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Joe’s Market Basket Supports Pollinator Week June 19-25: Encourages Local Residents to Plant for Pollinators


Established in 2007 by Pollinator Partnership, Pollinator Week happens this year on June 19-25, bringing the importance of pollination to the forefront. Enhanced focus occurs one week each year on the nation’s pollinating animals, celebrating efforts that are being made to protect the world’s pollinators. Year-round, these efforts are working diligently to reverse and prevent pollinator declines caused by habitat loss, disease, parasites and other unified assaults on pollinator populations.

Pollinator Partnership, a not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the health of pollinators like bees, butterflies, birds and more, has been helping to spread the word about Pollination transfer since 1997. Pollination is important so plants thrive and seeds grow, also helping to produce foods that we eat every day. In the US, pollination by honeybees, native bees, and other insects produces $40 billion worth of products annually.

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Khaola Shalabi Joins SIHF Healthcare Team


SIHF Healthcare is pleased to announce that Khaola Shalabi, LCPC has joined the behavioral health team as a counselor at 1215 Vandalia Street in Collinsville, Ill. Shalabi has more than 20 years of counseling experience, including treating patients and families who have experienced severe trauma.

“My goal is to create a trusting and nurturing environment for patients where they can begin to safely address the issues that are hindering their ability to make positive changes and live their best life,” Shalabi said.

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Plummer Lading Receives Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Company Designated Trainer Title

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Julie Plummer Lading of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties has been awarded the Company Designated Trainer (CDT) designation by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Plummer Lading earned the CDT designation by successfully completing this tier of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Instructor Development Program. This program combines virtual training, self-study and individual assignments in a four-week program focused on providing trainers practical skills and practice activities to help raise the level of training design and delivery proficiency.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties Announces the Addition of Kathryn Cramer to Real Estate Team

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties announced today that Kathryn Cramer has joined their local real estate team of professionals. Cramer’s well-rounded experience includes buying, listing and selling real estate for over 20 years. Her extensive real estate knowledge is an asset to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties team, which serves Madison and St. Clair counties.

Cramer works hard so that buyers, sellers and investors are comfortable with the selling and purchasing process. She has years of experience putting clients in touch with lenders who offer various financing options and programs to ensure they get the best rate and type of loan.

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Physician Assistant Brittany Faris Joins SIHF Healthcare Team


SIHF Healthcare is pleased to announce that Brittany Faris, Physician Assistant, has joined the OB/GYN and Pediatrics teams at 1200 N. East Street in Olney, Ill., formerly known as Weber Medical Clinic. Faris works diligently to provide all patients with a warm and welcoming experience each time they visit.

“I strive to make each patient feel comfortable and valued while using evidence-based medicine to provide the best care that I possibly can,” Faris said.

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