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Stewart qualifies for Ameriprise Circle of Success

MATTOON -- John M. Stewart, Certified Financial Planner, a Private Wealth Adviser with Stewart & Argoudelis, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Mattoon, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2018.

To earn this achievement, Stewart established himself as one of the company’s top advisers. Only a select number of high-performing advisers earn this distinction.

As a Private Wealth Adviser, Stewart provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and is delivered in one-on-one relationships with his clients. Stewart & Argoudelis has served the Mattoon and Central Illinois area since 1980.

For more information, contact Stewart at 217-234-8136 or visit the Ameriprise office at 921 Charleston Ave.

Sparr named branch manager at First Mid

MATTOON -- First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust announced that Jennifer Sparr has been promoted to the position of branch manager.

In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and ensuring financial and business goals are met at the Altamont, Effingham and Neoga banking centers as well as customer retention visits. Sparr’s office will be located at 102 East Sixth St., Neoga.

“We are excited to have Jennifer step into the role of branch manager,” said Bethanie Cougill, regional deposit manager. “I’m confident that her background in deposit services will make an impact in serving the needs of our customers.”

Sparr came to First Mid in 2015 as a customer service representative before moving into her current role as branch manager. She earned an associate’s degree from Lake Land College and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.


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