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Hanson named VP at Heartland

BLOOMINGTON — Heartland Bank and Trust Co. proudly announces the addition of Karen Hanson as vice president and trust officer to their asset management and trust services team. Hanson will focus on client relationship management and new business development.

Hanson spent 34 years with the bank’s Princeton office in a variety of banking and wealth management positions before joining Busey Wealth Management where she served as vice president and private wealth adviser in Champaign and Bloomington. Hanson has over 25 years of trust and investment management experience and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM certificant. She holds a degree from Augustana College and diplomas from the ABA National Graduate Trust School and the Illinois Trust School.

Karen resides in Bloomington with offices in Heartland’s Princeton and Uptown Normal facilities. Karen is active in the local community. She received the 2011 McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year award and currently serves as a board member for American Red Cross of the Heartland and is a member of the Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary Club.

Heartland Bank and Trust Co. is an independently owned community bank with assets of $2.6 billion. Headquartered in Bloomington, the bank has offices in communities throughout Illinois.

Topp honored for sales achievements

BLOOMINGTON — Congratulations Roy Topp -- Brad Barker Honda Salesman of the year! This is Roy's third time as Salesman of the year in his seven years at Brad Barker Honda!

Google Glass provider

BLOOMINGTON — Dr. Wilson W. Movic has been authorized as a Google Glass Preferred Provider by Google Inc.

Movic's preparation was completed at the Google Glass Basecamp, a Google training center in New York City's Chelsea Market. At the basecamp, preferred providers were trained by Google coaches to fit and prescribe custom Rx lenses for Google Glass. The hands-on experience also included learning Glass features and functions.

Google Glass is a small computer attached to a pair of glasses, with camera and a virtual display screen projected to appear 11 ½ feet above the wearer's right eye. Glass lets a user surf the web, ask for directions and take photos or videos, using voice or touch commands. Glass also lets people read their email, text, share photos and translate phrases. Google Glass pairs with your Smart Phone to get connectivity. As a Glass preferred provider, Movic's office can fit precisely designed eyeglass frames and custom prescription lenses that integrate with the Google Glass device. Movic's office can also provide Google tokens that can be used to purchase the Glass device. Movic practices at Eyecare Associates, 2103 E. Washington St., Bloomington.

Kashian, vision therapist, retiring

BLOOMINGTON — After 35 years of dedicated service to the field of Optometric Vision Therapy, Carol Kashian is retiring from Rieger Eyecare, Ltd.

Carol joined the optometric practice of Dr. Craig H. Witte (now known as Rieger Eyecare) in December 1978 as an optometric assistant and vision therapist. Alongside Witte — and eventually Drs. Rieger, Willenbring and Norell — Carol grew the specialty of vision therapy in Central Illinois. Through her dedication and continued education in Vision Therapy, Carol expanded awareness of the importance of a properly functioning visual system. It was her passion to improve people's lives through better vision.

So, it is with warm hearts that everyone at the office of Rieger Eyecare, Ltd., wish to thank Carol for her 35 years of outstanding service and loyalty. We are grateful for Carol's contributions to the success of the company. We wish her every success in her retirement. She has not only touched our lives positively but she has made a positive impact on the lives of many in our area, especially children. Congratulations, Carol!

Zacharias joins Santiago

BLOOMINGTON — Dr. Amy Zacharias has joined Dr. Joe Santiago and Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Associates, S.C., as their new family practice doctor. She is specializing in women's health, wellness, weight management, nutrition and Bio-Identicals.

"I enjoy getting to know each and every patient," Zacharias said. "A patient's habits, beliefs, surroundings and experiences contribute to her overall health and, as a primary care physician, I am able to learn about all aspects of her life, which helps me understand what may or may not be contributing to that person's overall health," Zacharias said.

Dr. Zacharias is accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Associates at 309-662-2273.

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