2018 20 Under 40: Adam Albsmeyer
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2018 20 Under 40: Adam Albsmeyer

PAYSON, Ill. -- Adam Albsmeyer has taken Alsbmeyer Electric from an idea in his head to a thriving business with four buildings and 13 employees across the region. Coming from a long line of farmers, Albsmeyer started the business when he was 22, after re

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2018 20 Under 40: Lucy Bordewick
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2018 20 Under 40: Lucy Bordewick

QUINCY -- Lucy Bordewick knows that Blessing Hospital must go where the community is. In this case, Bordewick's community is on social media. As the digital marketing coordinator for Blessing Health System, she focuses exclusively on social media and digi

2018 20 Under 40: Nicole Costigan
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2018 20 Under 40: Nicole Costigan

QUINCY -- Part of Nicole Costigan's role at Mercantile Bank is to be chairman for the Banking on YOUth program, which funds classroom projects at schools in Quincy and Palmyra, Mo. Costigan sees the difference the grants up to $500 are making in the class

2018 20 Under 40: Denise Damron
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2018 20 Under 40: Denise Damron

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Denise Damron credits her family as helping her be the woman and professional she is today. But one family member in particular has had the most influence on her career. Damron's daughter, Hannah, 11, was introduced to Damron and her husba

2018 20 Under 40: Lucas Frageman
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2018 20 Under 40: Lucas Frageman

QUINCY -- Lucas Frageman worked 15 years in banking -- starting as a intern in the mortgage department before becoming a teller, with stops in business banking and internet banking -- but after he and his wife, Angie, welcomed their daughter, Ellie, into the

2018 20 Under 40: Aaron Kerkhoff
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2018 20 Under 40: Aaron Kerkhoff

QUINCY -- It has taken time for Aaron Kerkhoff to see mistakes and failures as opportunities. In earlier jobs, Kerkhoff said he took it personally when customers would become angry, even if their anger wasn't directed specifically at him. "I worked at HyVe

2018 20 Under 40: Brad Kurz
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2018 20 Under 40: Brad Kurz

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Brad Kurz will never forget the sinking feeling he felt one Saturday in November 2013. His daughter, Kendall, 3 at the time, handed him a bag of candy corn that only had three kernels left in it. "I jokingly said, 'Where's the rest of it?'

2018 20 Under 40: Brent Massie
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2018 20 Under 40: Brent Massie

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Brent Massie is a flexible guy. As the owner of Smith Funeral Home and Chapel in Hannibal and Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia, Mo., as well as being Marion County deputy coroner, he's used to being on-call 24/7/365. "It keeps things intere

2018 20 Under 40: Michelle Miller
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2018 20 Under 40: Michelle Miller

QUINCY -- Michelle Miller is a goal-oriented person who also likes to focus on personal relationships. Her bachelor's degree in finance helped springboard Miller into 12 years of work in the loan department at HOMEBANK. That background dovetailed with her

2018 20 Under 40: Brenden Moon
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2018 20 Under 40: Brenden Moon

QUINCY -- Born into a military family, Brenden Moon moved around a lot but always thought of West-Central Illinois as one of his homes. "During all that moving and growing up in Texas and other places, we would always come back to Burnside, Ill., for a wee