Metro-East News

Edwardsville public relations firm wins awards for excellence

Cork Tree Creative Inc. is located at 105 Plaza Court, Edwardsville, and is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed.
Cork Tree Creative Inc. is located at 105 Plaza Court, Edwardsville, and is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed. Provided

Cork Tree Creative Inc., a marketing and public relations firm of Edwardsville, has received two Communicator Awards of Distinction and an Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition: Award of Excellence, for its work on the “Get to Know M.E.” campaign.

The Communicator Awards recognize creative excellence among communications agencies and is judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc. and also recognizes excellence.

The “Get to Know M.E. — The Metro-East. I live here. I love it.” campaign showcases attractions and lifestyles in metro east communities.

New Caseyville sales representative

Luby Equipment Services, headquartered in Fenton, Missouri, has hired Larry Sims as a sales representative for its Caseyville branch. Some of Sims’ responsibilities will include leasing, selling and renting construction equipment and managing the entire sales process.

For more information about Luby Equipment Services, go online to www.lubyequipment.com.

Lawyer elected partner at Belleville branch

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a national law firm with a branch in Belleville, has elected Nicole Rice to partner. Rice’s focus is on the defense of complex toxic tort, product liability claims and trial work.

New directress at Montessori School St. Clair

Tiffany J. Kirby will be a new directress and teacher at the Montessori School St. Clair, 2360 Country Road, Belleville. Kirby recently completed A.M.I. Montessori training and received her diploma from the Montessori Training Center in St. Louis.

For more information about the school, go to montessorischoolstclair.com.

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