Scheffel Boyle Named “Winning Workplace”

Scheffel Boyle is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by St. Louis Small Business Monthly as a “Winning Workplace” for the publication’s November 2014 issue.

Scheffel Boyle was one of ten “Winning Workplaces” selected in the entire St. Louis area. Winners were chosen based on their workplace cultures, employee benefit packages, and innovative professional attitude toward employee satisfaction and development.

According to St. Louis Small Business Monthly editor Ron Ameln, “Winning Workplaces are not only the best places to work in St. Louis, but businesses that have created a winning culture for employees, owners, and the future of the company.”

Dennis Ulrich, Scheffel Boyle’s Managing Principal, is grateful for Scheffel Boyle to be recognized for an award that is employee-focused and looks forward to sharing this honor with his staff.

“Scheffel Boyle is only a ‘Winning Workplace’ because of our people. No matter if you are a Principal or staff accountant, we are all never done learning or growing professionally here,” Ulrich said. “We all commit to creating a very encouraging, team-oriented environment. I’m proud to come to work every day and be associated with this dedicated group of professionals.”

Scheffel Boyle is recognized as the largest locally-owned accounting firm in Southwestern Illinois, and as one of the largest accounting firms in the St. Louis region. Their offices are currently located in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Jerseyville, Columbia, Carrollton, Bartelso, and Bethalto. Established in 1924, their services include corporate, personal, and governmental tax, auditing, and accounting.

Crystal Bock Earns Jersey County Leadership In Action Designation

Our team is extremely proud to announce that Crystal Bock, CPA, Supervisor out of our Jerseyville office, has graduated from the Jersey County Leadership in Action program!

This 8-month intensive program focuses on developing leaders in Jersey County through awareness, education, and community involvement. Crystal spent her own personal time attending classes and seminars to learn about all issues, both past and present, that affect her local area. The program provided education on variety of community programs, agricultural issues, economic development strategies, local infrastructure, and more.

Scheffel Boyle encourages all team members to participate in professional development efforts, both inside and outside of the workplace. Crystal is a great example of how to dedicate yourself to improving your local community through volunteer efforts.

Congratulations Crystal! Your Scheffel Boyle family appreciates your dedication to the communities we serve.

Scheffel Boyle Participates in Highlands Gigabit Challenge

Scheffel Boyle is one of several local businesses joining together for the highly anticipated “Gigabit Challenge” in Highland, Illinois.

The firm is supporting the business plan competition, which boasts more than $50,000 in cash and prizes to the winning teams.

The City of Highland and the Metro East Small Business Development Center have teamed up in the planning of this nationally-publicized professional competition. To be considered, applicants must have their business located in Highland’s city limits and submit a detailed business plan. The winners will be those who best use technology to enhance a product or service.

According to Lisa Peck, Highland’s Economic Development and Marketing Coordinator, the purpose of the competition is to bring new jobs to the Highland community, while furthering “the development of Highland as a technology hub.”

Mark Korte, Scheffel Boyle’s Principal of the Highland office, wanted to be a part of the competition to drive more business and recognition to the local community.

“This is a unique contest that not only encourages forward thinking in a business model, but also focuses on community development for Highland, which is very important to us at Scheffel Boyle,” Korte said. “I look forward to meeting with the winners and discovering how we can help their business succeed in the local community.”

The Highland Gigabit Challenge is sponsored by the city of Highland, Metro East Small Business Development Center, Singleton Law Firm PC, St. Louis Regional Chamber, Highland Chamber of Commerce, Corning, Foppe Visual Communications, Scheffel Boyle, Terra Properties, Bluebird Network, TheBANK of Edwardsville, RETKO Group, Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, Oates Associates, National Telco Television Consortium, First Clover Leaf Bank, the Rotary Club of Highland, Highland Communication Services, Highland Entrepreneurship Program and Moran Economic Development.

Twelve semifinalists were recently announced for the competition, and winners will be revealed on December 12th, 2014.