MATTOON — Blake Pierce was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Mattoon on Oct. 30. As the director of real estate for Rural King, Pierce is responsible for overseeing the selection of new store locations, acquisitions, depositions and leases for the company and for third party tenants. Rural King, which was started in Mattoon in 1960, currently has more than 100 locations in 13 states. For more information about Rural King go to the company website. For more information about Kiwanis go to www.mattoonkiwanis.com.