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Swearingen named among top 10 branch managers

CHARLESTON -- Gary Swearingen, Managing Director – Complex Manager, of Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston has been recognized as one of “2017 Top Ten Branch Managers” list by On Wall Street, according to a press release.

Hundreds of advisers, as well as executives and firms, nominated branch managers to be honored in On Wall Street’s annual list of elite leaders.

These managers play a key role in broker recruiting and lead the pack in their support of advisers and their clients.

Ranking based on nominations from peers and firms. Nominees are evaluated on leadership; their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors and dedication to superior client service. Winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges. The award is not reflective of past investment performance or of client satisfaction.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a separate registered broker dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Credit union obtains SBA Certified Lender status

MATTOON -- Land of Lincoln Credit Union recently obtained SBA Certified Lender status, according to a press release. This status allows LLC to offer a new line of business loans that includes lower down payments and longer repayment terms than conventional loans.

SBL (Small Business Administration) is a federal agency that helps established businesses grow and helps new businesses get started. LLCU now meets all SBL Certified Lender Program eligibility criteria, including proficiency in processing and servicing SBA-guaranteed loans.

SBA-guaranteed loans can benefit small businesses which need capital for expansion, inventory, buildings, equipment, exporting, and other needs. Some of the most successful businesses in the country used SBA-guaranteed loans in their infancy.

Call and speak with Andrew G. Young, their Chief Lending Officer, for more information at 217-615-3945 or at

Johnson celebrates service anniversary at LSC

MATTOON -- Eric Johnson celebrated his 35th service anniversary with LSC Communications on Feb. 16, according to a press release.

He was hired in 1990 in the offset pressroom as a PTA. He left in 1991 to go to active duty in the Army. He returned in 1993 as a PTA and was promoted to rolltender and then to his current position of assistant pressman in offset.

Johnson and his wife Paula reside in Charleston and have two sons, Jerrod and Joshua.


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