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Considine again earns 'Premier Adviser' designation

MATTOON -- Wells Fargo Advisors has for the sixth consecutive year designated Chris Considine, senior vice president -- investments, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program, a distinction that reflects Considine’s achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors’ high standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.

According to a press release, Considine has been a financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors for 14 years and has 23 years of experience in the brokerage industry. He has a B.S in Business from Eastern Illinois University.

Considine lives in Mattoon with his spouse Kerry and their three children. He is a member of Mattoon Tourism, Mattoon Pride Softball, Mattoon Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth Baseball boards and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Mattoon Rehab honors Opal Trotter

MATTOON -- Opal Trotter has been honored as the employee of the month for November at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

Trotter is a certified nursing assistant at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 2121 S. Ninth St., and has been on staff there for eight years. Trotter was voted employee of the month by her peers. The center reported that she is a team player and a valuable member of the staff.

Coldwell Banker Classic, animal shelter join forces

MATTOON --  During the month of September, Coldwell Banker Classic Real Estate teamed up with the Coles County animal shelter for the Homes for Dogs Project to raise money for spay and neuter services offered by the shelter.

For every closing Coldwell Banker Classic Real Estate processed in the month of September, the company donated the cost of one spay/neuter service. At the end of the month there was a total of 27 closings which raised $2,025 for the Coles County animal shelter.

“We are lucky enough to help people in the community find new homes every day,” said Mike Staton, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Classic Real Estate. “Now, we get to extend that service to homeless pets in need. It’s a win-win.”

Legacy Harley-Davidson adds sister company

EFFINGHAM (JG-TC) – A 14-year supporter and business in the city, Legacy Harley-Davidson this month announced the formation of its new sister company, Legacy Recreational Vehicles.

According to the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, Legacy Recreational Vehicles will offer a full lineup of Toy haulers and campers with expansion into service and accessories planned in the near future. Among the benefits of this new business will be the addition of new jobs to the Effingham area.

In 2005, Paul Gutman, dealer principal of Legacy Harley-Davidson, built the “Harley Barn” to become a destination of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world, a Chamber press release reported. The dealership offers many different opportunities for the community and visitors of the Effingham area with new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, service, parts, clothing and collectibles, as well as many events open to the public throughout the year.

Gutman plans to continue his contribution to the community with the addition of the Legacy Recreational Vehicles and new products and services.

Legacy Harley-Davidson is located at 1315 Althoff Drive in Effingham. Legacy Recreational Vehicles is online at

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