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: Elise Sutter
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2018 20 Under 40: Elise Sutter

QUINCY -- To ensure that her new business never felt like a job, Elise Sutter decided early on that all of the profits would go to charity. Sutter launched the jewelry business, Lee Marie, on March 14, and the first quarterly donation of $1,200 was given t

2018 20 Under 40: Erica Shupe
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2018 20 Under 40: Erica Shupe

QUINCY -- Erica Shupe and her husband, Cory, had always joked that they would someday open a restaurant, but for a long time, the dream was little more than a conversation piece. When a friend showed them a small restaurant space at the corner of Fifth and

2018 20 Under 40: Katie Roskamp
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2018 20 Under 40: Katie Roskamp

QUINCY -- Farming has been part of Katie Roskamp's family for generations. "My family farm has been in our family for decades," Roskamp said. "We actually farm the original farmstead. We have dates dating back to 1889 and 1856. "On one side of the family,

2018 20 Under 40: Tyler Rickelman
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2018 20 Under 40: Tyler Rickelman

QUINCY -- Tyler Rickelman wasn't necessarily planning on becoming the race director of the Tri to Help Spring Triathlon, but it was an easy fit for him. Rickelman and his wife, Michelle, who are both chiropractors, own Created for Motion Wellness Center, a

2018 20 Under 40: Ryan Rapp
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2018 20 Under 40: Ryan Rapp

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Ryan Rapp, Commerce Bank senior vice president, is good at planning. He attributes careful planning as a reason for being a successful professional and engaged community volunteer. "Every week takes planning both with customers internally

2018 20 Under 40: Michael Purol
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2018 20 Under 40: Michael Purol

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Michael Purol, an engineer, became president of tri-state operations for the engineering and architectural firm Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates when he was 36. He considers it his proudest professional moment. "Charlie (Bach) and P

2018 20 Under 40: Tim Parrish
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2018 20 Under 40: Tim Parrish

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Tim Parrish learned early in life about the importance of giving back. "I think a lot of it is the way I was raised," he said. "My parents instilled that into me at a young age -- to do your part and give back to others." Parrish, a Hancoc

2018 20 Under 40: Kylee Orr
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2018 20 Under 40: Kylee Orr

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- When Kylee Orr sees something not working as well as it should, she's not afraid to do something about it. "It does no use complaining," she said. "You might as well join in and help it." That philosophy is what drives Orr to get inv

2018 20 Under 40: Tegan Orpet
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2018 20 Under 40: Tegan Orpet

QUINCY -- For Tegan Orpet, her sense of community has always been an important part of who she is and what she does. "My parents laid that foundation, about how important it is to give back, to donate and to volunteer -- because everyone is not as fortunat