage. Members of the CCA are instrumental in the progression of renovating the Varsity Center for the Arts, formerly a popular movie theater. In 2008, the city transferred ownership of the theater to the Jackson County Stage Company. The company and the CCA have worked hard toward their long-term goal of restoring the cultural institution. 23

Local Arts

Music to your ears

From hip-hop to country and everything else in between, Carbondale is a perfect place to fill your ears with wonderful music. It’s not officially summertime until the Sunset Concert Series gets under way. Large crowds flock to the SIUC campus and Turley Park to enjoy a wide array of soothing tunes in the comfortable temperatures before dusk. Carbondale Main Street’s Brown Bag Concert series — another popular music event — fuses music and meals every Wednesday in May through September. Concert-goers usually order their lunches from a local restaurant or bring a bagged lunch from home, then spend their lunch hours soaking in the sounds of downtown.

Creativity on campus

Varsity Theater was recently renovated, adding to the growing arts community.

SIUC has a mix of students looking to find themselves as artists, as well as professors who are responsible for teaching them how. Who benefits from this mix of youth and experience? Carbondale’s citizens, of course. They are treated to student-produced plays and musicals at McLeod Theater. They are also able to enjoy concerts and performances by the SIUC School of Music, which administers the Southern Illinois Music Festival that celebrates opera, classical music, ballet and jazz. On a larger scale, The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute regularly hosts presentations by national and international policymakers and observers. SIUC’s Shryock Auditorium hosts many lectures, concerts and special events throughout the year. Also, the annual student-run Big Muddy Film Festival features independent films from around the world. SIUC’s Department of Event Services brings a variety of national entertainers, musicians, comedians and Broadway performers to Southern Illinois through its series Southern Lights Entertainment.

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Education Davaris Macklin looks at the board while going over math problems in his classroom at Thomas Elementary School in Carbondale.

Education Carbondale takes its education seriously. And good thing, because students are here to learn.

Carbondale takes its education seriously. And good thing, because students are here to learn. So whether your child is entering pre-kindergarten or college, rest assured that you can count on Carbondale’s schools to provide a high-quality education.

Public Education

Four public school systems serve Carbondale and the immediate surrounding area. Carbondale Elementary School District 95 takes students from the majority of the city limits. The Giant City and Unity Point district serve students from the southern edges of the city, as well as areas south of Carbondale. Students from those three elementary and middle school districts all move on to attend Carbondale Community High School.

Carbondale Elementary School District 95

This district uses four school buildings to educate its 1,400 students that range from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Supremely qualified teachers and administrators make up the district’s staff. Many of the staff members have been recognized on the state and national levels as excellent educators. The district’s latest project is the implementation of ThinkTechFusion, 25


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a program designed to encourage students to learn the basics of technology tools to provide an interactive, modern way of learning. The project fuses the teaching of technology with critical thinking skills, language arts and mathematics. It is one of the many new developments that works to the strengths of the districts’ knowledgeable and tech-savvy teaching staff. The four schools that make up District 95 are each unique in their own rights. Parrish School houses the Birth to Three program, pre-K, kindergarten and first grades, and is also the site of the Southern Illinois Reading Recovery Training Center. Thomas School houses second- and third-grade students, and is the home of the unique John Thomas String Program, a collaboration that gives students the opportunity to learn how to play violin. Lewis School teaches fourth- and fifth-graders, and recently won the Spotlight Award, which recognizes a high poverty school where academic performance is being achieved. Carbondale Middle School serves students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Two groups of students from the school were recently chosen to present their history fair projects at a national competition in Washington, D.C.

Carbondale Community High School District 165

Named one of America’s Best High Schools in 2010 by U.S. News and World Report, CCHS is definitely an educational gem in Southern Illinois. The more than 1,200 students that attend the school benefit from a dedicated staff, a challenging curriculum and the opportunity to be so close in proximity to a research-driven university like SIUC. Teachers and administrators take pride in the


Education fact that more than 96 percent of all CCHS students graduate and more than half attend a four-year college or university. The school’s student population is diverse, which is why teachers make sure they meet the needs of each and every one of their students. CCHS students are also offered foreign language instruction in Spanish, German, French and Chinese. It’s plain to see that qualified staff members of Carbondale High School are dedicated to equipping their students with experiences and knowledge that will last them a lifetime.

Private Education

The city of Carbondale has options for families who want their children to attend private schools. Brehm Preparatory School is a private boarding school for students with learning disabilities. Its mission is “to empower students with complex learning disabilities to recognize and reach their full potential.” Brehm was founded in 1982 and boasts 150 exceptional staff members who teach about 90

students per year. Founded in 1980, Trinity Christian School teaches Christianbased curriculum to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. One of the school’s primary focuses is to prepare its students for college success. The privately owned Carbondale New School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Established in 1974, the school offers smaller class sizes, a family environment and a scenic playground that includes a small forest.

Higher Education John A. Logan Community College

It’s all about the numbers for John A. Logan. The community college enrolls students from more than 400 high schools in Illinois. It offers more than 150 degrees and certificates that students can choose from when deciding on a major. And its enrollment figures increase on a yearly basis.

Saluki Stadium STATs

Offering a tuition rate that is among the lowest in Illinois, JALC is a sophisticated choice for students looking for a two-year degree or a transfer into a four-year school. Many Carbondale high school students choose the college because of its close location - JALC is in Carterville, just minutes east on Route 13. Coordination with a number of universities and fouryear colleges take the burden off of students who one day hope to transfer their hard-earned credits. Another asset that JALC possesses is its convenient scholarship opportunities, as well as other forms of financial aid. One of the most impressive features of JALC is its recently constructed Community Health Education Complex. It is here that students, faculty and members of the community can enroll in courses ranging from beginning weight training to “aquacise.” The fitness facility includes an aerobic and weight training center and an aquatic center.

McAndrew Stadium served as the home of SIUC football from 19382009. Features of the brand-new Saluki Stadium: 15,000 capacity ■■1,080 prime chair back seats ■■12 luxury suites ■■2,500 square foot VIP Club Room ■■Synthetic grass playing field ■■New replay-capable scoreboard ■■Expanded concessions, restrooms ■■



Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University has revved up its efforts to be respected as a research institution. Ranked among the top five percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, SIUC has more than 20 research centers and institutes. Also, several national and international research organizations are headquartered at SIUC. It’s no wonder that many of the university’s students and faculty members are regular recipients of many prestigious awards and accomplishments. SIUC offers its 20,000-plus students from around the globe a huge variety of degree programs from eight different colleges and a law and medical school. Programs include agriculture, art, aviation, business, computer science, education, engineering, forestry, history, journalism, mortuary science, music, radio-television, recreation, science and many more. Learning at SIUC is enhanced by the beauty of its breathtaking campus. One ambitious construction plan — Saluki Way — is progressing nicely. The multifaceted project’s most recent accomplishments are the completion of the new football stadium and the renovations to the storied basketball arena. Students, faculty, fans and alums will surely spend some time enjoying the newest updates to the beautiful SIUC campus.

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Morris Library is a new addition to the SIUC campus.

Qualit y health care Housekeeper Andrea Williams cleans a vacated patient room at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Quality Health Care Providing quality health care has always been a priority for Carbondale and its medical institutions.


roviding quality health care has always been a priority for Carbondale and its medical institutions. Citizens can count on exceptional care and commitment to their well-being any time they walk through the doors of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale or any of the many doctor offices and clinics located throughout the city. Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), a non-profit provider, is the parent company of three of the region’s most prestigious hospitals: Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro and Herrin Hospital as well as many other outpatient facilities. SIH employs more than 2,000 staff members, along with physicians and volunteers, who work together to ensure the needs of those they serve. Its corporate office is located in Carbondale. SIH is regularly in the news for the numerous awards and accomplishments it receives. Its Breast Center, located in University Mall in Carbondale, recently received a national accreditation for its commitment to breast cancer care. SIH was also recently chosen to be among the top 51 best performing health systems in the country by the Thomson Reuters ranking featured in Modern Healthcare Magazine. 29

Qualit y Health Care

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale opened in 1959 and is the largest SIH facility. It is home to a spacious birthing center — the largest in Illinois south of Springfield — that delivers almost 2,000 babies every year. The center also features the area’s only Level IIplus neonatal intensive care unit. Memorial also houses the leading open heart surgery and cardiac care program in the region, made possible through its affiliation with the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. The Springfield institute has long been nationally ranked as one of the country’s top heart care programs. The Carbondale facility also provides excellent patient care, a cancer care center, tertiary surgery, neurosurgery and vascular-thoracic surgery.

SIUC Student Health Center

SIUC students are offered complete medical and dental care at the health center located on campus. Only a few years old, the facility is one of the nation’s largest and is focused on building a healthy campus community. It provides medical care, prevention, wellness promotion, dermatology and optical care, as well as nutritional, fitness, stress management and counseling services.


Center for Medical Arts

SIH’s Center for Medical Arts, formerly the Carbondale Clinic, is a multi-physician clinical practice that offers both primary care and specialized medical care for family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, urology and general surgery. The center’s unique Prompt Care unit provides compassionate and cost-effective care on a walk-in basis, while its Physician’s Surgery Center performs a variety of outpatient surgeries.

Community Resources

The Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation has been providing health and social services to the neediest residents of Southern Illinois since 1971. One of the many health centers under the Shawnee umbrella is the Adolescent Health Center, which specializes in children, teens and young adults up to age 25. It is a complete care center that provides complete medical and dental care, as well as counseling, health and preventative education. The Abundant Health Resource Clinic is a center that helps Carbondale citizens without health insurance. Professional providers volunteer their services so patients can be cared for free of charge. Southern Illinois Regional Social Services (SIRSS) provides service to about 2,000 people per year with a budget of more than $5.5 million. Programs include youth work, crisis management and counseling. Dedicated community volunteers help SIRSS fulfill its promise: “You are not alone. We care. We know how to help.” The organization is celebrating its 50th year of serving Southern Illinois.

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Membership Directory AbstractoR

Jackson County Abstract/ Title Scott Maloney 110 S. 11th St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 684-2766


Dycus, Bradley & Draves, P.C. Douglas Bradley 3401 Office Park Drive Marion, IL 62959 549-3344 Kerber, Eck and Braeckel, CPAs David Schnake 1116 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1040 Payne, Gaertner & Associates LLC Jan Payne 334 North Illinois Avenue PO Box 727 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-9393 Shelnutt & Assoc., LLP Paul Roberts 417 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2400


Community Link Craig Williams 4742 Holts Prairie Road Pickneyville, IL 62274 800-455-3600 Hometown Phone Book John Melfi 2 East Port Plaza Dr. Collinsville, IL 62234 697-2390 Saluki Sports Properties Will Patterson SIU Arena 118 Carbondale, IL 62901 536-5327

Air Conditioning Equipment and Systems

Jacobs Air Conditioning & Heating Jim Jacobs 2330 N. McRoy Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2989

Airport/Airport Transportation

Barkley Regional Airport Richard Roof 2901 Fisher Road PO Box 1131 West Paducah, KY 42086 270-744-0521 BART Transportation Kathy Hecht 2900 Kage Road Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 800-284-2278 Williamson County Airport Authority Douglas Kimmel 10400 Terminal Dr., Suite 200 Marion, IL 62959 993-3353

Apartments and Property Management

Alpha R. E. Management Kira Boettcher 1205 W. Marion St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8194 Apartment Finder of Southern Illinois Anthony Holmes 1747 N. Chapman Lane Columbia, MO 65201 888-314-6180 Aspen Court Apartments Brian Marik 1101 E. Grand Avenue Carbondale ,IL 62901 549-1700 Brookside Manor Apartments Christine Deweerdt 1200 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3600


Budslick Management John Budslick 1827 W. Main St. Carbondale IL 62901 457-5312 Crab Orchard Manufactured Home Robert/Donald Leigerber 1343 S. Countyline Road, Lot 1 Carbondale, IL 62902 549-7513 Edgarton Construction & Rental Larry Edgarton 2006 W. Woodriver Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2535 G & R Property Management Tommy Glisson 851 E. Grand Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4713 IKL Property Management Harry Kirk PO Box 1012 Carbondale , IL 62901 687-1493 Lewis Park Apartments 800 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0446 Millwood Executive Suites Brenda Rybak 2000 Wood Road at Highway 13 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5229 Schilling Property Management Rolf Schilling 635 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 549-0895 St. Germain Square Jennifer Ross 516 S. Rawlings St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6786 The Fields Apartments Erica Kirby 700 S. Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7377 The Reserve at Saluki Pointe Sheldon Porter 500 Saluki Blvd. Carbondale, IL 62903 529-3500 Wedgewood Hills Apartments Loretta Cooley 1001 E. Park. St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5596 Woodruff Management Jeffrey Woodruff 601 E. Campus Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3321


Eggemeyer Associates Architects

Mark Dillon 2015 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3361 H. Michael Bohnsack Architects Harlan Michael Bohnsack 600 W. Main St., Suite 2 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5709 White & Borgognoni Architects Gail White 212 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3691


Carbondale Community Arts Nancy Stemper 1115 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5100

Assisted Living Communities

Liberty Village of Carbondale Julie Woolard 2950 W. Westridge Place Carbondale, IL 62901 351-6557

Prairie Living at Chautauqua

Janet Squibb 955 Villa Court Carbondale, IL 62901 351-7955

Attorney/ Legal

Feirich/Mager/Green/Ryan Kara Jones-Daly John Rendleman Edward Renshaw Angela Povolish 2001 W. Main St. PO Box 1570 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3000 Habiger & Assc Law Office Richard Habiger 200 N. Emerald Lane, #1B Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4529 Jackson County State Attorney’s Office Michael Wepsiec 1001 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-7200 Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. Kathleen L. Pine 2015 W. Main St., Suite 109 Carbondale, IL 62901 351-7200 SI Elder Law Tiffany Sievers 411 1/2 N. Court St. Marion, IL 62959 997-3500 Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP Kim Kelly 100 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0437

Automobile DealerS

Auffenberg of Carbondale Jamie Turner 1015 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3391 Auto Credit of Southern Illinois Amy 2201 Ramada Ln. Carbondale, IL 62901 435-3995 Vogler Motor Co., Inc. Tim Hirsch 1170 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8135 Ward Chrysler Center, Inc Mark Ward 1412 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8155 Vic Koenig Chevrolet, Inc Victor Koenig 1040 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1000

Automobile Detailing & Service

Advance Auto Parts Eric Dunlap 304 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4207 Automotive Specialists Danny Smith 825 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4389 Holt’s Tire & Auto Center Mark Holt 223 East Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3383 Meineke Car Care Center Zoltan Horvath 308 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3527 Today’s Technology Auto Todd Darnstaedt 1235 E. Walnut Carbondale , IL 62901 457-2151

Banks The Bank of Carbondale Robert Bleyer 216 East Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2181

Banterra Bank Denise Reiss 1917 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4445 First Bank of Carbondale David Sluzevich 1500 West Main Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2116

First Southern Bank

John Dosier 301 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3621 MidCountry Bank Kristie Anson 925 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-9904 Old National Bank 509 S. University Ave., 457-3700 915 W. Main St. 529-8984 Carbondale, IL 62901 Regions Bank Darren Berger 500 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2102 Regions Bank Jacek Wiltowski 601 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2700 SIU Credit Union Dennis Schaefer 1217 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3595 The First Bank and Trust Co. of Murphysboro Kevin Beavers 2471 West Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5000

Bed and Breakfast

Barton House Bed & Breakfast Linda &Jerry Goforth 1655 N. Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62901 457-7717


710 Book Store Randy Johnson 718 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7304 Castle Perilous Games/ Books Scott Thorne 207 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5317 The Book Worm Kelly & Carl Rexroad 618 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2665


SIUC Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Larry H. Dietz MC 4308 Carbondale, IL 62901 453-2461

Building and Hardware

F-W-S Solid Surface Specialist Alan Kuczynski 610 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale , IL 62901 457-2326


Bethel AME Catering Rick Jackson 316 E. Jackson Carbondale, IL 62901 521-0046 Chartwells Dining at SIUC Student Center Matthew Kent 1255 Lincoln Dr. MC 4430 Carbondale, IL 62901 453-5331

Great Boars of Fire Bob Fombelle 920 Kratzinger Hollow Road Cobden, IL 62920 618-833-5858


Simple Spinal Health & Medical Center

Steven Barrett 2250 Reed Station Parkway #305 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1943

Churches and Religious Organizations

Expressions of Faith Deborah Gates-Burklow 880 High St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-1870 Grace United Methodist Church Bob Sabo 220 N. Tower Road Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8785 Grand Avenue Christian Church Brooks Wilson 1305 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4222 Hope Church Tony Marseglia 300 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2744 The View Church Jo Ann Friedlieb 1201 South Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62902 457-8216 University Baptist Church Karen Zelten 700 S. Oakland Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0323 Victory Christian Center of Southern Illinois 607 E. College St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-8018 Vine Community Church Terry Kessinger 1445 S. Wall Street Carbondale, IL 62901 351-8463 Walnut Street Baptist Church Wes Henson 218 W. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0479


Custom Cleaners Gary Pinkham Murdale Shopping Center Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8244

Coffee House

Common Grounds Coffee House Jason Bourque 600 E. Grand Ave. Suite #6 Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4180 Gloria Jean’s Gourmet Coffee University Mall Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3153

Communications (Radio & Print) & Cable Providers

Alltel Wireless Sherry Ratcliffe 1236 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 525-1055 AT&T Jim Maurer 1620 Watson Road St. Charles, MO 63301 636-328-5188

Carbondale Times Donna Besser 701 West Main Carbondale, IL 62901 Clearwave Communications Mike Phalin 2 N. Vine St. Harrisburg, IL 62946 253-4174 Daily Egyptian SIUC Communications Bldg. Carbondale, IL 62901 536-3311 Frontier Communications Eric Shadley 208 W. Union Marion, IL 62959 997-0679 OnMedia Robi Kieszkowski 201 E. Main, Suite 1A Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4277 River Radio Steve Falat 1431 Country Aire Dr. Carterville, IL 62918 985-4843 Roy Walker Communications, Inc. Roy Walker 441 Church Camp Road Makanda, IL 62958 529-3301 Southern Illinoisan Bob Williams 710 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5454 Verizon Wireless Jeff Dixon 1376 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5490 Wither’s Broadcasting Janet Jensen 1822 N. Court St. Marion, IL 62959 997-8123 WSIU TV Renee Dillard 1003 Communications Bldg. Carbondale, IL 62901 453-4343

Community Organizations

African American Museum of Southern Illinois Corene McDaniel 1237 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62902 457-2217 Attuck’s Community Service Board of Directors James Scales 441 East Willow St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1136 Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale Randy Osborn 250 N. Springer St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8877 Carbondale Convention & Tourism Debbie Moore 1185 E. Main St., #1046 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4451 Carbondale Main Street Meghan Cole 121 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-8040 Carbondale Park District Kathy Renfro 1115 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4147 Carterville Chamber of Commerce 102 N. Greenbriar Road Carterville, IL 62918 985-6942 Community Outreach SUIC Enrollment Tamarah Cook 425 Clocktower Dr., MC 4710 Carbondale, IL 62901 Girl Scouts of Southern IL Villie Appoo #4 Ginger Creek Parkway Glen Carbon, IL 62034 618-692-0692

membership directory Good Samaritan Ministries Susan Metcalf 701 S. Marion St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5794 Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America Mark Hays 803 E. Herrin St. Herrin, IL 62948 888-942-4863 Herrin Chamber of Commerce Liz Lively 3 South Park Ave. Herrin, IL 62948 942-5163 Jackson County 911 Patrick Lustig 303 N. Robinson Circle Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5911 Keep Carbondale Beautiful Valerie Rasp 1115 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901 525-5525 Phi Beta Lambda Tracy Lake Pullium 212 - MC4428 Carbondale, IL 62901 Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast Jack Wides 606B Eastgate Drive Carbondale, IL 62903 457-5221 Southern Illinois Research Park Kyle Harfst 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road Carbondale, IL 62903 453-4327 The Stage Co. Catherine Field PO Box 463 Carbondale, IL 62903 549-1409 The Women’s Center Kathy McClanahan 610 S. Thompson Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4807 Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council Paulette Hamlin 1 Industrial Park Steeleville, IL 62288 684-6117

Computer Service, Sales, Repair and Software L.A. Services, Inc.

Lucy Ahne 828-H E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5829

Liaison Technologies

150 East Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 213 Carbondale, IL 62903 770-642-5000 Liasion Technologies is a global integration and data management services company providing unique services to transform and manage business information.

Mayer Imaging & Networks James Mayer 1075 Kira Court Carbondale, IL 62901 866-515-4922

Construction and Contractors Baine Roofing Co.

Jeff & Judy Baine 600 Baine Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7003 Charlie Brown & Assoc. Trace Brown 609 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1500

E. T. Simonds Construction Mike McClay 1500 N. Oakland Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8191 Fager-McGee Comm Const. Bruce Fager 347 S. Williams Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-3900 J & L Robinson Devel. & Const. Co. Leo, Eddie & Jerry Robinson 501 W. Industrial Park Road Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3391 McCree Flooring & Home Improvements Scott McCree 2520 New Era Road, Lot 43 Murphysboro, IL 62966 549-4381 Morgan Commercial Structures Jim Morgan 302 McDowell Road Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-1738 RSC Equipment Rental Kathy Kraemer 2050 Southern Expressway Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 573-334-9338

Artistic Dentistry Dan Massie, DMD 1225 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2711 Dental Group of Carbondale Ashley Housley 1001 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2273 Douglas J. Baker, DDS Douglas J. Baker 305 South Oakland Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2166 Dr. Geoffery A. Partlow, DMD Geoffrey Partlow 1001 N. Beadle Dr., Suite 1 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2626 Hudgins Orthodontics Joseph Hudgins 1180 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 457-7611 Michael R. Durr, DMD, PC Emma Durr 1111 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2471 Shawnee Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Jonathan Burton 2250 Reed Station Pkwy, #201 Carbondale, IL 62901 519-9363

John A. Logan College Robert Mees 700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918 985-2637 John A. Logan College Procurement Technical Assistance Center Lyndsay Hughes 700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918 985-2828 Pathways to Excellence, LLC Teresa Gilbert 1890 Old Metropolis Road Vienna, IL 62995 658-2554 SIU Admissions Patsy Reynolds 425 Clocktower Drive MC 4710 Carbondale, IL 62901 453-2904 SIU Alumni Association Michelle Suaurez Colyer Hall, 2nd floor Carbondale, IL 62901 453-2408 SIU College of Business Meredith Rhoads 1025 Lincoln Dr., Rehn Hall Carbondale, IL 62901 453-4068


Schimpf Construction Rod Schimpf 1300 Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5994


CDM Eva Opitz 1050 N. Reed Station Rd. #D Carbondale, IL 62902 351-4530 FreyWorks Deborah Frey 230 Cedar Crest Lane Makanda, IL 62958 559-1958 Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center Jim Pape 150 Pleasant Hill Rd. Suite 136 Carbondale, IL 62903 453-3829

NBTY Midwest Distribution Center Steve Crowley 1 Nutrition Plaza Carbondale, IL 62902 457-8100 Venegoni Distributing, Inc Dennis Kortkamp 105 Dillinger Road Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4489

Document Destruction

In A Pinch Shredding Marcy Salem 116 Division St. Carterville, IL 62918 727-1648


Convenience Store

D’S Quick Stop Margaret Nesbitt 221 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8531 Huck’s Kim Miller 1900 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62902 351-6060

MailBox Rental

Mailboxes Etc. David Klaproth 1809 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-6245


First Presbyterian Child Development Center Dianna Hagler 310 S. University Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1551 Hannah House Child Development Center Addie Gillespie 810 North Wall Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8801 Puka Renell Graff 312 S. Wall St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7633


Aloha Dental Donald Chuck Summerlin 1240 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7621

Brehm Preparatory School

Walter Tomczak 1245 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0371

Carbondale Community High School #165 Steve Sabens 330 S. Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62902 457-4722 Carbondale Elementary School District #95 Linda Meredith 928 S. Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62902 457-3591 Carbondale New School Linda Rohling 1302 E. Pleasant Hill Road Carbondale, IL 62902 457-4765 Charles D. Eubank & Associates Charles D. Eubank 747 Oak Hill Road Evansville, IN 47711 812-424-3253 Dynamic Leadership Development Marlene Dietz 53 Lake Indian Hills Trail Carbondale, IL 62902 351-9596

SIU Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Emily Carter 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road Carbondale, IL 62901 536-2424 SIUC Athletics Mark Gazdik 118 Arena, SIUC Carbondale, IL 62901 453-5338 SIUC Community Outreach Tamarah Cook 1220 Douglas Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 453-2061 SIUC Division of Continuing Education Sandy Rhoads 703 S. Washington Carbondale, IL 62901 536-7751 SIUC Office of the President Glenn Poshard Office of the President Carbondale, IL 62901 536-3331 SIUC Student Center Lori Stettler 1255 Lincoln Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 453-3496 Southern Illinois University Anthony Hall 116 Carbondale, IL 62901 453-2341 TESSI (Talent Education School of So. IL) LLC Alyce Ward 705 W. Main St. Suite B1 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6300 Touch of Nature Paula Feigenbaum 1206 Touch of Nature Road Carbondale, IL 62901 453-1121 Trinity Christian School Paul Plunkett 1218 W. Freeman Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3733

Electric Company

Egyptian Electric Cooperative Assoc. Bryce Cramer 10169 Old Highway 13 Murphysboro, IL 62966 684-2143

Electrical Detectives Jason Shadowen 1800 N. 14th St. Herrin, IL 62948 351-8731

Employment Agency

Employer’s Association Mary Clark 1809 W. Main St.. #282 Carbondale, IL 62901 800-948-5700 Extra Help Inc. Amber Short 3911 W. Ernestine Dr. Marion, IL 62959 993-9675 Fidelity on Call, Ltd. Tavia Vasicek 1711 W. Detweiller Dr. Marion, IL 62959 800-836-7633 Illinois Dept. of Employment Sec. Victor Harris 223 S. 13th St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-2341 Illinois Dept. of Human Services-Division of Rehabilitation Services 309 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2107 Man Tra Con Paige Lappe 509 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6460 Manpower Lydia Hoedel 2015 W. Main, Suite #1 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0414


Asaturian, Eaton & Assoc. P.C. Armen Asaturian 1440 Old W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3414

Fast Food

Short Enterprises – McDonald’s Nicki Hadley 102 Transcraft Dr. Anna, IL 62906 833-3999

Financial Investment

Alliance Investment Planning Group Scott McClatchey 115 S. Washington Carbondale, IL 62901 519-9344 Barnett & Levine LLP Mort Levine 828 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5356 Burley-Shay Investments, Ltd. Don Shay 401 N. Beadle Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5161 Capaha Bank Mortgage Lenders Darlene Harris 209 W. Commercial Dr. Suite H Carterville, IL 62918 985-9000 Country Financial Brad Blumenstock PO Box 430 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3515 Edward Jones Jason Lamb 2435 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5029 Edward Jones Kelli Wood PO Box 350 Carterville, IL 62918 697-0054 Edward Jones Investments J. Brooks Venable 1130A E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7799

Forbes Financial Group John Forbes 1160 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1940 Polar Investment Counsel, Inc. Debbie Pittman 300 E. Main St., Suite 1 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5828 Wells Fargo Advisors Barbara Blacklock 1401 Financial Park Carbondale, IL 62901 451-8145


Gold’s Gym Shane Smith 712 East Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 877-465-3703 Great Shapes Fitness For Women Catherine Turner 2121 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62903 529-4404


Jerry’s Flower Shoppe Jerry Brooks 216 W. Freeman Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3560 The Flower Box, Inc. Cheryl True 1821 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1561

Funeral Home

Crain Funeral Home & Cemeteries Bryan Crain Old Route 13 West of Carbondale Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-2500 G. Meredith Funeral Homes Gregory Meredith 300 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4139 Huffman-Harker Funeral Home Harold Harker 210 W. Oak St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2400 Walker Funeral Homes and Crematory PC Mary Walker 112 S. Poplar Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3100

Golf Course

Hickory Ridge Golf Center Mike Day 2727 W. Glen Road Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4386 SI Capital Management, Midland Hills Golf Course WInslow Chou 309 Midland Hills Road Makanda, IL 62958 529-3698

Government Units

Carbondale Public Library Diana Brawley-Sussman 405 W. Main St. Carbondale IL 62901 457-0354 City of Carbondale Brand Cole Joel Fritzler Allen Gill Corene McDaniel Mary Pohlman 200 S. Illinois Ave. PO Box 2047 Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5302 State Rep. Mike Bost 300 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5787

Graphic Design

1187 Creative Kay Dosier 201 E. Main, Suite 2G Carbondale, IL 62901 457-1187


Membership Directory Arthur Agency Dennis Poshard 104 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-1599 Attitude Designs Debbie Johnson 718 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7304 Quick Signs Lori Martin 1260 Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62901 549-0747 Silkworm, Inc. Stephanie Rhodes 102 S. Sezmore Dr. Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-4077 Splattered Ink Darryl Jones 1214 Walnut St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 565-2206

Grocery Stores

Aldi, Inc. Teresa Lindemann 475 Pearl Dr. O’Fallon, MO 63366 Arnold’s Market, Inc. Rodney Kroenlein 2141 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62903 529-5191

Carbondale Save-A-Lot

Brenna Burnett 301 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 529-8701 Kroger Darla Lubelt 501 N. Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5313 Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Francis Murphy 1815 W. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3533 Schnuck’s Carbondale Tom Eakins 915 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-0463

Health care and Fitness

Aisha White MD Aisha White 2250 Reed Station Road, Suite 204 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0394 All American Hearing of Southern Illinois Karee Church 2463 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 519-9304 Allied Physicians & Rehab of Southern Illinois Brian Bird 1100 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5172 Cedar Court Imaging Jon Landt 1200 Cedar Court Carbondale, IL 62901 529-8500 Center for Medial Arts Pharmacy Katie Calcaterra 2601 W. Main, Suite 101 Carbondale, IL 62901 526-5351 Clear Vision Family Eye Care Shari Burruss 1241 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3452 Egyptian Revival Day Spa Debbie Reiman 10393 Fleming Road Carterville, IL 62918 985-8995 Fox Medical Eric Reed 1400 West Main St. Mario, IL 62959 997-9262


Helia Healthcare of Carbondale Kristi Karch 500 S. Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5355 Holistic Wellness Institute Dr. Linda Hostalek 1827 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 319-4751

Thalman Chiropractic Richard Thalman 600 W. Main St., Suite 1 Carbondale, IL 62901 549-8228

Home Décor

Uppercase Living Trish Francis 104 Dogwood Lane Murphysboro, IL 62966 525-9633


In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center

Kitrina Hunter 2031 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62903 457-7732 Jamestown Management Corp. Joyce Crippen 1001 E. Main St., Building 4A Carbondale, IL 62902 549-8331 Marsha G. Ryan, MD Marsha Ryan 120 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5611 Memorial Hospital of Carbondale 405 West Jackson St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5373 New Horizons Obstetric Ann Robinson 305 W. Jackson St., Suite 100 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0404 NovaCare Rehabilitation Todd Vaughn 1316 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62091 529-3201 Shawnee Health Care Medical and Dental at Carbondale 400 S. Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 Medical: 519-9900 Dental: 519-9901 Southern Illinois Healthcare Cheryl Benn Gene Honn Woody Thorne 1239 E. Main St. PO Box 3988 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5200 SIH Work Care Ginger Hilliard 500 Lincoln Drive, Suite 500 Herrin, IL 62948 993-3817

Simple Spinal Health & Medical Center

Steven Barrett 2250 Reed Station Parkway #305 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1943 So. Orthopedic Assoc., S.C. Greg Thompson 510 Lincoln Dr. Herrin, IL 62948 997-6800 Southern Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic Christopher Moore 1235 Cedar Ct. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0431 Southern Illinois Healthcare Corporate Office Bart Millstadt 1239 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2792 St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Behavior Health Kim Anderson 35 Albany Road, Suite E Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4688

Roxanne Conley 221 Poplar Lake Road Makanda, IL 62958 967-5257 Jim Rhoads 1023 Candletree Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7312


AAA Missouri Steve Baine 1260 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8448 Allstate Insurance Laura Hughes 305 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2299 Bishop & Elwell Insurance Mathew Bishop 105 E. Walnut Murphysboro, IL 62966 351-6504 Brackett Insurance Consultants Bonnie Brackett 300 E. Main St., Suite 6 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-8640 Clemens & Assoc., Inc. Cathy Wood 1275 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1888

Consolidated Insurance Agency, Inc.

Alan Rausenberger 312 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0471 Diederich Insurance Agency, LLC Cliff Hickam 506 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6721 Gentry-Couch, Inc. Tom Couch 151 South Division St. Carterville, IL 62918 985-4886 Health Alliance Medical Plans Sara Walker-Hite 308 W. Plaza Dr., #C Urbana, IL 61801 217-383-8322 Jim Renshaw Insurance Agency, Ltd. Jim Renshaw 705 W. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6625 Laura Hughes Agency Laura Hughes 305 S. Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2299 Mills and Associates Micah Mills 300 E. Main St., Suite #1 Carbondale, IL 62901 351-0123 Northwestern Mutual Financial Network C. Dennis Burd, CLU, ChFC 1001 E. Main St., #3 Professional Park East Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2168 Oliver & Associates, Inc. Bill Oliver 1170 Cedar Ct. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4105 Shelter Insurance Merissa Madden 800 East Walnut St., Suite A Carbondale, IL 62901 549-4711

Shelter Insurance Julie Warren 100 N. Glenview Dr., Suite 104 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0133 State Farm Insurance Bob Bahr, Jr. 2015 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2113 Vaughn Insurance Agency, Corp. Tammy Vaughn 105 N. Emerald Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 351-9708

Internet Service Provider

Neon Internet Christa Stigall 1075 Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62902 351-1776


TJ’s Fine Jewelry Thomas J. Martin 1258 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-1200

Lawn Equipment Sales

Coleman Lawn Scott Coleman 210 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 529-0181


Carbondale Super 8 Motel Wanda Vahle 1180 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8822 Giant City State Park Lodge Richard Kelley 460 Giant City Lodge Road Makanda, IL 62958 457-4921 Green Retreat LLC Liz Robinson 6096 Chautauqua Road Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-1717 Hampton Inn Kevin Morrey 2175 Reed Station Parkway Carbondale, IL 62901 549-6900 Holiday Inn Jane Kearney 2300 Reed Station Parkway Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2600 Mason Ridge Bed & Breakfast Patty Mason 47 Powder Ridge Road Pomona, IL 62975 684-8000 Ramada Limited Manny Patel 801 N. Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62901 351-6611 Southern Wynds Tally Fralish-Robbins PO Box 275 Carbondale, IL 62901 319-3575 Train Inn, Inc. Paul Lewers 406 E. Stoker St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-1717

MailBox Rental

Mailboxes Etc. David Klaproth 1809 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-6245


Aisin Manufacturing Angela Holmes 11000 Redco Dr. Marion, IL 62959 998-8333 Pepsi Midamerica 2605 W. Main St. Marion, IL 62959 997-1377


USA Yellow Book Steve Lipnisky 258 S. Mt. Auburn Road Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 573-339-7100

Moving & Storage

Bost Truck Service Dan Bost 1134 N. 11th St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 684-3166

Not for Profit Organizations

Association of Professional Energy Consultants Mike Gullett 617 S. Glenview Drive Carbondale, IL 62901 534-0725 Fraternal Order of Eagles 2569 David L. Tippy 1206 W. Linden St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-9345 Gateway Youth Care Foundation Steve Wierman 1080 E. Park St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1151 Marion Chamber of Commerce George Trammel 2305 West Main St. Marion, IL 62959 997-6311 Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Chris Wills 203 S. 13th St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 684-6421 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Sharon Hileman 1217 N. Kingshighway, Suite 116 Cape Girardeau, IL 63701 314-303-6793 RBF Dome NFP Brent Ritzel 407 S. Forest Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3663 Southern Illinois Irish Festival Connie Shanahan 192 Amber Lane Carbondale, IL 62902 549-3090 Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra Ed Benyas 1000 S. Normal Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 453-2776 Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Toni Pautler 1805 N. Market Sparta, IL 62286 529-2909 United Way of Southern Illinois Toni Hayden 1301 Enterprise Way Marion, IL 62959 997-7744 Varsity Center for the Arts Jack Langowski PO Box 332 Carbondale, IL 62903 201-5245

Office Supply Store

Heartland Office/Xerox Phil Schaefer 300 E. Main St., Suite 19 Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2534 Midwest Office Supply Steve DeMarco 1107 N. Court Marion, IL 62959 997-9433 Office Depot Mike Johnson 663 Lakewood Drive St. Louis, MO 63367 800-613-4624 Stiles Office Solutions, Inc Mark Sanders 601 Industrial Park Road Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4950


Lipe Orchards Sara Lipe 2767 Springer Ridge Road Carbondale, IL 62902 549-1263 Rendleman Orchards Betty Sirles 9680 State Route 127 North Alto Pass, IL 62905 893-2771

Pizza Restaurants

Bridges Italian Village Debbie Bridges 405 S. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6559 Pizza King Gwen Hunt 308 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1124 Quatro’s Pizza Steve Payne 218 W. Freeman St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-5326


Henry Printing, Inc. Mike Henry 975 Charles Road Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3040 Thomas Publishing Jason Thomas 701 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2799

Real Estate

Cherry Insurance Services, Inc. Mary Lou Brown 914 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7368 x117 L’Erin C. Ragon L’Erin Ragon 801 E. DeYoung St. Marion, IL 62959 926-7516 Realty Central, Inc. Jan Mandis 1825 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4663

Real Estate Agents

Century 21 House of Realty Rich Davis 1400 W. Main St., Suite J Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3344 Cherry Hill Realty, Inc. Gary Hill 2150 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8177 Coldwell Banker Realty Wanda Lee Miller 706 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3737 Five Star Realty Jim Steinbach 626 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2244 Goss Property Managers, Inc. Shirley Meyer 2001 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-2620 Park Plaza Associates, LLC Albert Casey 331 W. Thornton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63119 314-862-5557 RE/MAX Realty Professionals Pam Schilling 635 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-9222 University Place Improvements, LP Geoff Kerth 1315 W. 22nd St., Suite 250 Oak Brook, IL 60523 630-425-8821


Southern Illinois Family Fun Center Vickie Hunsaker 10240 Samuel Road Carterville, IL 62918 985-3755

Membership Directory Southern Illinois Miners Dennis Poshard 3000 West DeYoung Marion, IL 62959 998-8499 The Science Center Pamela Madden 1237 E. Main St., Space C8 Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5431


E-Z Rental Center, Inc. Gregory Venable 1817 W. Sycamore St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4127

Restaurants & Bars

17th Street Bar and Grill Becky Streeter 32 N. 17th St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 684-8902 Applebee’s Restaurant Michael Crouch 1125 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 529-5715 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar Bill Zellmer 1435 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4686 Fat Patties Lance Jack 611B S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3287 Fujiyama Japanese Steak House Justin Qiu 715 N. Giant City Road #11 Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2000 Global Gourmet Andrea Barclay 102 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-0771 Golden Corral Toby Kragness 2155 Reed Station Parkway Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1472 Harbaugh’s Café Billy Burg 901 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-9897 Houlihan’s Shane Smith 2310 N. Reed Station Parkway Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4020 Hunan Village San Chan 710 E. Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1108 Jewel of India Ramneesh Prabhakar 709 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6666 Key West Scott Uffelman 1108 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-5998 Larry’s House of Cakes Larry Mieldezis 1807 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 Longbranch Coffeehouse Elaine Ramseyer 100 E. Jackson Carbondale, IL 62901 529-4488 Mary Lou’s Grill Robert & Marilynn Martin 114 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5084 Mase’s Place Josh Mason 47 Powder Ridge Road Pomona, IL 62975 684-8000 Melange Mark Garwin 607 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-9161

Pagliai’s Pizza & Pasta Larry Anderson 509 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0321 Panera Bread Ralph Behrens 1126 E. Walnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5755 Show Me’s Steve Hazelett 1013 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3646 Southern Que Barbeque Restaurant, LLC Hope Logwood 887 East Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-8000 Spinoni’s Pizza & Pasta House Gary Sommers 501 E. Walnut Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5544 Tequilas Mexican Restaurant Pamela Ruiz 100 N. Glenview, Suite 205/206 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4026 Thai Taste Carbondale Tam Rachatanavin 100 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6900 The Blue Martin Joe Lerner 215 E. Main Street Carbondale, IL 62901 713-5397 The Newell House Dan Terry 201 E. Main St., Suite 1A Carbondale, IL 62901 549-6400 Tres Hombres Gary Robinson 119 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-3308

Retail Stores

ABC Liquor Mart Tom Hoffmann 109 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6767 American Flooring Zach Nieman 4501 W. DeYoung St. Marion, IL 62959 993-2623 Associated Lumber Randy True 300 W. Willow Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2131 Best Buy, Inc Rosemary Howell 1270 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-1700 Black Diamond HarleyDavidson Jeremy Pinkston 2400 Williamson County Parkway Marion, IL 62959 997-4577 Blue Fish Liquors & Cigars Zach & Tiffany Short 2355 Sweets Drive, Building A Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4600 Carbondale Trophy Company Ruth Dalessio 118 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-0441 Casey’s General Store Angela Hacker 150 N. Giant City Road Carbondale, IL 62902 529-9099 Day Shift MaryLynn Schroeder 101 W. Monroe Carbondale, IL 62901 Dick’s Sporting Goods Dennis Creamer 1250 E. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7581

Furniture King Brad Weiss Route 13 East Carbondale, IL 62902 549-8332 Life of Linen Luxuries L’Erin Ragon 801 E. DeYoung St. Marion, IL 62959 926-7516 Mark Williams Outdoor Equip. Patty Williams 10636 Highway 127 Murphysboro, IL 62966 684-2328 Missouri Goodwill Industries, Inc. Lisa Davis 701 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5290 Modern Tile and Carpet, Inc. Gary Merideth 1330 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5255 Murdale True Value, Inc. George Sheffer Murdale Shopping Center Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3400 My Favorite Toys Sam Cox 1237 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-8697 Niemann Flooring, Inc. Tanya Jansen 138 Niemann Lane Murphysboro, IL 62966 687-2231 Pier 1 Imports Jennifer Dooley 1401 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3172 Pinch Penny Liquors James Karayiannis 700 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3348 Sam’s Club Cindy Vincent 2709 Walton Way Marion, IL 62959 993-5568 Sherwin Williams Co. Mike Riley 2443 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5500 Sound Core Music Joe Castrejon 122 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5641 Southern Illinois Motorsports Gregg McMillen 2145 Sweets Dr. Carbondale, IL 62902 549-7397 The Rec Sport Shop Leah Perschbacher SIU Rec Center Carbondale, IL 62901 453-7536 Universal Glass & Carpet, Inc. Ellis Mitchell 411 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-3314 UniversiTEES Mary Maron 819 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4695 University Mall Debra Tindall 1237 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3681 Wal-Mart Supercenter Rick Covey 1450 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-2033


1Southern Illinois Events Clay Campbell 96 Chilton Road Benton, IL 42025 270-703-2700

Advanced Energy Solutions Group, Inc. Aur Beck 192 Gates Road Pomona, IL 62975 893-1717 All Electric Services, Inc. David Conder 290 E. Miller Court Carbondale, IL 62901 351-7070 AmerenCIPS Mike Bush 401 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 888-789-2477 Amtrak Anne McGinnis 401 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 800-872-7245 Artistic Mind Tattoos John Beyler 715 S. University Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901 549-9519 Automatic Comfort Systems John Nemetsky 156 Thomas Road Carbondale, IL 62902 549-1928 B & B Harris Management, LLC James Ferguson 13616 Highway 149 Murphysboro, IL 62966 800-598-1414 Balfour Class Rings Peyton Blewett PO Box 759 Carbondale, IL 62903 549-2222 Center for Comprehensive Services Dave Davenport 306 W. Mill Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3060 Chad Allen Painting & Remodeling Michael C. Allen 335 Warren Road #38 Carbondale, IL 62901 924-4006 Cintas James Kohl 401 W. Industrial Park, Building B Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7381 Com-Pac International, Inc. Greg Sprehe 800 Industrial Park Road Carbondale, IL 62901 800-824-0817 Enterprise Reggie AuBochon 219 South Lewis Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 549-6995 Enviro-Tech Termite Gene Neafus 2225 Sweets Dr. Carbondale, IL 62902 529-5594 Hairbrains Judy Rice 127 N. Washington Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7712 Heartland Gifts, Inc. Mindy Carter 145 Country Club Lane Anna, IL 62906 833-7677 Jim’s Mobile Offices Jim Helleny 12882 Route 37N Marion, IL 62959 997-6072 Keyser Enterprises Little Caesars, ValPak & Sport Clips Angie Porter PO Box 3273 Carbondale, IL 63901 877-408-5113 Lakeside Veterinary Hospital David Lane 2001 Sweets Dr. Carbondale, IL 62902 529-2236

Larry’s House of Cakes Neil Clayton 1807 W. Main Carbondale, IL 62901 519-9378 McCree Flooring & Home Improvement Scott McCree 2520 New Era Road, Lot 43 Murphysboro, IL 62966 549-4381 Mid America Service David Jacobs 210 W. Willow St. Carbondale, IL 62901 529-1411 Pass Your Plate Jill Lewis 2406 Williamson County Parkway #E Marion, IL 62959 997-5392 Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. Ronald Diuguid 742 N. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4167 Saluki Painting Co. Henry McGee 516 W. Pecan St. Carbondale, IL 62901 SchoolCenter Curtis Baird 1075 Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62901 351-1776 Security Alarm Corp. Josh Dice 1511 E. Main St. Salem, IL 62881 548-5768 SI Tours Charles Campbell 1010 Ivey Lane Carterville, IL 62918 985-6953 Southern Gas Company Carol Eaton Brandenburg 1114 N. Marion St. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-5919 Southern Illinois Wholesale Paint Supply Retta Penrod 1050 N. Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62902 549-4800 Springfield Electric Supply Chris Scarbrough 215 Industrial Park Road Carbondale, IL 62901 457-4133 Terry’s Landscaping Terry Gillespie 9330 Old Highway 13 Murphysboro, IL 62966 The Noteworthy Group, Inc. Brenda Henderson 3952 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62903 549-0845 Two Doves Photography Curt Trammel 211 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-6900 Varsity South Barber Shop Ronald Benton 704 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6564 Visions Hair Studio Natalie Goetsch 715 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-6202

Social Services

Catholic Social Service Mary Lou Loos 214 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 351-0743 Southern Illinois Regional Social Services, Inc. Karen Freitag 604 E. College, Suite #101 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6703


AAA Safe Storage Steve Payne 2524 West Murphysboro Rd. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-0000

Alligator Self-Serve Storage Mickie Grear 1295 Harmony Lane Carbondale, IL 62901 457-7867 Best Mini-Storage Tim Parsons 1535 Reed Station Road Carbondale, IL 62901 529-0123

Travel Agencies

B and A Travel Service, Ltd. David Coracy 701 S. University Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-7347

TV Stations

KFVS 12 Tom Siebert PO Box 100 Carbondale, IL 62902 573-335-1212, ext. 171 WIDB Robyn 1255 Lincoln Dr. MC 4428 Carbondale, IL 62901 536-2361 WPSD TV Linda Hatfield 3000 W. DeYoung, Suite 660 Marion, IL 62959 993-1471 WSIL TV Dave Cisco 1416 Country Aire Road Carterville, IL 62918 985-2333

Waste Removal and Recycling

Burris Disposal Service, LLC Lily Burris Route 51 North Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2008 Cimco Recycling Carbondale, Inc. Bud Karsten PO Box 3250 Carbondale, IL 62901 457-6319 Midwest Waste Doug Quaglia 716 Skyline Dr. Marion, IL 62959 997-9561 Southern IL Regional Landfill Gary Pearson 1540 Landfill Road Desoto, IL 62924 867-2909 Southern Recycling Tasis Karayiannis 300 W. Chestnut St. Carbondale, IL 62901 549-2880


Alto Vineyards, Ltd. Paul Renzaglia 8515 Highway 127 Alto Pass, IL 62905 893-4898 Blue Sky Vineyard Jim Ewers 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road Makanda, IL 62958 995-9463 Monte Algre Vineyards & Cellars David Ponce 473 Ponce Trail Carbondale, IL 62901 529-3952 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Association Amy Erickson 2865 Hickory Ridge Road Pomona, IL 62975 618-967-4006 StarView Vineyards Kate Sensmeier 5100 Wing Hill Road Cobden, IL 62920 618-893-9463 Von Jakob Vineyard & Winery Paul Jacobs 1309 Sadler Road Pomona, IL 62975 893-4600 Walkers Bluff Chelsea Petty 14400 Meridian Road Carterville, IL 62918 559-4893


Curriculum Foreign language, individual and group vocal, instrumental & string music instruction Core curriculum aligned to state standards with technology integration Extra-curricular programs in environmental science, creative and critical thinking, energy problem solving, history, fine arts and more Professional Development School partnership with Southern Illinois University Two-way Immersion Program - grades K-4

Distinctions & Awards Reading Renaissance Model & Master Schools Math Counts state winners National awards in history, sciences, math and reading Reading Recovery teacher training center for tri-state area Comprehensive sports program with state ranked teams Distinguished performance in ITBS advanced skills testing

Services & Resources Expanded & renovated facilities at all grade levels Active parent involvement program After school child care services Comprehensive gifted program and other special student services CES95 Education Foundation for the advancement of cultural and scientific activities

For more information, contact: Administrative Center 925 Giant City Road P.O. Box 2048 Carbondale, IL 62901

618.457.3591 618.457.2043 Fax

Carbondale Elementary School District #95

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